October 23, 2014

Great Lakes faces shortage of pilots

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new law upping the number of hours a person has to fly before they can be hired as an airline pilot is causing headaches for Great Lakes Airlines. A spokeswoman for the Cheyenne-based regional airline said the new law, which went into effect Aug. 1, has made it harder for Great [...]

UTU-SMART: ‘No knives on aircraft’

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Airline passengers will soon be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto aircraft, and transportation workers represented by UTU-SMART and others are not happy about it. The new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy permits folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less in length and [...]