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Minneapolis Adds Service for Impaired Vision Travelers
Jan 03, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
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Jan 03, 2018 12:04 PM (ET)
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Editorial: DeFazio Fixes for Infrastructure Worth Considering
Albany (Ore.) Democrat-Herald - Jan 03, 2018 01:27 PM (ET)
Let's say you wanted to do something to create a lot of well-paying jobs across the United States; certainly, that's something that President Donald Trump has talked about.

Airport Directors: Facility Charge Supports Critically Needed Maine Infrastructure
Portland (Maine) Press Herald - Jan 03, 2018 01:26 PM (ET)
We all understand the importance of our nation’s infrastructure, and there has been much talk around the country about infrastructure investment. Thankfully, within aviation, we already have a proven, user-funded program – one that is not a tax – to support airport infrastructure.

Lufthansa Prepares for Low-Cost Competition After a Banner 2017
Bloomberg - Jan 03, 2018 01:04 PM (ET)
Travelers flying between Germany’s political and financial capitals this fall have been in for an occasional surprise: boarding a humpbacked 747 jumbo jet for the one-hour hop from Berlin to Frankfurt.

Airport Secrets From an Architect Who Designs Them
Skift - Jan 03, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Years ago, when Pat Askew was in his mid-20s working for an architectural firm in St. Louis, his boss couldn’t go to a meeting at St. Louis Lambert International Airport to discuss how to improve it.

Sea-Tac Airport Equipped to Handle Large Outage
KING 5 (Seattle) - Jan 03, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Just at the south side of Sea-Tac Airport, contractors are well underway in building a 30 megawatt power station as the ultimate backup. Thirty megawatts can generate enough power to meet every electrical load at the airport to keep it fully functional.

Airport Official Leaves, Replacement on His Way
Recordnet (Stockton, Calif.) - Jan 03, 2018 12:38 PM (ET)
There’s been a notable departure from the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. But a new arrival is on schedule, according to media reports.

Storm Disrupts Traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
Voice of America - Jan 03, 2018 12:26 PM (ET)
A storm disrupted air traffic at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday, with many flights canceled or delayed.

City Rings in New Year with New Airport Manager
Shawnee (Okla.) News-Star - Jan 03, 2018 12:25 PM (ET)
Shawnee Airport Manager Keenan English has taken a new position in Phoenix, Arizona. His last day was Dec. 29.

Airport Blunders Have Potentially Allowed Thousands of Passengers Into UK Without Passing Through Im
Telegraph (U.K.) - Jan 03, 2018 12:24 PM (ET)
Airport blunders have potentially allowed thousands of passengers into Britain without passing through immigration checks, Home Office figures suggest.

Brock Named KDOT Interim Director of Aviation
Aviation Pros - Jan 03, 2018 12:20 PM (ET)
A Pittsburg native has been named interim director of aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

SkyWest Adjusts Flight Schedule; Quincy Officials Debate Airport Fire Protection Costs
Herald-Whig (Quincy, Ill.) - Jan 03, 2018 12:04 PM (ET)
SkyWest Airlines will tweak its arrival-departure schedule at Quincy Regional Airport starting Monday, moving up its morning departure by 13 minutes.

Stewart Airport Officials Unhappy with Timetable for Inspection Station
Times Herald-Record (Hudson Valley, N.Y.) - Jan 03, 2018 12:03 PM (ET)
The fine print in the preview of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State message elicited a collective groan Tuesday from members of the Stewart Airport Commission.

San Diego Airport Vendor Used About $44,000 of City Water Without Paying, Auditor Says
San Diego Union-Tribune - Jan 03, 2018 12:02 PM (ET)
A vendor for San Diego’s two general aviation airports, Montgomery Field and Brown Field, has been using water from fire hydrants for about a decade without paying, costing the city an estimated $44,000, according to a new report by City Auditor Eduardo Luna.

Therapy Dogs are Helping Stressed Out Travellers at This US Airport
Lonely Planet - Jan 03, 2018 12:01 PM (ET)
Bradley International Airport in Connecticut has introduced furry friends to their terminals in an attempt to reduce traveller stress in times of busy commuting. The initiative was piloted earlier in the year with two Bright Spot Therapy Dogs teams – Sally King and James and Karyn Cordner and Raven – for six months while the airport assessed its effectiveness.

Rat Boards Flight at Oakland Airport, Forces Cancellation
AP - Jan 03, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines is calling in an exterminator after the company says a rat boarded one of its planes at Oakland International Airport and forced it to cancel the flight.

Delta Flight Forced to Return to Atlanta Airport Twice
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jan 03, 2018 11:57 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines passengers woke up Wednesday morning in an Atlanta hotel, not London, after their flight was forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for a second time overnight Tuesday.

Deepening Efficiency in Airports Management
Daily Trust (Nigeria) - Jan 03, 2018 11:56 AM (ET)
For the first time in 100 years of aviation in Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) were certified by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The certification means that they have met all safety requirements of an international airport as stipulated by the global aviation governing body, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Despite A380 Scares, 2017 Is Safest Year On Record For Airlines
Forbes - Jan 03, 2018 11:55 AM (ET)
Now that 2017 is in the books, we can say that despite an engine explosion and other scares with the A380 and other airliners, last year was the safest on record.

Ryanair Passenger 'Tired of Waiting' Jumps Out of Emergency Exit at Airport Following Delay
Telegraph (U.K.) - Jan 03, 2018 11:55 AM (ET)
A Ryanair passenger is facing a hefty fine after tiring of waiting for permission to leave his plane and leaving in this unconventional way via an emergency exit and the wing.

Plainville Discussing Airport Work To Allow Private Jet Use
Hartford (Conn.) Courant - Jan 03, 2018 11:51 AM (ET)
Expanding Robertson Airport’s 3,600-foot runway to allow more private jets is under discussion by the town Aviation Commission.

Police: Boise Pilot Crashes Plane After Airport Mix-Up
AP - Jan 03, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
Police say a Boise man received minor injuries after crashing a small airplane in western Idaho.

Southwest Airlines Passengers Could Be in for a Rough Winter at Midway Airport
Chicago Business Journal - Jan 03, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
The nation's low-fare behemoth is experiencing major operational issues at its largest hub.

Reports: 2017 Was Aviation's Safest Year Yet
Air Transport World - Jan 03, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Preliminary figures from two reports have shown 2017 to be the safest year in commercial aviation history, with no fatal large passenger jet accidents, although lives were lost in regional and cargo aircraft crashes.

Air Serbia Names Naysmith as Interim CEO
Air Transport World - Jan 03, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
Air Serbia has named Etihad Airways executive Duncan Naysmith as interim CEO, following Dane Kondic’s decision to step down for personal reasons at the end of January.

Media Reaction to 'Safest Year' for Airlines is Telling
Air Transport World - Jan 03, 2018 11:11 AM (ET)
Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets.

Norwegian Regional FlyViking to Cease Operations
Air Transport World - Jan 03, 2018 11:10 AM (ET)
Recently created Norwegian regional airline FlyViking will halt all operations Jan. 12 following a series of technical and other problems.

Emirates Suspends Dubai-Tunis Flights After Security Row
Air Transport World - Jan 03, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline has suspended flights from Dubai to Tunis in a row between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Tunisia over the carriage of Tunisian women.

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