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.

REGENT has announced that Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to strategically invest in the company to support the initial design of its next-generation 100-person capacity all-electric seaglider known as the Monarch. With this investment, Hawaiian Airlines becomes REGENT’s first U.S.-based design partner for the Monarch, which is slated for entry into commercial service by 2028. “Innovative interisland transportation has been core to our business since 1929 when we replaced steamships with airplanes. We are excited to be an early investor in REGENT and to be involved in developing their largest seaglider – a vehicle with great potential for Hawaiʻi,” said Avi…

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United, which has invested in more sustainable fuel production than any other airline in the world, became the first US airline to sign an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The airline has signed a new purchase agreement with Neste that provides United the right to buy up to 52.5 million gallons over the next three years for United flights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, and potentially other airports as well. “Reducing carbon emissions from fuel is the fastest way United will reach our 100% green goal by 2050. As the airline that has invested more than any other…

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The Lufthansa Group announced that it will invest in expanding the capacity of Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter fleet. The airline has ordered a total of ten freighters – including three current-technology Boeing 777F freighters and seven 777-8F freighters, Boeing’s next-generation freighter. In addition, leases for two Boeing 777F freighters (current technology), which run through 2024, will be extended for seven years each through 2031. The first of the 777F aircraft, which could be acquired on the used market at short notice, is expected as early as July 2022. Two more brand-new B777Fs will follow at a later date. These new additions…

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Hawaiian Airlines will relocate its ground services and check-in from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), effective May 10. Hawaiian’s guests traveling to and from Honolulu (HNL) will enjoy JFK’s largest terminal with 21 food and beverage options, 36 retail shops, and ample electronic charging stations.Hawaiian, which will celebrate 10 years of service between Hawai‘i and New York next month, offers daily nonstop service between HNL and JFK with Airbus A330 aircraft featuring 18 First Class lie-flat leather seats arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration tailored for couples, families, and honeymooners, as well as business travelers. Hawaiian’s…

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In less than three years, the world’s only cloud-native air cargo solutions provider, CargoAi, has succeeded in overtaking some of its close competitors and has already attracted a quarter of the world’s airline capacity to its digital marketplace. More airline and GSA contracts are in place to double this by the end of this year. CargoAi’s mission as a marketing technology company and SaaS application provider is to “bring the best technologies to airfreight, so as to effectively build the missing pieces and seamlessly connect the airfreight industry.” The approaches it takes to digitalize forwarder, airline, GSA, TMS, and other air cargo…

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With seven Qatar Airways passenger flights and six Boeing 777 freighter services each week, the Oslo-Doha route is well served, and the airline’s cargo capacity is well stocked. 95 percent of all perishable seafood (PES) onboard Qatar Airways flights out of Scandinavia, is salmon. Iceland and Faroe Island (Denmark) also see some seafood traffic which includes live king crabs, trout, and other seafood, however, the bulk of the salmon business originates in Norway. “Salmon is a particularly delicate cargo commodity as it requires skilled, hygienic handling in temperature-controlled conditions and, above all, reliable, fast connections to its final destination. Qatar…

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Kiera Mejia joined The ARK as an Equine Attendant, working alongside a team in the Export Barn to provide basic care for horses, prepare and clean stalls for horses coming and going, and maintain a bio-secure environment. Kiera created outreach and marketing content for every division within The ARK at JFK, such as ARK Pet Oasis, Equine Export, Equine Import, and the Aviary/In-Transit facility. Kiera can be seen wearing many hats at The ARK at JFK and is always quick to lend a helping hand wherever it is needed. Since receiving a certificate for “Animal Care and Passion” in Kindergarten,…

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When most people think of The Ark, they think of the biblical story of Noah protecting the animals on the ark he built. At JFK International Airport, there really is an ark!  The ARK at JFK is an animal handling terminal dedicated to the safe passage of all creatures, great and small and like Noah’s Ark, they are the first of their kind. They have been serving the JFK community since 2017 with 24/7 direct access to the airside, ensuring the smooth transition for all animals arriving and departing at JFK airport. To provide such a critical service, they work…

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 ARK Import Export Center, LLC dba The ARK at JFK (“The ARK”), a multi-purpose live animal cargo reception, quarantine, and handling facility located directly on the airfield at JFK International Airport, is taking animal transportation to new heights by becoming CEIV Live Animals certified. The CEIV Live Animals designation establishes baseline standards to improve the level of competency, infrastructure, and quality management in the handling and transportation of live animals.  Since opening its doors on January 2nd, 2017, The ARK has established new industry standards for supporting the health and welfare of live animals traveling by air while enhancing overall…

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JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, recently launched a 60-day pilot for the use of a battery-driven ground power unit (eGPU) provided by ITW GSE, a leading manufacturer of ground support equipment for the aviation industry. ITW GSE, in partnership with Royal Schiphol Group, developed the 180kVA eGPU unit which is capable of supporting widebody and jumbo aircraft. The new trial program introduces battery-driven ground power units for aircraft at T4 as an alternative to diesel-powered GPUs. At a typical gate, GPU is powered by the grid, but aircraft parked at hardstands require portable…

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