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House Committee Approves TSA, CBP Bills
May 03, 2017 05:00 PM (ET)
House Passes FY 2017 Appropriations Package
May 03, 2017 04:57 PM (ET)
FAA Tests UAS Detection at Dallas Fort Worth
May 03, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Airport Bonds Rated For New Orleans, Charlotte
May 03, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
May 03, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
New Digicast Programming Now Available
May 03, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)

Spokane Airport Sees Increase in Number of Weapons Seized
KREM (Spokane, Wash.) - May 03, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
The number of weapons confiscated by airport security at the Spokane International airport has quadrupled since 2012.

New Watsonville Airport Restaurant Cleared for Take-Off by Planning Commission
Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel - May 03, 2017 03:02 PM (ET)
At its Tuesday night meeting, the Watsonville Planning Commission unanimously approved a restaurant and bar on the Watsonville Municipal Airport property, bringing the airport a step closer to becoming a local economic driver, as per the city manager’s vision.

Orlando Melbourne International Airport Ranks No. 1 for Most Scenic Approach
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - May 03, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
So it might not be the closest airport to Disney, but Orlando Melbourne International Airport can boast it has the prettiest view on landing.

Chinese Investors Pounce on Badgerys Creek Airport Land as Prices Set to Soar
Daily Telegraph (Australia) - May 03, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
Chinese developers and local investors are swooping on Badgerys Creek real ­estate amid speculation property prices in the area could double by the time the airport is built in 2026.

Colorado Airport Hopes to Add Spacecraft to Its Runway
7 News (Denver) - May 03, 2017 02:58 PM (ET)
After an approximately five-year effort, Spaceport Colorado may finally be taking off. An official tells Denver7 the spaceport hopes to get a license from the federal government by the end of the year.

Airport Invests in Staff with Housing Stipend
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News & Guide - May 03, 2017 02:57 PM (ET)
Jackson Hole Airport’s full-time employees will get a nearly $5,000 bump to help offset the high cost of living and transportation.

Possible Sale of Ontario Airport Land Needs Full Vetting
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) - May 03, 2017 02:10 PM (ET)
There’s a lot going on at Ontario International Airport, and just about all the developments are positive.

Mass Casualty Exercise at Colorado Springs Airport Wednesday
KKTV (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - May 03, 2017 02:09 PM (ET)
The city of Colorado Springs is alerting residents a mass casualty response exercise is taking place this week.

Tampa Intl. Airport Looking to Fill 250 Positions at Concessions Job Fair
WFLA (Tampa, Fla.) - May 03, 2017 02:04 PM (ET)
Tampa International Airport is hosting its seventh concessions job fair on Monday, May 8.

CubCrafters Tops LSA Market
General Aviation News - May 03, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
A dozen years after the FAA created aviation’s newest sector, we have a new leader among manufacturers of fully built Light-Sport Aircraft.

Airports Push for Aadhaar-Enabled Entry
Livemint - May 03, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Airports are pushing for Aadhaar-enabled entry into their premises to improve security and increase passenger throughput as air traffic peaks across India.

Jet Fuel Leaks into Sewers, Creek Near Mitchell Airport
WTMJ (Milwaukee) - May 03, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Hazmat crews were called to the scene where jet fuel leaked into sewers and a nearby creek at General Mitchell Airport Monday.

New Puerto Princesa International Airport Opens
ABS-CBN (Philippines) - May 03, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
The new Puerto Princesa International Airport was inaugurated on Wednesday, in a boost to tourism and trade in the area.

Albany County Airport Authority Approves Permit Plan for Ridesharing at Airport
News 10 (Albany, N.Y.) - May 03, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Ridesharing is one step closer to becoming a reality in the Capital Region, and it’s an effort to get the service at Albany International Airport.

James, Nuernberger Win Airport Authority Seats
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star - May 03, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
A newcomer who finished third in the primary flipped the tables Tuesday and topped two incumbents in the contest for two Lincoln Airport Authority board seats.

Conditional Use Hearing Continues for Proposed Hangars at Pennridge Airport
News-Herald (Lansdale, Pa.) - May 03, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
A conditional use hearing for Pennridge Airport’s plans to build additional hangars is continuing into a third month with the next session set for the May 16 East Rockhill Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Muscatine Airport Celebrates Renovations, Plans for Future Projects
Muscatine (Iowa) Journal - May 03, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Officials at the Muscatine Municipal Airport said its runway reconstruction project was proven successful last week when seven private jets were able to arrive and depart from the airport on a single day.

Destin Airport Improvements
MyPanhandle.com (Panama City, Fla.) - May 03, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
The uptick in tourism and population along Florida's Panhandle is bringing additional visitors to the area, who are arriving in private or chartered aircraft like this one. With this in mind, the Okaloosa County airport authority is aiming to increase safety and reduce noise for the neighborhoods surrounding the Destin Executive Airport.

Haiti's Busiest Airport Inundated With Flood Waters
NBC Miami - May 03, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Travelers walked in ankle-high water after Haiti's main airport in Port-Au-Prince was flooded Tuesday afternoon.

Mumbai Airport to Celebrate 'Passengers Day' on May 3
Times of India - May 03, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
If you are scheduled to board a flight from Mumbai on Wednesday, you are likely to find a different ambiance in departure halls at terminal 2 and domestic terminal 1 as the airport celebrates Passengers Day.

Astoria Backs Airport Bond Measure
Daily Astorian (Ore.) - May 03, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
The Astoria City Council gave its support to a Port of Astoria bond measure for infrastructure improvements at the airport industrial area in Warrenton, including the construction of a Life Flight Network hangar.

Wanaka Pilots Fear Airport Costs Increase
Stuff (New Zealand) - May 03, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Recreational pilots are anxious about rises in Wanaka Airport costs as the Queenstown Lakes District Council begins lease negotiations with the Queenstown Airport Corporation.

For Frazzled Travelers, Airports Offer Live Music Respite
SF Gate (San Francisco) - May 03, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
The last thing Joel Malizia, a co-founder of the video production company Pilot Moon Films, expected when he arrived at the airport in Austin, Texas, for the recent South by Southwest festival was the sound of live music.

Italy's Groundhog Day
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
On May 2, Alitalia’s board unanimously voted to place the airline into administration, triggering that feeling of déjà vu...again.

WestJet Orders Up to 20 Boeing 787-9s
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Calgary-based WestJet has agreed to buy up to 20 Boeing 787-9s. The order includes commitments for 10 787-9s to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024.

Etihad Expresses Dismay at Alitalia Situation
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways said May 2 it had “done all it could” to preserve Alitalia, but that “fundamental and far-reaching restructuring” was now essential for the Italian airline to survive in some form.

New Cyprus Airways Names First Destinations
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways, which will launch operations in June, has confirmed its first routes as Heraklion and Rhodes in Greece and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Flybe Places Two Embraer 195s with Stobart Air
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
UK regional carrier Flybe has signed a “combined commercial arrangement,” placing two Embraer E195s with Irish regional Stobart Air.

AFRAA Seeks New Secretary General
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
African airline lobby group the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is seeking a new secretary general to replace Elijah Chingosho, who has held the role since 2011.

Royal Jordanian Posts Net Loss in 2016
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
Royal Jordanian reported a 2016 net loss of JD24.6 million ($34.5 million), a sharp reversal from 2015’s net profit of JD16 million. The Jordanian national carrier cited hefty provisions for foreign exchange losses for the negative results.

Embraer Posts $44.4 Million 1Q Net Profit, Cites Jet Delivery Decline
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
Embraer reported a consolidated first-quarter 2017 net profit of $44.4 million, down 58.1% from the Brazilian manufacturer’s $106 million net profit in 1Q 2016.

Confident Businesses, Consumers Drive Strong Air Travel Demand
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
Global air travel demand is more robust than expected so far in 2017 because of growing business and consumer confidence, according to IATA chief economist Brian Pearce.

Argentine Citizens Now Eligible for US Global Entry Clearance
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced May 1 it would allow citizens from Argentina to enroll in Global Entry, CBP’s trusted traveler program. The announcement makes Argentina the tenth country the US allows into Global Entry.

A4A Airlines Will No Longer Remove Boarded Passengers from Aircraft
Air Transport World - May 03, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
All Airlines for America (A4A) member airlines are now committed to not removing a boarded passenger from an aircraft in a bumping situation and all are committed to ensuring crew being transported are booked in advance, A4A president and CEO Nicholas Calio said.

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