GE Avionics' Affinity engine will power Aerion AS2 supersonic business aircraft. Honeywell, GE Aviation and Lockheed Martin are jointly developing the Aerion AS2.
Gwen Batie Blue, Arkansas' first female pilot-examiner, will be one of four people inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. Blue earned her private pilot's license in 1973 and went on to open the Gwen Batie Flight School before the Federal Aviation Administration invited her to become a flight examiner in 1979.
Police used pepper spray on a traveler causing a disturbance at Florida's Orlando International Airport after the man "went crazy" due to a flight delay.
The Transportation Security Administration wants travelers with medical conditions or devices to know that the agency offers discreet screening options designed to protect their dignity. "We have ways of making sure that people can get through in a convenient and respectful manner," said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
A report by Acuity Market Intelligence predicts that the deployment of biometric technology at airports around the world will generate $1.3 billion over the next five years. "As global digital transformation creates expectations for frictionless experience, adoption of biometric automation at airports is moving beyond secure facilitation towards enhanced passenger journeys. The age of seamless travel is here," said Maxine Most, principal at Acuity Market Intelligence.
An Icelandair flight en route to Iceland from Florida's Orlando International Airport made an emergency landing at Canada's Saguenay-Bagotville Airport in Quebec after a cockpit window shattered. Passengers and crew were accommodated in a hotel overnight, and a new plane arrived on Saturday to complete the trip.
Planned renovations at Utah's Salt Lake City International Airport include the addition of a separate area where large groups can welcome home travelers. The airport is adding the area to accommodate large groups that regularly come to the airport to meet returning Mormon missionaries.
Delta Air Lines will next year launch service between Boston's Logan International Airport and Scotland's Edinburgh Airport. The airline will use Boeing 757 jets for the service, configured with coach, premium economy and business-class seats.
A Utah Legislature transportation committee has endorsed a bill that would clear the way for the state to comply with the federal Real ID act, which requires states to ensure that those applying for driver's licenses are US citizens. If the state doesn't comply with the act by Oct. 1, 2020, Utah driver's licenses won't be accepted as identification at US airports.