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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

For many years, the options for a servicemember to relax in a lounge before or after a flight through the New York City airports were extremely limited. However, on September 17, 2014, that all changed for those soldiers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport. That day saw the opening of the United Service Organization (USO) […]

Turkey's brand new A330-200 arriving at JFK for UN Week. Spotting Review

PHOTOS: Look Who Visited During UN Week 2014!

In late September, plane spotters converged on New York City for the annual UN Week. Take a look at which aircraft paid the area a visit.

La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor. Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

Southwest Airlines headquarters employees celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field. (Photo: Southwest Airlines) Airline News

More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.

An extreme case of foreign object debris. Featured

No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

Foreign objects on airport paved surfaces can pose serious risks, from damaging tires or engines to causing a major catastrophe. See what airports do to ensure that objects and debris don’t interfere with air safety.


 
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Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines,...
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Aviation Exploration Apprenticeship students at a tour of American Airlines' ORD maintenance hangar.

AeroStar Leads The Way With a Training Pipeline for Future Aviators

Simply being the CEO of an aviation consulting firm wasn't enough for Tammera Holmes. She had to help young people learn to embrace aviation as well.
by Gabe Andino
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Werner Franz, Last Surviving Hindenburg Crew Member, Has Died

The last surviving crewmember from the Hindenburg Disaster has died at the age of 92. He was just days shy of his 15th birthday when the airship crashed.
by Dan Grossman
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Inside the Washington DC ARTCC. Image courtesy Federal Aviation Administration

Beyond the Tower: The Controllers That Guide You the Rest of the Way

An air traffic controller takes us beyond the tower to see just how many steps go in to guiding your flight safely along.
by Eddie Trujillo
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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.
by Brian Futterman
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Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter

Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”
by Bernie Leighton
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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.
by Patrick Smith
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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