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Congratulations to New Accredited Members
May 15, 2017 12:07 PM (ET)
Daniel Molloy Joins RW Block Consulting
May 15, 2017 12:05 PM (ET)
United to Increase Flights from San Francisco
May 15, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Bozeman Yellowstone Announces Service Expansion
May 15, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
May 15, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Mutual Aid Help the ARFF Way
May 15, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)

Two Killed as Learjet Crashes Into New Jersey Buildings
NBC News - May 15, 2017 05:47 PM (ET)
Two crew members were killed and several buildings were set ablaze when a Learjet carrying no passengers crashed Monday while trying to land at a New Jersey airport, authorities said.

Mixed Results for First Quarter Aircraft Shipments
AOPA - May 15, 2017 02:25 PM (ET)
A mixed first quarter of 2017 for aircraft shipments brought increases in airplane and helicopter shipments, but a decline in total billings, said the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

AirAsia Aims to Take Off in China With New Budget Carrier
Fortune - May 15, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
Malaysian budget airline AirAsia has partnered with Chinese state-owned Everbright Group to launch a new low-cost carrier in China.

Access Codes for United Cockpit Doors Accidentally Posted Online
TechCrunch - May 15, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
United Continental Holdings alerted pilots that access codes to cockpit doors were accidentally posted on a public website by a flight attendant, reports the Wall Street Journal.

TSA Restores State-of-Art Scanner at Helena Airport
Independent Record (Helena, Mont.) - May 15, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
Helena Regional Airport is again getting a full-body scanner, which it hasn’t had since March 2013.

How Time Flies - Bristol Airport Marks 60 Years
Bristol Post (U.K.) - May 15, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
It’s 60 years since Bristol Airport was opened at Lulsgate by royalty, but even before then Bristol was an early leader in civil aviation.

Getting to Know an Airport Manager
Times Bulletin (Van Wert, Ohio) - May 15, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
A most familiar sound to Van Wert’s Steve Bailey these days is that of the distinct roar of small airplanes landing and taking off of runways at the Van Wert Regional Airport. Bailey has been the manager for the local airport for over two and a half years, but he has hung around planes for most of his life, mainly because his father was shot down in a B-17 during World War II.

When Airport's Mission Changes, Is It Time to Start Tearing Down the Gates?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 15, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Built to handle the heavy traffic demands of a 21st-century hub, Pittsburgh International Airport’s midfield terminal is stuck with 1970s-era passenger loads. And that can give the cavernous terminal — actually two buildings connected by a tram — a very empty feeling. Christina Cassotis, the CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates Pittsburgh International, is setting out to do something about that.

Southwest Flight From Orlando To Pittsburgh Diverted To Allegheny County Airport
CBS Pittsburgh - May 15, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
A Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando, Florida to Pittsburgh had to be diverted to the Allegheny County Airport Sunday afternoon.

Holograms Help Guide Travelers Through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 15, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
They’re slightly creepy and definitely kooky, but they’re supposed to make the airport a little less spooky for travelers passing through Las Vegas.

Jammu Airport Shifts Check-In Counters to New Departure Hall
Tribune (India) - May 15, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has shifted the check-in counters to the new departure hall at the Jammu airport, which will start operating tomorrow.

US Defence Giant to Open Centre at Badgerys Creek Airport
SBS (Australia) - May 15, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
A US defence industry giant will build a centre of excellence at the new Badgerys Creek airport in western Sydney, the prime minister has announced.

Kenai Airport Commission Hears Further Details of PRL Airship
Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, Alaska) - May 15, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
With a first-generation hybrid airship planned to start work in 2019 for transportation and contracting company PRL Logistics, both the airship’s range of missions and the role of its Kenai base remain up in the air according to PRL founder and CEO Ron Hyde.

Ground Effect: What Really Happens When You Get Close To The Ground
Boldmethod (Boulder, Colo.) - May 15, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Love it or hate it, ground effect plays a big part in your landings (and takeoffs). And if your approach to landing is too fast, ground effect can really get the best of you, as you float, and float, and float (and possibly curse) down the runway.

Leeds Bradford Airport Reopens After Bomb Squad Destroys Suspicious Package
Daily Mail (U.K.) - May 15, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
A police bomb squad has carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package that led to the evacuation of passengers and staff from Leeds Bradford Airport.

With 1 Flight in 65 Seconds, Mumbai Becomes Busiest Single-Runway Airport
Business Standard (India) - May 15, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
GVK group-run Mumbai airport has been crowned the world’s busiest among the single-runway facilities as it overtakes London’s Gatwick airport, which handles 757 flights a day.

Dubai Government Secures $3 Billion Financing for Airports Expansion
Reuters - May 15, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
The Dubai government said on Sunday that it had secured $3 billion in long-term financing for the expansion of its airports.

Stressed at the Airport? Now You Can Play with Mini Horses
ABC 13 (Houston) - May 15, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Airline passengers have to deal with a lot these days; getting bumped from flights, losing luggage, and scorpions on top of the general anxiety that nervous flyers always feel.

Neighbor Wants Conditions for Great Barrington Airport Permit, Future Expansion
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.) - May 15, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
As Berkshire Aviation tries to get town approval for three new hangars at Walter J. Koladza Airport, one opponent is doubling down.

Push for Reopening HAL Airport for Local Flights
The Hindu (India) - May 15, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
For those who fancied flying to Mysuru from Bengaluru, but gave up on the idea because they had to spend nearly as much time getting to the airport in Bengaluru, there could be good news. In yet another attempt at restarting commercial operations at the HAL airport, the Karnataka government has sought the Centre’s nod to allow short-haul flights within Karnataka from here to facilitate tourism in the State.

County Taking Reins at Airport
Mount Airy (N.C.) News - May 15, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
A major change to the team managing the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport began more than a week ago and will continue Monday evening.

Laptop Ban Will Cause Airport Chaos
The Times (U.K.) - May 15, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Millions of UK passengers are expected to face new checks and delays at boarding gates in the biggest shake-up of airport security for a decade because of fears of laptop bombs.

Airport Litigants Want Fees for Lawyers
Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) - May 15, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Attorneys for two Grand Junction Regional Airport tenants who filed a whistle blower lawsuit deserve to be paid for the role they played in cleaning up corruption at the airport, the tenants said in court filings.

Consultant for New Airport Terminal This Month
Times of India - May 15, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the verge of appointing a consultant to plan and construct a new terminal at the Lohegaon airport, as a part of plans to expand the facility.

No Decision Yet on Metro Route to Kempegowda International Airport
Times of India - May 15, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Six months post-public consultation on feasible routes to link Namma Metro to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), there is no decision yet. However, Bengaluru city in-charge minister K J George said chief minister Siddaramaiah will make an announcement soon.

Online Clearance System Takes Off for Buildings Near Airport
Times of India - May 15, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Building owners seeking a no-objection certificate from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) now face a smooth ride as the public sector airport operator has made the online process transparent and integrated it with the servers of local municipalities.

More Train Services for Sydney Airport
news.com.au (Australia) - May 15, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
The NSW government has announced 200 extra train services each week during non-peak times on the Sydney Airport line as demand continues to grow.

LOT Polish Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737-800
Air Transport World - May 15, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines took delivery May 12 of its first Boeing 737-800, and expects to have four aircraft of the type by the end of June.

EasyJet Bases 12th Aircraft at Berlin Schoenefeld
Air Transport World - May 15, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) EasyJet will base its 12th Airbus A320-family aircraft at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport.

ACG Posts $830 Million 1Q Net Profit After Tax-Status Change
Air Transport World - May 15, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
US aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) posted an $830 million net profit for first-quarter 2017.

EU Seeks US Cooperation on Electronics Ban
Air Transport World - May 15, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
European officials have invited their US counterparts to Europe for talks on aviation security in a bid to make their voices heard, as European airports and airlines on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean brace for an expected extension of the ban on electronics in aircraft cabins.

Star Alliance Focuses on Digital Transformation
Air Transport World - May 15, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
The Star Alliance, which marked its 20th anniversary in ceremonies in Frankfurt this weekend, is focused on initiatives that will better serve the almost 690 million passengers who fly each year on one or more of its carriers.

EDITORIAL: Europe Must Stand Up to US on Laptop Ban
Air Transport World - May 15, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Even the possibility, as now widely rumored, of the US extending its ban on laptops in cabins to include all flights from Europe to the US is a disturbing development in an already bad situation.

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