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House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2018 DOT/FAA Spending Bill
Jul 11, 2017 07:41 PM (ET)
Law Enforcement Reimbursement Major Focus of Second Pekoske Confirmation Hearing
Jul 11, 2017 04:13 PM (ET)
Fitch Rates Hawaii CFC Revenue Bonds
Jul 11, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Human Factors in Firefighting Program
Jul 11, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 11, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)



Airlines Make Progress in Getting Flight Laptop Ban Lifted
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Jul 11, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
Airlines have been making progress in getting a laptop ban lifted, with more carriers expected to follow suit in the coming days, according a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman.

Bids Awarded for First Phase of $58M Airport Overhaul
Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette - Jul 11, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Chemung County legislators Monday awarded the first contracts for an ambitious renovation of Elmira Corning Regional Airport's terminal, clearing the way for construction to begin in the coming weeks.

Denver International Airport Making Improvements to Runway
KDVR (Denver) - Jul 11, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Work is underway on a $29.5 million project to rehabilitate and improve one of Denver International Airport’s six heavily-used runways.

Colorado Airports Receive $7.1 Million for Infrastructure Improvements
Denver Post - Jul 11, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Three Colorado airports received grants for infrastructure improvement projects, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced.

Airport's 'BBB' Rating Affirmed
Pacific Daily News (Guam) - Jul 11, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed the Guam International Airport Authority's long-standing 'BBB' bond rating and described its outlook as stable.

New Flights Being Added to Colorado Springs Airport
Fox 21 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Jul 11, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
You can now fly to the San Diego and Washington-Dulles Airports from Colorado Springs.

Queenstown Airport Operations Crew Responsible for Jetstar Breaking Curfew
Stuff (New Zealand) - Jul 11, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
It is unclear whether Queenstown Airport will face a penalty over the breach of its 10pm curfew.

A Quarter of All Melbourne Airport Buses Tested Found to Be Defective
Herald Sun (Australia) - Jul 11, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
A quarter of all buses tested at Melbourne Airport were found to be defective in a worrying trend for airport users.

RunwayMap App Launches
General Aviation News - Jul 11, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Just released is RunwayMap, a new app for general aviation pilots.

At the Denver Airport, Art Fuels Conspiracy Theorists
Hyperallergic - Jul 11, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
A major transportation hub just about smack in the middle of the country, the Denver International Airport (DIA) offers an interesting layover to travelers willing to explore its bustling terminals.

Air Canada Jet's Close Call At San Francisco Airport Being Investigated
Huffington Post - Jul 11, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
U.S. aviation authorities are investigating an apparent close call involving an Air Canada flight at San Francisco International Airport.

JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing at JFK Airport
New York Post - Jul 11, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
A JetBlue plane headed from JFK to Buffalo had to return to the airport for an emergency landing Tuesday morning, FAA officials said.

Port Hawkesbury Airport Upgrades to Help with 4,000% Flight Increase
CBC (Canada) - Jul 11, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
More services for aircraft and passengers are underway at the Port Hawkesbury Airport to accommodate its meteoric rise in traffic over the past few years, most of which is golf-related.

FAA Facility Evacuation Prompts Delays at 3 DC-Area Airports
CNBC - Jul 11, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
Flights into and out of three airports in the Washington region were affected by a construction-related evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Virginia.

Pella Rejects County Airport Exit Attempt
Oskaloosa (Iowa) Herald - Jul 11, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
The Pella City Council unanimously rejected a second attempt by the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors to be let out of a 28E Agreement guiding the regional airport project.

Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukrainian Service
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has canceled flights to Ukraine it had planned to start in October.

Emirates Ends TAAG Angola Management Contract
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Dubai-based Emirates has terminated a 10-year management contract at African carrier TAAG Angola after just two years, because of difficulties repatriating Emirates’ own flight revenue from the country.

Nordica Reports Record Passenger Traffic in June
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
New Estonian national carrier Nordica is making satisfactory progress in winning passenger traffic, the airline said July 6, with record traffic figures for June.

Lufthansa Trials 'SmartDepart' Gates in Munich
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
Lufthansa will introduce “SmartDepart” gates to expedite passengers flying from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg airports, from Oct. 31.

BOC Aviation to Open New York Office
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation is to open a New York office, which will be headed by EVP-airline leasing and sales (Americas) Matt Baumgarth.

New Kuwaiti Carrier Wataniya Airways Set to Launch
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Kuwait-based Wataniya Airways is scheduled to operate its first service July 11 to Tbilisi, the capital of the small Caucasus state of Georgia.

Russia's Azimuth Airline Takes First SSJ100
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Russia’s new regional carrier, Azimuth Airline, took delivery of its first SSJ100 aircraft July 7, the Rostov-on-Don government said in a statement. The aircraft is leased by State Transport Leasing Co.

SSJ100 Improves Takeoff Performance on Short Runways
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) has gained certification for improved takeoff performance on flights at Sweden’s Stockholm Bromma Airport, which has a short runway of 1,660 meters (2,165 ft.) and is situated within the boundaries of the city.

COMAC ARJ21-700 Wins Production Certificate
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved a production certificate for the ARJ21-700, produced by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC).

New Bidder Offers Cheaper Heathrow Runway
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
A new bid has been put forward to create London Heathrow’s long-awaited third runway at considerably lower cost than the plan from the airport’s owners.

ICAO: Terrorism and Cyberattacks Are a 'Significant Concern'
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
ICAO secretary general Fang Liu has told the United Nations (UN) counter-terrorism committee that threat and risk information must be shared to overcome “significant concern” of terrorism against aviation.

Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways Clear PED Hurdle
Air Transport World - Jul 11, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways are the latest two Middle East airlines to allow passengers to bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than mobile phones into the cabin on US-bound flights.

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