FedEx plans to award $60,000 in grants to small businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest launched in the US in 2012, and the company is expanding it to international locations this year.
The Federal Aviation Administration missed the Sept. 30 deadline set by Congress for the agency to approve regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft in American air space.
IdentoGO, a private company that screens travelers for enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, will expand its hours at Indianapolis International Airport to include Saturdays. The expanded hours are expected to allow the enrollment center to process 2,300 more travelers per month.
The Delta Air Lines Foundation awarded $150,000 to West Michigan Aviation Academy for the purchase of a Cessna 172. "The airline industry will need qualified employees in the coming years, and WMAA has the capacity to produce talented future leaders," said Gil West, chief operating officer for Delta.
General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee welcomed seventh-graders on Thursday to tour Southwest Airlines operations. The students observed pilots, baggage handlers and mechanics at Southwest.
Air Canada plans to offer passengers the option to purchase half-price seats for musical instruments. Musicians will also have the option of preboarding so they may safely store instruments overhead.
The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing for an estimated 1 million drones expected to take to the skies during the holiday gift-giving season. The agency's efforts include educating Walmart employees on safe drone use so that they can pass the information to shoppers.
Colorado's Denver International Airport was evacuated for 20 minutes after a Transportation Security Administration officer screening bags spotted bottles equipped with fuses and labeled "TNT." Bomb specialists determined that the bottles, wedding favors labeled with the initials of a bride and groom, were filled with bath salts.
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