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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

United’s cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United’s own product.

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The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]

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#TBT: Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.

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TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.


 
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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.
by NYCA Admin

 
 
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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