Sep 08, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
US Now Has 60,000 Part 107 Drone Pilots
Avionics - Sep 08, 2017 06:02 PM (ET)
A little more than a year after the FAA finalized its small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Part 107 rules, 60,000 people have obtained remote pilot certificates. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta gave an update on the agency’s latest progress with integrating small drones into the U.S. national airspace system at the 2017 InterDrone conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
The U.S. Air Traffic Control System May Not Be Broken After All
Bloomberg - Sep 08, 2017 06:01 PM (ET)
Efforts to upgrade the U.S. air-traffic system are on budget and steadily improving flight efficiency, a government watchdog has found, contradicting assertions by President Donald Trump and airline executives.
The Astroturf Is Greener on the Other Side of Air Traffic Debate
Bloomberg BNA - Sep 08, 2017 03:53 PM (ET)
A former air traffic control professional, who was publicly critical as recently as late June of the administration’s efforts to privatize air traffic control operation, has emerged as a founder of a “grassroots” organization promoting legislation to spin off air traffic from the government.
Angel Flight Pilots Help in Aftermath of Harvey
General Aviation News - Sep 08, 2017 12:18 PM (ET)
When the frantic call to deliver lifesaving infant formula to a Beaumont-area hospital came in, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight South Central were in the air in less than an hour.
Drones Changing the Face of Aviation
General Aviation News - Sep 08, 2017 12:17 PM (ET)
A host of new users is changing the world of aviation, according to officials with the FAA.
Airport Board Approves Bid for Apron Expansion
Idaho Mountain Express - Sep 08, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
Construction on an additional commercial aircraft parking spot on Friedman Memorial Airport’s runway apron is set to take place in the spring and fall of 2018, pausing for the summer, with a goal of completion at the end of that fall.
Embraer Secures Its 2018 Production With a Big E175 Order
The Motley Fool - Sep 08, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
Shares of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer lost more than half of their value between late 2014 and mid-2017. Order activity for the company's commercial aircraft started to slow during this period, while profit margins plunged at Embraer's executive aviation and defense segments.
United Escapes Aircraft Repair FCA Suit
Law360 - Sep 08, 2017 12:13 PM (ET)
A South Carolina federal judge quashed a False Claims Act suit alleging United Airlines Inc. provided shoddy work under a U.S. Air Force maintenance deal, ruling Thursday that the plaintiff ex-worker failed to identify a specific false claim the airline made to the government.
Rental Car Workers at Seattle Airport Win Nearly $2 Million in Lawsuit Over $15 Minimum Wage
Los Angeles Times - Sep 08, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Workers here in the first U.S. city to establish a $15-an-hour minimum wage have won another multimillion-dollar settlement in a four-year battle to force employers to abide by the new law.
Man Armed With Knife Shot By Police At Miami International Airport
CBS Miami - Sep 08, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
A confrontation with police at Miami International Airport led to a man being shot, a senior law enforcement official told CBS4 News.
Pair of Airport Upgrades May Be on Horizon, Officials Say
Rome (N.Y.) Sentinel - Sep 08, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
The county aviation commissioner hopes to land two Griffiss International Airport building upgrades at Griffiss International Airport in 2018.
Charleston Airport Selects Firm to Design New Parking Deck, Road Realignment
Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) - Sep 08, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
A Charleston-based architectural firm will design the new parking deck and realigned loop road at the state's busiest airport to alleviate congestion.
Your Misery at the Airport Is Great for Business
Slate - Sep 08, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
RadioShack is barely walking—but InMotion Entertainment Group, which sells electronics in airports, is thriving. It now has 125 locations and is the 43rd-largest consumer electronics company in the U.S.
Penair Stopping Air Service to Nebraska Routes After Sept. 10
KNOP (North Platte, Neb.) - Sep 08, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
Penair is ending their air service to North Platte, Scottsbluff, and Kearney nearly 2 months earlier than expected.
How We Ruined Airline Jobs
Slate - Sep 08, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
Working in aviation has lost its glamor. It happened because the law gave carriers every advantage over their workforces—and because we demanded lower airfare.
US Airlines Deny Hurricane Gouging, Cap Florida Flight Prices
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
US airlines, under fire from people trying to get flights out of southern Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma and seeing high fares, are putting caps on one-way direct fares for travel out of the state.
Air Astana Launches Inflight High-Speed Internet
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has launched high-speed broadband inflight connectivity on its first Boeing 767-300ER. The system installation on its second aircraft is expected to be completed in October.
Juneyao Airlines' 1H Net Profit Down 12% on Higher Fuel Prices
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Juneyao Airlines reported a 2017 first-half net profit of CNY624.9 million ($92.1 million), down 12% over net income of CNY710.2 million in the year-ago period because of higher fuel prices.
Russia Authorizes Electronic Boarding Passes
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Russia’s Ministry of Transport enacted a decree Sept. 5 allowing local carriers to use electronic boarding passes.
Ryanair Opens Tenth Base in Germany
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair has opened its tenth base in Germany with a Boeing 737-800 at Memmingen, which is located southwest of Munich. The base represents a $100 million investment.
Russia's UTair Widens Net Loss in 1H
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Russia’s UTair Aviation reported a 2017 first-half net loss of RUB3.7 billion ($62.6 million), widened from RUB684.9 million in the year-ago period.
ANA Takes First A321neo
Air Transport World - Sep 08, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, becoming the launch operator of the version of the aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.