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Throwback Thursday: The Aircraft Viewing Areas of South Florida

At three South Florida airports, an oasis for plane spotters and anyone interested in aviation awaits. NYCAviation takes you along on a tour of them!

737-924 N68821, Boeing's 8,000th 737 delivery. (Photo: Boeing) Editorials

Boeing 737: 8,000 and Counting

Boeing recently delivered the 8,000th 737. Mark Lawrence details the development and evolution of the world’s best-selling airliner.

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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, A Hotel Is Demolished To Make Way For A New Runway

The next phase in the construction of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport’s new runway began recently with the demolition of a nearby hotel. That space was needed to ensure that aircraft have a sufficient safety area at the end of the runway.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., for use and operation of NASA’s KSC Launch Complex 39A. Credit: Nicole Solomon Space News

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.


 
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COMMENTARY: When A Pilot Dies In Flight

Once in awhile, it happens; but all flight decks are staffed by two equally trained and highly capable pilots, removing any cause for concern by the public.
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NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman Announces Her Resignation

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman has announced her resignation from the National Transportation Safety Board, effective April 25th, 2014.
by Ben Granucci
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JetBlue's first flight into Detroit receives a water cannon salute at the gate.

JetBlue Brings New Flights and Help to Motown

JetBlue launched new service to Detroit while also making a big donation to a school in Detroit's inner city. NYCAviation was there to chronicle the dual festivities.
by Ken McQuillan
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The Great Hall welcomes you at the Accra Ghana Airport. (Photo courtesy of the author)

What’s Wrong With Airports? 15 Things Every Airport Needs

For a whole host of reasons, airports are often bewildering, maddening places. Here are 15 things no airport terminal should be without.
by Patrick Smith
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Cutting the ribbon on Cathay Pacific's service from Newark to Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific Adds More NYC Flights With Service to Newark

Cathay Pacific Airways launched it new daily flight between Hong Kong and Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday March 1, 2014. NYCAviation was there to watch the festivities as the Asian air carrier began its fifth d...
by Douglas Wint
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Checking in on Norwegian Air Shuttle at Ft. Lauderdale

Mark Lawrence checks back in with Norwegian Air Shuttle to see how things are going with their Ft. Lauderdale operation.
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NYCA At The Movies – The Best Aviation Scenes

NYCAviation presents a list of some of the most memorable aviation scenes in feature film.
by Gabe Andino
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NYCA At The Movies – The Best Ever Aviation and Space Films (According to Us)

NYCAviation proudly presents its list of the best aviation and space movies of all time, as voted by our staff and readers.
by Gabe Andino
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