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Samaritan returns lost wallet

Everyday hundreds of thousands of people work and pass through the airports to parts far and wide. And every day, wallets, passports, money, jewelry and important personal items are misplaced and lost. It is a real nightmare when this happens especially when a foreigner is on the way out of the country without a clue of how to find these before a flight departs. What is a person to do? Read more…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the deployment of 72 additional New York State electric utility experts to Puerto Rico arriving Nov. 29 to assist with the recovery of Puerto Rico’s power grid. The deployment coincides with the arrival of a barge loaded with an additional 55 utility vehicles and equipment docking at the port in San Juan. Under Cuomo’s direction, the deployment brings the total number of New York utility personnel involved in the power restoration effort to 457 along with approximately 330 utility vehicles to assist with the island’s restoration of power. Read more…
During a crisp fall evening on November 17, 2017 the (Kennedy Airport Airlines Management Council (KAAMCO) held its 60th annual black-tie dinner dance at the Bourne Mansion on Long Island. Read more…

Deadline looms for new logging device

As most of you know, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is soon upon us as it becomes effective December 18 2017. Read more…
The LaGuardia chapter of the Kiwanis brought its annual community Turkey and Gift card program to 80 members of the Elmhurst neighborhood. The companies of Royal Waster and AR Foods donated the turkeys to the waiting line of families and individuals who welcomed this donation of food for the Thanksgiving holiday. Gift cards were also given out by Kiwanis board members and volunteers at the Episcopal Church of Grace and Redemption under the spiritual leadership of Reverend Gilberto A. Hinds who donated the space for those receiving the food. Read more…

Gov. Cuomo backs voice of Puerto Rican islanders

"It has been two months since Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. Read more…

JFK modernizes air cargo operations

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a long-term lease between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Aero JFK II, LLC for a 21st century, state-of-the-art 346,000 square-foot cargo handling […] Read more…
The Wright Brothers Day is annually celebrated in the United States on December 17 to commemorate the historic flight made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on that date in 1903. Read more…
Arthur Molins, of Lufthansa, was honored at the 15th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air Space Gala along with Astronaut Alan Bean of the Apollo 12 mission and Daniel Kearns of BH Aircraft Company for their contribution to the aerospace industry. Fellow astronaut Fred Haise was on hand to present the award to his fellownaut, Mr. Bean. Read more…

Customs warns of fake meds

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held a joint media event highlighting counterfeit goods and cautioning “Buyer Beware” for the holidays. Read more…
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) continues to expand by picking up several new cargo handling contracts by passenger and freighter airlines in France. Vietnam Airlines has renewed its handling contract with WFS; CAL Cargo Airlines has appointed WFS to provide receiving points for cargo; WFS has also won contracts for the whole of France from the Moldovan airline FlyONE for onboard freight; Air France has also chosen WFS as its cargo handling partner at three gateways in France; Additional business with Italian carrier, Meridiana. Read more…

Boy Scouts salute women at awards dinner

The Greater New York Councils Boy Scouts of America sponsored its annual Salute to Women in Leadership Dinner presented by Master of Ceremonies, Philippa Karteron, President and CEO of Galleria Noire. Read more…

Face time!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the deployment of facial recognition biometric technology at one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at JFK Airport for 30 days. As part of this technical demonstration, CBP is partnering with TSA to utilize international travelers’ photographs taken at TSA’s Terminal 7 international checkpoint to compare against travel document photographs. Read more…

Alitalia eyes new fashions

Alitalia the legacy airline of Italy, which has held allure by passengers for decades with the romance of elegant Rome in mind, has again decided to commission the Alberta Ferretti fashion house to design new uniforms. Read more…
AIRLINE SHORTS

News from around the world

Taxing Changes to Middle East airlines: According to sources, some U.S. airlines have been lobbying for our Congress to look at the tax exemptions given to some Middle East carriers. Read more…

Captain’s fog! Computer glitch blamed for pilot shortage

The pilot union that represents American Airlines (AA) said the airline might be short of pilots during the busy holiday season due to a computer glitch. Normally cockpit crew bid on the schedule they want but this year, but the computer bidding program failed allowing too many pilots time off during one of the busiest travel times of the year according to the The Allied Pilots Association, representing 15,000 pilots at AA crew. “Thousands of flights currently do not have pilots assigned to fly them during the upcoming critical holiday period,” APA said in a statement. Read more…
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