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The Big Threat in Aviation: Politicians in the Cockpit

Politics have been playing a big part in the airline industry the last several years. But is political participation for the better or worse?

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NASA 905 Spreads Her Wings in New Texas Exhibit

After a two-night roll through the streets in April 2014, NASA 905 was reassembled at Space Center Houston and mated with a full-scale orbiter mockup.

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Why An FAA Rule Change Won’t Stop Student Pilots

Aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates under a new rule adopted by the FAA. Unlike the old rules, starting on April 1 (yes, April Fool’s Day), these new certificates will never expire and students will receive hard plastic certificates, separate from their medical certificate. Currently, a student pilot obtains a combination […]

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ANALYSIS: Could Spirit be looking to merge with Frontier?

Following last week’s abrupt departure of Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, ZIna Aziz explores whether the airline’s future could include a merger with Frontier Airlines.

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PHOTO TOUR: Step Onboard Qatar Airways A350-900XWB

Recently, NYCAviation was invited onboard one of Qatar Airways’ A350-900XWBs. While onboard, we had a chance to tour the entire plane as well as to speak with representatives of both the airline and Airbus. Here is a look at what it was like in and around the aircraft.


 
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Developing: Smisek Out Amidst United Airlines Management Shakeup

After the close of the markets on Tuesday, United Airlines announced a major shakeup in its executive ranks. The airline's CEO Jeff Smisek is out, along with a pair of vice presidents.
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A Transaero 747-400 arrives into BCN during a summer day. On any given Saturday there can be up to 10 Transaero flights a day to the Mediterranean city from various cities in Russia. (Photo by the author)

Aeroflot to Purchase Transaero

Russia's largest carrier, Aeroflot, has announced it will purchase the country's second largest carrier in a deal worth 1 Ruble.
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PHOTOS: The Inaugural New York Air Show Soars Over The Hudson Valley

The first ever New York Air Show came to Stewart International Airport this past weekend. The show featured warbirds, the aerobatics of Mike Wiskus, and several military demo teams. It was seen by thousands inside the gates and...
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AeroSavvy Curates 15 Inspiring Aviation Quotes

Throughout the history of flight, humans have made thought provoking, inspiring, and even funny aviation quotes. Here's a curated list of my favorites!
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THIS WEEKEND: The New York Air Show Comes to Stewart Airport

This weekend, the New York Air Show comes to Stewart International Airport. The airport is located about 90 minutes north of Midtown Manhattan.
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Emirates To Begin Serving Central America With World’s Longest Flight

Emirates will take the record of the world's longest flight when it begins daily service to Panama's capital in February 2016.
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Hundreds of post-convention bags wait to be sent to their flights. Photo by Paul Thompson.

Walmart’s Mass Exodus from Denver Forces Airlines to Work Together

Employees from Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest, along with an airport service contractor all worked together in the intense Colorado sun to sort bags and get them to the right airlines and the right flights as they came of...
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Sometimes, figuring out how to get inside the fence for the first time is the hardest part. Photo by Ben Granucci, NYCAviation

7 Steps to Become a Pilot

"As strange as it seems, stepping into the thought process that you actually want to be a pilot, rather than having an abstract desire, is your first step."
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