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Ginger Evans to Step Down as Chicago Aviation Commissioner
Jun 20, 2018 06:15 PM (ET)
Abraham Lincoln Airport Begins Major Upgrade
Jun 20, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
Delta to Add Seattle-Osaka Service in 2019
Jun 20, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Presents FAA Technical Center Updates, Parts 1-2
Jun 20, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jun 20, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)

Airlines Ask U.S. Not to Fly Detained Kids on Their Flights
Bloomberg - Jun 20, 2018 06:29 PM (ET)
American Airlines Group Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. asked the U.S. government not to fly immigrant children separated from their families on their aircraft as President Donald Trump said he was abandoning his “zero tolerance” border-enforcement policy.

DHS: Airlines 'Buckling to False Media Narrative' on Family Separations
The Hill (Washington) - Jun 20, 2018 06:28 PM (ET)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday accused three airline carriers of "buckling to a false media narrative" over the recent separation of children from their families at the United States' southern border.

Gatwick First Airport Awarded 'Zero Waste to Landfill' Accreditation
International Airport Review - Jun 20, 2018 06:28 PM (ET)
Gatwick has become the first airport to achieve a Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation from the Carbon Trust. The airport made the announcement as it published its annual Decade of Change report, which monitors its progress against ten sustainability targets.

Construction Contract Awarded in Multi-Million New Zealand Airport Terminal Build
International Airport Review - Jun 20, 2018 06:27 PM (ET)
A contract has been awarded to a construction firm to build a terminal at New Plymouth Airport. The appointee, Clelands Construction, is based just six kilometres from the airport on the North Island of New Zealand’s west coast.

Delta Adding New Bombardier Planes to Regional Fleet
TravelPulse - Jun 20, 2018 06:26 PM (ET)
Delta Air Lines continues to revamp its fleet with the announced agreement with Bombardier to purchase 20 of the manufacturer’s CRJ900 aircraft.

Commission Approves Use of Airport Mill Funds
Jamestown (N.D.) Sun - Jun 20, 2018 06:22 PM (ET)
The Stutsman County Commission approved 4-0, with Chairman Mark Klose absent, a request from the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority to use some or all of the funds generated by the airport’s millage if needed for the parking lot project.

Plenty of Activity at the Marana Regional Airport
Marana News (Tucson, Ariz.) - Jun 20, 2018 02:54 PM (ET)
There is a lot going on at Marana Regional Airport. Town staff are constantly working on ways to improve the facility and provide better service to those using the airport, whether they are long time tenants or travelers making a quick stop in Marana.

High School Students Could Be the Answer for Pilot Shortage
VirginiaFirst.com (Roanoke, Va.) - Jun 20, 2018 02:53 PM (ET)
Free falling is one way to describe the current number of pilots both in the military and for commercial airlines.

ATL Airport University Pilot Program To Launch In September
Georgia Public Broadcasting (Atlanta) - Jun 20, 2018 02:52 PM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the largest employer in the state of Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. That would put the airport as the 12th most populated city in the state, according to the 2010 census.

Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport Considering Major Overhaul of Parking
KSTP (Minneapolis) - Jun 20, 2018 02:51 PM (ET)
The Metropolitan Airports Commission is considering a major overhaul of parking at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport.

What Does The Future Hold For Hillsboro's Airport?
Hillsboro (Ore.) Patch - Jun 20, 2018 02:51 PM (ET)
Will Hillsboro Airport's runways change? Where will flight schools go? Will the community see space for new shops and restaurants at the airport? These are just three of many questions the Hillsboro Airport planning advisory committee will answer at a high level June 21, as they finalize recommendations for the airport's preferred alternative for development over the next 20 years.

Q-C Airport Passenger Numbers Up Compared to Last Year
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Jun 20, 2018 02:50 PM (ET)
The Quad-City airport authority’s discussion of monthly passenger traffic Tuesday was vastly different than this time last year.

TSA: Fliers Will Face More Scrutiny for Powders in Carry-On Bags
USA Today - Jun 20, 2018 02:49 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration began scrutinizing containers of powders in fliers' carry-on bags last summer as part of a broader security push, and will soon ask foreign airports that send flights directly to the U.S. to do the same.

Nashville Airport Could Lose Big Local Names in Concessions Overhaul
Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) - Jun 20, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
Nashville International Airport is planning to overhaul its concessions in a move that could mean the exit of popular local businesses such as Noshville deli and Parnassus Books.

Most Air France Unions Cancel Planned June Strikes
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Most Air France unions have called off strikes planned for June 23-26 in the latest twist in a months-long conflict with staff over pay that has so far led to 15 strike days, the resignation of the former Air France-KLM group CEO and a financial cost of around €400 million ($462 million).

FedEx to Take 24 More Boeing Freighters in $6.6 Billion Order
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
FedEx Corp. has ordered 24 more Boeing freighters, comprising 12 767Fs and 12 777Fs.

Industry Steps Up Action Calls for CORSIA Standards
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
With barely seven months left before new emissions reporting requirements come into force for international flights, governments are being pressed to take urgent action so that standards are in place in time to comply.

UAV Incidents Close Runways at Oslo Airport
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
Two incidents involving dangerous use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) have led to a stiff warning from Norwegian airports authority Avinor.

Flybe Narrows Net Loss on Business Plan, New Management
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, recorded a reduced net loss for the 2017-18 financial year, with the company CEO reporting most parameters improving.

ACI Defends Airport Privatization
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Airports Council International (ACI) has defended airport privatization as one “viable solution” to the capacity crunch, following airline criticism of the model.

Survey Predicts Jump in Airline Technology Spending
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
Airlines are on the cusp of making large investments to make their aircraft more connected, a survey released Tuesday indicates.

American Regional PSA Airlines Stabilizes Computer Systems
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
PSA Airlines, a wholly owned American Airlines subsidiary, has “stabilized” its computer systems and plans to steadily ramp up its schedule following nearly a week of disruptions that triggered cancellations throughout the regional carrier’s network, including its entire June 19 morning schedule, American said.

Cathay Pacific to Introduce A350-1000 on Taipei Route July 1
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to debut its first Airbus A350-1000 to commercial service on July 1, on the carrier’s route from Hong Kong to Taipei.

Russian Regional UVT Aero Begins International Flights
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:34 AM (ET)
Russian regional UVT aero has launched its first international routes to Batumi (Georgia) from Kazan, Ufa and Perm. All services are 2X-weekly and use Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Resumes Vienna Services
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:34 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) relaunched direct flights to Vienna June 16, after an eight-year gap.

Ethiopian Airlines to Open Second Spanish Route
Air Transport World - Jun 20, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch 4X-weekly Addis Ababa-Barcelona El Prat (Spain) services beginning Aug. 1. Ethiopian will use a Boeing 787 on this route.

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