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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...

American Airlines and the Communications Workers of America

American Airlines and the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (CWA-IBT) have reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement. The CWA-IBT represents American Airlines gate and ticket agents, Premium Service representatives, Reservations representatives and Travel CeWebsite - http://www.aa.comnter representatives. "Today&...

NBAA2015 Coming Soon to Las Vegas: Have You Registered to Attend?

Whether business aviation is your vocation or your avocation, you won't want to miss the year's biggest industry event – NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Nov. 17 to 19, in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll want to be one of the expected 26,000 attendees to see what’s new in business aviation products, technology and services; network with peers; an...

FAA Approves Pan Am International Flight to Conduct ATP-CTP Training on Boeing 737NG

Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training (ATP-CTP) on the B-737NG. The company was approved in early August to conduct ATP-CTP training on the Airbus 320. This additionalFAA approval makes Pan Am the only aviation training organization authorized...

New Rockwell Collins technology to provide safe transfer of data on Boeing 777X

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Boeing to provide the Avionics Gateway secure server on new 777X airplanes. The Avionics Gateway will feature the newest generation of Rockwell Collins’ proven Secure Server Router (SSR) that enables the safe transfer of data between the flight deck, cabin crew and airline operations on the ground. “Next-generation aircraft will offer incredible...

Airline CEOs Defend Industry's Profitability at Aviation Summit

While finally earning profits that are in line with other large companies, U.S. airlines are facing unwarranted criticism for being profitable, airline industry executives said this week. Defending the industry’s performance, they said new, passenger-focused regulations that have been proposed are unnecessary. Speaking on September 28 at the Airlines for America (A4A) Comme...

Boeing Studies Plan to Offer 737 Freighter Conversions

Boeing is looking at offering conversions of its most popular passenger jet, the 737-800, into freight haulers in a move aimed at express parcel firms, a senior executive said. The proposal emerged weeks after rival Airbus relaunched plans to offer conversions of its competing A320, forging a partnership with Singapore's ST Aerospace after an earlier Russian-backed effort stalled on costs a...