Apr 19, 2018 12:15 PM (ET)
Community Helps Western Nebraska Regional Airport Succeed
Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald - Apr 19, 2018 05:48 PM (ET)
The arrival of SkyWest in January was the end of a long wait for stability in flights from Scottsbluff to Denver. Nearly four months after beginning service from Scottsbluff to Denver, SkyWest continues to soar higher.
FAA Authorization Headed for House Floor Vote Next Week
Roll Call (Washington) - Apr 19, 2018 05:48 PM (ET)
The House will vote next week on a bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and change disaster relief policy to focus more on mitigation than recovery.
Pakistan's Long-Delayed New Airport to Open on May 3, Official Says
Reuters - Apr 19, 2018 05:47 PM (ET)
A long-delayed new international airport for Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, is set to open on May 3, a civil aviation official said on Wednesday during an advance tour of the facility.
New Orlando Melbourne Airport Tower Lights to Turn on Tonight
Spectrum News (Orlando, Fla.) - Apr 19, 2018 05:47 PM (ET)
The neon-like lights of the new control tower at Orlando Melbourne International Airport will be illuminated for the first time tonight as part of a runway 5K run — but if you want to see them, be sure you're on time.
Berlin's Tegel Airport Says Flights to Go Ahead While WW2 Bomb Defused
Reuters - Apr 19, 2018 05:45 PM (ET)
Flights from Berlin’s Tegel airport can go ahead as planned on Friday while a World War Two bomb is defused in the German capital, airport authorities said on Thursday.
Atlanta Airport: Departing Jet with Engine Smoke Returns
AP - Apr 19, 2018 05:44 PM (ET)
Authorities say a jet that departed from Atlanta’s airport reported smoke coming from an engine and it returned to the airport where firefighters immediately doused the engine.
Southwest Flight Forced to Return to Nashville Airport After Hitting Bird
News 5 (Cleveland) - Apr 19, 2018 05:44 PM (ET)
A Southwest flight from Nashville to Phoenix had to circle around and come back to Nashville after the plane hit a bird.
Airport News: LAX, New York, Dallas, Newark, Denver
SF Gate (San Francisco) - Apr 19, 2018 05:42 PM (ET)
In recent airport news, Los Angeles officials awarded a $4.9 billion contract for construction of that proposed automated people-mover system at LAX; First look at interiors of TWA hotel at JFK; a concourse at Dallas/Ft. Worth will get more aircraft gates and additional concessions; a look at Newark Liberty International's planned new Terminal A; and Denver International will add some new food and beverage concessions to United's B Concourse, including a Shake Shack.
New FedEx Route Connects China to Memphis
Memphis (Tenn.) Business Journal - Apr 19, 2018 05:40 PM (ET)
“Adding volume and a faster, more direct connection to our Memphis World Hub will give Asia Pacific businesses a stronger competitive advantage in connecting to customers in North America and beyond.”
Knox County Airport Opens New Maintenance Building
Penobscot Bay (Maine) Pilot - Apr 19, 2018 05:39 PM (ET)
There was an open house on Wednesday, April 18, at the Knox County Regional Airport to officially open the county’s new maintenance building that will provide offices for staff and to house the airport’s snow removal equipment.
After the Southwest Jet's Emergency Landing, Will Congress Change Airline Safety Rules?
Washington Post - Apr 19, 2018 05:33 PM (ET)
With one person dead after a Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing this week, lawmakers are pressing the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for hearings on aviation safety.
Airline Travel Is Really Safe. Let's Keep It That Way.
Bloomberg - Apr 19, 2018 05:32 PM (ET)
More people die sleeping than flying thanks to better equipment, training and rules. Why mess with success?
Piedmont Triad International Airport Displays 4 Wrangler Jeansboro Statues
News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) - Apr 19, 2018 05:32 PM (ET)
Four new “Jeansboro” jeans statues greet visitors to Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Syracuse Airport Will No Longer Award Exclusive Taxi Service Contract
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Apr 19, 2018 04:11 PM (ET)
Syracuse Hancock International Airport is doing away with its decades-old policy of awarding exclusive contracts for non-prearranged taxi cab service.
Two Dead After Light Aircraft Crashes Near Belfast International Airport
Irish Times (Ireland) - Apr 19, 2018 04:09 PM (ET)
Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed and caught fire in Co Antrim, the PSNI has confirmed.
Leinie Lodge Coming to Ford Airport
MLive.com (Mich.) - Apr 19, 2018 04:08 PM (ET)
You might want to say yes to that request for a ride to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
New Airlines Drive Passenger Growth
Khmer Times (Cambodia) - Apr 19, 2018 03:59 PM (ET)
Cambodia’s three main international airports welcomed about three million passengers in the first quarter of the year, a rise of 26.1 per cent thanks to the increased number of new airlines from China and the opening of new routes.
NTSB: Investigators Find Metal Fatigue in Southwest 737 Engine Failure
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2018 12:14 PM (ET)
US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators found evidence of metal fatigue in the left engine of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on April 17 after the pilots initially reported an engine fire, then clarified that there was no fire but that engine parts were missing.
Southwest's 'LUV' Heart Beats Through Tragedy
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2018 12:13 PM (ET)
It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have demonstrated is the textbook way to respond to a disaster.
Primera Air to Use A321neo on North American Routes
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2018 12:13 PM (ET)
Scandinavian leisure carrier Primera Air received its first Airbus A321neo aircraft on April 16 and plans to begin using it soon on services from the UK to New York, Boston and Toronto, the airline said.
Robust Demand, Yuan Appreciation Lift Juneyao's 2017 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2018 12:12 PM (ET)
Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines reported a 2017 net profit of CNY1.3 billion ($200 million), up 6.1% from CNY1.2 billion in 2016 because of robust market demand growth and yuan appreciation.
Seatback IFE Not Dead, Says Lufthansa Systems
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2018 12:11 PM (ET)
For some years now, pundits have argued that airline passengers will turn to their own electronic devices for IFE rather and that the traditional seatback screens are about to die out.