Jul 20, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)
Delta Brings Biometric Boarding to Detroit Airport
Conde Nast Traveler (New York, N.Y.) - Jul 20, 2018 12:13 PM (ET)
If you’re flying out of Detroit, starting this week you could find an unexpected perk: the ability to stroll onto the plane without presenting a smartphone or a piece of paper. Your face, in effect, will serve as your boarding pass.
Women in Aviation Numbers Set to Soar if WAI have Anything to do with it
International Airport Review (Westerham, United Kingdom) - Jul 20, 2018 12:09 PM (ET)
Women pilots make up a mere three per cent of the worldwide total. Consequently Women in Aviation International (WAI) have made it their mission to encourage young women into the aviation industry with its ‘See her be her’ campaign, one of the many features of this year’s Farnborough Airshow.
TSA-Approved Ways to Shorten the Airport Screening Line
Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) - Jul 20, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card.
Fairhope Airport Gets $3.3 Million to Expand
WKRG News 5 (Foley, Ala.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:59 AM (ET)
H.L. Callahan airport in Fairhope is one of 25 Alabama airports cashing in on federal grants. Callahan will get $3.3 million in grants to add a new taxiway and taxiway access.
Delta will Fly from RDU to Nation's Third Busiest Airport for the First Time
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:56 AM (ET)
The busiest airline at Raleigh-Durham International Airport will begin flying nonstop to the nation’s third busiest airport next spring.
New Technology May Help Airlines Cut Pricey Fuel Consumption and Meet Environmental Regulations
Forbes (New York, N.Y.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:53 AM (ET)
Jet fuel prices are 50 percent higher than last year, with more than half of that rise coming in the past three months, as crude oil prices reach the highest level since 2014 and mounting demand globally for air travel pushes up total fuel consumption. Assuming these trends persist, airlines could be looking at significant future operating cost increases.
Boone County Regional Airport Enjoying Additional Parking
Harrison Daily Times (Harrison, Ark.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:50 AM (ET)
“We could not have done this parking lot expansion without the help of the Heavy Equipment class at North Arkansas College. We are so grateful to Chad Hathaway and his class for the great work they did,” Boone County Airport manager Judy McCutcheon told board members during their Tuesday, July 17, meeting.
Boeing, Hawaiian Airlines Finalize Deal on 787s
Reuters (Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom) - Jul 20, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines said on Thursday it would buy 10 787-9 widebodies from Boeing Co with purchase rights for up to 10 more 787 aircraft, putting pressure on rival Airbus to defend its A330neo jet against the Boeing series.
Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines Broaden their Joint Venture
Reuters (Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom) - Jul 20, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) and its stakeholder and business partner China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) announced plans on Thursday to broaden their joint venture to take in new routes.
British Airways Announces Commitment for Three Boeing 777-300ERs
AviationTribune (Tallin, Estonia) - Jul 20, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
Boeing and British Airways today announced a commitment for three Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes.
Amsterdam Schiphol Introduces on-the-doorstep Collection for Passenger's Bags
International Airport Review (Westerham, United Kingdom) - Jul 20, 2018 11:37 AM (ET)
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Scarabee Aviation Group have developed a system allowing passengers to have their bags collected and checked in remotely – doing away with the need to drag them to the airport.
Malaysia Airlines Implements SkyBreathe
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:36 AM (ET)
Malaysia Airlines, the country's national carrier, in collaboration with OpenAirlines, announced the successful implementation of SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency, an advanced system to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions of their fleet.
Plattsburgh Flies High in Farnborough Airshow Catalog
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
Greater Plattsburgh's achievements have been highlighted to a global audience.
Qatar Airways Announces Triple Daily Flights to Manchester
AviationTribune (Tallin, Estonia) - Jul 20, 2018 11:30 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways has announced it will be increasing the frequency of its flights between Manchester and Doha to triple daily from May 2019.
'TaxiBots' will Tow Planes at Delhi Airport to Save Fuel, Cut Pollution
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)
To curb air pollution and to help airlines save fuel, the Delhi airport operator is all set to buy TaxiBot -- 'pilot-controlled semi-robotic machines' that tow aircraft from parking bays to the runway with their engine switched off, preventing any use of fuel.
Pryor Field to Receive Grant for Taxiway Lighting Reconstruction
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
Pryor Field Regional Airport in Tanner is receiving $495,900 from a federal grant for taxiway lighting reconstruction.
Miami-Opa Locka Executive Named Airport of the Year
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:25 AM (ET)
On July 14, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) named Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF) the state of Florida’s General Aviation Airport of the Year, in recognition of the airport’s outstanding achievements in airport safety, aesthetics and overall management.
Frontier Airlines Adds New Routes from North Carolina
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 20, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
Frontier Airlines is expanding its signature low-fare service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and six new cities, starting just in time for Thanksgiving and holiday travel. The addition of these destinations, which includes flights to Jamaica, means the airline will serve 27 cities non-stop from the Triangle.
Airbus BelugaXL Completes First Flight in Toulouse
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 11:10 AM (ET)
Airbus’s first BelugaXL has completed its first flight, paving the way for a 10-month long flight test certification campaign and a planned entry into service next year.
VietJet Eyes Longer Range Airbus A321neos, Widebodies
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
Vietnamese LCC VietJet indicated it is seriously looking at the Airbus A321LR, the long-range version of the A321neo that will enter service later this year, as well as the proposed A321XLR.
TUI Studies Wi-Fi, Eyes Switch to MAX 10s
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
European leisure specialist TUI Group is considering swapping some of its later Boeing 737 MAX 8 deliveries to the larger MAX 10 and, separately, is performing a series of Wi-Fi evaluations.
Air Italy Aims for Upgraded Service
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 10:57 AM (ET)
Newly rebranded Air Italy will not attempt to copy Qatar Airways’ style, despite the Arab carrier having taken a 49% stake in the company, the Italian carrier’s chief customer experience (CCE) officer said July 18.
London Area Authorities to Challenge Heathrow Third Runway
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
A group of local authorities in the London area have notified the UK Secretary of State for Transport it will seek a judicial review of the government's decision to support a third Heathrow runway.
Ryanair Inks Deal with Germany-Based Verdi Cabin Crew Union
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 10:50 AM (ET)
Ryanair has signed its third cabin crew union recognition agreement with the Verdi Union to represent directly employed cabin crew based in Germany.
AirBaltic to Move to an All-A220 Fleet by 2022
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
Latvian carrier airBaltic will phase out its 11 remaining Boeing 737s by 2020 and 12 Bombardier Q400s by 2022, leaving it with an all Airbus A220-300 fleet. AirBaltic was the A220-300 launch customer, when the program was branded as the Bombardier CSeries.