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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.

A KLM MD-11 coming in for a landing at Montreal (Photo: Doug | Flickr CC) Columnists

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, […]

A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression. Editorials

#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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Touring the Southwest Airlines Network Operations Control

In May of this year, Southwest Airlines unveiled a new crown jewel at their Dallas Love Field headquarters: their Network Operations Control (NOC). I
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.
by David J. Williams
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Finding a Hidden Gem in Maine’s Back Country

Old Acton Airfield is in the middle of some of the most scenic rural area Maine has to offer. Its owners have taken full advantage of this wonderful property.
by Michael Lothrop
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The Disaster That Wasn’t: Saving Eastern Air Lines Flight 902

Every accident is scrutinized and evaluated. Eastern Flight 902 is the one exceptional case of what can be learned from an airplane that did not crash but safely flew away.
by David J. Williams and Phil Derner
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5 Commonly Misused Weather Terms Explained

Sometimes you hear a complicated meteorological term tossed around, likely by someone trying to show off. We debunk and explain five often-misunderstood weather terms.
by Adam Daum
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The Real Impact of Ebola on Airline Travel

The rapid speed of jet airliners and the large capacities of the intercontinental wide-bodies make the rapid and distant spread of Ebola an issue.
by David J. Williams
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China Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300ER

In a market already crowded with the 777-300, the key for China Airlines is its revolutionized interior, designed by highly acclaimed Taiwanese architect Ray Chen.
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Why Can’t Airlines Just Add Extra Room?

I recently saw a comment that referenced a seat being too small. “If planes were just one foot wider, seats could be as wide as first class. Would that kill Boeing or Airbus?”
by David Parker Brown
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