Russian hackers attacked and attempted to gain access to aviation companies in early 2017. Jeff Troy, executive director of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center, said the attack had a limited impact and that steps have been taken to prevent further intrusions.
Orlando International Airport is expanding travelers' food options with more restaurants that offer fresh ingredients and feature local favorites on their menus. The airport saw a 24% increase in food sales after new restaurant options including a Cask & Larder restaurant opened in October 2016.
Robert Lange, a Cessna 182 pilot, says not enough is being done to keep hundreds of crows away from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. The airport's director of airside operations, Jeff Rountree, says the airport is aware of the crows: "They have not posed a serious hazard, but our wildlife biologist does pay attention to them and tries to make JWA an uncomfortable place for them."
An American Airlines flight bound for Phoenix on Friday afternoon returned to San Antonio International Airport due to a possible mechanical issue with the plane's brakes. An inspection cleared the plane and the flight took off again at 5:45 p.m.
The Hawaii legislature is considering a bill that would take control of Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport away from the state's transportation department and put it in the hands of a nine-member airport corporation. Proponents of the measure say it would free the airport from budget cycle constraints that prevent it from moving quickly to make improvements.
Indianapolis International Airport has installed two kiosks that international travelers who are members of the Global Entry program can use to move through customs more quickly. The airport's first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight, to Paris, is scheduled for May.
Santa Monica, Calif., reported that January and February business jet traffic at Santa Monica Airport dropped more than 80% compared to the same period in 2016 and 2017. The city shortened the airport's runway to 3,500 feet three months ago.
A "dog-in" was held on Sunday at New York's LaGuardia Airport to bring attention to the death of a 10-month-old French bulldog that was stowed in an overhead bin on a four-hour, 25-minute United Airlines flight. A flight attendant instructed a passenger to place the dog's carrier in an overhead bin.
Travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration's Precheck program can do so at Montana's Great Falls International Airport from April 16 to April 20. Precheck members can use special airport security lines where they don't have to remove their shoes and can leave their electronics in their bags.