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House Passes Security-Related Bills
Jun 25, 2018 08:28 PM (ET)
DOT IG to Investigate FAA Oversight of Aircraft Evacuation Procedures
Jun 25, 2018 02:09 PM (ET)
JFK Airport to Gain Mexico Service
Jun 25, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
Digicast Presents 2018 FAA Headquarters Updates
Jun 25, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jun 25, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)

As Bruce Carter Retires as Director of Aviation, His Love of the Airline Industry Endures
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Jun 25, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
Bruce Carter fell in love with aviation at the age of five, when his parents would take him to airports to watch planes disappear into the sky.

Cuomo OKs Bill Paving Way for Rail Link to LaGuardia Airport
AP - Jun 25, 2018 03:43 PM (ET)
A rail line that will let train passengers travel between midtown Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport will get started with the signature of legislation by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Boeing Gets a Jump on Air Show with $14.4 Billion in Jet Deals
Bloomberg - Jun 25, 2018 03:42 PM (ET)
Boeing Co. isn’t waiting for next month’s Farnborough Air Show to unveil blockbuster aircraft deals.

Etihad Plans to Loan Pilots to Emirates
Airline Geeks - Jun 25, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
In a surprising announcement, Etihad Airways will loan out pilots to rival U.A.E. carrier, Emirates. The move was confirmed by officials from Emirates Airline as a way to stifle the airline’s ongoing pilot shortage. The unique pilot sharing program comes as both airlines continue to face their own unique struggles.

American Airlines Airbus Bound for Charlotte Diverted to London Airport
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Jun 25, 2018 02:48 PM (ET)
An American Airlines jet headed from Barcelona, Spain, to Charlotte (Airbus A330 N289AY) was diverted to London Heathrow Airport.

New $4.3 Million Taxiway Coming to Auburn University Regional Airport
OAnow.com (Opelika, Ala.) - Jun 25, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
The old terminal building at Auburn University Regional Airport is coming down to make way for a new $4.3 million taxiway.

Passenger Traffic at John Glenn Airport Up 6.4% in May
Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch - Jun 25, 2018 02:27 PM (ET)
Columbus’ airports continued to see increased activity in May, keeping them on track for record passenger and cargo numbers in 2018.

Growth of Low-Cost Airlines Giving Boost to Canada's Biggest Secondary Airports
Financial Post (Canada) - Jun 25, 2018 02:22 PM (ET)
Formerly sleepy secondary airports in Canada’s two busiest air markets are in for a new lease on life thanks to the rise of discount airlines and projected growth in travel over coming decade.

Luton Airport Evacuated after False Alarm
BBC News (U.K.) - Jun 25, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
Thousands of passengers had to be evacuated from Luton Airport after a fire alarm was triggered.

Dublin Airport Could Have a Third Terminal, Says Shane Ross
Irish Times (Ireland) - Jun 25, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
Minister for Transport Shane Ross has raised the possibility of a third terminal being built at Dublin airport.

Airport Privatisation 'Will Drive Up Fares'
The Times (U.K.) - Jun 25, 2018 02:17 PM (ET)
International aviation chiefs have warned that President Macron’s plan to privatise the Paris airport operator will lead to price rises for travellers.

With Brand-New Terminal, Butte's Bert Mooney Airport Pushes for More Flights
Montana Standard (Butte, Mont.) - Jun 25, 2018 02:16 PM (ET)
Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport has a spectacular new terminal. Now, the airport’s focused on getting more people — and more airplanes — to use it.

At Look at Changes at Tucson International Airport
Arizona Public Media (Tucson, Ariz.) - Jun 25, 2018 02:15 PM (ET)
A $28 million project to renovate Tucson International Airport is nearly complete.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Officials Plan Long-Term Improvements
ArkansasOnline.com (Little Rock, Ark.) - Jun 25, 2018 12:06 PM (ET)
The 20-year-old terminal building at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport will be getting a makeover in the next couple of years.

Des Moines International Airport Has a Critical Need for a New Terminal
Des Moines (Iowa) Register - Jun 25, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
The Des Moines Airport Authority Board has put in place a plan to have a new terminal in use during the year 2028. Many issues have been dealt with that are instrumental in completing the plan.

State Lawmakers May Seek More Control of Atlanta Airport
Gainesville (Ga.) Times - Jun 25, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
A new state Senate committee, which includes a Gainesville legislator, will look at the state’s role in operations of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Ongoing Pilot Shortage Takes its Toll on Flight Instructor Levels at UND
Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune - Jun 25, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
As the ongoing pilot shortage continues to take a toll on regional airlines and other parts of the industry, the shortage also is having an effect on those who train up-and-coming pilots at UND.

Airbus: Hard Brexit Could Heavily Impact UK Operations, Supply Chain
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
Airbus said it will need to reconsider its footprint, investments and dependency on the UK in the event of a hard Brexit, when the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

Grounded COMAC C919 Test Aircraft Fly Again after Modifications
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:18 AM (ET)
The first two Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) C919 flight test aircraft returned to the air on June 22 after weeks on the ground for what industry sources described as modifications.

Service Animal Debate Rages Ahead of New DOT Rules
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
American Airlines and New York-based JetBlue Airways are gearing up to implement new restrictions on passengers traveling with service animals on July 1, but the separate guidelines may soon become moot once the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issues its own rules later this summer.

Aegean Firms 30-Strong Order for Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has finalized an order for 30 A320neo family aircraft, comprising 10 A321neos and 20 A320neos. The purchase agreement follows an MOU signed in March.

Domestic Slots Guaranteed for New London Heathrow Runway
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:11 AM (ET)
The UK government has said it is prepared to intervene to reserve slots at London Heathrow Airport for domestic flights if the airport’s planned expansion goes ahead.

Thailand Establishes Stakeholder Committee on Airport Development
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
A government-industry advisory panel has been established in Thailand to provide greater collaboration amongst stakeholders regarding the country’s airport development program.

LOT Polish Airlines to Expand Budapest Operations
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
Warsaw-based LOT Polish Airlines, which launched its first transatlantic services from Budapest, Hungary to New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare in May, has added London City (LCY) services to its Hungarian network.

Norwegian to Launch Canadian Services
Air Transport World - Jun 25, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
LCC Norwegian plans to enter the Canadian market later this year with three initial routes—two will replicate its seasonal US services to the French Caribbean and the third will connect Canada with Ireland. Further routes were promised at the launch announcement.

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