News from and about area airports:

Digital Security

Installed at Dulles

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has installed a new digital video security and surveillance system to enhance security at Washington Dulles International Airport.

The Loronix Networked Video Solution, created by Verint Systems Inc., a digital video security and surveillance company in Woodbury, N.Y., provides better video picture quality and better management of retained video for subsequent review and analysis.

National Unveils

Wright Flyer

A reproduction of the Wright Flyer, built by the Wright Experience in Warrenton to commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, was unveiled in a private ceremony at Reagan National Airport on March 18.

The plane will tour the country until Dec. 17 when it will fly over Kill Devil Hills, N.C., at the exact time and place of the initial success by brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright on that date in 1903.

The Experimental Aircraft Association called the plane, made of wood, steel and muslin, "the world's most accurate re-creation of the original Wright Flyer."

Amanda Wright Lane and her brother, Stephen Wright, the great-grand niece and nephew of the Wright brothers, participated in the ceremony at Reagan National.

Cathay, American


Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has begun code-sharing with American Airlines and its American Eagle affiliate on flights between Hong Kong and 20 U.S. airports, including Dulles, National and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

America West

Waives Fees

America West has joined other airlines in waiving fees for passengers who want to alter travel plans because of the war in Iraq.

For more information, call 800-2-FLY-AWA.

-- Compiled by Daniele Seiss

and Alicia Cypress