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Senate Confirms McAleenan as CBP Commissioner
Mar 19, 2018 06:10 PM (ET)
House Approves Air Cargo Security Bill
Mar 19, 2018 05:47 PM (ET)
House Members Voice Support for Contract Towers
Mar 19, 2018 10:40 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Air Increases First Quarter Revenue Forecast
Mar 19, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
Mar 19, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 19, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)

FG to Complete Certification of Nigerian Airport
Vanguard News (Nigeria) - Mar 19, 2018 05:56 PM (ET)
THE Federal Government, Monday, announced plans to complete the certification of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, and the Port Harcourt Airport in line with requirements of International Civil Avia-tion Organisation, ICAO.

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Held Over for Second Week at Arnold Palmer Airport
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Mar 19, 2018 05:21 PM (ET)
Travelers who want to sign up for the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program have an extended window to complete their enrollment at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

Oakland Airport Head Appointed to 4-Year Term with National Industry Association
Aviation Pros - Mar 19, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
When beginning his tenure at Oakland International Airport (OAK) two years ago this month, a featured Forbes.com writer penned him the “Ultimate Airport Guy.” Director Bryant L. Francis, C.M. has proven such at OAK, bringing with him an extensive career of Aviation experience and leadership, a record number of destinations from Oakland, and now representation for Oakland on the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Policy Review Committee (PRC).

FAA Forecasts 451,800 Commercial Drones in US by 2022
Aerospace Technology - Mar 19, 2018 12:12 PM (ET)
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has projected that the country’s commercial, small, non-model fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones is set to grow from 110,604 in 2017 to 451,800 in 2022.

Asheville Airport Changing Uber Rideshare Rules
Citizen Times (Asheville, N.C.) - Mar 19, 2018 12:11 PM (ET)
Asheville Regional Airport announced that Uber drivers will no longer be able to pick up travelers starting Monday, according to an Uber update sent to drivers.

Security Robot Launched at Hamad Airport
The Peninsula (Qatar) - Mar 19, 2018 12:11 PM (ET)
Ministry of Interior in cooperation with Internal Security Force today launched a security robot at the Hamad International Airport.

Indianapolis Airport Gets Kiosks for International Travelers
AP - Mar 19, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Indianapolis International Airport has added two kiosks intended to move some international travelers through customs more quickly.

Syracuse Airport Renovations Could Benefit Economy, Official Says
Daily Orange (Syracuse, N.Y.) - Mar 19, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
The ongoing efforts to revitalize Syracuse Hancock International Airport will bring new economic opportunities to the city, an official from a Syracuse economic development agency said.

Orlando Airport Embraces 'Farm to Terminal' Restaurant Trend
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Mar 19, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
The Cask & Larder restaurant was a revelation to Orlando International Airport when it opened in October 2016.

Even a $3.2 Billion Splurge May Not Be Enough to Fix India's Clogged Airports
Quartz - Mar 19, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
India’s bracing for a huge jump in air traffic. And the country needs new airports, terminals, more parking space for planes, and more personnel to ensure the safety of millions of passengers and their smooth travel.

Indian Airports Stretched as Passengers Reach New Heights
Phys.org - Mar 19, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
India's airports are struggling to cope with a massive surge in passenger numbers and billions of dollars must be spent to boost their capacity, analysts have warned.

Global Entry and PreCheck Programs Coming for Airport Travelers Returning to Charleston
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier - Mar 19, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
Two federal programs that make it easier to get through airports are making a return flight to Charleston.

Bennington Airport to Close April 30 to Late July
Bennington (Vt.) Banner - Mar 19, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
A $4 million reconstruction of the Bennington airport runway is now set to begin April 30 and should be completed by July 30, state officials said.

'Dog-in' at NY Airport to Protest Overhead Bin Death
NBC Connecticut - Mar 19, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
Animal activists held a "dog-in" at LaGuardia Airport on Sunday to protest the death of a puppy who was stowed in an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight.

Lufthansa's Big Plans for California
SF Gate (San Francisco) - Mar 19, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
Among European carriers, the Lufthansa Group now has more seats flying between the Bay Area and Europe than any other carrier. Those flights include widebodies flying to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. TravelSkills recently caught up with Lufthansa Group executives for a wide ranging conversation about its return to Mineta San Jose International Airport this month and plans for a California expansion.

Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport Expansion Projects Takes Off
Collegiate Times (Blacksburg, Va.) - Mar 19, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
The Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport has begun a $15 million expansion project, which is expected to finish before the end of 2018. This is the first time that the airport has been renovated since the early ‘70s.

Dallas-Based Southwest Airlines Gets Permit For Honolulu Airport Space
KERA (Dallas/Fort Worth) - Mar 19, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has been granted a permit to operate at the Honolulu airport, state transportation officials said.

Pilot Shortage Has Airlines Scrambling
AP - Mar 19, 2018 10:43 AM (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.

Boeing Completes 737 MAX 7 First Flight
Air Transport World - Mar 19, 2018 10:36 AM (ET)
Boeing test pilots completed a 3-hour, 10 min. first flight of the 737-7, the third and smallest member of the 737 MAX family, when the aircraft landed at Boeing Field, Seattle, on March 16.

Air Canada, Air China to Conclude Partnership Talks Later This Year
Air Transport World - Mar 19, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
Air Canada is confident that joint-venture (JV) talks with Air China will be wrapped up this year, laying the groundwork for even closer cooperation between the two airlines, a top executive for the Canadian flag carrier said.

Austrian Airlines Boosts 2017 Results on Increased European Demand
Air Transport World - Mar 19, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has reported a 2017 adjusted EBIT of €94 million ($112.6 million), up 62% from €58 million in 2016. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose 55% to €101 million.

KLM Unveils Revamped A330-200 Cabin
Air Transport World - Mar 19, 2018 10:33 AM (ET)
Netherlands flag carrier KLM has revealed its first Airbus A330-200 with a completely renovated cabin, designed to improve the traveling environment for long-haul passengers. The first A330-200 to undergo the revamp operated the service from Amsterdam Schiphol, to Abu Dhabi.

SAA Promises Improvements Following Auditor General's Report
Air Transport World - Mar 19, 2018 10:33 AM (ET)
South African Airways (SAA) said it is taking “urgent steps” to address concerns raised by the country’s Auditor General (AG) in a report on the financially troubled carrier.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Temporarily Close Runway for Maintenance
Air Transport World - Mar 19, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is expected to close one of its runways for three weeks as it undertakes major maintenance and refurbishment.

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