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Highlights from the 89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition
May 08, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
International Hub Airports to Lead Traffic Growth In 2017
May 08, 2017 01:30 AM (ET)
Alaska, Southwest, SkyWest Post First-Quarter Profits
May 08, 2017 01:30 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
May 08, 2017 01:27 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 08, 2017 01:27 AM (ET)

Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic
PR Newswire (New York) - May 08, 2017 02:41 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines Co. today reported its April and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics.

American Airlines Names Suzanne Boda SVP – Los Angeles; Promotes Joe Taney to SVP – Hub and Gateway
Global Newswire (El Segunda, Calif.) - May 08, 2017 02:40 PM (ET)
American Airlines today announced that Suzanne Boda has been named Senior Vice President – Los Angeles. In this newly created position, Boda will be charged with developing and achieving American’s strategic goals as it continues to strengthen its presence in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

General Aviation Manufacturers Expand Their Global Footprint
Business Jet Traveler (Midland Park, N.J.) - May 08, 2017 02:35 PM (ET)
Around the beginning of this decade, a flurry of acquisitions of general aviation companies took place. In almost every case, U.S. or European investors were reluctant to step up and compete to buy these GA manufacturing assets.

Aviation Education Center to Be Built in Mobile
US News (Washington, D.C.) - May 08, 2017 02:31 PM (ET)
A new Airbus Aviation Center will be built in Alabama to inspire those wanting to pursue a career in the state's aerospace cluster.

Second British Airways Flight Begins May 8 at Sky Harbor Airport
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 08, 2017 02:27 PM (ET)
Another British Airways flight to London has been added to Sky Harbor International Airport, which will begin Monday.

Airport Hangar Plans Taking Off
My Journal Courier (Jacksonville, IL) - May 08, 2017 02:26 PM (ET)
Jacksonville Airport Authority members expect to review bids for a new T-hangar as soon as June, with construction expected to begin in the summer.

With 3M Passengers Expected This Year, Orlando Sanford Airport Plans Major Online Effort
Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.) - May 08, 2017 02:24 PM (ET)
Sanford airport plans to launch a marketing campaign in the coming months to highlight its fast growing air field.

Maine Airport Adding International Flight to Nova Scotia
NH1 News Network (Concord, NH) - May 08, 2017 02:20 PM (ET)
A Portland-based airline plans to launch flights from Maine's largest city to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco, 18 Destinations
PR Newswire (New York) - May 08, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations.

Pilots, Frequent Flyers and Aspiring Aviators Enjoy Annual AK Aviation Gathering
KTUU (Anchorage, Alaska) - May 08, 2017 02:02 PM (ET)
Thousands of visitors, dozens of vendors and around 45 airplanes were on display at the great Alaska aviation gathering Saturday.

COMAC Launches C919 Inaugural Flight
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) launched the first flight of its C919 narrowbody May 5. The aircraft departed from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and flew over Shanghai’s neighboring county of Qidong, in the Jiangsu Province, for 1 hour and 20 min.

IAG Net Profit Falls 74% in 1Q; Operating Profit Up 9.7%
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) posted a first-quarter net profit of €27 million ($29.6 million), down 74% from net profit of €104 million in 1Q 2016. The company said adverse currency movements played a significant part in the profit drop.

Kenya Airways Announces New CEO
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Kenya Airways has appointed former LOT Polish Airlines head Sebastian Mikosz as Group MD & CEO, effective June 1. Mikosz replaces incumbent Mbuvi Ngunze, whose departure was announced in November 2016.

Jazeera Profits Slip Again in 1Q as Economy Slows
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Jazeera Airways announced a net loss of KD900,000 ($2.96 million) for 1Q 2017 as it continued to be hit by a slowing economic backdrop and excess capacity in the area. The Kuwaiti hybrid carrier achieved the result on revenue of KD10 million, down 15.3% on the same period in 2016.

NAV Canada, FAA Flight Test Aireon ADS-B Space-Based Tracking System
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Space-based ADS-B developer Aireon said three separate flight tests involving the data-collecting technology were conducted by NAV Canada, FAA and private vendor Polaris Flight Systems in March, demonstrating the system’s inflight messaging and receiving capability as comparable to ground-based receivers.

Air Canada Posts $28 Million 1Q Net Loss as Fuel Costs Soar
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
Air Canada incurred a 2017 first-quarter net loss of C$37 million ($27.8 million), reversed from a net profit of C$101 million in the 2016 March quarter, as rising fuel costs hit the bottom line.

Norwegian Evaluates Long-Haul Flights from Germany
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
European low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian is continuing its long-haul expansion by studying long-haul routes from Germany, although the LCC would not confirm specific routes.

Doug Parker: 'Our Stock is So Undervalued It Defies Logic'
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker believes American is positioned to average $5 billion in pre-tax income per year over the long term, which he concedes is a level of earnings “no one has ever fathomed before” for an airline.

Air Lease Corp. Posts $85 Million 1Q Net Profit
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
Commercial aircraft lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) posted $84.9 million in net income for the 2017 first quarter, down 8.5% from $92.9 million in 1Q 2016.

Turkish Airlines, Middle East Airlines to Codeshare
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines (MEA) and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines will codeshare beginning May 15.

Wizz Air to Begin St. Petersburg Service
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air will launch 2X-weekly Budapest-St. Petersburg Airbus A320 service Aug. 27, becoming the first foreign LCC to operate to Russia’s Pulkovo International Airport.

Airbus Books $4.8 Billion in April Commercial Aircraft Orders
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Airbus booked firm orders* for 25 commercial aircraft from six customers in April, valued at approximately $4.8 billion, more than doubling the April commercial aircraft sales total of Boeing. The Toulouse-based manufacturer delivered 46 aircraft to 30 customers during the month (compared to Boeing’s April deliveries of 51 aircraft to 32 customers).

Air Cargo Carriers Short 330 Crashes, Kills Crew
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Two Air Cargo Carriers pilots were killed May 5 when their Short 330 crashed at Yeagar Airport in Charleston, West Virginia.

Hogan to Leave Etihad July 1; Gammell Named Interim Group CEO
Air Transport World - May 08, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Etihad Aviation Group has confirmed that president and CEO James Hogan will leave the company July 1, naming chief people & performance officer and Ray Gammell as his interim replacement.

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