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Emirates Announces Fort Lauderdale as 11th US Destination 

On Tuesday morning, Emirates announced its 11th US destination: Fort Lauderdale. Flights begin later this year.

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So Long, Senior Fleet

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flying the 747 in the right seat for Cathay.

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Proud in the Turboprop Crowd

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2013, US Airways Flight 4560 made a wheels-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here is an account of how the crew flying N934HA prepared for and executed a safe emergency landing, taking advantage of the Dash-8 turboprop’s unique design.

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Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

A look at NYC’s annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.

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It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.

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Wreckage of Lynyrd Skynyrd's crashed Convair 240.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour Plane Crashes in Mississippi: October 20 in Aviation History

Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash, a huge air race from England to Australia takes off, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

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The Logbook

In today's daily digest, Mike Tyson gets arrested for boxing, Midwest adds SFO and RDU, Trump's 727 is for sale, British Airways merger with Iberia, a JetLink Air CRJ hits a terminal in Rwanada, Hawaiian's 80th anniversary and ...
by Phil Derner Jr.



AeroMexico 767s Return to JFK June 1st

AeroMexico will upgrade service for the summer season by bringing 767s back to JFK again beginning June 1. Flights 402/403 between MEX-JFK will operate twice a week. The 767-300 is in the carrier’s new livery.
by NYCA Admin

Iraqi Airways 727 at Paris-Orly

Iraqi Government Firms Up 787 Buy

The Government of Iraq finalized their previously announced deal to purchase 10 Boeing 787-8 airliners for Iraqi Airways.
by Mark Lawrence

JetBlue Heart NY

JetBlue to Remain New York’s Hometown Airline

JetBlue Airways announced today that it is keeping its headquarters in New York City, following a year of speculation that the company might move out of the area to reduce costs.
by NYCA Admin


"Ole Blue Eyes" begins its way around the taxiways for a departure off of JFK's Runway 22R, along with "True Blue" and "Baby Blue." Photo by Eric Dunetz

11 Photos Celebrating 10 Years of JetBlue

New York's bluest hometown airline turns the big 1-0 today. Here are some of favorite photos of jetBlue in action. Happy birthday!
by NYCA Admin

The wreckage of the Boeing 747-100 that operated TWA Flight 800 was reconstructed in a hangar. (Photo by NTSB)

TWA Flight 800 and TAM Flight 3054 End in Tragedy: July 17th in Aviation History

Tragic crashes of TWA Flight 800 and TAM Flight 3054, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn, Apollo 11 launch, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

Follow these directions to NAA's Bldg 141 at JFK! Green is the driving route, purple is for walking/public transport. (click to enlarge)

Free Mets Tickets at North American Airlines Blood Drive!

North American Airlines is teaming up with New York Hospital Queens in their first blood drive, giving away a pair of NY Mets tickets to donors. Find out how you can help save lives!
by Phil Derner Jr.