Hawaiian Airlines plans to restore much of its North American flight schedule in August, when its home state will ease its travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. "We look forward to welcoming onboard guests who support and observe the protocols in place for responsible travel, including our visitors and kama'aina reconnecting with family and friends on the US mainland," President and CEO Peter Ingram said.
Airlines for America applauded the decision of the Governing Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization to use verified 2019 CO2 emissions data in calculating the baseline for the 2021-2023 "pilot phase" of ICAO's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. The use of data from 2019 will ensure that international aviation emissions are capped at aggressive level that countries intended when entering the CORSIA agreement in 2016. US airlines have improved fuel efficiency by 40% since 2000 and continue to lead in the fight against climate change. Read more from the A4A newsroom.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian shared about the numerous layers of protection the airline has implemented in his latest message to customers. He emphasized the airline's commitment to safety, including its partnership with the Mayo Clinic and face covering requirement. Additionally, Delta is recalling more customer service agents, expanding training and enhancing self service options to make flight changes.
UPS' Chief Sustainability Officer Suzanne Lindsay-Walker reflects on her first year in the position and how the company continues to explore sustainable methods of delivery and alternative fuel and technology across its operations. Lindsay-Walker highlights that UPS has planted 15 million trees and its commitment continues to make a difference. She notes that sustainability is an ongoing goal even with the progress achieved.
Richmond International Airport will receive more than $3 million for improvements through grants distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used for taxiway rehabilitation, a deicing pad and an airport apron expansion.
Palm Springs International Airport is set to obtain more than $5 million for safety and infrastructure improvements from the Federal Aviation Administration. The federal grant funds will be used to acquire equipment and terminal rehabilitation.
The National Business Aviation Association has canceled its 2020 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition scheduled for October in Orlando, Fla., based on health concerns and travel restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Defense Department has scheduled a series of flyovers on Independence Day in cities around the country, particularly in locations that played a part in the American Revolution. Hundreds of military personnel will participate in the aerial salute over cities including Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Kansas pilot David Rolph was on his way to the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport in his Beech Bonanza aircraft when his engine seized and he was forced to make an emergency landing in a wheat field outside of St. John, Kan. Dodging the bales of straw that were scattered on the field, Rolph was able to land in the dirt on the airplane's two main wheels and both he and his Bonanza were unharmed.
The TeenFlight program, sponsored by local businesses, provides Oregon high-school students with the chance to build kit airplanes and then fly in them at Aurora State Airport. Each aircraft takes approximately a year and a half to assemble, and the program promotes leadership and teamwork, in addition to cultivating students' interest in aviation careers.
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