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Raytheon says new U.S. civilian cyber contract worth about $1 billion

Raytheon Co on Monday said a new five-year contract it won from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help more than 100 civilian agencies manage their computer security could be worth $1 billion, a key win for the company. Raytheon said DHS selected it to be the prime contractor and systems integrator for the agency's Network Security Deployment (NSD) division, and its National Cyber...

Delta: Privatizing ATO threatens customer service

A proposal for inclusion in the FAA reauthorization bill this fall would separate the nation’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) from the FAA into a new organization outside of the federal government. While Delta agrees that improvements to handling our near-capacity air space need to continue, we believe that privatizing the ATO is not the answer. In fact, the process of separating the ATO...

JFK airport reopens runway after major modernization

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced the resumption of flights on a major runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport, following substantial completion of a $400 million modernization project designed to help reduce delays, enhance safety and increase the surface’s lifespan. JFK Airport now has all four of its runways in full use for the first time since the s...

FAA proposes $114,975 penalty against Sun Country Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $114,975 civil penalty against MN Airlines, LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines, for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges that Sun Country, of Mendota Heights, Minn., failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negativ...

Student Loans Could Help Avert U.S. Airline Pilot Shortage: Union Head

The head of the world's largest pilots union urged the airline industry on Monday to find ways to alleviate the rising costs of aviators' schooling, saying a shortage of regional airline pilots looms in the United States. The expensive education required to become a pilot, coupled with the low wages and benefits of entry-level jobs, is deterring the next generation of pilots f...

Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Celebrate Milestone 70th 777 Delivery

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated a significant achievement today with the delivery of the airline's 70th 777 aircraft -- also the last and 53rd 777-300ER (Extended Range) of its confirmed orders -- that has made Cathay Asia's largest operator of the 777 fleet. With today's delivery, Cathay Pacific's 777 aircraft fleet comprises of 53 777-300E...

Southwest Paid US$120 Million for 2 Gates at Dallas Airport

Southwest Airlines is so intent on strengthening its grip over Dallas Love Field that it is paying United Airlines US$120 million to control two more gates at the airport near downtown. Southwest disclosed the deal Monday during a hearing on a court fight that will determine whether Delta Air Lines can stay at Love Field. The hearing gave a rare glimpse into the high-stakes dealing...

2 Southwest Airlines Planes Bump at Sea-Tac; No Injuries

A Southwest Airlines jet struck another of the carrier's aircraft at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport early Monday morning as they were being prepared to be towed to the gates to pick up passengers and crew. Nobody was hurt in the slow-moving crash, said Perry Cooper, airport spokesman. Cooper likened the 6:30 a.m. mishap to "taking the emergency brake off your car and...

Hydraulic Issues on Aer Lingus Flight Causes Fire in Brakes upon Emergency Landing at JFK Airport

An Aer Lingus flight had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff after experiencing hydraulic issues. Aer Lingus flight #110 departed JFK at 7:15 p.m. to Shannon, Ireland returned to JFK at 7:30 p.m. The Boeing 757 reported hydraulic failure, landing gear door problems, and no flaps. The plane came in faster than normal and landed runway 22 left. ARFF trucks are on scene as...

Republic Air, Pilots Agree to Tentative Three-Year Labor Pact

Regional carrier Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which has been warning for several months that it could be forced to file for bankruptcy-court protection if it can't solve its pressing pilot hiring and retention challenges, on Monday said it reached consensual agreement with its 2,100 pilots on a new three-year contract. Republic stock jumped 73% Monday on the news to trade at US...

AirwaysNews High Flyer Interview: Rajan Goswami, Delta Air Lines

Ranjan Goswami was promoted to vice president, sales – west at Delta Air Lines in December 2014. In that position, he is responsible for Delta’s West Region, including Los Angeles, along with other strategic markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver and Phoenix. He also manages Delta’s marketing efforts and coor...

PSA Airlines Announces New Crew Base at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

PSA Airlines announced today that it will add an additional crew base, opening January 2016, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). This will be PSA’s fourth crew base: joining Dayton, Ohio, Charlotte, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee. The wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group has doubled its fleet size and employee base since the announcement of the a...