Sep 21, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
The Pilot Shortage That's Putting the Aviation Industry at Risk
Robb Report (Los Angeles) - Sep 21, 2017 03:32 PM (ET)
Four years ago, in the 2013 edition of Robb Report’s Private Aviation Sourcebook, Pete Agur talked about the potential downside to a continued economic upswing following the Great Recession: a pilot shortage.
Hayward Area Happenings: Airport Open House
East Bay Times (Calif.) - Sep 21, 2017 02:40 PM (ET)
Hayward Executive Airport’s open house Sunday will have free airplane rides for kids, vintage aircraft, warbirds and tours of the control tower.
Expansion Planned for Georgetown County Airport
South Strand News (Georgetown County, S.C.) - Sep 21, 2017 02:39 PM (ET)
In the not-so-distant future, pilots and passengers flying into the Georgetown County Airport may be welcomed by a larger, improved airport that offers a variety of maintenance and storage options, as well as other amenities.
BARKitecture: Denver Airport Shows Off Fancy, Solar-Powered Doghouses for Sustainability Competition
Denver Post - Sep 21, 2017 01:39 PM (ET)
Over the next few weeks, travelers passing through Denver International Airport might instead find themselves at the doghouse.
NTSB Alerts and Videos Focus on Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
General Aviation News - Sep 21, 2017 12:16 PM (ET)
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued two safety alerts to increase awareness among aircraft mechanics and pilots of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Airport Board Gives Director Approval to Begin $1.3 Million Terminal Expansion
Exponent Telegram (W.Va.) - Sep 21, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
Benedum Airport Authority members gave airport director Rick Rock approval to begin an extensive expansion of the terminal building at North Central West Virginia Airport during their meeting Wednesday.
Airport Board Looks to Save Money on New Terminal
Business Record (Des Moines, Iowa) - Sep 21, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
The Des Moines airport board plans to meet with consultants to look for ways to save money on a proposed new terminal, part of a planned $525 million airport overhaul.
Pa. Contractor To Pay $3.5M Over FAA Building Fire In NJ
Law360 - Sep 21, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
A Pennsylvania-based contractor has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the U.S. government to resolve a New Jersey federal court action alleging that the business caused a 2012 fire at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Atlantic City, authorities announced Tuesday.
MIA Mobile App Named “Best Immigration Initiative” by Global Forum
Travel Daily News - Sep 21, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Miami International Airport’s recently upgraded mobile app MIA Airport Official was named “Best Immigration Initiative” this month at the 2017 Future Travel Experience (FTE) Global Awards ceremony. MIA was recognized for being the first airport in the world authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to integrate Mobile Passport Control into its mobile application, making MIA Airport Official a digital one-stop shop for MIA travelers. Previously, the only option travelers had was to download the separate Mobile Passport Control app if they wanted to clear passport control via mobile device.
Norwegian Air's Global Expansion Draws Fire From a Jilted Rival
Bloomberg - Sep 21, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Norwegian Air “is not long for this world,” says Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair Holdings Plc, itself in turmoil thanks to a pilot-staffing pinch that’s killed travel plans for hundreds of thousands of customers.
As Airlines Get $1.2 Billion in Bag Fees, Airports Ask 'What About Us?'
Bloomberg BNA - Sep 21, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
U.S. passenger airlines saw their fifth straight quarter of increasing revenue from baggage fees, collecting $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to new data from the Department of Transportation. Now airports are asking: What about us?
Airlines Set Record Charging $7.1 Billion Fees for Bags and Flight Changes Last Year
USA Today - Sep 21, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Airlines collected a record $7 billion last year in fees on baggage and flight changes, reflecting a steady rise in those fees since 2010, according to a government report Wednesday.
Main Runway At Mumbai Airport Remain Shut, Over 180 Flights Cancelled
NDTV (India) - Sep 21, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
"As many as 183 flights have been cancelled since last night besides dozens other diverted to nearby airports due to the prolonged closure of the main runway in the wake of the SpiceJet aircraft incident," a source said.
Tallahassee International Airport Director Resigns
WTXL (Tallahassee, Fla.) - Sep 21, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Airport Director Chris Curry has resigned from his position at Tallahassee International Airport (TLH).
CVG's Candace McGraw Named Chair of Airports Council International – North America
Lane Report (Ky.) - Sep 21, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Outgoing Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Chair Bill Vanecek, director of Aviation at Buffalo Niagara International, turned over the chair position of the ACI-NA Board of Directors to Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, during a special reception on Tuesday at the ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, TX.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport Recognized for Sustainability
Chronicle Herald (Canada) - Sep 21, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Airports Council International-North America recognized Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts this week during an airport conference in Fort Worth, Tex.
Glasgow Airport Appeal Over Lost Soft Toys
BBC News (U.K.) - Sep 21, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
An airport has launched an appeal to reunite young passengers with hundreds of teddies left behind on their travels.
Senate Commerce Chairman 'Encouraging' Six-Month FAA Extension
Bloomberg - Sep 21, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Six months is the length that the chairman of the Senate’s transportation panel is “encouraging” his House counterpart to extend the FAA’s authorization, he told Bloomberg BNA.
Full List of Flights Ryanair Has Cancelled Because of the Pilot Shortage
Braintree & Witham Times (U.K.) - Sep 21, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
More than 400,000 people are believed to be affected after the budget airline scrapped up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks, due to an issue with the pilots' rota.
Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage Prompts Scores of Cancellations
Air Transport World - Sep 21, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
A damaged pipeline has led to rationing by the oil company supplying New Zealand’s Auckland Airport with jet fuel, prompting delays and cancellations on scores of flights operating out of the country’s biggest airport.
Monarch Airlines Conducts Strategy Review
Air Transport World - Sep 21, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
UK-based scheduled leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is carrying out a major review of its operations to plot its future course, and has begun talks with potential strategic partners.
Virgin Australia Tests Off-Airport Check-In Service
Air Transport World - Sep 21, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Virgin Australia has begun using a “pop-up” baggage check-in service developed jointly by Australian aviation tech company OACIS (Off Airport Check-in Solutions) and Madrid-based travel industry IT developer Amadeus.
Lessor TrueNoord Boosts Expansion Plans with New Investor
Air Transport World - Sep 21, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Netherlands-based lessor TrueNoord has picked up a new investor that it says will help provide increased funding for its planned expansion in the regional aircraft market.