Monthly Archive: December 2011

OPShots Photographer Spotlight – George Mihalek (nwFedEx757)

Another stunning vintage photo from OPShots contributor George Mihalek.

Back in 1977 when many of us were still in school or not even born yet, OPShots contributor George Mihalek was out there with his trusty camera snapping photos of the planes that marked that period of time at Hopkins.  Although he has plenty of shots from elsewhere and is still photographing today, it’s the …

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Delta announces massive LaGuardia expansion with 29 new destinations –

A Delta Air Lines 767 lands at LaGuardia in 2005.  Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. -

Delta Air Lines Inc. plans a massive flight expansion out of New York’s LaGuardia airport, hoping to improve its competitive edge against its two biggest rivals in one of the nation’s most important air travel markets. Delta said Friday that the additions make it the biggest airline between the New York area and other cities …

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Runway 10/28 reopens at Hopkins with new EMAS safety technology – WTAM 1100

This United 737 sits on runway 10/28 prior to starring in the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the reopening of  the runway.  Photo:  Ed Jones -

(Cleveland) – An innovative new system aimed at saving lives is now in operation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today on Runway 10-28 to inaugurate EMAS, or the Emergency Materials Arresting System. Airport Director Ricky Smith says, built into the end of the runway is a bed of engineering …

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LAN Marries TAM…LATAM is born as largest Latin Airline – Airports International

Two LAN aircraft are pictured at Atlanta in this 2009 file photo.  Photo: Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor

Chilean airline LAN has been approved to merge with Brazilian TAM to form Latin America’s biggest carrier. AirbusThe merger of Brazilian airline TAM and Chilean LAN has been approved, creating the largest carrier in the Latin American region.The new airline, LATAM, was first proposed in 2010 and is now valued at $14.5 billion, representing 6% …

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