Washington, D.C. -
Following Hurricane Sandy passing over the mid-Atlantic and northeast states, some airports are planning to reopen today.
Washington, D.C. -
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Northeast and New England states, airlines have been moving aircraft out of the way and suspending service from Washington, D.C. to New York.
Above is a real-time flight map of all flights along the usually busy east coast of the United States at 9:25am this morning.
Nearly 9,000 flights have been cancelled so far as a result of the impending hurricane dubbed Frankenstorm, a massive 800 mile wide hurricane with tropical storm force winds extending outwards up to 700 miles.
According to Turkish Airlines, it has decided to buy 20 new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the Seattle based aircraft maker. The order also includes an additional option for five more airplanes.
The airline said it will buy the aircraft, starting with 3 planes in 2014, 7 in 2015, 5 in 2016 and another 5 in 2017.
A blimp chartered by the Mitt Romney campaign was forced to make an emergency landing after it began deflating while en-route from Boca Raton to the North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.
It had been flying near Lynn University, the site of Monday night's (tonight) political debate between Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Police say there were no injuries as the blimp came down in a neighborhood that has historically voted democrat.
United Airlines has announced that it will begin flying this week its news Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Houston to Newark, then to Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and San Francisco in order to rank up 100 flight hours required by the FAA for final certification.
The proving flights will also include a trip to Amsterdam and Tokyo once the domestic flgihts are completed, along with simulated mechancical emergencies and flight diversions.
The FAA requires significantly more fligth hours for the 787 because it is the first one in the United States.
Los Angeles, CA -
Lockheed Martin passed another milestone as its next generation F-35 fighter jet dropped a 2,000 bomb on a bombing range in the Mojave Desert at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station test range, it was piloted by Air Force Maj. Eric "Doc" Schultz.
The F-35, known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is a supersonic stealth fighter planned to be added to the military's Air Force, navy and Marine Corps.
The military plans to but 2,443 at a cost of $382 billion.
U.S. Airway flight 265 has diverted and landed in Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) after developing cracks on the wildshield. The Airbus A319 landed safely and none of the 119 passengers has injuries.
The flight originated in Tampa, FL (TPA) and was bound for Phoenix, AZ (PHX). An airline spokesperson said they are sending another plane to Albuquerque to pick up the stranded passengers and crew.
The trains that move passengers between terminals and the gates stopped working earlier this morning around 7:00am which caused very long delays for thousands of passengers.
Airport operators were able to get four of the five to work eventually, but the back up forced many to miss their flights. Officials believe the computers that control the trains stopped working.
The lines to get through TSA security was running about 1 and a half hours.
Airport officials eventually put busses on stand-by.
Alaska Airlines and Boeing announced a deal for the airline to purchase 20 737 MAX 8s, 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 Next-Generation 737-900ERs in a deal worth $5 billion at list price, though airlines routinely are given discounts for large orders.
Seattle, WA -
In an apparently blunder again, the TSA required a person traveling to Hawaii who had leukemia to peel back her bandages in public, opened her sterile saline bag which contained required liquid medicine, and denied her request to be screened in private.
The woman, Michelle Dunay, of Detroit was traveling to Hawaii via Seattle for an end of life trip when the incident happened at Seattle's Sea-Tac airport.