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Alaska Air Cargo today began a new chapter in its business, introducing the first converted Boeing 737-700 cargo aircraft. The aircraft is the first of its kind in the world and was converted from an all-passenger to an all-freight aircraft. The aircraft is entering commercial service today, carrying goods from Seattle to the state of Alaska. "This one-of-a-kind aircraft marks the beginning of...
The Transportation Security Administration and Delta Air Lines jointly launched new automated security screening lanes in Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) today, introducing state-of-the-art checkpoint technology to one of the busiest airports in the country. The automated screening lanes incorporate technology that enhances security effectiveness while decreasing the time customers spend in security screening. TSA and Delta Air Lines...
JetBlue today revealed a refreshed and updated special livery dedicated to the New York Jets. In 2009, JetBlue was named the Official Airline of the New York Jets. A year later, the airline reaffirmed that commitment with an aircraft dedicated to the team. “JetGreen” was originally revealed in 2010 and became the first sports themed aircraft to join JetBlue’s...
United Airlines is lifting the curtain on a new Safety is Global safety video, which will be on board flights starting this month. The video follows United employees representing flight attendants, pilots, ramp operations, customer service representatives and tech ops through dream destinations around the world as they demonstrate the safety features of the aircraft. As part of this...
British Airways is set to mark a milestone aircraft delivery on Friday (September 29), as it welcomes the 25th Dreamliner into its fleet. The Boeing 787-8 aircraft will be making its maiden voyage to the airline’s Heathrow home with the flight number BA8625. It will depart Boeing’s Seattle factory on Thursday September 28 at 6.05pm local time and will land...
The Port Authority announced today that Acting Chief Security Officer John Bilich – a former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations and chief investigator in the Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorney’s Offices – has been named the agency’s permanent Chief Security Officer. Mr. Bilich, who was named Acting Chief Security Officer in December 2016, joined the Port Authority in March 2015...
United Airlines 747
In celebration of the Boeing 747's retirement from our fleet, United Airlines flight 747 will fly from San Francisco to Honolulu on Tuesday, November 7 and will be the farewell flight to the 747 fleet. Serving as the ultimate throwback for customers, employees and invited guests, United plans to recreate the first 747 flight operated by them in 1970. From a...
Harvey-TSST team from LGA gets briefed in Houston
Two dozen Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers who live and work in New York City volunteered to serve on a Transportation Security Support Team to deploy to Houston to assist in the reopening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH) in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. They were one of several teams from airports across the country who...
JetBlue is currently accepting applications for the second cycle of its innovative new pilot recruiting pathway - Gateway Select - the airline’s competency-based training program for aspiring pilots. The opening of the second window comes as JetBlue’s first set of six candidates complete the airline-focused training program and continue to earn their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flight time. The program...
Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) today announced that Hainan Airlines has committed to install Split Scimitar Winglets on 36 of its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.  Hainan was the first airline in China to operate with APB's Blended Winglet technology, and now will be the first airline in China to operate with APB's latest product, Split Scimitar Winglets. "Sixteen years ago APB welcomed Hainan Airlines as...