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5/25/2018

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5/25/2018

United Airlines' board of directors has named Jane Garvey as its new chairman. Garvey is a former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

5/25/2018

UPS has debuted a cloud-based tool designed to help medical device manufacturers track inventory and ensure on-time deliveries. Technology companies WebOps and Baxter Planning helped build the platform.

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5/25/2018

On Wednesday, United Airlines started service from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport. The airline also launched service between Washington, D.C., and Edinburgh, Scotland.

5/25/2018

FedEx names its planes after children of its employees, a tradition that started with Wendy, a plane named after the daughter of FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith. A plane named Zachary, for the child of FedEx pilot Jim Baas, rolled off the Boeing assembly line in January.

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5/25/2018

AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association responded to a Washington Post editorial lamenting the removal of air traffic control privatization language from the recently passed House Federal Aviation Administration funding bill. "The truth is, this ATC giveaway alarmed lawmakers from both parties, mayors in every state, think tanks on the left and right, consumer and passenger groups, more than 200 aviation organizations, the majority of the American public and independent government watchdogs, like the Congressional Budget Office, the Congressional Research Service and the Government Accountability Office," wrote AOPA President Mark Baker and NBAA President Ed Bolen.

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5/25/2018

Michigan's Hillsdale Municipal Airport will soon be home to a Civil Air Patrol squadron. Information on how to sign up for the squadron will be available in June.

5/25/2018

AOPA Opinion Leaders blogger Mike Busch offers tips to create your own up-to-date equipment list for your airplane that could save you time and hassles at your next annual, during a ramp check and each time you add or remove equipment.

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5/25/2018

Airlines for America predicts that 9 million more passengers will fly this summer compared to last year. Airports will likely be most crowded on Thursdays and Fridays, said John Heimlich, chief economist for A4A.

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5/25/2018

Travelers at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport in France who mistakenly bring prohibited items to the security checkpoint can now deposit the items with Tripperty. The passengers have 21 days to go online and decide if they want to pick up the item, have it shipped or donate it.

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