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Airline Tarmac Delay Report Improves in March
Jun 01, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
Icelandair Begins Service Between BWI and Keflavik
Jun 01, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
Gary/Chicago International Complete Runway Project
Jun 01, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: American Flight #1418 Incident Review
Jun 01, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jun 01, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)

International Cargo Capabilities Surge at Rickenbacker International Airport
Columbus Business Journal (Columbus, Ohio) - Jun 01, 2018 12:45 PM (ET)
Clothes arriving from Sri Lanka. Jet engines made in southwest Ohio heading to northwest Washington. The last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere departing for a sanctuary in Indonesia.

First Look at New Mauka Concourse at Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu
KHON (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Jun 01, 2018 12:43 PM (ET)
Big changes are coming to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Las Vegas Airport Records Busiest April with 4.18M Visitors
US News (Washington, D.C.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:42 PM (ET)
The Clark County Aviation Department reports that McCarran International Airport logged its busiest April on record, marking a 14th consecutive month in gains for passenger traffic.

More Traveling Through Austin Airport, but Why do so Many Fly in July?
MyStatesman (Austin, Texas) - Jun 01, 2018 12:41 PM (ET)
Last July, more than 1.3 million passengers visited the airport, setting a traffic record for the facility. For those traveling this summer to or from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, expect long lines and lots of other travelers.

Illinois Budget Delivers $14.7M for Rockford Airport
Rockford Register Star (Rockford, Ill.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
The Greater Rockford Airport Authority could accelerate payoff of a $16.3 million debt if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the state budget bill lawmakers approved this week.

Aviation School Coming to Indianapolis International Airport
WTHR (Indianapolis) - Jun 01, 2018 12:38 PM (ET)
There is an airline pilot shortage, which is one of the reasons why Republic Airways announced today they plan to open an aviation school at Indianapolis International Airport.

Richmond Airport Sets April Passenger Record
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:37 PM (ET)
Richmond International Airport set a record for April passenger traffic last month.

Illinois Bicentennial: O'Hare International Airport a Place to Reunite with Loved Ones
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
Along with being a financial and transportation asset, O’Hare has an emotional connection with Illinoisans.

Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport Announces Another Nonstop Destination to Major City
KFOR (Oklahoma City, Okla.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:30 PM (ET)
A big announcement regarding another nonstop destination to a major city was made from Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport Thursday.

BOC Aviation to Buy Three Boeing 787-9s for List Price of $845 Million
Reuters (New York) - Jun 01, 2018 12:28 PM (ET)
BOC Aviation said it has agreed to buy three Boeing 787-9 aircraft at an aggregate list price of $845 million from Boeing Co.

Honeywell's Boeing Plane Testing out New Aviation Technology
Fox 10 (Phoenix) - Jun 01, 2018 12:26 PM (ET)
One can call this Boeing 757 a test lab in the sky. It is one of many planes that Honeywell has in their fleet, which is based at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The plans are used to try out new technologies that Honeywell is developing.

Aviation Day Inspires Youths
Blue Mountain Eagle (John Day, Oreg.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:23 PM (ET)
A host of volunteers welcomed 117 elementary students, mostly sixth-graders, from five county schools to an aviation field day Thursday at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day.

Yosemite Helicopter Crew Member Earns Aviation Safety Award
The Union Democrat (Sonara, Calif.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:20 PM (ET)
A federal contract helicopter crew member assigned to rescues and fires in and near Yosemite National Park has earned a national aviation safety award, public affairs staff in the park announced Thursday.

Southwest Airlines Announces New Tucson Flights to San Jose and Las Vegas
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:16 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines is adding more flights to its schedule at Tucson International Airport (TUS) later this year, including new nonstop flights to San Jose, Calif, additional flights to Las Vegas and the return of weekly flights to Oakland.

Bombardier Signs Letter of Intent with HK Bellawings Jet Limited for Up to 18 Global 6500 and Global
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:14 PM (ET)
Bombardier announced today that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 18 Global 6500 and Global 7500 business jets with HK Bellawings Jet Limited, a leading aircraft management company based in Hong Kong. If all firm orders and options are exercised, the transaction would be valued at approximately $1.14 billion U.S. based on 2018 list prices.

Business Journal: Sacramento International Airport, Eviva Midtown, Pet Stores
Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, Calif.) - Jun 01, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
Sacramento County officials are looking over proposals for hotels, restaurants and other commercial development south of Sacramento International Airport. The Sacramento Business Journal's Digital Editor Sonya Sorich says the deadline recently passed for developers to submit proposals for what's now empty land on a total of 128 acres.

One Person Hurt when Van Plunges from Miami International Airport Parking Garage
CBS Miami (Miami) - Jun 01, 2018 12:04 PM (ET)
An American Airlines employee is hospitalized after his service van plunged from the fourth floor of an airport parking garage.

Sheraton Near BWI Airport Sells to Canadian Hospitality Firm
The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore) - Jun 01, 2018 12:02 PM (ET)
A Canadian company has bought the Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel from the hotels and hospitality group of Berkadia, a Pennsylvania-based commercial real estate venture between Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group.

DuBois Regional Airport Passengers Continue to Increase
The Courier Express (DuBois, PA) - Jun 01, 2018 11:56 AM (ET)
The number of passengers flying to Pittsburgh or Baltimore using Southern Airways Express from the DuBois Regional Airport continues to increase.

Cargo Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
KTAR News (Phoenix) - Jun 01, 2018 11:52 AM (ET)
A cargo aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on Thursday, the Phoenix Fire Department confirmed.

Delta CEO on New Plans for Airline Travel
CNBC - Jun 01, 2018 11:50 AM (ET)
Delta CEO Edward Bastian discusses the company's new $2 billion plans for Delta airlines including re-designing LAX terminals, improving the customer experience, and training employees.

Canada's Edmonton International Pledges Support to Renewable Energy and Cleaner Fuel
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - Jun 01, 2018 11:48 AM (ET)
Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Canada’s fifth biggest by passenger numbers, has pledged its support to bringing low carbon, renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors.

Southwest Airlines to Expand US Service
Air Transport World - Jun 01, 2018 11:42 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines will expand services at its Dallas Love Field (DAL) hub as well as both New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Washington National (DCA) airports in the east and both Denver International (DEN) and Mineta San Jose International (SJC) airports out west, including several new nonstop routes, as part of a spate of service changes set for this winter.

US-UK Open Skies Deal Expected this Summer
Air Transport World - Jun 01, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
The US and UK are reportedly nearing the completion of a new Open Skies agreement, as the two countries look to ensure a smooth transition for transatlantic aviation post-Brexit.

IATA to Downgrade Airline Profit Forecast on Rising Fuel Prices
Air Transport World - Jun 01, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
IATA is set to cut its forecast for this year’s airline industry profits as fuel prices continue to rise more quickly than expected.

Ryanair CEO: Aer Lingus Deal Will Kickstart Connections
Air Transport World - Jun 01, 2018 11:37 AM (ET)
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said only a “tiny” number of passengers are connecting with Spanish carrier Air Europa, but he is expecting a new deal with Aer Lingus to be the acid test for the model. Just over a year ago, Ryanair began selling Air Europa long-haul flights on its website, forming the foundation for a wider connecting tie-up between the two airlines.

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