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Revised FAA Reauthorization Bill Reduces AIP Funding from Previous Version
Apr 13, 2018 06:22 PM (ET)
TSA Administrator Pekoske Discusses CT at Budget Hearing
Apr 13, 2018 03:49 PM (ET)
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Apr 13, 2018 02:55 PM (ET)
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Region's Congressional Delegation to Rest of Congress: Leave National Airport Alone
Washington Post - Apr 13, 2018 06:33 PM (ET)
It’s FAA reauthorization season again. Officially, this is about passing legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, but seasoned veterans know it’s also an opportunity for members to push their “special” aviation-related priorities.

Illinois Airport Adopts Unleaded Avgas
Aviation International News - Apr 13, 2018 06:32 PM (ET)
Rochelle Municipal Airport-Koritz Field is the first in Illinois to offer Swift Fuels’ UL94 unleaded avgas. While not a direct substitute for 100LL, UL94, the only commercially available unleaded aviation gasoline in the U.S., can be used as a drop-in ready replacement in approximately 65 percent of the current piston-powered aircraft fleet, specifically those with engine/airframe requirements that permit 94-or-lower motor-octane fuels.

Residents Invited To Help Plan Future Austin Airport Expansion
Patch.com - Apr 13, 2018 06:26 PM (ET)
The public is invited to participate in an upcoming public workshop on the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport master plan, officials announced.

Orlando International Airport Tops for Bomb Dogs
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Apr 13, 2018 06:25 PM (ET)
Orlando airport travelers might savor, in a way, squeaky cheeseburgers slathered in dog slobber.

San Diego Airport Management Should Stay Where It Is, Not Return to the Port
San Diego Union-Tribune - Apr 13, 2018 06:24 PM (ET)
In 2015, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher took aim at the downtown planning agency Civic San Diego and was a swipe of Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto pen away from handing its powers of development to the Democratic-majority San Diego City Council. In 2017, Gonzalez Fletcher successfully restructured the San Diego Association of Governments, a regional planning agency, for the better — establishing an independent auditor for the scandal-plagued organization — and the worse — shifting its balance of power from all cities in the region to the biggest, which favor Democrats.

MacArthur Airport: Are We There Yet?
Long Island (N.Y.) Business News - Apr 13, 2018 03:26 PM (ET)
Some embrace regional airports for the promise of easy access, fewer delays and quick security lines. Meanwhile others outright reject them, citing a limited number of direct flights from the airport.

What to Do When an Airline Changes Your Departure Airport
Conde Nast Traveler - Apr 13, 2018 03:25 PM (ET)
Set the scene: You've finished packing, it's nearly time for you to take off—mentally, you're in vacation mode. Then you go to leave for the airport, check your reservation one last time and—hold up. Your reservation says you're departing from a completely different airport than the one you booked, and with traffic, you're going to be cutting it close. Can airlines really do this?

Airport Janitorial Contract Set to Go to Firm With Recent Complaints, Union Warns
Riverfront Times (St. Louis) - Apr 13, 2018 03:24 PM (ET)
St. Louis is poised to award a janitorial services contract for St. Louis Lambert International Airport to a firm that in recent years has drawn attention from both the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board, records show.

Expansion at Sea-Tac Airport to Add 8 New Gates, Leaders Say
KIRO (Seattle) - Apr 13, 2018 03:23 PM (ET)
As construction to improve Sea-Tac International Airport continues, airport officials showed Friday how far along they are with the expansion and renovation of the North Satellite terminal.

Detroit's Old City Airport Crumbles; Can It Be Revived?
USA Today - Apr 13, 2018 03:21 PM (ET)
The City of Detroit recently turned down a $4-million offer from private investors to build a modern terminal and hangars at the long-neglected Coleman A. Young International Airport as Mayor Mike Duggan's team raised the idea of closing the airfield permanently.

Report Finds Global Aviation Industry Strong
Transportation Today - Apr 13, 2018 03:21 PM (ET)
Investment and growth in airports globally has spiked as the economy recovers, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Airport Economics Report.

Changi Airport Group Awards Architectural and Engineering Contracts for Terminal 5
Straits Times (Singapore) - Apr 13, 2018 03:19 PM (ET)
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has selected the firms that will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the development of Terminal 5 (T5).

Lightning Strike Forces Plane Headed to Detroit Metro Airport to Turn Around
ClickonDetriot.com (Detroit) - Apr 13, 2018 03:17 PM (ET)
A Delta flight on its way to Detroit Metro Airport was forced to turn back to Buffalo after the plane was struck by lightning Thursday.

Norway's Widerøe Looks South with New Embraer E190 E2s
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe is likely to expand its new fleet of Embraer E2 regional jets with a mix of models, the airline’s CEO said April 12. Widerøe is lead customer for the first model in the three-aircraft range, the E190 E2.

IAG Acquires 4.61% Stake in Norwegian in 'Attractive Investment'
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) acquired a 4.61% stake in LCC Norwegian, a move that could see it take full control later.

Air Tahiti Nui to Debut Boeing 787 in November
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
Air Tahiti Nui is preparing to inaugurate its Boeing 787s in early November, which will also mark the introduction of its new cabin configuration.

BOC Aviation Signed 14 Leases in 1Q; to Deliver 54 Aircraft in 2018
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation delivered six aircraft to five customers and signed 14 lease commitments over the first quarter of 2018, the company said April 11.

Intelligent Cabin Project Gains Support by German Government
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
A three-year project co-initiated by Etihad Airways Engineering and Boeing aims to make an aircraft cabin smarter by networking its components—seats, galleys, lavatories and baggage bins.

Flexible Interiors Yet to Gain Traction
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
Panelists speaking at the Passenger Experience Conference in Hamburg believe there is a future for flexible aircraft interiors, although airline take-up to date has been minimal.

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