The Pentagon's budget proposal for next year emphasizes investment in future systems and aircraft. The Defense Department is planning to ramp up research and development of new weapons and aircraft while cutting some current programs.
Kansas City, Mo., will spend $1.5 billion over four years to totally overhaul the Kansas City International Airport, a concrete structure that opened in 1972. The new facility will include a terminal, tarmac upgrades, parking garage and new roadways.
Hawaiian Airlines in October will add a third daily flight between San Francisco and Honolulu. The new service will be operated with Airbus A321neo aircraft.
An event organized by Tourisme Montreal recognized tourism industry leaders and included a special tribute to Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada.
United Airlines in February served 17.38% of the 146,837 passengers who traveled through Arkansas' Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Its total of 25,515 passengers was up 17.44% compared with February 2018. "I'm a glass-half-full kind of guy. It's an opportunity here," said Mark Weithofer, domestic planning director for United.
United Airlines on Friday launched a booking option that allows passengers to designate their gender as unspecified or undisclosed. "United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusivity, and we are so proud to be the first U.S. airline to offer these inclusive booking options for our customers," said United Airlines chief customer officer Toby Enqvist.
California's Ontario International Airport in February saw more than 20,000 international travelers, up 188% from the 7,000 international passengers served in February 2018. The airport saw a 2.7% overall increase in February traffic compared with last year.
Texas Aircraft Manufacturing has unveiled its Colt light sport aircraft, which features a Dynon 10-inch multifunction display, airframe parachute and a protective welded chromoly steel survival cell for passengers and pilot. The company plans to build nine of the aircraft by year's-end and 20 or more per year starting in 2020.
Andrea Lewis is the Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot. Lewis is a Delta Air Lines flight attendant and joined the Air Force Reserve in 2010.
Jason Alferness occasionally pulls his Cessna from its hangar at Washington's Bremerton National Airport and makes his commute across the Puget Sound to Seattle. Flying the plane instead of driving his car doesn't save Alferness any time, but it transforms the commute from a chore to a pleasure: "It really helps break up the month for me, particularly in the summer, just getting up there seeing all the mountains in the distance," he said.