American Airlines Cargo has appointed Tim Isik as director of cargo sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Isik most recently led the American Airlines passenger team's leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland and Iceland.
The Federal Aviation Administration Chicago Aircraft Certification Branch posted an aviation maintenance update advising pilots of Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22 aircraft to visually inspect ailerons and verify the presence of required safety wires during preflight checks.
When Benton County, Iowa, emergency manager Scott Hansen needed to see a river ice jam inaccessible by road, he called in volunteer drone pilot Mike Madorin to check out the area and take video of the blockage. "This one between Mount Auburn and Vinton was approximately two-and-a-half miles," said Madorin.
About a half-dozen pilots gathered at Idaho's Payette Municipal Airport to show off their planes and talk about aviation to a group of Head Start students, teachers and parents. The children were allowed to explore the aircraft and take a tour of the air terminal.
The Mission Aviation Fellowship is performing flight surveys of damage caused in Mozambique by Cyclone Idai. The group is working with Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management and other nongovernmental organizations to coordinate relief efforts.
Evan Jacobs on Thursday celebrated his 16th birthday by taking his first solo flight in a helicopter and then soloing in a plane just hours later. Jacobs is planning a career flying air tankers.
Amadeus has purchased ICM Airport Technics, the Australian firm behind a self-service bag-drop solution in use at 25 airports worldwide. "Airports tell us they don't want to have to work with multiple suppliers but rather single providers that can harness the best of the very latest technologies and who ultimately can 'do it all,'" said Bruno Spada, head of airport IT at Amadeus.
Investigators and trained dogs on Thursday searched Connecticut's Tweed New Haven Airport after an anonymous bomb threat against the facility was posted online. An American Airlines flight was prevented from landing during the search, but no explosives were found, and authorities are investigating the source of the threat.
Officers from Tennessee's Chattanooga Police Department on Wednesday arrested a man at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and charged him with possession of marijuana for resale and THC vapes for resale. Authorities say the man arrived at the airport with luggage containing 2.7 lbs. of marijuana and 399 bottles of THC oil.