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All Settled In: The American Airlines 787 Experience Two Weeks Later

Now that the fanfare of their initial launch has died down, what is it like to fly the new American 787? What sets this aircraft apart? Jeremy Dando explores and explains.

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Anatomy of a Story: Why the ‘Airliner Hacking’ Claim is Bull

A recent claim in a Wired article has people fearing that control of their airliners can be taken over by a hacker. We explain why this is utterly ridiculous.

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Over the Edge: How Safe Are La Guardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?

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American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.

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Let’s Scare the Passengers

If it wasn’t for company policy requiring me to go and find some smooth air, I’d just tighten my seat belt, put my arms up in the air and yell, “yeehaw!”


 
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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.

 
 
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Passenger Plane Carrying 152 Passengers Crashes in Islamabad

A passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Islamabad on Wednesday, killing everyone on board, local media reported.
by BNO News

 

 
Austrian Airlines restarted international flights with this Airbus A310, OE-LAA New York, from Vienna to JFK in 1989. (Photo by Joe Pries)

March 26th in Aviation History: Austrian Airlines Resumes International Flights After Two Decade Hiatus

Happy Birthday to the late Swissair! Austrian Airlines resumes international service, an Arrow Air DC-10 drops some engine parts, Comair pilots launch an 89-day strike, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
A Beechcraft 58 Baron similar to this one crashed in Michigan yesterday, killing 4 of the 5 occupants. (Photo by Tom Turner)

Boy Survives Small Plane Crash That Killed Four

Four people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a Beechcraft 58 aircraft went down shortly after 5 p.m. local time yesterday when it was attempting to take off from Mackinac County Airport in Michigan.
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American Eagle Launches New Flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Columbus, Ga. and Cheyenne, Wyo.

American Eagle Airlines on Thursday began twice-daily, nonstop jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG) in Georgia and Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) in Wyoming.
by BNO News

 

 
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Embraer Deliveries Up, Order Backlog Shrinks in Second Quarter

During the second quarter of 2010, Embraer delivered 69 jets to the airline and executive jets segments, 15 more than the same period last year, the company said on Thursday.
by BNO News

 
 
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Port Authority Grounds its Police Helicopters

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates all three of the New York City-area's major airports, among other major transportation properties, has grounded its fleet of two helicopters, citing lack of usefulne...
by NYCA Admin

 
 
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Week In Review

Among the best stories from the week are a Delta pilot arrested for using a DC-3 as a weapon, Iron Mike wins a belt at the LAX United counter, American Airlines deals with a big passenger issue, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.