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House Republicans Introduce Four-Week Funding Extension
Jan 17, 2018 05:39 PM (ET)
Senate Committee Approves CBP Commissioner Nominee
Jan 17, 2018 05:38 PM (ET)
Szczesniak Named Manager of Anchorage Airport
Jan 17, 2018 03:08 PM (ET)
Nominations Sought for Balchen/Post Snow Awards
Jan 17, 2018 10:50 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Security Program for Airport Public Areas
Jan 17, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)

France Abandons Plans to Build New Airport in the West
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Jan 17, 2018 03:19 PM (ET)
France will abandon plans to build a new airport in the west, the prime minister announced Wednesday, ordering the activists who have been protesting the project for nearly a decade to leave their makeshift settlement and unblock nearby roads.

Airport Board Talks Moving Airplane Tuesday
Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times - Jan 17, 2018 03:19 PM (ET)
A Monday afternoon accident at the Boone County Regional Airport canceled the afternoon flight to Memphis, but the morning flight departed only a little late due to bitter cold weather.

Congress Risks National Security and U.S. Aviation
Federal Times - Jan 17, 2018 03:17 PM (ET)
America is an aerospace nation and flying is its life’s blood. Management of this precious resource is the responsibility of our air traffic control (ATC) system, and our ATC is the envy of the free world — the safest and most capable such organization on the globe.

November Passenger Numbers Soar at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Los Angeles Times - Jan 17, 2018 11:49 AM (ET)
November proved to be one of Hollywood Burbank Airport’s best performing months in 2017 after officials reported an 18.5% increase in passenger numbers compared to the same month a year prior.

Local Airport Is a Valuable Asset
Herald-Tribune (Batesville, Ind.) - Jan 17, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
The Himalayan weather was bad and the Curtiss C47 transport aircraft had to weave a perilous path through the mountains. Young Dan Hillenbrand struggled with the controls and tried to keep the plane right-side up and away from the rocks. He knew there was an approximately one in three chance of being killed flying “the Hump,” the airlift to supply China as it fought Japan in World War II.

What Should Goals Be for Killeen Airport?
Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald - Jan 17, 2018 11:37 AM (ET)
What should be improved at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport?

New Director Looks to Bring More Money to Airport
KKCO (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Jan 17, 2018 11:36 AM (ET)
The new executive director is settling into her role at the Grand Junction Regional Airport.

The Private Plane Tax Loophole Is So Egregious Even Millionaires Like Me Want to Close It
NBC News - Jan 17, 2018 11:35 AM (ET)
Millionaires and billionaires will enjoy their private flights much more this winter season following the GOP’s tax reform plan. The recently passed tax bill will provide the biggest wins for America’s richest citizens, according to expert analysis. Some of these benefits will happen gradually or in subtle ways. Others, however, are much more obvious.

Springfield-Branson Airport Adds Specialized Equipment to Make Winter Travel Safer, Faster
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Jan 17, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
This round of winter weather meant delays and cancellations for the Springfield-Branson National Airport, but airport leaders are taking major steps to make things better in the future, with $2.5 million worth of brand new snow removal equipment on order.

Residents Ask Hollywood Burbank Airport Officials to Write the FAA Regarding NextGen
Los Angeles Times - Jan 17, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
Several residents approached the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Tuesday urging officials to work with the Burbank City Council to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration to address their concerns about the agency’s latest transportation system.

American Airlines Going Cashless At Miami International Airport
CBS Miami - Jan 17, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
If you thought cash was king, think again, especially if you are traveling on American Airlines through Miami International Airport.

Snow Causes FedEx Hiccup, Little Impact on Passenger Flights at Memphis Airport
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Jan 17, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Memphis International Airport saw little impact on passenger flights from a winter storm early Tuesday, but FedEx's cargo operation experienced disruptions that could affect deliveries.

Indianapolis Airport Adding New Nonstop Flight to Seattle
RTV (Indianapolis) - Jan 17, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
Want to visit the west coast this summer? Delta Airlines will add a new nonstop flight from Indy to Seattle beginning in June.

Airport Redesign Predicted to Finish Next Fall
Daily Evergreen (Pullman, Wash.) - Jan 17, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
Improvements to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway will make it safer and more reliable for travelers, a university spokesperson said.

Alaska Airlines to Begin Flights to 8 West Coast Cities from Everett's Paine Field This Fall
Seattle Times - Jan 17, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines announced Tuesday that it will begin this fall offering nonstop flight service from Paine Field airport in Everett to more than a half-dozen destinations.

Messenger: Critic Calls St. Louis Airport Privatization 'A Very Bad Deal.'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jan 17, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
Ask Donald Cohen about the process to consider privatization of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, and he tosses out a few loaded words.

Second Airline Adding Flights to O'Hare
Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - Jan 17, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
United Airlines will add direct flights between Bismarck and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting June 7.

FAA Investigates Why JFK Airport Was Crippled by Snowstorm
Bloomberg - Jan 17, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
The U.S. government has opened an investigation into snow removal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport following a storm earlier this month that snarled scores of flights.

ANA Named ATW 2018 Airline of the Year
Air Transport World - Jan 17, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ATW 2018 Airline of the Year, it was announced Jan. 16. It is the second time in five years that Japan's largest and only 5-Star airline has won the top honor.

Ryanair Renews Interest in NIKI Takeover
Air Transport World - Jan 17, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
Ryanair has confirmed the Irish LCC has contacted the Austrian administrators of bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, expressing interest in participating in the insolvency process and potential purchase of remaining NIKI assets, head of communications Robin Kiely told ATW.

Ethiopian Airlines to Take 45% Stake in Zambia Airways
Air Transport World - Jan 17, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized a strategic partnership with the Zambian government on the re-launch of Zambia Airways, taking a 45% stake in the airline.

Leahy Confirms A380 Future Hinges on Emirates Order
Air Transport World - Jan 17, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft.

Pegasus 737 Slides Down Embankment
Air Transport World - Jan 17, 2018 10:40 AM (ET)
A Boeing 737-800 of Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines left the runway at Turkey’s Trabzon airport and ended up halfway down a steep embankment over the Black Sea on Jan.13. All 162 passengers and six crew escaped without injury.

Aerospace Supplier GKN Faces Takeover Bid
Air Transport World - Jan 17, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
UK-based aerospace supplier GKN is facing a takeover bid from turnaround specialist Melrose Industries.

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