The Port Authority | October 30, 2020
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will start handing out US$50 fines to people using their facilities who don’t wear face masks. The Port Authority runs three big airports, JFK, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia Airports. However, the new rule covers all Port Authority facilities, including trains stations, bus terminals, in addition to airport terminals.
Flight Safety Foundation | January 20, 2022
Flight Safety Foundation is concerned about the continuing confusion surrounding implementation of expanded 5G services in the United States and the disjointed approach taken to resolving potentially significant aviation safety issues.
The Foundation urges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and wireless carriers to cooperate to definitively identify which U.S. airports are affected by the implementation of 5G in the C-Band so that accurate and timely guidance on operational restrictions is made available to aircraft operators. In addition, the Foundation calls for accelerating the process of identifying which aircraft types are approved to perform low-visibility landings at airports where C-Band 5G has been deployed.
"Safe airline operations rely on clear and unambiguous regulations so that aircraft can be safely dispatched, and crews can safely operate aircraft to their intended destinations, The unclear and sometimes conflicting restrictions and notices on 5G near airports are creating confusion globally and have led to disruptions and cancellations of hundreds of flights. It is imperative to expedite mitigations and approvals, clearing as many aircraft as possible to operate without restriction at airports."
-Capt. Conor Nolan, chairman of the Foundation's Board of Governors.
The rollout of 5G also affects more than large airports and air carriers. Restrictions on regional aircraft types affect smaller community airports that rely on regional airlines to transport millions of passengers a year. Helicopter operations for emergency medical services are also affected, limiting the transport of patients and medical staff.
"The greater the confusion and uncertainty, the greater the risk to safety, The process of resolving or mitigating the safety risks needs to be accelerated and not allowed to drag on for months."
-Foundation President and CEO Dr. Hassan Shahidi.
About Flight Safety Foundation
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, international organization engaged in research, education and communications to improve aviation safety. The Foundation's mission is to connect, influence and lead global aviation safety.
Spirit Airlines | March 04, 2022
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today announced the addition of new Pilot and Flight Attendant bases at Miami International Airport (MIA) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) for a total of nine crew bases across the network as the airline continues to add new planes and new airports. The crew bases are projected to initially open this summer once advance preparations are finalized. Spirit expects to locate more than 100 Pilots and more than 200 Flight Attendants at each base initially, with additional crew, supervisors and support functions to follow later in the year.
Crew Bases, also known as Home Bases, are the various airport stations where commercial Pilots and Flight Attendants normally begin and end their duty periods. The new bases will complement Spirit's existing crew bases in Atlantic City (ACY), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS) and Orlando (MCO).
Spirit's presence at MIA started in October 2021 with service to nine destinations and grew to a total of 30 nonstop domestic and international routes in January 2022. Spirit's big entrance at MIA made it the second largest carrier at the airport. At ATL, Spirit currently ranks as the third largest carrier for number of Guests flown and operates nonstop flights to 19 destinations.
"We're always evaluating our network to find opportunities to improve our operational performance as our flight options continue to expand, and these new crew bases are reasons to celebrate because our Guests, Team Members and communities all win, We're adding jobs and increasing staffing at stations with a high concentration of flight activity; we will have better access to large metropolitan centers for talent recruitment; and Spirit Team Members gain attractive new home base options and additional commuting opportunities."
-John Bendoraitis, Spirit Airline's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
"We proudly welcome this significant expansion of jobs by Spirit Airlines at MIA, As MIA's second-busiest passenger airline, Spirit is a big reason why Miami-Dade County is once again welcoming record numbers of visitors to our community, and we look forward to seeing its presence continue to grow at our County's largest economic engine."
-Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call Á La Smarte®. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We serve destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving those communities.