Sep 06, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Flight Diverted from Medford Because of Smoke
Mail Tribune (Southern Ore.) - Sep 06, 2017 05:12 PM (ET)
Wildfire smoke blanketing the state from the California border to the Columbia River put a crimp into air travel Tuesday afternoon.
JetBlue to Expand Program That Turns Grocery Clerks Into Pilots
Bloomberg - Sep 06, 2017 05:11 PM (ET)
JetBlue Airways Corp. is looking for more supermarket clerks and accountants to train to fly its planes as the U.S. airline industry copes with a looming pilot shortage.
As Major Airlines Scoop Up Pilots, Regional Carriers See A Shortage
Vermont Public Radio - Sep 06, 2017 05:11 PM (ET)
After officials blamed a deadly 2009 commuter plane crash in upstate New York on pilot error and inexperience, Congress responded by mandating more training for commercial pilots.
Indiana Lands First Year-Round Nonstop Flight to Europe
Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Ind.) - Sep 06, 2017 03:43 PM (ET)
Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined executives from Delta Air Lines today to announce new nonstop air service from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. A key part of Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level Agenda, the new flight will provide a critical link connecting Indiana businesses with global markets.
More Than 95% Of Airlines and Airports Intend to Invest in Cybersecurity Over Next Three Years
APEX - Sep 06, 2017 03:42 PM (ET)
Airlines and airports are set to invest nearly $33 billion in IT this year. Cybersecurity tops that spend, with 95% of airlines and 96% of airports intend to invest in major programs or R&D on cybersecurity initiatives over the next three years.
United Airlines Won't Be Fined for Passenger-Dragging Incident, Feds Say
Los Angeles Times - Sep 06, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
United Airlines won’t be punished by the federal government over the forced removal of a passenger from a flight in April that put a spotlight on the growing tensions between airlines and travelers on crowded flights.
Flyers Ask 11th Circ. To Reverse Delta Win In Bag-Fee Suit
Law360 - Sep 06, 2017 02:01 PM (ET)
Air passengers alleging Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Airways Inc. colluded to institute a first-checked baggage fee asked an Eleventh Circuit panel on Friday to reverse the airlines' summary judgment win, saying that they negotiated their agreement, in part, in public.
AR Glasses are Giving Airport Ground Staff Superpowers on the Runway
Mashable - Sep 06, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
The world's best airport is getting an augmented reality upgrade.
Hurricane Irma: Key West Airport Will Halt Flights on Wednesday
USA Today - Sep 06, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
The Key West International Airport in Florida says it will close Wednesday evening, suspending all flight indefinitely as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the region.
Lufthansa Defends Voltage Patent Word Choice To Fed. Circ.
Law360 - Sep 06, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Lufthansa’s maintenance and engineering unit on Tuesday stood by its decision to change a key word choice for airline power outlet technology while seeking a since-nixed patent on the invention, telling a skeptical Federal Circuit panel that the removed word was “redundant” and the patent should be revived.
Airlines for America's Nick Calio
Travel Weekly - Sep 06, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
With Congress slated to debate FAA reauthorization this fall, the trade group Airlines for America (A4A) finds itself in the middle of numerous political battles. The group, for example, is championing the proposed privatization of the U.S. air traffic control system but opposes proposals to raise the cap on ticket fees that airports can collect and to regulate aircraft seat configurations. Airlines editor Robert Silk caught up with A4A CEO Nick Calio in Las Vegas last week to discuss those and other issues.
JAL Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Engine Trouble
Yahoo News - Sep 06, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
A Japan Airlines flight bound for New York made an emergency landing at a Tokyo airport on Tuesday due to engine trouble, the company said.
Ride Share Drivers Required To "Check In" At Airport
EverythingLubbock.com (Texas) - Sep 06, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Uber and Lyft drivers commuting to Preston Smith International Airport have faced a new “roadblock” when picking up and dropping off passengers.
B.E. Hires Airport Manager
Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel - Sep 06, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Blue Earth City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Luke Steier as the new manager of the Blue Earth Municipal Airport.
Changi Airport to Open Terminal 4 on Oct 31; 9 Airlines to Operate from New Terminal
Straits Times (Singapore) - Sep 06, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 will open on Oct 31 – a critical milestone for the airport as it goes live with new technology, systems and procedures that could shape the future of air travel in Singapore.
Clark County Commission Votes to Ban Marijuana Advertising at McCarran Airport
KTNV (Las Vegas) - Sep 06, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Clark County Commissioners have voted to ban both the possession and advertisement of marijuana at McCarran International Airport.
Airport's Economic Impact Tops $265 Million
Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette - Sep 06, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport's regional economic impact more than doubled in the last seven years.
After Nearly 13,000 Harvey Cancellations, Irma is New Threat to Airline Flights
USA Today - Sep 06, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Another hurricane threat has emerged for airlines this week with Irma threatening to snarl U.S flight schedules. That comes just as the industry was trying to get back on track in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.
Denver Airport to Allow Dozens of Bison to Roam Free
Fox News - Sep 06, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Denver International Airport is part of a plan to allow bison from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to roam on 200 acres of land belonging to the airport.
Air France-KLM Shareholders Approve China Eastern, Delta Buy-In
Air Transport World - Sep 06, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
Shareholders at Air France-KLM have approved plans for fellow SkyTeam alliance members China Eastern Airlines and US major Delta Air Lines to each acquire 10% of the Franco-Dutch group.
European Commission Approves Airberlin Bridge Loan
Air Transport World - Sep 06, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
The European Commission has approved Germany’s plans to grant airberlin a temporary €150 million ($178 million) bridge loan.
UK Lifts Cairo PED Ban
Air Transport World - Sep 06, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
The United Kingdom has lifted its ban on in-cabin carriage of large personal electronic devices (PEDs) from Cairo International Airport to the UK.
Horizon Air to Defer Six Embraer E175s
Air Transport World - Sep 06, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines’ Seattle-based regional flying subsidiary Horizon Air will defer delivery of six Embraer E175s, an Alaska Airlines spokesperson confirmed with ATW. “As to what is going to happen with those aircraft, nothing has yet been finalized,” the spokesperson said.
Virgin Atlantic Completes Wi-Fi Roll Out
Air Transport World - Sep 06, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic has completed its Wi-Fi roll-out, which the airline said makes it the first European airline to be fully connected.
United Airlines 'Skill' for Alexa-Enabled Devices Goes Live
Air Transport World - Sep 06, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
Chicago-based United Airlines passengers can now utilize Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices to access flight information, with the Sept. 5 unveiling of a new United Airlines’ Alexa skill on Amazon’s website.