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Newport News Airport Director Honored
Jun 22, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
Fitch Affirms JFK IAT Bond Rating
Jun 22, 2018 03:21 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines to Add Sacramento-Kona, Hawaii, Flights
Jun 22, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Basic ASOS School in Wisconsin
Jun 22, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jun 22, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)

TSA Finds Fake Explosive Device at Chicago O'Hare Airport
TMJ 4 (Milwaukee) - Jun 22, 2018 02:37 PM (ET)
A fake Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found in a traveler's carry-on bag at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport according to TSA.

Newport News City Councilwoman Appointed Peninsula Airport Commission's Chairman
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Jun 22, 2018 02:36 PM (ET)
The Peninsula Airport Commission has appointed a longtime Newport News city councilwoman as its newest board chairman.

Tucson Airport Board Approves New Land Lease for Raytheon
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Jun 22, 2018 02:34 PM (ET)
The Tucson Airport Authority has approved a new lease for Raytheon Missile Systems that adds about 39 acres of vacant land to its current plant footprint adjacent to the airport.

Which Gate Do You Need? Pittsburgh Airport Will Be Moving Airlines All Over the Place.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jun 22, 2018 02:34 PM (ET)
Pittsburgh International Airport airlines may soon be playing a game of musical chairs, thanks in part to a planned $1.1 billion terminal modernization project and lease negotiations.

Who Will Pay for Heathrow Airport's £14bn Third Runway?
Financial Times (U.K.) - Jun 22, 2018 02:23 PM (ET)
When Heathrow airport was originally proposed in wartime as “an airfield near London capable of accommodating heavy transport aircraft of the latest type”, the cabinet did not take long to reach its decision.

Arizona-to-Hawaii Flight Returns to Airport with Gauge Issue
AP - Jun 22, 2018 02:22 PM (ET)
Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to the Phoenix airport because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge.

Richmond International Airport Reopens After Receiving 7 Inches of Rain Overnight
WRIC (Richmond, Va.) - Jun 22, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) was closed for several hours Friday morning after heavy rain caused flash flooding in the region.

3rd Attempt Planned for Airport Pad
Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Jun 22, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
The contractor that installed two flawed concrete pads on an aircraft apron at Grand Junction Regional Airport is preparing for a third, possibly charmed, try.

It's Been 20 Years, But Could Commercial Airline Service Be Returning to Meacham Airport?
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Jun 22, 2018 02:19 PM (ET)
Fort Worth's Meacham International Airport, off Main Street about five miles north of downtown, is said to be in the running for a new passenger airline being considered by the founder of the low-cost carrier JetBlue.

First Aircraft for New Pilot Training Company Arrive in Wichita Falls
News Channel 6 (Wichita Falls, Texas) - Jun 22, 2018 11:57 AM (ET)
The first three aircraft for a new pilot training company are now in Wichita Falls.

Roanoke Flight School Opens Doors, Cockpits to the Community
WDBJ (Roanoke, Va.) - Jun 22, 2018 11:56 AM (ET)
A local flight school wants to show more people what it's like to fly - and in doing so help ease the worldwide pilot shortage.

Charlotte May Spend Millions to Bring Amazon Distribution Center Near the Airport
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Jun 22, 2018 11:55 AM (ET)
The city of Charlotte is close to finalizing a $13.4 million incentive deal with Amazon to build a 2.5-million-square-foot distribution center on 100 acres north of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Airport Vote Grounded, City Looks for Paths Forward
Coast News Group (Encinitas, Calif.) - Jun 22, 2018 11:54 AM (ET)
The long running debate about the McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan update will continue for several more months.

Philadelphia Airport Opens New Pet Relief Area
PennLive.com (Harrisburg, Pa.) - Jun 22, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)
Philadelphia International Airport has opened a permanent animal relief area for travelers with pets.

WestJet ULCC Swoop Makes Inaugural Flight, Looks to Expand Quickly
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:09 AM (ET)
WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop took to the skies June 20 with an early-morning inaugural flight from Hamilton to Abbotsford, marking the next major development in what is an expanding Canadian low-cost airline scene.

Virgin Atlantic Names New CEO as Kreeger Steps Down at Year-End
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger will step down at the end of the year and be succeeded by Shai Weiss, the UK carrier’s current CCO and former CFO, on Jan. 1, 2019.

UK Trade Minister Quits over Heathrow Airport Expansion
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
Britain’s trade minister resigned on June 21 over a planned House of Commons vote on whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.

WestJet Link Launches Western Canada Flights with Pacific Coastal
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
Canadian LCC WestJet Airlines’ regional airline service WestJet Link debuted June 20 with its first flight between British Columbia cities Cranbrook and Prince George, flown via capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Vancouver-based regional carrier Pacific Coastal Airlines.

NTSB: Fatigue Crack Led to 2015 British Airways Engine Fire
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
A fatigue crack in a turbine disk web and subsequent uncontained engine failure led to the Sept. 8, 2015 engine fire on a British Airways (BA) Boeing 777-236ER on takeoff from Las Vegas, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said June 20.

Child Border Policy Brings US Airlines into Political Fray
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest airlines into the political debate.

Korea's Jin Air Co-CEO Steps Down
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Korean LCC Jin Air is experiencing a change in leadership, with the resignation of co-CEO Kwon Hyuk-min.

Canadian ULCC Flair Airlines Moves Headquarters to Edmonton
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Fast-growing Canadian ultra-LCC Flair Airlines, fresh off a doubling of its weekly frequencies, will move its headquarters to Edmonton.

Paris, Hong Kong Airport Operators Ink Cooperation Agreements
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
Paris airports operator Groupe ADP and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK) have signed two MOUs covering airport management, aviation development and cargo development aimed at strengthening cooperation between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Pegasus Airlines Adds Muscat, Dammam Routes to Gulf Network
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines is expanding its Middle East presence with two new routes to the Gulf—Saudi Arabia’s oil industry center Dammam and Oman’s capital Muscat.

KLM Revamps Main Cabin Long-Haul Meal Service
Air Transport World - Jun 22, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase in a new meal service concept in its economy-class cabins for intercontinental flights, as it cuts the number of cabin crew on many routes.

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