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Coming Soon: Using Commercial drones to help reduce emergencies on runways

February, 2 2016:
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TSA BRIEFING NEW ADMINISTRATOR ON ASO ELIMINATION

October 13, 2015:
RESEARCHERS WORK TO REDUCE POST-CRASH AIRCRAFT FIRES
DUTCH SAFETY BOARD BLAMES ICAO, STATES FOR MH17 FAILURES
CONTROLLERS UNION RAISES ALARM ON ATC STAFFING, SEEKS HEARING
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New airport security agents in Glasgow are holograms

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“At Glasgow Airport, we put our passengers at the heart of our operations, and we are always looking at new ways to improve the customer experience. The new Tensator Virtual Assistants are a fantastic addition to the terminal team, and they offer advice and information to travelers as they pass through the terminal.” Read more…

 

AIRCRAFT LASER HITS ON THE RISE-You can now report them to the FAA

JULY 17, 2015
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Investigations are continuing into the rash of laser pointer incidents throughout the U.S. Over just a two-day period last week, a dozen incidents were reported to the FAA, including the latest in which an Alaska Airlines flight inbound to Seattle was struck about 11 p.m. on July 16. The FAA is also investigating 11 other incidents, all of which occurred in the New Jersey area as aircraft were inbound to Newark International airport, on July 15 between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Pilots from Delta, JetBlue, Porter, United, American and Republic Airlines reported laser activity.
There have been 2,752-recorded laser incidents so far this year; 3,895 incidents were reported during all of last year. The FAA has a dedicated website for reporting laser incidents. Click Here to Report a laser Incident
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Story by Robert P. Mark


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Air Wisconsin (American Eagle) (Appleton) flight ZW/AA 4010 from Charlotte to Richmond on Saturday (April 25) with Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N430AW (msn 7719) was evacuated after landing at Richmond. The 42 passengers and three crew members safely evacuated the regional jet on the taxiway after a lithium battery from one of the passengers sent smoke through the cabin according to NBC Channel 12. The flight attendant used the fire extinguisher to douse out the fire in the hand luggage according to the report.

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. N430AW in US Airways Express colors arrives at the Charlotte hub.


 

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US Airways Express/American Eagle to return to Watertown, New York

US Airways (American Airlines) (Phoenix) will resume passenger service to Watertown, New York on May 8. US Airways Express service was last operated in April 2007 from and to Pittsburgh. This time, US Airways Express (soon American Eagle) 50-seat CRJ200s will be operated to and from the Philadelphia hub with…


 

Air Wisconsin to start flying for Delta on January 5, 2015 (see update)

Air Wisconsin (Appleton) has apparently reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate 26 Bombardier CRJ200s for Delta Air Lines as a new Delta Connection carrier according to Flightglobal. The first flight is expected to be launched on January 5, 2015 per ch-aviation (see update below). Delta or the…


Air Wisconsin completes 1 millionth CRJ200 flight

Air Wisconsin (Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation) (US Airways Express) (Appleton) announced yesterday its has completed its 1,000,000th revenue flight with its 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) fleet. Air Wisconsin operates 70 CRJ200s for US Airways.


GPS Jammers, Other Maritime Cyber Security Threats Discussed At Seminar

Capt. Moskoff spoke of the danger of hostile actors using simple GPS-jamming devices, which are readily available from the Internet. Such “jammers” could “paralyze ship traffic and operations at U.S ports, and that would cause just one port an economic loss of $1 billion per day,” stated Capt. Moskoff. Since the maritime industry relies almost exclusively on automated technology, oil rigs and tankers are at risk from maritime cyber threats.

“Currently, North Korea is the world’s biggest jammer of GPS,” said Capt. Moskoff. Read More…

Maritime cyber security seminar

RECORDED LIVE: Major Maritime Cyber Security Event, March 2–3, 2015

 

New York’s JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening Program

NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Federal health officials said the entry screenings, which will expand to four additional U.S. airports in the next week, add another layer of protection to halt the spread of a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people. Read more…

When you travel you don’t want to worry about delays.  Consider checking for; Road Closures in your area, Flight Delays, Train Delays/Railway issues, Ship or Port issues.

Check Roads; US Traffic Map

 

WAZE Traffic Reports https://www.waze.com/livemap

Check Aviation; www.flightaware.com, www.faa.gov, www.ntsb.gov

Flight Delay Information US  http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp

Check Trains; www.amtrack.com, www.ntsb.gov

Check Shipping; www.fleetmon.com, www.homelandsecurity.gov

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