Elaine Roberts, who has led Ohio's Columbus Airport Authority since 2001, is retiring today. Roberts oversaw operations at the area's John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker Airport and Bolton Field, a general aviation airport.
Old School Aircraft has moved from Tennessee's Humboldt Municipal Airport to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, a move owner Shane Richards said will allow the school to offer lessons at an affordable price. "There's a lot of flight schools that offer a lot more expensive flight training, but we want the average working person who is still chasing that dream; we allow that dream to happen here," said Richards.
Ohio pilot Todd Fisher, who was honored with the Federal Aviation Administration's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, has led a varied career in aviation that has included stints as a flight instructor, charter pilot and weather officer at hot-air balloon events. "Flying adds a huge dimension to my life, having been the means for me to go places that I never would have gone to, and being the means for me to meet many, many people and develop relationships that never would have come my way otherwise," he said.
Hawaiian Airlines faces changes in 2018 that include a new CEO, new routes, a new fleet of Airbus jets and intense competition within the industry. "What the team has done over the last half dozen years is we have established a kind of a business model, and we've got things absolutely on the right track," said Mark Dunkerley, the carrier's outgoing CEO. Peter Ingram, Hawaiian's chief commercial officer, will begin his role as CEO in March.
On Friday, American Airlines will begin seasonal service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Rio de Janeiro. The flights will be available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 11, 2018.
FedEx worked with Operation Warm and the Memphis Hustle basketball team to bring new winter coats to more than 550 students this week at Kingsbury Elementary School in Tennessee.
United Airlines' annual Fantasy Flight from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport on Wednesday took children from Beth Israel Hospital, University Medical Center and Trinitas Hospital all the way to the "North Pole" to enjoy treats and visit with Santa.