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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.

Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space – Photo: Scott Parazynski | NASA Columnists

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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An American Airlines DC-3 at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Matthew Smith)

Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

A number of firsts today: First heavier-than-air flight in Europe, first use of a plane in warfare, first transcontinental service between New York and Los Angeles, an American Airlines DC-3 collides with a B-34 bomber, and mor...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
From Air Zealand's "Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"

Touch N’ Go: Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made, Vintage Pan Am + More #AvGeek Goodness!

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Air New Zealand  celebrates the third & final film in The Hobbit Trilogy with “The Mos...
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Bellview Airlines 737 similar to the one in the 2005 crash [By Rolf Wallner via Wikimedia Commons]

October 22nd in Aviation History

Bellview Airlines flight 210 crashes in Lagos, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union is decertified, a BAC-111 prototype crashes and more...
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Impressive to watch #Si2 reaching 28000 ft only powered by #solar energy when my helicopter can only go up to 9000 ft "

Touch N’ Go: A-7 Corsair II retired, SmartSky to battle Gogo/AT&T + more #AvGeek highlights

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)    AvNews: ✈ The Hellenic Air Force, the last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, has finally put its A-7 f...
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TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
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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 trave...
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Image courtesy Eric Kilby, via Flickr Creative Commons.

Ghosts of Octobers Past

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.
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Turkey's brand new A330-200 arriving at JFK for UN Week.

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.
by Ben Granucci
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