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North Texas stands to gain more passengers as it becomes a hub for the world’s largest carrier, and it may attract new airlines. American employees are relieved. And Dallas-based Southwest Airlines could also benefit from the ability to expand here and in other cities.
The settlement announced Tuesday by the Justice Department calls for Fort Worth-based American and Arizona-based US Airways Group Inc. to give up 138 landing and takeoff slots, 10 gates and related facilities at airports across the country, including at Dallas Love Field. The DOJ wants to open those airports to low-cost carriers to enhance industrywide competition and provide more choices and lower air fares for consumers.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association hosted 100 teens for a series of aviation seminars entitled “Get Airborne” that introduced the students to the basics of flight.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Natick, Mass., are awarding a $2.5 million contract to Prox Dynamics AS of Nesbru, Norway, to develop the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) -- a one-pound force-protection micro UAV for soldiers and small infantry units.
Friendswood State Representative Greg Bonnen, M.D. announced the program in which selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete eight web-based assignments during the school year.
At its annual NBAA luncheon this year Women in Corporate Aviation presented 11 scholarship winners with training awards ranging from Cessna CJ3 initial flight training to corporate flight attendant training, to dispatcher license training and to aviation management–and more. The value of the training awards ranged from $1,000 to more than $22,000, and the 11 awards totalled almost $50,000.
Aviation enthusiasts and professionals from around the country enjoyed the offerings and exhibitions at the AOPA Summit October 10-12 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. AOPA Executives presented Flight Training Scholarship Awards made possible by generous donations to the AOPA Foundation.
Six students get to fly on two Cessna 172 aircrafts for a pregame flyover before Irving High School’s homecoming football game.
More than 3,000 students, including students from Irving High School, attended the 10th annual Aviation & Transportation Career Expo today at the American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum.
The week kicks off Oct. 10 through 12 with AOPA Aviation Summit at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Next will be the Aviation and Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit, Oct. 16 and 18, and the week will end with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show on Oct. 19 and 20.
Jonathan Trappe, who has flown his custom cluster-balloon systems across the English Channel and the Alps, is now in Caribou, Maine, assembling a huge system that he plans to fly across the Atlantic, launching sometime Thursday. Col. Joe Kittinger, the last balloonist to cross from the U.S. to Europe, in 1984, is on site to provide support, and Don Day, the same meteorologist who advised the Red Bull Stratos launch, also is working with Trappe.