Explosives-sniffing dogs patrol Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, sniffing the air for traces of dangerous materials as passengers rush by.
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. has developed a body scanner that uses artificial intelligence to check for 89 types of prohibited items in 0.7 seconds, with better than 95% accuracy. The new technology is being tested at Beijing Capital International Airport.
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina early Thursday morning after an indicator light came on and flight attendants noticed an odor. No injuries were reported.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority is looking for potential developers interested in building a first-class hotel next to the terminal at Indianapolis International Airport. The hotel should be equipped with meeting rooms and space for local food, beverage and retail shops, according to a request for expression of interest.
Boulder City Municipal Airport in Nevada has been approved for the Federal Aviation Administration's control tower program and has identified four potential sites where a tower could be built. A tower's estimated cost is $5 million.
The Dutch Safety Board said discussions for the expansion of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol should take into account the airport's capacity limits for safe operation.
The American Airlines Cadet Academy will train prospective pilots for 18 months at the carrier's partner flight schools, removing financial roadblocks to encourage more to become professional aviators. Once training is complete, students can interview for a position with the airline's regional carriers Envoy, Piedmont and PSA.
A research report from Global Market Insights predicts the airport security market will be worth $16 billion by 2024. Factors driving growth in airport security include increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks along with data thefts, smuggling and terrorism.
Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu sees a need for new midmarket aircraft sized between the Boeing 737 MAX and 787. "There is a need for aircraft of that size, for secondary airports in North America, Europe and Asia, but with the range of a widebody aircraft," he said.
Alaska Airlines removed Virgin America branding from its website, signage, ticket counters and baggage claim overnight on Tuesday, replacing it with the Alaska Airlines brand.
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