The Kansas City Star's editors urge readers to support a proposal for an updated terminal at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri. The new design would improve security, the editors write.
Arizona's Tucson International Airport has seen its year-over-year passenger numbers grow for 15 consecutive months. Airlines have responded to the increased demand with larger planes and new flights.
Aviation expert William J. McGee writes that outsourcing airline maintenance jobs to companies overseas is dangerous. The work may be done by low-paid mechanics who haven't undergone security checks or drug screening.
The Recreational Aviation Foundation has renewed its agreement with the National Park Service to maintain three public airstrips in Death Valley National Park in California. "We really appreciate the hard work and equipment that RAF's volunteers contribute to help maintain the airstrips in Death Valley. We couldn't do this without them," said park Superintendent Mike Reynolds.
Iowa's Sioux Gateway Airport will on Wednesday host the Great Planes Air Expo, presented by KCAC Aviation. The expo is designed to show business travelers the benefits of flying their own aircraft and will feature general aviation experts and manufacturer representatives.
Execujet's fixed-base operator at St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport resumed operations last week, more than a month after Hurricane Irma devastated the airport. Daylight-only operations are now available, with full operations expected to return when runway lights and navigation aids are functional.
Pilot Tom Sharpe, who served in the Air Force and went on to fly for commercial airlines, received the Federal Aviation Administration's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at the Oct. 1 ceremony at Tennessee's Johnson County Airport. The award is reserved for pilots who have exhibited professionalism, skill and expertise for at least 50 years of piloting aircraft.
The Air Force now can recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots for active duty for up to three years, thanks to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. However, the Air Force isn't planning right now to recall retirees to help address its current pilot shortage, spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said.
Attendees, companies and speakers at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Las Vegas were overwhelmingly opposed to legislation being pushed in the House of Representatives that would privatize air traffic control.
United Airlines will start serving a new $10 burger featuring smoked gouda cheese starting Nov. 1. The burger will be available on domestic flights that run more than 3.5 hours.