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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates’ focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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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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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial engines were up and running. And as ridiculous as that was, in the […]


 
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Photos: Boeing 747-8F Begins Taxi Tests

Boeing today commenced taxi testing of their new 747-8 Freighter in preparation for her first flight.
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Week In Review

First-hand account from inside United's gear-up landing, a TSA screener gets an ear-chewing after letting shotgun shells through security, the Red Bull Air Races come to NYC this summer, Embraer pilots back in the hot seat, and...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 
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The Logbook: Delta, Delta, and More Delta

In today's daily digest, Delta adds service, cuts service and looks to start a new codeshare. Meanwhile, Kingfisher accidentally squawks a hijack and Jet Airways toys with a plane full of passengers.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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The Logbook

In today’s daily digest, NTSB Chair rips the media a new APU, an Iran Air A300 goes off the runway in Tehran, a Scottish man acts up and diverts a US Airways flight, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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When I’m Looking Up, He’s Looking Down

It goes without saying that anyone who loves aviation instinctively looks up to the sky when they hear a plane passing over. It doesn’t matter what kind of plane, any time I hear that whine of prop or the roar of a jet, I alw...
by Tom Alfano

 

 
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 14th

A bomb goes off at Seoul's airport, an F-14 rolls off the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy, an Aeroflot 737 crashes in Russia, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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SPY PHOTOS: SunExpress New Livery Revealed

World's first photos of a new livery for SunExpress 737s.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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On This Day in Aviation History: February 12th

Continental/Colgan Flight 3407 crashes in upstate New York, an Iran Air Tu-154 crashes into a mountain, United's Ted low cost subsidiary begins operations, an Air Rhodesia flight is shot down in South Africa and more...
by NYCAviation Staff