Industry News
Aviation
Top stories summarized by our editors
1/14/2022

Electronic engine controls impress AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne while flying the Tecnam P2012 Traveller; a Skyhawk pilot finds a warm welcome at a big-city airport; and AOPA's latest fuel reporting. Watch AOPA Live This Week.

Full Story:
youtube.com
More Summaries:
Tom Horne
1/13/2022

In advance of a planned January 19 rollout of 5G service, the Federal Aviation Administration is issuing flight restrictions around certain airports to safeguard against potential interference with aircraft systems. "We are grateful to the FAA for their work to implement a range of mitigations for impacted airports to help reduce inevitable flight delays, diversions and cancellations," Airlines for America said.

Full Story:
Bloomberg, NBC News, Reuters
1/13/2022

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian remains optimistic about the carrier's recovery in 2022, despite facing a difficult year-end holiday operation. "What we do see in the booking data is President's weekend forward looks really robust. Our numbers and the bookings continue through this period. People are ready to travel," Bastian said.

1/13/2022

The Federal Aviation Administration published notices today offering details on which aircraft have altimeters that are untested or need retrofitting before they can land in low visibility in areas where 5G wireless is deployed. The notices also detail how major airports are affected.

Full Story:
Reuters
1/13/2022

Under CEO Scott Kirby, United Airlines has succeeded by changing scheduling at its hubs, focusing on costs, using larger aircraft and investing in the future in the form of supersonic and electric aircraft. "The structural changes United is making in its fleet, hub structure, and cost structure will help ensure its relevance and importance as the industry continues to evolve," Ben Baldanza writes.

More Summaries:
United Airlines, Scott Kirby
1/13/2022

Delta Air Lines has extended through 2023 the deadline for using credits for flights canceled during the pandemic. Those credits, which were to expire at the end of 2022, can be used on flights as late as 2024.

Full Story:
The Associated Press
1/13/2022

Airlines' priorities for technology investment in 2022 are cybersecurity, technology that boosts sustainability and enhancements that further digitalize and streamline the customer experience, including efforts to improve screening of health credentials to meet pandemic requirements. "The pandemic has clearly forced our industry to re-focus on the passenger journey as a near walkthrough digital experience, which is automated, safe, touchless or low-contact," said Sergio Colella, president for Europe at SITA, which surveyed airline technology chiefs.

Full Story:
PhocusWire
More Summaries:
SITA
1/13/2022

ZeroAvia, which is developing a hydrogen-powered aircraft, will locate a major research and development facility at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. That places the facility in close proximity to Alaska Airlines, one of its major investors.

More Summaries:
ZeroAvia
1/13/2022

The Federal Aviation Administration will enact general aviation flight restrictions in Los Angeles airspace on and around the day of the Super Bowl. From Feb. 6 to 14, there will be a reservation program at airports in the area and air traffic procedures put in place to ensure safety and reduce delays, with a temporary flight restriction in effect around SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13, the day of the game.

Full Story:
Spectrum News
More Summaries:
SoFi Stadium
1/13/2022

A solar energy project has been approved at Marion Municipal Airport in Indiana, and savings that are generated will be used toward upgrades at the airport. The project is scheduled to start in the spring and be completed by the end of the year.