FedEx's increased 2018 profit forecast is $15 to $15.40 a share, up from the December forecast of $12.70 to $13.30. The company credits a strong holiday season, the federal tax legislation and continued strong demand for its improved outlook.
The Transportation Security Administration wrote to a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union to deny claims that the agency accesses data on domestic passengers' electronic devices. "TSA does not search electronic devices for electronic content that may be contained on the devices, and does not extract data from passenger electronic devices," the letter said.
The US Department of Transportation has selected United Airlines to provide subsidized service to Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. The airline will offer a daily flight to its hub at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.
Major US airlines are competing with low-cost carriers by offering basic economy fares, making air travel more accessible for price-sensitive passengers. Airlines may also soon offer more choices for travelers who choose to purchase a basic economy ticket, including the ability to select a seat before check-in.
A winter storm along the mid-Atlantic coast has prompted airlines to enact flexible rebooking policies due to system disruptions. Flights scheduled to depart from or arrive at East Coast airports are expected to be the most affected.
Air Canada's Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, senior vice president, People and Culture, is taking over responsibility for corporate communications at the airline, including social media, employee communications and corporate reputation.
A SITA report titled "Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution," explores how biometric identification will enable airports and airlines to quickly verify travelers' identities and offer faster, better processing even as the number of travelers soars to 7.8 billion by 2036.
FlightSimExpo, an aviation conference designed to teach pilots about the use and benefits of flight simulators, is scheduled for June 9-10 in Las Vegas. Attendees can participate in seminars, try out simulators and learn about local aviation groups.
Garmin has begun shipping its G500 and G600 TXi touch-screen displays for Part 23 Class I/II (G500) and Class III airplanes weighing up to 12,500 pounds. The displays come in three sizes and are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
An Australian man has won permission to fly his replica World War II-era Spitfire plane to work 365 days a year. Patrick English will fly from his personal airstrip to Cairns, despite opposition from neighbors who were concerned about noise.
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