Major wireless networks partially agree to delay 5G around airports
Following an eleventh-hour plea from the airline industry that warned of a catastrophic aviation crisis, Verizon and AT&T are delaying Wednesday’s 5G rollout near certain airports.. The temporary holdup is to address the overlapping of air-safety distress frequencies that may interfere with pilots.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum in Detroit inspiring kids to pursue aerospace engineering and aviation careers
These pilots volunteered their time, planes and fuel to take dozens of kids up in the air. Tuskegee Airmen National Museum hopes it will inspire kids to pursue careers in aerospace engineering and aviation.
Massive $8.6 Million Stormwater Project Will Help Reduce Floods In A Westside Detroit Neighborhood
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) officials unveiled the completed $8.6 million stormwater project on Oakman Boulevard between Joy Road and Tire-man Avenue with a demonstration. A fire hydrant was used to show how water that...detroit.cbslocal.com
Willow Run Airport awarded more than $15 million in federal funding for upgrades
Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) announced on Tuesday that Willow Run Airport will receive $15,275,685 from the Department of Transportation. The airport will use the Federal Aviation Administration grant to improve its existing runways. “I’m pleased to announce this federal grant, which will help improve Willow Run’s daily operations.”“Investing in Willow Run Airport will support economic development in the region,” Senator Stabenow said in a release. “Willow Run Airport is a critical gateway for our local economy in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw, as well as throughout the entire tri-county area,” Congresswoman Dingell said in a release. “With more than $15 million in federal funds, Willow Run can make critical improvements to their runway that will keep pilots and passengers safe, while increasing cargo capability arriving at and departing from the airport.
Airlines, resorts implement new COVID safety precautions, discounts
Some airlines and resorts are doing more than ever to ensure the safety of those who choose to travel. The lower number of travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed prices at resorts to their lowest point in years. Some airlines, like Delta, are still limiting capacity, requiring mask and using new technology to sanitize the planes. They’re also being flexible should a traveler choose to cancel or re-book a flight. If you choose to travel, you may good a good deal, but you may also not find availability.
Looking to travel this year? Safest airlines for 2021 revealed
DETROIT – For a lot of people, 2021 is going to be the year to get back to traveling. AirlineRatings.com analyzed crash records and safety compliance data of more than 100 airlines to put together a list of the 20 safest airlines for 2021. Other U.S. airlines in the top 20 were Southwest Airlines at no. 15 and United Airlines at no. The safety ratings also took a look at which airlines are handing the pandemic the best and ensuring everything is being done to keep passengers safe.
Local aviation industry taking off again after early pandemic turbulence
DETROIT – Since March the coronavirus pandemic has hurt the American commercial aviation industry. On Monday in Oakland County Local 4 News got a look at the damage to that sector and the recovery process. Pentastar Aviation is on M-59 which is part of the Oakland County International Airport. The Oakland County International Airport is the second busiest in the State of Michigan behind Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Oakland County Executive David Coulter says Michigan’s general aviation business is a quiet giant.