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Aerobahn software benefits JFK

Aerobahn’s Adam MacKenzie, gave the Kaamco Operations Committee an update on its software and new features that is a set of products that improves efficiency, collaboration and decision-making in the airport environment. Read more…

New JFK Interim General Manager is named

New JFK Interim General Manager is named

Charles Everett, Deputy Director of the Aviation Department if Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has assumed the role as Interim General Manager of JFK Airport, following Michael Moran who has moved on to General Manager, Aviation Planning and Environmental Services at the Port Authority. Everett was previously the Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley International Airport before joining the PANYNJ in August 2017.

Facial biometrics aid airport security

Part one of a series of articles on CBP Immigration Programs. Read more…

American Airlines honors Congressional Medal recipients

American Airiness flew a special charter flight for 80 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, families and AA guests to a Washington D.C. ceremony of recognition for the National Medal of Honor Day events on March 25. Read more…

LaGuardia announces parking rules

LaGuardia Airport announces, effective Sunday, April 15, that employees will resume parking their vehicles at the airport’s Lot 10. Airport employees with parking permits will have 24-7 access to the Employee Shuttle Bus from Lot 10. Real time bus schedules can be found by logging onto www.nextbus.com or downloading the NextBus app and electing the LaGuardia Airport Employee Shuttle. Read more…

JFK GM re-assigned

General Manager of JFK Airport Michael Moran has been relieved of his duties at JFK and is reassigned to a new position at the Port Authority NYNJ. Read more…

POTUS points to personal pilot as promotion to FAA

President Trump has floated a trial balloon to the press by stating he feels that his personal pilot would be a good choice to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more…
Farmingdale State College held its Sixth Annual Aviation Hall of Fame Induction and Student Awards Ceremony at the Aviation Light Center, nearby to Republic Airport. Joseph Clabby, Associate Professor at Farmingdale, CEO of Corporate Loss Prevention Associates, and President of the JFK Chamber of Commerce was honored as the 2018 inductee into the Aviation Hall of Fame. Read more…

Swissport acquires Aerocare handlers

The Swiss company, global market leader in ground and cargo handling, now holds 100 percent of the leading ground handler in Australia and New Zealand. Read more…

JFK terminals competition heats up

Gov. Cuomo fired off a big round of excitement in January 2017 when he announced millions in seed money from New York and the Port Authority to revitalize JFK Airport with private partners. Read more…

Idlewild Park’s too-tall trees coming down

The JFK Airport Committee, part of the New York Committee Aviation Roundtable, (NYCAR) held its quarterly meeting at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce office to share updates on the committee. Facilitator Bill Huisman called the meeting to order with guests from the FAA, Port Authority and community. Read more…

Four L.I. National Guard airmen killed in crash

The four New York Air National Guard members, assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, were stationed at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach. The service members were killed, along with three others, when their HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopter crashed near the city of Qaim in Iraq. Read more…

Cradle of Aviation now part of historic district

The original Mitchel Field and Flight Line in Garden City, now home of the Cradle of Aviation, has been chosen as a Historic District by the State of New York. Read more…

FAA releases Aerospace forecast

All indicators show that air travel in the United States is strong. According to the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2038, the trend will continue. This is occurring while American air travelers are experiencing the highest levels of safety in modern aviation history. Read more…

Proving who you are now costs more

You know who you are but travelers having to prove it will cost more.. Read more…

Cargo Briefs: News from around the cargo world

Congress House Bill HR4176, Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, just passed last week. This act would require the TSA to establish an Air Cargo Division to carry out activities relating to ensuring that cargo transported on passenger aircraft does not pose a threat to aviation security. Read more…

Thales builds security in airport ops centers

Thales is a world leader in a wide range of security technology and operations command centers across the globe. As part of its services, it consults and builds airport operations centers worldwide. Read more…

Port board approves proposed airports wage increases

Port Authority-The Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved a proposed expansion of the minimum wage policy at JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport that will benefit thousands of airport workers. Read more…

JFK handles fourth nor’easter of March

JFK was prepared for the fourth Nor-Easter of March. All airports EOC’s were operational. Telecoms were regularly held. The storm was forecasted with an expected 12-018 inches of snow. Luckily the forecast was worse than the actual storms but there were many cancellations and tired people having stayed the night to make sure there were no international flight or passenger problems. Read more…

Delta Regional VP speaks to Chamber of Commerce

Delta Air Lines Regional VP Northeast, Henry Kuykendall was the guest speaker at the oversold JFK Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Kuykendall thanked the Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to share the Delta successes and commitment to the aviation and airport communities. He was proud to talk about the new $4 billion investment that Delta is making to the new LaGuardia Airport now under development; thanked JFKIAT for their great partnership; and thanked Delta employees for their loyalty. Read more…

Saudis fly hundreds to CEO forum in Manhattan

Saudi aircraft were in full force at JFK recently. The were needed to carry Saudi Arabia’s 32 year old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and hundreds of advisors and business men who arrived to seek investment opportunities with the United States. The Saudi-US CEO Forum CEO in Manhattan hosted over 200 people that resulted in the signing of 36 memorandum of understanding totaling more than $20 billion. Previously the Saudi government agreed to buy a large number of aircraft at a Meeting with President Trump. Saudi Arabia is shopping for investment opportunities as is recognizes the reduction of income from oil. Read more…

Women in aviation make a difference

International Women’s Month included a special day at LaGuardia where General Manager Lysa Scully held the 4th annual Women of Aviation Awards celebration. Read more…

Illegal dog imports and more discussed at Kaamco meeting

The March Kaamco meeting covered a lot of ground with discussions on gate security, Emergency Operations Center, illegal dog imports, NJYCAR, NYALO, Airport Wifi, Customs and Port fees. Read more…

News from around the airlines

Qantas Airlines moves into American Airlines Terminal 8 in April as American Airlines and Qantas have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia and New Zealand. Read more…
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