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House Hearing Examines TSA PreCheck Program, Use of Canines
May 17, 2018 04:01 PM (ET)
Airfare Sales Increase in April
May 17, 2018 02:44 PM (ET)
DOT to Study Ways to Increase Pilot Workforce
May 17, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
DHS Issues Cybersecurity Strategy
May 17, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Digicast Presents 2018 FAA Headquarters Updates
May 17, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 17, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)

Study Finds Interest in Cargo Piloting Careers Is Climbing
Air Cargo World - May 17, 2018 05:34 PM (ET)
There may be a looming pilot shortage that has developed in the cargo industry over the last decade, but according to a study by the University of North Dakota (UND), there may be some cause for optimism. Student enrollment of both private and commercial pilot certifications, the report found, are up for the second year in a row.

St. Louis Airport Privatization Effort Goes Into a Tailspin at E&A Meeting
Riverfront Times (St. Louis) - May 17, 2018 02:42 PM (ET)
Wednesday's meeting of the city's powerful Board of Estimate and Apportionment didn't go the way Mayor Lyda Krewson had hoped. Instead of signing off on hiring a consultant to explore leasing Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to a private company, the board punted, agreeing to delay its vote until an undetermined later date.

New Airport Fixed-Base Operator Promises Savings
Press-Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) - May 17, 2018 02:40 PM (ET)
Clinton County legislators have hired a new company to provide ground services at Plattsburgh International Airport.

San Diego Airport Adds More Parking Spaces with Three-Level, High-Tech Garage
San Diego Union-Tribune - May 17, 2018 02:34 PM (ET)
Starting Friday, travelers and visitors heading to the airport will be able to park in a new three-level garage just steps from Terminal 2.

Frontier Airlines Adds 9 Nonstop Flights to San Antonio Airport
mySanAntonio.com - May 17, 2018 02:33 PM (ET)
Frontier Airlines will become the air carrier with the largest presence at San Antonio International Airport when it adds nine nonstop routes to the airfield later this year, aviation officials said Wednesday.

Date Announced for Opening of New Beijing Airport
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - May 17, 2018 02:32 PM (ET)
Beijing's new international airport will officially begin operations on Oct 1, 2019, authorities said on Wednesday.

Airlines Face Worldwide Pilot Shortage
NBC News - May 17, 2018 02:24 PM (ET)
23 year old Amanda Larson is sitting in the proverbial catbird seat, which happens to be in a cockpit. She's been flying for more than 4 years and is currently being recruited by three regional airlines.

Watch List Shields T.S.A. Screeners From Threatening, and Unruly, Travelers
New York Times - May 17, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration has created a new secret watch list to monitor people who may be targeted as potential threats at airport checkpoints simply because they have swatted away security screeners’ hands or otherwise appeared unruly.

San Antonio International Airport Security Beyond TSA Checkpoints
News4SA.com (San Antonio) - May 17, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
The San Antonio International Airport continues to grow at a steady pace.

Laredo Airport Looking to Expand Its Cargo Area
KGNS (Laredo, Texas) - May 17, 2018 10:57 AM (ET)
The airport committee is planning to expand the runway in the cargo section in the upcoming years.

Charlotte's Airport Is in the Middle of $2.5 Billion in Construction. See the Latest on 8 Major Proj
Charlotte (N.C.) Agenda - May 17, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
Has Charlotte Douglas International Airport ever not been under construction?

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport's New Carrier Has Massive First Month
News Virginian (Waynesboro, Va.) - May 17, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
Nearly five times as many passengers booked flights on SkyWest Airlines in April at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave as compared to the airport's previous air carrier in March.

Runway Repairs at Delta County Airport
TV 6 (Negaunee, Mich.) - May 17, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
The Delta County Airport is a busy place these days.

Sonoma County Airport Airline Traffic Rises 13% in April
North Bay Business Journal (Santa Rosa, Calif.) - May 17, 2018 09:52 AM (ET)
April air travel from Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport increased by double digits over last April, the airport operators reported Wednesday.

Shawn Long Promoted to Deputy Director of North Central West Virginia Airport
WV News (Clarksburg, W.Va.) - May 17, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
Shawn Long was selected to serve as deputy director of North Central West Virginia Airport during Thursday’s meeting of the Benedum Airport Authority.

Airport Authority Approves $63.3M Budget for Bradley
Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Conn.) - May 17, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
The Connecticut Airport Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously approved $63.3 million in spending for Bradley International Airport in fiscal year 2019 at its monthly meeting Monday.

Orlando Airport Plans for JetBlue to Anchor New Terminal
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - May 17, 2018 09:48 AM (ET)
Orlando’s airport authority confirmed Wednesday that JetBlue is in line to be the first, major occupant of a terminal now under construction.

Local Airport Makes Travel Easier For Children With Autism
CBS Miami - May 17, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
Air travel can be challenging for any family but for those with children with Autism, it is often a difficult task due to hypersensitivity to large crowds, loud noises and communication difficulties. As a result, many families do not fly due to the fear of the response it could elicit from their children with Autism, and subsequently fellow travelers and airline crew members.

Westchester County Rethinks Plan to Privatize Airport
Wall Street Journal - May 17, 2018 09:44 AM (ET)
Westchester County officials are putting the brakes on a plan to privatize the county airport.

Air France-KLM Names Gagey as Interim CEO after Janaillac Steps Down
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM said CFO Frederic Gagey will take over as interim CEO after Jean-Marc Janaillac stepped down because of a labor relations crisis.

US Senate Bill Would Allow Government to Track and Destroy Drones
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
A bipartisan group of senators in the US Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has introduced legislation to expand the federal government’s powers to act against drones deemed threatening to the public.

Berlin Tegel Operations Drag Down EasyJet 1H Profits
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
UK-based LCC easyJet reported what it described as “one of its best winters ever” as it substantially cut its losses in what is traditionally the weaker half of its financial year.

Flybe Confirms Departure of Embraer E195 Aircraft
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
UK-based regional Flybe will focus its fleet on the Bombardier Q400 turboprop for the foreseeable future, the airline said May 16. Flybe has confirmed plans to dispose of its nine Embraer E195s, which will leave the fleet by April 2020.

Jazeera Airways Set to Open Dedicated Airport Terminal in Kuwait
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
Kuwait International Airport (KWI) inaugurated a dedicated terminal for Kuwaiti hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways May 15, in what is described as the Middle East’s first airport terminal to be owned, built and operated by a private company.

UK's NATS Takes 10% Stake in US-Based Aireon
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
UK air navigation service provider (ANSP) NATS became the fifth ANSP to take an equity stake in Aireon, the space-based aircraft surveillance provider that is expected to begin live operations of some of its services later this year.

Air Austral, Air Corsica Sign Interline Agreement
Air Transport World - May 17, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
Reunion-based Air Austral and French regional Air Corsica have signed a partnership that will allow both airlines’ passengers to between Indian Ocean destinations and Corsica via Marseille.

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