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FLL Aircraft Viewing Area Editorials

Throwback Thursday: The Aircraft Viewing Areas of South Florida

At three South Florida airports, an oasis for plane spotters and anyone interested in aviation awaits. NYCAviation takes you along on a tour of them!

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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Boeing and Air Canada finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead Air Canada’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, with a list price of $6.5 billion, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s, 28 737 MAX 9s, plus 18 options and 30 rights to purchase 737 MAXs. Pictured here are 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)

Air Canada to Renew Its Fleet With the Boeing 737 MAX

In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.
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BREAKING: North American Airlines Clings to Life, To Continue Flying…For Now

North American Airlines has announced plans to attempt to keep two aircraft flying, even as parent company Global Aviation Holdings is liquidated.
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You’re the Pilot: In Flight Medical Emergency

You're flying what should be a routine domestic flight. Just as you reach cruising altitude, the lead flight attendant calls the flight deck: there is a sick passenger onboard. What do you do?
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BREAKING: World Airways Immediately Shutting Down

Following on the heels of competitor Evergreen International Airlines, World Airways CEO John Graber announced earlier today that World will cease operations immediately.
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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a ...
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A Haul and a Hop on Hawaiian Airlines

NYCAviation recently had a chance to fly Hawaiian Airlines and to try out both one of their longest flights and one of their shortest.
by Ben Granucci
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The missing Boeing 777-200, as shown in a file photo courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.

Fact vs. Fiction: Malaysia Airlines 370 and Occam’s Razor

For 14 days now, the world has followed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370. While the potential debris field recently discovered in the South Indian Ocean offers hope, the world has had two weeks filled with ...
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Cap’n Dillon’s Ecstatic Adventure!

NYCA columnist Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier takes flight with Dillon, a young man with cerebral palsy who pursues his dream of flight.
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