Jun 07, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
Airline Pilots Unite Against Single-Pilot Cargo Aircraft Proposal
Flying Magazine - Jun 07, 2018 04:29 PM (ET)
Airline pilots are bristling at the suggestion that the nation’s pilot shortage can be solved by a transition to single-pilot cockpits, calling the plan an attack on safety and urging Congress to act.
Southwest Airlines Designates Midway Airport an 'Innovation Station'
Chicago Business Journal - Jun 07, 2018 02:28 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has designated its largest hub, Chicago’s Midway International Airport, as what its calling an “innovation station.” At least, that’s what a sign prominently posted in the airport’s B concourse announced to passengers as of this past weekend.
OC Municipal Airport Moves Forward with Wetlands Mitigation Project
WMDT (Salisbury, Md.) - Jun 07, 2018 12:44 PM (ET)
Officials in Ocean City are doing what they can to make the runways at the municipal airport safer.
'Forces to Flyers' Puts Veterans on the Flight Deck
Flying Magazine - Jun 07, 2018 12:42 PM (ET)
A test program that is giving military veterans the opportunity to become airline pilots could help relieve some of the tension caused by the current pilot shortage.
Record-Breaking Number of Guns Confiscated from Atlanta Airport
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jun 07, 2018 12:41 PM (ET)
Agents with the Transportation Security Administration say they have confiscated a record-breaking number of guns at Atlanta’s airport.
Work Starts on £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Project
Air Cargo News - Jun 07, 2018 12:40 PM (ET)
Manchester Airport has started work on a new taxiway as part of its £1bn transformation programme announced in July last year.
American Airlines Maintenance Hangar Planned to Land in Pensacola This October
Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal - Jun 07, 2018 12:40 PM (ET)
PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, plans to open a new maintenance facility at Pensacola International Airport.
Downtown Airport Starting Renovations in June
GoUpstate.com (Spartanburg, S.C.) - Jun 07, 2018 12:38 PM (ET)
South Carolina’s first commercial airport is getting some upgrades.
Chad Leqve Named Vice President - Management and Operations at the Metropolitan Airports Commission
Aviation Pros - Jun 07, 2018 12:24 PM (ET)
Chad Leqve, a 22-year veteran of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), has been named its new vice president – management and operations.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Just Opened the World's First Airport ER
Conde Nast Traveler - Jun 07, 2018 12:23 PM (ET)
Is there an ER on site? At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the answer is yes.
United Experiments with New Boarding Procedure
Business Traveller (U.K.) - Jun 07, 2018 12:17 PM (ET)
Once, there was a single line to board a flight; then there were five. Could two be the magic boarding number? United Airlines is trying to find out.
Japanese Airports Highlight Need for More Security Inspectors before Tokyo 2020
Inside the Games - Jun 07, 2018 12:16 PM (ET)
Japanese airports are reportedly struggling to retain sufficient numbers of security inspectors before the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Airports' IT Spending to Top $4.6 Billion by 2023, New Analysis Claims
International Airport Review - Jun 07, 2018 12:15 PM (ET)
Airports worldwide will be spending US$4.63 billion by 2023 as the digital revolution marches on.
Ryanair Recognizes Trade Unions in First Cabin Crew Agreement
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 12:11 PM (ET)
Ryanair has signed its first cabin crew recognition agreement, with the ANPAC and ANPAV unions in Italy, paving the way for the Irish LCC to represent its directly employed cabin crew in Italy.
10- to 14-Person Hyperloop Pods to Complement Air Travel
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 12:10 PM (ET)
Mass transit system Virgin Hyperloop One is likely to operate 10- to 14-person pods, acting as an integrated transport system alongside airlines.
Air China, Air Canada Ink Joint Venture Agreement
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 12:09 PM (ET)
Air China has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Air Canada to enhance its position in the fast-growing Sino-Canada market.
Air China Resumes Beijing-Pyongyang Service
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 12:08 PM (ET)
Air China has resumed its Beijing-Pyongyang, North Korea route, eight months after suspending the service last November after bookings declined. The route is operated 3X-weekly.
LOT Polish Airlines Increases 737 MAX Fleet
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 12:03 PM (ET)
Polish national carrier LOT is acquiring six more Boeing 737 MAX 8s as part of its fleet modernization plans.
Norway Tries Multiple Remote Tower Operations
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)
Norwegian air service provider Avinor and Spanish air traffic management equipment provider Indra have completed the first test in a series of validations to simultaneously manage traffic in multiple airports from a single remote position.
Etihad Goes Double-Daily with Paris A380s
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways will make its double-daily service to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport an all-A380 route, effective Oct. 1, the airline said June 5.
Kuwait Airways to Dispose of Five Aircraft
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Kuwait Airways has appointed aircraft management, marketing and technical services specialist Skytech-AIC to sell five of its aircraft.
SunExpress Selects Immfly IFE Platform
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines joint venture SunExpress has signed up with Barcelona-based connectivity provider Immfly to provide passengers with a digital IFE platform in a move to improve passenger choice and ancillary revenues.
Russian Company to Design Ilyushin Il-114-300 Cabin Interior
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
Ilyushin has selected Russian interiors specialist Rusaviainter to design the cabin for the Il-114-300 turboprop, featuring a 2x2 configuration for 68 passengers.
Airbus BelugaXL on Track for First Flight
Air Transport World - Jun 07, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Airbus said the BelugaXL has passed the ground vibration test (GVT), a requirement for certification of the aircraft that paves the way toward its maiden flight in summer 2018.