Transportation Security Administration officers at Florida's Jacksonville International Airport on Wednesday displayed some of the forbidden items travelers have brought to the TSA checkpoint, including knives, brass knuckles and an inert grenade. TSA officers found 39 guns at the airport last year, and have found seven so far this year.
Atlas Air Worldwide has built up its cargo fleet with six secondhand 747-400F aircraft. "We think that was a prudent thing to do, as we think about growing demand over the next couple of years and our ability to service that," Atlas Air CEO William Flynn said.
Airlines in the US are proud to celebrate Women's History Month with a look back at how far women in aviation have come. Through STEM programs, aviation days and partnerships around the country, airlines are committed to ensuring that women have the tools they need to continue to take commercial aviation to new heights.
Hawaiian Airlines will offer a series of exclusive videos showcasing culture-based education and produced by Kanaeokana, a network of more than 50 schools in Hawaii. "We are excited to partner with Kanaeokana to present stories that demonstrate the importance and depth of our culture and its powerful impact on native Hawaiian youth," said Evan Nomura, Hawaiian's in-flight entertainment manager.
New Jersey's Millville Municipal Airport has closed one of its two runways for renovations and to replace related signage and lighting. The $4.5 million project is expected to be finished in late October or early November.
This year's Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., will include a celebration of the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary. "From the World War I era, to the Battle of Britain and early jets, to today's modern military aircraft, the RAF has been an integral part of aviation history," said Rick Larsen, EAA's vice president of communities and member programs.
The Federal Aviation Administration has received responses to Part 13 complaints filed by AOPA and seven pilots from North Carolina's Asheville Regional Airport, Florida's Key West International Airport and fixed-based operator Signature Flight Support, which is the only FBO at both airports. AOPA believes the facilities have failed to protect the airports for public use by charging egregious prices for airport parking ramp space; the airports and Signature say that ramp space can be leased to a single FBO with no restrictions.
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Brad Tekell the agency's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which is reserved for pilots who have exhibited professionalism, skill and aviation expertise at for least 50 years. Tekell earned his pilot's license in 1968, was a captain for Royal Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines and is now a flight instructor in a King Air 350 simulator at CAE SIMUFLITE at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
A dozen airports in Europe have formed the Unifying Safety Nets & Surface Movement alliance to support surface movement safety improvement programs and to promote higher airport throughput and environmental benefits.
Federal agents accused a traveler who arrived from Mexico last week at Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport of carrying more than seven kilograms of heroin in her luggage. The woman was charged in federal court with importing heroin.