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Senate Confirms Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Transportation Secretary
May 16, 2017 05:49 PM (ET)
Los Angeles Begins Major Airline Terminal Relocation
May 16, 2017 08:23 AM (ET)
Delta to Expand A321-200 Aircraft Order
May 16, 2017 08:22 AM (ET)
Safe Skies Issues Guidebook on CHRCs, Vetting
May 16, 2017 08:21 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
May 16, 2017 08:21 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 16, 2017 08:21 AM (ET)



Bangor Airport Hosting Emergency Drill
Bangor (Maine) Daily News - May 16, 2017 05:21 PM (ET)
The emergency vehicles descending on Bangor International Airport on Tuesday morning are part of a drill and shouldn’t be cause for alarm.

Deadly Jet Crash Renews Old Fears for Residents Near Airport
AP - May 16, 2017 04:39 PM (ET)
A deadly jet crash at a small airport outside New York City has dredged up fears among residents who live within yards of the site, where corporate jets take off and land.

Dublin Could Be One of the Worst Hit Airports by US Laptop Ban
Newstalk.com (Ireland) - May 16, 2017 03:44 PM (ET)
Aviation experts are warning any ban on electronic devices, such as laptops, on European flights to the US would cause severe disruption.

American Airlines Cargo Launches New Trans-Atlantic Service
Materials Management & Distribution - May 16, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
American Airlines is adding more destinations to its international summer service for 2017. Top of the list this year is a new route between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), which will operate on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which started May 5 out of DFW.

American Airlines Promotes Patrick O'Keeffe to Senior Vice President
Aviation Tribune - May 16, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
American Airlines today announced the promotion of Patrick O’Keeffe to Senior Vice President – People, effective June 1.

Singapore Shuts Airport Terminal After Fire; Flights Delayed
AP - May 16, 2017 02:17 PM (ET)
A fire broke out Tuesday at Singapore's Changi Airport, causing the closure of a terminal and lengthy delays as passengers and flights were moved, officials said.

F4 Is A-OK: Inmarsat Launches Fourth GX Satellite
APEX - May 16, 2017 02:16 PM (ET)
I-5 F4, an advanced Ka-band satellite that completes Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation, launched from the Kennedy Space Center yesterday evening, carried by a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster. With full global GX coverage already provided by the first three I-5s, F4 will be an in-orbit spare, but can be tasked to provide additional capability to high-demand regions. - See more at: https://apex.aero/2017/05/16/f4-inmarsat-launches-fourth-gx-satellite?

Lufthansa: Next-Gen Business Class to Have Direct Aisle Access
Australian Business Traveller - May 16, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
Lufthansa's next generation of business class seats will adopt a new design which offers direct aisle access to every passenger, in what the Star Alliance member says will be an "all-new concept" for its forthcoming Boeing 777-9 jets due to take wing from 2020.

EasyJet Wants to Hire 450 Pilots But Will Have a Challenge Recruiting Them
Skift - May 16, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
UK-based airline EasyJet is launching its largest ever pilot recruitment drive as it looks to push ahead with its fleet growth.

Airport Set to Launch Its Four-Year, $45 Million Terminal Construction
Billings (Mont.) Gazette - May 16, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
$409 million. That’s the annual impact that Billings Logan International Airport has on the local economy, Shane Ketterling, the city’s assistant director of aviation and transit, told the City Council during a budget hearing Monday, citing Montana Department of Transportation data.

Major Projects Wrap Up at Valley International Airport
Brownsville (Texas) Herald - May 16, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
As a passenger at Valley International Airport, some of the changes you’ll see, and others you won’t see.

Leidos Gets TSA Contract for Hazardous Material Mgmt, Disposal Services
ExecutiveBiz - May 16, 2017 11:48 AM (ET)
Leidos has secured a potential five-year, $45 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration to help manage and dispose of hazardous materials at more than 440 airport screening checkpoints.

First Production Mooney Acclaim Ultra Takes Flight
General Aviation News - May 16, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
The first production Mooney M20V Acclaim Ultra took flight recently in Kerrville, Texas.

New Manager Named at KMKC
General Aviation News - May 16, 2017 08:42 AM (ET)
The Kansas City Aviation Department has named Melissa Cooper, A.A.E., manager of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (KMKC).

Boeing Picks St. Louis for Potential Jet Plant
Wall Street Journal - May 16, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)
Boeing Co. said Monday it would assemble new U.S. Air Force trainer jets at its main military aircraft facilities in Missouri if it wins a three-way contest for a program estimated by analysts to be worth around $16 billion.

Lawmakers Gather At PHL Airport For National Infrastructure Week
CBS Philly - May 16, 2017 08:34 AM (ET)
America’s infrastructure has a D+ grade, and is ranked 20th in the world according to the American Society of Engineers.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Host Airport Emergency Plan Exercise Tuesday
Island Packet (Bluffton, S.C.) - May 16, 2017 08:34 AM (ET)
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, along with various emergency agencies in the area, will hold a full-scale airport emergency plan exercise at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Departures Resume at Airport Shuttered by Crash
Washington Post - May 16, 2017 08:32 AM (ET)
Flights are being allowed to depart again from a small New Jersey airport that was shuttered after a deadly jet crash. But no inbound flights are being allowed to land at Teterboro Airport, just outside New York City.

EasyJet to Swap 30 Airbus A320neos for A321neos
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:30 AM (ET)
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos, with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018.

Delta Tests First Biometric-Based Self-Service Bag Drop
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:30 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer.

China Airlines Launches First A350 XWB Flights to the US
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:29 AM (ET)
Taipei-based China Airlines launched its first Airbus A350 XWB route to the US May 14, from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to San Francisco, California. The 2X-weekly service will be increased to 4X-weekly from June 28, supplementing the existing daily Taipei-San Francisco flights to 11X-weekly services.

Bombardier Narrows 1Q Net Loss to $31 Million
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:28 AM (ET)
Bombardier reported a consolidated net loss of $31 million for the first quarter of 2017, narrowed from a consolidated $138 million net loss in 1Q 2016.

Airbus A350-1000 Performs Early Long Flight
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:27 AM (ET)
The Airbus A350-1000 has completed its so-called “early long flight,” testing the new twinjet’s cabin comfort, processes and systems during a 12-hour flight under airline operating conditions.

Cyprus Airways to Start Services June 23
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:27 AM (ET)
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways will launch weekly Larnaca-Rhodes service on June 23 and 2X-weekly Larnaca-Heraklion services June 24.

UK Pilot Union Speaks Out on Laptop Ban Risk
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:26 AM (ET)
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), which represents UK flight crew, has warned that banning laptops in the cabin creates “catastrophic fire” potential.

Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Flying with Unaffected Engines
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:26 AM (ET)
Boeing is operating 737 MAX flights using CFM International LEAP-1B engines unaffected by the issue that prompted a May 10 suspension of all MAX flying.

AirAsia to Launch Zhengzhou-Based LCC
Air Transport World - May 16, 2017 08:25 AM (ET)
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia plans to launch a new LCC in Zhengzhou, China in an effort to explore the fast-growing Chinese low-cost market.

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