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DOT Watchdog Begins Audit of NextGen Equipage
May 18, 2018 11:52 AM (ET)
United to Expand East Coast Schedule
May 18, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
Armstrong New Orleans Airport Bond Rating Affirmed
May 18, 2018 11:30 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: American Flight #1418 Incident Review
May 18, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 18, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)

North Battleford Airport Gets Funding Boost
Battlesford Now (Canada) - May 18, 2018 07:38 PM (ET)
The runway improvement project at the Cameron McIntosh Airport in North Battleford has received another boost from the province.

The Reality of In-Flight Theft
Conde Nast Traveler - May 18, 2018 07:37 PM (ET)
Shannalee Sharbonneau wishes she’d never treated herself to that bracelet last June. It was featured in the Duty Free magazine on her almost 11-hour KLM flight from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, where she would start the safari in South Africa she’d been planning for an entire year with her husband.

Runway Rehab Opens Airport to Larger Planes; Meets FAA Requirements
WSPA (Spartanburg, S.C.) - May 18, 2018 07:36 PM (ET)
A $30 million dollar renovation project is underway at Spartanburg Memorial Airport.

Cuba Plane Crash Reportedly Kills Over 100
Huffington Post - May 18, 2018 07:35 PM (ET)
A Boeing 737 airliner crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Friday, killing more than 100 people, according to Cuban state media.

Memphis Airport Board Lowers Landing Fees, Terminal Rents, Approves $41 Million Project
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - May 18, 2018 02:17 PM (ET)
Memphis International Airport’s board on Thursday rolled back user fees for the coming fiscal year and approved a $41 million contract for a new maintenance and operations complex.

Bill in Congress Raises Hope of Financial Relief for Lantana Airport
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - May 18, 2018 02:16 PM (ET)
Palm Beach County’s Lantana airport — forced to effectively shut down whenever President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago — is inching a little closer to getting some relief from the federal government.

Artists Offer Stories to Travelers at LaGuardia Airport
Seattle Times - May 18, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
Two New York City artists are hoping to give travelers at LaGuardia Airport something to look forward to with custom short stories written at the terminal.

Hartsfield-Jackson: $130 Million Generators Will Provide Full Backup
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 18, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
In an effort to avoid a repeat of the massive Atlanta airport power outage that halted travel at the world’s largest airline hub in December, Hartsfield-Jackson International plans to spend $130 million on about 20 generators.

The Airport Where Everyone Knows Your Name
Provincetown (Mass.) Banner - May 18, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
It is a fact almost universally acknowledged that modern air travel is unpleasant, except, that is, at the Provincetown Municipal Airport, where passengers arrive just 30 minutes before a scheduled flight and are greeted by name as they approach the check-in counter.

County Commission Appoints Airport Members
Vineyard Gazette (Edgartown, Mass.) - May 18, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
The Dukes County Commission appointed three airport commissioners, approved action on more than $1 million in airport borrowing and appointed a county treasurer to serve until the 2020 state election at its Wednesday meeting.

Passenger Arrested for Storming Tarmac at Melbourne Airport, Trying to Yank Open Plane Door
Fox News - May 18, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
A 57-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning after running onto the tarmac and attempting to force his way on a flight at Melbourne Airport, in southern Australia.

Alaska Air to Discontinue Daily Service Between Eugene and San Jose, California
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - May 18, 2018 11:39 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines will discontinue daily air service between Eugene and San Jose, California, this August, the Eugene Airport said Thursday.

White House Confirms UAE Fifth Freedom Assurance, Not 'Routes Freeze'
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:37 AM (ET)
In its third version this week of what was agreed between the US and the United Arab Emirates on their Open Skies aviation deal, the White House now says there is an “understanding” that UAE airlines have “no current plans” to add fifth freedom flights, but makes no mention of a routes freeze.

FAA, EASA Move Up Deadline for Initial CFM56 Fan-Blade Checks
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:36 AM (ET)
FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), acting on engine manufacturer CFM International's recommendations, have mandated a tighter timeline for initial inspections of higher-time CFM56-7B fan blades.

Dominican Republic LCC Flycana Set for 2023 Launch
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:35 AM (ET)
Dominican Republic-based startup Dominican Wings is rebranding as Flycana, the first LCC in the Caribbean, according to owner and founder Victor Pacheco. The new airline is looking toward a 2023 launch, with plans to operate a fleet of 28 aircraft to over 50 destinations, carrying 6.5 million passengers a year.

WestJet to Launch First CPA with Pacific Coastal in June
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:35 AM (ET)
After an initial delay, Canadian LCC WestJet Airlines is poised to launch its first capacity purchase agreement (CPA) in June, the first of what is expected to be several deals that will expand the carrier’s network into smaller communities.

United Airlines CFO Levy Abruptly Resigns
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
United Airlines CFO Andrew Levy has resigned, effective immediately, and the Chicago-based airline said it has started a search for a replacement.

Spohr: Eurowings Switches from Growth to Profitability Mode
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
Lufthansa LCC Eurowings is changing its priority focus from growth to profitability, Lufthansa chairman & CEO Carsten Spohr told ATW in Vienna.

Swedish Regional NextJet Files for Bankruptcy, Cancels Flights
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
Swedish regional NextJet has filed for bankruptcy and canceled all flights from May 16.

Air Canada: No Plans to Exercise 787 Options
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
Air Canada does not plan to exercise options on Boeing 787s, CFO Michael Rousseau said at a recent industry event. He cited market conditions for the decision.

Russia's Ivolga Airlines Receives First E190 with New Branding
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:32 AM (ET)
Russia’s Ivolga Airlines, which previously flew under the Saratov Airlines brand, has taken delivery of a third Embraer E190—its first rebranded aircraft.

SAS Launches Wi-Fi on European Flights
Air Transport World - May 18, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has launched high-speed Wi-Fi on its short- and medium-haul routes between Scandinavia and Europe, allowing passengers to stream and browse the internet after the aircraft is airborne.

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