Host Mason King is joined by Rob Lowe, Republic’s vice president of people and culture, and Alisha Spires, senior manager of talent acquisition for pilot recruiting, to discuss the barriers that women and people of color face when they consider aviation careers, and what Republic is doing to widen those horizons.
Rolls-Royce celebrates completion of $600M in upgrades to local manufacturing campus
The $600 million project, announced in 2015, included upgrades to the facilities, machinery and manufacturing processes at Rolls-Royce’s Indianapolis operations. A pandemic-delayed celebration of the project is scheduled to take place Wednesday afternoon.Read More
Rolls-Royce, Purdue to make ‘major investment’ in Indiana testing facilities
The multimillion-dollar project, in partnership with Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation, will expand aircraft engine testing facilities in both West Lafayette and Indianapolis.Read More
Airport lands international aviation conference, chance to make vital connections
The Routes America 2020 conference coming to Indianapolis on Feb. 3-5 of next year could have a huge impact on air travel to and from the city, even though the event itself is only expected to draw about 800 attendees.Read More
American becomes the second U.S. customer for Boom after a similar announcement last year from United Airlines for 15 of the proposed planes, called the Overture.
Aviation authorities in the U.S. and elsewhere are preparing to relax some of the safeguards they imposed to regulate a boom in off-the-shelf consumer drones over the past decade.
The White House on Monday released an action plan that calls for expanding the number of agencies that can track and monitor drones flying in their airspace.
In Indianapolis, Rolls-Royce plans to add 150,000 square feet to the east side of its Tibbs Avenue facility, expanding and improving its testing capabilities at the site.
Hancock County-based Jet Access announced it will break ground Friday on a nearly 23,000-square-foot aviation hangar at the Indianapolis Regional Airport in Greenfield.
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, along with Rolls-Royce, are among numerous investors in Eve, an urban air mobility company that aims to develop an international network of electric vertical-lift aircraft.
Airlines had asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay this week’s scheduled 5G rollout, saying the service, set to launch Tuesday, could interfere with electronics that pilots rely on.
The merged company will employ about 380, including more than 110 pilots and 75 aircraft technicians, and have more than 50 aircraft in its fleet.
The contract to supply new engines for the B-52 bomber fleet could be worth up to $2.6 billion. It’s one of the largest contracts that Rolls’ Indianapolis operation has ever pursued.
The partnership, which is expected to tackle several research projects per year, is aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of Rolls-Royce’s products, which are used in civilian and military aircraft, nuclear power plants and other applications.
Canada’s Bombardier announced Thursday that it will stop production of the Learjet later this year to focus on more profitable planes. The iconic jet was among the first private luxury planes.
Local aviation company Aero Management Group has acquired the leasehold rights to Indianapolis Regional Airport in Greenfield and is planning numerous capital improvements and the addition of charter service.
Federal officials say they will allow operators to fly small drones over people and at night, potentially giving a boost to commercial use of the machines.
The 3.2 million passengers screened Friday, Saturday and Sunday mark the only time during the pandemic that over 1 million air travelers were seen three days in a row nationwide.
Aviation leaders had hoped to be included in a broader pandemic relief package, but once it became clear that the White House was done negotiating, industry leaders quickly shifted focus to a stand-alone bill.
Indianapolis-based Republic expects the layoffs to take place in two waves on Oct. 1 and Nov. 1, although they likely will be temporary for local pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers and maintenance facility employees.
Mike Luttig was Boeing’s general counsel and a close adviser to the aviation firm’s ousted CEO.
The trade group Airlines for America said Tuesday that 47.5 million people are expected to fly over an 18-day period from Dec. 19 through Jan. 5.
Without the planes, Southwest says it will cancel about 175 flights each weekday.