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Global Airline Traffic Shows Strong Growth in March
May 10, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
American Launches New Service between Prague and Philadelphia
May 10, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
Tulsa Adds Nonstop Service to Austin with Via Airlines
May 10, 2018 10:23 AM (ET)
AAAE Offers SSI Training Online Course
May 10, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 10, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)

Retiring Airport Manager Started with No Aviation Experience, Leaves Legacy
MLive.com (Mich.) - May 10, 2018 05:14 PM (ET)
Starting his career in 1974 as a Jackson police officer, Kent Maurer posed for his media mug shot with his natural smile.

TSA to Reimburse Tampa International Airport $15.9 Million for Post-9/11 Security Upgrades
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - May 10, 2018 05:10 PM (ET)
Nearly two decades later, Tampa International Airport will receive more than $15.9 million from the federal Transportation Security Administration for installing machines to detect explosives in suitcases following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Airport Functioning Under Continuous Construction
Moab (Utah) Sun News - May 10, 2018 05:08 PM (ET)
Work on the $17.5 million airport renovation is continuing, but Canyonlands Field Airport Director Judd Hill said the airport is open and functioning – aside from a punch list of about 100 things that still need to be completed.

Work to Extend the Runway at Hilton Head Airport Is Nearly Done. Here's What that Means
Island Packet (Hilton Head, S.C.) - May 10, 2018 05:07 PM (ET)
As tourist season picks up on the island, so will the flights into the Hilton Head Island airport.

Atlanta Airport Police to Get Body Cameras
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 10, 2018 05:06 PM (ET)
Atlanta Police Department officers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will soon be outfitted with body cameras.

MBS Airport Upgrading Main Runway as Part of $42M Capital Improvement Plan
MLive.com (Mich.) - May 10, 2018 05:02 PM (ET)
Over the next 10 years, the MBS International Airport in Freeland is planning to upgrade the airport grounds and equipment with various taxiway maintenance improvements, two snow removal trucks, a new fire truck, and rehabilitation to the secondary and main runway.

Allegiant Airlines No Longer Flying Out of Trenton-Mercer Airport
NJ.com (N.J.) - May 10, 2018 05:01 PM (ET)
Less than two years after announcing flights from Trenton-Mercer to three Florida airports, Allegiant Airlines has stopped flying from Mercer County.

Spokane International Airport to Install New Overhead Signs
KXLY (Spokane, Wash.) - May 10, 2018 04:59 PM (ET)
Spokane International Airport will be installing new overhead signs on inbound and outbound Airport Drive during the next two weeks, depending on weather conditions.

Passenger Numbers Soar at Warsaw Airport
Radio Poland (Poland) - May 10, 2018 01:17 PM (ET)
Eighty percent of those passengers were on international flights, the airport said in a statement on Wednesday.

Nigeria Increases Airport Screenings after Ebola Outbreak in Congo
Reuters - May 10, 2018 01:16 PM (ET)
Nigeria has increased screening tests at airports and other points of entry as a precautionary measure following an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the immigration service said on Thursday.

Group Suggests Naming New Kansas City Airport in Honor of MLK
KSHB (Kansas City) - May 10, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
An advisory committee has a new idea on how to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As Frontier Focuses on Jacksonville, St. Augustine Airport Looks for New Airline Partners
StAugustine.com (Fla.) - May 10, 2018 12:59 PM (ET)
More air travelers are going to have direct access to Northeast Florida thanks to a new route plan by Frontier Airlines.

Memphis Airport Will Lead Federal Research Project on Drone Technology
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - May 10, 2018 12:14 PM (ET)
Drones will deliver parts at the FedEx hub and medical supplies at Shelby Farms and the Liberty Bowl as part of a new nationwide project to accelerate their integration into the National Airspace System.

Fraport Tackles Security Queues at Frankfurt Airport
Reuters - May 10, 2018 12:13 PM (ET)
Frankfurt airport operator Fraport will add more security lanes to Germany’s largest airport to reduce the long queuing times for passengers, which have drawn complaints from main customer Lufthansa and hit retail revenues.

TSA Ruling May Allow Dogs to Give Air Cargo a Sniff
Air Cargo World - May 10, 2018 12:12 PM (ET)
When you think of the future of air cargo security, high-tech innovations like blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), and “Star Wars”-era laser beams may come to mind. But yesterday, Jennifer Haigh, manager of cargo screening and business development from K2 Solutions, Inc., advocated that man’s best friend, the canine, is still unbeatable when it comes to cost and efficiency in cargo-screening security.

Airport to Make Changes to Terminal
WAGM (Presque Isle, Maine) - May 10, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
The Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle will soon see some changes.

First Phase of St. John's Airport Expansion Ready to Open within Weeks
Western Star (Canada) - May 10, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
Passengers flying out of St. John’s International Airport who like to grumble about the $35 airport improvement fee charged on every departing ticket will soon see where a chunk of that money has been going.

Wellington Airport Stake Gives City a Say in Its Decisions
Stuff (New Zealand) - May 10, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Wellington Chamber of Commerce has proposed that Wellington City Council sell its 34 per cent stake in the city's airport, using the proceeds to pay off debt.

Emirates Airline Doubles Profit in 2017-18
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline has posted 124% profit growth for its most recent financial year, delivering a AED2.8 billion ($762 million) profit despite “strong competitive pressure across all markets” and higher fuel prices.

EU Commission Approves Rockwell Collins Sale to UTC After Divestitures
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
The European Commission has cleared the way for United Technologies Corp. (UTC) to buy Rockwell Collins, assuming the divestiture of businesses in actuators, pilot controls, ice protection and oxygen systems.

Ruling in WTO Case Against Airbus Expected Next Week
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 10:04 AM (ET)
World Trade Organization (WTO) appeals judges are expected to hand down a long-anticipated decision on the dispute between the US and European Union (EU) over whether EU payments to Airbus constitute illegal subsidies.

Drone ID in Airspace a Key Concern, US Lawmakers Told
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 10:03 AM (ET)
US lawmakers, grappling with the rapid proliferation of drones and how to safely integrate them into the commercial airspace, sought expert insight at a Senate hearing May 8.

China Express 1Q Net Profit Up 6.3% Growth of Business Scope, Demand
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
Chongqing-based China Express Airlines reported a 2018 first-quarter net profit of CNY82.3 million ($13 million), up 6.3% compared to net income of CNY77.4 million in the year-ago quarter.

Iceland's WOW Air Poised to Announce Flights to India
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
Icelandic LCC WOW Air appears to be on the verge of announcing flights to India, firming up plans for a strategic shift toward Asia, as reported by ATW in April.

SAS Appoints Director to Oversee Growth
Air Transport World - May 10, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has named hospitality industry executive Thomas Engelhart as head of its growth initiative.

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