The Bob Hoover Academy, located at California's Salinas Municipal Airport, is designed to give troubled students a fresh start and a slate of resources including ground school and flight instruction. The program has seen success, with students learning new skills, winning scholarships and competitions, and landing real jobs after graduation.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit won't review the 2017 backroom deal between the Federal Aviation Administration and the city of Santa Monica that allows the city to close the airport at the end of 2028.
The Halifax Public Libraries system in Nova Scotia is joining with the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on two book kiosks from which library card holders can check books out. The kiosks are located before and after security.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Tennessee has seen its passenger boardings increase 1.7% through May, and expects that growth to accelerate when airline seats increase up to 12% later this year.
A traveler is accused of breaking a window at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina after learning her flight was one of hundreds that had been canceled. The woman was cited with damage to property.
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Show Low Regional Airport in Arizona a $2 million grant to fund runway repairs.
Tennessee's Nashville International Airport is looking to shake up its concession options by switching from a model in which local businesses sign licensing deals with large concession corporations. Instead, local retailers and restaurants would subcontract with a developer to run their own locations at the airport.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida will close its north runway for repairs from June to October 2019. The airport said domestic routes with multiple flights will be scaled back, reducing the number of passengers served by about 1 million.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics' April Air Travel Consumer Report shows airlines improved customer service and baggage handling in April. Consumers filed 39% fewer complaints about service in April than they did in the same month last year.
Air Canada has started new, thrice-weekly seasonal service between Montreal and Lisbon, Portugal. The flights use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to make it easy for passengers to connect from across Air Canada's network.