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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors of the 150 on board are expected. The aircraft involved is reported to have been registered D-AIPX, operating Germanwings Flight […]

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Developing: Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford was injured Thursday afternoon when the aircraft he was flying crashed just short of Santa Monica Airport.

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Delta MD-88 Goes Off of Runway at LGA

A Delta Air Lines MD-88 slid off a runway and crashed into an embankment at New York’s La Guardia Airport this morning.

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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?


 
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Giving Pease A Chance: An Allegiant Air Flight Review

Although Spirit and Frontier may be better known, Allegiant Air has enjoyed years of profitability as an ultra low cost carrier. Contributor Michael Lothrop takes a ride down to Florida to sample their product offering.
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Qatar’s A350 XWB: An Inside Look with 19 Great Photos

Qatar Airways recently unveiled the world's first A350 XWB. NYCAviation correspondant Paul Thompson was in Doha to get a first hand look.
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Giving Them Wings: The Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, GA

450 students doing five jumps each in two different parachutes -- in less than three days. It's impressive, and it happens at Ft. Benning almost every week.
by David Lynn
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Official pose prior to the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Terminal 4B extension. (Photo: Douglas Wint).

Delta Completes Second Phase of JFK Expansion

Delta Air Lines has unveiled the second phase of their expansion of JFK's Terminal 4.
by Douglas Wint
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Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Holding Up to Heavy Metal: What Airport Runways Are Made Of

A mile of runway can take you anywhere. We take a look beneath the surface to see how runways are engineered and maintained.
by Gabe Andino
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My First Time: Behind the Controls of a 737

Recently, I had a chance to get behind the controls of an airplane for the first time, in the left seat of a Boeing 737 simulator.
by Ben Granucci
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Air China's new Boeing 747-8i on short final at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo courtesy Jason Rabinowitz

PHOTOS: Air China’s 747-8i Lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Air China's new Boeing 747-8i arrived at JFK for the first time on Wednesday, and we've got photos of its first arrival!
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