May 19, 2017 08:14 AM (ET)
Court Strikes Down Rule Forcing Toy Drone Users to Register with Govt
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - May 19, 2017 05:04 PM (ET)
A D.C.-based appeals court struck down a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule on Friday requiring recreational drone users to register their model aircraft with the federal government, in a major win for drone hobbyists.
Bengaluru Airport Sets Up Solar Farms
Times of India - May 19, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) inaugurated solar farms at the Kempegowda International Airport premises on Thursday.
Logan Airport Looks to Add 5,000 Parking Spaces
Metro (Boston) - May 19, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
The agency that manages Logan Airport agreed Thursday to invest in reducing emissions from cars and planes as part of its plan to create 5,000 new parking spaces at the East Boston air hub.
Charleston Airport Lauded by Peers for $200 Million Terminal Improvement Work
Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) - May 19, 2017 05:02 PM (ET)
Charleston International's peer airports across the Southeast recently lauded the gateway to the Lowcountry for outstanding architectural renovation following the $200 million terminal improvement project.
Indy Airport Selling 145 Acres in Plainfield to Real Estate Developers
Indianapolis Business Journal - May 19, 2017 05:01 PM (ET)
The Indianapolis Airport Authority has agreed to sell two parcels of land in Plainfield—145 acres in all—to real estate developers for a total price of nearly $9 million.
Airline Industry Braces for Record-High Summer Travel
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - May 19, 2017 04:38 PM (ET)
The airline industry is bracing for a record-high number of travelers this summer.
Airport Begins Work on New Federal Inspection Facility
San Diego Business Journal - May 19, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
San Diego International Airport has broken ground on a previously announced, new $229.4 million federal inspection station, expected to open in summer 2018 at the west end of Terminal 2.
New Body Scanner Debuts at Central Wisconsin Airport
WSAU (Wausau, Wis.) - May 19, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
A new body scanner was revealed at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee on Thursday.
Watertown Airport to Add Sunday Morning Flight
Public Opinion (Watertown, S.D.) - May 19, 2017 04:36 PM (ET)
Starting this weekend, Watertown Regional Airport will be adding a Sunday morning flight to Denver and Pierre through the Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI) airline.
Birmingham Airport to Open Free Drop and Go Parking
Birmingham Mail (U.K.) - May 19, 2017 04:34 PM (ET)
Birmingham Airport is set to bring back free drop-off parking in time for the half-term holidays.
Jim Foster Takes Over as Airport Manager
Elko (Nev.) Daily Free Press - May 19, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
Being named as acting airport manager at Elko Regional Airport was the honor Jim Foster had been striving for since he started at the airport 17 years ago but his first day on the job quickly turned into a nightmare.
Pilots Push Richmond as Better Option for Sydney's Second Airport
Australian Business Review - May 19, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
The nation’s organisation for pilots and aircraft owners has hit out at the government’s budget decision to spend up to $5.3 billion on Badgerys Creek, saying the Richmond air force base should be adopted as Sydney’s second airport.
Gryphon Sensors Demonstrates UAS Detection System at DFW
General Aviation News - May 19, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
Gryphon Sensors, which specializes in drone detection, demonstrated its Skylight system at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from April 24-28.
Spain Vows to End Travel Delays at Barcelona Airport
The Local (Spain) - May 19, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Spain vowed Thursday to boost security staff at Barcelona airport to end long delays for travellers sparked by the introduction of tighter document checks.
Is Uber Returning to Fresno Airport?
Fresno (Calif.) Bee - May 19, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Last month, airport officials ended their operating agreement with Uber, which stopped providing service from the airport on May 1.
Aviation Historian Pens Book on Ashland Airport
Daily Independent (Ashland, Ky.) - May 19, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Bill Martin’s passion for aviation in Ashland is now in the form of a book.
Summer Fliers to See Changes at Atlanta Airport
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 19, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer, according to an airline industry group.
Cafe Flora's Spinoff Lands at Sea-Tac Airport in September
Eater - May 19, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
Cafe Flora, the respected Madison Valley vegetarian restaurant, is expanding for the first time in its 25-year history with a spin-off set to open at Seattle Tacoma International Airport in September.
Athens Airport Officials Consider Pressing Case for Transportation Tax Dollars
Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald - May 19, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Athens-Ben Epps Airport officials and a working group comprising local government, business and institutional representatives “have made some progress” in attracting new commercial air service to Athens, “but nothing we can really announce right now,” airport authority chair Beth Higgins said this week.
Airport Officials Warn About Possibility of Flight Delays, Cancellations
NewsOK (Oklahoma City) - May 19, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Officials at Will Rogers World Airport are warning travelers that some flights might be delayed or canceled because of the threat of severe weather Thursday.
AVP Airport Terminal Demolition to Start Soon
Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) - May 19, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
With the sound of paper ripping, the long-awaited demolition of the old Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport terminal began Thursday.
Air Traffic Controllers at London City Airport Will Become First in UK to Direct Planes via Videolin
Daily Mail (U.K.) - May 19, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Air traffic controllers at London City Airport will become the first in the UK to direct planes via videolink.
S7 Airlines Launches First International Service from St. Petersburg
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Russia’s S7 Airlines began international flights from St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport May 9, with 3X-weekly Airbus A319 services to Berlin Tegel.
Airberlin Names New Board Members
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
Airberlin has appointed new board members as part of the German carrier’s strategy to reposition itself into a network carrier.
Turkish Airlines May Help Albania Establish Flag Carrier
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines may give technical assistance to the Albanian government in setting up its own national carrier, Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama announced at a May 9 joint press conference in Tirana, Albania.
GE Starts 18-Month GE9X Certification Program
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
GE Aviation has started the 18-month certification program for the GE9X engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 777X.
China's Loong Air to Lease Five A320s from BOC Aviation
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Hangzhou-based Loong Air plans to lease five Airbus A320s from BOC Aviation in an effort to facilitate rapid growth. According to BOC Aviation, the aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2017.
Korean Air Reverses Losses, Posts $500 Million 1Q Net Profit
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Korean Air produced a consolidated net profit of KRW559 billion ($500.3 million) for the first quarter of 2017, reversing a loss of KRW175 billion in the year-ago period.
Alaska Wins US DOT Approval for Mexico City Routes
Air Transport World - May 19, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has won approval by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for services to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, California.