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7/10/2020

Delta Air Lines' cargo operation has joined with online payment platform PayCargo to give customers an efficient digital option to pay for freight charges. The payment platform links with other systems to expedite the release of cargo.

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7/10/2020

FedEx is offering voluntary free coronavirus testing for employees and onsite vendors at the company's headquarters in Memphis. "The testing is voluntary and is in addition to many other preventative measures we are taking including: supplying personal protective gear such as masks and hand sanitizer; promoting social distancing and sanitizing of equipment, including shuttle buses; and promoting proper hygiene," FedEx said.

7/10/2020

Eastport Municipal Airport in Maine will use a $345,000 Airport Improvement Program grant from the US Department of Transportation to renovate a 4,000-foot portion of a runway and make upgrades to the facility's drainage system. Wiscasset Airport received a $200,000 AIP grant and will carry out sealing and crack repairs to the terminal and apron.

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7/10/2020

Late-night jitters kept Opinion Leaders blogger Robert DeLaurentis awake as he finalized his plan to overfly the North Pole in "Citizen of the World" and complete a polar circumnavigation. Read more.

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7/10/2020

See the first flight of the Stratos 716X kit jet, and AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman uses small cameras to coach AOPA Air Safety Institute Vice President Richard McSpadden to better taildragger landings. Watch AOPA Live This Week.

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7/10/2020

The Transportation Security Administration called the New York Police Department Bomb Squad to LaGuardia Airport and evacuated a terminal yesterday after a traveler's checked bag triggered an alarm. Bomb squad officers determined the substance found in the bag was not dangerous.

7/10/2020

More than 1,000 Transportation Security Administration workers have tested positive for COVID-19, the majority of which are screening officers. Six TSA staff members and one contractor have died from the virus.

7/10/2020

Spokane International Airport in Washington is encouraging the use of face masks following a statewide order by Gov. Jay Inslee. Signs and public announcements are part of the airport's efforts to promote the use of masks.

7/10/2020

Mineta International Airport in California has received approval from the San Jose City Council to spend $9.6 million over a five-year period on marketing. "A large part of what we need to do as an airport in the coming months is to listen to our travelers when they tell us what will make them feel comfortable returning to the sky," said the airport's Scott Wintner.

7/10/2020

John Kinney will retire as director of Colorado's Aspen-Pitkin County Airport effective Aug. 10. Kinney has served as the airport's director since 2014, and his "tenure at the airport has seen significant improvements in airport safety, security, passenger experience, and air service development for the community," according to a press release from the county.