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Orbis Unveils Its New Flying Eye Hospital

Posted July 14, 2016 by Gabe Andino

Orbis International recently unveiled its third generation Flying Eye Hospital, an MD-10, with which it will continue its efforts to fight preventable blindness around the world.

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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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Donated FedEx Boeing 727 Arrives In Ft. Lauderdale

Posted April 3, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

NYCAviation was on hand as FedEx Express handed over one of their retired 727-200s to Broward County, FL for use as a trainer.

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The Riverside Fire Department provides a water arch for the arrival of the Boeing 727-200 (N266FE) that FedEx Express donated to California Baptist University for the school's new aviation science program. The arch represented a symbolic salute on the conclusion of more than 32 years of commercial aviation service by the newly retired aircraft. (Photo by PRNewsFoto/California Baptist University, Kathie Chute)
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A FedEx 727 Retires To Life As College Laboratory

Posted January 13, 2013 by NYCA Admin

A FedEx Boeing 727-200F concluded its 33-year career last week and joined the faculty of California Baptist University.

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The crash site was about 2.5 miles southwest of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. (Map by NYCAviation/Google Maps)
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Crashes

Small FedEx Plane Crashes in Wichita, One Dead

Posted November 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A small plane operating for FedEx crashed in Wichita, Kansas, Tuesday morning, killing one person.

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Boeing 767-300 Freighter and 777 Freighter wearing FedEx livery. (Image by Boeing)
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FedEx Buys 19 New Boeing 767-300F Jets While Shrinking 777F Order

Posted July 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

FedEx has added 19 767-300 Freighters to Boeing’s order book, a $3.3 billion move to replace the some of the company’s aging aircraft.

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The MIT Daedalus makes a test flight at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. (Photo by NASA)
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On This Day in Aviation History

US Bans Smoking on Short Flights, First Launch of Soyuz: April 23rd in Aviation History

Posted April 23, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Flight of Daedalus recreated with a pedal-powered aircraft, US bans smoking on flights under 2 hours, Soyuz 1 launches from Kazakhstan, North Sea Aerial Navigation Company launches service, and more…

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The first FedEx aircraft to carry a package, a Dassault Falcon 20 (N8FE), on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Christopher Owens)
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On This Day in Aviation History

FedEx Begins Flying Packages, Woman Pilot Circumnavigates Globe: April 17th in Aviation History

Posted April 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

FedEx begins operations, Apollo 13 returns safely to earth, Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to fly around the world solo, Howard Hughes sets a transcontinental speed record, and more…

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This FedEx DC-10 (N306FE) was involved in an attempted hijacking in 1994. (Photo by JoePriesAviation.net)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: April 7th

Posted April 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Auburn Calloway attempts to take down a Federal Express DC-10, Story Musgrave and Don Peterson become the first astronauts to perform a space shuttle spacewalk, history’s first midair collision takes place over France, and more…

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First successful flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903, for which the Wright Brothers filed a patent on March 23, 1902.
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Today in Aviation History: March 23rd

Posted March 23, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Wright Brothers file a patent for their motorized flying machine, a FedEx MD-11 crashes in Tokyo, an Aeroflot A310 crashes when he lets his children take over the controls, and more…

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