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Trump Administration Releases FY 2018 Budget Proposal
May 23, 2017 05:08 PM (ET)
Punta Gorda Airport Economic Impact Study Released
May 23, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
SW To Add Milwaukee Service to Nashville, Cleveland
May 23, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Record Number of Passengers Expected This Summer
May 23, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers SIDA Training
May 23, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Lands Nearly $2M Grant to Upgrade Taxiway
KBZK (Bozeman, Mont.) - May 23, 2017 05:09 PM (ET)
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport landed a nearly $2 million grant on Tuesday morning.

SuperShuttle Discontinuing Service at San Antonio International Airport
San Antonio Express-News - May 23, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
SuperShuttle is discontinuing its shared-ride service at San Antonio International Airport, but a company official hopes its absence will only be temporary.

Military, Civilian Aviation Leaders Meet Over Pilot Shortage Issues
UPI - May 23, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
U.S. military aviation leaders, their civilian counterparts and others are to collaborate to address the mutual problem of pilot shortages.

Biosecurity Concerns as Seizures Increase at Gold Coast Airport
ABC (Australia) - May 23, 2017 12:29 PM (ET)
An increasing number of travellers are responsible for a substantial rise in the amount of quarantined food products seized by biosecurity officers at Gold Coast Airport.

FBI Adds Agents and Space to Beef Up Atlanta Airport Efforts
AP - May 23, 2017 12:28 PM (ET)
The FBI will nearly double its staffing at Atlanta's airport and expand its office space.

United Airlines Flight Diverted to SFO Due to Unruly Passenger
Houston Chronicle - May 23, 2017 12:28 PM (ET)
A passenger wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and calling fellow air travelers “lesbian” and “Hillary” caused his United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey to be delayed seven hours and make an unexpected stop in San Francisco to replace a tired crew, officials and witnesses said Monday.

Sita Unveils New Robotic Check-In Kiosks for Airports
Trade Arabia (Bahrain) - May 23, 2017 12:26 PM (ET)
Sita Lab, which explores the future of technology in air travel, has unveiled Kate, an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed, promising to relegate check-in queues to the past.

60 mph Gusts Flip Airplanes, Damage Hangars at Denton Enterprise Airport
Dallas Morning News - May 23, 2017 12:23 PM (ET)
Thunderstorms brought gusts of up to 60 mph that flipped airplanes and damaged hangars overnight at Denton Enterprise Airport.

Armstrong Airport Picks New Orleans Native as New Leader
Times-Picayune (New Orleans) - May 23, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
Louis Armstrong International Airport's governing board has picked a New Orleans native with 40 years in the aviation industry to lead MSY as it prepares to open a new billion-dollar terminal.

Airport Activity Picking Up
Rapid City (S.D.) Journal - May 23, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
A lot of activity and improvements are going on at our local Hot Springs Municipal Airport these days. As many of you may have seen in the Hot Springs Star a few weeks ago our airport received the 2016 “Medium Size Airport of the Year” award by the State of South Dakota; this is the first time the airport has received this award since the award’s inception.

Should Struggling Airports Be Turned Over to Companies?
Governing - May 23, 2017 12:11 PM (ET)
St. Louis has a vexing problem with its airport: It's too big.

Virginia Inspector General Calls for Tighter Financial Oversight of Airports
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - May 23, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
The state Department of Aviation needs to tighten its oversight of state airport funds, the state office of the inspector general said Monday in a report prepared in response to the Peninsula Airport Commission keeping state aviation officials in the dark about its use of taxpayer funds to pay off a loan for the now-defunct People Express Airlines.

DOTr Cancels PPP Plans for 5 Regional Airports
Inquirer (Philippines) - May 23, 2017 11:57 AM (ET)
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) abruptly terminated a plan to auction off to the private sector the operations and modernization of five regional airports — a P108-billion deal that at one point lured intense interest from local and foreign players.

Pease Hires Designer for Expanded Airport Terminal
SeacoastOnline.com (Portsmouth, N.H.) - May 23, 2017 11:54 AM (ET)
The Pease Development Authority’s Board of Directors has approved the design work needed to upgrade and expand the terminal at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.

RDU's Growth Has Business Flying at Sanford Airport
WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.) - May 23, 2017 11:54 AM (ET)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport isn't the only airport in the region that is booming.

Naples Airport Leaders Say Taxi Extension Will Improve Safety
Naples (Fla.) Daily News - May 23, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
A glitch in the design of the Naples Municipal Airport each year causes thousands of planes to make unsafe ground crossings over an active runway with high-speed jet traffic.

Charlotte Airport Wants Full-Service Hotel Where the Control Tower Now Stands
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - May 23, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport said Monday it expects to build a full-service hotel on the site of the control tower early next decade, when the Federal Aviation Administration abandons the site for a new, taller tower in 2020.

Security Incident at Sweden's Landvetter Airport
CNN - May 23, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
Swedish police are working to determine if there are explosives in a bag found at Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, authorities said Monday evening.

Terminal Renovation at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Includes New Perks
Greenville (S.C.) News - May 23, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
A major terminal project at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, known as WINGSPAN, is projected to have a $164 million local economic impact and provide close to 1,400 jobs, an airport official said Monday.

Cork-Based Environmental Group Lodges Challenge Against Planned Dublin Airport Runway
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - May 23, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
A third legal challenge over a decision extending planning permission for development of a new €320m runway at Dublin Airport has been be fast-tracked by the Commercial Court, writes Ann O'Loughlin of the Irish Examiner.

Mobile Airport to See $2.2M Improvement
Local 15 (Mobile, Ala.) - May 23, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today reported that the Mobile Airport Authority will benefit from a $2.2 million federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding will service facilities at the Mobile Regional Airport near Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

New Terminal, Restaurant Underway at Orlando Executive Airport
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - May 23, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
Johnson and Laux Construction is slated to start work by July 1 on a new, $8 million glass-walled terminal with a fourth-floor restaurant at Orlando Executive Airport on East Colonial Drive, according to developer Sheltair.

Eastern Iowa Airport Commission Approves $30.8 Million Terminal Renovation Contract
Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - May 23, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
The Eastern Iowa Airport Commission has approved a more than $30 million contract for the third phase of the airport’s massive terminal renovation effort.

Airport Cuts User Fees, But No Direct Impact on Airfares Is Expected
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - May 23, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
Memphis International Airport will lower user fees for airlines and concession operators July 1.

Spirit Airlines to Launch Flights to Cancun from Baltimore
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
Florida-based ultra-low-cost-carrier Spirit Airlines will begin nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Cancun International Airport beginning Nov. 9.

LAX: NTSB Provided Report on Aeromexico 737 Collision with Truck
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) police have made a report available to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding a collision between an Aeromexico Boeing 737 and a provisioning truck.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Enters Commercial Service
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Malaysia’s Malindo Air has operated the first revenue flights with a re-engined Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Airbus Tightens Fraud Controls
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Airbus has established a new independent compliance review panel (ICRP) to ensure “irreproachable” behavior, following allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in its civil aviation business.

Icelandair to Equip Its 737 MAXs with ViaSat Connectivity
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Icelandair has selected US technology company ViaSat to provide high-speed Wi-Fi for its incoming fleet of 16 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 9s.

Brussels Airlines to Buy Seven Airbus A330ceos
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines has decided to replace seven of its 10 Airbus A330s, but is sticking with A330ceos for its fleet renewal and long-haul expansion.

Boeing Negotiating Widebody Order with SaudiGulf Airlines
Air Transport World - May 23, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
Boeing said it has agreed to negotiate a widebody aircraft order with Saudi Arabian startup SaudiGulf Airlines for as many as 16 aircraft, which the airline indicated will be 777s and/or 787s.

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