Oct 16, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
Small Airports Could Soon Be Doomed Thanks to America's Growing Pilot Shortage
Fortune - Oct 16, 2017 05:08 PM (ET)
You may or may not have noticed, but flying from New York City to Billings, Mont. is more expensive than flying to Los Angeles. In fact, this gap is on the verge of widening due to a national pilot shortage. Why? Simple supply and demand.
Alaska Airlines Announces Additional Flights from Albuquerque
KRQE (Albuquerque, N.M.) - Oct 16, 2017 05:07 PM (ET)
More flights are coming to the Sunport.
Business of Pajamas, Pillows and Bragging Rights on Airplanes
Skift - Oct 16, 2017 05:07 PM (ET)
If you like wearing airline-branded pajamas in first and business class on major international airlines, you might want to thank film actor Jessica Alba.
Changi Airport Armed with $1.35b Fund to Export Expertise
Straits Times (Singapore) - Oct 16, 2017 02:25 PM (ET)
Changi Airport has set up a more than US$1 billion (S$1.35 billion) kitty - partly funded by external investors - to fuel ambitious plans to export its technical and operational expertise.
Passengers Describe Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight
Sacramento (Calif.) Bee - Oct 16, 2017 02:24 PM (ET)
Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended.
Drone Crashes Into Plane as It Approached Airport in Canada
KTLA (Los Angeles) - Oct 16, 2017 12:30 PM (ET)
A drone crashed into a commercial airplane in Canada, the first time such an incident has occurred in the country, the government said Sunday.
Ophelia Means Flights Out of Newquay Airport Cancelled or Delayed
CornwallLIVE (U.K.) - Oct 16, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
Several flights out of Newquay airport have been cancelled, diverted or delayed and more could be affected as ex-hurricane Ophelia prepares to make landfall.
Work Recommences to Upgrade Suriname's International Airport
Caribbean News Now - Oct 16, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
The Johan Pengel International Airport, built by the United States during World War II, resumed work last week on expanding and upgrading the departure lounge after years of delays due to a long and protracted battle between the government of Suriname and state-owned Surinam Airways (SLM) over the ownership of the departure wing of the airport at Zandery.
Do You Have What It Takes to Survive a GA Accident?
General Aviation News - Oct 16, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
The FAA has just released a fact sheet on surviving a general aviation accident.
Beijing Proudly Unveils Mega-Airport Due to Open in 2019
Reuters - Oct 16, 2017 12:13 PM (ET)
China's capital unveiled the "shining example" of its 80 billion yuan (£9.1 billion) new airport on Monday, tipped to become one of the world's largest when it opens in October 2019 amid a massive infrastructure drive overseen by President Xi Jinping.
The Sky's the Limit: Charleston's Yeager Airport Marks 70 Years of Service
State Journal (Charleston, W.Va.) - Oct 16, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
Like many young boys growing up in the Charleston area, Nick Keller was fascinated by airplanes. He loved to go to Yeager Airport to watch the planes take off and land.
Emergency Services Greet Flybe Plane at Dublin Airport Amid Smell of Fumes in Cockpit
The Sun (U.K.) - Oct 16, 2017 12:11 PM (ET)
A Flybe plane has been greeted by emergency service workers at Dublin Airport after crew staff smelt fumes in the cockpit.
Albert J. Ellis Airport to Get Air Traffic Control Tower
WCTI (New Bern, N.C.) - Oct 16, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
Albert J. Ellis airport is taking off on a new endeavor - building a six-story high air traffic control tower.
MO: Closure of Hannibal's Airport for Repairs Debated
Aviation Pros - Oct 16, 2017 12:03 PM (ET)
As aviation traffic continues to increase at Hannibal Regional Airport, finding a suitable time to close the runway for maintenance becomes increasingly difficult to pinpoint. Such was the challenge facing members of the Airport Advisory Board.
Council to Vote on Airport Development Plan
Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.) - Oct 16, 2017 12:02 PM (ET)
The Thibodaux City Council will be voting Tuesday on a plan for future development of the Thibodaux Municipal Airport.
Iloilo Int'l Airport Resumes Operations
Inquirer (Philippines) - Oct 16, 2017 12:01 PM (ET)
Operations of the Iloilo International Airport resumed at 2 p.m. on Monday, more than two and a half days after it was closed due to a Cebu Pacific plane that overshot the runway.
United Pilot Can't Dodge Qualification Issues In Bias Suit
Law360 - Oct 16, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)
A Virginia federal judge ruled Thursday that a United Airlines pilot can’t pursue claims that the airline didn’t promote him to various managerial positions because he is African-American, saying the pilot couldn’t prove that he was demonstrably more qualified than the individuals who got the jobs.
Passengers Sue Gov't Over CBP Identity Checks After Landing
Law360 - Oct 16, 2017 11:59 AM (ET)
Nine airline passengers sued the government in New York federal court Thursday over an incident this year in which two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reportedly forced people to show ID while getting off a domestic flight, claiming their Fourth Amendment rights had been violated.
Airport Worker Busted Opening Passenger Bags, Stealing Items
Fox News - Oct 16, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Abdullah Hayee Mayeh was arrested October 12 following video footage that circulated showing him opening airplane passenger’s bags in the luggage compartment of a Jetstar flight and stealing the contents inside.
Take a Peek Inside the SLO Airport's New Terminal
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Oct 16, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
A preview tour of the new terminal at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Sunday revealed a building filled with light, featuring an outdoor courtyard and much more space, and designed with an eye toward the future.
St. Helena Is Now Open to Tourists After Its First CommIercial Flight
news.com.au (Australia) - Oct 16, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
One of the world’s most isolated, yet fascinating, places is about to become a traveller’s paradise after its first commercial flight landed on Saturday.
Strike Ends at Toronto's Pearson Airport
Toronto Star (Canada) - Oct 16, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Striking ground crews accepted a tentative contract Sunday and will return to work Wednesday. The 700 workers walked off the job July 27.
Russia's Air Traffic Control Reports 8.2% Record Growth
Air Transport World - Oct 16, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Russia’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) handled a record number of flights during the first nine months of 2017, ATC said in a statement Oct. 13.
Brussels Airport to Upgrade Airbridges
Air Transport World - Oct 16, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Brussels Airport in Belgium is to spend more than €52 million ($61 million) to re-equip one of its piers with modern airbridges in a substantial investment program aimed at improving customer services.
Basic Economy Is a Success If It Does NOT Sell
Air Transport World - Oct 16, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
A key to understanding airlines’ basic economy fare strategy is this: the carriers are more than happy if basic economy tickets ultimately don’t sell well. These fares are meant to ward off defections to ultra low-cost carriers or, if there is no ULCC competition on a given route, to simply get price-conscious customers in the door.
FAA Adopts Stage 5 Noise Standard on New Aircraft Designs
Air Transport World - Oct 16, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
FAA has adopted a new noise standard that will result in a volume decrease of seven decibels (dBs) for certain newly designed subsonic aircraft.