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Bombardier Lands First US C-Series Customer with Delta Order

Delta Air Lines has committed to purchasing 75 aircraft to add to its fleet from the manufacturer, along with the option for an additional 50.

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JetBlue Receives First A321 Assembled In The United States

NYCAviation was on hand in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week for the first delivery of an A320 Family aircraft assembled in the United States.

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Windshear – Lessons Learned

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.

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West Coast Powerhouse: Alaska Airlines To Buy Virgin America

Early Monday morning, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to buy Virgin America in a cash purchase totaling $2.6 billion USD.

Does this look like a third world airport to you? Don't answer that... Editorials

US Airports Investing Billions to Upgrade Dire State of Infrastructure

America’s major airports have gotten a bad rap for aging, outmoded facilities. However, many airports have made large investments to meet the ever increasing demand for air travel.


 
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Qatar Airways Begins Scheduled Service to Philadelphia with the A350

Wearing the livery of Qatar Airways, the first Airbus A350 XWB to begin scheduled service to the United States landed at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on the morning of Friday, January 1st. Flight 727 arriv...
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So You Got A Drone For The Holidays! Now What?

Did you recently unwrap a new drone? Here's what you need to know in order to fly it safely and legally.
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EVA Air Continues US Growth with Daylight JFK Service

EVA Air continues its US expansion with additional flights to JFK.
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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?
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PHOTOS: Qatar Airways brings the A350-900XWB to JFK

On Tuesday, December 8, John F. Kennedy International Airport played host to the first commercial A350 flight to arrive anywhere in North America.
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Airbus A380 Pilot Contacts Photographer Who Shot Plane High Above Boston

A great story of a photographer that took an incredible shot of a massive A380 from 7 miles below, who managed to connect with the pilot afterward.
by Mark Garfinkel
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The 1,000mph Business Jet Might Actually Happen

The Aerion AS2, known as the "Concorde of Business Jets," has been bolstered by an order of 20 aircraft from FlexJet which was announced at NBAA in Las Vegas recently.
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WB-57 Feature

PHOTOS: The Three Remaining WB-57Fs Take Flight Over Houston

Residents of Houston Texas were given a rare treat last Thursday: A formation flight by the only three remaining airworthy B-57s, NASA's WB-57Fs.
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