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All Settled In: The American Airlines 787 Experience Two Weeks Later

Posted May 20, 2015 by Jeremy Dando

Now that the fanfare of their initial launch has died down, what is it like to fly the new American 787? What sets this aircraft apart? Jeremy Dando explores and explains.

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American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Posted May 8, 2015 by Justin Cederholm

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.

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Editorials

Growing Pains for the Electronic Flight Bag

Posted April 29, 2015 by Andrew Poure

Despite the headache recently felt by American Airlines, EFB’s are a positive step for the airline industry, guaranteed to become more and more reliable.

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American Airlines Offered a Single Operating Certificate, Completing Merge with US Airways

Posted April 8, 2015 by Douglas Wint

On April 8, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a single operating certificate to American Airlines and US Airways, signifying a major step in their integration process. For more than a year, over 700 employees reviewed manuals and other procedures to establish ideal practices and policies for the new combined carrier while ensuring that all […]

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Airline News

Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Posted April 8, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Real-time turbulence reports are now crowdsourced directly from flights en route. However, it’s the planes — not the passengers — doing the talking.

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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)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

Posted December 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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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New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

Posted November 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.

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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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 more…

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Airline News

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

Posted October 14, 2014 by Gabe Andino

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.

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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

Posted August 28, 2014 by Brian Futterman

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.

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