President Donald Trump's latest Space Force directive will create a space-focused military unit under the Air Force, leaving room for Congress to establish a space military branch later on. The budget for starting the Space Force is expected to be less than $100 million.
American Airlines launched six new domestic routes between Feb. 14 and 16, including daily service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Texas' San Antonio International Airport; twice daily service between New York's La Guardia Airport and Tennessee's McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville; and daily service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in the D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia, and Oklahoma's Will Rogers World Airport.
American Airlines is expanding its seasonal London-Phoenix service and will offer the popular flights year-round. The increase will accommodate "a ton of demand, a lot of unexpected demand from the rest of the world coming into Phoenix, and we take that all as a sign that reflects Phoenix's continued economic power," said Vasu Raja, American's vice president of network and schedule planning.
United Airlines on June 6 will launch daily nonstop service between Denver and South Carolina's Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. The flights will be operated with Embraer 175 aircraft featuring two seat classes.
Many airlines, including Southwest and United, are offering complimentary rebooking to passengers in anticipation of a winter storm expected to affect much of the US this week. The Southwest waivers allow passengers traveling through affected airports to make one itinerary change without paying a fare difference.
North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport is in the midst of a complete redesign project, which will renovate the concourses and expand the roadways, curb front, airfield and terminals by 2025. CLT is regarded as the city's "No. 1 economic asset."
Air France has updated its app to include features designed to reduce travelers' stress. The improved app now helps travelers calculate travel time to the airport, find airport departure gates and scan passports.
NASA astronaut Anne McClain shares what it's like to live in space and answers questions from students of the Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., while circling the Earth on the International Space Station. McClain said she decided to be an astronaut when she was in preschool and that focusing on her goal was key to achieving her dreams.
Mike Ingram, Honeywell's vice president of cockpit systems, says the company's deal to supply cockpit systems for Pipistrel's electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle is just the beginning. "With the pilot we expect there will be traditional flight instrumentation, but quickly that will evolve to more of a flight attendant onboard, and then to eventually have no pilot onboard. The display purpose through those three different stages will be different," he said.
UAvionix has launched a nationwide network of Qualified Installers for its SkyBeacon and tailBeacon ADS-B Out product lines. "SkyBeacon and tailBeacon can be installed right on the ramp in under an hour, with no need to take up valuable shop space," said company officials.