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Proud in the Turboprop Crowd

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2013, US Airways Flight 4560 made a wheels-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here is an account of how the crew flying N934HA prepared for and executed a safe emergency landing, taking advantage of the Dash-8 turboprop’s unique design.

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Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

A look at NYC’s annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.

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It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.

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Horsepower (Not Horses) Takes Center Stage at Famed Ascot Racecourse

Planes soared over the famed Ascot Racecourse in England during the latest stop on the Red Bull Air Race World Championship tour. NYCA was there to see the action firsthand.

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Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft’s operation.


 
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The Time Has Come For Bag Tags To Join The 21st Century

Standards Editor Ben Granucci explores all of the benefits of using RFID Technology for tracking checked bags, just like Delta Air Lines will soon do.
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The 2016 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Gets Ready to Take Flight

The weather looks beautiful for this year's installment of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park, which is being held this weekend.
by Scott Snorteland
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Ambassador of The State of Qatar to the United States, His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari (left) with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Massport Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Glynn and special guest at the airline's Boston Gala. Photo Courtesy Qatar Airways

The Route Launch Experience: Qatar Lands in Boston

Qatar Airways flair for flamboyant route launch events matches its recent explosive growth. Mike Lothrop attended the recent launch gala in Boston and shares his experience.
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Akbar Al Baker Touts Qatar’s Upcoming Service to Atlanta

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker held a press conference on Tuesday in advance of his airline's inaugurating service to Atlanta to discuss their competitive strategy, service offering and future plans.
by Brian Stevenson
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Bombardier Lands First US C-Series Customer with Delta Order

Delta Air Lines has committed to purchasing 75 aircraft to add to its fleet from the manufacturer, along with the option for an additional 50.
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JetBlue Receives First A321 Assembled In The United States

NYCAviation was on hand in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week for the first delivery of an A320 Family aircraft assembled in the United States.
by Eric Dunetz
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The crash of Delta Flight 191 brought the dangers of windshear to the forefront

Windshear – Lessons Learned

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.
by Brad Tate
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West Coast Powerhouse: Alaska Airlines To Buy Virgin America

Early Monday morning, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to buy Virgin America in a cash purchase totaling $2.6 billion USD.
by Stephanie Gehman
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