The International Air Transport Association has introduced a data-sharing platform designed to help airlines avoid turbulence. The "Turbulence Aware" platform is designed to collect turbulence information from participating airlines and make it available in real time via a searchable database.
Hawaiian Airlines is partnering with Disney on Ice at 80 West Coast performances, offering giveaways, photo opportunities and the chance to win a dream trip to Hawaii. "We're thrilled to team up with Disney on Ice to share a bit of aloha and our signature Hawaiian hospitality to families throughout the West Coast as they embark on their 'Dare To Dream' adventure," said Rob Sorensen, vice president of marketing and e-commerce at Hawaiian Airlines.
Alaska Airlines will on Dec. 21 grant early-boarding privileges to passengers wearing ugly holiday sweaters, in honor of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day. "Whether you're heading home to celebrate tradition or jetting off to a sunny destination to escape the cold, we recognize your journey begins with us, and we're happy to make your travels even brighter any way we can," the carrier said in a press release.
United Airlines treated workers at its Chicago hub to a look at its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, which features amenities including mood lighting and a new state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system. The aircraft will be used for transcontinental flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to California.
Airlines introduced new cabin configurations and updated amenities in 2018. JetBlue Airways in May unveiled an Airbus A320 with a reconfigured cabin, featuring two different seats.
Tier 1 Engineering set a new flight distance record for an all-electric helicopter by flying a modified Robinson R44 about 35 miles at an altitude of 800 feet. The modified helicopter is powered by 1,100 pounds of Brammo lithium polymer batteries and features twin electric motors and a Rinehart Motion Systems control system.
AOPA President Mark Baker shares how generous donations to the AOPA Foundation are having a direct impact on building a stronger, safer aviation community. With only a few weeks left in the year, now is the time to make your tax-deductible donation to support general aviation.
Starting Jan. 1, general aviation pilots flying into Dallas Love Field will pay a landing fee of $5.15 per 1,000 pounds. The fees are meant to cover 20% of operation and maintenance costs at the airport.
Researchers at the University of Zurich and Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne have developed a quadrocopter drone that can change its shape and size to fit through tight spaces. The drone was designed with first responders and disaster response efforts in mind.
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