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A Silver Airways ATR 42 600 on display at the Farnborough Airshow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Silver Airways To Begin Service Between New Orleans, Jacksonville

Silver Airways, the Florida-based regional airline, recently announced that it will begin operating non-stop service between New Orleans, La. and Jacksonville, Fla. starting on June 3. Now entering its tenth year of operation, Silver Airways operates primarily between destinations in Florida and the Caribbean using a fleet consisting entirely of turboprop aircraft. The Silver Airways fleet currently includes the Saab 340, the ATR-42-600, and the ATR-72-600, with the Saab 340 to be retired in favor of the newer ATR aircraft.…

Lufthansa Cargo Launches Regular Carbon Neutral Flight

Lufthansa Cargo, the cargo arm of German flag carrier Lufthansa, and DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, have announced the launch of the first regular carbon-neutral cargo flight. The announcement follows the first carbon-neutral freighter flights operated by the two companies in November 2020. The carbon-neutral cargo…

Laser Strikes Against Aircraft Increased in 2020

Amid the COVID-19 global health pandemic, air traffic worldwide saw a historic drop. Airlines parked thousands of their jets and furloughed employees. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says that, even as the number of aircraft in the sky plummeted, laser strikes against aircraft in the U.S. increased in 2020…

Three U.S. Airports Receive Airport Improvement Grants

The United States Department of Transportation has announced three U.S. airports are the recipients of the first Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement grants of 2021. $76 million will be divided among Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas-Fort Worth International, and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International. The $76 million is the first batch of about…

DHL Express Purchases Eight Triple Seven Freighters

Earlier this week, DHL Express and Boeing announced the German shipping giant’s purchase of eight 777F aircraft. The announcement of the purchase follows an order for 14 Boeing 777F cargo jets that was made by DHL back in 2018. Ten of those 14 aircraft have already been delivered to DHL.…

American Extends Seasonal Service Between Charlotte, Bozeman

American Airlines will extend its seasonal nonstop service between Charlotte, N.C. And Bozeman, Mont. through the summer of 2021. In September 2020, the airline announced daily nonstop seasonal service between Charlotte and Bozeman, the first direct service between North Carolina and Montana. The service was originally scheduled to operate between…

Breaking the Nutrition Barrier: How Nutritionists Help Pilots Overcome One…

Even for those that don’t fly for a living, maintaining a healthy nutritional balance can be difficult. Add in the hectic schedule, often unusual hours and general pressures of flying, and the challenge becomes exponentially greater. One dietitian is stepping up to help pilots successfully handle the challenge of balancing…

Air Saint-Pierre Receives New ATR-42-600

On Dec. 11, European aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that Air Saint-Pierre has taken delivery of a new ATR-42-600 turboprop aircraft. Air Saint-Pierre is a French carrier based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a group of French islands located near Newfoundland and Labrador. Taking delivery of a new aircraft is certainly significant…

Honeywell Unveils New Cabin Air Catalyst

Earlier this week, Phoenix, Ariz.-based Honeywell Aerospace unveiled a new catalyst for aircraft cabin systems, which will aim to reduce delays and maintenance issues caused by cabin odor events. The new catalyst from Honeywell comes at a time when cabin odor events have seen an increase over the past several…

New FedEx Facility Opens in Southern California as Cargo Volume…

After two years of work, a new 251,000 square foot FedEx Express complex with nine wide-body aircraft gates, 14 feeder aircraft gates and 18 truck docks has opened at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. The airport is located about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The new space on…