Feb 26, 2018 01:12 PM (ET)
Trump Privately Pushing Personal Pilot to Run FAA
Axios (Washington) - Feb 26, 2018 05:43 PM (ET)
The president’s personal pilot is on the administration's short list to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Trump has told a host of administration officials and associates that he wants John Dunkin — his longtime personal pilot, who flew him around the country on Trump Force One during the campaign — to helm the agency, which has a budget in the billions and which oversees all civil aviation in the United States.
Homeland Security Hearings Focus on TSA, Contracting
Homeland411.com - Feb 26, 2018 05:42 PM (ET)
House Homeland Security subcommittees will ramp up with two hearings Feb. 27—one focused on the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), the other on doing business with the Department of Homeland Security.
Why Are UK Airports So Poor at Dealing with Snow?
Telegraph (U.K.) - Feb 26, 2018 03:21 PM (ET)
Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden’s largest airport, has never once shut because of snow.
IATA Aims for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flights by 2025
Xinhuanet (China) - Feb 26, 2018 03:20 PM (ET)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday it is aiming for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025.
Reedley College Creates Brand New Program To Become a Pilot
YourCentralValley.com (Fresno, Calif.) - Feb 26, 2018 03:19 PM (ET)
It is a great time to study to be a pilot.
Airport Runway Project Leads to Tree Removals, Upsetting Some
Record-Eagle (Traverse City, Mich.) - Feb 26, 2018 03:10 PM (ET)
There’s an abrupt transition when driving through Town & Country mobile home park from lofty oaks and pines, to open sky, stumps and sawdust.
Stress Free Global Travel Thanks to Blockchain and Biometrics
NewsBTC.com - Feb 26, 2018 02:32 PM (ET)
Flying was once a pleasure but those days are long gone. Being searched prodded and poked through long, slow lines at the airport has become the norm in the post 9/11 travel world. However, a combination of blockchain and biometrics may soon relieve some of the stress of jetting around the world.
'Brace, Brace, Brace!': United Flight Makes Hard Landing at PDX
KGW (Portland, Ore.) - Feb 26, 2018 02:31 PM (ET)
A United Airlines flight from Newark landed safely Sunday night at Portland International Airport without one of its front tires.
Panicked United Passenger Pops Chute, Uses Emergency Exit Inflatable Slide to Get Off Plane at Newar
NBC New York - Feb 26, 2018 02:30 PM (ET)
A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to Tampa was unable to take off on time Sunday evening after a passenger escaped the plane by opening the emergency exit door and jumping off using the inflatable slide, a witness and the airline tell NBC 4 New York.
Dubai Airport to Reduce Capacity as Southern Runway to Close for 45 Days
The National (United Arab Emirates) - Feb 26, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
Dubai International Airport will close one of its two runways for 45 days next year for upgrade work, temporarily reducing capacity at the world’s busiest airport for international travellers, its operator said on Monday.
NZ Company Contracted to Improve Samoa's Faleolo Airport
RNZ (New Zealand) - Feb 26, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
Downer New Zealand Limited has signed a US$31,400,750 contract to improve Samoa's Faleolo International Airport.
Perth Airport Plans to Become Air Industry Hub
The Times (U.K.) - Feb 26, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
Building houses and business units at Perth airport could bring more than £100 million of economic benefits, according to a report which adds that it needs millions of pounds of investment.
5.3m Passengers Passed Through Changi Airport in January
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Feb 26, 2018 02:19 PM (ET)
Changi Airport handled 5.3 million passengers in January this year, a 0.9 per cent increase from the same period in 2017, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced on Monday (Feb 26).
Western Sydney Airport's Environmental Budget Blowout
The Australian (Australia) - Feb 26, 2018 02:11 PM (ET)
The federal government’s planned second commercial passenger airport at Badgerys Creek in Sydney’s west will require nearly half a billion dollars of public expenditure to address issues not to do with infrastructure construction but environmental correctness and compensation for noise.
Chicago, Airlines Nearing $8.5 Billion Deal to Dramatically Expand O'Hare
Chicago Tribune - Feb 26, 2018 01:59 PM (ET)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago’s airline carriers are in the final stages of negotiating a blockbuster $8.5 billion deal to dramatically expand O’Hare International Airport with a state-of-the-art global terminal, dozens of new gates and several additional concourses, the Chicago Tribune has learned.
Airport Evacuated, Flights Delayed Because of 'False Alarm'
Fox News - Feb 26, 2018 01:56 PM (ET)
Bristol Airport in England was forced to evacuate 1,500 passengers because a smoke alarm was activated at 6:30 Sunday morning.
Moore County Airport Breaks Ground on Putting Green?
The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.) - Feb 26, 2018 01:55 PM (ET)
In a simple ceremony on a damp and gray Monday morning, the Moore County Airport broke ground on a world-class putting green to be installed in front of the terminal building.
New Jeddah Airport's Soft Opening in May: GACA
Saudi Gazette (Saudi Arabia) - Feb 26, 2018 01:43 PM (ET)
The new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah will have a soft opening in May, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has confirmed to Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
As Regional Airlines Struggle with Pilot Shortages, Butte Airport Officials Look to the Future
Montana Standard (Butte, Mont.) - Feb 26, 2018 01:42 PM (ET)
It's Wednesday morning at the Bert Mooney Airport in Butte. Amid below-zero temperatures and under a blue, cloudless sky stands the airport's new $10.5-million terminal.
Tianjin Cargo Set to Launch with 3 Boeing 737Fs
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:48 PM (ET)
Tianjin Cargo Airlines has secured approval for three Boeing 737 family freighters from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), paving the way for a May 2 launch.
Al Baker: Qatar to Reveal New Economy Seat; Supports Supersonic Transport
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:42 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is working on a new economy-class product, which could be unveiled as early at 2019, likely at next year’s ITB Berlin.
Atlas Air Worldwide Posts $224 Million Profit on Volume, Revenue Surge
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
Reflecting a 20% increase in volumes and a 17% rise in full-year revenues, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings posted a $223.5 million net profit for 2017—a fivefold increase over the Purchase, New York-based air freight carrier’s $41.5 million net income for 2016.
Lessor Avolon Doubles Revenue, Reports $550 Million 2017 Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:35 PM (ET)
Dublin-based Avolon reported a $550 million profit for the year, a 59.4% rise over its $345 million profit after tax in 2016. In 2017, the lessor became one of the top three global aircraft lessors with its purchase and integration of CIT Group’s aircraft leasing business.
UK Restores Bangladesh Cargo Link, with Caveats
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:21 PM (ET)
The UK Department of Transport (DoT) will allow direct cargo flights to resume between Bangladesh and the UK, after security improvements at Dhaka airport.
Emirates to Restore A380 Service to Houston
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:21 PM (ET)
Emirates Airline will resume its flagship Airbus A380 service between Houston, Texas, and Dubai from June 1, after the rise in oil prices improved the route’s viability.
Turkish Airport Operator TAV Predicts Strong Growth in 2018
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:20 PM (ET)
Turkey-based airport management group TAV Airports Holding anticipates “another strong year” in 2108, after posting a net profit of €174.5 million ($215.1 million), up 37% on 2016’s figure of €127.1 million.
Ethiopian Airlines Adds Airbus A350 XWB Flight Simulator
Air Transport World - Feb 26, 2018 12:19 PM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized the installation of an Airbus A350 XWB full flight simulator (FFS), becoming the first FFS operator of the type in Africa. The device is fitted with a full electrical motion system.