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AAAE Chair Olivier Appoints Committee Leaders
Apr 30, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
St. Louis Lambert Completes Checkpoint Expansion
Apr 30, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
Carriers Post First-Quarter Profits
Apr 30, 2018 11:10 AM (ET)
Implementation of a Dedicated National Call Sign: Where Do We Go From Here?
Apr 30, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 30, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)

Montreal's Trudeau Airport to Get $2.5-Billion Facelift
Montreal Gazette (Canada) - Apr 30, 2018 04:47 PM (ET)
A $2.5-billion expansion is about to take flight at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Airport Says Uber Can Continue to Drop Off Passengers
Turn to 10 (Providence, R.I.) - Apr 30, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
The Rhode Island Airport Corp. on Monday sought to clarify its policy surrounding Uber at T.F. Green Airport.

TSA Finds Knife in Shampoo Bottle at Charlotte Airport
WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.) - Apr 30, 2018 03:31 PM (ET)
The TSA posted “Stabby shampoo can result in split ends” to its Instagram account with a picture of a knife security workers found in a bottle of shampoo.

The Airport Lounge, Once a Refuge, Is a Total Zoo
Wall Street Journal - Apr 30, 2018 03:30 PM (ET)
Dustin Scott didn’t mind a six-hour layover in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport. The 30-year-old was looking forward to using an airport lounge, courtesy of his Sapphire Reserve credit card.

March Marks The Busiest Month In History Of Sky Harbor International Airport
KJZZ (Phoenix) - Apr 30, 2018 01:48 PM (ET)
This March marked the busiest month in the history of Sky Harbor International Airport. Passenger numbers were 2.3 percent higher than the previous March.

Piano Placed at the Bismarck Airport to Entertain Travelers
KFYR (Bismarck, N.D.) - Apr 30, 2018 01:47 PM (ET)
A piano is at the Bismarck Airport for passengers to play while awaiting a plane.

Dinosaurs Debut at Local Airport to Promote Summer Program
WITN (Greenville, N.C.) - Apr 30, 2018 12:06 PM (ET)
Dinosaurs have stomped their way onto the scene at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville.

Worcester Regional Airport Adding Flights, But Still Operating in Red
Telegram (Worcester, Mass.) - Apr 30, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
When the Massachusetts Port Authority invited local business and government leaders to Worcester Regional Airport nearly three weeks ago, it planned for a celebration.

How to Attract Investments to Nigeria Airports
The Sun (Nigeria) - Apr 30, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
Aviation has become a catalyst for sustainable social, economic and human development, directly and indirectly supporting 6.8 million jobs and generating 72.5 billion dollars in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Power Outage Sparks Delays at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
AP - Apr 30, 2018 11:32 AM (ET)
Passengers at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport are facing long waits after a power outage temporarily knocked out its check-in systems.

Port Authority Tightens Storm Protocol at JFK Airport
Wall Street Journal - Apr 30, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
John F. Kennedy International Airport will impose new requirements on airlines and terminal operators to prevent a repeat of the days of delays and confusion endured by passengers following a January snowstorm.

Airport Security: Left of Boom
Airport Technology - Apr 30, 2018 11:30 AM (ET)
US start-up Elerts has devised an app that empowers passengers to alert authorities in a fast, accurate and safe manner if they witness an emergency or terror incident. Jerome Greer Chandler finds out how the app can be adapted for airports and whether it has the potential to change the safety and security landscape.

India Projected to Be Second Fastest Growing Nation for Passenger Traffic
Hindustan Times (India) - Apr 30, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
India has been projected to be the second fastest growing country in the world for passenger traffic by the Airports Council International (ACI) in its traffic forecasts between 2017-40.

ANA Sees 46% Profit Increase on International Revenue Growth
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings achieved another strong profit rise in its fiscal year ended March 31, driven mainly by a sharp increase in international revenue.

Airbus Posts 31% Net Profit Drop in 1Q; Cuts A330/A330neo Production
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
Airbus reported a €283 million ($349 million) net profit in the March quarter, down 31% from €409 million a year earlier. The Toulouse-based manufacturer cited supplier delays in the A320neo program as the main cause for the profit drop.

United Continental Holdings Raises Stake in Brazil's Azul to 8%
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings has boosted its stake in Azul Airlines to 8% after purchasing shares in the Brazilian company from China’s HNA Group subsidiary Hainan Airlines.

Russia's S7 Group Agrees to Buy Sukhoi's New SSJ75 Aircraft
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
Russia’s S7 Group has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) for 50 Sukhoi Superjet 75 (SSJ75) aircraft, plus 25 options. The new aircraft design, which SCAC announced in February, is a 75-seat modification of the SSJ100.

Air France Grounds One 787 Over Union Pilot Training Conflict
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:45 AM (ET)
Air France said it would be forced to ground one of its new Boeing 787 aircraft and reduce its flight frequency from Paris to Guangzhou, China over a disagreement with its main pilot union the SNPL about pilot training.

“Finally” Is All That Can Be Said About House FAA Reauthorization Bill
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
In the end, there’s not a whole lot you can say about the US House FAA reauthorization bill other than it’s done.

JAL Reports 17.5% Net Profit Drop on Deferred Taxes
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
The Japan Airlines Group’s net profit dropped 17.5% in the fiscal year ending March 31, although it saw a 2.5% rise in its operating profit for the same period.

SkyWest Fleet Transition Lifts 1Q Net Profit 56%
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
Ongoing fleet transition at SkyWest Inc. continues to drive income growth for the Utah-based parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines. The company registered a net profit of $54.4 million for the first quarter of 2018, up 56.3% compared to $34.8 million in 1Q 2017.

Spirit Posts $45 Million 1Q Loss, Cites Pilot Contract-Related Charges
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines posted a $44.9 million net loss for the first quarter of 2018, reversed from a $31.3 million net profit in 1Q 2017, as $89 million in special charges related to Spirit’s February labor agreement with its pilots impacted the net result.

US Domestic Network Lifts UPS 1Q Profit 15%
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
United Parcel Service (UPS) saw first-quarter net income rise 15% on the strength of its large US domestic network, helping offset headwinds, including weather disruptions that cost the company a chunk of profit.

China's Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Opens New Terminal
Air Transport World - Apr 30, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China Southern Airlines’ home base, has opened Terminal 2, two years later than originally planned.

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