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Author: Metropolitan Airport News
Produced by a team of aviation professionals and enthusiasts, our mission is to inform and update the more than 68,000 employees who work on the metropolitan New York airport properties, as well as the many others that provide goods and services in the surrounding communities.
Orbis, the international nonprofit that fights blindness around the world today unveils their new Flying Eye Hospital, at Los Angeles International Airport. More than six years in the making, the third-generation Flying Eye Hospital is the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft. Hundreds of experts have come together to combine the latest in avionics, hospital engineering, technology and clinical expertise to make the new Flying Eye Hospital a reality. It features a modular design, 3D technology and live broadcast capabilities enabling Orbis, with their expert Volunteer Faculty, to train more doctors, more nurses and healthcare…
Delta Doubles Network to Scotland With New Route Between New York-JFK and Glasgow
Two weeks after Delta Air Lines [NYSE:DAL] started service between New York-JFK and Edinburgh, it has announced it will double its Scottish network in summer 2017 when flights begin between the Big Apple and Glasgow. The service, which will begin on May 25, 2017, will be the only nonstop fight between New York-JFK and Glasgow and will operate daily throughout the summer. Customers from across the United States can conveniently connect to this service via Delta’s JFK hub. The flight will be operated in conjunction with partners Virgin Atlantic Airways and adds to Virgin’s seasonal service from Orlando to Glasgow. “As…
LaGuardia Gateway Partners Begins Lease and Redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal B
LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), a consortium of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska and Meridiam, together with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have signed a lease agreement and achieved financing for the public-private partnership redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal B. The lease began today and continues through 2050. “Today’s contractual closing of the public-private partnership and the imminent commencement of construction represent a huge step forward in Governor Cuomo and the Port Authority’s vision to modernize LaGuardia Airport,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “The new Terminal B will be a 21st Century facility offering a…
John F. Kennedy International Airport to Welcome Solar Impulse On Its Round-The-World Solar Flight
Landing is prelude to first transatlantic flight without fuel and end of trans-global mission in Abu Dhabi Circumnavigating the globe on solar energy alone, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) is scheduled to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, weather permitting, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its round-the-world journey. Solar Impulse 2 and its predecessor Solar Impulse I has set world records as the first solar airplane to fly through the night, between two continents and across the United States. Now, it is attempting to become…
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) claimed the 44th spot for U.S. companies, leading all other airlines, in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings. The airline also nabbed the top airline spot for global companies, ranking 85th. “Delta people are implementing processes and systems to minimize our carbon footprint across the company,” said Christine Boucher, Delta’s Managing Director – Global Environment and Sustainability. “Our ranking improved 30 spots over last year’s U.S. performance and 40 spots globally, further validating the work we are doing to be more environmentally responsible and fuel efficient.” Newsweek Green…