AIRPORT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AIRPORT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Teen stowaway ‘lucky to be alive’ after jet ride to Hawaii in wheel well http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57844468-68/airport-flight-simon-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57844468-68/airport-flight-simon-security.html.csp">Teen stowaway ‘lucky to be alive’ after jet ride to Hawaii in wheel well</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By OSKAR GARCIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T18:26:07.355-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. “Doesn’t even remember the flight,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night. “It’s amazing he survived that.” The boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport Sunday morning with no identification, Si...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578444682014-04-21T18:26:07.355-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T18:26:07.355-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57844468@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:26:07 MDT What is a jet registered to Bank of Utah doing in Iran? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836653-78/bank-aircraft-iran-jet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836653-78/bank-aircraft-iran-jet.html.csp">What is a jet registered to Bank of Utah doing in Iran?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T20:45:07.029-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mystery continues to swirl around a small jet spotted in recent days at an airport in Iran and registered to Ogden-based Bank of Utah. The Bombardier Challenger 600, seen Tuesday in an open portion of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, is one of hundreds owned by the community bank under aircraft trusts, complex financial instruments which hold title to a plane on behalf of beneficiaries whose identity remains confidential. Also unknown is whether activities connected with this particular aircraft, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836653@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:45:07 MDT 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815383-77/smith-airport-became-ortiz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815383-77/smith-airport-became-ortiz.html.csp">49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T23:31:21.563-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked Sunday afternoon. Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said the 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1. Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative with the process and told a TSA agent that he had a bomb ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578153832014-04-13T23:31:21.563-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T23:31:21.563-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815383@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:31:21 MDT After fatal shooting, TSA wants armed police at checkpoints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57735926-68/tsa-officers-airport-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57735926-68/tsa-officers-airport-security.html.csp">After fatal shooting, TSA wants armed police at checkpoints</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T20:53:51.937-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed police officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of last year’s fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The 25-page report to Congress obtained by The Associated Press makes 14 recommendations, which do not carry a price tag and are somewhat dependent on local authorities who provide airport security. While airport security has been...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57735926@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:53:51 MDT Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57722796-68/train-chicago-blue-escalator.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57722796-68/train-chicago-blue-escalator.html.csp">Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PRIYA SRIDHAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T13:49:12.866-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • An eight-car Chicago public-transit train jumped the tracks, skidded across a platform and scaled an escalator that leads to one of the nation’s busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people. Investigators had not drawn any conclusions into the cause of the derailment at the end of the Blue Line at O’Hare International Airport, but were looking into whether faulty brakes, signals or human error were factors, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tim DePaepe said Monday....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577227962014-03-24T13:49:12.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T13:49:12.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57722796@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:49:12 MDT Salt Lake has the most on-time airport in the nation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57698821-79/percent-nation-departures-airport.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57698821-79/percent-nation-departures-airport.html.csp">Salt Lake has the most on-time airport in the nation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T17:51:13.945-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City International Airport again achieved the best on-time performance for both departures and arrivals among the nation’s 29 major airports last year. It has been flying atop such ratings for years — including finishing best in the nation for on-time arrivals in seven of the past 10 years, and for departures in six of the last 10. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics show that in 2013, 85.04 percent of arrivals at the airport were on time as were 86.69 percen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698821@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:51:13 MDT Report rips LAX communication breakdown during fatal shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699158-68/report-airport-officers-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699158-68/report-airport-officers-police.html.csp">Report rips LAX communication breakdown during fatal shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T19:54:59.162-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--LA Airport Shooting, 8th Ld-Writethru,966 Report details out-of-sync response to LAX shooter AP Photo LA101, NY111 Eds: New approach. Adds reaction. Edits throughout. With AP Photos. AP Video. By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES • Los Angeles International Airport was ill prepared for a crisis when a gunman ambushed security officers last year, and the emergency response was hindered by communication problems and poor coordination, according to a report released Tuesday. The re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576991582014-03-18T19:54:59.162-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T19:54:59.162-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699158@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:54:59 MDT Report say reponse to LAX shooter showed communication lapses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57697462-68/airport-report-police-emergency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57697462-68/airport-report-police-emergency.html.csp">Report say reponse to LAX shooter showed communication lapses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T08:43:01.938-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 08:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A report on the emergency response to a shooting last year at Los Angeles International Airport, which left a security screener dead, cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies that left major commanders in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated response. An early copy of the report to be presented Tuesday to airport commissioners was obtained by The Associated Press. Nothing in the report has been blacked out for security reasons, airport spokeswom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697462@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:43:01 MDT Canada-Mexico flight makes emergency Montana stop http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691269-68/passengers-flight-chapman-airport.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691269-68/passengers-flight-chapman-airport.html.csp">Canada-Mexico flight makes emergency Montana stop</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEITH RIDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:14:01.588-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A flight heading from Canada to Mexico with 181 passengers and six crew members aboard made an emergency medical landing Sunday in western Montana after encountering extreme turbulence that slightly injured two flight attendants. Sunwing Airlines spokeswoman Janine Chapman says the Boeing 737 landed around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Helena Regional Airport, a small hub unaccustomed to dealing with international travelers. Flight 559’s passengers waited in the aircraft for more than five hours before be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691269@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:14:01 MDT LAX union wants emergency training http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57685374-68/airport-workers-emergency-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57685374-68/airport-workers-emergency-union.html.csp">LAX union wants emergency training</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T16:45:11.424-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report. Members of SEIU United Service Workers West — sky caps, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and janitors — weren’t prepared for an evacuation, were hampered by poor communication, and were essentially on their own during the chaos, as panicked, fleeing passe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576853742014-03-15T16:45:11.424-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T16:45:11.424-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57685374@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:45:11 MDT Salt Lake airport opens faster security line program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57627208-79/tsa-check-program-pre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57627208-79/tsa-check-program-pre.html.csp">Salt Lake airport opens faster security line program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T17:08:31.816-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For about a dollar a month, you can almost remember what it was like to fly before 9/11. The Transportation Security Administration has opened an enrollment center for its new Pre-Check program at Salt Lake City International Airport. The program allows enrolled passengers to skip the usual security lines for their own. The long shadow of 9/11 is not entirely absent — passengers in the Pre-Check line may still need to let TSA check their hands for signs of suspicious chemicals — but beyond that...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627208@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:08:31 MDT Utah-bound SkyWest plane slides off runway in Montana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630776-68/runway-skywest-airport-montana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630776-68/runway-skywest-airport-montana.html.csp">Utah-bound SkyWest plane slides off runway in Montana</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T10:13:02.06-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Missoula, Mont. • A SkyWest Airlines airplane headed for Salt Lake City slid off the main runway at Missoula International Airport in Montana on Tuesday morning, as freezing rain and icy roads were reported in the area. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the nose gear of the Canadair regional jet went off the side of the runway as it was taxiing out just after 8:30 a.m. No one on Delta Connection Flight 4600 was injured. Snow says the 44 passengers and three crew members were bused back to th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576307762014-03-04T10:13:02.06-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T10:13:02.06-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630776@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:13:02 MDT Letter: Smog not new, but outcry is http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57613446-82/lake-real-salt-solutions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57613446-82/lake-real-salt-solutions.html.csp">Letter: Smog not new, but outcry is</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T11:11:07.577-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like a lot of folks, I watched the documentary “The Air We Breathe” on KUED and the panel discussion that followed. As a long-time resident of Salt Lake County, I was enraged with the suggestion of the “smog” problem being a recent thing. The only thing recent is the reaction by a few government officials in response to Dr. Brian Moench of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and the 4,000 voices protesting lack of action. Previously, no real solutions have been offered for a decades-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:11:07 MDT New airline perk: Distance from the masses in coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57607042-68/class-airlines-passengers-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57607042-68/class-airlines-passengers-coach.html.csp">New airline perk: Distance from the masses in coach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T19:27:20.068-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 07:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug “Grande Cuvee” Brut Champagne. Yet some of the most cherished new international first-class perks have nothing to do with meals, drinks or seats. Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576070422014-02-27T19:27:20.068-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T19:27:20.068-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57607042@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:27:20 MDT Latest airline perk: Safe distance from the masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57607179-79/class-airlines-passengers-plane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57607179-79/class-airlines-passengers-plane.html.csp">Latest airline perk: Safe distance from the masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T16:59:54.047-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug “Grande Cuvee” Brut Champagne. Yet some of the most cherished new international first-class perks have nothing to do with meals, drinks or seats. Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: ph...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576071792014-02-27T16:59:54.047-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T16:59:54.047-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57607179@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:59:54 MDT Three dead, three injured in plane crash in Hawaii http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57607032-68/lanai-county-maui-plane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57607032-68/lanai-county-maui-plane.html.csp">Three dead, three injured in plane crash in Hawaii</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T20:04:53.623-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 08:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wailuku, Hawaii • A small plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from Hawaii’s Lanai island, killing three people and leaving three others injured, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday about a mile from Lanai Airport in the Miki Basin area, Maui County spokesman Rod Antone told The Associated Press. The plane, a twin-engine Piper PA31, burned upon impact, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. The tail number is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576070322014-02-27T20:04:53.623-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T20:04:53.623-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57607032@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:04:53 MDT