Friday, February 8, 2013
A major winter storm this weekend could severely impact most of the northeastern United States. Here's what the weather looks like for the Pine-Richland area through Monday morning.
The National Weather Service is warning that a major winter storm this weekend could severely impact most of the northeastern United States. Several outbound flights from the Pittburgh International Airport, including to Newark, New York and Boston, have been cancelled. However, the forecast shows the Pittsburgh area will be spared from the brunt of the storm. Here's a look at the Pine-Richland area forecast through Monday morning from the National Weather Service: Saturday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 18. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Sunday: Partly sunny, with …
Hundreds pack Robert Morris University for a public hearing on Marcellus shale gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport. The potential deal could generate an estimated $500 million for the airport.
Former Moon resident Gary Sheffler said his civil engineering firm PVE Sheffler struggled in the years after U.S. Airways abandoned its hub and cut flights at Pittsburgh International—a move that triggered a downturn in the overall airport corridor economy. "To put a personal face on this, my company went from 15 employees down to three employees," said Sheffler, speaking before hundreds Thursday at a public hearing at Robert Morris University. The burgeoning natural gas drilling industry in Western Pennsylvania has helped his company grow to hire a staff of 70, he said. "I would have a hard time telling 70 people with families and kids, 'I think we have got to shut it down because of the environment,' " he said. Allegheny County …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.
In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade. The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate. Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private. Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree …
The Republican presidential nominee will stop Tuesday afternoon at Atlantic Aviation at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will come to Moon Township today, making a last-minute campaign stop in the final hours of election day. The former Massachusetts governor will be at the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive at 2:55 p.m. today for a rally. Few details were available on the campaign stop. His running mate Paul Ryan also made an appearance in October at the Moon Township hangar. Campaign spokesman Bradley White said the speech at the hangar will be open to media only. Romney will be leaving Atlantic Aviation in a motorcade. White said his schedule in Pittsburgh is not public. Check back with Patch for coverage.
Monday, October 29, 2012
A spokeswoman at Pittsburgh International said it's business as usual at the airport Monday, despite the approaching storm.
Harry Goldin wasn't planning a pit stop in Pennsylvania after his New York City vacation. The Chicago resident sat in the Pittsburgh International Airport terminal Monday afternoon, slowly repacking his suitcase. One flight cancellation and $400 later, he said he's finally heading back home. "I was supposed to fly from New York to Chicago yesterday," Goldin said. "They cancelled my flight from New York. So I drove to Pittsburgh." A massive storm front heading in from the eastern seaboard has grounded more than 30 flights Monday at Pittsburgh International Airport. The late-season Hurricane Sandy, which is now making landfall along the East Coast, threatens to sweep western Pennsylvania with winds at speeds of 25 to 30 mph and gusts up …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Pittsburgh International now offers more flights to the New York air hub.
Pine-Richland travelers: Flying to New York? Allegheny County officials on Wednesday ushered in new non-stop Delta Airlines service from Pittsburgh International to New York's LaGuardia International. The carrier is the second to offer non-stop flights from Pittsburgh to LaGuardia—U.S. Airways offers four non-stop flights to the Queens-based air hub. Delta dropped two of its five flights to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in favor of the LaGuardia stop. The airport celebrated the inaugural flight at noon Wednesday, as passengers boarded the first non-stop Delta jet enroute to LaGuardia. Delta now offers 32 flights from Pittsburgh International. Both American Airlines and JetBlue provide flights to JFK. Officials hope the addition …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Since 2009, lasers have obstructed nearly 30 flights approaching Pittsburgh International.
Shining a laser at an aircraft or its point of travel is now illegal under federal law. President Obama on Feb. 14 signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which includes provisions that make it a criminal offense to aim a laser beam at an aircraft or its flight path. The crime is punishable by a fine of $250,000 and a maximum sentence of five years in prison. More than 28 incidents involving lasers obstructing aircraft approaching Pittsburgh International Airport have been recorded since September 2009, according to David J. Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Hickton said that since 2009 75 aircraft laser incidents have occurred in the Pittsburgh region, the…
Friday, February 24, 2012
No one is injured when F-18 lands.
Friday, February 24, 2012
An F-18 fighter jet made an emergency landing at Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday after the crew reported a possible engine fire, according to the Associated Press. No injuries were reported during the incident. The aircraft had taken off from the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township when the pilot got a warning signal, the AP reported. The 911th and Pittsburgh International share four runways in Moon. No fires, injuries or damage to the aircraft were reported.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Rep. Tim Murphy says military officials did not prepare a cost-analysis study before planning to close the 911th Airlift Wing.
Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, said military officials remained unmoved after a meeting in which he and other members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation argued its cost-effectiveness and its value to Western Pennsylvania. Air Force officials are expected to provide lawmakers next week with data about civilian employees of the 911th and how the closing would affect them, Murphy said. The Air Force decided to shutter the base without conducting a cost-analysis study that would compare its operations to those at other air bases in the country, he said. The Air Force last week announced its plan to close the 911th as a part of an $8.7 billion initiative aimed at curbing federal defense spending. Other bases, including the 171st Refueling …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Flying during the Thanksgiving holiday? Be sure to read the Pittsburgh International Airport's checklist first.
Before you catch your holiday flight, check out the Pittsburgh International Airport's tips to make your time in the terminal as painless as possible. Arrive at the airport two hours prior to the flight.