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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates’ focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors of the 150 on board are expected. The aircraft involved is reported to have been registered D-AIPX, operating Germanwings Flight […]

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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial engines were up and running. And as ridiculous as that was, in the […]


 
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The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, glided to a safe splashdown at 2:25 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa. The astronauts were flown by recovery helicopter to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga slightly less than an hour after the completion of NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing in the Apollo program. (Photo by NASA)

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

The world's first airport opens near Paris, the last moon mission returns to earth, a Chalk's Ocean Airways crash is captured on video, and more...
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Gustave vs. the Wright Brothers: Who Was Really First?

For years, the Wright brothers’ first flight has been heatedly debated, with some historians claiming that Gustave Whitehead was actually the first. Here's what we know.
by Melanie Rivera
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PHOTOS: Touring the China Airlines Maintenance Hangar

While in Taipei recently, Contributor Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren had a chance to tour China Airlines maintenance hangar.
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The New York Times front page following the deadly midair collision in NYC

Today in Aviation History: December 16th

The midair collision of a United DC-8 and TWA Constellation over New York City, Concorde makes the first sub-3-hour Atlantic crossing, an Air Canada CRJ crashes, and more...
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A KLM 747, similar to the aircraft involved in the Flight 867 incident.

Today in Aviation History: December 15th

In a near disaster, KLM Flight 867 loses all engines temporarily after flying through a cloud of volcanic ash, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merge, the Boeing 787 makes its first flight, and more..
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Photos: Etihad’s First 787-9 on its Second Flight Ever

On its second flight ever, not long before being delivered to Etihad, the airlines's first 787-9 is seen airborne over Seattle.
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Soaring NV’s gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport – the LS4, two Duo Discus, two ASK-21s.
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Gone Gliding – Part Two

Howard Slutsken's gone gliding, and taking us along for the ride! Follow along as he guides us through the preflight process and take-off.
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Virgin America: Still the Best In Class?

Virgin America still maintains a clear edge; its product is competitive, and the vibe hasn't been replicated elsewhere. But other airlines are taking aim.
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