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TSA Lists 2017's Most Unusual Checkpoint Items
Jan 04, 2018 05:53 PM (ET)
Oakland Airport Selected as Innovation Task Force Site
Jan 04, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
Learn the Latest on Emerging Airport Technology
Jan 04, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jan 04, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)

San Antonio Airport Saw 17th Straight Month of Passenger Growth in November
mySA.com (San Antonio) - Jan 04, 2018 04:36 PM (ET)
More than 810,000 travelers passed through the San Antonio International Airport in November, giving the airport its 17th straight month of passenger growth, aviation officials announced Thursday.

Riverton Reviews Air Service Proposals
Gillette (Wyo.) News Record - Jan 04, 2018 02:04 PM (ET)
The Riverton City Council is expected to pick Denver Air Connection over SkyWest Airlines for 2019 service after receiving a proposal Tuesday evening from a citizen task force on local air service.

How to Find Out If Winter Storm Grayson Has Canceled Your Flight
Time - Jan 04, 2018 12:14 PM (ET)
Winter Storm Grayson, the blizzard that’s creating dangerous travel conditions along the East Coast, has already caused airlines and airports to consider flight cancellations this week. Leaving a trail of snow from Florida up to New England, which will see historic winter weather, the “bomb cyclone” has affected flight statuses for travelers departing from, heading to, and even just passing through Atlantic coast airports.

House Transportation Chairman's Retirement Spurs Gavel Race
Bloomberg BNA - Jan 04, 2018 11:46 AM (ET)
The race to replace Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman is heating up with news of his retirement at year’s end, while also giving some hope his move will free him to push through a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Two Runway Landings Being Shortened at Westerly State Airport
The Day (New London, Conn.) - Jan 04, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
The Rhode Island Airport Corp. has begun the process of temporarily shortening the landing distance for two runways at Westerly State Airport.

Families of Plane Crash Victims Seek Commitment from Trump on Safety Rules
The Hill (Washington) - Jan 04, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
The families of victims who died in a 2009 airplane crash are seeking a commitment from President Trump to protect aviation safety rules after he boasted this week that his administration has been “very strict” on commercial aviation.

Mongolia Delays Launch of $500-Million Airport Until 2019
Reuters - Jan 04, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
Mongolia has delayed until 2019 the completion of a long-awaited $500-million airport project, originally expected this year, the transport minister said, a setback in efforts to diversify a mining-dependent economy.

World's Most-Valuable Airport Operator Is Now in Thailand
Bloomberg - Jan 04, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
After strong international tourist arrivals in 2017, Airports of Thailand Pcl surpassed Spain’s Aena SA as the world’s most-valuable airport services company.

Police: Shots Fired After Argument Outside Cleveland Airport
AP - Jan 04, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
Police say an argument led to shots being fired right outside a Cleveland airport.

Tri-Cities Airport Gets Uber-Friendly
Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) - Jan 04, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
You don’t have to guess where your Uber or Lyft will be when coming and going from the Tri-Cities Airport.

Airport Advisory Group May Shrink in Size, Duties
Boulder City (Nev.) Review - Jan 04, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
Boulder City’s Airport Advisory Committee is recommending City Council change the group to allow for fewer members as well as new member requirements and different duties.

CIAL to Add Third Layer of Security to Airport Operations
The Hindu (India) - Jan 04, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which has seen steady increase in passenger flow, will add a third layer of security to the airport operations complete with surveillance cameras, posts manned by personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as well as boom barriers and bollards.

DFW Airport Gets 'Top Passenger Experience for 2016' Title
WBAP (Dallas) - Jan 04, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
DFW Airport has has a new coveted title – Top Passenger Experience for 2016.

As You Travel, Pause and Take a Look at Airport Chapels
Religion News Service - Jan 04, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
Traveling in the new year? It is very likely there is a chapel or meditation room tucked away somewhere in one of the airports you’ll pass through. Sixteen of the country’s 20 largest airports have chapels, as do many more around the world.

Piper, Michigan's Famous Airport K-9, Dies from Cancer
MLive.com (Mich.) - Jan 04, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
Piper the photogenic border collie with personality to spare was quick to become a four-legged celebrity when he began working the runways at Cherry Capital Airport, chasing away wildlife that could endanger planes and passengers.

Interested in the Airport's Master Plan Update?
Treasure Coast (Fla.) Palm - Jan 04, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
St. Lucie County Commissioners invite residents and businesses to participate in the first of several public meetings regarding the updating of the Airport Master Plan for the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park.

TSA 'Suspicious Person' Arrested at Gwinnett Airport Days After Athens Incident
Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily Post - Jan 04, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Just days after Athens-Clarke County police removed a man from their local airport who the Transportation Security Administration lists as a “suspicious person,” Gwinnett officials arrested the same person at the county’s airport — charging him with criminal trespass.

Plane Crashes Upon Landing at Aurora Airport
Woodburn (Ore.) Independent - Jan 04, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
A small aircraft crashed upon landing at the Aurora State Airport on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries to the single pilot onboard the plane.

Regional Airport Workers Brave Bitter Cold To Keep Air Traffic Moving
9 & 10 News (Northern Mich.) - Jan 04, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
Workers at regional airports across Northern Michigan are trying to stay warm as they brave wind-chills that could make it feel like negative 30 degrees, and try and keep air traffic moving safely.

Ryanair Seeks UK AOC
Air Transport World - Jan 04, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has applied for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC), to guard against the possibility of the UK’s 2019 exit from the European Union (EU) leading to a rupture of air links between the UK and the 27-nation bloc.

Southwest Orders 40 More Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Air Transport World - Jan 04, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has exercised 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 options while deferring 23 737 MAX 7 deliveries, a fleet adjustment the Dallas-based carrier said was driven by the tax bill passed in late December by the US Congress.

Delivering Value is Key Priority for New Eurocontrol DG
Air Transport World - Jan 04, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
Former Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) CEO Eamonn Brennan wants to make sure pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system Eurocontrol delivers value, after taking up his new role as director general on Jan. 1.

US, Canadian Airlines and Airports Brace for East Coast Winter Storm
Air Transport World - Jan 04, 2018 10:45 AM (ET)
North American airlines and airports along the US and Canadian east coast are bracing for a winter storm forecast to affect operations from northern Florida to Newfoundland between Jan. 3-Jan. 6, 2018.

Denmark to Retain Copenhagen Airports Stake
Air Transport World - Jan 04, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
The Danish government has declined a mandatory tender offer for its shares in Danish airports operator Copenhagen Airports (CPH), as it wants to maintain its 39.2% stake.

Swedish Airport Operator Lines Up Expansion Finance
Air Transport World - Jan 04, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
Swedavia and Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) have signed a loan agreement of SEK2 billion ($245 million) for the construction of a new pier at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The 10-year maturity loan will help finance the airport expansion.

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