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FAA's 20-Year Forecast Illustrates Need for Airport Infrastructure Investment
Mar 15, 2018 05:49 PM (ET)
House Leaders Seek Support for Airport Security Priorities
Mar 15, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
DOT Seeks Bids to Provide Flight Training to Veterans
Mar 15, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Former AAAE Chair Mark Brewer, A.A.E., Retires
Mar 15, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
Student Research Project Contest
Mar 15, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
AAAE Offers SSI Training Online Course
Mar 15, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)

A Massive Influx of Airline Passengers Is Coming
TravelPulse - Mar 15, 2018 05:57 PM (ET)
A study from industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) revealed a record number of passengers are expected to fly globally on United States airlines between March 1 and April 30.

Air France-KLM Reveals 2018 Summer Schedule
TravelPulse - Mar 15, 2018 05:56 PM (ET)
For the 2018 summer season, which runs from March 25 to October 27, Air France-KLM is increasing capacity by 4.1 percent compared to the previous summer season.

Magellan Jets Celebrates A Decade of Success
TravelPulse - Mar 15, 2018 05:55 PM (ET)
Magellan Jets is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2018 after a historic decade of unprecedented success.

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns
Bloomberg - Mar 15, 2018 05:43 PM (ET)
Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in rolling attacks on some of the country’s most sensitive infrastructure, U.S. government officials said Thursday.

Surge in Airline Hiring Boosts Interest in Aspiring Pilots
AP - Mar 15, 2018 05:42 PM (ET)
Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.

Senators Propose Bill to Bar Airlines From Endangering Animals
Reuters - Mar 15, 2018 05:41 PM (ET)
Two U.S. senators on Thursday unveiled legislation to explicitly bar airlines from putting animals in danger by placing them in overhead baggage compartments, after the recent death of a puppy on board a passenger aircraft.

How Delta Reduced Its In-Flight Pet Deaths
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 15, 2018 05:19 PM (ET)
The death of a puppy in the overhead bin on a United Airlines flight has drawn attention to the fact that more pets died on United flights last year than on any other airline by far.

Reagan National Traffic Jams Likely to Start March 21; Airport Adds Free Parking
WTOP (Washington) - Mar 15, 2018 02:12 PM (ET)
Starting next week, major lane closures will likely cause significant delays at Reagan National Airport. The bright side? With them will come temporary, limited free parking in airport garages.

Zaha Hadid Architects to Design Mumbai's New International Airport
Dezeen (U.K.) - Mar 15, 2018 02:11 PM (ET)
Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a major new international airport for Mumbai, India.

Tucson International Airport Christens New Lactation Suites
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Mar 15, 2018 02:09 PM (ET)
Nursing mothers traveling through Tucson International Airport now have a private place to breastfeed or pump, after the airport christened two lactation suites.

Ontario Airport Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Mar 15, 2018 02:08 PM (ET)
Passengers are coming to Ontario International Airport.

Travelers At Newark Airport May Have Been Exposed to Measles
AP - Mar 15, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
New Jersey health officials are warning travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport that they may have been exposed to the measles virus.

Mexican Candidates' Advisers Face Off on Oil, Corruption and New Airport
Bloomberg - Mar 15, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
Advisers for Mexico’s top three presidential candidates found almost no common ground in a debate over their economic platforms in a sign of more clashes to come as the campaign heats up before July’s election.

Heated Hangar Opens at KFKR
General Aviation News - Mar 15, 2018 10:17 AM (ET)
First Wing Jet Center, formerly Montgomery Aviation, has opened a new 12,000-square-foot hangar at Frankfort/Clinton County Municipal Airport (KFKR) in Indiana.

Emanuel, American Airlines Reach Agreement on $8.5 Billion O'Hare Overhaul
Chicago Tribune - Mar 15, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and American Airlines struck a deal late Wednesday for the airline to drop its opposition to a planned $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport, according to sources familiar with the deal.

Burford Sees $94M Return In Argentina Airline Arbitration
Law360 - Mar 15, 2018 10:10 AM (ET)
Third party funder Burford Capital Ltd. said Tuesday that it made more than $94 million selling its interest in a more than $320 million award issued last year against Argentina following a dispute with a Spanish travel group over the expropriation of two airlines, which is currently the subject of an annulment proceeding.

US Airline Foreign Ownership; Time for a Rethink
CAPA – Centre for Aviation - Mar 15, 2018 10:08 AM (ET)
Proposed legislation in the US Congress to eliminate foreign ownership restrictions on airlines will no doubt resurrect arguments by labour that foreign ownership could jeopardise national security and the overall integrity of the US airline industry.

After Puppy Dies in Overhead Bin, United Airlines Mistakenly Sends Different Dog to Japan
Gizmodo.com - Mar 15, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
United Airlines did a very sad, regrettable thing this week when its attendants insisted a passenger store their 10-month-old French bulldog in the overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York, resulting in said puppy’s untimely death of probable suffocation. In the second story casting doubt on the airline’s canine safety record this week, it looks like United accidentally flew a different dog to Japan instead of its intended destination in Kansas.

GE Aviation's GE9X Engine Begins Flight Tests
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine, which will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft, completed its first flight test under the wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California.

IAG Board Backs Ambitious Level Growth
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh has said the board is keen to pursue the more ambitious of two possible plans for long-haul LCC Level.

BOC Aviation Eyes Expansion as 2017 Net Profit Up 40%
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has announced a record $587 million net profit for the full year ended Dec. 31, 2017, marking a 40% increase on the prior year.

United Assumes 'Full Responsibility' for Overhead Bin Pet Death
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:54 AM (ET)
Chicago-based United Airlines assumed “full responsibility” for the death of a passenger’s dog on United flight 1284 from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport to New York LaGuardia Airport the evening of March 12.

Airbus Leads 2018 New Orders While Boeing Dominates Deliveries
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:52 AM (ET)
At the 2018 two-month mark, Airbus leads rival Boeing in new commercial aircraft orders with 60 firm bookings, valued at approximately $13.3 billion at list prices, compared to Boeing’s 47 new orders, valued at $10.1 billion.

Lufthansa Extends Contract for CEO Carsten Spohr
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:48 AM (ET)
Lufthansa’s supervisory board has extended the contract of the group’s CEO Carsten Spohr by five years, assuring continuity at Europe’s largest airline.

Japan's ANA, China's Juneyao Form Codeshare
Air Transport World - Mar 15, 2018 09:48 AM (ET)
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has entered into a codeshare relationship with China’s Juneyao Airlines, taking advantage of the Star Alliance connecting partner program.

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