Apr 06, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
Fingerprints, Facial Scans Becoming More Commonplace at Airports
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.) - Apr 06, 2018 03:03 PM (ET)
Travelers navigating through a busy airport have become accustomed to a hectic juggle of IDs and boarding passes while lugging bags through security checkpoints and boarding.
New Study Pegs Tucson Airports' Impact at $7.4B
Tucson.com (Tucson, Ariz.) - Apr 06, 2018 03:02 PM (ET)
Tucson International Airport and Ryan Airfield pumped an estimated $7.4 billion overall into the local economy in 2017, including jobs at airport tenant companies and indirect impacts, according to the first study of its kind since 2012.
We Need More Women in STEM — Aviation may be the Key
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 06, 2018 03:00 PM (ET)
Some believe boys are better at math and science, and believe girls are better at English, art and languages. When I was in school, this is what everybody believed. That myth has held back a lot of women from pursuing STEM careers. It’s time we stop limiting the potential of both to dated and inaccurate assertions.
Airlines' Domestic Growth Plans Will Keep Fares Low (And Passengers Crammed) In 2018
Forbes - Apr 06, 2018 02:58 PM (ET)
There’s good news and bad news for domestic air travelers in the United States this year. And it’s the same news:
DFW And American Airlines Reach $20 Million Agreement
NBCDFW (Dallas, Texas) - Apr 06, 2018 02:57 PM (ET)
The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport reaches a $20 million agreement with American Airlines that will renovate, develop, and improve customer experience at Terminal E.
Philippine Airlines to Use A350s on Long-Haul Routes
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2018 02:55 PM (ET)
Philippine Airlines (PAL), which expects the first of six Airbus A350-900s to be delivered by the second half of June, plans to deploy the new aircraft on long-haul routes later this year.
Airport News: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, Memphis, Seattle
San Francisco Gate (San Francisco) - Apr 06, 2018 02:53 PM (ET)
In airport news this week, Southwest Airlines details its modernization project at Los Angeles International’s Terminal 1; Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson might relocate Uber and Lyft pickup locations; American Express adds new passenger lounges in Denver and Melbourne; a concourse at Memphis International closes down; and Seattle opens automated lanes at a TSA checkpoint.
India's Vistara Prepares for International Services
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2018 02:52 PM (ET)
Indian full-service domestic airline Vistara has taken delivery of its 20th aircraft, passing the Indian government’s threshold for an airline to operate internationally, which is planned for later this year.
Frontier Airlines Now Offers Nonstop Flights to Myrtle Beach
WPRI (Providence, R.I.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:51 PM (ET)
Frontier Airlines and its unique brand of Low Fares Done Right, announced its tenth destination from Providence’s T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) with new low-fare flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C. beginning May.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Transports a Record Number of va-Q-tainers XLx to Deliver Pharma Products
American Journal of Transportation (Plymouth, Mass.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:50 PM (ET)
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the leading transporters of pharmaceuticals by air, has carried a record 19 va-Q-tainers XLx onboard a single flight, delivering products for its European customer, BIOTECH & PHARMA LOGISTICS GmbH (B.P.L. GmbH).
Smart Glasses in the Aviation Industry: A Fast Developing Technology
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - Apr 06, 2018 02:42 PM (ET)
The IATA Aviation Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit (AVARS) will be the first of its kind to focus on the technology in the industry. In this article, Vuzix takes us through a few of the smart glasses offerings currently being employed by the aviation industry.
Worcester Regional Airport Activates $32 Million Landing System Just in Time for Announcement of New
Mass Live (Worcester, Mass.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:41 PM (ET)
Worcester Regional Airport has a new landing system that allows planes to touch down in low visibility - a major improvement aimed at attracting more commercial carriers to the city.
Are Airports Ready for Flying Cars?
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:30 PM (ET)
The current explosion of private companies investing in the space sector has changed the paradigm for space travel and exploration at a rapid pace. It has also provided an entrepreneurial model to infuse dollars into the emerging urban air mobility market, or UAM.
Memphis Closes Concourse to Allow for “Milestone” Modernization
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - Apr 06, 2018 02:28 PM (ET)
In a significant step in its concourse modernisation project, Memphis International Airport (MEM) closed its B Concourse for construction on Wednesday, April 4.
Airport Recognized for Commitment to Safety
The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:23 PM (ET)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation presented its 2018 Airport Safety Mark of Distinction Award to the Davidson County Airport at the North Carolina Airports Association’s 39th annual conference in Asheville, according to a news release.
Beavercreek Schools: FedEx Plane Too Expensive, Dayton Takes Ownership
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
An airplane given to the Beavercreek City Schools by FedEx will now be used by Sinclair College students after the Greene County district found it would cost nearly $4 million to move and rehabilitate the plane.
Here's What to Know About DFW Airport's Newest Parking Option
The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas) - Apr 06, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
DFW International Airport has introduced a new option that allows travelers to pay for their parking in advance and possibly save some money in the process.
Lighting as a Service – A Bright Future for Airports
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - Apr 06, 2018 02:12 PM (ET)
A vast piece of infrastructure like an airport needs an equally vast network of light to keep passengers happy and safe. In this article Darren Riva of the lighting systems provider Zumtobel Group writes about the emerging trend of lighting as a service.
Airport Authority to Raise Car Rental Fee at Bradley
The Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Conn.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:12 PM (ET)
Customers renting cars from agencies around Bradley International Airport will see a fee increase this year.
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services Breaks Ground on a New Hangar at Chicago Executive
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:08 PM (ET)
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has announced that the growing FBO chain has begun construction of a major office/hangar addition at its existing Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) location.
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Looks to Lure Commercial Airline Service
News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:07 PM (ET)
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Director Gene Conrad said he is continuing to work to lure a commercial airline to town that would offer, at least, three to four flights per day to a regional hub.
Ethiopian Airlines' Dreamliners Will Fly to Chicago
USA Today - Apr 06, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
Chicago has become one of the newest dots on Ethiopian Airlines' global flight map.
First in Flight, but Not the Last: Carolina General Aviation Hosts Potentially Last Event
The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, N.C.) - Apr 06, 2018 02:00 PM (ET)
Flying is something that has become commonplace among most people, but few have had the opportunity to experience general aviation. Instead of the long security lines and massive delays present in commercial aviation, general aviation offers a more streamlined process.
'Girls in Aviation' Program Reaches New Heights in Northern Utah
Utah Public Radio (Logan, Utah) - Apr 06, 2018 01:55 PM (ET)
The Girls in Aviation program was started just one year ago by the Cache Makers group based out of Logan, UT. The program focuses on exposing girls ages nine to 15 to the aviation industry as well as broad STEM, or Science Technology Engineering and Math, opportunities.
Heathrow Celebrates Flybe's First Anniversary at the Airport
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 06, 2018 12:30 PM (ET)
On April 6, Heathrow celebrates the first anniversary of Flybe’s inaugural flight from the UK’s only hub airport. In March 2017, the UK airline launched new services to Aberdeen and Edinburgh, increasing competition and choice for passengers on those routes, and helping Scottish businesses and passengers access over 180 global destinations via Heathrow. The airline has performed well in its first year of operations, seeing steady passenger growth and topping the airport’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4 2017, as Heathrow’s best operator in noise and emissions performance.