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Shuster Indicates Willingness to Drop ATC Corporatization from FAA Bill
Feb 28, 2018 06:06 PM (ET)
TSA's Steve Karoly to Retire
Feb 28, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
Los Angeles, Houston Airport Bonds Rated, Affirmed
Feb 28, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Looking for Mentors for the AAAE Annual Conference
Feb 28, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology and Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Feb 28, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)

Global Airport Passenger Traffic Posts Robust +6.4% Rise in 2017
Moodie Davitt Report (U.K.) - Feb 28, 2018 08:29 PM (ET)
Global passenger traffic climbed by +6.4% year-on-year in 2017, according to preliminary figures from Airports Council International (ACI). It is the third year in a row that traffic growth has been above +6%. Traffic rose +5.7% in December, the organisation said.

From the TSA: Here's What You Should Know About Guns and Airports
Washington Post - Feb 28, 2018 07:39 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants you know there is a better — and legal — way to fly with your firearms than bringing it to an airport security checkpoint.

Airport Security Screening Goes to School
Wall Street Journal - Feb 28, 2018 07:38 PM (ET)
The 7-year-old girl watched a man lift a pair of shoes that weren’t his out of a plastic TSA screening bin and walk away from the checkpoint. “He’s stealing!” Elizabeth Gruber squealed. “Look! Look! Look!”

Other States Welcome Delta after Georgia Tax Dispute with NRA
USA Today - Feb 28, 2018 07:36 PM (ET)
As the Georgia Legislature considers blocking a tax break for Delta Air Lines, other states and cities are lining up to put out the welcome mat for the carrier to move its headquarters from Atlanta.

Get Ready for 'Airbnb: Airline Edition' (Legacy Airlines Are Already Spooked)
Inc. - Feb 28, 2018 07:35 PM (ET)
Could the "air" in "Airbnb" soon stand for something else? Maybe sooner than a lot of aviation industry leaders might hope.

How to Bypass Airport Lines With the Tips of Your Fingers
New York Times - Feb 28, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
Moving through the airport is becoming increasingly high-tech and, for many frequent fliers, faster. The percentage of air travelers who used automated methods (like Global Entry kiosks) during the international arrivals process soared to more than 50 percent in fiscal year 2017, up from about 3 percent in fiscal year 2013, according to United States Customs and Border Protection. And that number is expected to rise.

Airport's New Name to Make Big Impact
Union-Recorder (Milledgeville, Ga.) - Feb 28, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
A lot can be said about a name. Take for example the airport in Baldwin County.

Gate Dispute Clouds Expansion Plan for Chicago's O'Hare Airport
Reuters - Feb 28, 2018 04:26 PM (ET)
A new $8.5 billion plan to expand Chicago’s O‘Hare International Airport ran into turbulence on Wednesday due to a gate dispute involving the airport’s two major carriers.

Airports are Embracing Dogs, Cats and Horses to Relax Stressed-Out Passengers, While Airlines Crack
CNBC - Feb 28, 2018 04:26 PM (ET)
Who needs an airport massage when you could snuggle up to a Newfoundland outside your gate?

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at LVIA
WFMZ (Allentown, Pa.) - Feb 28, 2018 01:54 PM (ET)
A United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Lehigh Valley International Airport Tuesday night.

Passenger Numbers for PTI Increased in January, Report Shows
Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal - Feb 28, 2018 01:53 PM (ET)
The number of people who flew out of Piedmont Triad International Airport in January was up by more than 5 percent over January 2017, new figures show.

Has Jet Noise from Hawthorne Airport Increased in the Last 6 Months?
The Beach Reporter (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) - Feb 28, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
Roxanne Ferebee has lived in North Redondo Beach with her husband Nick in the same home they've owned off Manhattan Beach Boulevard for the past 18 years. Six months ago, she began to notice airplanes flying overhead, something she had never paid much attention to before.

Longmont City Council Hears from Municipal Airport's Critics
Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) - Feb 28, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
Longmont City Council members heard Tuesday night from several critics of Vance Brand Municipal Airport and the noise that emanates from that airport's operations — particularly from airport tenant Mile-Hi Skydiving's activities.

U.S. Customs Pushes Biometric Facial Recognition Technology as Cure for Airport Bottlenecks
Travel Market Report - Feb 28, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Biometric facial recognition could soon replace the traditional way of processing passengers at dozens of airports around the U.S., with the potential of drastically cutting red tape at checkpoints, according to John Wagner, deputy executive assistant commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Cape Town Airport Set to Get Quieter As It Cuts Boarding Calls
Sunday Times (South Africa) - Feb 28, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Tinny announcements in search of airline passengers hugging a bar stool are aggravating to everyone‚ prompting a global move towards the introduction of "silent airports" - which Cape Town is now joining.

Nine New Routes Coming to Mineta San Jose International Airport in 2018
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Feb 28, 2018 11:13 AM (ET)
Nine new flights will launch from Mineta San Jose International Airport this year, adding to a 15 percent increase in passengers in 2017 that has made the airport the fastest growing in the nation.

Turkey's TAV Weighs Buying Stake in Antalya Airport
Bloomberg - Feb 28, 2018 11:11 AM (ET)
Turkey’s biggest airport operator will take a nearly half of the country’s Antalya hub, buying out the local partner of a franchise jointly run with Germany’s Fraport AG.

Longmont's Airport Received 949 Noise Complaints Last Year. One Man Filed 825 of Them.
Denver Post - Feb 28, 2018 11:10 AM (ET)
Last year, complaints filed with the city about noise from airplanes flying to and from Longmont’s Vance Brand Municipal Airport soared from 2016 levels — with most of the complaints from one person, according to airport manager David Slayter.

Airport to Get 12 More Check-In Counters Soon
Times of India (India) - Feb 28, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
The airport will get 12 additional check-in counters by March 31, senior officials of Airports Authority of India (AAI) here said.

Irish Startup Aer Southeast Plans 2018 Launch
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2018 10:08 AM (ET)
Irish regional startup Aer Southeast, which originally planned to launch from Waterford Airport in 2017, is expecting to begin flights this year.

South Africa's CemAir Restarts Flights After Regulator Lifts Suspension
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
South Africa-based regional carrier CemAir is gradually restoring its schedules after the country’s civil aviation regulator lifted its suspension of the airline’s Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO).

Ryanair Closes Glasgow International Base, Blames Passenger Taxes
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
Ireland-based LCC Ryanair will close its base at Glasgow International Airport in Scotland because of the UK’s high passenger taxes, and will transfer routes to Edinburgh, some 45 miles to the east.

Garuda Indonesia Reports 2017 Loss as Fuel Inflates Cost
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
Garuda Indonesia slipped to a substantial net loss in 2017 partly because of increased fuel costs, although the carrier said it is making progress on some of its strategic priorities.

IATA Sets 2025 Sustainable Fuel Target
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
IATA is aiming for 1 billion passengers to travel on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025, although the industry body said hitting this target will require government action.

Northrop Grumman to Develop DHS Next-Gen Biometrics Program
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2018 09:53 AM (ET)
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded US aerospace technology company Northrop Grumman with a $95 million contract to develop its Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) system, the biometric identification program DHS will employ as the next-generation successor to IDENT, DHS’ existing biometric ID system originally developed in 1994.

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