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May 22, 2018
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What’s App? Live flight radar

Now follow flights around the world with this cool app Read more…

Southwest engine failure unsettles public

One died in the in-air tragedy. Read more…
Full committee unable to pass motions due to lack of attendance Read more…

Transportation disaster Family Assistance Workshop

Kaamco brings NTSB to airport for family assistance centers Read more…

L.I. MacArthur Airport seeks to be Go-To airport hub

New marketing programs designed to excite tourists Read more…
Two excellent presentations kicked off the April Kaamco meeting; one from Jim Groark, Station Manager Cathay Pacific, on the Interline contract, and the other by Ariela Ruiz of NYALO. President Blainey also announced the Kaamco Golf Outing for Thursday June 28 at the Plandome Country Club. Read more…
The recent failure of a CFM engine on a Southwest Jet has raised concern over the safety of jet engines. There are calls from politicians to do a better job in inspecting aircraft engines. Inspecting engines can begin with one of the graduates from the Aviation High School here in NY and at JFK Airport. Read more…

Common Use baggage office premiers at JFK Terminal One

January’s Cyclone Grayson shook the operations up at JFK Airport. The Port Authority was unhappy with the weather impact on the airport and had quickly instituted interim measures to correct customer dissatisfaction. A main area of concern was the number of travelers baggage that was either misplaced, or unavailable for customer collection during and soon after the storm. Read more…

JFK Chamber of Commerce energized by luncheon

The JFK Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting was uplifted by the success of the March luncheon featuring Henry Kuykendall. Plans were made to hold another luncheon on June 12, and feature Ed Beklor, CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the management of Central Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport. Read more…

Cargo Briefs: News from the cargo industry

Alibaba Chairman Ma is concerned about the trade war potential between the US and China as are other business and countries opposed to the tough US rhetoric. “Protectionism would not help the American economy and would, in fact, hurt millions of American small business and farmers,” Ma said, adding, “Any country seeking to increase exports would do better to focus on developing good products and channels to access foreign markets rather than putting up trade barriers.” Read more…

Blue Angels fly back to Jones Beach

The Blue Angels jet team is back. They will perform at the The 15th Annual Bethpage Air Show AT Jones Beach Memorial Day Weekend. Read more…
Check out these photos! Read more…

JFKIAT Gert-Jan de Graaff shares parting thoughts

T4 President leaves JFK for top job at Brisbane Airport Read more…

Bishop Wright Luncheon celebrates 39th year

Christ for the World Chapel held the 39th Bishop Wright Aviation Industry Awards Luncheon honoring Stacey Lora, V.P., Security, JFKIAT, Woman of the Year; William McGuire, President & CEO Global Elite Group, Man of the Year, and Rev. Patrick O’Connor, Lead Pastor, First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Clergy of the Year. Read more…

May Calendar of Events around the airports

May 11: Friday. Queens ASDO 36th Aviation NETWORKING EVENT. Contact Dolores Hofman (718) 244-6852. Read more…

JFK ibid district now Gateway JFK

Gateway JFK began as JFK Ibid in 2014 as a plan to create a district to revitalize the Springfield Garden area surrounding the JFK Airport by making the cargo community aware of the benefits of nearby off airport real estate, business opportunity and economic advantages. Read more…

Vaughn Career Days help job seekers connect

Vaughn College holds several student and job seeker Career days throughout the year. Whether it be a Vaughn based student event or partnership event with a local employment organizations which draws from the local community, all job seekers have a chance to meet with recruiters from a range of aviation companies. Read more…

TSA legisation sits in U.S. House & Senate

H.R.4176 amended Air Cargo Security Improvement Act of 2018 passed the House and is now in the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee. Read more…

Introducing Aerodrome

It’s our new-fangled photo spread! Read more…

Airline Shorts

The Italian government has decided to extend Alitalia bids deadline until the 4th quarter of 2018. This kicks the can of tomato paste down the road again as a new coalition government strives to somehow make a deal to salvage the lives of the workers of the company. Read more…
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