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Emirates Announces Fort Lauderdale as 11th US Destination 

On Tuesday morning, Emirates announced its 11th US destination: Fort Lauderdale. Flights begin later this year.

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So Long, Senior Fleet

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flying the 747 in the right seat for Cathay.

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Proud in the Turboprop Crowd

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2013, US Airways Flight 4560 made a wheels-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here is an account of how the crew flying N934HA prepared for and executed a safe emergency landing, taking advantage of the Dash-8 turboprop’s unique design.

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Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

A look at NYC’s annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.

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It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.

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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.

Today in Aviation History: March 27th

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


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.



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


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.

Captain Schumer to the rescue!


Members of government love to speak up when it comes the airline industry, and Senator Charles Schumer has perhaps spoken the loudest.
by Phil Derner Jr.