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House Panel Unveils FY 2019 DOT/FAA Spending Bill
May 15, 2018 06:28 PM (ET)
Southwest Launches Daily San Jose-Orlando Route
May 15, 2018 04:59 PM (ET)
Gateway Airport Passes FAA Part 139 Inspection
May 15, 2018 04:59 PM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Presents FAA Technical Center Updates, Parts 1-2
May 15, 2018 08:36 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 15, 2018 08:35 AM (ET)

Alaska Airlines Is Planning to Close its New York Base
CNBC - May 15, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines plans to close its New York base in September to reinforce its West Coast fleet, asking more than 100 pilots to relocate to California in a matter of months.

Records: Florida Airport Shooting Suspect Mentally Competent
AP - May 15, 2018 03:31 PM (ET)
Court records say an Alaska man charged with killing five people and wounding six in a shooting rampage at a Florida airport has been found mentally competent and is scheduled to plead guilty later this month.

American Airlines Bans Insects, Hedgehogs and Goats as Emotional Support Animals
CNN - May 15, 2018 03:30 PM (ET)
American Airlines is making it very clear: Insects, goats and hedgehogs cannot be brought on planes as emotional support animals.

Sichuan Airlines Co-Pilot Sucked Halfway Out of Cockpit Window
CNN - May 15, 2018 03:29 PM (ET)
A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was sucked halfway out of an aircraft's cockpit when its windshield shattered during a flight, Chinese state media has reported.

Seattle Airport Executive Picked to Lead Quad-City International Airport
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 15, 2018 02:13 PM (ET)
After nearly two decades, the Quad-City International Airport has a new leader.

Why Doesn't Atlanta Have a Second Commercial Airport?
11 Alive (Atlanta) - May 15, 2018 02:12 PM (ET)
As metro Atlanta prepares for the summer travel season, some are asking why the area relies on one commercial airport.

Cyber Risks Rise at Airports
Computer Business Review - May 15, 2018 01:15 PM (ET)
A new report from PA Consulting Group in London shared with Computer Business Review warns that a more “unified” technological passenger airport experience is posing greater cyber risks for airports.

ICAO Unites European, Middle East and African Countries to Explore New Approaches to Cyber Threats t
Travel Daily News - May 15, 2018 01:14 PM (ET)
ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu addressed government and industry safety experts in Bucharest earlier last week when she helped to launch the UN aviation agency’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation Summit.

Pendleton Airport Solar Array Starts Construction
East Oregonian (Pendleton, Ore.) - May 15, 2018 01:12 PM (ET)
A California company is ready to take advantage of Pendleton’s bright summer months.

US Smaller Airports Using Incentives to Attract New LCC Services
Centre for Aviation (Australia) - May 15, 2018 01:10 PM (ET)
Small to mid-size airports in the US have used a range of tactics to attract and sustain service during the past decade as market forces have changed, due to consolidation.

New Beijing Airport Aiming to Be the World's Busiest
Asia Times (Thailand) - May 15, 2018 01:09 PM (ET)
Beijing’s new international airport is swiftly taking shape in a southern part of the Chinese capital, 46km south of Tiananmen Square. Daxing, as it is likely to be known, is slated to see its first plane take-off from one of four runways in October next year.

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to Offer Non-Stop Service to Washington D.C.
WENY (Horseheads, N.Y.) - May 15, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will offer non-stop air service to Washington D.C., starting this fall.

Tornado Warning at DC Area's Dulles Airport Forces Passengers Underground
Fox News - May 15, 2018 10:50 AM (ET)
Extreme weather at Virginia’s Washington Dulles International Airport forced passengers to take shelter underground on Monday.

Airport Announces Washington, D.C. Service
Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) - May 15, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
United Express will offer travelers two daily direct flights to Washington, D.C., and a third daily flight to Chicago from the local airport starting Oct. 4, the airport announced today.

Security Demands New Airport Powers: PM
9 News (Australia) - May 15, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
Keeping Australians safe justifies giving police new powers to check people's identities without cause at the nation's airports, Malcolm Turnbull believes.

FAA Expressed Concerns about Proposed Housing Development Near Airport, Now Site of Fatal Plane Cras
KDVR (Denver) - May 15, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration wrote a letter to the city of Lone Tree in February expressing concerns about noise and safety at proposed housing development south of the Centennial Airport, the same location where a fatal plane crash is now being investigated.

No Focus on Trump Plan During Infrastructure Week
Bond Buyer - May 15, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
As further evidence that the Trump administration’s long-ballyhooed infrastructure plan released in February is dead, it was barely mentioned when the nation’s sixth annual infrastructure week got underway Monday.

GSP Airport Monthly Passenger Counts Continue to Rise
WSPA (Spartanburg, S.C.) - May 15, 2018 08:52 AM (ET)
For the sixth straight month, passenger traffic at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has risen from the same month in the previous year.

Wanted: New Erie Airport Director
GoErie.com (Erie, Pa.) - May 15, 2018 08:51 AM (ET)
The Erie Regional Airport Authority is searching for a new executive director for Erie International Airport.

Valdosta Airport Eyeing Upgrades
WCTV (Tallahassee, Fla.) - May 15, 2018 08:50 AM (ET)
Staff at Valdosta Regional Airport are looking to build a new air traffic control tower behind where the current one sits.

Russia's Second MC-21-300 Completes First Flight
Air Transport World - May 15, 2018 08:43 AM (ET)
Irkut Corp.’s second MC-21-300 prototype completed a maiden flight on May 12 from the Russian manufacturer’s Irkutsk airfield, a year after the first test aircraft took to the air for the first time.

Latvia to Develop 2019-25 Aviation Strategy
Air Transport World - May 15, 2018 08:43 AM (ET)
Latvian aviation stakeholders have signed a memorandum of cooperation, which will lead to the industry and government jointly creating an aviation strategy for 2019-25.

US Lawmakers Propose Bill to Expand Aviation Maintenance Workforce
Air Transport World - May 15, 2018 08:42 AM (ET)
A group of bipartisan lawmakers in the US House have introduced a bill to expand the ranks of skilled aviation maintenance technicians in the US.

Russia's Utair 2017 Net Profit Down 55.4% in 2017
Air Transport World - May 15, 2018 08:41 AM (ET)
Russia’s Utair Aviation reported 2017 annual net income of RUB 2.4 billion ($42.2 million), down 55.4% from a RUB5.5 billion in the year-ago period.

Nigerian Startup Green Africa Airways Names Management Team
Air Transport World - May 15, 2018 08:41 AM (ET)
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has appointed Caribbean Airlines VP-operations Jag Singh as COO and former JetBlue Airways VP-flight operations Bart Roberts as safety review board chairman.

Airbus Presents 'Day & Night' First-Class Concept Design
Air Transport World - May 15, 2018 08:40 AM (ET)
Airbus Interiors Services is introducing a new concept in first class where the passenger is given both a seat and a private sleeping area.

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