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Economic Impact of Horry County, S.C., Airports Studied
Mar 01, 2018 03:15 PM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Airport Reports Rise in January Traffic
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Georgia Approves Bill to Strip Delta of a Tax Break as Part of NRA Feud
AP/Skift - Mar 01, 2018 06:46 PM (ET)
Georgia lawmakers punished Delta Air Lines on Thursday for its decision to cut business ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.

Airlines Already Waiving Change Fees for Friday Nor'easter
USA Today - Mar 01, 2018 03:38 PM (ET)
A coastal storm that’s forecast to roar across the Northeast later this week is expected to be so strong that airlines are already waiving change fees days in advance.

Some Airport Terminals Are Learning from the Luxury-Hotel Business
The Economist - Mar 01, 2018 03:36 PM (ET)
The private-jet industry advertises itself as the height of luxury for the rich. But travelling through the ramshackle, ugly buildings it used to use as terminals was rather like going commercial. No longer.

University Park Airport Gets Major Upgrade, Bringing More Options for Customers
WJAC (Johnstown, Pa.) - Mar 01, 2018 03:31 PM (ET)
Flights from the University Park Airport will offer more passenger space and multiple seating classes for customers.

Belgrade Airport to Boost Tower Hours, Add New Tower Controller
Belgrade (Mont.) News - Mar 01, 2018 03:28 PM (ET)
The Gallatin Airport Authority approved funding recently to add one tower controller at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, officials said in a release Wednesday.

Newark Airport Sets Record for Passengers Last Year
NJ.com (New Jersey) - Mar 01, 2018 03:27 PM (ET)
Newark Liberty International Airport is among the New York-area airports to set a record for the most passenger traffic last year.

Orlando Airport Gets Service to Portland This Summer
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Mar 01, 2018 02:35 PM (ET)
New flight service connecting Orlando to Portland, Oregon will take off this summer, Sun Country Airlines executives announced Thursday.

Snow, High Winds Paralyze European Airports, Claim Lives
AP - Mar 01, 2018 02:34 PM (ET)
An extreme cold snap across Europe claimed more lives, forced the closure of airports in Scotland, Switzerland, France and Ireland and left hundreds of drivers stranded on snowy highways Thursday.

Staple Restaurant at Youngstown Warren Regional Airport Closing
WCMH (Columbus, Ohio) - Mar 01, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
Mikeee’s II Airport Tavern has been a staple at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport for more than a decade but on Wednesday night, it’ll be serving up food and drinks for the last time.

Malaysia to Create Digital Transformation Framework for Kuala Lumpur International Airport
OpenGov (Singapore) - Mar 01, 2018 09:53 AM (ET)
Malaysia is using intelligent automation and advanced analytics to help transform the passenger experience at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Syracuse Airport Renovations Really Taking Off
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Mar 01, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
The $48 million renovation at Syracuse's Hancock Airport passenger terminal building is in full throttle. The first phase of the project was the demolition of the canopy over the curbside pick up and drop off areas in front of the terminal. The central area of the former terminal is closed.

Geneva Airport Reopens After Icy 'Beast from the East'
Reuters - Mar 01, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
The airport in the Swiss city of Geneva closed for several hours on Thursday due to bitterly cold weather that has hit many parts of Europe this week with snow and icy winds, causing travel chaos.

Stranded Glasgow Airport Passengers Given Red Cross Bedding
BBC News (U.K.) - Mar 01, 2018 09:49 AM (ET)
Hundreds of passengers stranded at Glasgow Airport overnight will be given Red Cross beds and bedding.

Aviation Hiring Projection More Than Doubles
General Aviation News - Mar 01, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
The latest Hiring Trends Survey for 2018, just released by JSfirm.com, an aviation job website, shows that 71% of surveyed companies are projecting moderate to significant growth in 2018, compared to only 33% in 2017.

CYA, the FAA and the New Unleaded Avgas
General Aviation News - Mar 01, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
Many years ago, I received some great advice from several friends at Continental Motors. They told me that the way to deal with the FAA was as follows: First, find the right person to deal with. You need to find someone who has dealt with similar types of approvals. Do your homework and do not just start with your local FAA office.

ATSG Not Expecting Pilot Talks to Hold Back Amazon Business
Air Cargo News - Mar 01, 2018 09:46 AM (ET)
ATSG is not expecting ongoing pilot contract negotiations to hold back any potential future development of its Amazon business.

Capital Improvement Programs Benefit from Asset Management Solutions
Aviation Pros - Mar 01, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
As airports and transit agencies across the country ramp up their capital improvement programs, it opens the opportunity for creating or expanding their asset management programs.

UND-HAI Rotorcraft Pilot and Mechanic Supply Forecast
Aviation Pros - Mar 01, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
The University of North Dakota (UND) in collaboration with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) recently completed a study which forecasts the supply of helicopter pilots and mechanics over the next eighteen years.

Embraer Wins E190-E2 Certification; First Delivery to Widerøe Set for April
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
The Embraer E190-E2, the first aircraft in the Brazilian manufacturer’s E-Jet E2 program, has received its type certificate from Brazilian regulator ANAC, the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for first delivery to Norwegian regional airline Widerøe.

Austria's Laudamotion Receives AOC
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Laudamotion, the rebranded bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, has received an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Austrian aviation authority Austro Control.

Spirit Pilots Ratify Long-Term Contract, Ending 3-Year Labor Struggle
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
Spirit Airlines’ pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have voted to ratify a new five-year working agreement, concluding an often-contentious three-year effort to secure a new labor contract.

AirAsia Group to Launch China, Vietnam Operations as Affiliates See Profits
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:34 AM (ET)
AirAsia Group plans to launch its latest franchises in China and Vietnam later this year, as its current overseas affiliates demonstrate stronger financial performance.

Avianca Posts $245 Million 2017 Net Profit After Pilot Strike Adjustments
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
In results adjusted to reflect a 51-day pilots’ strike affecting nearly half of its fourth quarter, Colombia-based Avianca Holdings reported $245 million in adjusted net income for 2017, more than doubling the company’s net profit over 2016.

Ryanair Boosts German Operations
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair is expanding its German network by adding four new routes from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, but will transfer some flights from Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) because of weak economic performance.

Airbus Rolls Out First A350-900ULR
Air Transport World - Mar 01, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
Airbus has rolled out the first A350-900 ultra-long range version from the final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse. The latest A350 XWB family variant will be able to fly farther than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines (SIA) later this year.

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