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Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr) Aviation News

DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

(Photo: JetBlue) Editorials

There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

(Mark Lawrence) Airport News

The Changing Face of FLL

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is in the midst of a large-scale runway and terminal improvement project. Mark Lawrence visits FLL to get the latest on the status of the project and how it has impacted operations at the busy South Florida airport.

The Solar Impulse team has built a second aircraft to fly around the world in stages in 2015. Solar Impulse team is working around Solar Impulse 2 to prepare the official presentation of the solar airplane that will happen on April 9, 2014. The test flights phase will start in spring and last until the end of summer 2014 at Payerne airfield. The first round-the-world solar flight is scheduled for 2015. Image courtesy of Solar Impulse. Aviation News

Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled, Round-The-World Flight Planned

On the heals of the successful Across America journey last summer, Solar Impulse has unveiled the all-new solar powered aircraft that will take them around the world in 2015.

An artistic conception of the X-37B in Earth orbit. Credit: The U.S. Air Force Government News

USAF’s Super-Secret X-37B Approaches a Milestone

A secretive mission will pass a quiet milestone at the end of this month when the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned spaceplane the X-37B surpasses 500 days in space.


 
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Boeing and Air Canada finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead Air Canada’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, with a list price of $6.5 billion, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s, 28 737 MAX 9s, plus 18 options and 30 rights to purchase 737 MAXs. Pictured here are 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)

Air Canada to Renew Its Fleet With the Boeing 737 MAX

In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.
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BREAKING: North American Airlines Clings to Life, To Continue Flying…For Now

North American Airlines has announced plans to attempt to keep two aircraft flying, even as parent company Global Aviation Holdings is liquidated.
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You’re the Pilot: In Flight Medical Emergency

You're flying what should be a routine domestic flight. Just as you reach cruising altitude, the lead flight attendant calls the flight deck: there is a sick passenger onboard. What do you do?
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BREAKING: World Airways Immediately Shutting Down

Following on the heels of competitor Evergreen International Airlines, World Airways CEO John Graber announced earlier today that World will cease operations immediately.
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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a ...
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A Haul and a Hop on Hawaiian Airlines

NYCAviation recently had a chance to fly Hawaiian Airlines and to try out both one of their longest flights and one of their shortest.
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The missing Boeing 777-200, as shown in a file photo courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.

Fact vs. Fiction: Malaysia Airlines 370 and Occam’s Razor

For 14 days now, the world has followed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370. While the potential debris field recently discovered in the South Indian Ocean offers hope, the world has had two weeks filled with ...
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Cap’n Dillon’s Ecstatic Adventure!

NYCA columnist Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier takes flight with Dillon, a young man with cerebral palsy who pursues his dream of flight.
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