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.
Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va., plans to study the feasibility of joining with Marshall University on a new aviation school. The school would offer certificates and degrees in such fields as piloting, aeronautical science, aviation maintenance, air traffic control and drone operation.
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.
Marcus Machemehl, a wildlife biologist at San Antonio International Airport, spends much of his time making the airport runways and taxiways unappealing to a range of birds and animals, such as hogs and coyotes. Machemehl traps especially pesky animals and relocates them far from the airport.
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Ohio has changed the procedure for responders accessing emergency medical aircraft on the airport runway. A crew was recently delayed about 20 minutes while waiting for someone to open a gate.
Memphis International Airport in Tennessee, which served more than 11 million passengers in 2007, saw just 4 million travelers last year. The airport is looking to spend $219 million to renovate one concourse and close two others.