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Record Number of Passengers Expected This Summer
May 29, 2018 04:22 PM (ET)
Rating Affirmed on Alaska Airport Revenue Bonds
May 29, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Michael Gula, A.A.E., Named Director of Columbia Metropolitan Airport
May 29, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Fire Service Self-Assessment and Accreditation Program
May 29, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 29, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)



Vienna Airport Woos Low-Cost Carriers to Secure Growth
Reuters - May 29, 2018 04:36 PM (ET)
Vienna Airport is banking on budget carriers’ expansion into eastern European countries to secure its long-term growth, its co-chiefs said.

Much Going on This Summer at Sawyer Airport
Mining Journal (Marquette, Mich.) - May 29, 2018 04:32 PM (ET)
Central will be shortening of the facility’s U.S. Air Force-constructed runway, from 12,370 to 9,070 feet, which will be significantly cheaper to maintain, Sawyer officials have said. The longer runway was needed to accommodate large military aircraft such as the B-52 Stratofortress, which were stationed at Sawyer during the Cold War.

DHS Has a Plan to Make You Stop Hating Airport Security
Nextgov - May 29, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
Almost everybody loves to vacation and some even enjoy the flight to their getaway, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with a soft spot for airport security.

Charlotte, North Carolina Airport in Midst of $2.5B Capital Building Program
Construction Dive - May 29, 2018 04:30 PM (ET)
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, is underway with a $2.5 billion capital plan, Destination CLT, that will expand and modernize the facility, allowing the airport to accommodate an expected increase in passenger flow.

Denver International Airport to Start on $1.5 Billion Expansion Project
KRDO (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - May 29, 2018 04:29 PM (ET)
The Denver International Airport will be breaking ground on a $1.5 billion expansion Tuesday.

MH370: Four-Year Hunt Ends After Private Search Is Completed
BBC News (U.K.) - May 29, 2018 02:01 PM (ET)
The four-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has ended with the latest, privately funded search coming to a close.

JetBlue 'Saves a Seat' in Honor of Memorial Day
Statesman (Austin, Texas) - May 29, 2018 01:59 PM (ET)
Many companies are honoring the military this Memorial Day weekend by offering discounts and other special offers to veterans and active service members.

Airport Looks to Private Investment to Elicit New Service
Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.) - May 29, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
A consultant who led a series of forums with potential Pitt-Greenville Airport users last week said private partners need to contribute $1 million to establish a risk mitigation fund to help the airport attract a second commercial carrier.

Siler City Airport Receives Funds
Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C.) - May 29, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
The N.C. Board of Transportation (NCDOT) has approved state and federal funding for 10 airports for a total investment of $12.2 million.

Manchester Airport Gate Evacuated after Cracks Appear in Floor at Temporary Lounge
Independent (U.K.) - May 29, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
Passengers were evacuated from part of Manchester Airport after cracks appeared in the floor of Terminal 2.

More Jobs Will Be Cleared for Takeoff. Aspiring Pilots Are Ready.
New York Times - May 29, 2018 10:22 AM (ET)
As big airlines face a wave of retirements, a fresh batch of fliers gets a chance, and the training, to seize the opportunity.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Sees Opportunity in Significant Unused Belly Capacity
CAPA (Australia) - May 29, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol published a discussion paper, Collaborating in Times of Capacity Constraints, as part of the airport efforts to inform and support airlines to help maximum operations.

Uber And Lyft Resume Airport Service
Transylvania Times (Brevard, N.C.) - May 29, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) has announced that an agreement has been reached to return ride share services to the airport.

Ireland's Asian Expansion Could Extend Dublin Airport
Airline Geeks - May 29, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
Since Emirates started in Dublin back in 2012, the eastern network from Ireland has only grown. Qatar Airways commenced operations to the capital in 2016, Etihad increased schedules to Abu Dhabi and this year both Chinese airline Hainan and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are starting services to the Far East.

Auckland Airport Defends Itself from Criticism
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) - May 29, 2018 10:13 AM (ET)
Auckland Airport says it's delivering a good service in a position where the entire airport is being upgraded.

Japan's Airport Privatisation Picks Up Pace - and Interest
CAPA (Australia) - May 29, 2018 10:13 AM (ET)
Privatising Japan’s airports was not a concept that attracted much attention until 2011 when the government said it would set about the task, and even then progress has been slow until the past couple of years.

Airport Wants to Buy 2 Cars for Its Customers
Victoria (Texas) Advocate - May 29, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
About a month after commissioners put the brakes on a proposal to buy two new cars for clients at the Victoria Regional Airport’s jet center, airport officials are again asking for the county’s permission to buy vehicles.

FedEx Rolls Out the Purple Runway For Its Next Generation of Pilots
Daily News (Memphis, Tenn.) - May 29, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
FedEx Express is paving a runway for the pilots of tomorrow – a direct pipeline to flying for the Memphis-based delivery services company on the Fortune 500 list.

Ryanair Hopes to Secure UK AOC by the End of 2018
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair is continuing to plan for a “hard Brexit,” by limiting the voting rights of non-EU shareholders and setting up a UK air operator’s certificate, which should be granted by the end of 2018.

South African Regulator Suspends SA Express AOC
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
South African regional airline SA Express was forced to stop operations May 24 after the Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) suspended its air operator's certificate (AOC), citing safety concerns.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Aeronautics R&D
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Senate Aerospace Caucus co-chairs Mark Warner (D–Virginia) and Jerry Moran (R–Kansas) on May 24 introduced a bipartisan bill to advance research and development in the aeronautics industry.

First ANA A380 Airframe Assembly Completed
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
All Nippon Airways’ first of three Airbus A380s has completed airframe assembly and been moved to an outdoor station where structural completion, engine installation and cockpit furnishing will be conducted.

Sun Country to Add 9% More Seats, Cut First Class in Fleet Refresh
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
Minneapolis/St. Paul-based Sun Country Airlines is accelerating its transition from leisure carrier to ultra-LCC with a full-fleet cabin interior renovation set for completion by the end of 2018, according to a letter from Sun Country president and CEO Jude Bricker distributed to customers this week.

Bombardier Sees Rise in Second-Hand African Market
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
A recent batch of acquisitions by African carriers has boosted Bombardier’s presence on the continent.

Germania Prepares for A320neo Service Entry
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Berlin-based Germania Group has established an entry-into-service process for the Airbus A320neos, which will join the fleet in January 2020.

Vienna Airport Benefits from LCC Boon
Air Transport World - May 29, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Austria’s Vienna International Airport (VIE) has experienced one of the highest growth rates of new low-cost carrier (LCC) routes of any major European airport as more LCCs have entered the market.

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