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Enthusiast News

The Quest for Eddie

Posted February 22, 2016 by Mark Lawrence

Late last week, the newest incarnation of Iron Maiden’s “Ed Force One” touched down in Fort Lauderdale. Staff member Mark Lawrence was there for the arrival.

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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

Posted June 25, 2015 by David J. Williams

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.






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Education

Flying in Cargo Class: The Anatomy of an Air Freighter

Posted February 4, 2015 by Ken Hoke

As an airliner flies by, cargo and passenger jets look virtually the same.. Inside a freighter, though, it’s an entirely different experience.






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Airline News

Boeing 747 Flies Once More From Minneapolis-St. Paul

Posted December 2, 2014 by Jeremy Dando

In November, Delta added two domestic MSP-ATL 747 flights on Thanksgiving weekend. Spotters took notice, and several booked a rare domestic date with the Queen.






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Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the 747 at SFO

Posted August 15, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Cathay Pacific bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, and looks forward to the future with replacements from Boeing and Airbus.






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Editorials

OPINION: What Makes a Great-Looking Jetliner?

Posted April 2, 2014 by Patrick Smith

“Aesthetically it’s no 747, but it’s a handsome plane,” I wrote of the 787 previously in a column. “Confident in a way not unlike its older and smaller sibling, the 757.”






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Columnists

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.






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On This Day in Aviation History

January 22nd in Aviation History: Pilot Mistakes Ireland for California and More

Posted January 22, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan Am becomes the first airlines to start 747 flights in 1970, STS-42 brings the first female Canadian into space in 1992, a P-3 Orion distance record in 1971, Apollo 5 launches in 1968, and the crashes of American Airlines Flight 7680 at EWR in 1952.






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Photos: Landing Gear Issue Damages China Airlines Cargo 747 at JFK

Posted July 10, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

One of the main landing gear bogeys on a China Air Cargo 747 did not fully deploy Wednesday morning, slightly damaging the underside of the aircraft.






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Aviation News

Boeing Delivers 50th 747-8

Posted May 29, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Boeing on Wednesday announced the delivery of the 50th 747-8, a milestone in the latest generation of the so called “queen of the skies.” The 747-8 Intercontinental was delivered to Lufthansa, almost one year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental, and is the airline’s seventh 747-8 and its 82nd overall 747. “Lufthansa […]

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