Lynden Air Cargo answered the call on Sept. 8 to mobilize relief flights for Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. "We began flights into the Caribbean on Sept. 17 once there was a clear identification of needs," explains Athena Willis, Lynden Air Cargo Business Analyst and Coordinator of Commercial Contracts. Lynden is currently under contract with Diplomat Freight Services (DFS) to provide continued air support for sites in the Caribbean.
Aviation is an industry deeply rooted in Alaska’s history, but women make up less than 5 percent of commercial pilots worldwide. Ravn Alaska is committed to expanding opportunities for women in the aviation industry, and is hosting Women in Aviation Day at its Anchorage headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk, dubbed "Freight for Less," enables members to save up to 90 percent when shipping cargo intra-state.
Alaska Aerospace provided the luncheon presentation at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce weekly meeting on October 12, 2017. Attended by approximately 40 business leaders from the community, Craig Campbell, Alaska Aerospace President and CEO, presented a general overview of the company and offered his perspective on the changing launch vehicle market and demands for small and ultra-small launch vehicle capability, which can be met from Alaska, to meet the emerging small commercial satellite market.
Foss Maritime Company announced today that it has contracted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
LTI, Inc./Milky Way drivers are rolling down the road in new tractors this fall, the result of a large-scale major equipment acquisition. According to Dave Seaman, Director of Equipment and Maintenance, LTI invested in new power units this year which replaced some of the high-mileage tractors. "The new equipment is allowing us to lower our operating cost by LTI new equipment - Gene Stahl.jpgreducing maintenance and improving fuel economy while maintaining payload," he explains. "The new units also provide a much better driving experience for our employees." LTI, Inc. has purchased 74 2018 Kenworth T680 tractors, the same tractor that Lynden Transport Driver John Schank drove across the country to deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2015.
In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft. The contract represents the largest award in Vigor’s history with a total value of $979,390,000 over a ten year period and will provide sustained full time employment for roughly 200 skilled artisans.
Tractors, airplanes, boats, trucks, snowmobiles, and dogsleds. When it comes to moving to Alaska’s bush territory, just about any mode of transportation is fair game.
The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has awarded Fugro the initial phase of a potential multi-year contract to collect, process and deliver a wide range of digital roadway data for public roads across Alaska. Under this contract, Fugro will also implement a suite of roadway data applications that will feed into the Department’s existing business systems to foster informed decision- making and support state and federally mandated transportation programmes, such as the Highway Performance Monitoring System.