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Lost Nation Airport Show is Back Under New Name, New Management
News-Herald (Northeast Ohio) - Jul 03, 2017 07:17 PM (ET)
After a two-year absence, the air show is soaring back to Lost Nation Airport in Willoughby — under a new name and new management.

Airlines Have Mixed Reaction to Trump's Security Directive
Travel Weekly - Jul 03, 2017 07:14 PM (ET)
The airline industry offered mixed reactions to newly enhanced security measures from the Department of Homeland Security that would enable carriers to sidestep bans on laptops and tablets in the passenger cabins.

Backing Secured for Major Airport Serving Melbourne's South-East
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Jul 03, 2017 06:55 PM (ET)
A $7 billion proposal to build a privately-owned international airport for Melbourne's south-east will be presented to the Victorian government next week.

Security Reminders for the Busy Air Travel Season
WRVO (Oswego, N.Y.) - Jul 03, 2017 06:55 PM (ET)
As the summer travel season revs up, the Transportation Security Administration asks travelers to do their part to keep things running smoothly. And that includes the travelers that board planes at Hancock International Airport.

Airport Expansion Shows Endless Possibilities at Griffiss
Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y) - Jul 03, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
When Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Russell Stark asked for $600,000 from the Oneida County Legislature at last month’s meeting, it was to move Griffiss International Airport forward, again.

Airport Day Fun for All Ages
Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal - Jul 03, 2017 11:51 AM (ET)
Mansfield Airport Day drew plenty of people Saturday, and when skies cleared there were free Young Eagles airplane rides for dozens of youth.

Washington Aviation Director Retires
General Aviation News - Jul 03, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
After 35 years of federal and state service, including the last six years as Director of Aviation at the Washington State Department of Transportation, Tristan Atkins is retiring.

New Pilots Get 'Best Dress Rehearsal' at Smaller Airlines
Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) - Jul 03, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
Most flight cancellations at Johnstown can be traced to one issue: There aren’t enough pilots and first officers.

Missing RDU Employee Allison Cope Found Alive
ABC 11 (Raleigh, N.C.) - Jul 03, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
Allison Cope, the Starbuck employee who disappeared from her job Monday, has been found alive in Virginia Beach, according to RDU officials.

Gatwick Runway Closed and Flights Diverted After Pilot Reports Seeing Drone Flying Too Close to Airp
The Mirror (U.K.) - Jul 03, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
Flights were diverted and a runway was closed at Gatwick this evening after a pilot reported a drone flying too close to the airport.

CISF Gets Best Airport Security Award from World Quality Congress
Times of India - Jul 03, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
The security provided by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Delhi airport has been awarded the 'best airport security' by the World Quality Congress (WQC).

Passenger Jet Catches on Fire at Denver Airport
Business Insider - Jul 03, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
An engine on a SkyWest passenger jet caught on fire moments after landing in Denver on Sunday, forcing passengers to evacuate.

Orlando Airport Traffic Expected to Jump for 4th of July
News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.) - Jul 03, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
The Fourth of July travel season has already started and officials at Orlando International Airport are expecting the number of travelers passing through to jump 5.6 percent from last year.

Oxnard Airport Gets Federal Grant for Long-Term Planning
Ventura County (Calif.) Star - Jul 03, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
Activity at the Oxnard Airport dipped when the economy took a nosedive, but planes have returned in recent years, bringing operations close to pre-recession levels.

Pilot Shortage Leads Horizon to Cancel 6% of August Flights
FlightGlobal - Jul 03, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
A shortage of pilots has led US regional carrier Horizon Air to cancel a significant number of flights this summer, including some 6% of the airline's flights in August, parent company Alaska Air Group confirms.

National Pilot Shortage Brings Temporary Flight Cutbacks to Yakima Airport
KIMA (Yakima, Wash.) - Jul 03, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Several Alaska Airline flights have been suspended between Yakima and Seattle-Tacoma airports because of a national pilot shortage.

Abu Dhabi Removed from Laptop Ban List
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi has been removed from the list of 10 airports from which US-bound passengers are required to check large personal electronic devices rather than carry the devices on board aircraft.

European Airlines Call for Review of Airport Charging Systems
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
European airline passengers are paying excessive airport charges, particularly at monopoly airports and airports which operate under the so-called ‘dual till’ system, according to airline lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E).

AirBaltic to Take Sixth and Seventh CS300 Within Four Days
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Latvian carrier airBaltic expects to receive two more Bombardier CS300s by mid-July, eight months after becoming the launch customer for the larger CSeries variant. The airline plans to receive its sixth Bombardier CS300 on July 10 and its seventh on July 14.

Boeing Global Services Unit Set for Launch
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
Boeing Global Services, the aircraft manufacturer’s new business unit formed from the customer services groups within the company’s existing Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security units, will commence operations July 1.

Boeing Sees Demand for Only 81 Very Large Aircraft in Next 20 Years
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
Demand for the very large passenger aircraft (VLA) sector has declined to such an extent that Boeing forecasts only 81 big aircraft will be built in the next 20 years, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP-marketing Randy Tinseth told ATW in Brussels.

Senate FAA Bill's Airline Fee, Pilot Training Provisions Spur Controversy
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Two provisions in the US Senate’s FAA reauthorization legislation cleared June 29 by a key committee received immediate pushback.

Walsh: IAG's Level and Vueling on Standby to Fill Alitalia Capacity
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh said IAG member airlines Level and Vueling are prepared to provide immediate additional capacity if Alitalia is forced to downsize and restructures further.

BOC Aviation Orders First Boeing 787-9s
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has ordered four Boeing 787-9s, its first order for this variant of the twin-aisle Boeing aircraft.

Chorus Aviation Capital Acquires Six ATR 72-600s from Avation PLC
Air Transport World - Jul 03, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Halifax-based Chorus Aviation Capital, the leasing arm of Chorus Aviation, has acquired six ATR 72-600 turboprops with attached leases from Singapore-based lessor Avation PLC, the company said June 29. Chorus Aviation is the parent of Canadian regional carrier Jazz.

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