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Sen. Shelby Selected as New Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee
Apr 10, 2018 05:26 PM (ET)
Tucson Airports Contribute $7.4 Billion Annually to Economy
Apr 10, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand, United to Increase Auckland Services
Apr 10, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Congratulations to Our Newly Accredited Airport Executive
Apr 10, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Basic ASOS School in Wisconsin
Apr 10, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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U.S. Dethroned As 'Busiest Skies' Capital Of World
Financial Advisor Magazine - Apr 10, 2018 05:40 PM (ET)
U.S. airports used to be the busiest in the world, but passenger air travel in Asia has exploded in recent years, to some extent dwarfing traffic in the west, according to a new report.

Pocatello Airport Manager Retiring
KPVI (Pocatello, Idaho) - Apr 10, 2018 05:39 PM (ET)
The man in the pilot seat at the Pocatello Regional Airport is retiring.

ATP Places Repeat Mega Order for Piper Archers
Aviation International News - Apr 10, 2018 05:37 PM (ET)
ATP Flight School placed a second order for 100 Piper Archer TXs on Tuesday at Sun ‘’n‘ Fun 2018. This is a follow-on order from ATP following its April 2013 commitment for 15 of the Piper piston-single trainers, with options for 85 more. Over the past five years, ATP has consistently exercised all of its options and taken delivery of Piper Archers each year, with the remainder of the first 100 to be delivered by October. It is now the largest Piper fleet operator in the world.

Wayman Aviation Academy Adds Two Diesel Models to Fleet
Aviation International News - Apr 10, 2018 05:36 PM (ET)
Wayman Aviation Academy has added two diesel Cessna C172 jet-A-burning models, bringing its fleet to 33 aircraft, the training provider announced this week at Sun ’n‘ Fun. The Florida-based Part 141 flight training provider decided to incorporate more diesel aircraft into its fleet because of the benefits such engines provide.

NTSB: Six Confirmed Dead in Scottsdale, Arizona Crash of Plane Headed to Vegas
ABC 15 (Phoenix) - Apr 10, 2018 05:35 PM (ET)
Six people are confirmed dead after a plane crash in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday night.

Airport Traffic Smashes Previous Spring Break Record
BusinessObserverFL.com (Sarasota, Fla.) - Apr 10, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
March 2018 was the busiest month in the history of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), which experienced a 15% increase in passenger traffic over March 2017.

This Airline Is About to Shrink the Size of Carry-on Bags Allowed on Board
Travel & Leisure - Apr 10, 2018 12:52 PM (ET)
In a few months, Alaska Airlines passengers may have to downsize. The airline is decreasing the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on baggage.

Beverly Airport Manager Resigns
Salem News (Beverly, Mass.) - Apr 10, 2018 12:51 PM (ET)
Bob Snuck, the manager of Beverly Regional Airport, has resigned after just over a year on the job.

Screening Snacks May Be Part Of Stricter Airport Security
CBS Denver - Apr 10, 2018 12:50 PM (ET)
Be prepared to pull out your pretzels or show your sandwich when you go through security at Denver International Airport.

Dutch Firm Challenges Rival's Airport Contract
The Times (U.K.) - Apr 10, 2018 12:49 PM (ET)
A Dutch company’s challenge against Dublin Airport’s decision to award a €50 million contract for electronics stores to another company has been admitted to the commercial court list.

Pilots Behind Amazon, DHL Delivery to Protest at CVG Airport, Say Service at Risk
Cincinnati.com - Apr 10, 2018 12:48 PM (ET)
Pilots flying for Amazon and DHL contractors are protesting drawn-out contract negotiations they say risk service disruptions in the future.

Makeshift City Pops Up at Lakeland Airport for Annual Sun 'n Fun
News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.) - Apr 10, 2018 12:47 PM (ET)
Thousands of pilots are parking their planes in grassy fields along Lakeland Linder Regional Airport’s runways for the 44th annual Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, one of the largest events of this type in the country.

Longmont City Council to Review Municipal Airport's Annual Report
Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) - Apr 10, 2018 12:47 PM (ET)
The City Council on Tuesday night is to review the 2017 annual report about accomplishments and activities at Vance Brand Municipal Airport.

Shreveport Regional Airport Hires Private Advertising Firm to Win Back Business
KTBS (Shreveport, La.) - Apr 10, 2018 12:45 PM (ET)
A third-party advertising company will work with the marketing team at Shreveport Regional Airport to launch a campaign, in hopes of encouraging passengers to fly from the local airport.

An Entire Airport Terminal is Being Auctioned Off
Lonely Planet - Apr 10, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
If your taste is home decor is somewhat unique – or if you’re just an aviation enthusiast – this unusual auction is bound to get you excited. The entire contents of Heathrow airport’s Terminal 1 are being sold off.

JetBlue Beauty Who Ditched Coke at Airport to Be Released
New York Post - Apr 10, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
A former JetBlue flight attendant who ran from security after ditching 60 pounds of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to time served.

Lufthansa Cancels 800 Flights Tuesday in German Airport Strikes
Phys.org - Apr 10, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
German airline giant Lufthansa said it will cancel "more than 800" flights Tuesday as public-sector workers walk out on strike for more pay, hobbling major airports like Frankfurt.

East Palo Alto Felon Gets 60 Years for Crash That Killed San Jose Airport Workers
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Apr 10, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
An East Palo Alto man has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for fleeing police and causing a crash nearly five years ago that killed two women heading to work at Mineta San Jose International Airport, authorities said.

Air New Zealand Boosts Network to Replace Virgin Australia Alliance
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand is moving quickly to add services to Australia following the breakup of its partnership with Virgin Australia.

IATA: February Passenger Traffic Rebounds on Strong Economic Backdrop
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Global passenger traffic increased 7.6% in February, resuming the upward momentum of 2017 after a January slowdown affected by the later timing of the Lunar New Year, according to IATA’s latest Air Passenger Market Analysis.

Seating Manufacturer Adient Waiting on Approvals for Boeing JV
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
Car seating specialist Adient is waiting on regulatory approvals so it can begin its aircraft seating joint venture (JV) with Boeing.

LATAM Works to Avert LAN Express Cabin Crew Strike
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Santiago-based LATAM Airlines Group management has reportedly offered a last-minute concession to the cabin crew union of its subsidiary LAN Express, in an effort to stave off a strike action called by the union for Tuesday April 10.

Court Decision Could Spur US Maintenance Manual Fight
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
A US court ruling has determined FAA is not obligated to force an aerospace manufacturer to supply maintenance instructions to a repair station, potentially kicking off a new round of debates between manufacturers and repair stations over so-called instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA).

Hi Fly Takes A330-900 from Air Lease Corp.
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Portuguese wet lease specialist Hi Fly signed up with Air Lease Corp. (ALC) for a medium-term lease of one Airbus A330-900, kickstarting the carrier’s fleet modernization.

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