Sep 28, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)
Nearly Half of Grand Rapids Airport's $45M Makeover Paid with Private Money
MLive.com (Mich.) - Sep 28, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
The halfway point of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport's $45 million Gateway Transformation Project was celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 27, with a bit of fanfare.
Flights Are Picking Up At Puerto Rico Airport, But The FAA Is Concerned About Radar Damage
NPR - Sep 28, 2017 04:08 PM (ET)
Since Hurricane Maria shattered Puerto Rico, people have been going to San Juan's International Airport to get off the island. Airport officials have their hands full, maintaining order, bringing in humanitarian aid flights, getting commercial flights out and providing water and food for hundreds of people who are stranded there. NPR's John Burnett reports.
Novosibirsk Airport Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat
Tass (Russia) - Sep 28, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport has been evacuated after an anonymous bomb call, the airport’s press service told TASS on Thursday.
TSA Gets New Lease at O'Hare and Midway to Accommodate More Officers
Chicago Sun Times - Sep 28, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has credited a “heroic” effort by the much-maligned Transportation Security Administration for turning the May 2016 meltdown at O’Hare and Midway airports into a summer travel success story.
$2 Million Competition Launched to Develop Personal Flying Devices
General Aviation News - Sep 28, 2017 03:38 PM (ET)
Just launched is a new competition to encourage innovators to create a safe and easy-to-use personal flying device.
FAA to Change John Wayne Airport Flight Path over Newport Beach after Noise Complaints, City Says
Los Angeles Times - Sep 28, 2017 03:37 PM (ET)
Relief could be coming soon for Newport Beach residents who live under departure flight paths from John Wayne Airport.
Airport Systems Break, Causing Chaos at Airports in London, the US and Around the World
Independent (U.K.) - Sep 28, 2017 03:16 PM (ET)
Airline systems around the world broke briefly, causing disruptions in a number of major airports around the world.
Pilot Crisis Has Horizon Air Grappling with Industry's New Reality
Seattle Times - Sep 28, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
Poor pay has hit the supply of pilots at regional airlines, forcing the Horizon Air unit of Alaska Air Group to cancel hundreds of flights. CEO Dave Campbell says Horizon is fighting for its existence. He’s raised pay, added signing bonuses and boosted recruitment.
Air France Taps PASSUR for Traffic Management
Air Traffic Management - Sep 28, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
PASSUR and Air France have formalised a partnership to develop in Europe several core modules of PASSUR Integrated Traffic Management (PITM), designed to increase flight predictability and minimize delays and disruptions by addressing costly and complex air traffic constraints.
Revitalizing the 172 — and GA
General Aviation News - Sep 28, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
It’s an old adage: Everything old is new again. But in the case of Yingling Aviation‘s Ascend 172, it takes a lot of work to make an old plane like new again.
Aviation Faces Pilot Shortage Warning
TTG (U.K.) - Sep 28, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
Ryanair’s flight issues are “just the tip of an iceberg” that could see flight prices soar due to a worldwide pilot shortage, according to an aviation expert.
Officials Say Airport Work to Begin in Spring
San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 28, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
Officials say improvement work at a Vermont airport is scheduled to start in March, with the airport hopefully reopening by June 1.
SkyWest Hit With $2.5M Verdict In Fired Worker's ADA Suit
Law360 - Sep 28, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
A Colorado federal jury Monday found SkyWest Airlines Inc. liable on all counts in a disability discrimination case, awarding $2.45 million to a former employee who was fired after contracting kidney disease, according to a verdict form.
UK 'Bitterly Disappointed' By Duties On Bombardier Jets
Law360 - Sep 28, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she is “bitterly disappointed” by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary decision to impose a 220 percent duty on Canada-based Bombardier Inc.’s new line of commercial jets, a move that could reportedly affect 4,200 workers in Northern Ireland.
Can Ryanair Survive Yet Another Storm?
The Week (U.K.) - Sep 28, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Budget airline Ryanair is cancelling another 400,000 bookings between November and March, the carrier said yesterday.
Salt Lake City May Stick with Deluxe, Elevated Airport TRAX at Four Times the Cost of Basic Plan
Salt Lake Tribune - Sep 28, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
The Salt Lake City Council signaled Wednesday that it might spend an extra $50 million for a deluxe TRAX station and rail at the airport — after Utah Transit Authority leaders said they will pay only for a much cheaper basic version.
Descendants of World War II Internees Oppose Proposed Airport Fence on Former Camp
NBC News - Sep 28, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
A plan to build an airport fence on land in California that once served as a Japanese-American incarceration camp is angering opponents of the proposal who believe it’s an affront to the men, women, and children who were forced to live there.
Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Increasing Despite Limited Airport Access
Flying Magazine - Sep 28, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
At least 10 people are dead and as much as $85 billion in insured losses have been reported since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm last Wednesday. Some officials have called the aftermath “apocalyptic,” while one said Maria set Puerto Rico back “20 to 30 years.” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz painted an even grimmer picture of what’s to come, while Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Puerto Rico is “essentially devastated.”
Firms Compete to Open New Shops in Retail Revamp at Atlanta Airport
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Sep 28, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
Sixteen companies are competing for contracts to open new shops at Hartsfield-Jackson International in a massive revamp of retail outlets at the world’s busiest airport.
What the Next Phase of CLT Renovations Holds for Passengers
Charlotte (N.C.) Business Journal - Sep 28, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
As several projects remain underway equipping Charlotte Douglas International Airport for continued growth, airport officials are looking ahead to what terminal improvements lie on the horizon.
Delta Faces 220% Duty on CSeries After US Commerce Subsidy Ruling
Air Transport World - Sep 28, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
The US will impose a duty of almost 220% on Bombardier CSeries imports if a parallel price-dumping investigation finds subsidies on the narrowbody jet ordered by Delta Air Lines in April 2016 threaten to materially damage Boeing. The duty is expected to be in place before deliveries to Delta begin in April.
Southwest Apologizes After Passenger is Removed from Flight, Arrested
Air Transport World - Sep 28, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has publicly apologized to a passenger who was physically pulled off a Boeing 737 by law enforcement officers at Baltimore/Washington International Airport over a pet-allergy dispute.
WestJet Names New ULCC 'Swoop'
Air Transport World - Sep 28, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet has announced the name and logo for its ultra-LCC subsidiary in Canada will be Swoop. The new ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018.
Why the Delta CSeries Order is Worth All the Trouble for Bombardier
Air Transport World - Sep 28, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines’ order for 75 firm CSeries aircraft placed in April 2016 was probably the most significant commercial aircraft order ever won by Montreal-based Bombardier. Both Boeing and Embraer took notice; the US and Brazilian aircraft manufacturers have made the Delta order the cause celebre in two brewing international trade disputes over alleged CSeries subsidies—one between the US and Canada and another between Brazil and Canada.
Lufthansa, Eurowings to Take Over Several Airberlin Long-Haul Routes
Air Transport World - Sep 28, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Lufthansa will expand its long-haul network from Berlin and Dusseldorf from Nov. 8, as insolvent airberlin ceases long-haul flight operations by Oct. 15, as leasing companies gradually withdraw their A330 fleet.
United Seeks Daily Houston-Havana Route; Touts Trade Potential
Air Transport World - Sep 28, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Chicago-based United Airlines is looking to increase its service between Houston, Texas and Havana, Cuba from Saturday-only to daily flights, and on Sept. 26 filed an application for US Department of Transportation (DOT) approval.