Alaska Airlines has adopted a new line of uniforms the company says are the first to be certified by Oeko-Tex for safety and sustainability. The line, created by Seattle designer Luly Yang, includes 90 pieces of clothing and accessories that respond to employee feedback for pockets and comfort. The uniforms will be rolled out through the year.
American Airlines donated its last retired MD-80 aircraft to Lewis University. Students saw immediate benefit as they watched airline workers change out an engine that won't be staying with the plane. The donation gives the school a more modern aircraft with newer avionics for aviation maintenance students to work on.
UPS plans to train 130,000 delivery drivers to spot sex trafficking victims. "It's not just about our employees, but it's truly about our community," UPS' Danelle McCusker Rees said, adding: "This issue impacts everyone."
Pittsburgh International Airport has pledged to the "2030 Challenge" with goals to reduce emissions and energy and water use by 50% in the coming decade. It is the first airport in the world to take on that challenge, in conjunction with its terminal modernization plans.
United Airlines is contributing $25 million to a $44 million upgrade for restrooms at Newark Liberty International Airport. The redesign project is part of $80 million in restroom upgrades at airports run by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which is footing the rest of the bill.
Progress continues on Memphis International Airport's $245 million renovation project. The airport posted photos of ongoing construction, which began in January 2019 and is expected to take two years to complete.
Uber's Elevate plan to launch an electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi service in Dallas, Los Angeles and Melbourne in three years is still on track, but the company needs to make headway on garnering community acceptance, reducing noise and ensuring affordability. "We're entering the next phase of Elevate, which is all about the preparation of cities for these incredible vehicles which we're all realizing are very real and well along the path of certification," Uber's Mark Moore said.
The Helicopter Association International will honor Dwayne Williams on Wednesday with the W.A. "Dub" Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award for his exemplary career spanning over half a century as an instructor and helicopter pilot. Williams, who is also a recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, began flying in the US Army and is chief pilot and chief instructor for Aerodynamics' night-vision-goggles program.
Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is pressing the Transportation Security Administration on how a 15-year-old was able to get through a TSA security checkpoint without a boarding pass. Minors are not required to show ID going through security.
North Dakota's Bismarck Municipal Airport conducted an active shooter drill in conjunction with Bismarck police, Transportation and Security Administration agents and airport staff. The drill happened between flights on Thursday morning, with a prior warning to passengers.
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