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Chairman Katko Introduces Bill Restricting Use of PreCheck Lanes
Jun 28, 2018 05:54 PM (ET)
Annual FAA Contract Tower Workshop Held
Jun 28, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
Austin Gould Named to TSA Position
Jun 28, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
AAAE Opens Registration for Basic Snow Academies
Jun 28, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jun 28, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)

Mumbai Airport's Terminal 1 Becomes First to Offer Automated Check-In Facility
Economic Times (India) - Jun 28, 2018 06:52 PM (ET)
Airlines operating out of the Terminal 1 (T1) of the city airport now provide self-bag drop (SBD) facility to passengers, making it the only terminal with such a fully-automated check-in system, a release said today.

Mobile Airport Authority Accepts Report Backing Swap
AL.com (Ala.) - Jun 28, 2018 06:51 PM (ET)
The Mobile Airport Authority board voted unanimously Wednesday to accept a report that swapping the roles of its two airports is feasible.

What Will Airports Look Like in 30 Years?
Houston Chronicle - Jun 28, 2018 06:50 PM (ET)
Airports could evolve into small cities with office complexes, hotels and shopping centers that entice travelers to stick around and spend more money.

Airport to Look Within for New Director
Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) - Jun 28, 2018 06:49 PM (ET)
The Western Nebraska Airport Authority Board met in a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss whether or not to hire an outside firm to search for a new airport director.

Stakeholders Debate Priorities for Airport Noise Mitigation
Westside Seattle - Jun 28, 2018 06:46 PM (ET)
Representatives of the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Sea-Tac, Tukwila and Federal Way recently headed to the airport to discuss how to reduce noise pollution.

FAA Brings Paulding Airport Commercialization Effort to End
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jun 28, 2018 06:44 PM (ET)
A years-long effort to commercialize a second airport in metro Atlanta came to a halt this week as the Federal Aviation Administration closed its file on the Paulding County airport’s application.

Thompson Announces Grant for Bradford Airport Study
Bradford (Pa.) Era - Jun 28, 2018 06:43 PM (ET)
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson on Wednesday announced a federal grant that will help the Bradford Regional Airport develop a business strategy for a 13-acre site at the airport.

Sioux Gateway Airport Adds Third Flight to Chicago
KCAU (Sioux City, Iowa) - Jun 28, 2018 06:41 PM (ET)
Another flight to Chicago is being added to to the Sioux Gateway Airport.

Plane Diverted to Dulles Airport after Passenger Dies on United Flight
13 News Now (Norfolk, Va.) - Jun 28, 2018 06:39 PM (ET)
A plane traveling from Houston to Boston was forced to divert to Dulles airport after a passenger died on the United flight, a statement from United Airline reads.

Ford Airport Submits 20-Year Plan to Board
WOOD (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - Jun 28, 2018 06:38 PM (ET)
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport submitted its 20-year master plan to its authority board Wednesday morning.

Eagle Jet International and SkyWest Ease the Transition to the Airlines
Flying Magazine - Jun 28, 2018 06:33 PM (ET)
The pilot shortage continues to be thorn in the side of the airline industry, and the 1,500-hour requirement for pilots to enter as first officers has not helped. To ease the initial stage for pilots entering an airline career, Eagle Jet International, a Florida-based training company, has established a program that allows them to step into the right seat of a passenger aircraft quicker and with less money out of pocket.

Croken Urges Regional Approach to Quad-City Airport Funding
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Jun 28, 2018 05:58 PM (ET)
Scott County Supervisor candidate Ken Croken wants Scott County to lead the charge in launching a regional approach to "secure the future" of the Quad-City International Airport.

Airport Reimbursed for Runway Land
Mount Airy (N.C.) News - Jun 28, 2018 05:57 PM (ET)
The Mount Airy-Surry County Airport will receive $211,500 from the state as reimbursement for money previously spent on expansion.

King Shaka International Airport is Going Silent
TimesLIVE (South Africa) - Jun 28, 2018 05:56 PM (ET)
The Airports Company South Africa has announced that King Shaka International would join the list of airports that would no longer be making passenger boarding calls in the domestic departure check-in areas and at boarding gates.

FAA, EASA Sign Agreement To Lower Validation Costs
Aviation International News - Jun 28, 2018 03:44 PM (ET)
The FAA and EASA recently took further steps to ease product validations, including signing a new agreement that will result in lower approval fees. The Bilateral Oversight Board Decision 0008 (BOB 0008) was endorsed during the 17th Annual FAA-EASA International Safety Conference held last week in Washington, D.C., essentially outlining the parameters of involvement of the validating agency, the amount of time, and percent of fees that will be assessed for various validations.

Name of Northern Maine Regional Airport Changing
WAGM (Presque Isle, Maine) - Jun 28, 2018 03:43 PM (ET)
The Northern Maine Regional Airport will now be called the Presque Isle International Airport.

Governor Walker Announces $8 Million Expansion to Appleton Airport
WDJT (Milwaukee) - Jun 28, 2018 03:43 PM (ET)
Governor Scott Walker announced an $8 million expansion to Appleton International Airport in conjunction with Air Wisconsin. Once completed, the expansion project is expected to create 80 new high-skill jobs.

Atlanta Has the Drive to Be a Top US Cargo Airport, But It May Be a Bumpy Ride
The Loadstar (U.K.) - Jun 28, 2018 03:42 PM (ET)
Atlanta has set its sights on becoming a cutting-edge cargo airport – but faces several challenges.

FedEx Renews Ontario Airport Lease, Plans to Invest $100 Million in Improvements
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Jun 28, 2018 12:04 PM (ET)
FedEx Express has announced it will extend its lease at the Ontario International Airport for at least another three decades, and it plans to make $100 million in improvements there.

Vietnamese Startup Bamboo Airways Adds 20 Boeing 787-9s to Fleet
Air Transport World - Jun 28, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
Proposed Vietnamese startup airline Bamboo Airways has boosted its fleet plans with a major Boeing widebody aircraft deal, supplementing an existing agreement for Airbus narrowbodies.

China's Hainan Airlines to Sell Remaining Azul Stake
Air Transport World - Jun 28, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
China’s Hainan Airlines is selling the remainder of its stake in Brazil's Azul Airlines—part of Hainan parent HNA Group's continuing efforts to raise cash and pay down debt.

Aeroflot Shareholders Approve Leasing Deal for 50 Irkut MC-21s
Air Transport World - Jun 28, 2018 09:07 AM (ET)
Aeroflot Group shareholders approved an operating lease of 50 new Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft from lessor Avia Capital Services (ACS) during Aeroflot’s AGM June 25. ACS is the leasing arm of state-owned Rostec Corp. According to Aeroflot, the planned timeframe for delivery runs from 1Q 2020 to 3Q 2026, subject to amendment and extension.

Qantas Reveals First Cabin Upgrade for Bombardier Turboprop Fleet
Air Transport World - Jun 28, 2018 09:07 AM (ET)
Qantas has completed a cabin refurbishment on the first of its turboprop aircraft, as the group undertakes an upgrade program across its Bombardier fleet.

Industry Welcomes Progress on CORSIA Standards
Air Transport World - Jun 28, 2018 09:06 AM (ET)
The air transport industry’s global emissions scheme progressed one step further this week when a set of standards was agreed at an ICAO Council meeting in Montreal.

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