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A Lufthansa A-319 gets de-iced. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Aleksandr Martin
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Aviation News

How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Posted November 6, 2014 by David J. Williams

Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.

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Image courtesy Mathieu Neuforge, via Wikimedia Commons
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Columnists

The Science of Fog

Posted November 5, 2014 by Adam Daum

Meteorology Columnist Adam Daum gives us a clear understanding of fog: what the different types are, what causes it, and how it affects aviation.

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Updated: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Posted November 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Continuing coverage of the breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in California’a Mojave Desert.

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Editorials

Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

Posted October 28, 2014 by David J. Williams

United’s cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United’s own product.

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A KLM MD-11 coming in for a landing at Montreal (Photo: Doug | Flickr CC)
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The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

Posted October 27, 2014 by Bernie Leighton

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]

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A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression.
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Editorials

Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCA Admin

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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Columnists

Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Posted October 23, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.

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Airline News

TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Posted October 20, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

Posted October 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

For many years, the options for a servicemember to relax in a lounge before or after a flight through the New York City airports were extremely limited. However, on September 17, 2014, that all changed for those soldiers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport. That day saw the opening of the United Service Organization (USO) […]

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Turkey's brand new A330-200 arriving at JFK for UN Week.
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Spotting Review

PHOTOS: Look Who Visited During UN Week 2014!

Posted October 15, 2014 by Ben Granucci

In late September, plane spotters converged on New York City for the annual UN Week. Take a look at which aircraft paid the area a visit.

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