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Appropriations, Security Top Upcoming Hill Schedule
May 11, 2018 04:58 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines Plans to Modernize for Growing Workforce
May 11, 2018 12:25 PM (ET)
Okmulgee Regional Honored by Oklahoma Airport Operators Association
May 11, 2018 12:24 PM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
May 11, 2018 12:24 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 11, 2018 12:23 PM (ET)

Norwegian Air Wins Court Challenge to Serve U.S., Despite Opposition from Airline Unions
USA Today - May 11, 2018 05:20 PM (ET)
A federal appeals panel upheld Friday the Transportation Department’s approval for Norwegian Air International to serve the U.S.

Smith Reflects on Years at Delta County Airport
Daily Press (Escanaba, Mich.) - May 11, 2018 05:05 PM (ET)
Today marks the last day on the job for Delta County Airport Manager Kelly Smith, who will be officially leaving her position there after almost 15 years at the airport.

Finders, Gate-Keepers: The Latest Charge Levied by European Airport Companies
Stuff (New Zealand) - May 11, 2018 05:04 PM (ET)
Best described as hyped-up bus stations of the skies, airports also tend to be black holes for travellers cash in a way that train or bus depots could never be. It seems endless the charges, fees and levies begin well before you check-in and follow you out of the arrivals hall upon your return.

Cheers, Jeers After JKIA Unveils Free 24-hr WiFi Facility
The Star (Kenya) - May 11, 2018 04:42 PM (ET)
Kenyans on social media have criticised Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for introducing 24-hr free internet.

Pilots Warn of Weak Taxiways at Bangkok's Busy Airport
Washington Post - May 11, 2018 04:23 PM (ET)
A professional pilots’ organization has warned that soft ground conditions at Bangkok’s main international airport can cause the pavement of its taxiways to buckle or otherwise fail.

JFK Emergency Landing Due to Oil Filter Problem, Airline Says
Newsday (Islip, N.Y.) - May 11, 2018 04:22 PM (ET)
A worn-out oil filter caused an American Airlines flight with 156 passengers to make an emergency landing early Thursday at Kennedy Airport, just 23 minutes after leaving LaGuardia Airport, an airline spokesman said.

American Airlines To Open Five New Gates At O'Hare International Airport
CBS Chicago - May 11, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
O’Hare International Airport will open five new gates on Friday, the first major addition of gates in 25 years.

Southend Airport Tests Drone Detection System
The Register (U.K.) - May 11, 2018 03:57 PM (ET)
Southend Airport has trialled an anti-drone system – though its air traffic control boss cheerfully admitted the airport doesn’t have any "outstanding issues with ‘rogue’ drone operations."

New Cheyenne Airport Terminal 70 Percent Complete
Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, Wyo.) - May 11, 2018 03:21 PM (ET)
The new Cheyenne Regional Airport terminal construction is roughly 70 percent complete, with rooms and baggage claim facilities clearly defined.

Toledo Express Airport Training for Safety
WTOL (Toledo, Ohio) - May 11, 2018 03:17 PM (ET)
Training to keep you safe, that's what the Toledo Express Airport was doing Thursday.

Airport Authority Board Members Worry about Finances
Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune - May 11, 2018 03:17 PM (ET)
Horizon Air's departure likely will put the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport in a financial pinch.

Indonesia Evacuates Residents, Shuts Airport after Java Volcano Erupts
Reuters - May 11, 2018 02:07 PM (ET)
Indonesian authorities ordered people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closed its airport after the 5,500 meter (18,000 ft) peak sent a column of steam and ash into the sky.

Santa Maria Public Airport Looks to Reopen U.S. Customs Office
Santa Maria (Calif.) Times - May 11, 2018 02:06 PM (ET)
In an effort to better serve foreign business travelers and increase aircraft activity, the Santa Maria Public Airport is looking to reopen its U.S. Customs and Border Patrol office that was closed in 2009 due to financial burden the office posed.

SLO County Airport Conducts Live Emergency Response Training
KSBY (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - May 11, 2018 02:05 PM (ET)
If you saw emergency response vehicles, smoke, or other unusual activity at the San Luis Obispo County Airport Thursday afternoon, don't be alarmed, it was just a drill.

Red Deer Airport Looks to Strengthen and Grow
Red Deer Advocate (Canada) - May 11, 2018 02:04 PM (ET)
The Red Deer Airport is looking to bring ultra-low cost carriers to Central Alberta.

China Buys Up Flying Schools as Pilot Demand Rises
Financial Times (U.K.) - May 11, 2018 01:11 PM (ET)
Chinese airlines are buying foreign flying schools and poaching pilots, amplifying a talent shortage that has affected airlines in other regions.

Long Lines? TSA Says It's Ready for Crush of Summer Fliers
USA Today - May 11, 2018 11:50 AM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for some of the busiest travel days it has ever seen this summer, with a whopping 2.7 million travelers expected to fly from U.S. airports during peak days around holidays, Administrator David Pekoske said Thursday.

WestJet Pilots Authorize Strike as Talks Continue
Air Transport World - May 11, 2018 11:49 AM (ET)
WestJet pilots, taking a major step closer to a costly showdown with the airline’s management, overwhelmingly approved a strike if the two sides fail to agree on a new contract during the last-ditch conciliation process currently underway.

LATAM Posts $94 Million 1Q Net Profit on Passenger, Cargo Rebound
Air Transport World - May 11, 2018 11:48 AM (ET)
Santiago-based LATAM Airlines Group posted a $94 million net profit for the first quarter of 2018, up 43.2% compared to 1Q 2017’s $66 million net income, driven by a 50% year-over-year (YOY) rise in operating income. The company said the operating income was boosted by unit revenue and capacity growth across LATAM’s passenger and cargo business.

Copa 1Q Net Profit Up 35% on Strong Demand
Air Transport World - May 11, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
Panama-based Copa Holdings reported a first-quarter 2018 net profit of $136.5 million, up 35.1% over net income of $101 million in the 2017 March quarter, as strong demand overcame rising fuel prices.

US Senators Question FAA UAS Director on Privacy Issues
Air Transport World - May 11, 2018 11:46 AM (ET)
US Senators from both parties lamented the lack of privacy protections under current FAA guidelines for operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS), possibly paving the way for future legislative action.

Germania Expands Zurich Summer Operations
Air Transport World - May 11, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
Germania Group’s Switzerland subsidiary, Germania Flug AG, will expand operations in Zurich by 36% over last year, as the carrier responds to market changes as a result of consolidation in the German aviation industry following airberlin’s 2017 insolvency.

Ethiopian Airlines, Air Côte d'Ivoire to Codeshare on Newark Route
Air Transport World - May 11, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines and West African flag carrier Air Côte d'Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement.

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