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OPINION: Suggestions on Keeping Up with your Flight Training during COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many non-essential businesses to shut down and the majority of the population to stay at home, resulting in an unprecedented impact on the aviation industry. Major airlines have parked much of their fleet following the decline in passenger numbers. Many pilots around the world have been furloughed or put on reserve as their carriers struggle to successfully navigate the crisis. Here in Pennsylvania, where I live, shutdowns of non-essential businesses started three weeks ago.…

Americans Must Travel Through One of 13 Airports When Returning…

Following President Trump's March 11, 2020, proclamation suspending entry to the United States for certain foreign nationals who have been in certain COVID-19 restricted countries. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their families returning from COVID-19 restricted countries must travel through one…

Frontier Adds Nonstop Service Between Ontario and Seattle

Earlier this week, Denver-based budget carrier Frontier Airlines announced it will begin nonstop service between the Los Angeles area's Ontario International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Frontier currently operates flights to several destinations from Ontario including Denver, San Antonio, Austin, and Orlando. The announcement of service between Ontario…

Silver Airways Announces Service Between Orlando and Destin

Silver Airways, the Florida based regional airline, recently announced that it will begin operating nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. and Destin, Fla. starting on March 13, 2020. Originally launched in 2011, Silver Airways operates primarily between destinations in Florida and the Caribbean using a fleet of all turboprop aircraft. Currently,…

Lessons on Leadership from the Left Seat: A New Captain’s…

There is an old saying that “the greatest journey an airline pilot ever takes is the one to the captain’s chair three feet to the left.”  In August of 2013, after years of hard work, Korry Franke made that journey and became a United Airlines captain on the Boeing 737.…

UPS Airlines Increases Mexico Service

On Thursday, UPS Airlines announced that it will begin a new flight for export shipments from Querétaro in central Mexico. UPS will operate the route using its Airbus A300-600 aircraft. The new route appears to reaffirm UPS' commitment to its A300 fleet. Last fall, UPS conducted a successful test flight…

Porter Airlines Announces Seasonal Service to Myrtle Beach

Porter Airlines, the Canadian regional carrier based out of Toronto, has announced that it will begin seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, S.C. this March. Starting on March 4, 2020, Porter will begin flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach. The flights originate from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is located…

How Aircraft Are Given a Second Life Through Upcycling

When aircraft reach retirement age, their years of service are often celebrated and aviation enthusiasts nostalgically remember the years they spent dutifully carrying out their respective missions.  After the celebrations end and the memories fade, what happens to the airplanes we remember so fondly?  Many end up in the boneyard or other…

Philadelphia International Airport to Begin 45-day Biometric Screening Pilot Program

On Jan. 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport will begin a 45-day pilot program at three of its international gates. The program is designed to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol process departing passengers. Philadelphia International will test three different biometric systems: veriSCAN, NEC, and SITA. All three systems will be…

Aircraft Lessor BOC Aviation Places Firm Order for 20 A320neos

Airbus announced this week that Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft. As of September 2019, BOC owns 309 aircraft. Of those, 37 are A320neos.  The company also owns 121 A320ceos. In addition to the 309 aircraft owned by BOC, they also manage 36 aircraft and…