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July 19, 2018
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is partnering with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens on a new scholarship program, part of the agency’s continuing effort to provide opportunities for local communities to share in the economic benefits of LaGuardia Airport’s ongoing redevelopment program. Read more…

Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Grech supports LGA Airtrain

At the May Port Authority meeting, Tom Grech, President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce spoke befor the Board in support of the LaGuardia Airtrain. His comments follow. Read more…

Long Island men give the Ultimate Sacrifice

In March four Long Island New York Air National Guard officers assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach , deployed to the Mideast, who were killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Read more…

Gateway JFK elects board of directors

The Gateway JFK welcomed the community to its first election of Board members for 2018. Frank Liggio, Board President and Scott Grimm-Lyon chaired the meeting. Many long time community activists, residents, business and political individuals were elected to the many seats on the board to provide a wide range of experience, opinion and guidance in moving and growing forward. Grimm-Lyon shared the highlights of the fiscal year 2018 and exciting plans for the community for 2019. Read more…
The Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia held its 45th Annual Charity Ball honoring Gerald Holland, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Sheltair. Kiwanis is celebrating 77 years of Service and the LaGuardia chapter is very active in the community with a variety of family events, outings, kids days, holiday celebrations and annually recognizing an outstanding individual. Read more…

Chamber of Commerce LaGuardia plan peek

The JFK Chamber of Commerce held is most recent luncheon featuring Ed Baklor, Chief Commercial Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners as the guest speaker and was a success said Joe Clabby, President of the Chamber. Baklor made a fascinating presentation of the history of LaGuardia Airport and showed images of what the future LaGuardia will look like. Read more…

Columbia Assn. honors Carducci and Limb

The Columbia Association of U.S. Customs & Affiliated Federal Agencies honored Louis Carducci of the Customs and Border Protection and Michael Limb of the Asian American Council at the 70th Annual Dinner and Dance, Both men were praised by President Phil Madellena for their service to the Custom’s community; Carducci for his work at JFK Airport and now as Assistant Director, Border Security NY Field Office, and Limb, Executive Director, of the Asian Council as a bridge between law enforcement and the Asian community for many years. Read more…

Jbay activists protect ailing island

Some residents who live near on or the tiny islands in Jamaica Bay work together to help protect this environment by banding together and helping Nature takes its course. These activists, Jamaica Bay Eco-Watchers, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservency, American Littoral Society, Bloomberg Group and a host of others do their part in improving the waters, and islands that dot the bay. Read more…

Not on our watch

American, Frontier, Southwest, Delta , Spirit and United airlines each refused Wednesday to fly immigrant children separated from their parents for the federal government, as President Trump ordered a halt to separations as part of his “zero tolerance” policy for undocumented border crossings. Read more…

Secretary Chao adddresses changes in aviation

This is a transformational time for aviation! We’re in the midst of the third great inflection point since the dawn of manned flight, and the beginning of the jet age. With the introduction of unmanned aircraft systems, aviation has entered a new era that has the potential to save lives and create new services, jobs and opportunity. Read more…

Kaamco Interline baggage contract

Coordinated baggage handling among airlines is a very important function of airline responsibility. So far advances have made it better but lack of compliance may develop into a large issue over time. Read more…
Patient Airlift Services (PALS) in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administrtion recently hosted the Portable Reduced Oxygen Training Enclosure (PROTE) Hypoxia training at the American Airpower Museum at republic Airport for a week. Read more…

WFS Acquired by Cerberus targeting more growth

Platinum Equity announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. in a transaction valued at approximately €1.2 billion. The sale is expected to close during Q4 2018, subject to regulatory approval and certain closing conditions. Read more…

Port airports wage increase decision postponed

The Port Authority postponed the vote for the proposed Rules for Implementation of Minimum Wage Policy for Non-Trade Labor Service Contracts for LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport for another 30 days. Due to the objections of some companies and the need for additional Read more…

Weather rains on Kids Day

Anil, his wife Anupama and children Soumya and Sharvil showed up for Kid’s Day at LaGuardia Saturday June 23 only to find out about the unfortunate postponement. Due to the weather forecast of rain & dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday, the PA had been forced to postpone Kids’ Day until September 29th, for the safety of all involved. Regardless, the family was making plans to make the most of being together for the day. Anil works as a supervisor at PrimeFlight. Kids Day. Read more…
The June Kaamco meeting kicked off with a presentation from the Pan Am Museum people. Pan Am Airlines was one of the first and one of the most iconic airlines to fly out of then Idlewild , now JFK Airport. […] Read more…

Crowley pummeled in democratic primary

Congressman Joe Crowley suffered a surprising defeat in the Democratic primary losing to a young, determined social activist, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year latina. Read more…

Thanks to our Troops

On July 4, we take the time to remember and share thoughts of the birth of our country and all those who serve in our armed forces. Our nation owes a great debt to the current and past military men and […] Read more…

Queens program honors recovering military veterans

Military veterans who are recovering from addiction were recognized and honored for their service and sacrifice at a ceremony held by the Samaritan Daytop Village, where they were joined by the New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and community members. Read more…
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been acquired by Cerberus Equities. Read more…

Increased tariffs will spike change for air cargo industry

The heated political exchanges between President Trump and trading partners over the increased tariffs is resulting in serious concern in the air cargo industry. Read more…
The luxury VR company Periscape debuted its first location inside New York’s premier gateway Airport, at JFKIAT Read more…

Canines back to the sniffing business at British airports

Dogs capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in airfreight are being re-deployed in cargo sheds at British airports. This occurs at a time when the USA is increasing its canine security functions at JFK, inparticular. Read more…

JFK Airport Manager’s Bulletins overview

Following are overviews and take-aways from the official Airport Manager’s Bulletins issued by JFK Administration. Please use these as a pointer to the actual bulletin which is available to all or by contacting the General Manager’s Office. The information presented is not to be used as a substitute for receiving and reading the official bulletins. Read more…
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