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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, A Hotel Is Demolished To Make Way For A New Runway

The next phase in the construction of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport’s new runway began recently with the demolition of a nearby hotel. That space was needed to ensure that aircraft have a sufficient safety area at the end of the runway.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., for use and operation of NASA’s KSC Launch Complex 39A. Credit: Nicole Solomon Space News

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.

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Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.

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.


 
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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.

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

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.
by David Dickinson at Universe Today
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A Southwest Airlines 737 flies the Bridge Visual Approach to Newark's Runway 29.

Grab A Snickers: Newark Runway Closed for the Next Two Months

Earlier this week, runway 4L/22R began a 60 day shutdown for rehabilitation work. We take a look at just what impact this closure will have on the airport's operations.
by Ben Granucci
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Donated FedEx Boeing 727 Arrives In Ft. Lauderdale

NYCAviation was on hand as FedEx Express handed over one of their retired 727-200s to Broward County, FL for use as a trainer.
by Mark Lawrence
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OPINION: What Makes a Great-Looking Jetliner?

“Aesthetically it’s no 747, but it’s a handsome plane,” I wrote of the 787 previously in a column. “Confident in a way not unlike its older and smaller sibling, the 757.”
by Patrick Smith
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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.
by NYCAviation Staff
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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.
by NYCAviation Staff
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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?
by Eric Auxier
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