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Senate to Vote on CBP Commissioner on Monday
Mar 16, 2018 05:20 PM (ET)
Domestic Airfare Sales Up Slightly in February
Mar 16, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
Knoxville Airport Honored with Financial Reporting Award
Mar 16, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
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Mar 16, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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In Wake of Fatal Helicopter Crash, FAA Restricts 'Doors-Off' Flights
CNN - Mar 16, 2018 05:23 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered no more "doors-off" aircraft flights unless the passenger safety restraints can be quickly released in an emergency, the agency said.

Marlborough Council to Hold Hearing on Airport Proposal
MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.) - Mar 16, 2018 04:01 PM (ET)
Residents will have their say Monday on a developer’s proposal to construct a retirement village on the site of the state’s oldest privately owned commercial airport.

Lufthansa, Ryanair to Drive Frankfurt Airport Passenger Growth This Year
Reuters - Mar 16, 2018 03:59 PM (ET)
German airport operator Fraport (FRAG.DE) said it expected passengers numbers at Frankfurt airport to rise by between around 4 to 6 percent this year, driven by main customer Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Ryanair (RYA.I).

Monitors at Berlin Airport to Be Replaced for €500,000 Before Ever Being Used
The Local (Germany) - Mar 16, 2018 12:06 PM (ET)
Planners at Berlin’s BER airport have confirmed that they are getting rid of 750 monitors which have reached the end of their life cycles. Despite never being used, the monitors always had electricity running through them.

Airlines Making Progress on Baggage Handling as IATA Resolution 753 Deadline Approaches
Future Travel Experience - Mar 16, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
In recent years, technology has helped airlines and airports achieve record low rates of mishandled luggage. In the build-up to IATA Resolution 753, which will become effective on 1 June, this rate is expected to drop even further with airlines proactively boosting their baggage handling efforts.

Airports a Flyover in Trump's Infrastructure Plan
Travel Weekly - Mar 16, 2018 12:03 PM (ET)
In 2015 and 2016, Donald Trump made pledges to increase security and immigration enforcement and to invest heavily in the country's aging infrastructure the pillars of his shrill, though ultimately successful, presidential campaign.

My Day with the Zombies Who Help Airports Practice Plane Crashes
Wired - Mar 16, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
The wounded are everywhere—young and old, with terrible burns on their faces, blood streaming from holes made by shrapnel, leg lacerations studded with what look like airplane parts. A young man in a blood-stained white T-shirt, with horrific facial burns, strolls past me. Yet, despite these terrible injuries, everyone's smiling and chatting, gulping down coffee and gobbling the danishes laid out on trestle tables in a white tent.

Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports
NPR - Mar 16, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
The use of facial scanning is becoming commonplace — maybe you've heard of the new iPhone? It's also coming to an airport near you.

Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Airport Works to Enhance Passenger Safety
WTXL (Midway, Fla.) - Mar 16, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
The Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Airport is in the middle of building a passenger sky bridge that will eliminate travelers having to walk on the runway to board and exit planes.

Keep the Long Runway: Preserve This Asset for Future Airport Growth
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mar 16, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has panned a proposal to close the longest runway at Pittsburgh International Airport because of safety concerns. But apart from the safety concerns, the runway should be preserved in case future aviation needs require it.

Airport Board Looks to Strengthen Its Marketing
Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Ind.) - Mar 16, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Members of the Terre Haute Regional Airport Board of Directors are seeking ways to better market the airport and its fuel services.

Spokane Airport Urges Travelers to Arrive 90 Minutes Before Boarding Times
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - Mar 16, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
Catching a flight in Spokane? You’d better get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your scheduled boarding time.

Airport Eyes Major Projects in Coming Years
The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.) - Mar 16, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
The Moore County Airport Authority is in the process of updating its master plan to reassess the airport’s role in the county and the regional economy, but with hangar space and the age of some of its infrastructure limiting how many planes it can serve and where, its more immediate needs are self-evident.

Fairmont State University Unveils New Plane for Aviation Program
WDTV (Bridgeport, W.Va.) - Mar 16, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
Fairmont State University students will soon be taking flight, quite literally, in a new member of the Falcon family.

There's a World Shortage of Pilots – So Would You Feel Safe with Just One?
Telegraph (U.K.) - Mar 16, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Despite the glittering appeal and many perks of being a pilot, the industry has been facing a global drought of them in recent years, unhelped by an ever-growing number of passengers eager to travel the world.

Akron-Canton Airport Offering Access to Program to Get Through Customs Quicker
Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal - Mar 16, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
International travelers wanting to speed up the customs process when returning to the United States can enroll in the Global Entry program at the Akron-Canton Airport on May 8-10.

Eugene Airport Planning for Next 20 Years of Growth: 'The Numbers Are So Solid'
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - Mar 16, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
Airfield development and safety, landside concepts - preparation for a new master plan for the Eugene Airport has generated enough technical data to fill the control tower.

City of WF May Privatize Kickapoo Airport
News Channel 6 (Wichita Falls, Texas) - Mar 16, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
The City of Wichita Falls is considering privatizing Kickapoo Airport. At the Beginning of March, the city issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in early March.

Airbus Expresses Concerns Over Possible GKN Takeover
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
Airbus, the largest single customer for Tier One aerostructures company GKN, has said it would be “practically impossible” for it to give new work to the UK company if the latter’s ownership model was to change.

Government, Local Municipalities Approve Tokyo Narita Third Runway
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Tokyo Narita Airport has taken an important step in its efforts to add a third runway and extend operating hours, after gaining clearance for its plans from local authorities.

European Airports Align to Support Safety Improvement Programs
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
A dozen European airports joined forces to support surface movement safety improvement pro­grams under the European Union’s project in air traffic management modernization, SESAR.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo Revenue Up 9% on Online Shopping, Pharmaceuticals
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Virgin Atlantic Cargo said its 2017 volumes reached a five-year high and revenues rose 9% to £199.6 million ($279 million), driven by strong growth in shipments of pharmaceuticals and e-commerce goods.

Tianjin Cargo Airlines Receives Government Support
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
The Tianjin municipal government has injected CNY120 million ($19 million) into Tianjin Cargo Airlines to enable it to launch in this year’s first half.

Air Canada to Swap Out Rouge Boeing 767s with 737-8s
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Air Canada’s recently announced plans to increase frequencies on several North American leisure routes next winter includes swapping rouge-branded Boeing 767-300s to mainline flying with 737-8s.

Aeroflot to Resume Moscow-Cairo Service in April
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
Russia’s Aeroflot Airline plans to resume flights from Moscow to Cairo April 11 with a 3X-weekly Airbus A320 service. From June 12-July 2, the route will be daily because of the FIFA World Cup 2018 taking place in Russia.

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