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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.

(Photo: JetBlue) Editorials

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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American Eagle Launches New Flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Columbus, Ga. and Cheyenne, Wyo.

American Eagle Airlines on Thursday began twice-daily, nonstop jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG) in Georgia and Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) in Wyoming.
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Embraer Deliveries Up, Order Backlog Shrinks in Second Quarter

During the second quarter of 2010, Embraer delivered 69 jets to the airline and executive jets segments, 15 more than the same period last year, the company said on Thursday.
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Port Authority Grounds its Police Helicopters

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates all three of the New York City-area's major airports, among other major transportation properties, has grounded its fleet of two helicopters, citing lack of usefulne...
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Week In Review

Among the best stories from the week are a Delta pilot arrested for using a DC-3 as a weapon, Iron Mike wins a belt at the LAX United counter, American Airlines deals with a big passenger issue, and more...
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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.