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How You Can Still Fly Safely With Broken Plane Parts: Part 1

Don’t worry; we fly with stuff broken or missing all the time. Here’s how we do it while keeping you perfectly safe.

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China Eastern Airlines Updates its Fleet and its Look

China Eastern Airlines took delivery of its first 777-300ER on Wednesday. NYCAviation was there to take a look at the airline’s new aircraft and new look.

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A New Perspective on Aviation Safety, Post-9/11

Aviation accidents after 9/11 brought about a reminder of how we must all learn about and address aviation safety.

(Photo by John Magero) Airport News

A Runway Dream Comes True in Fort Lauderdale

FLL has over the past few years become one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, and is celebrating the opening of a second runway.

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Condor Airlines Gives Insight on What Makes a Leisure Airline Move

You may have never heard of Condor Airlines, but they’re one you should get to know. NYCAviation was among the media dignitaries invited to attend a conclave at Condor headquarters to become acquainted with Germany’s rising star airline.


 
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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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Comair Jet Crashes Off of Wrong Runway: August 27th in Aviation History

Today in 1910, air-to-ground radio transmission is born; 1913, the first loop-the-loop maneuver is performed; in 1939, the jet age begins with the first flight of the Heinkel 178; 2006, Comair 5191 crashes in Lexington, Kentucky.
by NYCA Admin

 

 
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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.
by John F. Ciesla
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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."
by Brian, RenewedPilot.com
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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).
by Steven Paduchak
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Throwback Thursday: #AvGeek Review: The New “Airplane Repo”

We revisit our review of last year's premier of Airplane Repo. The new season premiers this Friday night.
by Jason Rabinowitz
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Douglas DC-8 Becomes First Supersonic Airliner: August 21 in Aviation History

A DC-8 dives into the record books, the first use of electric beacons for nighttime flights, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashes, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
(Photo by Mark Eisner, http://mark.theeisners.co.uk/)

Cockpit Jumpseating: The Best Seat in the House

Working in aviation brings me some of the greatest experiences of my life. Few of them come close to being able to ride up front in airliners in the cockpit jumpseat.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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