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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.

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr) Aviation News

DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

(Photo: JetBlue) Editorials

There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

(Mark Lawrence) Airport News

The Changing Face of FLL

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is in the midst of a large-scale runway and terminal improvement project. Mark Lawrence visits FLL to get the latest on the status of the project and how it has impacted operations at the busy South Florida airport.

The Solar Impulse team has built a second aircraft to fly around the world in stages in 2015. Solar Impulse team is working around Solar Impulse 2 to prepare the official presentation of the solar airplane that will happen on April 9, 2014. The test flights phase will start in spring and last until the end of summer 2014 at Payerne airfield. The first round-the-world solar flight is scheduled for 2015. Image courtesy of Solar Impulse. Aviation News

Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled, Round-The-World Flight Planned

On the heals of the successful Across America journey last summer, Solar Impulse has unveiled the all-new solar powered aircraft that will take them around the world in 2015.


 
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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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