Their merger with Virgin America makes Alaska Airlines the fifth largest airline in the nation. The merger agreement was signed in April and approved in July by Virgin America shareholders.
The US Senate voted to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration with a new amendment that would guarantee federal funding for the island of Diomede.
Obama’s three-day tour of Alaska focuses on climate change with visits to to Anchorage, Dillingham, and Kotzebue.
The airline reports all 276 passengers and 18 crew onboard the plane are safely on the ground.
As of Friday, backup phone lines and power systems were in use, but internet connections and other instruments at the Weather Service and FAA were not fully operational.
The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a study on a navigational beacon at the Nome Airport, with the intention of decommissioning the technology.
The Alaska Dept. of Transportation will close Nome’s airport between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, starting this week and through June 1.
Aviation officials from across the state are visiting runways and airports throughout Western Alaska to gain an eye-witness understanding of rural aviation.
After six aircraft accidents in 19 months—including two fatal plane crashes near St. Mary’s and Kwethluk since November—the National Transportation Safety Board is taking the unusual…
In Tuesday’s news: State political leaders welcome AK’s position as a FAA drone test site; BLM planning a field season at Red Devil mine to prevent…