The Transportation Security Administration will ask foreign airports with nonstop flights to the US to closely examine powders in travelers' bags, starting June 30. The substances could be items like cosmetics, protein powders or baby powder and the focus is on containers of 12 ounces or more.
On Dec. 20, Alaska Airlines will expand its service between California and Hawaii with thrice-weekly nonstop flights between Sacramento and Kona. "This new route shows Alaska's ongoing commitment to continued growth and investment throughout the West Coast," said John Kirby of Alaska Airlines.
United Airlines is adding a fourth daily flight from Duluth International Airport in Minnesota to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The new flight will operate seasonally, through the end of October.
In December, American Airlines will launch weekly service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The flights will operate on Saturdays during the winter season.
Honeywell Aerospace's Connected Aerospace Report shows that 47% of surveyed airlines plan to spend up to $1 million per aircraft on connected technology over the next year. The report says 38% are looking to spend $1 million to $10 million per aircraft over the next five years.
Southwest Airlines employees surprised 9-year-old Will Hamm with a Louisiana One model plane to complete his collection. Will's father, a Southwest ramp agent, had shared a photo of a model plane the boy had decorated to look like the Louisiana One.
The nonprofit Flight to Remember Foundation uses drones to help hospice patients experience places they can no longer visit in person. The group helped Jim Plescia take a fresh, seven-minute look at the village of Godrano near Palermo, Sicily, in Italy.
Dowling College, a Long Island, N.Y., college that once offered a well-regarded aviation program, has been sold for $14 million to Triple Five Aviation Industries. The company plans to transform the property into an aviation business hub.
The Independence Glider Club, located at Oregon's Independence State Airport, offers gliding lessons to students 12 and older. Club members also help out with cleaning the hangar and building, painting and cleaning the gliders.
German electronic components maker TQ-Systems will bring its line of general aviation avionics to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., July 23 to 29. The manufacturer will introduce its new KTX2 transponder with ADS-B functionality and its KRT2 radio transceiver, which the company says is the most popular VHF COM in Europe.
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