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Senate Likely to Vote on CBP Commissioner Nominee
Mar 12, 2018 03:29 PM (ET)
Former AAAE Chair Randall Berg, A.A.E., to Retire
Mar 12, 2018 02:40 PM (ET)
Watchdog: FAA Can Improve Oversight of NextGen Development Funding
Mar 12, 2018 02:39 PM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
Mar 12, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 12, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)



Aviation Commissioner Talks about Local Airport Importance at Chamber
SurfKY (Madisonville, Ky.) - Mar 12, 2018 03:28 PM (ET)
Kentucky Aviation Commissioner Steve Parker spoke to the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce recently about the economic impact of having an airport within the county.

Portland Jetport Named Best Airport Under 2 Million Passengers
Portland (Maine) Press Herald - Mar 12, 2018 02:44 PM (ET)
Portland International Jetport has won its second Airport Service Quality award, an international benchmark of customer experience quality.

Phoenix-to-Dallas Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted to Albuquerque After Smoke Fills Cabin
CBS News - Mar 12, 2018 12:37 PM (ET)
A Dallas-bound flight was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport Sunday night after smoke filled the aircraft's cabin, CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV reports.

Airport Board Reviews Trio of Projects
Pratt (Kan.) Tribune - Mar 12, 2018 12:33 PM (ET)
The Pratt Airport Authority Board of Directors reviewed a trio of projects including adding more tie downs, expanding Chandler Road and sealing cracks in front of the new hangar at the airport.

'Terminus' Photographer Explores ATL Airport
Technique (Atlanta) - Mar 12, 2018 12:31 PM (ET)
As part of the “Picturing the South” initiative at the High Museum of Art, more than 60 new photographs by Mark Steinmetz debuted on March 3. Focused on the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flight, the “Mark Steinmetz: Terminus” exhibit is on view through June 3 in the lower level of the Wieland Pavilion.

Official: At Least 50 Dead After Plane Crashes, Catches Fire at Airport in Nepal
AP - Mar 12, 2018 12:25 PM (ET)
A passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing dozens of people, officials said.

Aviation Interests Weigh Merits of Trump's Private Airport Plan
Travel Weekly - Mar 12, 2018 11:53 AM (ET)
A Trump administration proposal to divest of the country's only two federally owned airports, Washington Dulles and Washington Reagan National, turned a few heads when the White House unveiled its $200 billion infrastructure plan last month.

New Indonesian Airport to Test Limits of Regional Development
Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) - Mar 12, 2018 11:52 AM (ET)
Rice fields and a large population of sheep used to be the main features of this remote part of West Java, about 180km east of central Jakarta. Now, a large international airport is seeking to turn the region into an economic hub by luring businesses from the industrial areas near the capital.

Grande Prairie Airport Lobbying CATSA
Daily Herald-Tribune (Canada) - Mar 12, 2018 11:51 AM (ET)
Grande Prairie Airport CEO Brian Grant says backlogs at the airport are just as frustrating for airport staff as they are for the public.

Brisbane Airport Draws a $1.3 Billion Line in the Sand
Australian Aviation (Australia) - Mar 12, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
Any parent who has undertaken the relatively tedious task of visiting the local hardware store on a mission to top up the kids’ sandpit knows that a 20kg bag of sand weighs … well, 20kg and that means more than a bit of back-bending to get it on to the shopping trolley. Multiply that by an average sandpit top-up of six bags and you might wish you had done a few more weights down at the gym.

Contributing to WNRA's Success
Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald - Mar 12, 2018 11:39 AM (ET)
At the Western Nebraska Regional Airport, everything — from the paint on the walls to the shoveled tarmac — is taken care of by just nine people.

Commissioners to Decide Fate of Airport Chairman Amid Naming Spat
High Point (N.C.) Enterprise - Mar 12, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
The Guilford County Board of Commissioners will make its latest appointment to the governing authority of Piedmont Triad International Airport amid a dispute over the aviation hub’s name, though two commissioners say the controversy shouldn’t dictate who’s named to the post.

Sky is the Limit for Stanly County Airport
Stanly News & Press (Albemarle, N.C.) - Mar 12, 2018 11:37 AM (ET)
Over the years Stanly County’s quest for a top-notch airport met continuous funding obstacles before a serendipitous partnership ensured its completion and progression.

Dane County Region Airport Could Get Solar Energy Project
AP - Mar 12, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
Officials in a southern Wisconsin county have proposed a large solar energy project.

Help for Airlines at Changi When Higher Airport Charges Kick In
Straits Times (Singapore) - Mar 12, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Airlines facing higher charges at Changi Airport will get some temporary relief as part of an aid package to ensure that the airport remains competitive against its rivals.

Pilot Opening of Jeddah's New International Airport Due in May
Arab News (Saudi Arabia) - Mar 12, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
The pilot operation of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport will take place in May, the General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a presentation held in the presence of the acting governor of Makkah, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar.

China Southern Creates Yunnan Territory Base
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:37 AM (ET)
China Southern Airlines has set up a branch company in the southwestern Chinese province Yunnan, a stronghold of rival China Eastern Airlines.

Aviation Sector 37% Growth Lifts Inmarsat 2017 Revenues
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:36 AM (ET)
Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat reported $1.4 billion in total group revenue for 2017, up 5.4% from 2016, largely on the strength of 36.7% growth in Inmarsat’s aviation sector, which includes in-flight connectivity (IFC), business/general aviation (BGA) and safety/operational services (SOS) revenue. The aviation sector reported $195 million in total revenue for the year.

Indian Antitrust Body Fines Airlines over Cargo Price-Fixing
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:35 AM (ET)
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has penalized three of the country’s airlines for what it says was concerted action in fixing and revising fuel surcharge (FSC), a component of freight charges.

Turkish Confirms Split Widebody Orders, Changes Mix
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:35 AM (ET)
Turkish Airlines finalized MOUs it had for widebodies from Airbus and Boeing March 9, but changed the mix of aircraft, ordering more A350s and fewer 787s than in its original agreements.

The Airline Industry's Glass Ceiling
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:34 AM (ET)
Today is International Women’s Day. I’m not typically one to laud achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?

Airbus Forecasts Indian Expansion to Be Ahead of Global Curve
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:34 AM (ET)
European OEM Airbus expects that airline traffic in India will grow by 8.1% per year over the next 20 years, almost double the global average of 4.4%.

Turkish Tourism Revival Powers Pegasus to Profits
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:31 AM (ET)
Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines’ predicted rebound from 2016’s losses materialized in 2017, with the Istanbul-based carrier recording a TL501 million ($131.5 million) net profit, compared to a loss of TL136.2 million in the previous year.

COMAC Chief Designer Pegs C919 Delivery to 2021
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:30 AM (ET)
COMAC has confirmed that it expects the first 150-seat C919 to be delivered in 2021, verifying earlier indications from the Chinese manufacturer that there is another year’s delay.

All-Women Crew Operates First Ethiopian Airlines Buenos Aires Flight
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:30 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines launched 5X-weekly Addis Ababa-Buenos Aires Ezeiza services, March. 8. The flight is being operated with a Boeing 787-8 and makes a stop in Sao Paolo Guraulhos, Brazil.

NATO Urges More Security in U-Space and Data Sharing
Air Transport World - Mar 12, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)
NATO is calling for proper provision for military requirements in the creation of so-called U-space – airspace populated with unmanned aerial vehicles.

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