Saturday, July 7, 2018

New Western Sydney Airport due for completion in 2026

Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by WSA Co as its Delivery Partner and Project Manager for the Western Sydney Airport, a $5.3 billion greenfield facility in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales. This will be a landmark project for both New South Wales and Australia, and is due for completion at the end of 2026.

Western Sydney Airport will provide much-needed additional aviation capacity to meet growing demand in the Sydney basin and improve access to flights for people in Western Sydney.

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service between San Jose and New York

Alaska Airlines launched nonstop service between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City on Friday.

With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; San Jose; and Seattle.

With the addition of this new and expanded JFK service, Alaska provides 38 daily flights to 19 nonstop destinations from San Jose.

Timed with the flight expansion, Alaska's newest Lounge is now open on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK.

Alaska gates and the Alaska Lounge are located in the same terminal as Global Partners British Airways and Icelandair, providing guests traveling through JFK with convenient access to a combined 10 daily flights to top global destinations across Europe.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Flying car goes on display in UK, full certification expected in 2020

Inspired by nature, engineered by men and evolved over time, the PAL-V Liberty flying car will have its aviation debut at the Farnborough International Airshow this month. Between July 16 and 20 the PAL-V can be found in hall 4 at stand 4100. On July 21 and 22 the PAL-V will be in the static display area. It's the very first time that the PAL-V Liberty is present at an airshow and in the United Kingdom.

Over the past years, PAL-V concentrated all efforts on perfecting its design and setting up the production process and supply chain.

Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V, stated: "The production model is the moment of truth. The moment where the wall between fiction and facts is torn down. A production model is the last stage in the research & development process before starting full production and delivery. All certifications required for commercialization will be granted on the basis of this production model.”

The certification not only guarantees the safety of the flying car but also is the approval that the vehicle can be driven on the roads and flown in the air. Dingemanse said: "Once full certification is granted in 2020 we will hand over the keys of the PAL-V Liberty to our first customers."