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Los Angeles Implements 'Smart Restroom' Program
Apr 09, 2018 11:46 AM (ET)
Mac McCall, A.A.E., Named to Glendale Advisory Commission
Apr 09, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
DOT Tentatively Awards Route Authority to Cuba
Apr 09, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Digicast Presents FAA Headquarters Updates
Apr 09, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 09, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)

Man Arrested for Bringing Loaded Gun to BWI Marshall Airport Security Checkpoint
WTOP (Washington) - Apr 09, 2018 05:55 PM (ET)
Police arrested a man who brought a loaded handgun to BWI Marshall Airport over the weekend.

India Poised for Massive Aviation Growth, Airports Body Predicts
Travel Weekly (U.K.) - Apr 09, 2018 05:41 PM (ET)
India will grow to represent the world’s third largest aviation market for passenger throughput after the US and China by 2020, according to the Airports Council International.

How to Get Through Airport Security More Easily If Your Kids Have Special Needs
Lifehacker.com - Apr 09, 2018 05:01 PM (ET)
Flying almost always comes with some anxiety, but for parents traveling with kids with special needs such as autism, the mere thought of navigating the sensory hurricane that is a busy airport can be terrifying.

Hyderabad Airport Converts Airfield Ground Lighting Signage to LED
Hans India (India) - Apr 09, 2018 02:13 PM (ET)
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has announced that in line with its commitment to be 100% LED airport, it has completed the project of converting entire Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) signage from CFL (Compact fluorescent lamp) to LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps.

Top 20 Cargo Airports in 2017
CargoFacts.com - Apr 09, 2018 02:12 PM (ET)
According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2017 was up 7.9% over 2016 to about 118 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 9.9% to about 73 million tonnes, accounting for 62% of the total volume.

Strike Threat as Prestwick Airport Pay Talks Break Down
BBC News (U.K.) - Apr 09, 2018 02:11 PM (ET)
Pay talks between staff unions and Prestwick Airport have broken down, with workers to be consulted on the possibility of industrial action.

FAA: Plane Lands on South Carolina Beach to Take Pictures
AP - Apr 09, 2018 01:33 PM (ET)
Local and federal officials say a single-engine airplane landed on a South Carolina beach so the pilot could take a picture.

American Airlines Will Fly Out of Worcester Regional Airport; Daily Flights to Philadelphia
Telegram (Worcester, Mass.) - Apr 09, 2018 01:05 PM (ET)
American Airlines will launch daily flights to Philadelphia from Worcester Regional Airport on Oct. 4, an expansion that will give area travelers a link to a major airport hub.

The World's Emptiest Airport Is a Red Flag
NextCity.org - Apr 09, 2018 01:04 PM (ET)
In a remote corner of Sri Lanka, China built billions of dollars of high-end infrastructure that now sits virtually abandoned. Was that the plan all along?

Springfield City Council Could Approve Airport Task Force
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Apr 09, 2018 01:03 PM (ET)
The Springfield-Branson National Airport makes a $400 million impact on the local community each year, according to recent state numbers. Springfield City Council is trying to see how to best maximize that economic impact.

Bristol Airport Parking Firm 'Fails to Return Cars'
BBC News (U.K.) - Apr 09, 2018 01:02 PM (ET)
Dozens of travellers returning to Bristol Airport were left stranded after a meet-and-greet parking company failed to return their cars.

BWI's Operator Refutes Howard County's Claim on Airport Noise Data
Baltimore Sun - Apr 09, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
In the latest salvo in the battle between Howard County and Baltimore Washington International Airport, the county’s solicitor is challenging the airport’s draft environmental assessment, published ahead of planned renovations, as “legally insufficient” and is calling for a full environmental impact study.

German Public Sector Strikes to Hit Air Travel on Tuesday
Reuters - Apr 09, 2018 12:59 PM (ET)
German public sector workers will extend strikes to airports across the country, labor union Verdi said on Monday, predicting flight disruption as it seeks to increase pressure in pay talks.

New York's JFK Booted Out of World's Top 20 Busiest Airports
Bloomberg - Apr 09, 2018 12:56 PM (ET)
New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is no longer ranked among the 20 busiest in the world, thanks to the rush in Asia.

The World's Busiest Airport Revealed
CNN - Apr 09, 2018 12:56 PM (ET)
It's not just you: Airports really are getting busier.

French Authorities Evacuate Abandoned Airport Site, Clash with Activists
France 24 (France) - Apr 09, 2018 12:55 PM (ET)
French police fired teargas and stun grenades, and were pelted with stones during a dawn swoop to clear eco-activists and anarchists from a site in western France that had been planned as a new airport.

Toddler Hit by Oxygen Tank on American Airlines Flight at DFW Airport
Star-Telegram (Dallas) - Apr 09, 2018 12:54 PM (ET)
American Airlines is investigating after a 1-year-old boy was hit in the head by an oxygen tank that fell from the ceiling during a flight to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

Brownsville/SPI Airport Project Advances
Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas) - Apr 09, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
The project to build a new terminal at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has reached a major milestone.

American Orders 47 787s, Cancels A350 Order
Air Transport World - Apr 09, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
American Airlines announced April 6 it is ordering 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and canceling its order for 22 Airbus A350s. The oneworld airline is also deferring delivery of 40 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbodies.

Nordica 1Q Passenger Traffic Up 17%, Forecasts Strong Growth
Air Transport World - Apr 09, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
Estonia’s national airline Nordica transported 125,000 passengers in the 2018 first quarter, up 17% compared to the year-ago quarter. The state-owned carrier said that—based on strong ticket sales for summer destinations—further growth is expected.

India's Vistara Prepares for International Services
Air Transport World - Apr 09, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
Indian full-service domestic airline Vistara has taken delivery of its 20th aircraft, passing the Indian government’s threshold for an airline to operate internationally, which is planned for later this year.

Air China Opens Fifth Freedom Houston-Panama Route
Air Transport World - Apr 09, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
Beijing-based Air China exercised its fifth freedom rights with an April 5 inaugural flight of its first direct Beijing-Panama City route—via Houston, Texas—after receiving approval from the US Department of Transportation.

Gulf Air Reveals New Branding, Prepares for First 787
Air Transport World - Apr 09, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air expects to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 by the end of this month, the airline said April 6, as it unveiled the first look at its new branding.

Philippine Airlines to Use A350s on Long-Haul Routes
Air Transport World - Apr 09, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
Philippine Airlines (PAL), which expects the first of six Airbus A350-900s to be delivered by the second half of June, plans to deploy the new aircraft on long-haul routes later this year.

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