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House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2018 DHS Spending Bill
Jul 12, 2017 06:07 PM (ET)
DOT Announces May Airline Employment Figures
Jul 12, 2017 03:05 PM (ET)
Embraer Increases Commercial Aircraft Deliveries
Jul 12, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
Bern Case, A.A.E., To Retire Jan. 1, 2018
Jul 12, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Jul 12, 2017 08:35 AM (ET)

Flight Cancellations Still an Issue at Airport
Marietta (Ohio) Times - Jul 12, 2017 06:09 PM (ET)
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport officials are concerned about nighttime operations after the lights on the main runway failed last week, with replacement parts hard to obtain.

City: Passenger Dragging 'Regrettable'; CPD to Handle Airport Disturbances
Chicago Tribune - Jul 12, 2017 03:36 PM (ET)
From now on, the Chicago Police Department will be the lead responder on disturbance calls at the airport and on planes, not aviation security officers, according to a new city directive issued in response to the infamous dragging incident on a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport.

United Airlines June Traffic Up 3.4%
MarketWatch - Jul 12, 2017 03:03 PM (ET)
United Continental Holdings Inc.'s UAL, +4.85% United Airlines said late Tuesday its June consolidated traffic in terms of revenue per passenger miles rose 3.4% and consolidated capacity increased 5% compared with June 2016.

Why United Airlines Plans To Resume Year-Round Newark-Rome Service
Forbes - Jul 12, 2017 03:02 PM (ET)
It turns out that Rome is the eternal city after all.

Hawaiian Airlines Passenger Numbers Increase by 5% in June
Pacific Business News - Jul 12, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines reported gains across the board in its system-wide traffic statistics released Tuesday, with 5 percent more passengers transported in June than last year.

County Approves Funds for Airport Runway Extension
Lagrange (Ga.) Daily News - Jul 12, 2017 02:56 PM (ET)
On Tuesday, the Troup County Board of Commissioners voted on several items, including a request that they accept funding for a long awaited runway extension at the LaGrange Callaway Airport.

Controversial Proposal Calls for Airport Sheriffs to Become DOT Police Force
Hawaii News Now - Jul 12, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
In an effort to better protect Hawaii's airports, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it wants to create and control its own airport police force – a proposal that was met with immediate criticism by some state lawmakers.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) - Jul 12, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
A single-engine plane on its way to Philadelphia made an emergency landing Tuesday at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

FAA Puts Out Help Wanted Sign
General Aviation News - Jul 12, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
The FAA is accepting applications for entry-level air traffic controller positions starting through July 14, 2017.

FAA Offers to Refund Drone Hobbyists
General Aviation News - Jul 12, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Aviation International News is reporting that the FAA is complying with a recent appellate court ruling, offering to delete the registration information it collected from recreational drone users and return the $5 fee at their request.

O'Hare Cleaning Co. Opt-In Plaintiffs Tossed From Wage Suit
Law360 - Jul 12, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
An Illinois federal judge has granted a request to dismiss decertified opt-in plaintiffs from a wage-and-hour suit against janitorial services company Scrub Inc., which contracts with Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Airport Chief Tells Government to Look Beyond Heathrow in Upcoming Aviation Strategy
Telegraph (U.K.) - Jul 12, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
The Government’s forthcoming aviation strategy should not focus solely on expansion at Heathrow, a major airport group has said.

New Martin Airport Manager Passionate About Aviation
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Jul 12, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Erik Treudt remembers when he first fell in love with flying. His dad was working on his private pilot’s license, exposing him to his first up-close experience with aviation.

Light Plane Reportedly Collides with Drone Near Parafield Airport in Adelaide's North
Adelaide Now (Australia) - Jul 12, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has launched an investigation into a reported midair collision between a light aircraft and a drone in Adelaide’s north.

Hundreds of New York-Area Airport Workers Go on Strike
New York Post - Jul 12, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
Seven hundred workers, including baggage handlers, cleaners and customer service agents at three New York-area airports are going on strike.

Will Your Oregon Driver's License Be Accepted at Airport Security Checkpoints?
KGW (Portland, Ore.) - Jul 12, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
For now, your Oregon driver's license will get you through an airport security checkpoint.

Airport Delivery App Launched at BWI
NBC Washington - Jul 12, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
An app hopes to delivers food and items directly to airline passengers on either side of the security gate.

Hundreds of Philly Airport Workers Threaten to Strike
Philly Voice (Philadelphia) - Jul 12, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
Hundreds of newly-unionized Philadelphia International Airport workers are prepared to strike this week if their respective employers do not meet them at the bargaining table.

Embraer Logs 28 Firm Commercial Aircraft Orders, 35 Deliveries in 2Q
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer booked firm orders for 28 commercial aircraft from seven customers in the second quarter of 2017, valued at approximately $1.6 billion at list prices, including the first orders this year for the E195-E2, following that aircraft’s rollout and first flight in March.

Europe Backs EU ETS International-Flight Exemption Until 2020
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
The European Parliament’s Environmental Committee (ENVI) has agreed a proposal to keep the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) restricted to flights within the European Economic Area (EEA) until 2020, but after that international flights could be included.

EC Official to US: Resolve Norwegian UK Application Soon
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
Europe will begin the arbitration process over Norwegian UK’s (NUK) application to serve US routes if the US does not soon approve the application, a senior European Commission (EC) official warned this week.

New CEO Appointed for India's Vistara
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Vistara, a Delhi based full service airline and joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA), has announced Leslie Thng has been named new CEO. He succeeds Phee Teik Yeoh who will return to SIA to take up a senior appointment.

Russia's UEC-Saturn Posts $10.2 Million Profit in 2016
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Russian engine manufacturer UEC-Saturn, a member of United Engine Corp., reported a 2016 net profit of RUB618 million ($10.2 million) reversed from a RUB2.3 billion net loss in 2015. Full-year revenue was RUB32.3 billion, up 34.2% year-over-year.

Vietjet, GOAL Sign Airbus A321 Sale-and-Leaseback Deal
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet and German Operating Aircraft Leasing (GOAL) have signed a sale-and-leaseback agreement for four new Airbus A321 aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery this year.

Air Transat to Lease 10 Airbus A321neo LRs
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat is to take 10 Airbus A321neo LRs on 12-year lease from Dublin-based lessor AerCap, making it the North American launch operator for the LR variant.

SWISS CFO Roland Busch to Step Down
Air Transport World - Jul 12, 2017 08:42 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) CFO Roland Busch will step down Nov. 1, to take a new position with parent company Lufthansa Group as general representative and head of future finance Jan. 1, 2018.

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