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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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January 15th in Aviation History: Miracle on the Hudson, United Airlines Born

Posted January 15, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

US Airways Flight 1549 makes its “Miracle on the Hudson” water landing. A Lockheed U-2 is lost in the Sea of Japan, the crash of Linjeflyg Flight 618, Boeing Air Transport starts delivering airmail, and more…

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Cathay Pacific Becomes First Asian Airline to order 777X

Posted December 23, 2013 by Adam Sheinhaus

On Friday, Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced an order for 21 of the manufacturers new 777-9X aircraft. With the order, Cathay Pacific becomes the first airline in Asia to order the new type.

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Boeing Dreamlifter Lands at Wrong Airport; Can It Leave?

Posted November 21, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Overnight, a boeing 747-400LCK (AKA, the Dreamlifter), landed at tiny Jabara Airport instead of its intended destination at McConnell Air Force Base. In the aftermath many questions have been raised, including whether or not there is enough runway for it to take off.

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Record-Breaking Launch for Boeing’s New 777X

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Boeing launched the 777X series on Sunday morning with a total of 259 orders and commitments from 4 airlines. The new airplane will build upon the success of the current 777 series by using new, more efficient engines and wings in addition to other improvements.

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This Tatarstan Air Boeing 737-500, tail registration VQ-BBN, was involved in a deadly crash at Kazan, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Planespotters.net)
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Video: Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 Crashes at Kazan; All Aboard Perish

Posted November 18, 2013 by Eric McKirdy

NYCAviation has learned that at approximately 10:30 AM EST, Tatarstan Airlines flight U9-363/2B-363 from Moscow Domodedovo to Kazan Russia crashed after attempting a go-around from its second aborted landing attempt, instead impacting the ground and killing all 44 passengers and six crew aboard.

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NTSB Issues an Interim Update on Asiana Flight 214

Posted October 25, 2013 by Ben Granucci

The NTSB on Friday morning announced that an investigative hearing will be conducted in December regarding the crash of Asiana Flight 214. They also provided an update on the progress of the investigation.

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Flight Review: British Airways Boeing 787 From Newark

Posted October 7, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

British Airways has a massive presence at New York’s JFK International Airport, with what seems like hourly shuttle service on the Boeing 747-400 service between Queens and London’s Heathrow Airport. On the other side of the Island of Manhattan, however, Newark Liberty may just hold your best option to get from New York to London […]

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Boeing Prepares For First 787-9 Flight

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Are you ready for another first flight? Wasting no time after the successful first flight of the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time tomorrow at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. As always, that time and date may change due to weather or other factors, but we […]

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Boeing Delivers First 767 Freighter to FedEx Express, MD-10 On Way Out

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, FedEx Express took delivery of their first Boeing 767-300 Freighter as a part of the company’s continuing efforts to modernize their aging fleet. “Today’s delivery of our first Boeing 767 Freighter is another step forward in our fleet modernization strategy,” said James R. Parker, executive vice president of Air Operations, FedEx Express, […]

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