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DHS Announces No European Electronics Ban for Now as Talks Continue
May 31, 2017 11:42 AM (ET)
AAAE/IAAE Airport Conference Held in Iceland
May 31, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
St. Louis Lambert Bond Rating Raised
May 31, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
May 31, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 31, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)



Which Is the World's Shortest Airport Runway?
Telegraph (U.K.) - May 31, 2017 04:24 PM (ET)
Its exactly 30 years since the first airport landed at London City Airport. The central London hub is known for its short runway, which measures just 1,508 metres (4,948 ft). It's so short that because planes are occasionally too heavy to take off. But how does it compare to other tiny runways around the world?

Oakland Airport to Begin New Nonstop Flight to Italy
Mercury News (Silicon Valley, Calif.) - May 31, 2017 04:11 PM (ET)
Bay Area residents have yet another nonstop flight to Europe on the horizon.

Southwest Testing Faster Deplaning Process at San Jose, Sacramento Airports
SF Gate (San Francisco) - May 31, 2017 04:10 PM (ET)
In the future, travelers on Southwest Airlines flights may wait half as long as they currently do to get off a plane.

New Southwest Res System Enables Flexibility, Ancillary Sales
Travel Weekly - May 31, 2017 03:55 PM (ET)
Southwest's long-anticipated move to the Amadeus Altea reservation system, which went live on May 9, will enable the carrier to have more flexibility in flight scheduling and provide it with more opportunities to sell ancillary products.

JetBlue Exec Talks Upcoming RDU Nonstop Destinations
Triangle Business Journal (N.C.) - May 31, 2017 03:55 PM (ET)
JetBlue Airways is doubling down on its Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, service – adding another flight to the route in June.

Thai Auto Suppliers Look to Expand Into Aviation Sector
Wards Auto - May 31, 2017 03:51 PM (ET)
Thailand possesses one of Asia’s best-established automotive manufacturing bases, with a robust Tier 1 and 2 supply chain that has grown in maturity to the extent locally built cars now are exported to developed markets around the world.

Malaysia Airlines Bomb Threat Forces Jet to Land at Melbourne Airport After Screaming Passenger Trie
The Sun (U.K.) - May 31, 2017 03:50 PM (ET)
Brave air passengers today tackled a man to the ground after he screamed, “I’m going to blow the f***ing plane up”.

3 N.J. Airports Get $5M to Enhance Safety, Security
NJ.com (N.J.) - May 31, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
Atlantic City International and two smaller South Jersey airports have received more than $5 million in federal grants to improve safety and security.

Tampa, FL Airport Preps for Second Phase of $2.3B Revamp
ConstructionDive.com - May 31, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
The Hillsborough County (FL) Aviation Authority gave its official approval Thursday for the $543 million second phase of the $2.3 billion redevelopment of Tampa International Airport and the surrounding area, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Hey, Soul Sister: Want Shorter Airport Security Lines?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 31, 2017 03:42 PM (ET)
If you’re frustrated with long security lines at the airport and you happen to be a fan of the band Train, you’re in luck.

Rochester International Airport Says It's Poised to Take Off
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - May 31, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Buoyed by new routes opening this summer and the prospect of more business from the Mayo Clinic, the Rochester International Airport hopes to grow after several years of mostly flat or falling passenger counts.

JetBlue Will Test Facial-Recognition System for Boarding at Logan
Boston Globe - May 31, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
JetBlue Airways will be the first airline to test facial-recognition systems with passengers at Logan Airport in June, part of a broader rollout of the nascent technology at US airports this year.

Robotic Kiosks and Other New Tech Coming to Your Airport
USA Today - May 31, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
There’s some cool new technology — and creative uses of emerging technologies — poised to make your trip through the airport less painful and, possibly, more rewarding.

The FAA Gets Its Knuckles Rapped
General Aviation News - May 31, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
The FAA’s drone registry is unlawful. So says the U.S. Court of Appears for the D.C. Circuit.

Airbus Plans To Unveil New Predictive Maintenance System in 2018
MRO Network - May 31, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Airbus has approached predictive maintenance from two approaches but plans to converge them in 2018.

Oaktree Inks $430M Sale Of Puerto Rico Airport Stake
Law360 - May 31, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Funds managed by private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management LP have agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in the operator of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for $430 million, the companies said Tuesday.

Buoyant Demand for Air Transport Across the World's Airports in First Quarter of 2017, Says ACI
Edge Markets (Malaysia) - May 31, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
An overall strengthening of global economic conditions and the continued drop in the cost of air transport through lower fares has helped bolster air transport demand in the first quarter of 2017, according to Airports Council International (ACI).

Standoff Ends at Orlando International Airport, Suspect Taken Into Custody
WFTS (Tampa Bay, Fla.) - May 31, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
A man with a gun at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night has been taken into custody after a lengthy standoff in a rental car area, police said.

Ryanair in Talks to Accelerate Fleet Growth
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is in talks with Boeing and its lessors to secure extra capacity for 2018 and 2019, as the airline continues its growth strategy.

Russia Sees 21% Increase in Passenger Traffic
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 27.1 million passengers from January-April 2017, up 20.8% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic grew 32.5% to 10.4 million; domestic traffic was up 14.6% to 16.8 million. Load factor increased 2.9 points YOY to 79.4%. Cargo and post traffic grew 23% YOY to 345,463 tonnes.

NAV Canada Rate Decrease to Be Extended
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:40 AM (ET)
NAV Canada said it plans to extend the 3.9% base-rate decrease implemented in September 2016 that was set to expire in August 2017.

Allegiant COO Jude Bricker Resigns
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Allegiant Air EVP and COO Jude Bricker resigned May 26, the Las Vegas-based carrier announced without further explanation. Allegiant EVP and CFO Scott Sheldon will act as interim COO until a successor is announced, the company said.

Air China Launches Express Service to Frankfurt
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Air China has partnered with Beijing and Frankfurt airports to develop a new express route between China and Europe, called Easy Way Beijing-Frankfurt, in an effort to enhance its international competitiveness.

Turkish Airlines Launches Major Middle East Initiative
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Turkish Airlines, already a substantial player in the Middle East market, is launching a new wave of routes into the region.

Ryanair Full-Year Net Profit Up 6%
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a full-year net profit of €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion), up 6% from a €1.2 billion net profit in the year-ago period.

EgyptAir Receives Fourth Boeing 737-800
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
EgyptAir has taken delivery the fourth of nine Boeing 737-800 NGs, as part of a fleet modernization plan and expansion strategy.

Aegean Airlines Widens Net Loss in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
Greece-based Aegean Airlines reported a 2017 first-quarter net loss of €35.8 million ($38.4 million), widened from a net loss of €21.5 million for the year-ago quarter.

WestJet Names New Encore President
Air Transport World - May 31, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet has named Charles Duncan as the new head of WestJet Encore, WestJet’s regional airline, effective June 6, pending immigration approval.

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