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The Numbers Are In: U.S. Sets Records in 2016 for Most Airline Passengers and Safety

Last year’s record of 900+ million passengers in the U.S. shows not only higher traffic, but an equally impressive safety record.

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The Patrouille de France Soars Into New York, Launching Their US Tour

The Patrouille de France arrived at Stewart International Airport in Upstate New York on Thursday, kicking off their 6 week tour of North America.

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The Forgotten Victims of Alaska Airlines Ending the Virgin America Brand

With so many reactions being aired following Alaska Announcing the coming end of Virgin America, who stands to suffer the most?

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Was WestJet’s “Scary” Approach Really As Bad As It Seemed?

Over the past week, images and video of a Westjet 737 making a “scary” approach have been making the rounds. We examine what went right in that situation.

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Why The Circular Runway Concept Would Not Work

A report from the BBC about a circular runway concept is going viral, but how does it hold up when examined objectively?

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Allegiant to Stuff More Seats Into Their MD-80 Fleet

Allegiant Air says it will invest $50 million to add 16 seats to each of its MD-88 aircraft, bringing the seating capacity of these planes up to 166 from 150.
by Matt Molnar


Southwest Carries Most Passengers During 2009 Industry Downturn

In the midst of a 5.3% industry-wide decline in passengers, Southwest Airlines retained its crown as the nation's biggest carrier in 2009. American finished second overall while carrying the most international passengers.
by Matt Molnar


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Today in Aviation History: October 29th

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


Boeing Delivers First 767 Freighter to FedEx Express, MD-10 On Way Out

On Wednesday morning, FedEx Express took delivery of their first Boeing 767-300 Freighter as a part of the company’s continuing efforts to modernize their aging fleet. “Today’s delivery of our first Boeing 767...
by Jason Rabinowitz

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Rescue Helicopter Crashes While Responding to Wyoming Snowmobile Accident

One emergency worker was killed on Thursday afternoon when a rescue helicopter crashed while responding to a snowmobile accident in Wyoming, local authorities confirmed on Friday. Two others were injured.
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FAA to Downgrade Mexico’s Aviation Safety Ranking, Banning Mexican Airlines from Codesharing and Service Expansion in US

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration is set to put major restrictions on Mexican airlines serving the United States after re-assessing Mexico's aviation safety standards.
by BNO News

HNL-RFD = 4181 miles. RFD-STN = 4001 miles. 20 hours on a 767 = Priceless.

Mokulele’s Honolulu-Rockford-London Service is Really Happening

Using a chartered Boeing 767, Hawaiian island hopper Mokulele Airlines has secured government approval to operate one of the more unique long-haul routes in recent memory.
by Matt Molnar

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Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the 747 at SFO

Cathay Pacific bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, and looks forward to the future with replacements from Boeing and Airbus.
by Eric McKirdy