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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.

Latest Stories

An EVA AIr Boeing 777-300ER taxies for departure at LAX, with another in the background.

EVA Air Continues US Growth with Daylight JFK Service

EVA Air continues its US expansion with additional flights to JFK.
by Gordon Gebert, Jr.


Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?
by Brad Tate



PHOTOS: Qatar Airways brings the A350-900XWB to JFK

On Tuesday, December 8, John F. Kennedy International Airport played host to the first commercial A350 flight to arrive anywhere in North America.
by Ben Granucci

Photo by Mark Garfinkel

Airbus A380 Pilot Contacts Photographer Who Shot Plane High Above Boston

A great story of a photographer that took an incredible shot of a massive A380 from 7 miles below, who managed to connect with the pilot afterward.
by Mark Garfinkel


The 1,000mph Business Jet Might Actually Happen

The Aerion AS2, known as the "Concorde of Business Jets," has been bolstered by an order of 20 aircraft from FlexJet which was announced at NBAA in Las Vegas recently.
by Paul Thompson


WB-57 Feature

PHOTOS: The Three Remaining WB-57Fs Take Flight Over Houston

Residents of Houston Texas were given a rare treat last Thursday: A formation flight by the only three remaining airworthy B-57s, NASA's WB-57Fs.
by Nathan Moeller

Trump Fired

Captain: A Double-Edged Sword

By the simple act of firing one of their own for keeping passengers alive, they have brought the wrath of an entire industry into an incident which wouldn't normally get a second look.
by Erika Armstrong


A Double Dream: Qatar Airways Takes Home Two New 787s

Qatar Airways took delivery of 2 787-8 Dreamliners recently in Everett, WA, and NYCAviation was there for the festivities!
by Mark Lawrence