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Committees to Hold Hearings on Infrastructure, Agency Budgets
Mar 13, 2018 06:22 PM (ET)
Jackson Airport Gains New Route, Additional Flights
Mar 13, 2018 06:21 PM (ET)
Southwest Plans Five New Nonstop Routes
Mar 13, 2018 06:19 PM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Mar 13, 2018 08:50 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer ACE Security Review Course
Mar 13, 2018 08:49 AM (ET)

United Apologizes: Flier's Dog Died After Put in Overhead Bin
USA Today - Mar 13, 2018 06:32 PM (ET)
United Airlines is apologizing for the death of a passenger’s dog that a flight attendant reportedly insisted be stowed in an overhead bin during a Monday flight from Houston to New York.

Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled Amid Third Nor'Easter In Two Weeks
CBS Chicago - Mar 13, 2018 06:28 PM (ET)
Most of New England was under a winter storm warning again on Tuesday, as a third nor’easter hit the East Coast in less than two weeks.

United Airlines May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy
Skift - Mar 13, 2018 06:25 PM (ET)
United Airlines expects to add a basic economy fare to Europe and Latin America later this year, and may, at some point, introduce a domestic premium economy product, along with its previously announced international one, executives said Tuesday at an investor conference in New York.

Latrobe Airport to Add New Passenger Loading Bridge to Fit Larger Planes
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Mar 13, 2018 06:23 PM (ET)
Passengers should have an easier time boarding Spirit Airlines planes at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport this fall with a new passenger loading bridge designed to fit the larger planes.

Jackson Airport to Offer Flights to Orlando, Disney World
Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) - Mar 13, 2018 04:34 PM (ET)
The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will now offer flights to Orlando.

Sales Push Will Improve Qatar Airways Cargo Stats, Pittsburgh Airport CEO Says
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Mar 13, 2018 04:32 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways met less than a third of its goal for tons of cargo moved through Pittsburgh International Airport in January, but airport officials expect that number to improve now that salespeople have started marketing the route here.

In Mobile, 'Transformative' Effort Could Move Airport from Suburbs to Downtown
AL.com (Ala.) - Mar 13, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
In recent years, meetings of the Mobile Airport Authority have barely made a blip on the media's radar screen. Reporters rarely saw much of interest on the agenda. Nor did the flying public, for that matter.

FAA, NASA, Amazon, Boeing, GE, and Google Working Together on Drone Air Traffic Management
Next Big Future - Mar 13, 2018 02:41 PM (ET)
Commercial drones in the U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months, according to federal regulators and industry officials.

Women with Altitude: 10 Inspiring Women from the World of Aviation
eTurboNews.com - Mar 13, 2018 02:33 PM (ET)
Air travel has come a long way since the pioneering days of the Wright Brothers, and despite aviation being considered a male-dominated field, women have made significant contributions to that progress throughout the decades.

Former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge: Why Body Recognition Tech Will Restore Trust in Society
CNBC - Mar 13, 2018 02:32 PM (ET)
In the months after the 9/11 terror attacks, those of us building the nascent Department of Homeland Security were seeking ways to better defend our borders – particularly our air and seaports. The US-VISIT program was created to protect the nation by providing biometric identification services that help federal, state and local government decision makers accurately identify the people they encounter and determine whether those people pose a risk to the United States.

Billy Bishop Airport Introduces New Screening Measures for Ferry Passengers
CBC (Canada) - Mar 13, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Passengers taking the ferry to Billy Bishop airport will now be subject to additional screening measures.

Alumna Uses Airport Art to Show 'the City's Message'
Temple News (Philadelphia) - Mar 13, 2018 12:38 PM (ET)
The exhibits Leah Douglas curates are seen by as many as 80,000 people each day. But she doesn’t work for a museum.

Delta And United Could Boost Outlooks Tuesday, Analysts Say, As Airline Shares Lag
Forbes - Mar 13, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
Airline shares have been out of the limelight and out of the money since January’s earnings calls. The former, at least, will change this week with the industry’s first major 2918 investor conference set for Tuesday.

Nepal Plane Crash Came After Confused Pilot-Airport Chatter
AP - Mar 13, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
"I say again, turn!" the air traffic controller called over the radio, his voice rising, as the flight from Bangladesh swerved low over the runway at Kathmandu's small airport.

Coindrum: The Start-Up Bridging the Airport Spending Gap
Airport Technology - Mar 13, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
Incentivising passengers to spend their money while in transit has historically been one of the biggest challenges for airports worldwide. Now, a simple new solution promises Duty Free retailers an easy way to cash in on passengers’ loose change.

Nepal Airport Rejects Blame for Confusion Before Fatal Plane Crash
CNN - Mar 13, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Authorities in Nepal have rejected claims they were to blame for confusion before a deadly plane crash at Kathmandu's airport.

Rising Footfalls & Flight Operations Take Jaipur Airport Down in Survey
Times of India (India) - Mar 13, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
Passenger footfalls at the Jaipur airport have almost doubled since inception while flight operations too have increased two-fold in the last five years, charting a remarkable growth for the airport.

Thune Clears Path for Long-Term Aviation Bill This Summer
Roll Call (Washington) - Mar 13, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
South Dakota Sen. John Thune’s decision to drop a controversial provision on pilot training clears a path for lawmakers to complete a long-term aviation reauthorization bill this summer that addresses drones, aircraft certification, safety and other issues.

Air Traffic Control Won't Be Privatized. Now What?
Washington Examiner - Mar 13, 2018 10:23 AM (ET)
Although air traffic control reform will not be pursued in the next Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, lawmakers still need to hash out some issues, and may even debate some new topics as they proceed to reach a long-term reauthorization solution.

Paulding Airport: Mediation Planned to Resolve Lawsuits over Commercialization
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 13, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)
The Paulding County Airport Authority voted Monday to enter mediation to resolve lawsuits challenging its plans for a second commercial airport in metro Atlanta.

Air Canada Resolves IT Issues Following 'Worldwide' Systems Outage
Air Transport World - Mar 13, 2018 10:04 AM (ET)
Air Canada late Monday was working to clear a backlog of passengers following what the carrier termed “computer-telecommunications issues” that affected both domestic and international flights.

Hainan Airlines Discloses Assets Restructuring Plan
Air Transport World - Mar 13, 2018 10:03 AM (ET)
Hainan Airlines Holding, the Shanghai-listed unit of debt-ridden HNA Group, has said it will take over stakes owned by parent HNA Group as part of an assets restructuring plan.

GKN Rejects Second Melrose Bid
Air Transport World - Mar 13, 2018 08:53 AM (ET)
UK Tier One aircraft components supplier GKN has rejected a second takeover bid from turnaround specialist Melrose.

Turkish Airlines Finalizes Boeing 787-9 Order
Air Transport World - Mar 13, 2018 08:53 AM (ET)
Turkish Airlines has finalized a firm order for 25 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, plus five options.

Utair to Add Routes in the South of Russia, FIFA World Cup 2018 Cities
Air Transport World - Mar 13, 2018 08:52 AM (ET)
Russia’s Utair Aviation is developing a network in the South of Russia and adding new routes to cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer.

Shell Executive Dick Benschop Named as Schiphol Group CEO
Air Transport World - Mar 13, 2018 08:51 AM (ET)
Former Royal Dutch Shell executive Dick Benschop has been named as the next president and CEO of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport operator Royal Schiphol Group.

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