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Senate Committee to Consider UAS Bill
Jun 11, 2018 04:05 PM (ET)
Delta Launches New York-San Jose Route
Jun 11, 2018 12:12 PM (ET)
Frontier Airlines to Add 15 New Routes
Jun 11, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology and Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Jun 11, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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DFW Airport to Spend $25 Million to Install 'Intelligent' Windows
Dallas Morning News - Jun 11, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
Travelers at the DFW International Airport could be more comfortable during future travel, as the airport plans to install more specialized glass that control the amount of heat and glare entering through tarmac-facing windows in terminals.

Mexico City's New Airport Is an Environmental Disaster but It Could Become a Huge National Park
San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 11, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
Mexico City long ago outgrew the two-terminal Benito Juárez International Airport, which is notorious for delays, overcrowding and canceled flights.

Frankfurt Airport Truck Fire Damages Lufthansa Airbus A340 Plane
Reuters - Jun 11, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 was heavily damaged and 10 people were sent to a clinic to check for potential respiratory issues after a towing truck caught fire at Frankfurt airport, the German airline said on Monday.

Bombardier JV Wins $4.9 Billion Los Angeles Airport Contract
Reuters - Jun 11, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
Bombardier Inc and its partners have been awarded a $4.9 billion contract to build and operate a passenger transit system at the Los Angeles International Airport, the company said on Monday.

Changi Airport Beefs Up Security for Trump-Kim Summit
Tempo (Indonesia) - Jun 11, 2018 11:49 AM (ET)
The security at the International Changi Airport in Singapore felt slightly different on Monday, June 11, compared to regular days. The number of immigration security personnel had increased significantly at every corner of the airport.

Travel Ban Spurs Surge in Qatar Airport Cargo
Business Day (South Africa) - Jun 11, 2018 11:48 AM (ET)
Qatar’s Hamad International Airport may be struggling with plummeting passenger numbers amid a travel and trade ban imposed by rival Arab states, but the embargo has spurred air-freight volumes to record highs.

Food Truck Owners Bid for Spot in Pilot Program at Charlotte Airport
WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.) - Jun 11, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
Food truck owners have a few more days to bid for a spot at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

These New Airport Lounges Are Designed to Fight Jet Lag
Bloomberg - Jun 11, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
A stretching studio. Guided meditation sessions. Shower suites with light therapy. They sound like the features of a New Age spa. But all are elements of Qantas Airways’ new international transit lounge at the Perth Airport. And they’re all designed with one purpose in mind: helping you combat jet lag.

Cleared for Takeoff: Airport Upgrades Hinge on ANG's C-17, Emergency Training Center
Stanly News & Press (Albemarle, N.C.) - Jun 11, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Just like the past 30 years, future development and facility upgrades at the Stanly County Airport will greatly depend on the influence of the N.C. Air National Guard.

Airport Launches Super Summer Saturdays
MyPanhandle.com (Panama City, Fla.) - Jun 11, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport launched a new event to bring more traffic in and out of Panama City this summer.

Come Fly with Me: Oslo's Airport Wants You to Visit and Never Leave
TheRealDeal.com - Jun 11, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Besides to catch a flight, have you ever really wanted to spend time at an airport? Oslo Airport Gardermoen is trying to change that probable answer of “no” into a “hell, yes,” with a 43 million-square-foot city adjacent to the airport, so you could literally never have a reason to leave.

Airport Expansion Hit as Defence Ministry Refuses More Land
Times of India (India) - Jun 11, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
The airport will lose out on a chance to increase morning departures and airlines will lose a facility to maintain their planes and operate more services as the defence ministry has agreed to give only 8.5 acres of the 40 acres requested by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for building hangars and an apron near the second runway.

Airlines Are Clamoring to Hire K-State Graduates and Reverse Pilot Shortage
Kansas City Star - Jun 11, 2018 10:55 AM (ET)
Jacob Mitchell will never forget the thrill he felt the first time he saw an airplane take off. He was 4 and having lunch with his mom at a restaurant overlooking an airport.

How Can Canada Curb a Pilot Shortage? Get Girls Interested in Flying Early
CBC (Canada) - Jun 11, 2018 10:43 AM (ET)
Aviation groups are hoping that a weekend event in Ottawa will help curb Canada's pilot shortage by getting young girls and women interested in flying.

Frontier Airlines Flight Diverted to D/FW Airport
NBC DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) - Jun 11, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
A commercial flight was diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Saturday night after people on board smelled an odor in the cabin, officials say.

Fairbanks Airport Manager Accredited
Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) - Jun 11, 2018 10:40 AM (ET)
Fairbanks International Airport Manager Jeff Roach has earned the distinction of accredited airport executive by the American Association of Airport Executives.

Casey Joins Local Airport Fight
Altoona (Pa.) Mirror - Jun 11, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., took up the cause of west-central Pennsylvania’s rural airports last week, calling on the U.S. Department of Trans­portation to keep funding flights in Altoona and Johnstown.

Rahm Emanuel Invites Architects from Around the World to Design New O'Hare
Chicago Sun-Times - Jun 11, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is inviting architects from around the world to join what’s expected to be a heated competition to design his $8.7 billion O’Hare Airport expansion plan.

Airbus to Close Bombardier CSeries Deal July 1
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Airbus will take over majority control of Bombardier’s CSeries program on July 1, after the two parties receive all regulatory approvals and final negotiations over financial details of the transaction have been completed.

Arbitrator Sets Binding Interim Order to Enable Swoop Launch
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
An arbitrator’s binding interim order has paved the way for Calgary-based WestJet’s ultra-LCC Swoop to launch later this month with pilots recruited from outside the company, but the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) will become the pilots’ representative by September.

European Transport Ministers Approve Unfair Competition Safeguards
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
European transport ministers have agreed on proposals to support competitiveness and sustainability in the mobility sector, including one aimed at safeguarding competition within air transport, paving the way for negotiations with the European Parliament.

Kenya Airways Considers Bombardier CSeries, Embraer E2 Order
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Kenya Airways is evaluating an order of up to 20 Bombardier CSeries or Embraer E2 regional jets. A decision will be made by the end of this year, CEO Sebastian Mikosz told ATW on the sidelines of this week’s IATA AGM in Sydney.

AVIC Begins MA700 Airframe Major Assemblies
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
The Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) will begin making parts for the airframe major assemblies of the MA700 turboprop airliner this month, following the transmission of design data to the factories in the past few weeks.

EasyJet Europe Becomes Austria's Largest Airline
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
EasyJet Europe has become Austria’s largest airline after registering more than 100 aircraft in Austria since the launch of the Vienna-based LCC in July 2017.

Jenny to Retire from Standards Organization RTCA
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
Margaret Jenny will retire as president of the RTCA after 10 years in that post, the US standards organization announced June 8.

Hamburg Airport Trials 'Gate Delivery' Service
Air Transport World - Jun 11, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
Germany’s Hamburg Airport is launching a test phase for a new “Gate Delivery” service where passengers can order snacks and drinks online to be delivered directly to their departure gate. The trial runs through mid-July, and is available daily between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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