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House Passes CR Through March 23; Senate Nears Deal on Budget Framework
Feb 06, 2018 07:10 PM (ET)
Senate Committee to Hold Roundtable on DHS Authorization
Feb 06, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
TSA Expands Precheck Program to Five More Carriers
Feb 06, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Gary/Chicago Airport Hires Executive Director
Feb 06, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Security Program for Airport Public Areas
Feb 06, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 06, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)

Orlando Airport Considers Ousting TSA for Private Screening
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Feb 06, 2018 07:06 PM (ET)
Responding to a move by Orlando International Airport to consider ousting federal screeners in favor of private workers, the Transportation Security Administration will hold briefings Wednesday for airline and airport officials.

It's Official: Orlando International Now the Busiest Airport in Florida
Orlando (Fla.) Business Journal - Feb 06, 2018 03:27 PM (ET)
Driving the increase in traffic was a strong uptick in domestic travel, climbing 6.52 percent in 2017.

Airport to Implement New Security Measures
AP - Feb 06, 2018 03:25 PM (ET)
Officials say new security measures are coming to Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Cape Air Breaks Annual Record at Ogdensburg International Airport
Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times - Feb 06, 2018 03:25 PM (ET)
The regional commuter service Cape Air is continuing to set records for the number of passengers transported at the Ogdensburg International Airport, according to company officials.

Hoping to Head Off Pilot Shortage, United Airlines and Metro State Aviation Program Launch Unique Pa
Denver Post - Feb 06, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
Metropolitan State University of Denver aviation students got a preview Monday of a new partnership between the school and United Airlines, a first-in-the-industry program United officials hope will help push back against a looming pilot shortage.

Commissioners Award Contracts for New Buildings at Airport
Observer-Reporter (Washington, Pa.) - Feb 06, 2018 11:32 AM (ET)
After analyzing 45 bids for two metal buildings on concrete slabs to be constructed at Washington County Airport, the board of commissioners Thursday awarded four contracts totaling $3.1 million.

Airport Community Near Naperville Hoping to Retain 'Residential' Feel
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Feb 06, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
A proposal that could annex 6.3 acres along Route 59 into the city of Naperville and allow construction of a carpet and granite warehouse has some neighbors worried their area might be harmed by commercial development.

Belfast City Airport to Spend £15m on Terminal Upgrade
BBC News (U.K.) - Feb 06, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
George Best Belfast City Airport is to spend £15m on improvements at its terminal building.

Transportation Safety Board Says Planes Missed Each Other by 14 Seconds on Calgary Airport Runway
Calgary Herald (Canada) - Feb 06, 2018 11:11 AM (ET)
The opening of a rarely used runway and a failure of co-ordination between ground crews and the flight tower resulted in two planes at Calgary International Airport missing each other by just 14 seconds, says Canada’s Transportation Safety Board.

Dublin Airport Announces New Direct Flights to Croatia
Independent (Ireland) - Feb 06, 2018 11:10 AM (ET)
Croatia Airlines will launch a new, twice-weekly service from Dublin to Zagreb this summer, Dublin Airport has announced.

Expanded Peterborough Airport Envisioned as Hub for Pilot Training, Commuter Flights, Consultant Tel
Peterborough Examiner (Canada) - Feb 06, 2018 11:09 AM (ET)
An aviation planner told city council that Peterborough Airport could potentially grow as a hub for pilot training and also for commuter flights, into the future - but it's going to take significant investment.

First Flight Takes Off on New Tyler Pounds Regional Airport Runway
Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph - Feb 06, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
After nearly four years of construction, the city’s longest runway at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport helped transport passengers to Dallas.

Delhi, Mumbai Airport Fliers Surge as Travel Growth Takes Off
Bloomberg - Feb 06, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
Asia, home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, is seeing some of the biggest passenger growth rates in its airports. India in particular.

Factors That May Get in the Way of an Airline Revival
Nasdaq - Feb 06, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
There is no denying that stocks in the airline space are witnessing good times on the back of a number of tailwinds like improved unit revenues and financial prosperity. Despite the optimism, there are certain roadblocks one must be mindful of before investing in the sector. Let's delve into the details.

When Is the Tri-Cities Getting Back Its Flight to Portland?
Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) - Feb 06, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
Tri-Citians embraced their pretty new airport in 2017, even as Mother Nature and a Seattle-based airline canceled flights.

Athens Airport Traffic Rises Ever Higher
Kathimerini (Greece) - Feb 06, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport rose again in January, increasing 6.5 percent from the same month in 2017.

Reduced Request for Airport Scanners Earns a Broadside from Rep. McCaul
FedScoop - Feb 06, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee took some shots Monday at the Office of Management and Budget over the White House’s funding proposal for airport screening technology.

5 Surprising Ways to Make Your Next Airport Experience So Much Better
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Feb 06, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
Thought airport lounges and other on-site amenities were reserved for first-class passengers with millions of frequent flier miles? Well, some airlines still cater to the elite. But a growing number of airports are offering common-use lounges and other spaces where any ticketed passenger can pay for instant access to the perks.

UK Regulator to Probe Seat Allocations
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
The UK civil aviation regulator (CAA) has launched a review of airline allocated seating polices after conducting consumer research that showed widespread confusion among the traveling public.

Boeing to Start 737 MAX 7 Flight Tests
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Boeing is preparing to begin flight tests of the third, and smallest member of the 737 MAX family, the 737-7, following the rollout of the first aircraft at its Renton factory in Washington on Feb 5.

IATA Chief Warns on Region's Air Traffic Congestion
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
All the great aircraft deals done at air shows will mean nothing if air traffic congestion and infrastructure challenges are not addressed, the head of IATA warned in a speech just before the opening of the Singapore Air Show.

A350-1000 Performance Stats Revealed
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:17 AM (ET)
Airbus debuts the newly-certified A350-1000 at the Singapore Air Show this week as part of a three-week demonstration tour across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Qantas Wants to Carry Full Passenger Loads on Nonstop London Service
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:17 AM (ET)
Qantas wants its aircraft of choice to be able to fly the anticipated nonstop services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London at a full passenger load, the airline’s CEO Alan Joyce said at the Singapore Air Show Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS).

Pigs Might Fly, but They Shouldn't Do So as Service Animals
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:16 AM (ET)
Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “emotional support” or “therapy” role.

South African CAA Grounds CemAir Aircraft
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
The South African aviation regulator has grounded 12 aircraft from the fleet of carrier CemAir after finding irregularities in the maintenance procedures of the aircraft.

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