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Delta Air Lines Signs With Airbus For Fleet Renewal

Delta Air Lines has selected the A330-900neo and A350-900 for its future widebody fleet to replace its aging 747 and 767 aircraft.

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EXCLUSIVE: On the Flight Deck with 787 Test Pilot Heather Ross

NYCAviation goes behind the scenes to learn how a Boeing head test pilot views the success of the 787, pivotal moments during testing, and more.

Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space – Photo: Scott Parazynski | NASA Columnists

Canada’s Homegrown Astronaut: Chris Hadfield

In an era where most astronauts are fairly anonymous, Colonel Chris Hadfield enjoys rock star-type popularity. Colonel Hadfield shares some of his amazing experiences in space with us.

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Approaches: Pilots Are Still Flying ‘Em!

In a day when the flight deck is filled with automation, pilots love the opportunity to grab the controls and navigate their airplane to a challenging yet safe landing.

A JetBlue E190 flies over the Lincoln Memorial, as viewed from the World War II Memorial. Editorials

Honoring Our Soldiers: A Very Special JetBlue Flight to Washington DC

Yesterday, we had the honor of joining JetBlue on a special flight, with a special plane, to Washington DC for a few of our nation’s soldiers and veterans.


 
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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)

Today in Aviation History: November 7th

A Wright Flyer completes the first air freight flight, BOAC retires its last flying boat, Sabena flies for the last time, and more...
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Touch N’ Go: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds, New photo of the AA Dreamliner

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvStories: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFund...
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New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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A Lufthansa A-319 gets de-iced. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Aleksandr Martin

How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.
by David J. Williams
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A Fireball, similar to the FR-1 that made the first jet landing on an aircraft carrier.

Today in Aviation History: November 6th

Two important milestones for aircraft carriers, the third National Airlines folds, the Sumburgh helicopter disaster kills 45 people in England, and more...
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Image courtesy Mathieu Neuforge, via Wikimedia Commons

The Science of Fog

Meteorology Columnist Adam Daum gives us a clear understanding of fog: what the different types are, what causes it, and how it affects aviation.
by Adam Daum
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Gliders flying in formation near Lake Tahoe – Photo: Soaring NV

Gone Gliding – Part One

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. If you’ve ever flown into Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) when the winds are howling out of the west, you know that the approach and landing can be…sporty. In ...
by Howard Slutsken
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Screenshot: F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier

Touch N’ Go: 1st Carrier Landing for F-35C, Fly it Forward, Mike Alsbury Memorial Fund

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvNews: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFundMe ...
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