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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

March 17, 1937, before the first around-the-world attempt. Image via WikimediaCommons History

Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.

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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.

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Is Flying in Africa Unsafe?

Aviation in Africa has a poor reputation for safety, but many African nations are stepping up efforts to improve flight safety in the continent.

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SimpliFlying Awards Honor the Best Airlines in Social Media

The Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Social Media Excellence were held last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Take a look at who was recognized and what they have done.


 
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Watching Airplanes: Crossing Generations to Foster the Aviation Dream

Watching airplanes is a hobby that can bridge generations and foster a love of aviation in children. One plane spotter shares a recent experience.
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Frontier’s New Livery: A Tribute to the Past, Present and Future

Frontier Airlines today unveiled a new livery that pays homage to its history, commitment to its customers and desire to move forward.
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The Detailed Changes of Southwest’s New Scheme and Their Historic Past Paints

Southwest Airlines unveiled a new livery and logo Monday morning as part of a rebranding effort being undertaken by the Dallas-based airline.
by Ben Granucci
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Ryanair and Boeing to Launch New 737 MAX 200

Ryanair today announced that they will be the launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX 200. The European low-cost carrier placed an order for 100 of the new variant.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Flight path of N900KN, from FlightAware.com.

Private Aircraft Becomes Unresponsive Over US, Crashes Near Jamaica

A private aircraft that departed Rochester, New York, intending to land in Naples, Florida, crashes off of the coast of Jamaica after becoming unresponsive to air traffic control.
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A Day in AvGeek Heaven With a Fairey Gannett

Manufactured 1954 by the Fairey Corporation and named after one of the world’s fastest sea birds known for its dive-bombing skills on unsuspecting fish, XT752 herself is a wonder to behold.
by Eric Auxier
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Third Time Lucky – Flight Review of Etihad Airways Pearl Business Class

Having experienced Etihad first class (and perhaps less fortunate to experience its economy class), I had a chance to try its Pearl Business Class cabin.
by Jacob Pfleger
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Are There Really 11 Missing Aircraft in Libya Threatening a 9/11 Repeat?

An anonymous US government official says 11 aircraft are missing from Libya and threatening a repeat 9/11 attack. Are they a threat? Are they even missing?
by Phil Derner Jr.
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