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House Committee Approves FY 2019 DOT/FAA Spending Bill
May 23, 2018 06:00 PM (ET)
FAA Releases More Guidance on $1 Billion for Airport Grants
May 23, 2018 04:00 PM (ET)
Patricia Cogswell Named TSA Deputy Administrator
May 23, 2018 08:47 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
May 23, 2018 08:46 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 23, 2018 08:46 AM (ET)

Study Reveals EU Could Face Major Pilot Shortage
Airport Technology - May 23, 2018 04:45 PM (ET)
The lack of collaborative action taken by the EU in the past two years to tackle the pilot skills crisis could result in a major pilot shortage in the future, a report by UK-based aviation recruitment specialists AeroProfessional has revealed.

Willis-Backed Airport Back in Limbo
Idaho Mountain Express (Ketchum, Idaho) - May 23, 2018 04:41 PM (ET)
Actor Bruce Willis still faces hurdles in constructing his planned 8,500-foot airstrip in Camas County.

Eastern Iowa Airport Sees Growth Despite Major Construction
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - May 23, 2018 04:40 PM (ET)
Despite challenges in the airline industry and local ongoing upgrades at The Eastern Iowa Airport, Airline Industry Expert Michael Boyd described the Cedar Rapids airport as being “in a good spot.”

More Flights, Good Economy, Boost Passenger Traffic at Syracuse Airport
WRVO (Oswego, N.Y.) - May 23, 2018 04:38 PM (ET)
Passengers are flying out of Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport in numbers the airport has not seen in a decade. The passenger traffic at Hancock this past April was up over 18 percent compared to April of 2017. It is the highest number the airport has seen in over ten years according to Airport Executive Director Christina Callahan. It punctuates a 10 percent increase in traffic the first four months of 2018.

United Air CEO Says Decision to Drop NRA Discounts Was Personal
Bloomberg - May 23, 2018 04:35 PM (ET)
The passionate debate over gun control spilled over into United Continental Holdings Inc.’s annual meeting, when an attendee grilled Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz about why the carrier severed its ties with the National Rifle Association.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport Could Soon Take Action on Master Plan
News 4 (Reno, Nev.) - May 23, 2018 04:27 PM (ET)
Reno-Tahoe airport is holding an open forum Thursday, May 24 to talk about airport development and finances.

Airlines: This Summer Will Be Busiest Ever for Air Travel
USA Today - May 23, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
If the airport feels a little more crowded this summer, it’s not your imagination.

Sun Country Remodels Plane Interiors, Eliminating First Class and Adding Slimmer Seats
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - May 23, 2018 11:56 AM (ET)
Sun Country Airlines is remodeling the interior of all its airplanes, a capacity-boosting step and a highly-visible change in the airline's broader revolution.

Wait, When Did Airport Hotels Turn Cool?
Wall Street Journal - May 23, 2018 11:54 AM (ET)
The windows in each guest room have seven layers of soundproofing material and are more than 4 inches thick. Quiet matters at an airport hotel.

Sisters Eagle Airport Spars with Neighbors Over Taxiway
KTVZ (Redmond, Ore.) - May 23, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
The Sisters Eagle Airport and Eagle Air Estates Homeowners Association disagree over an existing taxiway leading from the estates to the airport, and that led to a public hearing Tuesday night.

2 Planes Clip Wings At Hollywood Burbank Airport
CBS Los Angeles - May 23, 2018 10:01 AM (ET)
Two planes clipped wings Tuesday night at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Planes Are Using Some New Flight Patterns Around Lambert Airport
KPLR (St. Louis) - May 23, 2018 10:00 AM (ET)
Pilots have been using some new flight patterns as they come in and out of St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Spirits Soar at Annual Airport Day in Valley
Noozhawk (Santa Barbara, Calif.) - May 23, 2018 09:59 AM (ET)
With nearly 1,200 in attendance, Santa Ynez Valley Airport held its fifth annual Airport Day May 19 in a celebration of local general aviation.

GOP Chairman to Introduce Infrastructure Bill This Summer
The Hill (Washington) - May 23, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is working to unveil an infrastructure bill this summer.

Gary Airport's Rehabbed Runway Reopens
Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Ind.) - May 23, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
The main runway at Gary/Chicago International Airport reopened over the weekend after a three-week project to rebuild more than 4,000 of its 8,859 feet.

New Hope for Commercial Service at Chautauqua County Airport
WIVB (Buffalo, N.Y.) - May 23, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
There's new hope for bringing commercial air service back to the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport.

Jet on Flight from Texas Crashes at Airport in Honduran Capital
AP - May 23, 2018 09:25 AM (ET)
Honduras' emergency management commission says rescuers have responded to the crash of a private jet at Tegucigalpa's airport.

Twelve Architects Unveils Rostov-on-Don Airport in Time for World Cup in Russia
Dezeen (U.K.) - May 23, 2018 09:25 AM (ET)
Platov airport in Rostov-on-Don, designed by Twelve Architects, has completed ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when the city will be hosting games.

H.R. 4 Could Help Airports Crippled by Presidential TFRs
Flying Magazine - May 23, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
Buried deep within the House’s recent version of the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4) sits section 587, innocuously titled “report,” language aimed at providing some financial relief to industry businesses affected by the dozens of TFR-induced shutdowns of Florida’s Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana (LNA).

Number of Guns Found at Airport Checkpoints Continues to Rise
NBC 12 (Richmond, Va.) - May 23, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
Guns at the airport is a growing problem across the country and in Virginia, specifically.

Alaska Air Slows Growth Plans, Reroutes Some Planes to Balance Spending and Competitive Pressures
Seattle Times - May 23, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
Alaska Air Group is slowing the growth of its fleet and shifting some planes from busy but unprofitable Pacific Northwest routes as it grapples with financial and competitive pressures.

Mexico Grounds Charter Airline Involved in Havana Accident
Air Transport World - May 23, 2018 09:00 AM (ET)
Mexican civil aviation authorities are conducting a special inspection of the charter operator at the center of the May 18 accident in Havana, and have suspended the company's operation until further notice—the third such action in eight years against the carrier.

British Airways Leases Out Surplus ex-Monarch Gatwick Slots
Air Transport World - May 23, 2018 08:59 AM (ET)
UK carrier British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it is leasing out some of the summer 2018 London Gatwick slots that it acquired from defunct UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines, because it was unable to use them all.

Ryanair Open to Further Acquisitions
Air Transport World - May 23, 2018 08:58 AM (ET)
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is expecting to see further European airline consolidation through winter 2018, as higher fuel prices begin to bite, creating potential opportunities for the Irish LCC.

UK Regional bmi Names New Managing Director
Air Transport World - May 23, 2018 08:57 AM (ET)
UK regional carrier bmi has created a new managing director position and appointed Tim Shattock to the role. Shattock was most recently managing director at Babcock Mission Critical Services in Gloucester, the UK’s largest operator of air ambulance aircraft.

Moscow SVO Airport 2017 Profits Surge on 18% Passenger Growth
Air Transport World - May 23, 2018 08:57 AM (ET)
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) reported net income of RUB11.9 billion ($200.7 million) for 2017, up 6.7% year-over-year (YOY). Revenue for the year grew 25% YOY to RUB45.2 billion while costs grew 15.7% to RUB27.8 billion, resulting in an operating profit increased 43.3% to RUB17.4 billion.

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