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Orlando to Expand Scope of South Terminal Project
May 24, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
DFW Begins Runway Refurbishment
May 24, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Memphis Airport Bond Rating Raised
May 24, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Implementation of a Dedicated National Call Sign: Where Do We Go From Here?
May 24, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 24, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)

United Board Names First Woman Chair
FlightGlobal.com (U.K.) - May 24, 2018 04:43 PM (ET)
The board of United Continental has named Jane Garvey its new non-executive chairperson, following the departure of Robert Milton.

CID Airport Reports Record-Breaking Year of Passengers
KCRG (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - May 24, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
The number of people flying out of the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids keeps setting new records. Part of that is because airlines are using larger planes, offering more seats. It means a savings for airlines, but one expert says don't expect ticket prices to go down.

Busiest Travel Day Underway at Charlotte Airport Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
WBTV (Charlotte, N.C.) - May 24, 2018 03:57 PM (ET)
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and if you plan on flying out on Thursday, then you should make sure to get to the airport early!

GSP Passenger, Cargo Traffic Continued to Climb in March
Upstate Business Journal (Greenville, S.C.) - May 24, 2018 02:44 PM (ET)
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport announced Monday, May 14, it saw a sixth consecutive month of increased passenger traffic in March.

No Help For EU Pilot Shortage
AVweb.com - May 24, 2018 02:17 PM (ET)
As in the U.S., a looming pilot shortage in Europe is on the horizon, but little is being done to fix it, according to a research paper published by AeroProfessional, an international aviation recruiting and placement firm. Europe will need to recruit and train about 95,000 pilots during the next 16 years to keep up with demand, according to Boeing's outlook. But AeroProfessional says pilots prefer to work outside of Europe and demand from Asia, Africa and the Middle East is siphoning off pilots.

Group Building One of the World's Biggest Airports Gets Extra $1.2 Billion Loan
Bloomberg - May 24, 2018 02:15 PM (ET)
The consortium formed to build one of the world’s biggest airports secured an additional 1 billion-euro ($1.2-billion) loan to help complete the first phase, according to four people with knowledge of the plan.

Boston-Bound Flight Returns to Buffalo Airport After Bird Strike
WIVB (Buffalo, N.Y.) - May 24, 2018 02:15 PM (ET)
A flight that was bound for Boston had to turn around and head back to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday morning.

Jabbrrbox: An Airport Lounge All to Yourself
CNN - May 24, 2018 10:13 AM (ET)
Haven't quite got that executive club status or just find airport lounges overwhelming?

Airlines Demand Regulation of Airport 'Monopolists'
Financial Review (Australia) - May 24, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
The heads of the major airlines have demanded that the federal government regulate airports, saying that privatisation has led to "exorbitant" costs but no improvement in services.

Meet the New Director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport
The State (Columbia, S.C.) - May 24, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
Michael A. Gula has been named executive director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

Aer Lingus Jet Clips Terminal At San Francisco International Airport
CBS San Francisco - May 24, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
A passenger jet arriving at San Francisco International Airport got too close to the terminal as it taxied to the gate Wednesday, hitting the building with its wing tip and causing minor damage.

Yeager Airport, Marshall to Study Feasibility of New Aviation School
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - May 24, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
A Marshall University aviation school could take shape at Charleston’s Yeager Airport, following a vote Wednesday by Yeager’s governing board to study the possibility with MU officials for the next 12 months.

Final Beams Put in Place at New Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal
Salt Lake Tribune - May 24, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
Salt Lake City International Airport held a “topping out” ceremony Wednesday for its new terminal to celebrate the final beams placed there.

Germs at the Airport, and the Teams That Fight Them
USA Today - May 24, 2018 09:34 AM (ET)
The summer travel season officially kicks off this weekend, with more than 3 million Americans expected to travel by air over the Memorial Day holiday, a 6.8% increase over last year, according to AAA.

Colorado Springs Airport Under Construction Ahead of Travel Season
KRDO (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - May 24, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
As travel season picks up, so will the number of people hitting the Colorado Springs Airport. That's why airport officials are working on making repairs and scheduling new projects.

City Council Approves Five-Year Extension for Airport Operator
News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.) - May 24, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
Lynchburg Regional Airport will continue using the services of its sole fixed-base operator for another five years after City Council voted 6-1 to renew the lease for Aviation Resources Inc. in a work session this week. Council member Randy Nelson opposed the five-year extension.

More Firearms Found at Des Moines Airport This Year Than All of 2017, TSA Says
Des Moines (Iowa) Register - May 24, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
A loaded gun found Wednesday at the Des Moines International Airport was the seventh weapon discovered this year at the airport, surpassing the total number found in 2017, authorities said.

The Airport Is Sinking
Air & Space Magazine - May 24, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
This ??October, a new airport will open north of Istanbul, Turkey, on a foundation of muck from a former Black Sea marshland.

Airbus Changes A350, A380 Loan Programs to Comply with WTO Rules
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Airbus and its four home countries—France, Germany, Spain and the UK—have made changes to reimbursable launch investment loans that they believe will bring the aid in compliance with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

US Airlines' 1Q Profits Down 27% as Expenses Outpace Revenues
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Pre-tax earnings for US airlines fell 27%—down approximately $700 million year-over-year—in the first quarter of 2018, as fuel, labor, airport and aircraft expenses outpaced revenues, according to an industry overview by Airlines for America (A4A) released May 23.

AirAsia X to Grow Fleet, Network on 1Q Profit Boost
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
AirAsia X reported a first-quarter group net profit of RM41.5 million ($10.4 million), up from a profit of RM10.3 million in the same period last year.

Was Doug Parker's $5 Billion 'Average' Earnings Prediction a Mistake?
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
Last year, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker repeatedly made a bold assertion in a number of public forums: American going forward would average an annual pre-tax profit of $5 billion. An off year may produce a pre-tax profit closer to $3 billion, while a banner year would produce a pre-tax profit of around $7 billion, he explained. This would be a level of earnings “no one has ever fathomed before” for an airline, Parker acknowledged.

Thomas Cook to Replace Condor's Aging Long-Haul Fleet
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
European leisure group Thomas Cook will decide on the renewal of its long-haul fleet before the end of the year.

Lufthansa Group Joins Basic Economy Fare Trend
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group network airlines will introduce an “Economy Light” fare on routes to North America for the summer 2018 season.

China's Ruili Airlines to Lease 15 737 MAXs from Four Lessors
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
China’s Ruili Airlines has sealed deals with four lessors to lease 15 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to accelerate its fleet expansion pace.

Allegiant Takes First US-Built A320; Begins All-Airbus Fleet Transition
Air Transport World - May 24, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Las Vegas, Nevada-based ULCC Allegiant Air has taken delivery of its first US-produced Airbus A320 aircraft from the Airbus’s US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.

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