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Fitch: U.S. Transportation Sector Poised For Solid Second Half
Jul 13, 2018 05:20 PM (ET)
House Panel Discusses Safety, Security of UAS Proliferation
Jul 13, 2018 05:17 PM (ET)
JetBlue Places Order for Airbus Equipment
Jul 13, 2018 05:15 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 13, 2018 05:14 PM (ET)
New Digicast Programming: ARFF Professional Development
Jul 13, 2018 05:13 PM (ET)

Fairbanks Airport Gets Grant to Lure Nonstop Flights to LAX, Phoenix
The Daily News Miner (Fairbanks, Ala.) - Jul 13, 2018 05:27 PM (ET)
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Fairbanks International Airport has won a $750,000 grant to encourage airlines to offer nonstop flights between Fairbanks and Los Angeles and/or Fairbanks and Phoenix.

Renovation at Denver Airport Begins Ahead of 80 Million Expected Passengers
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - Jul 13, 2018 05:25 PM (ET)
Renovation at DEN finally begins, with a phased construction plan aimed at minimal passenger disturbance while expanding for 80 million expected passengers

Prescott Prepares Airport for New Carrier
The Daily Courier (Prescott, Ariz.) - Jul 13, 2018 05:23 PM (ET)
Even before a new commercial airline arrives in Prescott by late summer or early fall, plenty of activity is expected at the Prescott Municipal Airport.

IATA Calls on Caribbean to Address Excessive Aviation Taxes
The International Air Transport Association (Geneva & Montreal, Canada) - Jul 13, 2018 01:39 PM (ET)
Excessive taxes across the Caribbean aviation industry are counter-productive, according to Peter Cerda, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President, The Americas.

Pittsfield Airport Manager Leaves for Job in Beverly
The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:36 PM (ET)
On runways, a "touch-and-go" happens when a plane briefly lands, then powers up for takeoff.

McCarran Airport Gets More Than $1.1 Million to Extend Taxiway
KSNV News 3 (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:33 PM (ET)
McCarran International Airport is expected to get more than $1.1 million in grant funding to help extend its taxiway, Sen. Dean Heller's office said Thursday.

Airport Director on a Mission to Bring Airline Service to Lakeland Linder International Airport
The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:31 PM (ET)
Airport Executive Director Gene Conrad is throttling up efforts to bring an airline to what is now officially called Lakeland Linder International Airport, all as several airport tenants move to expand their businesses.

Nearly $4 Million Spent on Airport Dog Bathrooms
FOX 5 Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:28 PM (ET)
A - There are federal requirements at major airports. One obscure requirement mandates that service dogs are accommodated with a restroom -- a place to relieve themselves -- so they don't have to go on the carpet.

Taranaki's $25m New Airport Looks Good - and it Isn't Even Built Yet
NewZealandStuff.com (Wellington, New Zealand) - Jul 13, 2018 01:26 PM (ET)
I'm standing in the check-in area of New Plymouth's pristine new $25 million airport terminal. People are milling about, checking in for their flights or watching the arrivals board. They're all nicely dressed and obviously well-off, judging by the Audis and BMWs outside.

United Airlines' Redesigned Homepage Takes off
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:23 PM (ET)
United Airlines announced Thursday the redesigned united.com homepage, featuring a more personalized digital experience for each customer and an updated, more modern, user-friendly design. The new homepage was created to better tailor the experience for customers, while also improving functionality and ease of use.

Casper Airport Receives $500,000 Community Air Service Development Grant
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:22 PM (ET)
Casper/Natrona County International Airport announced award by the U.S. Department of Transportation of a Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant.

LWS Airport Board Agrees to Pick Up the Pace
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:21 PM (ET)
Yielding to public pressure at a special meeting Thursday, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority board accelerated its timeline for appointing its fifth and final member.

Winter Haven Regional Airport Gets $2.5M Federal Grant
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:20 PM (ET)
Let there be light -- and runway milling and paving.

Peoria Airport Has Busiest Month in History in June
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:19 PM (ET)
More people flew through Peoria's airport in June than at any other time in history.

Spirit Airlines Adds More Caribbean Routes to International Network
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:07 PM (ET)
Just when the winter chill will be ready to take hold, here come more options for a warm tropical escape with Spirit Airlines. Beginning November 8, Spirit will start daily nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

North Texas Students Look to the Sky at Aviation Camp
CBSDFW.com (Dallas, Tex.) - Jul 13, 2018 01:06 PM (ET)
Some students from across North Texas are looking up from their televisions and tablets, and shooting for the stars. Aviation camp lets kids spend their summer flying planes and shooting off rockets — but it’s not just play. This is educational.

DOT Officials Recognized for Aviation Liberalization Work
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2018 01:02 PM (ET)
Four long-serving US Department of Transportation (DOT) officials have been named the joint recipients of the 2018 L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award in Aviation.

FAA Agrees to Improve Safety Oversight of Airlines
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
The FAA has agreed to improve its safety oversight of airlines after a finding by the US Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) that its oversight of American Airlines “lacked objectivity.”

New Measures Needed to Deal with Airline Failures
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2018 12:59 PM (ET)
The risk of failure among airlines is “significant,” according to the interim report of a UK government inquiry. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) set up the Airline Insolvency Review following the autumn 2017 collapse of Monarch Airlines.

Delta 2Q Net Profit Down 14% on Higher Fuel Prices
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2018 12:45 PM (ET)
A strong demand environment enabled Delta Air Lines to somewhat mitigate surging fuel prices to post a $1.03 billion net profit for the second quarter. That was still down 14% from net income of $1.19 billion in the 2017 second quarter, an indication of the toll fuel costs took despite the Atlanta-based airline generating record revenue in the quarter.

SSJ100 Sustains Damage in Hard Landing During Testing; No Injuries
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2018 12:44 PM (ET)
A Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) was damaged in a hard landing during winglet testing July 12 in Russia, manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft reported.

Norwegian Swings to Profit in 2Q on Lower Unit Costs
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2018 12:42 PM (ET)
Norwegian Air Shuttle said lower unit costs helped the airline earn a NOK300 million ($37 million) profit for the second quarter, reversed from a loss of NOK691 million in the year-ago period.

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