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Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”

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Flying with the One Percent

A Ride in Business Class on the Airbus A380. Plus: My Strange Childhood of Airlines Real and Imagined.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: New York International Airport

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: JFK and its predecessor, New York International Airport.

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Landing a Perfect Ten

“I’m the passenger in 9C,” said the stranger on the flight deck. “I want to know who will be flying because my friends and I are going to judge the landing in Chicago on a scale from one to ten.”

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Boeing Announces Substantial Order From BOC Aviation

Chicago-based Boeing today announced its latest order from BOC Aviation. The order from Boeing consists of 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).


 
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Mid-Atlantic

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: The Mid-Atlantic!
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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War's first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.
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The US Army MASH unit that inspired the movie and TV show conducted its first helicopter medical evacuation in Korea on August 4, 1959.

August 4th in Aviation History: MASH Makes First Helicopter Evacuation

NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched, MASH begins helicopter ops, a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower, and more...
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Oshkosh from 3 Feet AGL: EAA AirVenture from a Child’s Perspective

EAA's annual KidVenture inspires future aviators by bringing the thrill of flight to children of all ages.
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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.

August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.
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Southwest ends Sea World Marketing Partnership, Will Repaint Shamu 737s

After 25 years, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their marketing partnership. Under criticism from animal rights activists, the airline will repaint all three aircraft painted in the special "Shamu" color scheme.
by Steven Paduchak
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#TBT: The Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA AirVenture 2011

With NYCAviation once again attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, we decided to take a look back at the last time we were there in 2011.
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Boeing 787-10: The Dream Gets Bigger

The aircraft’s latest model, the 787-10, will be assembled in North Charleston, South Carolina, as opposed to the state of Washington,
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