Sonaca Aircraft will unveil its two-seat single-engine airplane, the Sonaca 200, at the Aero Friedrichshafen general aviation show in Germany. Company officials say the plane is about to receive European Aviation Safety Agency certification in the CS-VLA category.
Pittsburgh International Airport is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University's Metro21 Smart Cities Institute, which has established a lab at the airport and will work on projects designed to improve the customer experience. "The goal is to make the airport smarter while making it more convenient and usable," said Raj Rajkumar, director of the institute.
A Nielsen study shows that frequent flyers are very responsive to airport advertising, with 80% noticing the ads and 42% taking such actions as visiting a website or going to a store.
German restaurant Leinie Lodge is coming soon to Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich. The restaurant will open in May and will be located in the airport's Grand Hall, before the security area, with a menu including sandwiches, salads and German-inspired beers.
Travelers at San Diego International Airport can use the AtYourGate app to order food for delivery to their gates, saving them the hassle of walking to restaurants or convenience stores and waiting in line.
Flights at Berlin Tegel Airport will not be affected when authorities defuse a 1,100-pound bomb discovered near the city's central train station. "Good news: The originally coordinated Tegel flight plan for tomorrow can take place as planned," the airport announced on Twitter.
Broward County commissioners have approved funds to build connectors between terminals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. Travelers are currently confined to a single terminal unless they exit security and walk or ride to one of the others.
Columnist Charles Urstadt suggests using landfill to create about 500 acres of land connecting LaGuardia Airport with Rikers Island. The new, larger space would allow for the current runways to be lengthened and also accommodate a second terminal.
First-quarter passenger traffic at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport grew to 2.1 million travelers, up 10% from last year's 1.9 million.