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House Panel Approves Air Cargo Security Bill
Mar 07, 2018 06:23 PM (ET)
Senate Committee Approves DHS Authorization Bill
Mar 07, 2018 06:22 PM (ET)
Senate Democrats Unveil Updated Infrastructure Package
Mar 07, 2018 03:10 PM (ET)
Congratulations to Three Newly Accredited Airport Executives
Mar 07, 2018 03:09 PM (ET)
AAAE to Offer ACE Security Review Course
Mar 07, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)

Airport Security Must Move Beyond Checkpoints, TSA Chief Says
Bloomberg - Mar 07, 2018 06:40 PM (ET)
The nation’s aviation security forces must shift their focus away from checkpoints and toward public areas of airports to adapt to a changing threat exemplified by a spate of recent attacks, the agency’s new chief said.

Aviation Safety Group Appears to Break with Flight 3407 Families
Buffalo (N.Y.) News - Mar 07, 2018 06:39 PM (ET)
A venerable flight safety organization appears to be subtly criticizing one of the key provisions of the 2010 aviation safety law advocated by the Families of Continental Flight 3407, and Rep. Brian Higgins is not at all happy about it.

International Flights to Be Allowed into Boca Airport
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Mar 07, 2018 06:27 PM (ET)
International travelers will soon be allowed to fly directly into the Boca Raton Airport without stopping in West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale to check in with U.S. Customs agents.

Plane Hit with Laser Light While Taking Off from Tulsa Airport
KJRH (Tulsa, Okla.) - Mar 07, 2018 06:19 PM (ET)
Pilots in a cargo plane taking off from Tulsa International Airport reported someone hit the plane with a laser Tuesday night.

Ryanair Offers Cheaper Training to Pilots After Staffing Troubles
Reuters - Mar 07, 2018 11:01 AM (ET)
Ryanair has cut the price of a course for new pilots to fly its 737 planes, the Irish budget airline’s operations chief said on Wednesday, as it tries to avoid more staffing problems.

Asheville Regional Airport: Allegiant Air Adds Nonstop Flights to Denver
Citizen Times (Asheville, N.C.) - Mar 07, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
Allegiant Air plans to add twice-weekly flights from the Asheville Regional Airport to Denver starting later this year.

New Terminal, New Airline: Upgrades Underway for Del Norte Airport
KIEM (Eureka, Calif.) - Mar 07, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
Major changes are underway at the Del Norte County Regional Airport, as they prepare to take back to the skies.

Grand Junction Regional Airport Shows Off Ongoing Projects
KKCO (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Mar 07, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
The Grand Junction Regional Airport hosted an open house Tuesday to show off its projects that are underway, which includes a new runway.

Airport Plans More Marketing
Marietta (Ohio) Times - Mar 07, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
Marketing efforts at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport will be ramped up in light of a new agreement between two airlines, the airport manager told the Wood County Commission on Monday.

Near-Saturated Mumbai Airport to Seek Help from Consultants to Increase Capacity
Hindustan Times (India) - Mar 07, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
In an attempt to increase the capacity of the Mumbai airport authorities are planning to seek help from aviation consultants.

'We Care.' Changi Airport's CEO on How His Organization Stays on Top of Its Game
Fortune - Mar 07, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
With Changi being rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for five years in a row, CEO Lee Seow Hiang could easily be tempted to rest on his laurels. But complacency doesn’t suit the ex-military man.

Burlington Voters Don't Want F-35s Based at Airport
WCAX (Burlington, Vt.) - Mar 07, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
Burlington voters sent a strong message about F-35s this Town Meeting Day. The majority of Burlington voters do not want the F-35s stationed at the Burlington International Airport; 55 percent voted it down.

Wonderboom Airport Upgrades Will Affect Flights
Sunday Times (South Africa) - Mar 07, 2018 09:34 AM (ET)
Airlink will suspend flights between Pretoria and Cape Town from May 8 to accommodate upgrades at Wonderboom Airport.

Airports and Environmentalists Push for Community Solar Projects
Connecticut Post (Norwalk, Conn.) - Mar 07, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
Next to new jets, Tweed New Haven Regional Airport envisions a long line of solar panels gleaming on its grounds.

Ogden Airport Hopes More Commercial Flights Will Help Money Woes
KUTV (Salt Lake City) - Mar 07, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
For years the City of Ogden has continued to bail out its airport.

This Crazy New Lounge Is About to Open at Hong Kong Airport
Conde Nast Traveler - Mar 07, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
Victoria Peak is lovely and all—and there’s never a bad time to grab some dim sum—but you’d be forgiven for delaying both to spend more time at Hong Kong International Airport come March 22. Cathay Pacific is unveiling a massive new lounge, known as “The Deck," in Terminal 1 near Gate 16, and it's changing the way we think about airport lounges.

Pensacola International Airport Awarded $4 Million State Grant for Expansion
Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal - Mar 07, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
Pensacola will receive $4 million for the Pensacola International Airport as part of the nearly $22 million in awards from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday.

Statesville City Council OK's New Airport Taxiway
Statesville (N.C.) Record & Landmark - Mar 07, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Construction of a new taxiway at Statesville Regional Airport could be completed by the end of 2018 after city council gave the project an all-clear this week.

UAS Community Launches Educational Initiative Highlighting Drone Laws
Flying Magazine - Mar 07, 2018 09:28 AM (ET)
A few weeks ago, a Frontier Airbus A320 on approach to Las Vegas was overflown by a hobby drone, action that was captured by the UAS’ camera and later uploaded to the Internet. The aviation industry was not amused, nor were pilots, safety advocates and of course the FAA, which is investigating the incident.

Laudamotion to Launch March 25
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
Laudamotion, the rebranded bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, plans to launch operations March 25, owner Niki Lauda confirmed to ATW.

United Backs Down on Bonus Lottery after Employee Backlash
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
United Airlines management did a fast U-turn March 5 after a proposed overhaul of quarterly employee bonuses met with barrage of resistance.

NTSB: United PW4000 Shutdown Linked to Fan Blade Loss
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
Investigators probing the Feb. 13 inflight shutdown of the No. 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engine on United Airlines Boeing 777-200 heading to Honolulu have traced the issue to a fan-blade separation, a preliminary NTSB report revealed.

Aeroflot to Cancel Premium Frequent Flyer Status of Unruly Passengers
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Aeroflot Airline will revoke the premium frequent flyer status of unruly passengers, after nine reported cases of intolerable conduct—including physical assault toward employees, flight attendants and airline staff at the airport—since the beginning of 2018.

Hawaiian Chooses Boeing 787-9s as Future Flagship
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines announced March 6 it intends to purchase 10 Boeing 787-9s with options for 10 additional aircraft, a deal valued at $5.4 billion at current list prices if all purchase rights are exercised. Hawaiian selected General Electric GEnx engines for the new aircraft; deliveries will begin the first quarter of 2021.

Wizz Air Further Expands Vienna Operations
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air will add two more Airbus A321s to its Vienna, Austria base in early 2019, bringing the total number of aircraft based there to five. The five aircraft will offer 17 new routes. In 2019, the number of routes will rise to 27.

Sichuan Airlines to Launch Five Intercontinental Routes
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Sichuan Airlines plans to open five intercontinental routes this year as the Chengdu-based carrier accelerates its international expansion pace.

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