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TSA Publishes Update to Technology Investment Plan
Jan 08, 2018 04:27 PM (ET)
Naples Receives Financial Report Award
Jan 08, 2018 01:45 PM (ET)
FAA Publishes Fact Sheet on Material Arresting Systems
Jan 08, 2018 01:44 PM (ET)
Security Briefs: How Will You Or Your Staff Handle The Big One?
Jan 08, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jan 08, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)

Airport, Seaport Harden Security, Look for New Business Opportunities
Bradenton (Fla.) Herald - Jan 08, 2018 06:12 PM (ET)
Port Manatee and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport face similar security concerns but different competitive situations, their chief executives told members of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce during the State of the Ports briefing Monday at Holiday Inn SRQ.

United to Add Nonstop Flight to Houston from Dayton
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Jan 08, 2018 06:10 PM (ET)
United Airlines will add a new nonstop flight from the Dayton International Airport to Houston.

Regional Airport Looks to Future
Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times - Jan 08, 2018 04:42 PM (ET)
Every year, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority approves an annual capital improvement plan.

Allegiant Adds Flights to Lehigh Valley International Airport
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - Jan 08, 2018 04:32 PM (ET)
Lehigh Valley residents looking to escape the winter weather will have a few more opportunities to get away after Allegiant Airlines added 100 more flights to and from Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Airport Review is Completed
Royal Gazette (Bermuda) - Jan 08, 2018 04:32 PM (ET)
A review into the controversial airport redevelopment contract has been completed, the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs said last night.

CEO: Hawaiian Air Rising to the Challenge
The Garden Island (Lihue, Hawaii) - Jan 08, 2018 02:39 PM (ET)
In what was his final presentation on Kauai as the CEO and president of Hawaiian Airlines, a smiling Mark Dunkerley wanted to make one thing clear: “There’s no reason to travel on any other airline.”

Many State Tax Incentives Are Now Taxable Due to Federal Tax Reform
Bloomberg BNA - Jan 08, 2018 02:38 PM (ET)
Recently enacted federal tax reform is expected to generate $6.5 billion in additional federal revenue through 2027 by increasing corporate tax liability for certain state and local incentives.

Circular Runways: Engineer Wants to Use Design for Drones
BBC News (U.K.) - Jan 08, 2018 02:09 PM (ET)
The Dutch engineer behind the idea for circular runways at airports has revealed plans to build a test runway for unmanned delivery drones.

Why Be a Pilot?
San Juan Journal (Friday Harbor, Wash.) - Jan 08, 2018 01:43 PM (ET)
Occasionally, in this life, a succession of doors suddenly swing open all at once, providing a corridor of sorts between where you are, and where you’d like to be. In today’s terms we might call such a connecting corridor a worm hole, but by any name, one of them just opened up between high school, and the business of flying airplanes for money (and fun).

Malaysia Agrees to Have Houston Company Resume Indian Ocean Search for Missing Flight
KHOU (Houston) - Jan 08, 2018 01:40 PM (ET)
Malaysia’s government agreed Saturday to have a Houston company resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 but said Ocean Infinity will only be paid if the wreckage is found.

Who's Going to Fly the Plane? Pilot Shortage Could Get Worse for Regional Carriers
CBC (Canada) - Jan 08, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
A pilot shortage across Canada is causing some regional carriers to cancel flights, put less experienced pilots in the cockpit and has even had an impact on some air ambulance services.

Airport's Phase II Expansion Set to Take Off
The Hindu (India) - Jan 08, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
In a few months, a new expansion project will begin at the Chennai airport.

Blackout Rocks Parts Of Lagos International Airport
Sahara Reporters - Jan 08, 2018 10:45 AM (ET)
Some parts of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has been thrown into darkness for over three hours without any explanation from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Serves 63m Passengers in 2017
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Jan 08, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has reported it received 63 million airline passengers throughout 2017, up by 8 percent from 58.2 million in 2016.

Airport Authority Unanimously Votes to Rename PTI to Central North Carolina International Airport
WXII (Winston-Salem, N.C.) - Jan 08, 2018 10:43 AM (ET)
The Piedmont Triad International Airport is getting a new name as part of a bid to advance its position.

As Alaska Air Cuts Costs, Employee Discontent Grows
Aviation Pros - Jan 08, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
As 2017 ended, Alaska Air Group's management scrambled to impress Wall Street by curtailing costs.

Flights Resume After Winter Storm That Closed Charleston Airport for Days
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier - Jan 08, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)
Airlines resumed service Sunday at Charleston International Airport following four days of canceled flights brought on by last week's winter storm that left the runways of the state’s busiest airport covered in ice and snow.

Water Main Break at JFK Airport Floods Terminal, Forces Evacuations
ABC News - Jan 08, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)
A water main break at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City set off an evacuation of a major terminal Sunday and caused delays and cancellation of flights, according to the Port Authority of of New York and New Jersey.

Lambert Says Uber, Lyft Haven't Hurt Airport's Take from Parking, Car Rental Fees So Far
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jan 08, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
Uber and Lyft haven’t hurt St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s overall take from other ground transportation — at least during the initial three full months the two ride-hailing firms were allowed to operate there.

Hundreds of Gallons of Fuel Spill at Fort Lauderdale Airport
Local 10 (Miami) - Jan 08, 2018 10:33 AM (ET)
Hundred of gallons of jet fuel spilled Sunday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, officials said.

Airbus Rolls Out First A321neo ACF Able to Seat 240 Passengers
Air Transport World - Jan 08, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
Airbus has assembled the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex), a version of the re-engined narrowbody that allows for higher seating capacity.

Turkish Airlines Commits to A350 XWB Order
Air Transport World - Jan 08, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
Turkish Airlines has signed an MOU with Airbus to acquire 20 A350-900s, plus five options.

Mexico's Volaris Raises 4Q Profit Guidance on Rising Yields
Air Transport World - Jan 08, 2018 10:23 AM (ET)
Following the December 2017 launch of eight international routes and subsequent indications of improving yields, Mexico City-based ultra LCC Volaris increased its profit guidance for fourth-quarter 2017 to 27%-29%, the airline said Jan. 5.

China Aircraft Leasing Group Orders More A320neos
Air Transport World - Jan 08, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)
Hong Kong-based lessor China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) has signed a purchase agreement for 15 A320neos, valued at $1.63 billion at list prices. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from 2022-2023.

Turkish Airlines Targets 74 Million Passengers in 2018
Air Transport World - Jan 08, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines is targeting 74 million passengers carried in 2018, comprising 33 million on domestic and 41 million on international routes.

More Airlines Ban Smart Bags from Checked Luggage
Air Transport World - Jan 08, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
Three more carriers are banning so-called smart bags from being checked into luggage holds unless the bag’s integrated lithium battery can be removed and carried separately.

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