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Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Honored By Southeast Chapter-AAAE
May 05, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
House Homeland Security Committee Examines Visa Security and CBP Officer Hiring
May 05, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Participate in the AAAE Foundation Silent Auction
May 05, 2017 08:39 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
May 05, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)

JetBlue, Icelandair Begin New Frequent-Flier Pact
USA Today - May 05, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
JetBlue and Icelandair have entered a frequent-flier partnership that will allow customers to earn points on the other airline’s flights.

Hawaiian Airlines' Passenger Traffic Up 4.2% in April
Star-Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii) - May 05, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines said today its passenger traffic rose 4.2 percent in April as it transported 904,048 passengers compared with 867,298 in the year-earlier period.

133 Flights Cancelled Due to Lightning Danger at Frankfurt Airport
The Local (Germany) - May 05, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
Officials at Frankfurt airport on Thursday were forced to cancel 133 flights due to strong rain and concerns about lightning strikes.

Council Approves Future Upgrades for Bruce Brothers Airport
Cleburne (Texas) Times-Review - May 05, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
The Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport will be getting some much-needed improvements in the near future after the Huntsville City Council unanimously approved two separate items during Tuesday’s meeting.

Atlanta Police Add More Officers at Airport
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - May 05, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Atlanta's police chief is sending additional officers to Hartsfield Jackson Airport. The move comes following several disturbing incidents.

Business is Booming at KLAL
General Aviation News - May 05, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
While Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) is a beehive of activity during the week of SUN ‘n FUN, it’s also pretty busy the other 51 weeks of the year.

London's Heathrow Airport Briefly Suspends Some Flights Due to "Security Issue"
Reuters - May 05, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
London'sHeathrow airport briefly suspended departures from one of its terminals on Friday due to what police said was a report of a luggage X-ray having found a suspicious item.

Cactus Gardens, Oxygen Bars and 40ft Slides: The World's Oddest Airport Attractions Revealed
Daily Mail (U.K.) - May 05, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
If you've got time to kill at these airports, the minutes are set to whizz by - thanks to their weird and wonderful attractions.

Delays and Cancellations at Toronto's Pearson Airport as Rain Continues
CBC (Canada) - May 05, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
Some flights scheduled to arrive and depart from Toronto's Pearson International Airport are being cancelled Friday morning as the GTA braces for two days of heavy rain.

2 Dead in Cargo Plane Crash in West Virginia
ABC News - May 05, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
Two people aboard a cargo propeller plane flying packages for UPS died after the left wing struck the runway at Yeager Airport in West Virginia Friday morning, according to federal and local officials.

Uber and Lyft are Now Available at Duluth Airport
Fox 21 (Duluth, Minn.) - May 05, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
The Duluth Airport Authority Board has approved agreements to allow Uber and Lyft to operate there.

What's New at PTI Airport
Spectrum News (Greensboro, N.C.) - May 05, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
If you are flying out of Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro in the near future, you may notice some changes.

Vijayawada Airport Gets International Status; Flights to Abroad Soon
Deccan Chronicle (India) - May 05, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
The Union Cabinet today gave its nod to international status for Vijayawada airport in Andhra Pradesh. This is as per provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Union minister Arun Jaitley said at a media briefing.

Several Factors Cited in Low Number of Female Commercial Airline Pilots
Travel Weekly - May 05, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
Kimberly Lowe, an American Airlines pilot since 1990, still likes to stand on the flight deck as passengers depart her plane so they'll see that the voice they heard from the cockpit truly was that of a female captain.

Pilot Injured After Plane Crashes at Centennial Airport
9 News (Denver) - May 05, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
Fire crews are responding to an airplane crash at Centennial Airport on Thursday.

Italy Approves Bridge Loan to Keep Alitalia Operating Until November
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
The Italian council of ministers has approved a €600 million ($655 million) emergency bridge loan for Alitalia, which should secure operations until November.

Air France-KLM Widens Net Loss in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM has reported a €216 million ($236 million) first-quarter net loss, widened from a €155 million loss in the year-ago period.

IATA DG de Juniac Defends Overbooking, Warns Against Regulation
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac warned against “more heavy-handed government oversight” in the aftermath of the United Airlines bumping incident.

Finnair Prepares for Rapid Growth
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Finnair is preparing for a double-digit capacity growth spurt through until the first quarter of 2017, which will see several new aircraft arrivals.

Thorsten Dirks Becomes Eurowings CEO
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group low-cost subsidiary Eurowings and Aviation Services CEO Thorsten Dirks took over the position May 1, succeeding Karl Ulrich Garnadt, who retired April 30. Dirks was appointed as CEO in December 2016 and given a three-year contract.

Boeing Orders and Deliveries Pace Shows April Slowdown
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Boeing’s orders and delivery pace slowed in April, with 51 commercial aircraft delivered to 32 customers (compared to 70 aircraft to 38 customers in March) and 14 new aircraft orders from four customers (compared to 124 aircraft from nine customers in March).

Finnair Tests Face Recognition Technology
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Finland flag carrier Finnair and state-owned airport operator Finavia, together with digital developer Futurice, are testing the use of face recognition technology for the check-in process of Finnair flights at Helsinki Airport this month through May 23.

Training Provider L3 Consolidates Brands
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
UK-based training providers Link UK, CTC Aviation and Aerosim Technologies, which are ultimately owned by US firm L3 Technologies, are to consolidate under a new brand, L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS).

COMAC C919 First Flight Pushed Up to May 5
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:41 AM (ET)
The maiden flight of the C919, China's first domestically built large passenger jet, is scheduled for May 5, the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) said in a state news agency Xinhua report. The flight will depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

IATA: Global Passenger Traffic Demand Up 7% in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 05, 2017 08:40 AM (ET)
Global air passenger traffic has grown 7% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, exceeding the long-run average 5.5% traffic growth rate, IATA said in its March Air Passenger Market Analysis. Adjusted for the 2016 leap year, first-quarter passenger traffic has increased 8.1% over 1Q 2016.

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