HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program Graduates Fifth Class, Registration Opens for Next Cohort
(Los Angeles, CA) Family and friends of graduates from the fifth HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program's (ARP) class gathered today at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) to celebrate the completion of an eight-week apprenticeship readiness curriculum. Today’s 29 graduates, all of whom live in the City of Los Angeles or areas closely surrounding LAX, are now ready to pursue apprenticeships in the construction trades, which will allow them to be hired onto projects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Flyaway Bus Service to Cease Westwood Operations Sunday, June 30
(Los Angeles, CA) Due to a significant decline in ridership, the FlyAway® nonstop bus service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Westwood will end service on Sunday, June 30. The final trip from LAX to Westwood will take place at 8 p.m.
Murals Inspired by Los Angeles' Natural Beauty and the Vision of Young Writers Debut in Terminals 7 and 8
(Los Angeles, CA) As summer travel season takes off, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), announces two new site-specific mural installations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The murals can be found in Terminal 7 and the connection between Terminals 7 and 8.
Hands-Only CPR Kiosk Provides Travelers with Life-Saving Skills
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the American Heart Association unveiled a hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training kiosk at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during National CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Month, an annual observance that brings attention to how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to perform CPR and use an AED.
LAX Automated People Mover Train Maintenance and Storage Facility Moves Forward after Structure Demolition
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) took another step towards a fully connected Los Angeles International (LAX) airport this past week with the demolition of the last structure necessary to allow for the construction of the future Automated People Mover (APM) Maintenance and Storage Facility (M&SF). LAX Integrated Express Solution (LINXS), the developer of the APM – the centerpiece of LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) – successfully demolished a structure located at 9520 Belford Avenue. After demolition, non-hazardous and reclyable material were separated out to help divert waste from going to landfills.
At 5:54 p.m. yesterday evening, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) completed work to repair the primary power line for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). All roadwork associated with power system repairs was completed at that time as well.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is working closely with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) to determine the exact cause and permanent fix for the power disruption that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday night.
This morning, at approximately 5:30 a.m., all passengers and employees in Terminal 1 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were asked to exit the secure area of the terminal to be rescreened. This action was taken at the direction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and out of an abundance of caution, due to the disruption of power experienced by LAX the previous evening.
This evening at 6:29 p.m., Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a significant power disruption that caused the loss of power to the entire Central Terminal Area (CTA). This occurred due to a power "bump" at an off-airport Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) substation, which caused a power disruption throughout the airport.
LAX Welcomes World's Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Flight as United Commits to LAX 'Eco-Hub- with Purchase of Biofuel
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, World Environment Day, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) welcomed United Airlines flight 310, the most eco-friendly commercial flight in aviation history. The arrival of this historic flight coincides with United’s commitment to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel at LAX.
LAWA Announces the Retirement of Chief Operating Officer Samson Mengistu
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced the retirement of Chief Operating Officer Samson Mengistu. His retirement comes after a 30-year career at the City of Los Angeles, more than 25 of them at LAWA. He has served under four Los Angeles mayors, and numerous Airport Commissions and LAWA administrations.