Wildlife mitigation experts are working with FAA to develop a new basic standard for calculating bird-strike risk at airports that would replace the decades-old measurement of strikes per 10,000 movements.
The Malaysia Transport Ministry’s first report on the probe of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), released Thursday, adds few relevant details to the little already known about why the flight disappeared, while recommending that the industry explore real-time tracking of aircraft.
Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat leveraged a “groundbreaking but traditional mathematics-based process” to analyze data from other flights that use its satellite network and establish a pattern that helped investigators nail down Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 final flight path as traveling south over the Indian Ocean, an Inmarsat executive explained.
FAA, sticking to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) plan laid out to cope with a prolonged partial government closure, has called in more than 800 Office of Aviation Safety employees responsible for both field inspections and certification of “critical” products.
Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier Allegiant Air expects to need at least another week before its flight schedule is disruption-free and its entire MD-80 fleet is available as it works to get the model’s evacuation slides in compliance with manufacturer recommendations.
About 30% of Delta Air Lines’ traffic in Seattle is connecting, mainly to Asia, a trend the carrier expects to grow as it builds out its Pacific gateway, an executive said at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More
Southwest Airlines sees “plenty” of opportunity for expansion in the north of South America with its existing fleet of Boeing 737s and will begin increasing its international service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida by 2017 or 2018....More
JetBlue Airways is strongly considering adding a checked baggage fee next year but expects to make limited changes to its network and business model, CEO David Barger said Monday at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More