Fairmont Muncipal-Frankman Field Airport in West Virginia hosted a Young Eagles event that gave youths ages 8 to 17 the opportunity to enjoy free airplane rides. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association flew their own planes for the event.
Appleton International Airport in Wisconsin is scheduled to unveil a new lounge and restaurant today that are part of a larger $6.8 million renovation. The renovation will include updates to the ticket counters, baggage claim, gift shop and passenger screening areas.
More than 100 people died when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed while attempting to take off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. Three passengers survived and are in critical condition.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana has resumed normal operations after a fuel truck flipped over on a general aviation ramp on Thursday.
The Transportation Security Administration is adding explosives-sniffing K-9s to its passenger-screening team at Oakland International Airport in California. The dogs will be deployed throughout the airport to sniff passersby for explosive materials.
Spartanburg Memorial Airport in South Carolina will close its runway from June 18 to Aug. 23 for a revamp that will include extending the runway to 6,000 feet. A grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is paying for the runway project.
Madisonville Regional Airport in Kentucky will add a new hangar and relocate a taxiway and lights in an effort to improve safety. "By moving a part of the taxiway, the crew would have to make a turn, which in theory would put them more on their toes, make them look outside the airplane more, and improve that safety area," said airport manager Rick Bivins.
The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the busy summer travel season with higher levels of staffing, officials told lawmakers at a hearing with the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation. "The question that's still on the table is: How do we get those Precheck numbers up?" A4A's Sharon Pinkerton asked.
The Transportation Security Administration will reimburse Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers $4.06 million for explosives detection systems which were installed in September 2005.
Fulcrum BioEnergy, which counts United Airlines as an investor, broke ground on Wednesday in Reno, Nev., on a plant that will convert household trash into low-carbon jet fuel. The manufacturing facility is expected to come online in 2020.