All Aviation & Aerospace News
Top stories summarized by our editors
12/11/2018

UPS is offering discounts to small businesses in a promotion that will run through the end of the year. "These savings, together with our highly reliable network, which is performing at levels consistent with our non-peak, on-time performance, is a winning combination," said UPS Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Warren.

Full Story:
EcommerceBytes
More Summaries:
UPS, Kevin Warren
12/11/2018

Alaska Airlines' Fantasy Flight from Spokane International Airport to the "North Pole" on Saturday gave children in need a trip to a winter wonderland. The 40-minute flight brought the children to a hangar decorated to look like Santa's hometown, where they enjoyed food, presents and story time.

Full Story:
Alaska Airlines Blog
12/11/2018

Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop flights to accommodate college football fans looking to attend games in Miami, Fla., and Arlington, Texas. "We're making it easier for fans of the top four teams in college football to cheer on their favorite teams as they compete for the championship," the airline said.

12/11/2018

Reporter Kate O'Connor talks with American Airlines Pilot Career Strategy Manager Christopher Shope about the carrier's new Cadet Academy. The academy's first cadets are already in training for airline pilot careers.

Full Story:
AVweb
12/11/2018

Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating 90 years in service with a new program that will match employee donations to a select group of charities, up to $90,000. "We are very proud of our legacy as Hawaii's first airline, and I am extremely proud of the generosity and aloha our 7,200-strong employee 'ohana [family] demonstrates on a regular basis, and particularly during the inaugural week of our charity drive," said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines' president and CEO.

Full Story:
Travelweek (Canada)
More Summaries:
Hawaiian Airlines, Peter Ingram
12/11/2018

The Lower Colorado River Authority hired drone pilot and photographer Zach Ryall to document the release of water from a series of dams that created Texas' Highland Lakes. Ryall worked with visual observer Deborah Cannon to capture the extraordinary events. "[M]y VO was instrumental in maintaining situational awareness, also reminding me that she was not replacing my expensive equipment if it went down river," wrote Ryall.

Full Story:
AOPA Online
12/11/2018

Bell has delivered two Model 429 helicopters to the EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy in the UAE. The school will use the aircraft for instrument, multi-engine and special-mission training.

Full Story:
AIN Online
More Summaries:
Bell
12/11/2018

Is there a classic general aviation aircraft that you wish you had flown, that you have owned, or that holds special meaning for you? Vote for your top five classics that were designed or manufactured prior to Dec. 31, 1960. Vote here.

Full Story:
surveymonkey.com
12/11/2018

Tom Cochran, manager of West Virginia's Raleigh County Memorial Airport, said his staff spent Sunday operating equipment to keep the airport's runways clear as a storm dropped two inches of snow per hour. "My day started on a piece of equipment and finished up late evening on the same piece of equipment," he said.

More Summaries:
Tom Cochran
12/11/2018

Airports around the world are spending more on technology in an effort to improve operations as traffic grows and infrastructure updates lag behind demand. Blockchain and biometrics are among the largest areas of investment, according to SITA.

Full Story:
EyeforTravel