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Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr) Aviation News

DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

(Mark Lawrence) Airport News

The Changing Face of FLL

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is in the midst of a large-scale runway and terminal improvement project. Mark Lawrence visits FLL to get the latest on the status of the project and how it has impacted operations at the busy South Florida airport.

The Solar Impulse team has built a second aircraft to fly around the world in stages in 2015. Solar Impulse team is working around Solar Impulse 2 to prepare the official presentation of the solar airplane that will happen on April 9, 2014. The test flights phase will start in spring and last until the end of summer 2014 at Payerne airfield. The first round-the-world solar flight is scheduled for 2015. Image courtesy of Solar Impulse. Aviation News

Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled, Round-The-World Flight Planned

On the heals of the successful Across America journey last summer, Solar Impulse has unveiled the all-new solar powered aircraft that will take them around the world in 2015.


 
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You’re The Captain: Explosive Decompression at 40,000 Feet

Imagine that you're the captain of an airliner, cruising at 40,000 feet, when you experience an explosive decompression. What do you do next to get back on the ground?
by Eric Auxier
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Opportunity rover’s 1st mountain climbing goal is dead ahead in this up close view of Solander Point at Endeavour Crater. Opportunity has ascended the mountain looking for clues indicative of a Martian habitable environment. This navcam panoramic mosaic was assembled from raw images taken on Sol 3385 (Aug 2, 2013). (Photo courtesy NASA/JPL/Cornell/Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer - www.kenkremer.com)

Mars Rover Opportunity Funding to Cease in 2015

While NASA's baseline 2015 budget request shows no funding for the long-running Mars mission past 2015, NASA says Opportunity could continue if extra funds become available.
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COMMENTARY: When A Pilot Dies In Flight

Once in awhile, it happens; but all flight decks are staffed by two equally trained and highly capable pilots, removing any cause for concern by the public.
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NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman Announces Her Resignation

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman has announced her resignation from the National Transportation Safety Board, effective April 25th, 2014.
by Ben Granucci
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JetBlue's first flight into Detroit receives a water cannon salute at the gate.

JetBlue Brings New Flights and Help to Motown

JetBlue launched new service to Detroit while also making a big donation to a school in Detroit's inner city. NYCAviation was there to chronicle the dual festivities.
by Ken McQuillan
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The Great Hall welcomes you at the Accra Ghana Airport. (Photo courtesy of the author)

What’s Wrong With Airports? 15 Things Every Airport Needs

For a whole host of reasons, airports are often bewildering, maddening places. Here are 15 things no airport terminal should be without.
by Patrick Smith
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Cutting the ribbon on Cathay Pacific's service from Newark to Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific Adds More NYC Flights With Service to Newark

Cathay Pacific Airways launched it new daily flight between Hong Kong and Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday March 1, 2014. NYCAviation was there to watch the festivities as the Asian air carrier began its fifth d...
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Checking in on Norwegian Air Shuttle at Ft. Lauderdale

Mark Lawrence checks back in with Norwegian Air Shuttle to see how things are going with their Ft. Lauderdale operation.
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