Apr 17, 2018 12:17 AM (ET)
1 Dead After Southwest Jet Engine Fails in Midair; Flight Makes Emergency Landing
ABC 7 (Chicago) - Apr 17, 2018 06:00 PM (ET)
A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said.
It's Official: Dubai Is Still World's Busiest Airport for International Flights
Gulf News (UAE) - Apr 17, 2018 05:59 PM (ET)
If you’re catching an international flight or arriving in Dubai airport, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with more travellers than in any aircraft terminal on the planet.
R.I. Considers Tax on Jet Fuel to Pay for T.F. Green Airport Upgrades
Providence (R.I.) Journal - Apr 17, 2018 05:51 PM (ET)
T.F. Green Airport executives want to tax jet fuel to pay for new projects such as bolstering the tarmac to allow jumbo jets to use the airport.
Smart Glass Makes Waiting At The Airport More Tolerable: Study
Forbes - Apr 17, 2018 05:49 PM (ET)
As air travelers know, you may spend more time waiting in the airport than you do in the air. So it’s comforting to see science focused on making that time more tolerable.
How a Change in Windows Helped a DFW Airport Bar Sell Twice as Many Drinks
Dallas Morning News - Apr 17, 2018 05:40 PM (ET)
At DFW International Airport, the coolest seats in the house can be found near Gate A28.
Autonomous Parking at Hamburg Airport Aims to Take the Stress Out of Finding a Space
Lonely Planet - Apr 17, 2018 05:39 PM (ET)
We all know the stress of trying to find a parking space at the airport, so a new plan to get cars to park themselves at a German airport sounds like a brilliant scenario.
Stewart Airport Adopts a New Identity: New York Area's Budget Flight Hub
New York Times - Apr 17, 2018 05:37 PM (ET)
As the baggage claim area at New York Stewart International Airport filled with passengers arriving from Dublin last month, the airport’s manager of business development, Michael Torelli, shook his head with delight.
County Incentives Help Business Expand at Brooksville Airport
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Apr 17, 2018 05:29 PM (ET)
Another expansion is about to begin for a major employer at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport and Technology Center, thanks to a series of incentives and other agreements approved by the Hernando County Commission earlier this month.
Colorado Springs Airport Closed After Overnight Fire
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Apr 17, 2018 05:28 PM (ET)
The Colorado Springs Airport is recovering from a three-alarm fire that grounded flights Monday night, canceled those scheduled for Tuesday and flooded areas of the terminal.
Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Dulles Airport
WUSA (Washington) - Apr 17, 2018 05:00 PM (ET)
A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing Tuesday after reports of an issue with the landing gear, officials said.
Mock Plane Crash Drill Set for Sonoma County Airport
Press Democrat (Sonoma County, Calif.) - Apr 17, 2018 04:59 PM (ET)
Preparing for a plane crash response with dozens of victims, emergency agencies Wednesday will hold a drill at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
Concord Airport Renamed for Former Mayor Padgett
Independent Tribune (Concord, N.C.) - Apr 17, 2018 04:57 PM (ET)
Former Mayor Scott Padgett’s imprint on the City of Concord will remain for generations through a host of policies, projects and people he impacted along his 27 year-long career in elected office. But City Council members wanted to make sure his name was never forgotten.
GA Pilots Need Better Weather Info, Study Finds
AVweb.com - Apr 17, 2018 04:40 PM (ET)
General aviation pilots are not excelling when it comes to understanding weather information that’s critical to flight safety, according to a recent study conducted at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Contractor for Wayne County Defrauded Airport Authority of $1.5 Million, Feds Say
Crain's Detroit Business - Apr 17, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
An Oakland County businessman with a checkered past has been charged with defrauding the Wayne County Airport Authority out of $1.5 million.
Mesa Airport Responds to Concerns About '60 Minutes' Report on Allegiant Air
AZFamily.com (Phoenix) - Apr 17, 2018 11:46 AM (ET)
A CBS "60 Minutes report" about Allegiant Air has rattled some nerves. The report that aired Sunday night explored reports of aborted takeoffs, loss of cabin pressure, and emergency landings related to the MD-80s that part of the Allegiant fleet.
Growth at Frontier, Spirit, Southwest Driving Tampa International Airport Passenger Traffic
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Apr 17, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
Strong gains at Frontier, Spirit and Southwest airlines are driving Tampa International Airport’s passenger traffic to record levels.
Sparring with Leftist Front-Runner, Mexico's Slim Defends Airport Project
Reuters - Apr 17, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim sparred on Monday with the country's presidential front-runner over the Mexico City airport his companies are helping build, saying the leftist's threats to halt the $13 billion project would be a setback for the economy.
Schumer, Cuomo Blast Plan to Remove Bomb-Sniffing Dogs from NYC Airports, Trains, Barclays Center
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) - Apr 17, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
Bomb-sniffing dogs have become a familiar sight at New York City’s airports, train stations, ferries, sites like Barclays Center and at events like the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the NYC Marathon.
Virgin Australia Expands New Zealand Network After Partnership Breakup
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2018 11:32 AM (ET)
Virgin Australia is increasing routes and frequencies to New Zealand following the termination of its alliance with Air New Zealand, which becomes effective in October.
Air France Faces More Strikes as Pay Dispute Continues
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
Air France faces day-long strikes April 17, 18, 23 and 24 as a series of strikes continues, part of a long-running pay dispute between the airline’s employees and management.
US DOT Approves Hong Kong Airlines, Etihad Codeshare to SFO, LAX
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved a codeshare between Hong Kong Airlines and Etihad Airways on two intercontinental services from Hong Kong to San Francisco International (SFO) and Los Angeles International (LAX) airports.
Eurowings Begins Long-Haul Flights from Munich
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings has introduced its first long-haul service from Munich as part of plans to double capacity from the German base in 2018.
Embraer Transitions with 1Q 2018 Delivery Slowdown
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
Embraer delivered 14 commercial aircraft in the first quarter of 2018, down 22.2% from a year ago, and slowing from the 23 aircraft the Brazilian manufacturer delivered in 4Q 2017. No new orders for commercial aircraft were placed during the quarter.
Russia's Utair Operates IrAero's SSJ100s
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2018 11:25 AM (ET)
Russia’s Utair Aviation has begun operating Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100) aircraft that belong to Irkutsk-based IrAero Airline after forming a mixed cooperative partnership where Utair assumes marketing and financial operations and IrAero supplies flights, staff and technical support under contract on Utair routes.