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Birmingham Airport Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Jul 09, 2018 02:05 PM (ET)
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Pittsburgh Airport Gears Up for Development
The Business Journal (Youngstown, OH.) - Jul 09, 2018 04:29 PM (ET)
Big things are on the horizon for Pittsburgh International Airport and not all of them are the planes touching down. Since U.S. Airways shuttered its hub here 14 years ago, a new line of thinking has permeated the airport’s growth and development.

U.S. Airports Near New Passenger Record as Demand for Air Travel Continues to Grow
Los Angeles Times - Jul 09, 2018 04:26 PM (ET)
People are crowding into U.S. airports at near record levels, leaving airport managers worried that the country’s facilities won’t be able to handle much more of the ever-growing demand for air travel.

New Orleans Airport's I-10 Ramp Moving Toward Design Phase
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) - Jul 09, 2018 04:24 PM (ET)
As construction of Louis Armstrong International Airport's new passenger terminal enters its final seven months, state highway officials are racing to improve road access to it from Interstate 10. The Department of Transportation and Development plans to hold a public meeting on the status of the roadwork July 24 at 5 p.m. Kenner's City Park pavilion, 3800 Loyola Drive.

Southwest GA Regional Airport Numbers Flying High
WBRC Fox 6 News (Birmingham, Ala.) - Jul 09, 2018 04:21 PM (ET)
The Aviation Commission received encouraging news on the growth and productivity of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

Inside San Francisco Airport's Terminal 1 Redevelopment Plans
Airport Technology (New York) - Jul 09, 2018 04:19 PM (ET)
San Francisco International Airport has revealed the first images of its Terminal 1 renovation project, which is to be completed by 2022. As construction works begin at the Californian hub, Airport Technology explores how the terminal will look in four years’ time.

San Antonio Aviation Director Talks Travel Ban, Airport Construction and Flying the F-22
San Antonio Express News - Jul 09, 2018 04:13 PM (ET)
When Russ Handy told his parents he wanted to fly planes, they thought he was crazy. Handy’s parents didn’t have a lot of money, he said. But Handy had ambitions to fly commercial jets or run airports and handed them a pamphlet for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

U.S. Airlines Begin Resuming Service to Haiti
Airline Geeks (Washington, D.C.) - Jul 09, 2018 04:08 PM (ET)
Two U.S. airlines have resumed service to Haiti as of Sunday, after service was suspended due to civil unrest in the island nation. Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have resumed service to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. However, Spirit and JetBlue have both cancelled their flights Sunday to Haiti. All four airlines cancelled flights on Saturday to the island as unrest grew.

TSA-Approved Ways to Cut the Airport Screening Line
13NewsNow (Norfolk, Va.) - Jul 09, 2018 04:05 PM (ET)
The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card.

SITA to Explore Blockchain Technology Under Aviation Blockchain Sandbox Project
BWHotelier (New Delhi) - Jul 09, 2018 04:03 PM (ET)
MORE THAN 100 top IT executives, attending SITA’s Customer Innovation Forum, were the first to be invited to join the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox. SITA is investing in the infrastructure to accelerate industry-specific research into the viability of running multi-enterprise apps using distributed ledger technology, more commonly known as blockchain. The company is welcoming interested industry players to use the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox at no cost to them.

Airbus Predicts Big Growth in Aviation Despite Climate Impact
EUobserver (Belgium) - Jul 09, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
European aircraft maker Airbus is expecting 37,390 new aircraft will be required in the next 20 years as traffic will grow at 4.4 percent per year. The more than doubling in the world fleet to 48,000 aircraft will spark a need for 540,000 new pilots, according to the company's new Global Market Forecast 2018-2037. Aviation is already estimated to be responsible for 2.0-2.5 percent of global CO2 emissions.

JFK Airport is Using VR and AR to Entertain Passengers – Will More Airports Follow?
Compelo (United Kingdom) - Jul 09, 2018 03:56 PM (ET)
New York City's JFK Airport has opened a pop-up VR and AR experience centre called PeriscapeVR as it becomes one of the first airports to leverage the technologies for entertainment. Global Data analyst Elena Mogos consider whether the wider tourism industry could now follow suit

WestJet Executive Vice-President Bob Cummings Retires
AviationTribune (Estonia) - Jul 09, 2018 03:53 PM (ET)
The WestJet Group of Companies announced changes to its executive leadership team. Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Guest Services will retire effective July 31, 2018. Cam Kenyon, Executive Vice-President, Operations is leaving WestJet to return to the United States effective August 31, 2018. Charles Duncan, Executive Vice-President, and President, WestJet Encore has been appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer, effective August 1, 2018.

Canada's Calgary Airport Receives $28 Million Grant for Access Road Expansion
International Airport Review (United Kingdom) - Jul 09, 2018 03:50 PM (ET)
The Canadian Government has given a grant of $28 million to develop an industrial access road across northeast Calgary. The central Government grant adds to investment already put forward by the the Government of Alberta.

Inverness Chosen as Remote Digital Tower Hub for Seven Scottish Airports
International Airport Review (United Kingdom) - Jul 09, 2018 03:48 PM (ET)
Inverness is to be the new hub of air traffic control for the seven vital airports in Scotland with an advancement in ATM which has led to the development of cameras to replace current air traffic control towers.

Air Tanzania Receives Their First Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Intelligent Aerospace (Spokane, Wash.) - Jul 09, 2018 03:42 PM (ET)
Air Tanzania receives their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner After successfully completing all standard ground and flight tests, Boeing has handed over the first 787-8 to Air Tanzania.

Singapore, Germany's DFS Sign Air Traffic Management Agreement
Intelligent Aerospace (Spokane, Wash.) - Jul 09, 2018 03:35 PM (ET)
SINGAPORE -- The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Germany's DFS Aviation Services have signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on air traffic management technologies, management concepts and solutions.

Qatar Airways Brings FIFA World Cup Excitement to the Skies
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 09, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways, an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, has taken its celebration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to the skies with a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA livery, ahead of the tournament’s Semi-Final and Final match.

Air Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 09, 2018 03:31 PM (ET)
Global air passenger traffic reached record levels in May despite rising airline costs tied to jet fuel prices. Data recently released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shows that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.1 percent in May compared to the same month in 2017.

Ethiopian Airlines to Enter Aircraft Interiors Market
Air Transport World - Jul 09, 2018 01:05 PM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines Group will start manufacturing aircraft-interior components in Ethiopia, after forming a partnership with German cabin specialist ACM Aerospace. Following a feasibility study, Ethiopian said July 5 it has agreed to produce aircraft seat covers, safety belts, carpets and other interior parts for ACM Aerospace.

Garuda Indonesia, Unions Ink Agreement to Avoid Strikes
Air Transport World - Jul 09, 2018 01:03 PM (ET)
Garuda Indonesia has averted a strike threat following an agreement with key employee unions. An airline spokesman told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily the agreement has been signed by management, the pilots’ association and another employee union. As part of the deal, the employee groups have committed to not carry out previous threats to hold a strike this month.

Gulf Air Drops CSeries Order
Air Transport World - Jul 09, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
Confusion surrounded the status of Gulf Air’s order for Bombardier CSeries regional jets July 6, as reports on several European aviation sites suggested the Bahraini carrier had canceled the deal.

Startup Green Africa Airways Secures Investment
Air Transport World - Jul 09, 2018 01:00 PM (ET)
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has completed its initial financing push in partnership with pan-African investment manager Kuramo Capital, and has begun negotiations for its future fleet

Airbus Decreases A320neo Glider Fleet; Forecasts 4.4% Demand Growth
Air Transport World - Jul 09, 2018 12:55 PM (ET)
Airbus has started reducing the number of A320neo family “gliders” awaiting engines at its facilities in Toulouse and Hamburg. According to Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Guillaume Faury, 86 aircraft were still on the ground at the end of June, down from a peak of over 100 at the end of May.

A330neo Arrives in Atlanta on Route-Proving Flight with TAP
Air Transport World - Jul 09, 2018 12:52 PM (ET)
Airbus is continuing its route-proving program toward A330neo certification, completing a 2-hr. leg from Chicago O’Hare to Atlanta Hartsfield July 7.

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