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Equipment Outage Creating Flight Delays at NYC Area Airports: FAA

A communications equipment outage was causing delays in flight arrivals and departures Saturday night at airports in New York City and New Jersey, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The problem was affecting area air traffic control facilities, FAA officials said, adding that technicians were working to restore the system. Arriving flights at JFK International were experi...

Passengers Aren’t Happy With U.S. Airlines’ Customer Service This Year

From mistake fares to tarmac delays, passengers responded with everything but silence as customer service-related complaints against U.S. airlines rose 33% during the past year. Overall complaints are up nearly 60% year-over-year for U.S. airlines, and customer service specific complaints, 1,770 to be exact, represent 11.3 percent of the nearly 12,000 complaints U.S. carriers received between J...

Duncan touts Sexyjet paint project

Duncan Aviation is proving here in Las Vegas that watching paint dry is anything but dull. At its display area (Booth N4910) the aviation services provider is showcasing a time-lapse video of what it calls the most complex and costly paint scheme design and application the company has ever undertaken, recently performed on a Gulfstream V. Unique in both layout and materials, the desig...

Honeywell Intros Mx Plan for G200s, Challengers

Honeywell Aerospace launched a new Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP) for the Gulfstream G200 and Bombardier Challenger 604/605. With the new plans, Gulfstream and Bombardier operators will have coverage for components on their environmental and cabin control systems, reducing maintenance time and costs. Under the terms of the new Mechanical Protection Plans, operators can get part...

Boeing, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. Over the coming years the 787 will play a key role in the Dutch flag carrier's fleet renewal and expansion. KLM acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap. "We are very proud to welcome our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today," said Pieter Elbers, KLM Preside...

American Airlines delays Paris flights; United operates as planned

American Airlines Group, the world's biggest carrier by passenger traffic, said on Friday it was delaying flights to Paris in response to the explosions and shooting attacks there, even though French airports remained open. "Currently Charles de Gaulle International Airport is open, however, we are holding our remaining departures this evening to Paris until we have additional informat...

New Cockpit Visors Can be Dimmed Electronically

Vision Systems (Booth C12545) is introducing its new Opti-Visor, which is an electronically dimmable visor for the cockpit. Using three buttons on the visor’s polycarbonate surface, pilots can adjust light levels or can opt to have these managed automatically through corrections to the level of tint in the visor. The new equipment operates without any wiring and has an integrated batter...

Daher Taps Exec Aero for Central Florida TBM Service

Daher (Booth C13307) recently appointed Orlando-based Exec Aero as its TBM service center for Central Florida. Exec Aero was created by a group of ex-employees of cargo/courier company Flight Express–one of the largest Part 135 carriers in the U.S., according to Daher. Exec Aero general manager Nathan Marler dates the company’s relationship with Daher back to 201...

Lasers Hit 20 Aircraft Flying in U.S. Overnight: FAA

Dangerous beams from handheld lasers struck 20 aircraft flying over the United States and its territories overnight, among the nearly 5,400 laser hits in the nation so far this year, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. No injuries were reported in the incidents, which took place from New York City to Sacramento, and resulted in at least one arrest. Authorities said the in...

Albuquerque Is Open for [Aviation] Business

Aside from providing the setting for certain popular television shows, the state of New Mexico frequently struggles for recognition on the national stage. A popular feature in a regional tourism magazine never lacks for examples demonstrating that “One of Our Fifty [States] is Missing,” and many Americans would struggle to identify the fifth-largest U.S. state by land area on...

TRU ProFlight Opens Florida Training Center

TRU Simulation + Training officially opened its new ProFlight satellite pilot training center in Lutz, Fla., on September 28, marking the Textron subsidiary’s major push into the business aircraft training arena. Textron formed TRU in 2013 and in July last year acquired ProFlight, a Cessna CitationJet and Conquest training provider based in Carlsbad, Calif. Going forward, ...

MedAire Celebrates 30th Anniversary

At the MedAire booth, convention visitors can see a demonstration of MedAire Trip Ready, the first app of its kind focused on the aviation industry, and meet MedLink doctors and security specialists. MedLink operates from Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Good Samaritan Hospital), where doctors are available to respond to calls from anywhere in the world, around the clo...