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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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"Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Tropical KvW" by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Boeing-747-412/0118307/L/.  via Wikimedia Commons

Today in Aviation History: October 31st

Historically, Halloween has proven itself not the safest day to fly, as it is the anniversary of five airliner crashes killing a total of over 600 people, including EgyptAir Flight 990. It was also the day Ed Sullivan first met...
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Touch N’ Go: Plane Crash in Wichita, Woman Behind the Voice at 200 Airports, Turnaround Timelapse

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Plane Crashes into Building at Wichita Midcontinent Airport [NYCAviation] ✈ Lufthansa eyes lon...
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4 Dead After Plane Crash at Wichita MidContinent Airport

A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita MidContinent Airport (ICT) just before 10 a.m. central time on Thursday, killing four people and injuring five others. Photos circulated within minutes on social media, showing a...
by Sarina Houston
 

 
 
STS-61A; the last successful launch of Challenger

Today in Aviation History: October 30th

On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on what would be its final successful mission; in 1976 a Pan Am 747SP sets a speed record for a trans-polar round-the-world flight; in 1908, Henry Farman completes Europ...
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Video: AeroMobil 3.0 Fly Car Begins Testing

AeroMobil 3.0, a flying car, has been operating test flights this month, operating off of grass runways.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Touch N’ Go: Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified, Flying Car Takes to the Skies

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified. [Discovery] ✈ Aeromobil 3.0, a flying car prototype...
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Delta 777-200LR N702DN (Photo by Mark Lawrence)

Today in Aviation History: October 29th

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
[Screenshot from a P-51 making a gear-up belly landing.]

Touch N’ Go: P-51 Belly Landing, Flight Attendants Want to Ban Electronics Again, Ebola Assumptions + More #AvGeek Goodness

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Watch This $2.2M P-51 Mustang Make A Gear-Up Belly Landing [Jalopnik] ✈ In honor of the Statue...
by NYCAviation Staff