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Lawmakers Debate ATC Reform at House Hearing
May 17, 2017 05:38 PM (ET)
Florida Tech Offers Online Professional Doctorate in Aviation
May 17, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
New One-Terminal Design Proposed For Kansas City Airport
May 17, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
SAS Announces Stockholm-Miami Route
May 17, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
May 17, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers New ARFF Program
May 17, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)

County Airport Poised for Major Growth
Ithaca.com (N.Y.) - May 17, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
After receiving $250,000 in a marketing grant earlier this year, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is now hoping for even more: a $40 million windfall from the state which would allow the airport to make changes that would have far-reaching effects from the airport to the Cayuga Lake waterfront.

Martha's Vineyard Airport Manager Elected to National Board
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) Times - May 17, 2017 02:29 PM (ET)
Ann Crook, Martha’s Vineyard Airport manager, was elected to the national board of the American Association of Airport Executives, one of the largest professional organizations representing people who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports, according to a press release from the association.

TSA Prepares for Upcoming Busy Travel Season
WWLP (Chicopee, Mass.) - May 17, 2017 01:04 PM (ET)
The number of passengers expected to travel at airports this summer are at record highs, with peak travel periods in June and July. The Transportation Security Administration is expected to screen more than 2.5 million passengers a day during the upcoming busy travel season.

The Southwest Flight That Flew Nonstop — to West Mifflin
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 17, 2017 01:03 PM (ET)
While jets and planes of all sorts filled the skies over Pittsburgh International Airport last weekend for the comeback of a popular air show, there was one big one that didn’t make it that far.

Asheville Regional Airport Passenger Traffic Keeps Climbing
WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.) - May 17, 2017 01:02 PM (ET)
The Asheville Regional Airport is on pace to break its record for annual passenger traffic yet again.

Passenger Count Soars Year-Over-Year at RSW Airport
News-Press (Southwest Florida) - May 17, 2017 01:01 PM (ET)
Southwest Florida International Airport served 1.03 million passengers in April.

FAA Updates Product Certification Guide
General Aviation News - May 17, 2017 01:00 PM (ET)
An Updated FAA/Industry Guide to Product Certification has been approved. The last version of the guide was published in 2004.

Airport Warns of Dire Consequences If No Transportation Bill Passed
Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune - May 17, 2017 01:00 PM (ET)
If the state Legislature doesn't come through on a transportation bill this year, the Duluth Airport Authority warns that Sky Harbor Airport could close, the Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing could be relocated and hundreds of jobs could be lost.

Airport Hosts Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - May 17, 2017 12:59 PM (ET)
Grand Island and Central Nebraska Regional Airport fire personnel attended Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training on Tuesday.

Hamilton Airport Part of New Southern Ontario Network
Hamilton Spectator (Canada) - May 17, 2017 12:58 PM (ET)
Officials from John C. Munro International Airport say they hope to take on excess capacity from skyrocketing growth expected at Pearson Airport over the coming decades.

Expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum Airport Delayed to 2018
Reuters - May 17, 2017 12:57 PM (ET)
An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday.

Miami-Dade Police Officer Charged With Smuggling Guns Through Miami International Airport
NBC Miami - May 17, 2017 12:56 PM (ET)
A Miami-Dade police officer is accused of smuggling guns through Miami International Airport, federal officials announced Tuesday.

Lagan Group Wins Airport Project
Belfast Telegraph (U.K.) - May 17, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
A division of Northern Ireland construction giant Lagan Group is creating 100 jobs after winning a €15m project to upgrade Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland.

Santa Barbara Airport Energizes Local Economy
KEYT (Calif.) - May 17, 2017 12:03 PM (ET)
At a meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council today, UCSB Professor of Economics Peter Rupert will present a recently completed study of the community benefit created by Santa Barbara Airport – quantified in jobs and economic vitality for the residents and businesses of the greater Goleta/Santa Barbara area.

Airport Bond Measure Fails
Daily Astorian (Ore.) - May 17, 2017 12:02 PM (ET)
Voters on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bond measure to finance improvements at the Astoria Regional Airport, a blow to the Port of Astoria’s plans for future development.

Savannah Airport Live Drill Simulates Plane Crash
Savannah (Ga.) Morning News - May 17, 2017 11:45 AM (ET)
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, along with various emergency agencies in the area, completed a full-scale airport emergency plan exercise on Tuesday morning.

Eugene Airport Traveler Numbers Rise on Strength of Delta's Seattle Flights
Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) - May 17, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
Led by Delta Airlines passengers, the number of people using the Eugene Airport in April rose nearly 8 percent from the same month a year ago.

United Airlines Pilots Urge Airport-by-Airport Laptop Ban and Cockpit Security Gates
The Street - May 17, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
The leader of United Airlines' (UAL) 12,500 pilots said bans on laptops as carry-on baggage should be imposed based on the adequacy of security at individual airports.

Q-C Airport's Passenger Count Drops 15% in April
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 17, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
The Quad-City International Airport saw its largest drop in passengers in six years last month because of several factors, including changes in destinations and airline capacity as well as multiple flight cancellations in April, airport officials said Tuesday.

Pearson Airport Completes Construction on Busiest Runway
Toronto Star (Canada) - May 17, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
Construction on Pearson airport’s busiest runway, that led to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations during the month-and-a-half-long overhaul, has been completed.

County Approves $30K For Airport Upgrades
Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun - May 17, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
A $30,000 appropriation to help fund repairs at the Greeneville Greene County Municipal Airport was approved by the Greene County Commission Monday night, with the stipulation that the Town of Greeneville kicks in the same amount.

Cairo Airport Takes Steps to Stop Cholera Spread from Yemen
ABC News - May 17, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Cairo airport is introducing emergency measures, including quarantine, to prevent the spread of a cholera outbreak in Yemen by flights arriving from the war-torn Arab nation.

Top Goes on Wellington's New Airport Control Tower
Stuff (New Zealand) - May 17, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
It is tilted at an odd angle and plonked in the middle of a car park but Wellington's new control tower has its crown.

Iran Air Receives First Four ATR 72-600s
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Iran Air has taken the first four ATR 72-600s from a firm order for 20 of the type, forming part of the airline’s post-sanctions fleet renewal.

SuperJet International Appoints New CEO
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
SuperJet International has named Stefano Marazzani as CEO, succeeding Nazario Cauceglia who has been appointed president and chairman of the board. Cauceglia had been CEO since January 2012.

EASA Certifies SSJ100 B100 Variant
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted type certificate approval to Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 B100 aircraft, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. announced May 16

EasyJet 1H Losses Deepen, but Outlook Improving
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet reported a net loss of £192 million ($239.1 million) in the first half of its financial year, widened from a net loss of £15 million for the same period last year.

Air Zimbabwe Among Four Airlines Added to EU Blacklist
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
The European Commission (EC) has added four airlines to the European Union (EU) Air Safety List, including Air Zimbabwe, but at the same time lifted an earlier ban on all carriers from Benin and Mozambique.

Kuwait Airways Names New CEO
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Kuwait Airways has appointed Ebrahim Abdullah Al-Khuzam as its new CEO, succeeding Rasha Al-Roumi, who resigned in April. Al-Roumi also held the post of chairwoman.

UPS to Upgrade Airbus A300 Cockpits
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
United Parcel Service UPS Airlines is to undertake a major flight deck upgrade of its fleet of 52 Airbus A300-600R freighters.

London's Gatwick Airport to Maximize Existing Capacity
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
London Gatwick Airport is preparing to invest £240 million ($309 million) in 2017, as part of a five-year development plan, after London hub Heathrow won government support for expansion.

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Malaysia's Malindo Air
Air Transport World - May 17, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to Malaysia's Malindo Air May 16 at Boeing’s Seattle Delivery Center in Washington state. The airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service.

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