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AAAE Announces Creation of Two New Women in Aviation Scholarships
May 02, 2018 01:27 PM (ET)
JFK Adopts New Winter Storm Operating Procedures
May 02, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
Gulfstream to Expand Facility at Savannah Airport
May 02, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Implementation of a Dedicated National Call Sign: Where Do We Go From Here?
May 02, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 02, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)

Agency: Pilots Caused 3 San Francisco Airport Close-Calls
Fox News - May 02, 2018 04:29 PM (ET)
Three of the five close-calls involving aircraft reported in the past 16 months at San Francisco International Airport were caused by pilots, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Are Airport Lounges Worth The Price?
WBUR (Boston) - May 02, 2018 04:27 PM (ET)
Are airport lounges worth the money? Airport lounges may offer a slice of respite for the weary airline traveler, but they don't come cheap — and the lounges are more crowded than ever.

Plane Lands on Nose at Spirit of St. Louis Airport
Fox News - May 02, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
Officials at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Miss., are blaming a gust of wind for tipping a small plane on its nose Tuesday night.

Is That Dog (or Pig) on Your Flight Really a Service Animal?
New York Times - May 02, 2018 02:19 PM (ET)
Sharon L. Giovinazzo, president and chief executive of World Services for the Blind, was recently walking through an airport with her trained service dog Watson when a “pocket pooch” growled and then bit him, she said.

Southwest Flight 957 Makes Emergency Landing with Broken Window
CNN - May 02, 2018 01:30 PM (ET)
Southwest Flight 957 from Chicago to Newark, New Jersey, made an emergency landing Wednesday after a window cracked, passengers said.

American Airlines Bolsters Caribbean, Hawaii Routes; Suspends Chicago-Beijing
USA Today - May 02, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
American Airlines rolled out a wide-ranging set of route adjustments Wednesday that will see the carrier bolster service to Hawaii and the Caribbean and suspend a major route to China.

Morgantown Municipal Airport Conducts Triennial Emergency Exercise
WBOY (Clarksburg, W.Va.) - May 02, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Tuesday morning, the Morgantown Municipal Airport conducted a triennial emergency exercise. This large scale training helped to prepare first responders and test the airport emergency plan.

The Airport Retail Boom Is Being Fueled By Celebrity Chefs, Local Businesses
Bisnow - May 02, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
The international terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport used to be a concessions wasteland of fast food, a newsstand and not much else.

New Castle Officials Want Input on Westchester County Airport
LoHud.com (White Plains, N.Y.) - May 02, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Town officials are taking steps to get a better handle on what happens at Westchester County Airport, from issues of potential privatization to aircraft noise.

Jet-Set Lament Decline of the Airport Lounge
The Times (U.K.) - May 02, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
They were the last vestiges of the golden era of travel, sanctuaries where captains of industry stopped to smooth their skirts and check the Hang Seng index before hopscotching across the Atlantic.

Hill Calls for State Takeover of Atlanta Airport
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 02, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
Republican Hunter Hill said he would support legislation that would give the state oversight over Atlanta’s bustling airport, saying it would help stave off corruption and pave the way for a second major airport in Georgia.

Canadian Airports Have a $48 Billion 'Economic Footprint'
International Airport Review - May 02, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
A new economic impact study released by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) today shows that Canada’s airports provide 194,000 direct jobs, CAN$19 billion to the national GDP and $48 billion in direct economic activity. They also provide municipal, provincial and federal governments $6.9 billion in tax revenues each year.

Islamabad's New Int'l Airport Inaugurated, Starts Operations
Xinhuanet (China) - May 02, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday inaugurated the newly-built Islamabad International Airport with the landing of the first commercial flight, an official from the Civil Aviation Authority said.

Bohnsack Stepping Down from Airport Authority
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 02, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
James Bohnsack is stepping down from the Rock Island County Metropolitan Airport Authority in the wake of more controversy surrounding his appointment to the board.

Air Canada Adds Fourth Daily Flight from Harrisburg International Airport to Toronto
Fox 43 (York, Pa.) - May 02, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Air Canada added a fourth daily flight between Harrisburg International Airport and Toronto’s Pearson Airport, the airline announced in a press release Tuesday.

Airport Associations Say FAA Reauthorization Bill Falls Short on Addressing Infrastructure Needs
Transportation Today - May 02, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
Airports Council International-North America President and CEO Kevin M. Burke and American Association of Airport Executives President and CEO Todd Hauptli issued a joint statement on April 27 urging additional infrastructure investments in response to the recent passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act by the House of Representatives.

Paulding Airport Developer Wants to Know if Delta Backs Opposition
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 02, 2018 11:13 AM (ET)
A company seeking to develop a second commercial airport in metro Atlanta is trying to find out: Was a resolution approved by Paulding County commissioners to halt the commercialization of their tiny airport actually drafted by Delta Air Lines?

FAA Expands CFM56-7 Engine Inspections
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
FAA has mandated inspections for the CFM56-7B fan blade population not covered by the agency’s April 20 emergency airworthiness directive (AD), following CFM International’s latest recommendations.

Tigerair Faces Service Disruption as Pilots Plan Industrial Action
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Australian LCC Tigerair is facing the prospect of schedule disruption as its pilots plan limited industrial action over a long-running contract dispute.

Heathrow Airport Boosts 1Q Net Profit 60% on Record Passenger Numbers
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
London Heathrow Airport reported substantially improved financial results for 1Q 2018, as passengers and trade at the west London hub hit record numbers.

Boeing to Acquire Aerospace Parts Firm KLX for $4.25 Billion
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
Boeing has struck a $4.25 billion deal to acquire Miami-headquartered aircraft parts distribution, composites and aftermarket supplier KLX Inc.’s Aerospace Solutions Group, marking a further move into the value chain.

Loftleidir Icelandic Prequalifies for 49% of SATA lnternacional
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
Icelandair Group company Loftleidir Icelandic is in the running to acquire 49% of Portuguese carrier SATA Internacional.

Australian Regulators May Deny Qantas-Air Niugini Codeshare
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
Australian regulators intend to reject an application by Qantas to renew and extend its codeshare partnership with New Guinea’s largest carrier Air Niugini.

Austrian Airlines Agrees to New Collective Wage Contract
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has agreed to a new collective wage accord for flight attendants and pilots that spells out salary increases and flexible flight duty regulations through 2021.

Aeroflot Transfers Domestic Flights to Sheremetyevo Terminal B
Air Transport World - May 02, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
Russia’s Aeroflot Airline will begin transferring domestic flights to the newly built Terminal B at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) on May 3. The first transfer stage will be complete June 1, according to the carrier.

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