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First low-cost Asian airline cleared for flights to the U.S.

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Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia says it's gotten the all clear from U.S. authorities to fly its jetliners to American airports -- the first low-cost Asian airline to do so. Founded by charismatic businessman Tony Fernandes, AirAsia pioneered the low-cost model in Asia, delivering rapid growth as it undercut bloated legacy carriers in the region with its no frills approach. The U.S. flights will be operated by its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X, which currently focuses on destinations in… (money.cnn.com) More...

Airport overhaul in San Diego to address climate change, protect owls

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A billion-dollar project to develop the Brown Field Municipal Airport in Otay Mesa will include efforts to help offset greenhouse-gas emissions, as well as protect San Diego’s dwindling population of burrowing owls. (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) More...

KC Man sentenced to three years in federal prison for laser strike

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for aiming his laser pointer at a Kansas City, Mo, Police Department helicopter. (www.justice.gov) More...

FlightAware announces the release of PiAware version 3.3

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PiAware 3.3 is now available for new installations and upgrades. (discussions.flightaware.com) More...

Six killed in Italy rescue helicopter crash

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(CNN)An emergency helicopter crashed in the mountains of central Italy Tuesday, killing at least six people. The crash near the ski resort of Campo Felice in the province of L'Aquila happened during an operation to rescue an injured skier, according to the Prefecture of L'Aquila. Two members of the Guardia di Finanzia police, three medical personnel and the injured skier were killed. The crash took place around 12:15pm at an altitude of 600 meters and was caused by bad weather, according to the… (www.cnn.com) More...

A Look at the Remaining Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 Orders & Deliveries

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Jumbo and Superjumbo jets have captivated passengers and airlines for decades. Unfortunately, the economics of these aircraft are becoming a tough sell for the manufacturers, partly due to the dwindling economic performance. The days that the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are in production could become numbered soon. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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