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Trump Calls for Infrastructure Package with Project Streamlining
Jan 31, 2018 03:53 PM (ET)
FAA Proposes Fines Against Four Companies
Jan 31, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
Congratulations to Two Newly Accredited Airport Executives
Jan 31, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology and Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Jan 31, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jan 31, 2018 09:46 AM (ET)

Dreamliner Deliveries Power Boeing's Strong 2017 Earnings
Bloomberg/Skift - Jan 31, 2018 05:13 PM (ET)
Boeing Co. jumped as earnings rose on surging deliveries of the 737, the planemaker’s largest source of profit, and an unexpectedly large one-time gain from U.S. tax cuts.

A London Airport Is Getting an Upgraded Air Traffic Control Tower—80 Miles Away From All the Planes
Gizmodo.com - Jan 31, 2018 04:56 PM (ET)
London’s cramped City Airport, located in the heart of the city, is undergoing a massive upgrade, including the addition of a fancy new air traffic control tower. But to maximize the airport’s limited space, that tower is actually being built 80 miles away, and will rely on 14 high-def cameras to give remote ATC crews a virtual view of the far-off airport.

Oakland Airport Passenger Traffic Reaches 10-Year High
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Jan 31, 2018 04:55 PM (ET)
Oakland International Airport is the busiest it has been in more than 10 years, boosted by a slew of new domestic and international flights.

IF Airport Director Headed to Hawaii
Local News 8 (Eastern Idaho) - Jan 31, 2018 04:54 PM (ET)
Idaho Falls Regional Airport Director Craig Davis has accepted a position with the Airports Division of the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

Air Canada to Launch New Domestic Regional Routes Starting July 2018
The Financial - Jan 31, 2018 03:51 PM (ET)
Air Canada on January 30 announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on July 2, 2018.

Money Unwasted: Passenger Fee Improves Airports
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Jan 31, 2018 03:51 PM (ET)
Local airports levy and collect "passenger facility charges" to generate the revenue that's needed to improve and maintain our airports for our passengers. It's that simple.

Opening Date of New Muscat International Airport Announced
Times of Oman (Oman) - Jan 31, 2018 03:49 PM (ET)
Oman’s new airport, a “focal point for the world,” will officially open on March 20 this year, officials have revealed.

American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte: The Airport Is Building As Fast As It Can
Forbes - Jan 31, 2018 03:42 PM (ET)
Charlotte’s airport, American Airlines’ second largest hub, is bursting at the seams. It needs more gates and wider concourses, and it needs them soon.

Ryanair Vows to Boost Compensation Support
Daily Mail (U.K.) - Jan 31, 2018 01:20 PM (ET)
Ryanair has pledged to make it easier for passengers to claim compensation when flights are delayed or cancelled.

18 Aldermen Ask City to Stop Contract with Grow Missouri for Airport Lease
Riverfront Times (St. Louis) - Jan 31, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
St. Louis' Board of Aldermen has a message for those trying to lease the city's airport: not so fast.

Tri-State Airport's Expanded Checkpoint May Shorten Waits
Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.) - Jan 31, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
It used to be that if two planes were departing from Tri-State Airport at the same time, passengers' wait time to get through security could be as long as 45 minutes.

Community Celebrates SkyWest First Flights Out of Scottsbluff Airport
Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald - Jan 31, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
Local residents, county officials and others turned out for the celebration of SkyWest, operating as United Express, as the official airline out of Scottsbluff.

Unsung Hero of Bishop Airport Attack Applauded for Life-Saving Actions
MLive.com (Mich.) - Jan 31, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
It was like any summer day for Bishop Airport maintenance worker Richard Krul.

Airport Sees Highest Number of Passengers in Its History
Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.) - Jan 31, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
The numbers are in, and Asheville Regional Airport annual passenger numbers were at their highest ever in 2017.

Letter: Change the Name to Silicon Valley Mineta Airport
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Jan 31, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
Regarding the growth of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, the traffic flow could be substantially increased if it were renamed Silicon Valley Mineta International Airport.

Visitors to Tulsa International Airport Will Now Be Greeted by Kristin Chenoweth
Tulsa (Okla.) World - Jan 31, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Kristin Chenoweth’s soaring voice and strong acting skills have taken her to Broadway, Hollywood and entertainment venues around the world. But the tiny powerhouse performer has never lost touch with her Broken Arrow roots.

What to Expect from Expansion at Charlotte Douglas
WCNC (Charlotte, N.C.) - Jan 31, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
In just a few months, Concourse A at Charlotte Douglas Airport will be home to nine new gates.

US Major Airlines Praise Tillerson's Agreement with Qatar
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:54 AM (ET)
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson confirmed the US and Qatar have reached “understandings … on civil aviation” aimed at addressing the concerns of US major airlines about alleged subsidies to Gulf carriers.

The Open Skies “Big Deal” That Isn't
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:54 AM (ET)
American, Delta and United still have little to show for the millions of dollars they’ve spent on publicity campaigns and legal work aimed at curtailing the growth of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

China Eastern, XiamenAir Cancel 176 Proposed Spring Festival Flights
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:53 AM (ET)
China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and XiamenAir canceled 176 proposed additional cross strait flights for the month-long Spring Festival following the Taiwan aviation authority’s (CAA) rejection once again.

Virgin Atlantic to Lease Ex-Airberlin A330s
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:53 AM (ET)
Virgin Atlantic plans to supplement its fleet with four leased-in Airbus A330-200s to cope with unanticipated downtime for its Boeing 787-9 fleet powered by the troubled Rolls-Royce Trent 1000.

United to Add Three Used 767-300ERs to Fleet
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:52 AM (ET)
United Airlines, broadening its used-aircraft acquisition strategy to widebodies, will add three Boeing 767-300ERs to its fleet in 2018, continuing a trend that has seen it tap the second-hand market to boost its fleet significantly in the past two years.

Hawaiian, After Strong 2017, Anticipates Boost from A321neos in 2018
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:52 AM (ET)
fReturning to positive unit revenue growth has been a challenge for most of the US airline industry for the last couple of years, but not for Hawaiian Airlines, which reported 6.4% year-over-year (YOY) RASM growth in 2017.

Qantas 787 Completes Transpacific Biofuel Flight
Air Transport World - Jan 31, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
A Qantas Boeing 787-9 has flown a transpacific flight using a biofuel blend, landing in Melbourne Jan. 30 after a 15 hour flight from Los Angeles. The General Electric GEnx-powered flight used a 10% blend of biofuel made from carinata.

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