Honolulu International Airport

February 14, 2012 - 10:00am

When many communities view airports and aviation as nuisances at best and dangerous at worst, and pressures grow to close airfields and chase aviation away, the story of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IGA) in Arizona shines like an airway beacon.

January 7, 2012 - 1:20am

American Eagle in November earned the ignominious distinction of becoming the first airline fined by the DOT for violating the so-called tarmac delay rule, which took effect in April. The $900,000 fine resulted from several delays resulting from fog, low visibility and thunderstorms around Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 29. All told, 608 passengers waited for longer than the statutory maximum of three hours on 15 inbound flights.

October 11, 2011 - 3:29pm
Narita

Japan’s Narita International Airport is to open its first executive aviation terminal next year. The announcement, which was made at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas on October 10, is an endorsement of the efforts Narita and the Japan Business Aviation Association have put into developing private aviation in the country.

October 10, 2011 - 1:50am
Nagoya Airport

As part of Japan’s resolve to get back on its feet after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the eastern part of the country in April, Nagoya Airport has come to the NBAA show (Booth No. C8026) to make it clear that it is perfectly safe to travel to Japan.

September 21, 2011 - 10:29am
During a recent trip to Brazil I had the chance to enjoy the comfortable cabi

As someone who writes about private aviation, I find it instructive (not to mention downright pleasant) every chance I get to fly on a business jet.

August 23, 2011 - 10:12am

Japanese carrier ANA is preparing for the first-ever passenger flight by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on October 26, when it will operate a special charter service from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Hong Kong.

April 28, 2011 - 8:20am

Despite what has been reported as the halting pace of radiation containment at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, business aviation operations in the country are slowly returning to normal, according to industry sources. Statistics from flight tracking provider Flight Aware showed a total of 33 general aviation flights from North America and U.S.

March 31, 2011 - 5:15am

Last month, for the second time in a little over two years, an island nation was beset by a cataclysmic natural disaster that took thousands of lives. Unlike the 7.0 earthquake that destroyed Haiti’s capital Port au Prince and killed more than 300,000 people in January 2010, the disaster in Japan last month is still unfolding weeks later in ways that could affect the region for years to come.

March 30, 2011 - 12:10pm

The DOT expects to issue a final rule designed to bolster consumer protections against ramp delays of more than three hours and expand other passenger rights initiatives this month, a department spokesman told AIN.

March 15, 2011 - 12:50pm

Most of Japan’s airports have reopened in the wake of Friday’s major earthquake and ensuing tsunami that triggered one of the worst nuclear power plant disasters in history, left thousands dead and caused widespread property damage. Airspace within a 20-km (10.8 nm) radius of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant remains closed from the surface through all altitudes. Sendai Airport is buried under a sea of mud and remains closed.

 
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