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A Runway Dream Comes True in Fort Lauderdale

FLL has over the past few years become one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, and is celebrating the opening of a second runway.

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Condor Airlines Gives Insight on What Makes a Leisure Airline Move

You may have never heard of Condor Airlines, but they’re one you should get to know. NYCAviation was among the media dignitaries invited to attend a conclave at Condor headquarters to become acquainted with Germany’s rising star airline.

Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

March 17, 1937, before the first around-the-world attempt. Image via WikimediaCommons History

Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.

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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.


 
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Inside the Washington DC ARTCC. Image courtesy Federal Aviation Administration

Beyond the Tower: The Controllers That Guide You the Rest of the Way

An air traffic controller takes us beyond the tower to see just how many steps go in to guiding your flight safely along.
by Eddie Trujillo
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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.
by Brian Futterman
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Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter

Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”
by Bernie Leighton
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Flying with the One Percent

A Ride in Business Class on the Airbus A380. Plus: My Strange Childhood of Airlines Real and Imagined.
by Patrick Smith
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Comair Jet Crashes Off of Wrong Runway: August 27th in Aviation History

Today in 1910, air-to-ground radio transmission is born; 1913, the first loop-the-loop maneuver is performed; in 1939, the jet age begins with the first flight of the Heinkel 178; 2006, Comair 5191 crashes in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: New York International Airport

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: JFK and its predecessor, New York International Airport.
by John F. Ciesla
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Landing a Perfect Ten

“I’m the passenger in 9C," said the stranger on the flight deck. "I want to know who will be flying because my friends and I are going to judge the landing in Chicago on a scale from one to ten."
by Brian, RenewedPilot.com
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Boeing Announces Substantial Order From BOC Aviation

Chicago-based Boeing today announced its latest order from BOC Aviation. The order from Boeing consists of 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).
by Steven Paduchak
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