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Uber Now Picking up Passengers at Salt Lake City Airport

Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are now legally picking up passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Airport officials say they've given the smartphone-powered company permission to start operating its UberX service as part of a one-year pilot program. Though both Uber and competitor Lyft used to pick up passengers at the airport, they pulled out months ago a...

Spirit Aeronautics Announces FANS Solution for Bombardier Challenger 604 Business Jet Operatiors

Spirit Aeronautics announced today that the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is now complete and the company is offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier's Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4™ avionics. The STC upgrade is straight forward and utilizes the current flight management system (FMS) and control displ...

Charter Report 2015

The improving U.S. economy, in contrast to challenging economic circumstances affecting the rest of the world, seems to be reflected in the charter business, and activity has never been better, according to companies AIN interviewed for this special report. Charter/management firms report steady growth in fleets and business, from both management customers and buyers of charter...

More than 5,000 expected at Air & Sea Cargo Americas

More than 5,000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference and exhibition in Miami from November 4-6. Air Cargo Week is a media partner for the event and will be attending the Miami Airport & Convention Center for the three days. Held every two years, the event in 2013 was the largest attending air and maritime cargo show in the Wester...

Northrop receives $3.2bn to support USAF Global Hawk

The US Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3.2 billion contract to sustain and modernise all variants of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle. Northrop will support the development, modernisation, retrofit and sustainment of all of the USAF’s RQ-4s until 30 September 2025, with orders to be made by 30 September 2020. The Global Hawk will eventually be the sole provider of hi...

US Customs opens new facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has opened a new US Customs and Border Protection facility. The new facility has extended the airports opening hours from 8am to 12 midnight daily. The new US Customs facility is located at the end of Taxiway G at G7, with public access is on the East Perimeter Road at the airport.

US DOT: Kuwait Airways unlawfully discriminated against Israeli passenger

The United States Department of Transportation sent a letter today to the national airline carrier of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, finding that the company unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him a ticket for travel from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). As part of its recent investigation, U.S....

Virgin America welcomes Netflix to skies

Today, Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, and Virgin America, have joined forces to provide complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi access that allows new and existing Netflix members to enjoy the entire Netflix catalogue of films and award-winning shows. Beginning today, Netflix users on-board Virgin America’s new ViaSat Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft will be able to stream the best...

FAA Fears That 1 Million Drones Could Be Sold This Holiday Season

You’re probably getting a drone for Christmas this year, whether you want one or not. Aviation Week reports that, at a recent industry summit, Rich Swayze of the Federal Aviation Administration said that the agency expects up to 1 million unmanned aerial vehicles to be sold during this year’s holiday season. Swayze’s prediction, if true, is simultaneously great and...

New Airline: New Orleans to Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis

A new airline will soon by flying out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. New Orleans-based Glo (GLOH) said Tuesday that it will begin nonstop service to three cities in November. Glo's public charter flights, operated by Corporate Flight Management Inc., will offer two nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Shreveport; Little Rock,...

Incident: Delta MD90 Near Baltimore on Sep. 30, 2015, Engine Shut down in Flight

A Delta Airlines  McDonnell Douglas MD-90, registration N959DN performing flight DL-1086 from Atlanta,GA to New York La Guardia,NY (U.S.) with 109 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 160nm south of Washington Dulles,DC (U.S.) when the crew decided to divert to Washington reporting the right hand engine (V2528) had been shut down prompting ATC to inquire whether the air...

Business travel gets easier for travelers using Sabre's GetThere online booking tool

Sabre Corporation , the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new industry-first solution for corporations and business travelers to purchase United Airlines Economy Plus extra-legroom seats in the GetThere online booking tool. Available globally, GetThere Air Extras allows business travelers to select and pay for these seats during the booking proces...