Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana has four early morning flights leaving within 70 minutes of each other and just one Transportation Security Administration screening line. Travelers stuck in the line have missed some flights and airlines have delayed others to allow passengers time to clear security.
UPS has launched full container load service between Hong Kong and Duisburg, Germany. "By launching this new rail freight connection, UPS is committed to helping our customers in both Europe and Hong Kong grow their businesses and reach new markets." said UPS Europe executive Mike Harrell.
With travelers expected to fly in record numbers due to bargain fares this summer, US airlines and the TSA are prepared to handle the rise in passengers. This summer, the TSA is adding an extra 1,000 officers at screening areas and airlines are deploying heavier schedules, with an extra 116,000 seats per day.
A student-staffed FedEx call center has opened at the University of Memphis Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tenn. "The UMRF Ventures Call Center on our main campus in the FedEx Institute of Technology has been a huge success, and we are excited to be opening our second one on the UofM Lambuth campus," said university President M. David Rudd.
Atlas Air has announced the addition of Jane Lute and Sheila Stamps to its board of directors. "Ms. Lute's in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology and Ms. Stamp's diversity of strategic and financial experience make them welcome and highly qualified additions to our board of directors," said Robert Agnew, Atlas Air Worldwide's board chairman.
William Ampofo, Boeing's vice president of business aviation and general aviation, shares his perspective on the future of aviation job opportunities. "The need for jobs and aviation skills in Boeing's 20-year outlook are at a shortage, worldwide. Aviation maintenance technicians, airline pilots, aviation safety inspectors -- all of these specializations need talent," he says.
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted supplemental type certificate approval for Dart Aerospace's emergency flotation system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopter. The system has also been approved by Transport Canada and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.
Startup companies including Boom Supersonic, Aerion Supersonic and Spike Aerospace are developing supersonic aircraft for commercial use. The Federal Aviation Administration is easing the way with new regulations that create noise certification standards and make it easier to obtain approval to test supersonic aircraft.
Spring is here, flying is enjoying a seasonal uptick and so are pilot violations of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area and Flight Restricted Zone, along with failures to follow correct operating procedures in the Leesburg Maneuvering Area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
A group of students from North Carolina State University is taking their designs of airports of the future to the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice. The designs illustrate how airports could be integrated into the larger community with amenities such as hotels, shopping malls, offices and orchards.
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