Boeing has reported a joint venture with Saudi Arabia to provide military sustainment services. The announcement coincides with a visit by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia and the confirmation of several deals between the country and Boeing, including one for the purchase of Chinook cargo helicopters.
Alaska Airlines will resume service to Mexico City in August after receiving initial approval from the Department of Transportation. Departure cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
Southwest Airlines has announced plans to add flights to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., along with nonstop service connecting St. Louis and Nashville, Tenn., to Mexico. The new routes are set to begin in November and are subject to regulatory approval.
The FBI detained a 25-year-old Turkish man who flight attendants said caused a disturbance on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
Anil Tuvanc Uskanli faces a possible charge of interference with a flight crew after he purchased an economy ticket but attempted to sit in a first-class seat.
The Trump administration will reportedly propose $560 million in cuts to NASA in the 2018 budget. The cuts will affect many major NASA areas.
As you pass the AIA Operations Center at the International Paris Air Show, there’ll be no shortage of activity. We'll be supporting the DOD Corral again this year, and we have a full slate of aircraft on static display. We'll also be hosting several receptions and roundtables. Finally, we'll round out the week with the International Rocketry Challenge, featuring US champions Festus High School of Festus, Mo., against teams from France, Japan and the UK. Read more at the AIA Blog.
Last call to register for the US Industry Reception! Deadline is Friday, May 26! Don't be late. Go here to register.
Leaked budget figures attributed to the Trump administration show a plan outlining almost $640 billion in military spending for 2018, including overseas war funding. The list includes more than $36 billion for defense aircraft procurement.
The rocketry team from California's Menlo-Atherton High School qualified for the Team America Rocketry Challenge after being established only a year ago, but a malfunction prevented the team from advancing. "It was a really great experience," said team member Zach Furman, who learned a lot at the competition.
Charles Taylor is an unsung hero of aviation who worked with the Wright Brothers on their inaugural flights, including building a wind tunnel inside their bicycle shop.
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