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DHS Secretary Kelly Testifies That TSA Administrator Nominee Is "Really Close"
May 25, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
Kevin Dolliole Named Director at New Orleans
May 25, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Baltimore, Chicago to Gain Flights to Cancun
May 25, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Bond Rating Assigned For Las Vegas McCarran
May 25, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Notice to Subscribers
May 25, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
May 25, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)

Senators Pan WH Proposal to Cut Airport Security Programs, Hike Ticket Fees
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - May 25, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
A Senate panel on Thursday panned a proposal from the White House to cut funding for airport security programs and hike passenger security fees tacked onto airline tickets.

United, American Jets Clip Each Other on Airport Runway, Officials Say
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 25, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
Two planes clipped each other Wednesday evening while on the ground at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, airport officials said.

NTSB: Jet That Crashed Near Teterboro, NJ Airport Was Late Turning
WPVI (Philadelphia) - May 25, 2017 03:44 PM (ET)
Federal investigators say a jet appeared late in turning and banked hard before crashing near New Jersey's Teterboro Airport.

Sonoma County Airport Builds to Accommodate Success
North Bay Business Journal (Santa Rosa, Calif.) - May 25, 2017 03:20 PM (ET)
With four more airlines signing on to serve Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport in the past year, its manager outlined plans about to take off for construction there to accommodate the new traffic.

Support of Airport Paying Off
Courier-Express (DuBois, Pa.) - May 25, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
Jefferson County continues to support the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport with substantial contributions.

Where to Eat and Drink at the Denver International Airport – Summer 2017
Eater - May 25, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
Leaving on a jet plane no longer has to mean choking down whatever fast food or stale vending machine snacks are available.

Uber and Lyft Will Drop Off, Pick Up at Syracuse Airport
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - May 25, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
Ride-booking apps like Uber and Lyft will soon be able to pick up and drop off passengers at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Chris Paolini High on Future of Kelso Airport
Daily News (Longview, Wash.) - May 25, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
Christopher Paolini’s face lit up as he watched a small plane take off at the Southwest Washington Regional Airport Monday. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Without a doubt, it was a great day to fly.

County OKs Airport Restaurant Vendor
Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) - May 25, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
Clinton County legislators are hopeful that a North Carolina-based airport-restaurant entrepreneur can make a go of it at Plattsburgh International Airport.

Sea-Tac Airport Food Donation Program Soars to New Heights Helping Hungry Families
Q13 Fox (Seattle) - May 25, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
The line is long at Beecher’s in Terminal C. it’s a popular spot for a taste of the Emerald City.

Pilot, Airport Staff Testify in Co-Pilot Case
Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle - May 25, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
Voices crackled over the speakers in a U.S. District Courtroom where a man accused of drunkenly operating a plane at Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport sat before jurors.

Stratos 714 Completes First Phase of Flight Testing
General Aviation News - May 25, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
Stratos Aircraft has completed the first flight test phase of its Stratos 714 single-engine personal jet.

Gatwick Airport Now Has 2,000 Beacons for Indoor Navigation
TechCrunch - May 25, 2017 11:48 AM (ET)
Complex indoor environments such as airports and shopping malls can be a nightmare to find your way around.

Flight Delays Rise as Logan Airport Rebuilds a Runway
Boston Globe - May 25, 2017 11:46 AM (ET)
The number of delayed flights into and out of Logan International Airport has increased substantially in the past week after the airport shut one of its main runways for reconstruction.

10 Airports Testing Extra Screening for Tablets and E-Readers
CNN - May 25, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Ten U.S. airports are testing enhanced security screening that requires passengers to send any electronics bigger than a cellphone through the X-ray machine in a separate bin.

Canada's Airport Sales Must Go Through Bondholders First
Bloomberg - May 25, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
Never mind voters or airport executives. The constituency Canada needs to get on board for any privatization of the country’s airports is its bondholders.

County to Vote on Airport Concession Bid
Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) - May 25, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
Clinton County legislators will vote on a deal with a North Carolina-based concessionaire to run a restaurant and bar at Plattsburgh International Airport.

Leadership Teams Present Airport Plan to County
Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, Ala.) - May 25, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Leadership Walker County participants want to improve Walker County Airport-Bevill Field with new signage and plans to raise tie-down fees with a new collection box, but noted they still need about $22,000 to complete playground plans to go along with a public viewing area, picnic tables and plane displays.

Longer Runway at Creve Coeur Airport Gets Initial Approval
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - May 25, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
The Maryland Heights City Council has given preliminary approval to a 500-foot expansion of the primary runway at Creve Coeur Airport.

Board of Supervisors Approve Request for Early Bond Redemption for JWA
Orange County (Calif.) Breeze - May 25, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to approve John Wayne Airport’s request to increase appropriations for early bond redemption of $27,210,000 in bifurcated term bonds.

New Airport Manager?
Telluride (Colo.) Daily News - May 25, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
The Telluride Airport Authority Board has chosen a likely successor to longtime airport manager Rich Nuttall, whose contract expires at the end of this year.

City Settles Lawsuits Challenging Modernization Projects at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles Times - May 25, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to settle lawsuits brought by Culver City and Inglewood that alleged the potential environmental impacts of modernization projects at Los Angeles International Airport were not properly evaluated.

Another United Plane At Newark Airport Evacuated
Patch - May 25, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
A problem with a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport led to the second evacuation involving a United Airlines jet in two days.

Crews Fix Tulsa International Airport Gates and Fences After Pursuit
KJRH (Tulsa, Okla.) - May 25, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
Maintenance crews with Tulsa International Airport have fixed the fences and gates where troopers said Jerry Newman led them on a chase into the airport’s secured area.

County Might Limit Flights at San Carlos Airport to Combat Noise
Mercury News (Silicon Valley, Calif.) - May 25, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, after years of complaints from many Peninsula municipalities, including Atherton, is expected to consider noise-abatement measures for San Carlos Airport in July.

End to Search for Man Who Breached TSA Checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport
NBC New York - May 25, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
A concourse at LaGuardia Airport was closed and evacuated Tuesday night after a man walked past a TSA security checkpoint, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4.

Safran Reduces Offer for Zodiac Aerospace
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
French aerospace firm Safran has cut its offer for seating and cabin interior manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace to €25 ($28) per share, down from an earlier price of €29.47.

Rolls-Royce Begins UltraFan Gearbox High-Power Testing
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
Rolls-Royce has performed the first power runs of the gearbox for its new UltraFan engine at a facility in Germany.

Hainan Airlines to Add 13 787-9s and Six 737 MAX 8s
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
HNA Group subsidiary Hainan Airlines is raising funds to acquire 13 Boeing 787-9s and six 737 MAX 8s.

Horizon Air Pilots Ratify Amended Labor Contract
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Alaska Air Group regional subsidiary Horizon Air and its pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have agreed to amend their existing eight-year contract, which was tentatively approved in April.

Eurowings Opens Palma de Mallorca Base
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Eurowings opened a base in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, May 24, and will launch its first Airbus A320 flight May 25 to Bremen, Germany.

Alitalia Prepares for ATC, Unions Strikes May 28
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Alitalia said it has rebooked 80% of passengers that would be affected by industrial actions called for Sunday, May 28, by unions representing air traffic controllers (ATCs) and various trade unions representing Alitalia staff.

Wizz Air Enhances A320 Operations in Belgrade
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air has based a second Airbus A320 in Belgrade, Serbia.

AirAsia X Net Profit Down 94% in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
Long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X reported a first-quarter net profit of MYR10.3 million ($2.3 million), down 94% compared to net profit of MYR179.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

Russia's Red Wings Takes First A321
Air Transport World - May 25, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
Russia’s Red Wings Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A321 with 220 economy seats May 19. The aircraft is leased from Aviation Capital Group.

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