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Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Vaughn College now top-ranked. Read more…
The Port Authority and LaGuardia Kiwanis Club sponsored the annual Kids Day at LaGuardia Airport. Read more…

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

Vintage aircraft soon to ‘land’ at JFK: ‘Connie’ is centerpiece of TWA Hotel

The vintage Lockheed Constellation, or “Connie,” is getting closer to its new home at JFK Airport’s in-the-works TWA Hotel. Read more…

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

JFK redevelopment bids still up in air

Since July of 2017 when Port Authority first sought bids for JFK redevelopment, airlines, private equity, developers and terminal operators had met and given the Port Authority plans and bids for JFK Airport rehab. Since then, all parties have been expecting word from the Port Authority on awards for developing the terminals at JFK Airport. Now six months later, they are biting their nails. Read more…

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

FAA still limits JFK flights

The United States FAA extended the order which limits total aircraft movements at New York JFK International Airport until Oct. 24, 2020. The order limits the number of arrivals and departures at JFK through the implementation of the High Density Rule (HDR). FAA maintained the current hourly limits of 81 scheduled operations at JFK during the peak period, imposed an 80 percent minimum usage requirement for Operating Authorizations (OAs) with defined exceptions, provided a mechanism for withdrawal of OAs for FAA operational reasons, established procedures to allocate withdrawn, surrendered, or unallocated OAs and allowed for trades and leases of OAs for consideration for the duration of the Order. Read more…

JFKIAT’s CEO makes the rounds

JFKIAT’s new CEO Roel Huinink is a couple of months into his new role and is making the rounds. Read more…

Airline Briefs

The airline industry is filled with rumors on Emirates buying Etihad. Emirates recently denied media reports that it was in talks to acquire Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, saying “there is no truth to this rumor.” The official statement came after a news report said Emirates is “looking at taking over” Etihad to create the world’s largest carrier by passenger traffic. The report said that talks are only at a preliminary stage, and cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. No one at JFK Airport would confirm this report. Read more…

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton congratulated Arthur Molins, who represents the Terminal One Group (TOGA) at JFK Airport, for the award of contract for the redevelopment of Terminals 1, 2 and part of 3. This contract award for TOGA, which is comprised of airlines Lufthansa, JAL, Korean and Air France, is a $7 billion dollar investment by the TOGA group and a consortium of investors in the Reimagining JFK redevelopment plan Read more…

State extends 9-11 health benefits

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced legislation to extend the period for workers and volunteers to file a Notice of Participation for lost wage and medical benefits as a result of their involvement in the recovery and clean-up operations following September 11, 2001. Read more…

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

The JFK Air Cargo Association held their annual Golf Outing to benefit the First Company Pink organization for detection and prevention of Breast Cancer. Read more…
The Port Authority voted on September 27 to pass the proposed airport minimum wage supported by New York and New Jersey Governors. The conference room where the announcement made Governor Cuomo was filled with labor union members and Port Authority management. Read more…
JFK Airport was the hub of international diplomatic arrivals for the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly. Read more…

Steeled for eternal memories

JFK Airport is in possession of the last remaining piece of steel from the 9-11 World Trade Center. Read more…

Collaboration key to JFK Operability

The Port Authority held a JFK Airport meeting, “Advancing Winter Storm IROPS Continuity”, to announce and share changes at JFK during periods of irregular operations and and invited its airport partners to provide Port Authority with feedback on actuated and proposed procedures and operations that will help the Port, JFK Airport, airlines, terminals, ground services, all partners and employees in times of emergency. Read more…
The Global Foundation for First Responders held the Inaugural Blue & Red Tie Gala honoring first responders and those in the industry, who have displayed courage, community leadership and enthusiasm in the line of duty. Each year the foundation holds fund raisers to raise monies for the needs of families left behind after a first responder is killed in the line of duty. Read more…

Chamber golfers honor ‘Achiever’

The JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce held its annual Golf event and honored Worldwide Flight Services Phil Jensen at its dinner. Read more…

Jet Way holds employee and family day

Jet Way, an established security company at JFK Airport since 2006 held its employee day in front of their building office at JFK Airport.It was a beautiful mid-September day where employees gathered to a wide variety of barbecue foods, a DJ, ice-cream ,and many raffle prizes. Read more…

VRH aviation construction projects

VRH Construction is a recognized leader and the only company in the Northeast U.S. that specializes in aviation construction and is currently working on projects at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports. Read more…

State allocates $3 million for breast cancer research

Governor Cuomo recently announced nearly $3 million in funding will be awarded to projects across New York for breast cancer research. Read more…
The JFK U.S. Customs and Border protection Employee Appreciation day was held at the ball fiend at JFK Airport on a beautiful September day. Read more…

Flying airport facts

Here are some facts on world’s busiest airlines, the world’s busiest airports, who carried the most passengers. Read more…

Recent JFK flights incidents

A Boeing 777 Air India flight AI-101 was due to land at JFK airport after a 15-hour flight from New Delhi on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York City. Read more…

Scouts hold Aviation Luncheon

The Queens Boy Scouts of America (QBSA) held its 2018 Aviation Luncheon on September 26 in at one of the most interesting event venues on Long Island, The Cradle of Aviation which hosted the event, to 250 members of the diverse aviation community from JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports. Read more…

JFK Chamber turns 40

The JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 40th year at the JFK Airport. The concept of an airport Chamber of Commerce was initiated by airport business people from the hospitality, media, cargo, freight forwarders, ground handlers, and airport companies back in early 1978. Read more…

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

This Hispanic-owned company is growing at airport. Read more…

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

9-11 heros’ Medal of Valor

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D–NY) to recognize the heroism of public safety officers who responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and subsequently died of 9-11-related health conditions. Read more…
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