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Alfonso Denson, A.A.E., Honored With AAAE Distinguished Service Award
May 02, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
Following Incidents, Airline Officials Grilled About Customer Service at House He
May 02, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
Michael Baker International Uses UAS to Inspect Atlanta Runway
May 02, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
DOT IG to Investigate FAA Grant Disbursements, Implementation of eInvoicing
May 02, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Participate in the AAAE Foundation Silent Auction
May 02, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
May 02, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)

Tulsa International Airport Gets Facelift With Local Twist
News on 6 (Tulsa, Okla.) - May 02, 2017 04:58 PM (ET)
Tulsa International Airport is getting a facelift but with a local twist. Travelers began seeing changes in the kinds of businesses and restaurants at TIA on May 1.

BTR Airport Wants to Detour Busy Plank Road
WBRZ (Baton Rouge, La.) - May 02, 2017 04:57 PM (ET)
There's part of Plank Road that's just a few hundred feet from the end of an airport runway and the Baton Rouge airport says it's just not safe. The company wants to detour the busy road.

'All Clear' Given After Bomb Squad Called to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
WKYC (Cleveland) - May 02, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
Officials have given the "all clear" after Cleveland Police closed the entrance to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport due to an unattended bag found on the sidewalk about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

U.S. Issues Travel Alert for Europe, Citing Threat of Terrorist Attacks
Reuters - May 02, 2017 01:51 PM (ET)
The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent.

The Story Behind the Honolulu Airport's New Name
KITV (Hawaii) - May 02, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Honolulu's busiest airport has been renamed after one of the state's late senators.

FAA Releases Study on Drone Collision Hazards
General Aviation News - May 02, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
What would happen if a drone hits a person on the ground? What’s the risk of serious injury?

Tourism Hits Record Numbers: Airlines Prepare for Pilot Shortage
3 News (Las Vegas) - May 02, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
This past March was the busiest month on record at McCarran International Airport. As tourism flourishes in Las Vegas, dwindling pilot numbers have airlines taking precautions.

New Policy Would Bar Local Airport Staff from Forcibly Removing Passengers
Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) - May 02, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport security staff would be barred from forcibly removing passengers from overbooked flights under a new policy the facility’s governing body will consider.

Old McCarran Airport Tower Meets a $1.99M Demise
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 02, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Just like everything else considered outdated in Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport’s former air traffic control tower is pegged for demolition.

Small Plane Makes Rough Landing At Lakewood Airport
CBS New York - May 02, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
A two people were miraculously unhurt after a small plane made a rough landing at an Ocean County airport Monday afternoon.

Record Las Vegas Tourism Numbers Threatened by Dwindling Airline Pilot Supply
Casino.org - May 02, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Isn’t it ironic: while visitors are flocking to Las Vegas in record numbers, that upswing could be affected if an airline pilot shortage, spurred by major changes in the commercial carrier industry and diminishing military training to supply captains, is not corrected in the coming years. In fact, the problem is so dire that no one in the gambling mecca’s marketing arm is sneezing at its potential impact.

If You're Looking for a Ride to Fresno's Airport, Uber Can't Get You There Anymore
Fresno (Calif.) Bee - May 02, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Airline passengers who have used Uber to get them to or from Fresno Yosemite International Airport will have to find a new ride.

Sydney Airport Rejects Offer To Run Second Airport, Australian Government Goes It Alone
Barron's - May 02, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
Shares in Sydney Airport (SYD.AU) are slightly weaker in early trade after the company said it wasn't interested in developing and operating a new AUD5 billion Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

With Redding Gone, 4 Top Chicago Airport Security Jobs Now Vacant
Chicago Sun-Times - May 02, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Four of Chicago’s top airport security jobs are now vacant — a void that raises even more questions about the state of security at O’Hare and Midway airports.

Danville Regional Airport FBO Could Soon Be Under New Management
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - May 02, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Elizabeth Rembold and her husband are the third generation of their family to run General Aviation, the company that manages Danville Regional Airport FBO.

Toronto Flights Return to Memphis Airport
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - May 02, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
Air Canada’s new Toronto service put "international" back in the Memphis airport Monday.

US Regional Republic Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, parent of Republic Airline, has emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring, effective April 30. Republic said it will be closely held by certain unsecured creditors as outlined in its court-approved plan of reorganization.

Finnair Halves 1Q Loss to $8.7 Million
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
Finnair has reported an €8 million ($8.7 million) first-quarter net loss, narrowed 46.9% from a €15.1 million loss in the year-ago period.

Aeromexico Posts $13.8 Million Net Loss in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
Grupo Aeromexico reported a MXP258 million ($13.8 million) net loss in the 2017 first quarter, reversed from a MXP161 million net profit in the year-ago quarter.

Aeroflot 777 Hits Turbulence, Injuring More Than 20 Passengers
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
An Aeroflot Boeing 777, en route from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Bangkok, encountered turbulence 40 minutes before landing at Bangkok International Airport May 1, injuring more than 20 out of 313 passengers.

WestJet Names CEO for New ULCC
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet has appointed Bob Cummings as EVP of its yet-to-be-named ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), which will launch late in 2017 or early 2018 with an initial fleet of 10 “high-density” Boeing 737-800s.

Canada's WestJet Receives IATA NDC Certification
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
Calgary-based low-cost carrier (LCC) WestJet said it has become the first Canadian airline to receive IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) level 2 certification, confirming the LCC’s ability to send and receive NDC messages.

India's Alliance Air to Lease 10 ATRs from DAE
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
UAE-based lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) signed long-term lease agreements May 1 for 10 ATR 72-600 regional turboprops with Air India regional subsidiary Alliance Air.

Most Chinese Carriers Report 1Q Profit Declines on Rising Fuel Costs
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
Most Chinese carriers are reporting declines in first-quarter net profits because of rising fuel expenses that collectively increased 40%-50%.

Zodiac CEO's Future in Doubt After $13 Million 1H Loss
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
French aircraft equipment manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace—which is being acquired by Safran—has posted a €12 million ($13.1 million) interim operating loss, triggering CEO Olivier Zarrouati to offer his position.

Swedish Cargo Carrier West Atlantic Eyes Opportunities Outside Europe
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
Sweden-based cargo airline West Atlantic is to seek new business outside its traditional Western European area of operations, as it reported an increased net loss of SEK81.8 million ($9.3 million) for 2016, compared to a loss of SEK49.6 million in 2015.

Embraer Teams with Uber to Explore Development of Flying Cars
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
Embraer will team with Uber Elevate to explore the development of small vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (VTOLs), the Brazilian manufacturer said.

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces New Brand and Livery
Air Transport World - May 02, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines unveiled an updated brand identity and the freshly painted livery of a Boeing 717, the first of its fleet of more than 50 aircraft that will feature the new design.

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