Retired US Army Lt. Gen. David Melcher, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to ensure future infrastructure investment legislation includes robust funding for the nation's air transportation infrastructure. "Aviation is and must remain a critical, well-funded component of our nation's infrastructure," Melcher writes in this piece.
Eight ground workers were injured, two seriously, when an Aeromexico plane taxiing toward a gate at Los Angeles International Airport hit a supply truck and caused it to overturn. The right wing of the Boeing 737 clipped the rear top of the G2 Secure Staff truck.
Video footage of a man at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada using racial slurs against a Spanish-speaking man spread on social media over the weekend. Hector Torres, who said he was speaking Spanish in a phone conversation with his mother, did not press charges in the incident.
In an effort to attract more tourists from other parts of Asia, Peach Aviation will become the first Japanese carrier to accept bitcoin as payment for airline tickets by the end of the year. Bitcoin is becoming more popular as the digital payment system allows users anywhere in the world to conduct transactions directly with an airline.
A letter writer to the Island Packet newspaper in South Carolina says expansion of Hilton Head Island Airport is necessary to create a safer, longer runway. The writer said the airport has lost business, revenue and visibility because of its shortcomings.
A 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane was on display over the weekend for the Monroe County Airport's 75th anniversary celebration in Bloomington, Ind. The plane, one of 199 built by Ford Motor Co. from 1926 to 1933, is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association and has been shown around the country.
Canada's Ontario Provincial Police are using a specially equipped Cessna 206 to enforce driving regulations. The aircraft is able to detect speeding, following too closely and driving without a license, and is also used by the department for search and rescue missions.
Colorado's Greeley-Weld County Airport helped introduce young people to general aviation at a recent Learn to Fly Day, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association and Aims Community College. Pilots took up to three passengers for 20-minute rides in a Cessna 172.