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Aviation director faces backlash over airport traffic plan

Broward County's aviation director is defending the plan to demolish an exit ramp at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that funneled drivers onto southbound U.S. Highway 1 into Dania Beach and Hollywood. "We've had this on our plan about this since the beginning," Broward County Aviation Director Kent George told Local 10's Roger Lohse. "There is the public perception that the ...

Wellcamp to Sydney: 11 return flights a week

LATEST: Skytrans announced that it will stop its Toowoomba-Sydney flights, after Qantas was confirmed to have signed on to Wellcamp Airport.

QantasLink to fly to $100m privately owned Toowoomba airport

QantasLink will launch flights from Sydney to a new $100 million-plus privately constructed airport at Toowoomba, Queensland from mid-November, in a move that demonstrates the Wagner family’s unusual development could pay off.

US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.

Opposition calls for Doug Horner’s resignation over wife’s flights

Critics are calling on Alberta Treasury Board president and Finance Minister Doug Horner to resign after CBC News revealed he took his wife on 23 government flights between 2007 and 2013. “Today, we learned that Finance Minister Doug Horner, the man in charge of making sure that the government air fleet was being used properly and within the rules, is just as guilty as his cabinet colleagues in ...

What Flying on an Airplane Used to Be Like

Remember when flying was fun?

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

US to move drone base to northern Niger

The US military will shift its drone flights in Niger from Niamey to a base further north, allowing Washingon to better track Islamist fighters in the region, a defense official said Tuesday. The United States started drone surveillance flights out of Niger in early 2013 to support French forces fighting Islamist militants in northern Mali. Washington had always intended to move the operation ...

T.F. Green to offer flights to Europe for 1st time

Air travelers will soon have a new option out of T.F. Green Airport: direct summertime flights to Germany. The Rhode Island Airport Corp. announced Tuesday that Germany-based Condor Airlines will begin ...

5 Ways To Be an Airplane Aggravation

There are more passengers than the seat recliners who ought to be tossed off flights—preferably at 10,000 feet

Alitalia restarts Venezuela flights after hiatus due to forex dispute

Italian airline Alitalia has started to fly to Venezuela again after a near two-month halt when carriers trimmed operations following government delays in releasing ticket revenue under the country's strict currency controls. Several carriers have cut or curbed flights to Venezuela in recent months because they are required to sell tickets in the local bolivar currency but the cash-strapped ...

Black Hawk helicopter airlifting marijuana out of illegal Boulder County grow

A Black Hawk helicopter on loan from the Army National Guard made three trips in and out of the Boulder County foothills Tuesday, hauling dug-up marijuana plants and equipment away from what officials say was an illegal grow operation discovered last week.

Quebec helicopter jailbreak was 'predictable,' inquiry finds

The escape by helicopter of three inmates from a Quebec City detention centre in June was the product of a system-wide lack of preparation that could have been avoided, a government inquiry has found. A summary of the administrative inquiry’s report was released Tuesday by Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Thériault. Thériault told reporters that the whole report could not be made public ...

Black Hawk helicopter airlifts marijuana out of illegal Boulder County grow

A Black Hawk helicopter on loan from the Army National Guard made three trips in and out of the Boulder County foothills Tuesday, hauling dug-up marijuana plants and equipment away from what officials say was an illegal grow operation discovered last week.

Fall Color on Full Display as “Airplane!” Gang Soars over Wisconsin

Fall color has never looked better than when viewed from the famed cockpit of the movie “Airplane!” For the latest in a series of TV ads from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, “Airplane!” stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays reprise their roles along with their costar Otto the Autopilot.

Army helicopter helps clear pot grow near Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are using a national guard helicopter to help remove a marijuana growing operation from a remote and mountainous area near Longmont.

How helicopter parents are ruining college students

Everyone talks about how helicopter parents are bad for teens. What about college kids?

Airplane-sized 'Fatberg' blocked London sewer

Ben Hooper LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Sewer officials in London said a flooding problem was traced to a "fatberg" the size of Boeing 747 plane beneath a residential neighborhood.

U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

Gabrielle Levy MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- All 25 military personnel aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training exercise Monday are safe, a Navy spokesman said.

Aircell Rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a global aero-communications service provider, announces that Aircell, the company's business aviation division, has rebranded ...

Coventry Airport tycoon swoops to buy charter airline

Rigby Group’s aviation division completes second acquisition this summer

City may land aviation programs

Sept. 02--Owensboro Community & Technical College, Eastern Kentucky University, MidAmerica Jet and the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport are continuing to work on several fronts to boost interest in aviation in Owensboro with a 2 + 2 degree agreement ready to sign and the ground work being laid for a flight academy at the airport.

EPIC and U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network Announce Global Card Acceptance

Pilots no longer need a wallet full of charge-card options when traveling domestically or internationally. EPIC® and U.S. Bank today announced the release of the enhanced EPIC Card℠, cobranded with the U.S.

Pilots pay last respects to fallen MH17 captain – Bernama

In a touching tribute, a group of pilots paid their last respects to the pilot of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Captain Wan Amran Wan Hussin, by carrying his coffin to the mosque upon its arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today. Dressed in full pilot attire, more than 10 pilots, believed to be colleagues...

Airplane etiquette: Are you a 'recliner' or 'legroomer'?

WASHINGTON, USA – To recline or not to recline? Airplane "legroom wars" are prompting growing rage in the United States, with two recent seat battles sparking a heated debate about the knee-bumping practice. Amid the furor, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that space on passenger ...

Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

17 Marines and 8 sailors were on board when chopper crashed during landing attempt; not caused by hostile activity, Navy says

All flights to Philippines' Tacloban airport suspended

MANILA, Philippines - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is suspending all flights to the Tacloban airport, the main gateway to Leyte province, starting on Wednesday over "fast developing potholes" on the runway that airline operators said could damage their planes and compromise passenger safety. Repairs will be undertaken on the runway of Daniel Romualdez Airport in ...

Marine helicopter crashes near Djibouti

No one was seriously injured when a U.S. Marine helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea Monday following training exercises in Djibouti, the U.S. Navy said.

US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden: All 25 rescued

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed Monday as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde off the east coast of Africa. Everyone on board was rescued.

US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

Minor eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert: First red, now orange (+video)

After a fresh eruption from a fissure in the Bardarbunga volcano system, Icelandic authorities raised the threat level to red, the highest level. Once volcanologists determined the volcano was releasing only lava, not ash, the threat was lowered to orange.

All flights to Tacloban airport suspended

MANILA, Philippines--The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is suspending all flights to the Tacloban airport, the main gateway to Leyte province, starting on Wednesday over "fast developing potholes" on the runway that airline operators said could damage their planes and compromise passenger safety.   Repairs will be undertaken on the runway of Daniel Romualdez Airport in ...

Remains of MH17 pilots, young family coming home tomorrow – Bernama

The remains of pilots Captain Wan Amran Wan Hussin and Captain Eugene Choo Jin Leong, as well as of a young Dutch-Malaysian couple and their baby girl, are among the nine Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims to arrive in Malaysia tomorrow. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said two of the seven Malaysian victims, comprising...

5 killed in airplane crash near Erie Municipal Airport

All five people aboard an airplane died when the plane crashed in a field northwest of the main runway at Erie Municipal Airport late this morning while coming in for a landing, according to officials.

Commercial Aviation Aircraft Seating Market Worth $7910 Million by 2019

DALLAS, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report " Commercial Aviation Aircraft Seating Market by Aircraft Type (NBAWBA, VLA , BGA), by Seat (Economy Class, Premium ...

Iceland lowers aviation alert to orange

Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday.

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.

Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours. The Bardarbunga volcano system, in the southeast of the country, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode. "Visibility (at) the eruption site is now good ...

Germanwings pilots strike as Lufthansa row rumbles on

By Victoria Bryan BERLIN (Reuters) - Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings staged a six-hour strike on Friday, disrupting travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays and putting pressure on Lufthansa management in a pension scheme dispute. Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) wants Lufthansa to maintain an early retirement scheme that allows pilots to retire ...

China executives make rare public criticism of aviation policy

BEIJING (Reuters) - General aviation executives offered unusually sharp criticism of China's pace of industry reform, saying there had been too much talk and too little action in the four years since China ...

Flights cancelled as Germanwings pilots begin strike

More than 100 flights were cancelled at some of Germany's main airports Friday as pilots of Lufthansa's low-cost airline Germanwings walked out in a dispute over early retirement provisions. A Germanwings spokeswoman said that out of a total 164 flights scheduled, some 116 were cancelled, impacting 15,000 passengers. Germanwings pilots are striking between 6:00 am and midday (0400-1000 GMT). The ...

Germanwings pilots start strike as Lufthansa row rumbles on

Pilots at Lufthansa's (LHAG.DE) Germanwings started a six-hour strike on Friday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays, applying pressure on Lufthansa management in their dispute over a pension scheme. Low-cost carrier Germanwings, which mostly operates short-haul flights from airports outside of Lufthansa's main Frankfurt and Munich hubs, said it was ...

Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday

BERLIN (AP) — German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.

Lufthansa pilots to strike again on Friday after talks break down

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa said talks with pilots over an early retirement scheme had ended without an agreement on Thursday, leading to strike action on Friday that will affect thousands of travellers coming back from summer holidays. The Lufthansa pilots want the management to maintain the scheme that allows them to retire early at 55 and still keep some of their pay until they ...

Priester Aviation Renews ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registration

Alexandria, VA, August 27, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Priester Aviation, Wheeling, IL has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.

Germanwings, Air France Pilots Threaten Strike in Face of Revamp

Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA) ’s discount unit Germanwings and Air France threatened to go on strike as Europe ’s two biggest carriers push to rework their domestic and long-range operations and bring down costs.

Germanwings pilots set to strike

Pilots at low-cost airline Germanwings will strike on Friday if an agreement is not reached with parent Lufthansa over retirement plans, their union says.

Pilots ramp up pressure on Lufthansa with Friday strike threat

By Victoria Bryan and Peter Maushagen FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier said they would walk off the job on Friday if an agreement on an early retirement scheme is not reached, upping the pressure on the airline's management for talks planned on Thursday. Like their colleagues in other Lufthansa units, the pilots at low-cost carrier Germanwings want the management ...

Boeing, Airbus Vie for $2 Billion Air One Order in India

India’s Air One Aviation Pvt. is seeking $2 billion of jets to take on Singapore Airlines Ltd. (SIA) ’s venture in the South Asian nation, stoking competition in a market where carriers lost almost $10 billion in seven years.

Pilots of Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike

Pilots of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings are to strike on Friday in pursuit of their demands for better early retirement provisions, their union announced on Thursday. The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said in a statement it is "planning... strikes for all Germanwings flights departing from all German airports between 6:00 am and midday" (0400-1000 GMT). Cockpit already grounded ... Camping World