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FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization System
May 03, 2018 10:06 AM (ET)
Rating Assigned to San Francisco Airport Bonds
May 03, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
Frontier to Add Austin-Salt Lake Nonstop Flights
May 03, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Presents FAA Technical Center Updates, Parts 1-2
May 03, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 03, 2018 09:49 AM (ET)

World's Airports Need Investment to Cope with 'Massive Growth in the Future,' CEO Says
CNBC - May 03, 2018 04:42 PM (ET)
Growth in Dubai's aviation sector has been "phenomenal" but its modest infrastructure means significant investment is still needed, the chief executive of Dubai Airports told CNBC.

Airport Manager Seeking Funding for Runway Line Striping
Garrett County Republican (Clarksburg, W.Va.) - May 03, 2018 04:42 PM (ET)
Manager Ed Kelley is seeking about 7 percent, or $11,682, more funding for the Garrett County Airport’s fiscal year 2019 operating budget.

Final Four Propelled Record Passenger Growth at San Antonio Airport in March
mySA.com (San Antonio) - May 03, 2018 04:41 PM (ET)
The NCAA Men’s Final Four championship tournament helped San Antonio International Airport set a new record for passenger growth in March, aviation officials said Wednesday.

Legal Fight Continuing over Control of Jackson Airport
Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) - May 03, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Gov. Phil Bryant and his legislative allies seeking to seize control of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport from the capital city are blocking efforts to release documents and depose key witnesses behind a 2016 law authorizing the move.

Mitchell International Airport passenger Traffic Rises 7 Percent in First Quarter
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee) - May 03, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Passenger traffic at Mitchell International Airport increased nearly 7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to numbers released Wednesday.

Airports See Lower Pace for International Cargo Growth in February
Air Cargo News - May 03, 2018 03:22 PM (ET)
Airports worldwide recorded a lower growth rate for international cargo in February 2018, although continued economic growth and global trade led to an increase overall of 6.3% in total freight volumes.

As Worcester Airport Adds Flights, Challenges Remain
NEPR (Springfield, Mass.) - May 03, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
The Worcester Regional Airport will see JetBlue begin daily service on Thursday to New York's JFK Airport. And this fall, American Airlines will add a daily flight from Worcester to Philadelphia.

Budapest and Queen Alia International Airports Become Carbon Neutral
Rus Tourism News (Turkey) - May 03, 2018 02:28 PM (ET)
Following the release last week of the International Transport Forum’s new report “Transport CO2 and the Paris Climate Agreement” urging more action on decarbonising transport, today Airports Council International provides an update on the latest developments among the community of 237 airports in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA).

FAA Reroutes Nighttime Flights to Ontario Airport After Lake Arrowhead Residents Protest
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - May 03, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has rerouted nighttime flights to Ontario International Airport after months of protest from Lake Arrowhead residents.

Heathrow Airport: Rival Expansion Scheme Revealed
BBC News (U.K.) - May 03, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
A company with a rival plan to expand Heathrow airport has unveiled its proposals.

Why Fort Worth's Alliance Airport Needed a Longer Runway to Beat the Texas Heat
Dallas Morning News - May 03, 2018 02:18 PM (ET)
At Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, sending fully-loaded freighters across the Atlantic Ocean on a hot summer day comes down to a matter of a few hundred feet.

Josh Earnest Lands New Gig with United Airlines
Axios - May 03, 2018 02:09 PM (ET)
Josh Earnest, former Obama White House press secretary, moves to Chicago to join United Airlines on May 21 as senior vice president and chief communications officer. CEO Oscar Munoz said Earnest, now a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, "has thrived when the stakes are the highest — and the margin for error is the smallest."

TSA PreCheck to Add 6 Foreign Airlines Including British Airways and SAS
Frequent Business Traveler - May 03, 2018 02:07 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday the addition of six non-U.S. airlines to the PreCheck trusted traveler program.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Looks to Boost Noise Monitoring
Cleveland.com - May 03, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Hopkins International Airport wants new sound-monitoring equipment that will keep better tabs on noise from air traffic and how that noise effects surrounding areas.

Clinton National Airport Announces Non-Stop to Austin, Texas
Arkansas Times (Little Rock, Ark.) - May 03, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
Well, it's too late for Arkansans wanting a quick route to the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, but still: Clinton National Airport announced yesterday that Via Air now offers nonstop service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport every day but Saturday.

Minot Airport Safety Is Number One Priority
KFYR (Bismarck, N.D.) - May 03, 2018 10:16 AM (ET)
Following recent news stories about airline safety, the Minot City Council's Committee of the Whole discussed how the airport staff takes precautionary measures.

San Jose Airport Will Add Four Passenger Gates Amid Surge in Flights
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - May 03, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
Mineta San Jose International Airport will jet ahead with a plan to build four passenger gates to accommodate its growing traffic, the air traffic hub said Wednesday.

Santa Barbara Airport Announces Two New Carriers in Two Days
Edhat (Santa Barbara, Calif.) - May 03, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
In a surprise announcement, Sun Country Airlines announced today that it will begin service from Santa Barbara to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on August 16, 2018. This comes only one day after Frontier Airlines announced its entrance to Santa Barbara with service to Denver International Airport (DEN) on August 21. Like Frontier, Sun Country is known as an Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) offering a smorgasbord of ‘pay as you use’ amenities.

Alitalia Buyer Selection Deadline Delayed to Fall
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
Italy has formally pushed back the deadline for selecting a buyer for Alitalia by six months to Oct. 31, with the repayment of a controversial government bridge loan that is keeping it flying now set for Dec. 15.

Air China Grounds Some 787s on Trent 1000 Engine Inspections
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
Air China has grounded some of its Boeing 787s powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, which had been found to have vulcanization and fatigue cracks in the blades of the engine’s intermediate pressure (IP) compressor.

DOT Widens Drone Integration Program
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 10:06 AM (ET)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has doubled the number of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration projects it will fund after a strong response from organizations that want to participate.

WestJet CEO: 'This Is Not Norwegian'
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 10:01 AM (ET)
It’s been common to lump WestJet in with the likes of Norwegian as a carrier trying to make long-haul, low-cost service work. With Boeing 787s starting to join the Calgary-based airline’s fleet next year, it has seemed intuitive that WestJet—traditionally an LCC and about to launch a ULCC subsidiary—would be entering the growing long-haul, low-cost sector.

Air France to Operate Nearly 85% of Flights May 3 as Strikes Continue
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 10:00 AM (ET)
Air France plans to operate almost 85% of its flights on May 3, the latest in a series of strikes its unions are holding over pay as employees have their say over the airline’s pay proposal in a company-wide consultation.

Volaris Posts $62 Million 1Q Net Loss, Cites Domestic LCC Fare Rivalry
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 09:59 AM (ET)
Mexican ultra-LCC Volaris reported a MXP1.1 billion ($61.5 million) net loss for the first quarter of 2018, narrowed from a MXP1.3 billion net loss in 1Q 2017, as competitive low-cost fares in the country’s domestic market and increased industry capacity continued to inflict pressure on the Mexico City-based carrier.

Gulf Air, Canada's WestJet Start New Boeing Operations
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 09:58 AM (ET)
Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has launched Boeing 787-9 services on the airline’s Manama-Jeddah route. The airline intends to operate the Boeing 787-9 on several regional routes over coming weeks before it starts Bahrain-London Heathrow services on June 15.

Smart Luggage Manufacturer Bluesmart Folds, Cites Airline Restrictions
Air Transport World - May 03, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
Three months after several airlines banned “smart” luggage with non-removeable lithium ion batteries, one of the technology’s leading manufacturers, New York-based Bluesmart, has called it quits.

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