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Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here’s the air travel safety breakdown.

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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates’ focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors of the 150 on board are expected. The aircraft involved is reported to have been registered D-AIPX, operating Germanwings Flight […]


 
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Delta MD-88 Goes Off of Runway at LGA

A Delta Air Lines MD-88 slid off a runway and crashed into an embankment at New York's La Guardia Airport this morning.
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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Updated: Could Runway Closures Mean A Summer of Misery at JFK?

Beginning Sunday, JFK will have 1 runway closed and another shortened until late September. Find out why this is happening and what it means for travelers.
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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part II: Mistresses, Wives and the Mile High Club

(Editor’s note: part one of this series can be read here.) The flustered aircraft salesman walks past the front desk of the FBO pulling at his tie, a permanent blush to his cheeks; for some reason, he can’t look me in t...
by Erika Armstrong
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Airways Brewing Company Proudly Reveals #AvGeek Beer

Our friends over at Airline Reporter found a brewery that combines a love of aviation with a love of craft beer.
by David Parker Brown
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FAA Proposes Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Operations

At a press conference on Sunday, the FAA announced the long-awaited proposed rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Here's what drone operators can expect.
by Ben Granucci
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Last Ride on the Seven Six Two: US Airways Retires the Boeing 767

This week US Airways retired its last Boeing 767-200 after 25 years of service. NYCAviation was aboard the ceremonial final flight.
by Justin Cederholm
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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part I: Pushy Corporate Clients

Desperate pilots don’t stay pilots long. In the short term, they may be in the air, but in the long run, the Client Factor will make a decision for them that they simply can’t live with.
by Erika Armstrong
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