American Airlines is launching its new "basic economy" service Feb. 10, offering travelers a low-cost, no-frills option when booking travel. United Airlines is rolling out a similar program.
Security will be tightened at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as travelers stream in to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump. Canine teams will help man Transportation Security Administration security checkpoints, smoothing departures.
Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger, who will leave his post as Donald Trump is sworn in as president, improved the agency by shortening airport security checkpoint wait times and implementing a standardized training program for officers.
The Army's wish list includes a missile that can unleash a swarm of armed drones capable of hitting multiple targets at once. "This will serve as a smart augmentation to the standard missile warhead," reads the Defense Department request.
Norway is hoping for a boost to its defense sector from the F-35 program. The country's defense exports dropped by 20% in 2016, and the industry sees an opportunity to return to growth based on subcontracts from the F-35.
President Donald Trump will play a key role in NASA's mission to Mars and the International Space Station. "[He] is inheriting a space program that has this nascent ambition to go to Mars but doesn't have hardware actually flying yet," said Casey Dreier, director of space policy at The Planetary Society.
No one will be in charge of the National Nuclear Security Administration overseeing the nation's nuclear stockpile unless the current team is allowed to stay in place following today's inauguration, according to Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., in a letter to President Donald Trump. "We simply cannot afford to allow national security positions to effectively run on 'auto-pilot,'" he wrote.
Airlines hired 416,046 full-time workers in November, the highest number since 2005, marking three straight years of hiring growth for the industry. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines all reported an increase in hires.
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