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Horizon Air Dash 8 Q400 (N423QX) landing at LAX. (Photo by Hawaiian717 via Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)
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Airline News

Horizon Air Faces $1 Million FAA Safety Fine

Posted August 9, 2012 by BNO News

Regional airline Horizon Air faces a hefty fine for flying 22 planes while they were not in compliance with federal regulations.

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American Airlines 767 and 777 about to get hot and heavy at JFK. (Photo by Mark Hsiung)
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Airline News

FAA Considers Record $162.4 Million Fine Against American Airlines

Posted August 8, 2012 by Mark Lawrence

A bankruptcy court filing indicates the FAA may propose fines to be levied against American Airlines totaling as much as $162.4 million.

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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.
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On This Day in Aviation History

America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike: August 3 in Aviation History

Posted August 3, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.

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Reagan National Airport control tower. (Photo by dbking via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY)
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Touch and Go

Air Traffic Control Error Nearly Causes Three-Plane Collision Over DC

Posted August 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Three US Airways jets nearly collided when an air traffic controller messed up at Reagan National.

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Newark Liberty International Airport control tower.
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Newark Airport Control Tower Evacuated Due to Smoke [UPDATED]

Posted July 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Flights into Newark Liberty Airport were halted Tuesday afternoon after smoke was reported in the control tower’s elevator shaft.

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NASA and FAA Agree to Jointly Regulate Human Commercial Spaceflight

Posted June 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have reached a landmark agreement that will allow the two agencies to set regulations for the burgeoning commercial space industry.

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A Port Authority fire truck in action. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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FAA Discovers Most JFK Airport First Responders Not Certified

Posted June 18, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

An FAA audit of the nearly 200 first responders employed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport revealed that an overwhelming majority were either never certified or held expired certifications.

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Blog

Are Airplane Seats Sturdy Enough for Overweight America? The Cost of Safety vs. Fuel

Posted May 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The 60-year-old FAA weight standard for airliner seats seems outdated relative to America’s expanding waistlines, but is that reason enough for an update?

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Flight path of the twin-engine Cessna 421, N48DL. (Map by FlightAware.com)
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Government News

Unconscious Pilot at Controls of Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two F-15 pilots Thursday morning discovered that the pilot of a plane flying aimlessly over the Gulf of Mexico was apparently unconscious.

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American Eagle ATR-72 (N414WF) on the ground in Camaguey, Cuba, for a charter flight
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Final Call

Final Call: Wall Street Doesn’t Like American’s Business Plan

Posted March 26, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Wall Street doesn’t want American to add capacity, the Air Force wants a $55 billion bomber, China doesn’t want Lufthansa A380s in Shanghai, and more…

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