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AAAE Chair Brockman Appoints Committee Leaders
May 18, 2017 06:40 PM (ET)
Chair's Award Presented To Kelly Johnson, A.A.E.
May 18, 2017 08:41 AM (ET)
Carriers Report No Lengthy Tarmac Delays In March
May 18, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)
Norfolk International Airport Reports April Traffic
May 18, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 18, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)

Greenbrier Valley Airport Reboots Restaurant Project
Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.) - May 18, 2017 05:47 PM (ET)
Abandoning its original plan to have an outside vendor build out and operate a restaurant in the airport terminal, the Greenbrier County Airport Authority is rebooting the project with the intention of handling the remodel itself.

Airport Posts Record Figures in April
Business Observer (Fla.) - May 18, 2017 05:46 PM (ET)
Southwest Florida International Airport reported 1,032,783 passengers traveled through the airport during April — the best April in the 34-year history of the airport.

Southwest Airlines Caps Record 2016 by Boosting Dividend 25 Percent
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - May 18, 2017 05:42 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines announced a 25 percent increase to its quarterly dividend on Wednesday as it gathered with shareholders for its annual meeting.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Won't Move Shuttle Pickup Site, But Will Bolster Services fo
Cleveland.com - May 18, 2017 02:21 PM (ET)
After a study of vehicle movements around the airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has decided it will not move its ground transportation center for shuttle services but will instead make service upgrades to help passengers.

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Icon A5 Accident
General Aviation News - May 18, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report regarding the fatal accident on May 8, 2017, that claimed the lives of two ICON employees at Lake Berryessa, California.

Airport Tax Expansion Plan Hits Some Turbulence
Pantagraph (Bloomington–Normal, Ill.) - May 18, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
A plan to expand the taxing power of the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority has hit some turbulence.

Plane Landing at Ohio Airport Veers, Hits Trees; No One Hurt
AP - May 18, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Authorities say a single-engine plane trying to land at a small airport in rural southern Ohio after an equipment malfunction veered off a runway and crashed into trees.

Trump's Weekend Getaways Threaten To Doom Historic Airport
Huffington Post (Washington, D.C.) - May 18, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Steady rain drenches the grass airstrip. A gleaming 1928 biplane called the Bird of Paradise will stay in its hangar for now, behind the long-winged gliders and their towplanes that, in nicer weather, carry sightseers and thrill-seekers, and sustain tiny Van Sant Airport in rural Bucks County.

Kennedy Airport Gets Speedier Security Screening System, TSA Says
Newsday - May 18, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Summer vacationers flying from Kennedy Airport Terminals 2 and 4 should clear security more swiftly due to new automation, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday.

Napa Airport Commission Deadlock Delays Palmaz Heliport Decision
Napa Valley (Calif.) Register - May 18, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
What was supposed to be the day of decision for the controversial Palmaz heliport proposal instead ended up being merely a dress rehearsal.

Wellington Airport May Be Taking Steps to Prepare for Losing Runway Challenge
Stuff (New Zealand) - May 18, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Wellington Airport appears to have sought quotes for a possible crushable concrete "arrester bed" designed to slow down planes which overshoot the runway.

Brussels Softens Rules on Airport Subsidies
Financial Times (U.K.) - May 18, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Brussels has relaxed state aid rules for hundreds of airports in the EU in a move the European Commission hopes will boost infrastructure and cut red tape.

Airport Authority Considers Shale Gas Lease
Exponent Telegram (W.Va.) - May 18, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Members of the Benedum Airport Authority Wednesday discussed entering into a lease agreement for the rights to the Marcellus Shale gas under the North Central West Virginia Airport property.

Any Infrastructure Plan Must Include Airports
Inquirer (Philadelphia) - May 18, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded America's infrastructure a D-plus. Our roads are riddled with potholes, our trains and buses are overcrowded, and many of our ports are not deep enough to accept larger cargo ships.

Dutch King Reveals Double Life as an Airline Pilot for KLM
Sky News (Australia) - May 18, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
King Willem-Alexander has been ferrying passengers around for 21 years, but they are never told there's a royal in the cockpit.

Spokane Airport CEO Sees Problems with Push for Private Air Traffic Control
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - May 18, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said Wednesday.

Dayton Express Cab Lands Airport Deal as Uber, Lyft Grow
WHIO (Dayton, Ohio) - May 18, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
The city of Dayton has approved an agreement that gives one company the right to operate taxi service at the Dayton International Airport.

Alaska Air to Begin Service at Second Seattle-Area Airport in 2018
Reuters - May 18, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Alaska Air Group (ALK.N) said on Wednesday it plans to begin scheduled flights from a second Seattle-area airport next year, giving it exclusive access to a growing part of the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound region.

17th Airport Show Concludes in Dubai
Geo (Pakistan) - May 18, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
The 17th Airport Show has concluded in Dubai with resounding success with more than 7,200 attendees from aviation industry worldwide.

The End for Colorado's First Private Airport
KUSA (Denver) - May 18, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Near the corner of west 100th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Federal Heights, a piece of Colorado history spent decades in disguise.

PenAir Reducing Weekday Scottsbluff-Denver Flights to Improve Daily Operations
KNOP (North Platte, Neb.) - May 18, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
The air carrier providing service between Scottsbluff and Denver is reducing the number of daily weekday flights between the communities starting June 1.

National Pilot Shortage Could Leave Valley Air Grounded
Crested Butte (Colo.) News - May 18, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
A national airline pilot shortage could have large impacts on small airports like the Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport within the next 10 years.

Newport News Airport, Mutual Aid Partners Conduct Airplane Crash Drill
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - May 18, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
The Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport and mutual aid partners conducted an exercise Wednesday, testing local capabilities to respond to an airplane crash.

Air France Aims to Launch Boost with Five A320s
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
Air France has given more details of its Boost project, revealing plans to launch the new airline with five Airbus A320s in winter 2017.

Russian Airlines Report Strong Sales of Far East Subsidized Tickets
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Russia’s airlines have sold more than 310,000 out of 447,000 subsidized tickets in the Far East subsidy program, with a value of RUB2.15 billion ($37.6 million).

EgyptAir A330 Engine Damaged in Takeoff Incident
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
An EgyptAir Airbus A330-200 has sustained damage to one of its Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines during a takeoff incident on May 15.

Airberlin Launches Los Angeles Services
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
Oneworld member Airberlin launched 3X-weekly Berlin Tegel-Los Angeles (LAX) services May 16, just weeks after Star Alliance members Austrian Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines started services to LAX from Vienna and Warsaw. Airberlin operates an Airbus A330-200 on the flight.

EU-US Laptop Ban Talks to Continue
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
A meeting between European Union (EU) and US officials over a potential widening of the ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage has ended in agreement to hold further talks in Washington DC, during the week of May 22.

Inflight Broadband Goes Live for Lufthansa Group
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
Inmarsat’s inflight broadband solution, GX Aviation, has seen its commercial service introduction on selected Lufthansa Group short haul and medium haul flights across Europe.

Fuel and Labor Costs are Rising, but Airlines Are Maintaining Financial Health
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
So far, 2017 is proving to be a double-edged sword for the world’s airlines. On the one hand, air travel demand is more robust than expected as the global economy remains more stable than predicted. On the other hand, higher fuel prices and escalating labor costs are squeezing airline profit margins.

IATA: Terror Attacks Cost European Airlines $2.5 Billion in Revenue
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
European airlines lost approximately $2.5 billion in revenue as a result of the 2015-2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, according to a new IATA study. European international passenger traffic fell approximately 1.6% in the year following the incidents.

Dubai Puts Airport Funding in Place
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
The government of Dubai has put in place $3 billion of credit facilities for the future development of both Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports.

European Airports Warn Laptop Ban Will Cause 'Significant Disruption'
Air Transport World - May 18, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Airports lobby group ACI Europe has said widening the ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage will have “highly disruptive and far-reaching consequences,” as European and US officials prepared to meet May 17.

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