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Study: Airline Failure Harder on Small Markets
May 31, 2018 10:43 AM (ET)
Los Angeles Airport People Mover Bonds Rated
May 31, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
Delta to Resume U.S.-Mumbai, India, Service
May 31, 2018 10:36 AM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Presents FAA Technical Center Updates, Parts 1-2
May 31, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 31, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)

Singapore Airlines Readies Airbus A350ULR For World's Longest Commercial Flights
Forbes - May 31, 2018 04:09 PM (ET)
Are you ready to spend a day on a plane—and land refreshed and ready to work? That’s the goal of Singapore Airlines upcoming Airbus A350ULR (Ultra Long Range) service from Singapore to New York-Newark (EWR).

United Airlines to Give $8M to Help Denver, Other Hub Cities
KUSA (Denver) - May 31, 2018 04:06 PM (ET)
United Airlines announced May 30 that it will give $8 million in grants to “help address pressing issues identified by local leadership” in its U.S. hub markets.

Midwest Express Airlines Comeback Bid Begins, Service Could Resume in 2020
Chicago Tribune (Chicago) - May 31, 2018 04:02 PM (ET)
The push to bring back Midwest Express Airlines has taken off, and could be flying high by 2020, a spokeswoman says.

Sneak Peek at Singapore Changi Airport's Spectacular New Jewel
CNN (Atlanta) - May 31, 2018 04:01 PM (ET)
The thrilling attractions at Singapore's SGD$1.7 billion (US$1.27 billion) Jewel Changi, an addition to Changi Airport due to open in 2019, will boost the already impressive offerings of a facility that's been voted best in the world for six years in a row.

Dodge County Airport Continues Upgrades
Wisc News (Madison, Wisc.) - May 31, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
The Dodge County Board is on board with a six-year airport improvement plan that carries a total price tag of nearly $9 million.

These Are America's Fastest-Growing Airports
Bloomberg (New York) - May 31, 2018 03:56 PM (ET)
Asheville, North Carolina, is quietly gaining steam in something other than microbreweries and its bohemian arts scene: a red-hot aviation market.

Boca Airport Unveils Customs Office for International Flights
My Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, Fla.) - May 31, 2018 03:54 PM (ET)
With the snip of a red ribbon Wednesday, Boca Raton further established itself as an international destination.

Master Plan Aims to Overhaul Clearwater-St. Pete Airport
Fox 13 Tampa (Tampa, Fla.) - May 31, 2018 03:49 PM (ET)
he Clearwater-St. Pete airport is in the beginning stages of creating a master plan as the numbers of passengers and planes multiply.

Air Tankers, Smoke Jumpers Posted at Grand Junction Airport
The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) - May 31, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
A fleet of firefighting aircraft and a crew of smoke jumpers are prepared at Grand Junction Regional Airport for a red-flag fire warning today across the Western Slope.

Schumer to Seek Funds to Improve Niagara Falls Airport Operations
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.) - May 31, 2018 03:43 PM (ET)
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday that he would seek federal money to help pay for improvements at Niagara Falls International Airport.

Rochester Airport Adding Service to Florida and Arizona
The Med City Beat (Rochester, Minn.) - May 31, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
Elite Airways says it will begin offering twice-weekly direct service to Florida and Arizona beginning this July.

Pendleton Switches Focus from Airport Road to UAS Range
East Oregonian (Pendleton, Ore.) - May 31, 2018 03:40 PM (ET)
A $3 million grant from the federal government could signify a broad shift in the city of Pendleton’s economic development priorities at the airport industrial park.

New Director Chosen for West Plains-Airport Development Authority
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - May 31, 2018 03:38 PM (ET)
The Port of Vancouver’s former director has been hired to lead the West Plains-Airport Area Public Development Authority.

Zurich Airport Introduces Automatic Passport Controls
Swiss Info (Bern, Switzerland) - May 31, 2018 03:36 PM (ET)
Just in the time for the summer holidays, the new passport control hall at Zurich Airport has opened its doors. After a successful test phase using eight automatic passport control kiosks, five more have been added. A further six counters will be operated by a border guard.

Gainesville Regional Airport Announce Opening Second TSA Lane
WCJB (Gainesville, Fla.) - May 31, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
There will be a new TSA lane coming soon at the Gainesville Regional Airport.

Southwest Airlines Opens Bookings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Flights
AZCentral.com (Phoenix, Ariz.) - May 31, 2018 03:30 PM (ET)
Most travelers are thinking about summer vacations this time of year, but it might be time to start shopping for holiday flights.

Interjet Airlines to Offer Nonstop Flights from Orlando to Mexico City
WKMG (Orlando, Fla.) - May 31, 2018 03:26 PM (ET)
Interjet Airlines announced new nonstop flights between Orlando International Airport and Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez in Mexico City, starting on June 14.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes off in European Union
The Engineer (London) - May 31, 2018 03:23 PM (ET)
Sustainable aviation fuel produced during the project will meet jet fuel certification standards and will be used by commercial European airlines in regular passenger flights

Norwegian Air Axes Rwo Stockholm–US Direct Routes, Blaming Sweden's Aviation Tax
Business Insider (Stockholm) - May 31, 2018 03:21 PM (ET)
The Nordic region’s largest airline, Norwegian Air, has announced it is shutting down two direct routes from Stockholm, Sweden to the US, blaming a newly-implemented aviation tax. The destinations affected are Las Vegas and Oakland, San Francisco.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Becomes France's First Regional A-CDM Airport
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - May 31, 2018 03:17 PM (ET)
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) has become the first regional airport in France to adopt EUROCONTROL’s airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) system.

Ford Airport Expects PFAS Test Results in June
WZZM (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - May 31, 2018 03:16 PM (ET)
Airports around the United States are now grappling with possible pollution from the chemical firefighting foam AFFF, and Gerald R. Ford International Airport is no exception. Airport officials are testing the property for PFAS contamination and expect results in June.

Ryanair Unionization Opens New Base Possibilities
Air Transport World - May 31, 2018 12:44 PM (ET)
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is considering new bases in the French regions and going back to Copenhagen, now that the Irish LCC is willing to recognize unions. Last year, Ryanair’s pilots seized the leverage of a crewing crisis to push for union recognition, which had previously been fiercely opposed by O’Leary. Since then, Ryanair has negotiated deals with the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) in the UK and Italian pilots’ union ANPAC, which jointly ...

UK Introduces Laws to Target Reckless UAV Users
Air Transport World - May 31, 2018 12:42 PM (ET)
The UK introduced new laws May 30 that will restrict all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from flying above 400 ft. and within 1km (.62 mile) of airport boundaries.

DOT Opposes Consumer Protections in Senate, House FAA Reauthorization Bills
Air Transport World - May 31, 2018 12:38 PM (ET)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) told Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, in a May 23 letter that consumer protections included in both chambers’ FAA reauthorization bills are “unnecessary, expensive and counterproductive.”

Rolls-Royce Speeds up Permanent Trent 1000 Engine Fix
Air Transport World - May 31, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
Rolls-Royce is accelerating the process of inspections and the development of a permanent fix for the issues impacting its Trent 1000 Package C engine powering the Boeing 787.

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