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737-924 N68821, Boeing's 8,000th 737 delivery. (Photo: Boeing) Editorials

Boeing 737: 8,000 and Counting

Boeing recently delivered the 8,000th 737. Mark Lawrence details the development and evolution of the world’s best-selling airliner.

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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, A Hotel Is Demolished To Make Way For A New Runway

The next phase in the construction of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport’s new runway began recently with the demolition of a nearby hotel. That space was needed to ensure that aircraft have a sufficient safety area at the end of the runway.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., for use and operation of NASA’s KSC Launch Complex 39A. Credit: Nicole Solomon Space News

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.

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Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.


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

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.

 

 
Captain Schumer to the rescue!

Piloticians

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.

 
 
Photo by Luke Wasiak

A Rare Look Inside JFK Airport’s Control Tower

High above Terminal Four at Kennedy Airport looms one of the world's tallest control towers and a bustling nerve center that very few people ever get to see. Aspiring air traffic controller Luke Wasiak takes an unforgettable tour.
by Luke Wasiak

 
 
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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 US Airways Airbus A319 at LaGuardia Airport

US Airways Files For Bankruptcy: August 10 in Aviation History

Senator Ted Stevens dies in a plane crash, US Airways files for bankruptcy, a new world speed record and more...
by NYCA Admin

 
 
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.
by BNO News