Honeywell has completed initial testing of its Surface Indications and Alert System software, which is designed to help pilots steer clear of runway accidents and collisions. "With solutions such as Honeywell's SmartRunway, SmartLanding and now SURF IA, we are pioneering accident prevention through better pilot awareness, less latency in decision-making and quicker actions," said Honeywell's Mike Stewart.
Southeastern University is partnering with Trans States Airlines and International Aero Academy Ltd. to offer students an economical, fast-track pilot training program at Florida's Lakeland Linder International Airport. Students can interview for jobs at Trans States Airlines when they begin their training and start work right away upon graduation.
Oklahoma City police met a SkyWest Airlines flight at Will Rogers World Airport and escorted out a drunken passenger who was accused of assaulting a flight attendant. Local and federal charges are pending.
California's Palm Springs is moving forward with a plan to allow people to bring marijuana to Palm Springs International Airport, but city officials are looking to craft language that makes clear that travelers will be breaking federal law if they take their cannabis through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.
Pittsburgh International Airport has launched its own news website, dubbed BlueSkyPIT.com. "We want to communicate directly with travelers and the public, unfiltered," said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis.
Washington's Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is reviewing security protocols in the wake of an August incident in which an airport worker used his valid credentials to steal and crash a Horizon Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400. "There was not a breakdown of any existing airport protocol," Wendy Ryder, the airport's director of aviation security.
Airport vending machines are offering a range of products, including books, makeup, winter wear and fresh local foods. The machines let merchants sell to travelers without renting airport storefronts.
In this article, passengers share advice on how to navigate Georgia's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Tips include hints on which security line to choose, where to park and a recommendation to use convenient public transportation.
California's Ontario International Airport is the top market for outbound freight from the US. FreightWaves magazine reported that 4.63% of outbound cargo from the US was sent from the airport in October.