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Lawmakers Strike Deal on $1 Trillion FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
May 01, 2017 02:23 PM (ET)
House, Senate Committees to Hold Hearings on Airline Customer Service
May 01, 2017 02:22 PM (ET)
Fitch Rating Affirms Jackson Municipal Airport Bonds
May 01, 2017 02:21 PM (ET)
Tulsa International Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
May 01, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition Starting Soon
May 01, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
How to Accurately Document Training at Your Airport
May 01, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)

Delta Pilot Cleared After Striking Female During Passenger Fight
UPI - May 01, 2017 06:11 PM (ET)
Delta returned a pilot to work after investigating an incident captured on cellphone video where he strikes one of two women involved in a fight on a jetway as they exit a plane.

The Ever Expanding Keflavik Airport
Iceland Monitor (Iceland) - May 01, 2017 05:51 PM (ET)
Keflavik international Airport has been expanded many times since it was built in 1987 and is today three times bigger than it was back then. Many thought the original size was outrageously ambitious.

New Park-and-Wait Lot Coming to Salt Lake City Airport; Will Offer Gas, Food
Salt Lake Tribune - May 01, 2017 05:51 PM (ET)
A new, larger park-and-wait lot is scheduled to open at Salt Lake City International Airport on June 1 — and, later this year, it will even have its own gas station and convenience store.

Lyft, Albany Airport to Negotiate Ride-Sharing Access
Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) - May 01, 2017 04:09 PM (ET)
Lyft has reached out to the Albany County Airport Authority, seeking to begin service there now that ride-sharing is about to become legal across New York state.

Airport Officials Take Wait-and-See Attitude on Budget Threat
Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.) - May 01, 2017 02:40 PM (ET)
Greenbrier Valley Airport officials have adopted a neutral posture regarding the Trump administration’s proposal to slash transportation spending by 13 percent, a move that would likely include privatization of the Contract Tower Program and elimination of Essential Air Service subsidies.

Sharjah Airport Passenger Numbers Up 2% in Q1 2017
Khaleej Times (UAE) - May 01, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
Sharjah International Airport achieved a growth of two per cent in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2017. The total number of passengers that passed through Sharjah International Airport in the first quarter of 2017 grew to 2.741 million, up from 2.687 million passengers during the corresponding period in 2016.

The Sky's the Limit: Teterboro Airport Developer's Top-Flight Career
NorthJersey.com (N.J.) - May 01, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
The origin of the phrase “to fly by the seat of one’s pants” dates back to the 1930s, when airplanes had few navigation aids and flying was accomplished by means of the pilot’s judgment, though over time its meaning has broadened to describe any person who relies on instinct to improvise a course of action.

Birds of Prey Keep Air Travellers Safe at T.O.'s Airport
Toronto Sun (Canada) - May 01, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
Bullet is far from his tundra home but soars over the fields of Toronto’s largest airport keeping the skies safe for human fliers.

Paulding Airport Becoming Popular Film Location
West Georgia Neighbor (Atlanta) - May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
Paulding's airport is fast becoming a popular location for a commonplace activity in Georgia — film production.

Rex Warns 457 Visa Shake-Up Could Lead to Regional Pilot Shortage
Central Western Daily (Australia) - May 01, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Regional Express (Rex) has warned the federal government its ruling on professional work visas could gravely affect air services to regional Australia, possibly including Orange.

Chennai Airport Goes 'Silent' from Today
Times of India - May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Passengers heading into the city airport's domestic terminal will from on Monday have to depend on signs at the facility and SMSs that airlines send them, with Airports Authority of India (AAI) making it a silent airport like those that meet international standards.

Cell Tower Opposed by Airport Patrons at Stroudsburg-Pocono
Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, Pa.) - May 01, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
A plan to put a new cell tower in Smithfield Township faces opposition from flyers of a nearby airfield. Verizon Wireless wants to build near the Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport, but a number of pilots who frequent that airspace say it would put helicopters, planes and parachutists at risk.

Fairmont Airport Is Vital to Area
Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel - May 01, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
If you are one of those people who thinks the Fairmont Municipal Airport has minimal value because it doesn’t handle commercial airline traffic, prepare to be educated.

Wyoming Airline Behind on Lease Payments to Cheyenne Airport
Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune - May 01, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
A Wyoming-based airline is behind in lease payments for its company headquarters at Cheyenne Regional Airport by about $80,000.

Night-Time Curfew for New Sydney Airport Should Be 'Dead and Buried': Ayres
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - May 01, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
The idea of placing an overnight curfew on flights at Sydney's new $6 billion-plus airport at Badgerys Creek should be "dead and buried", Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres says.

Dane County Airport Wins Award for Food Program
WISC (Madison, Wis.) - May 01, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
The Dane County Regional Airport has been recognized as having some of the best airport food in the country.

Larger Planes Set to Arrive at Manhattan Regional Airport Next Friday
WIBW (Topeka, Kan.) - May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Starting next Friday, Manhattan Regional Airport will begin issuing daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth with its largest jets to date.

Airport Sees Passenger Traffic Growth Slow
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Passenger traffic through Thailand's six main airports grew at a slower rate in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year.

Passenger Plane at Heathrow Airport Came Close to Hitting Two Drones, Says Report
Firstpost (India) - May 01, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
A passenger jet approaching Heathrow Airport was involved in a near-miss incident with two drones, the first such recorded instance in the UK. Scotland Yard was informed after the incident in November last year, but the drones' operators have not been found, a report by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said this week.

Plane Lands at Florida Airport After Losing Wheel Mid-Flight
9 News (Australia) - May 01, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
A small plane has been filmed making a dramatic emergency landing at a Florida airport after losing a wheel in the air.

$10 Million Pledge to Explore Rail Link to Melbourne Airport
The Age (Australia) - May 01, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
A proposal to build a rail line to Melbourne Airport through a public-private partnership will receive $10 million in next week's state budget.

County Airports Expect Little Impact from Air Traffic Privatization
Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio) - May 01, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
John Williams, owner of Germack Airport in Geneva, said he feels taking government out of the federally-controlled air traffic network will ultimately create more economic efficiency in the long term.

Nevada Feels Nationwide Shortage of Airline Pilots
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 01, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
A pilot shortage threatens Las Vegas’ place in the world as an air travel hub.

FAA Tests Space-Based ADS-B
General Aviation News - May 01, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
Aireon and the FAA recently completed a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit.

Pilots School ATC Trainees
General Aviation News - May 01, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
A Cessna 162 Skycatcher appeared to be slowly floating right to left across my windscreen directly in front of me, half a wingspan above me, about 40 feet away.

SWISS, Austrian and Lufthansa Abolish Two-Persons-in-the-Cockpit Rule
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group subsidiaries Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa will abolish a rule requiring two people in the cockpit, effective May 1.

Ilyushin Finance Firms One Bombardier Q400 for Jambojet
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Moscow-based lessor Ilyushin Finance (IFC) has converted a Bombardier Q400 option into a firm order, taking its order to two of the type, to be placed with Kenya Airways low-cost subsidiary Jambojet.

Airberlin Posts Record Loss for 2016
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Airberlin has reported a €781.9 million loss ($824 million) in 2016, deepened from a €446.6 million loss in the year-ago period.

Southwest 1Q Net Profit Down 32% Despite Record Revenue
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines posted 2017 first-quarter net income of $351 million, down 31.6% from a net profit of $513 million in the 2016 March quarter, even as the Dallas-based carrier generated record first-quarter revenue of $4.9 billion, up 1.2% year-over-year (YOY).

Spirit 1Q Net Profit Down 48%, But Touts Operational Improvement
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines reported a first-quarter net profit of $31.9 million, down 48.4% from net income of $61.9 million in the prior-year period, but the Fort Lauderdale-based airline believes it is on the upswing.

UPS Posts $1.2 Billion 1Q Net Profit as B2C and B2B Deliveries Rise
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
United Parcel Service (UPS) posted a $1.2 billion net profit for the first quarter of 2017, up 2.4% from net income of $1.1 billion in 1Q 2016, on a 6.2% year-over-year rise in total company revenue to $15.3 billion.

Oman Air Losses Deepen in 2016
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Oman Air recorded a sharp deterioration in its financial position in 2016, making a net loss of RO129.8 million ($337.1 million) compared to RO86.3 million in 2015. Full-year revenue was up 1% at RO4.73 billion.

Africa's RwandAir Replaces CEO, Launches London Gatwick Services
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
RwandAir named Chance Ndagano as acting CEO, who replaced John Mirenge April 10. Ndagano is reportedly a former judge at the military tribunal.

Japan Air Commuter Launches ATR Operations
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Japan Air Commuter (JAC)—a Japan Airlines subsidiary—launched its first ATR 42-600 flight April 26 on service from Kagoshima to Yakushima.

Russia's Irkut Corp. Posts $20.1 Million Net Income for 2016
Air Transport World - May 01, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corp. reported a 2016 net income of RUB1.2 billion ($20 million), reversed from a RUB2.3 billion net loss in the year-ago period. Revenue for the year rose 28.8% to RUB108 billion.

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