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Seven Safety Tips For Traveling to Dangerous Places

The world can be a very unforgiving place when you step off the path of paved tourism. Here are some tips when visiting “less desired” places.

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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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Plane Crash Forensics: The Reality of How Victims are Identified

There is no “CSI: Aviation.” Identifying plane crash victims and returning them to their families is a long, tedious process that must be done right.

Delta Air Lines CEO Rich Anderson Editorials

Airline Globalization’s History: Once An Advantage, Now a Threat

The debate between U.S legacy airlines and the “ME3″ has been getting hotter and hotter, though airline globalization has been around since the beginning.

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Pilot Shortage: Where’d All the Pilots Go?

The reasons why 80% of student pilots drop out have also always been the same; lack of money and the high demands of the industry.


 
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Captain Schumer to the rescue!

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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.
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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...
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.
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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.