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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.

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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.

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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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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

United's cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United's own product.
by David J. Williams
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Today in Aviation History: October 28th

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, the Airbus A300 flies for the first time, an Air China pilot hijacks his own plane, a Continental 757 lands on a taxiway, and more...
by NYCA Admin
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The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-...
by Bernie Leighton
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Today in Aviation History: October 27th

Cuba shoots down a U-2 spy plane, NASA launches the first Saturn rocket, Air Mali is formed, and more...
by NYCA Admin
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Today in Aviation History: October 24th

Concorde makes its final commercial flight, first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 prototype, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff
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Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.
by NYCA Admin
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Touch N’ Go: Dreamliners Losing Money, Balloon Ride Through Love Valley + more #AvGeek Goodness!

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.) AvNews: ✈  Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner [Businessweek] ✈ U.S. to Monitor Visitors from...
by NYCAviation Staff
 

 
 
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Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it's done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.
by Justin Schlechter
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