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House Poised to Pass FAA Reauthorization Bill on Friday
Apr 26, 2018 09:56 PM (ET)
DHS Secretary Discusses Deployment of CT at Airports
Apr 26, 2018 04:23 PM (ET)
Southwest Florida International Reports March Traffic Increase
Apr 26, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
TSA to Opens PreCheck Lane at Durango-La Plata
Apr 26, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Presents FAA Technical Center Updates, Parts 1-2
Apr 26, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 26, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)

American Airlines CEO Warns That Higher Fares Are Coming
ABC News - Apr 26, 2018 12:20 PM (ET)
Rising fuel costs are eating into airline profits, dampening expectations for the rest of 2018, and setting the stage for higher fares.

China Develops AI Security Inspection Equipment
Xinhuanet (China) - Apr 26, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
China has developed AI-powered security inspection equipment that can speed up body checks and alleviate long queues at security in places such as airports.

With a Taste of Regular Order on FAA Bill, Members Want More
Roll Call (Washington) - Apr 26, 2018 10:22 AM (ET)
In the modern Congress, it’s almost unheard of for the House to vote on 100-plus amendments to a bill, as the chamber will do Thursday and Friday during debate on a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Tweed Airport Investment Plan Gains Traction
Fox 61 - Apr 26, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)
A large investment plan in Tweed Airport was the topic of discussion Wednesday night during a committee meeting at New Haven City Hall.

New Airport Terminal Behind Schedule but Drawing Praise as Economic Engine
Fox 8 (New Orleans) - Apr 26, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)
It's a few months behind schedule, but Jefferson Parish and New Orleans city leaders are pleased with the progress of the new Armstrong International Airport terminal.

Duterte Greenlights $15.3 Billion of Airport, Rail Projects
Bloomberg - Apr 26, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
A multi-billion-dollar proposal by San Miguel Corp. to build an alternative to the Philippine capital’s congested airport passed a crucial government hurdle, leading the list of approvals for more than a dozen projects.

The World's Most Environmentally Friendly Airports
Airport Technology - Apr 26, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. We locate the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and find out what elements of their design help them to offset carbon emissions.

LVIA Invites Public to Review Plans for Airport's Future
WFMZ (Allentown, Pa.) - Apr 26, 2018 10:16 AM (ET)
The Lehigh Valley International Airport has emerged from a perilous economic stretch to see a tremendous surge in cargo traffic over the last year and increases in passenger service over the last six months.

Airport Commission Eyes Bigger Runway
Kenosha (Wis.) News - Apr 26, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)
Planned runway expansion at Kenosha Regional Airport isn’t about bringing in more enormous aircraft, according to director Corey Reed.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Opens Urgent Care to Treat Travelers, Employees
Arizona Republic (Phoenix) - Apr 26, 2018 10:10 AM (ET)
The nation's first full-service urgent care located in an airport is opening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Photos, Video: Sneak Peek at New Orleans Airport's New Terminal; Mayor Landrieu Calls It 'World-Clas
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) - Apr 26, 2018 10:09 AM (ET)
New Orleans Aviation Board hosted a sneak peak of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) $ 1 billion terminal construction on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

City, County Wipe the Slate Clean on the Airport Authority Board
KLEW (Lewiston, Idaho) - Apr 26, 2018 10:08 AM (ET)
The City of Lewiston and Nez Perce County are wiping the slate clean on the airport authority board. Recent issues, including members being removed or stepping down, prompted the two entities to rethink their joint agreement establishing that board.

Airport Takes First Step for Adding Tower
Boulder City (Nev.) Review - Apr 26, 2018 10:04 AM (ET)
The Boulder City Municipal Airport was recently approved as a participant in the Federal Aviation Administration’s control tower program, meaning it could install an air traffic control tower.

Airport Authority Moves Forward on Continental Project
AL.com (Ala.) - Apr 26, 2018 10:03 AM (ET)
Action Wednesday suggests that construction may soon get under way on a $60 million aerospace industry project announced more than a year ago for Mobile.

Lowcountry Regional Airport Lands Aviation Service Business
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier - Apr 26, 2018 10:02 AM (ET)
A service provider for privately owned and corporate aircraft plans to create 36 jobs in Colleton County.

Bozeman Airport Announces JetBlue Flight to California
Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle - Apr 26, 2018 10:02 AM (ET)
Travelers looking to get to and from California will soon have another option.

Scandals and Investigations, but Few Arrests, for Air Marshals Program
New York Times - Apr 26, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
It is supposed to be a last line of defense against a Sept. 11-style attack on the United States. But a federal program that puts armed undercover guards on commercial airliners is in such disarray that it does little to deter terrorists, many of its employees say, and is being investigated by Congress.

Air Belgium Awaits Russian Overflight Permit; Delays First Flight
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
New Belgian airline, Air Belgium, said it would delay its first flight to Hong Kong from April 30 to June 3 as it has not yet received permission to fly through Russian airspace.

US Regionals Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines to Merge
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier Silver Airways finalized its purchase of San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines April 23, creating a combined fleet of 31 aircraft serving Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Financial details of the transaction were not released.

ANA A380s Feature New Cabin Options
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is configuring the cabins of its Airbus A380s with four classes and some all-new features that include a changing room, bar counters in all cabins and couch options in economy.

LOT Polish Airlines to Boost 787 Fleet to 15 by October 2019
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines will take three additional Boeing 787-9s on 12-year operational lease agreements with Irish lessor Avolon beginning next year, the Warsaw-based-carrier said April 24.

Emirates, Flydubai Expanded Partnership Has Growing Passenger Interest
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
More than 400,000 passengers took advantage of the extended partnership between Dubai-based Emirates Airline and LCC flydubai from October 2017 to March 2018, with another 250,000 planning to do so, according to flydubai.

Investment Firm to Sell 49% of Luton Airport
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
Private investment firm Ardian will divest its 49% stake in Luton Airport from its $67 billion portfolio, after reaching an agreement to sell to the shares to global investment manager AMP Capital.

Vinci Airports Acquires Interests in 12 Airports
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
French airports operator Vinci Airports has acquired a portfolio of 12 airports in Costa Rica, Sweden, the US and UK from US-based company Airports Worldwide, including 100% of Belfast International and 100% of Orlando-Sanford International.

Russia's 1Q Passenger Traffic Up 12.4%
Air Transport World - Apr 26, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 22.1 million passengers in 1Q 2018, up 12.4% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic was up 15% to 8.6 million; domestic traffic increased 10.8% to 13.5 million. Load factor fell 1.4 points YOY to 77.2%. Cargo and post traffic was down 0.9% YOY to 248,959 tonnes.

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