Aviation

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Air Canada and United Airlines Expand Relationship to Make Transborder Travel Easier

Joy Finnegan

Air Canada and United Airlines announced a joint business agreement for the Canada-U.S. transborder market, building on their long-standing alliance, that will give more flight options and better flight schedules to customers traveling between the two countries. Customers will be able to connect to 38 codeshare destinations in the U.S. and eight of the most…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Backs Eagle Plan to Combat Violence-Provoking Effects of Disinformation

Joy Finnegan

By Michaela Jarvis In an age when disinformation can promote violence, a group of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty will help secondary school teachers to recognize the online manipulation tactics used by extremist organizations, using an approach known as Inoculation Theory. “Inoculation Theory is the idea that a little bit of exposure to something dangerous will…

British Airways Passenger Smears Fecal Matter Across Cabin Prior to Departure

Joy Finnegan

A British Airways passenger defecated on the floor of the plane and smeared it into the seats — sickening travelers, according to reports taking unruly passenger behavior to new lows. The passenger, whose name was not released, began to “flip out” in protest just before the flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct….

Toronto Airport Closed Due to Suspicious Package

Joy Finnegan

Two people were detained in connection with a possible explosive device found at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport Ferry Terminal October 21. The discovery prompted an evacuation of the airport. Operations at the airport were suspended. Toronto police said the two persons of interest were in custody and cooperating with the investigation. Officials at the airport…

Family Kicked Off Qantas Flight

Joy Finnegan

An Australian family was been kicked off their Qantas flight home from Bali, after an altercation with flight attendants. The man was seen saying, “Get out of my face,” to one of the flight attendants. Eventually, the family left the aircraft as requested but the man insisted his wife was crying because the company’s employees…

Fentanyl Found Packaged in Candy at LAX Airport

Joy Finnegan

On October 19, 2022, at approximately 7:30 in the morning, LA County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau Detectives and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents assigned to a task force at the Los Angeles International Airport seized approximately 12,000 suspected fentanyl pills. The suspect attempted to go through TSA screening with several bags of candy and miscellaneous snacks…

Delta’s Air+Rail Program Aims to Connect Customers to 20 More Destinations in Europe

Joy Finnegan

Delta Air Lines has expanded travel options to Europe using its Air+Rail program providing train connections to 20 more destinations, including 12 new cities for Delta customers in The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and the U.K. First launched in August 2021, for travel between Amsterdam and the Belgian cities of Brussels and Antwerp, this expansion enables…

Collins Aerospace Bolsters AirPlan Functionality with the Addition of FlightAware Foresight Data

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace says it is maximizing the functionality of its ARINC AirPlan solution with the integration of FlightAware Foresight predictive data giving customers a more accurate view of airport operations. Collins Aerospace acquired FlightAware in 2021 as part of its focus on improving the passenger experience and growing the aviation connected ecosystem. Since its launch…

Biden-Harris Administration Extends Rest Periods for Flight Attendants

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule requiring that flight attendants receive longer periods of rest between shifts. The new rule increases the rest period to 10 consecutive hours.   “Flight attendants, like all essential transportation workers, work hard every day to keep the traveling public safe, and we…

Aeroterm Selects Lödige Industries for Modernization Project at New York’s JFK Airport

Joy Finnegan

Aeroterm, North America’s largest third party on-airport developer, has selected Lödige Industries, the world’s leading provider of cargo terminal solutions, to install a state-of-the-art automated cargo system at John F. Kennedy International Airport‘s new 350,000-square-foot cargo facility. Lödige’s system will be exclusively used by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the main cargo handler at JFK.  The new cargo facility,…

Middle East Airlines Adopts SITA’s Cloud-Based Baggage Reconciliation System at Rafic Hariri International Airport – Beirut

Joy Finnegan

SITA and Middle East Airlines–Air Liban (MEA) have renewed a technology contract and moved the airport’s baggage reconciliation system (BRS) at Rafic Hariri International Airport – Beirut to the cloud, increasing operational efficiency. This technology will significantly reduce operational costs for the airport and airline, with the server-less design avoiding on-site interventions to refresh, upgrade,…

French ATC Strike Wreaks Havoc

Joy Finnegan

European flights were disrupted on Friday, September 16 when French air traffic controllers went on strike. The strike forced airlines to cancel half of the flights scheduled to arrive or depart Paris airports and others with some estimates of more than 1,000 grounded flights. The strike was also supposed to happen on 28, 29 and…