Air Canada is increasing the frequency of its service from Vancouver International Airport to global destinations, including Delhi, India; Melbourne, Australia; Zurich, Switzerland and Osaka, Japan. "We are pleased to increase our capacity to these important markets as we continue to strategically broaden our international network from our Vancouver hub," said Mark Galardo of Air Canada.
United Airlines will increase its nonstop service between San Francisco and Tampa, Fla., from one daily flight to two on June 6. The additional frequency will give more seamless flight options for travelers connecting in San Francisco to and from Asian markets.
New York's Cambridge Valley Flying Club will hold its annual Fall Foliage Fly-in/Aviation Day on Saturday at Chapin Memorial Field. Aviation enthusiasts will be able to see antique aircraft, light sport aircraft, home-built experimental planes, ultralights, model airplanes and perhaps a helicopter.
A proposed $35 million aviation academy could stave off plans by officials to commercialize Georgia's Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport. The academy would be run by Chattahoochee Technical College and would train airframe and powerplant mechanics.
Garmin has begun integrating the FltPlan.com web portal with the Garmin Pilot app. Starting Oct. 15, pilots can plan their flights at FltPlan.com and view the same flight via Garmin Pilot.
The Transportation Security Administration is expecting to screen nearly 18,000 passengers today at Indianapolis International Airport. The agency has prepared for the expected periods of highest volume by increasing the use of explosives-detection canines and fully staffing all checkpoints.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report about last year's near-miss by an Air Canada jet landing at San Francisco International Airport. Investigators say the pilots delayed reporting the incident, in which they missed a runway and nearly landed on a taxiway where jets were lined up for takeoff.
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has tapped LocusLabs to adapt its airport navigation app to allow notifications from the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. The app will combine airport navigation with tools allowing airport officials to monitor passenger flows, push information on wait times and direct travelers to the shortest security lines.
Airport biologists Alec Sonnek and Paul Flicek work to keep birds from tangling with planes at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The airport saw an average of 57 bird strikes annually between 2005 and 2017, with 11 of them causing substantial damage.