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5/21/2018

International passengers arriving at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport must first clear customs and then go through a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint, a process that travelers say is too time-consuming.

5/21/2018

JetBlue Airways has appointed Joanna Geraghty as its next president and chief operating officer. Geraghty joined the airline in 2005 and was most recently executive vice president for customer experience.

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5/21/2018

On Dec. 22, American Airlines will launch new nonstop weekly service between Miami International Airport and Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent.

5/21/2018

UPS is looking to hire 1,700 permanent workers for its new $275 million distribution hub in Salt Lake City. The 840,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open on July 23.

5/21/2018

Southwest Airlines announced it will join with iHeartRadio to give passengers access to programming that includes news, sports and music. Travelers who have the app installed on their devices will be able to access their personal libraries and playlists.

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5/21/2018

Alaska Airlines will replace single-use plastic items including citrus picks and plastic stirring straws with more sustainable alternatives beginning July 16. "Plastic is a serious issue for our planet. What's important is continuing to move the global supply chain toward making sustainable materials accessible and affordable," said Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Shaunta Hyde.

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5/21/2018

Minnesota's Fairmont High School is developing a two-semester Principles of Flight class designed to help students earn pilot's licenses. Interested students must complete an interview and take a Young Eagles flight to become a Young Eagles member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

5/21/2018

"America's nationwide network of general aviation airports play an important role in the economic vitality of our communities by supporting the needs of businesses, education, medical transport and emergency services," writes Jim Schell, director of Wisconsin's Wittman Regional Airport. The airport
hosts the annual Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture airshow, which has a $170 million economic impact on the region each year, supports more than 2,000 jobs and creates additional spending of more than $50 million.

5/21/2018

Just Aircraft's new Just 103 ultralight aircraft complies with Federal Aviation Administration Part 103 requirements for ultralight aircraft and can be flown without training or a pilot's certificate. The plane will be sold ready-to-fly and as a kit.

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AOPA Online
5/21/2018

Businesses shut down by repeated presidential temporary flight restrictions might get some economic relief.

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