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Throwback Thursday: The Aircraft Viewing Areas of South Florida

At three South Florida airports, an oasis for plane spotters and anyone interested in aviation awaits. NYCAviation takes you along on a tour of them!

737-924 N68821, Boeing's 8,000th 737 delivery. (Photo: Boeing) Editorials

Boeing 737: 8,000 and Counting

Boeing recently delivered the 8,000th 737. Mark Lawrence details the development and evolution of the world’s best-selling airliner.

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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, A Hotel Is Demolished To Make Way For A New Runway

The next phase in the construction of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport’s new runway began recently with the demolition of a nearby hotel. That space was needed to ensure that aircraft have a sufficient safety area at the end of the runway.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., for use and operation of NASA’s KSC Launch Complex 39A. Credit: Nicole Solomon Space News

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.


 
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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978.

TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ...
by Patrick Smith
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Inside the US Coast Guard’s SAR Response to a Plane Crash

What's involved in a waterborne search for a missing plane? The Coast Guard and its hardworking members have been and continue to be semper paratus, or “always ready.”
by George Damanis
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In the immediate aftermath of MH370's disappearance, CNN ran a ticker an unfortunate misspelling of airframe manufacturer Boeing's name.

Don’t You Believe It: Choosing Your Aviation News Source

The Information Age has redefined how people get their information when breaking news happens. No longer is your choice simply between cable networks and broadcast networks, now there are specialty websites and Twitter accounts...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers prepared remarks to media in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:30 AM EDT.

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Intentionally Flown Off-Course

In a press conference, Malaysian PM Najib Razak confirmed that recent discoveries left no doubt that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 was hijacked.
by Eric McKirdy
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Vietnamese military searchers took this photo showing what was initially believed to have been wreckage of Malaysia Airlines 370. The debris was later proven to be from a different source.

The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.
by Patrick Smith
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A LiveTV Radome. (NYCAviation file photo)

JetBlue to Spin-Off IFE Provider LiveTV

On Thursday, JetBlue Airways announced plans to sell its LiveTV subsidiary to Thales Group in a deal valued at $400 million
by Ken McQuillan
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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.
by Elizabeth Howell, UniverseToday.com
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