Boeing research shows disinfectants kill virus on airplanes

Joann Muller, author of Navigate Electrostatic spraying of disinfectant. Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing and researchers at the University of Arizona say their experiment with a live virus on an unoccupied airplane proves that the cleaning methods currently used by airlines are effective in destroying the virus that causes COVID-19. Why it matters: Deep cleaning aircraft

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Airport Community Roundtable (ACR)

At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) convened the Airport Community Roundtable (ACR) in 2017. This broad-based community initiative provides input into airport-related noise impacts and finds, where possible, practical solutions and recommendations for the FAA to consider when determining aircraft operating procedures at CLT.Meetings provide an opportunity

Airline Furloughs Begin as Congress, White House Remain at Impasse

Madhu Unnikrishnan More than 30,000 airline employees face furloughs today after the CARES Act payroll support program expired yesterday. Washington remains deadlocked on further airline aid, although there is bipartisan support for extending the program. In a letter to employees, American CEO Doug Parker said the airline will begin the process of furloughing 19,000 employees

Already facing its worst crisis since 9/11, airline industry set to cut more than 35,000 jobs this week

United Airlines flight attendant Jennie Ballesteros adjusts her wings lapel pin on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Ballesteros, based in San Francisco, started her career in January and is expected to be furloughed on Oct. 1 as the airline industry anticipates shedding more than 35,000 employees. (David Becker for The Washington Post) By Ian Duncan,  Lori

Inslee announces new standards for airports in Washington

Airlines and airports embrace the baseline standard and expand their efforts to protect travelers and employees. Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Washington is setting new requirements for commercial airports and recommendations for airlines. This is a statewide approach to the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect the health and safety of workers, passengers and crew

Highline Forum

PSRC Aviation Baseline Study Jason Thibedeau Puget Sound Regional Council Temporary Noise Monitors Update Stan Shepherd Port of Seattle South King County Fund Update Andy Gregory StART Update Lance Lyttle If you’re interested in attending, please email Dave Kaplan at and put “Highline Forum rsvp” in the subject line. He will provide you the