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Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

Posted April 17, 2014 by Eric Auxier

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.

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Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr)
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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Posted April 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

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The Changing Face of FLL

Posted April 10, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is in the midst of a large-scale runway and terminal improvement project. Mark Lawrence visits FLL to get the latest on the status of the project and how it has impacted operations at the busy South Florida airport.

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The Solar Impulse team has built a second aircraft to fly around the world in stages in 2015. Solar Impulse team is working around Solar Impulse 2 to prepare the official presentation of the solar airplane that will happen on April 9, 2014. The test flights phase will start in spring and last until the end of summer 2014 at Payerne airfield. The first round-the-world solar flight is scheduled for 2015. Image courtesy of Solar Impulse.
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Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled, Round-The-World Flight Planned

Posted April 10, 2014 by Ben Granucci

On the heals of the successful Across America journey last summer, Solar Impulse has unveiled the all-new solar powered aircraft that will take them around the world in 2015.

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An artistic conception of the X-37B in Earth orbit. Credit: The U.S. Air Force
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USAF’s Super-Secret X-37B Approaches a Milestone

Posted April 9, 2014 by David Dickinson at Universe Today

A secretive mission will pass a quiet milestone at the end of this month when the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned spaceplane the X-37B surpasses 500 days in space.

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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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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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Boeing and Air Canada finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead Air Canada’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, with a list price of $6.5 billion, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s, 28 737 MAX 9s, plus 18 options and 30 rights to purchase 737 MAXs. Pictured here are 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
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Air Canada to Renew Its Fleet With the Boeing 737 MAX

Posted April 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.

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You’re the Pilot: In Flight Medical Emergency

Posted March 28, 2014 by Eric Auxier

You’re flying what should be a routine domestic flight. Just as you reach cruising altitude, the lead flight attendant calls the flight deck: there is a sick passenger onboard. What do you do?

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