The Cessna Citation Longitude is on track to perform its first flight in the coming weeks now that it has successfully completed its first round of ground engine tests. The aircraft is powered by Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines.
Columnist Jaia Thomas examines how Southwest Airlines engaged employees by including them in the design process for new uniforms. "Incorporating employees into the creative decision making process allows for a more authentic brand," she writes.
Hawaiian Airlines plans to introduce a system that will allow passengers to bid on unsold seats in business class.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings signed a five-year contract with FedEx Express to provide five 747-400 freighters. "We have worked closely and successfully with FedEx for many years, but this is our first agreement that allows both companies to plan for the longer term," said William Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air. "We are excited to continue to serve FedEx and its customers."
American Airlines sent 20 McDonnell Douglas MD-80s to retirement this week as the carrier updates its fleet. American plans to replace the MD-80s with more fuel-efficient aircraft such as Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s.
Data provided by airlines to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics show that 323,454 flights last year were delayed by factors attributed to airlines. Reasons for airline-caused delays include maintenance issues, aircraft cleaning, baggage loading, computer outages and pilots arriving late for work.
South Carolina's Georgetown County Airport drew aviation enthusiasts and local leaders to commemorate South Carolina Aviation Week. The week highlights aviation's contribution to the state's economy.
EAN Aviation based in Lagos, Nigeria, is the first FBO based in Africa to receive the Safety 1st Qualified designation from the US National Air Transportation Association. The FBO has 17 employees currently enrolled in NATA programs.
The internet of things poses special challenges to aviation security. The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center established four years ago by Boeing promotes information sharing across the aviation community.
La Crosse Regional Airport in Wisconsin generated $50.8 million in wages and supported 808 jobs last year, according to a study by the state. The airports economic impact has grown by approximately $20 million in five years.
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