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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

United’s cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United’s own product.

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The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]

A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression. Editorials

#TBT: Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.

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TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.


 
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The "enhanced centerline" and other safeguards on taxiway Z short of runway 31L at JFK. How many safeguards do YOU see here? Leave a comment with your answer, I'll revisit the topic sometime soon.

Hold Short(comings)

In light of recent developments meant to enhance situational awareness and aviation safety on the ground, Brian Futterman discusses the nature of runway incursions and challenges the merits of adding to existing technology inst...
by Brian Futterman

 
 
My first shot was shot in monochromatic mode. Just one of the settings I forgot to change before starting to shoot.

Photo Phail

Phil Derner shares a somewhat challenging planespotting experience. Aside from not being able to control the aircraft themselves, photographers must fend with weather, runways, road traffic and camera settings. Maybe he should ...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 
The Antonov An-225 Mriya CCCP-82060 is seen here with Buran strapped to its back during a demonstration at the 1989 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Ralf Manteufel)

March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

The An-225 sets new world records while carrying Space Shuttle Buran, a USAir jet crashes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a British Airways 747 is hijacked, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
A Eurofighter Typhoon in flight.

March 27th in Aviation History: Two 747s Collide in World’s Deadliest Aviation Disaster

The Tenerife disaster takes place, the Eurofighter Typhoon makes its first flight, Concorde flights to Miami begin, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
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Douglas DC-8 Becomes First Supersonic Airliner: August 21 in Aviation History

A DC-8 dives into the record books, the first use of electric beacons for nighttime flights, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashes, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 
Artist's rendering of an American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

American 787 Renderings Revealed

We're still a few years away from seeing American Airlines 787s in the flesh, but NYCAviation has obtained several new renderings of what they may look like once they are finally delivered.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 11th

Four airliners are hijacked and intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania in 2001, killing 2,993; A Continental EMB120 crashes at IAH in 1991; Eastern flight 212 crashes in CLT...
by Phil Derner Jr.