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FAA Lists Airports Eligible for 'Priority Consideration' for AIP Funding
May 04, 2018 09:06 AM (ET)
Sea-Tac Carriers to Pursue Sustainable Fuel Goal
May 04, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
O'Hare, Midway Offer Free Unlimited Wi-Fi
May 04, 2018 09:04 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: American Flight #1418 Incident Review
May 04, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 04, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)

Delta Adds New Nonstop Flight from Austin's Airport
Statesman (Austin, Texas) - May 04, 2018 07:06 PM (ET)
Add another city to the list of nonstop destinations from Austin’s airport.

Simulated Plane Crash Exercise Set For Saturday At Westchester Airport
White Plains (N.Y.) Daily Voice - May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (ET)
Using a salvaged aircraft, a mock-up aircraft, dozens of volunteer victims, and strategically placed debris such as suitcases and airplane parts, the Westchester County Airport and Office of Emergency Management will stage a full-scale emergency drill to test the response to a catastrophic incident on airport grounds.

Berlin's Much-Delayed 'Ghost Airport' Plans Expansion
Washington Post - May 04, 2018 05:53 PM (ET)
It hasn’t handled a single passenger yet, but Berlin’s much-delayed airport is already planning to grow.

Qantas Planes in Near Miss as Takeoff Aborted at Perth Airport
Australian AP - May 04, 2018 05:52 PM (ET)
Two Qantas flights had a near miss in Perth when one crossed a runway into the path of another jet that was commencing takeoff.

JetBlue Comes to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
TravelPulse - May 04, 2018 05:50 PM (ET)
After a decade of being courted by local airport officials, JetBlue has added Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to its service areas.

State Awards Salina Regional Airport Grant for Project
Salina.com (Kan.) - May 04, 2018 05:49 PM (ET)
A Salina Regional Airport project is one of four in the state selected by the Kansas Department of Transportation for Kansas Airport Improvement Program funding.

Alaska Air Group Expands Headquarters by Seattle Airport
AP - May 04, 2018 05:47 PM (ET)
The Alaska Air Group has begun construction on a new office building near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The TWA Hotel Brings Retro Style to JFK Airport
CNN - May 04, 2018 05:46 PM (ET)
If you remember anything about Trans World Airlines (better known as TWA), you probably remember the legendary white TWA Flight Center just outside of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Carriers, Pilots Clash Over Failed Labor Negotiation
Supply Chain Dive - May 04, 2018 05:46 PM (ET)
Just two years ago, the 550 pilots at Flexjet narrowly voted to join the Teamsters Union. Now, with their company urging them on, they have until May 30 to vote the union out. In the two years, the Teamsters and the airline have failed to agree on a contract.

Sec. of Transportation, 'U.S. on Cusp of Transportation Revolution'
WKMS (Murray, Ky.) - May 04, 2018 05:44 PM (ET)
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addressed the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce during its Public Policy Luncheon Thursday.

Cleveland Airport Officials Eye $35 Million of Bonds for Projects
Bond Buyer - May 04, 2018 05:43 PM (ET)
Cleveland Hopkins Airport plans to issue about $35 million in airport revenue bonds later this year to finance short-term capital improvements.

Heathrow Airport Is Really Enjoying Star Wars Day
WJLA (Washington) - May 04, 2018 05:42 PM (ET)
London’s Heathrow Airport is fully embracing the Force for this year’s Star Wars Day.

In Glistening New Airport, Pakistan Sees Ticket to Reviving the Country's Prestige
Washington Post - May 04, 2018 05:41 PM (ET)
It gleams, it glistens, it positively glows.

What Will a New Airport Do for Tompkins County's Economy?
Ithica.com (N.Y.) - May 04, 2018 05:39 PM (ET)
The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will be receiving $14.2 million in state funds to upgrade the facility from a small, regional waystop into one that can field international passengers, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an announcement at the facility on Thursday.

San Miguel to Build $14 Billion Manila Airport Project Alone
Reuters - May 04, 2018 05:38 PM (ET)
San Miguel Corp does not need a partner to build a proposed $14 billion airport near the Philippines' capital Manila, the company's president said on Friday, responding to concerns that the project may be too big to handle alone.

U.S. Asks Foreign Airports to Strengthen Passenger Electronics Screening
Reuters - May 04, 2018 12:30 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants foreign airports to tighten screening of U.S.-bound passengers’ carry-on electronics and adopt U.S. domestic security procedures instituted last year, according to officials and a memo to foreign airports.

Wizz Air UK Launches Flights
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has secured its UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) and operating license, paving the way for Wizz Air UK to launch flights on May 3.

NTSB Releases Maintenance Records on Southwest 737-700 Engine Failure
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Maintenance records from the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that experienced an inflight engine failure April 17 reveal the fan blades of its CFM56-7B turbofan engines, which are suspected of causing the failure, had been overhauled 10,712 engine cycles before the accident, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported.

American Airlines Orders Bombardier, Embraer Regional Jets
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
American Airlines has split an order for 30 76-seat regional jets between Bombardier and Embraer, signing deals to buy 15 CRJ900s and 15 E175s. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier has also taken 15 options of each type.

Southwest to Serve Hawaii from California
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines revealed the four continental US cities from which it plans to operate flights to Hawaii as it moves closer to selling tickets for the service.

NTSB: 'No Conclusions' So Far on Air Canada SFO Landing Incident
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
The US National Transportation Safety board (NTSB) has released evidence from its ongoing investigation of an incident at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on July 7, 2017 in which an Air Canada Airbus A320 that was cleared to land mistakenly lined up on a parallel taxiway, then barely avoided a disaster. However, the agency said it has not yet drawn any conclusions from the docket information.

Asiana Airlines Adds More A350 Long-Haul Routes
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines is deploying Airbus A350-900s on an increasing number of long-haul routes as more of the type are delivered.

AirAsia India CEO to Return to Malaysia HQ
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
The head of AirAsia’s Indian joint venture is stepping down to return to the group’s Malaysian headquarters.

IATA: Falling Export Orders, Rising Trade Tensions Weaken Cargo Growth
Air Transport World - May 04, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Global air cargo demand fell to its lowest level in 22 months in March, as traffic measured in FTKs increased 1.7% compared to a year earlier, when March 2017 demand grew 14%, according to IATA’s latest Air Freight Market Analysis released May 2.

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