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Orlando Airport to Fully Deploy Biometric System
Apr 24, 2018 05:09 PM (ET)
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Apr 24, 2018 08:32 AM (ET)
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Apr 24, 2018 08:32 AM (ET)
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How The Airline Industry Is Reacting To A Pilot Shortage
WBUR (Boston) - Apr 24, 2018 05:24 PM (ET)
Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Airlines pilot who safely landed a plane last week after a midair explosion, received high praise for her calm reaction to the emergency. But in an industry facing severe pilot shortage, will there be enough people to follow in her footsteps?

Wisconsin Airline Looks to Bring Jobs to Dayton Airport
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Apr 24, 2018 05:09 PM (ET)
Air Wisconsin Airlines proposes relocating and expanding its aircraft maintenance operations at the Dayton International Airport, which would bring new jobs and generate $3.4 million in new payroll.

Pittsburgh Airport To Add 'Sensory Room' For Travelers With Autism
WESA (Pittsburgh) - Apr 24, 2018 05:08 PM (ET)
Pittsburgh International Airport is planning to add a calming room for people with autism in the Airside Terminal.

Orlando Airport to Seek Car Rental Companies for New Terminal
Orlando (Fla.) Business Journal - Apr 24, 2018 05:07 PM (ET)
Although OIA's new south terminal is still under construction, airport leaders already are looking to fill this future need.

Australian Fund Lands Luton Airport Deal
Financial News (U.K.) - Apr 24, 2018 05:06 PM (ET)
Australian infrastructure fund AMP Capital has bought almost half of Luton Airport, the UK's fifth-largest, marking a vote of confidence in the post-Brexit performance of London's economy.

American Airlines Targets Training, Financing for Student Pilots
Bloomberg - Apr 24, 2018 05:05 PM (ET)
American Airlines has kicked off a training and financing program for would-be pilots, extending efforts to address a looming shortage of aviators.

Yeager Airport Recharges Plan to Go Off the Grid with Solar Power
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Apr 24, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
A plan to develop a solar energy project at Charleston’s Yeager Airport large enough to cover its $250,000-plus annual power bill may soon see the light of day, after being put on hold while airport officials focused on rebuilding the safety overrun area that collapsed in March 2015.

Alliance Airport in Texas Expands Runways to Attract More Cargo Firms
Transport Topics - Apr 24, 2018 09:58 AM (ET)
The long-awaited extension of two runways at Alliance Airport is complete, clearing the way for the north Fort Worth’s privately run cargo airfield to expand its services to include companies wishing to ship freight as far away as Europe.

Airlines Apprised of New Air Terminal in Missoula
Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.) - Apr 24, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
The timeline and ultimate cost of a bigger, more secure and modern passenger terminal at Missoula International Airport are still moving targets.

Final Piece of Runway Improvement Project Underway at Charlottetown Airport This Week
The Guardian (Canada) - Apr 24, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
The Charlottetown Airport Authority started work on the rehabilitation of one of its runways last week.

Baton Rouge Officials Set Summer Hire Date for New Airport Director
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) - Apr 24, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
Baton Rouge is scheduled to hire a new director of the Metro Airport on Aug. 8 following the resignation of its temporary leader.

Myrtle Beach Academy of Aviation Training Aspiring Pilots During Pilot Shortage
WMBF (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Apr 24, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)
The Myrtle Beach Academy of Aviation is a school where people can learn how to fly planes, become flight instructors and even become commercial pilots.

Delta Announces Two New Flights from GSP to NYC's LaGuardia Airport
Upstate Business Journal (Greenville, S.C.) - Apr 24, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)
Growth at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) continues.

Aerial Artists Bring Wonder and Awe to San Diego International Airport
Lonely Planet - Apr 24, 2018 08:47 AM (ET)
While it’s true that airports are the hub of flights, take-offs of another nature are taking place in the heart of the airport bustle. San Diego International Airport is the first national airport in the US to start a performing arts residency program.

Roanoke Airport Traffic Increases, Officials Still Seek More Flights
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - Apr 24, 2018 08:46 AM (ET)
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport officials are happy to report that more people continue to fly in and out of the Star City and they hope the news can lead to more flights and cheaper prices. They said Monday that there was another increase in traffic in March, which keeps the airport on a two-plus-year trend of growth.

29 Southwest Flights Cancelled At Midway Airport
CBS Chicago - Apr 24, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines is cancelling dozens of flights nationwide Monday for mandatory FAA inspections.

Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long-Range Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:39 AM (ET)
The Airbus A350-900 ULR (ultra long-range) made its first flight on April 23, starting a short flight test program ahead of its first delivery in the second half of 2018.

Two Air New Zealand 787s Grounded After Engine Inspections
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:38 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand grounded two of its Boeing 787-9s April 21 for what could be an extended period after some of the 787 fleet’s engines failed inspections directed by safety regulators.

Air France Strikes Continue to Impact Operations
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:38 AM (ET)
Air France said it expected to operate almost 75% of its flights on April 24 as strikes over pay continue.

EU Regulator Investigates Alitalia State Loan
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:37 AM (ET)
The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Italy’s €900 million ($1.1 billion) bridge loan to flag carrier Alitalia constituted state aid and whether it complied with European Union (EU) rules for aid to companies in difficulty.

Interview: LaudaMotion CEO Returns to Airline Race Track
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:36 AM (ET)
Formula 1 racing triple world champion Niki Lauda has been involved in the airline business since 1979.

Hainan Airlines Continues to Expand International Services
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:35 AM (ET)
China’s Hainan Airlines plans to open at least 40 international services from Hainan by the end of 2022 as China implements a new national policy for building Hainan as a free trade port.

Prescott City Officials Pull Boutique Airlines Endorsement
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:34 AM (ET)
Prescott, Arizona city officials have told the US Department of Transportation (DOT) they no longer support a bid from Boutique Airlines to provide short-term air service after US regional Great Lakes Airlines abruptly ceased passenger flight operations March 26. The move came after receiving input from the community.

EASA Re-Elects Patrick Ky as Executive Director
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:34 AM (ET)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has unanimously re-elected Patrick Ky as executive director for a second term of five years.

Frontier, Trans States Airlines Agree to New Pilot Flow Program
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
Denver-based Frontier Airlines has agreed to a flow-through program for Trans States Airlines (TSA) pilots, giving the mainline carrier feed for its aggressive expansion plans, while the regional carrier gets a benefit to help it attract more pilot applicants.

Egypt's Nile Air Preparing for IPO
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
Privately owned Egyptian carrier Nile Air is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) later in 2018.

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