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All Settled In: The American Airlines 787 Experience Two Weeks Later

Posted May 20, 2015 by Jeremy Dando

Now that the fanfare of their initial launch has died down, what is it like to fly the new American 787? What sets this aircraft apart? Jeremy Dando explores and explains.

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Aviation News

Anatomy of a Story: Why the ‘Airliner Hacking’ Claim is Bull

Posted May 19, 2015 by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.

A recent claim in a Wired article has people fearing that control of their airliners can be taken over by a hacker. We explain why this is utterly ridiculous.

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Education

Over the Edge: How Safe Are La Guardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

Posted May 19, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?

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American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Posted May 8, 2015 by Justin Cederholm

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.

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Columnists

Let’s Scare the Passengers

Posted May 5, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

If it wasn’t for company policy requiring me to go and find some smooth air, I’d just tighten my seat belt, put my arms up in the air and yell, “yeehaw!”

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Editorials

Growing Pains for the Electronic Flight Bag

Posted April 29, 2015 by Andrew Poure

Despite the headache recently felt by American Airlines, EFB’s are a positive step for the airline industry, guaranteed to become more and more reliable.

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Updated: Could Runway Closures Mean A Summer of Misery at JFK?

Posted April 23, 2015 by Ben Granucci

Beginning Sunday, JFK will have 1 runway closed and another shortened until late September. Find out why this is happening and what it means for travelers.

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Columnists

Getting Chicks Into the Cockpit

Posted April 21, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

Our culture has not caught up with its own ideology yet (i.e. letting women “have it all”), but I will firmly state that it’s headed in the right direction.

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Getting You There Safely: Working With the Weather

Posted April 21, 2015 by Justin Schlechter

From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.

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Plumbers in the Sky: The Demise of the Flight Engineer

Posted April 20, 2015 by Michael Lothrop

Some airlines still require flight engineers, but not as many as before. While they may be gone as a profession, they are certainly not forgotten.

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