Jul 17, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
County Accepting Bids on Next Phase of Airport Renovation Project
WXXI (Rochester, N.Y.) - Jul 17, 2017 05:10 PM (ET)
County officials are announcing the next phase in the $60 million renovation of the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Gun Seizures Continue to Rise at DC-Area Airports
WTOP (Washington) - Jul 17, 2017 02:22 PM (ET)
More guns are going through airport security than ever before — something security agents call a concerning trend that no one can seem to explain.
Airport Work Continues, Some Nears Completion
Brunswick (Ga.) News - Jul 17, 2017 01:59 PM (ET)
Construction at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport continues with some work beginning, while other projects are coming to a close. Both, aviation officials said, will aid economic development in Glynn County.
Grant Will Help Borough Residents Improve Homes
Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pa.) - Jul 17, 2017 01:58 PM (ET)
The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority announced it was awarded a $3.3 million grant to be used for construction projects including milling and overlaying a runway as well as updating the runway lighting.
Congressman Announces $400,000 Grant for Ottumwa Airport
KCRG (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Jul 17, 2017 01:57 PM (ET)
A Democratic congressman from Iowa has announced a $400,000 federal grant awarded to the Ottumwa Regional Airport.
Aspen Airport Had One of Its Best Winters Ever for Passenger Boardings
Aspen (Colo.) Times - Jul 17, 2017 01:56 PM (ET)
Aspen-Pitkin County Airport had one of its busiest ski seasons ever in 2016-17 when just shy of 150,000 passengers boarded commercial flights.
Stockholm Airport Gains on Rival in Busiest Airport Ranking
The Local (Sweden) - Jul 17, 2017 01:56 PM (ET)
Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is slowly catching up with its Danish counterpart.
Amazing Video Shows How Your Suitcase Reaches the Plane at the Airport
Liverpool Echo (U.K.) - Jul 17, 2017 01:54 PM (ET)
We’ve all flown out of Manchester Airport over the years but have you ever wondered what journey your bag takes before it gets to the plane?
Eastern New Mexico Airport to Get Federal Funds
Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal - Jul 17, 2017 01:53 PM (ET)
The Portales Municipal Airport has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $432,000 that will allow for the construction of two 12,000-gallon fuel tanks.
JetBlue Airways and Alaska Air Are Poised for Strong Profit Growth
Madison.com (Wis.) - Jul 17, 2017 01:51 PM (ET)
The four largest U.S. airlines often steal the bulk of investors' attention. However, shares of Alaska Air and JetBlue Airways -- the No. 5 and No. 6 airlines in the country, respectively -- have also been strong performers during the past few years. Furthermore, Alaska Air and JetBlue have more growth potential than their larger rivals.
Sonoma County Airport Grows, Bucking a Trend
Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) - Jul 17, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
For most of the past decade, the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport has enjoyed steady but incremental growth in the number of passengers served by one commercial airline.
Korean Jet Escorted to German Airport After Losing Radio Contact
CTV News (Canada) - Jul 17, 2017 01:49 PM (ET)
erman authorities say a South Korean airliner headed for Switzerland was escorted to Stuttgart Airport by two German military jets after losing radio contact.
Privatising Canada's Airports – Part One: 'Unnecessary and Ill-Timed'
Airport-Technology.com - Jul 17, 2017 01:49 PM (ET)
According to a recent poll, a majority of Canadians do not support potential plans to put for-profit companies in charge of some of the country’s biggest airports. Their misgivings about changing the current model are backed by some of the airports at the heart of the proposal.
Wipaire Doubles FAA ADS-B Rebate
General Aviation News - Jul 17, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
Wipaire is doubling the FAA’s $500 ADS-B rebate for GA aircraft owners.
Bintan's Private Airport Set to Attract More Foreign Tourists
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Jul 17, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Indonesia's first private airport is currently being developed on Bintan Island by PT Bintan Resort Cakrawala together with private carrier Sriwijaya Air.
Qatar Airways: What It's Like Flying Through Doha Right Now
Independent (U.K.) - Jul 17, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
Strange images of Hamad International Airport in Doha circled the world early last month. After a diplomatic row that saw Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates sever ties with Qatar, blocking access to their airspace, photos appeared to show that the second busiest airport in the region had effectively become a ghost town.
Illinois Pilot, Kansas Airport Manager Die in Plane Crash
AP - Jul 17, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Authorities say an Illinois pilot and his passenger have died after a World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter crashed one day after it flew in a festival that celebrates famed aviator Amelia Earhart in her Kansas hometown.
Atlanta Calls Foul on Paulding Pursuit of Commercial Airport Service
Curbed - Jul 17, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has long been the world’s most travelled airport, and city officials are doing everything in their power to retain the title by limiting competition.
Sully Opposes ATC Privatization
AVweb.com - Jul 17, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says privatizing air traffic control in the U.S. will reduce aviation safety and access to aviation. In an interview with Katie Couric, Capt. Sullenberger said of the proposal, “There are other, better ways to solve this political budget problem — by giving the FAA, in running the air traffic control system and making capital improvements to the air traffic control system, more predictable multiyear funding — without giving away the keys to the kingdom to the largest airlines to control access and fees and pricing too.”
Alitheon's ID System and Sleepbox's Nap Pods Make a Splash in Airport Shark Tank
Geekwire.com - Jul 17, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
A stealthy company that’s been collecting data from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s baggage handling operation for the past 10 months has won this year’s Airport Shark Tank competition.
EasyJet CEO McCall to Step Down
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
UK low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that Carolyn McCall will step down as CEO around the end of 2017 to lead UK television company ITV.
Emirates and Flydubai Join Forces
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
Dubai-based giant Emirates Airline and local low-cost carrier (LCC) flydubai have announced an “extensive partnership agreement,” including network and schedule coordination, although they will continue to be managed independently.
DOT Tentatively Approves Norwegian UK Air Permit
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
The US has tentatively granted low cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian UK a foreign air permit, saying it sees no persuasive basis to deny the application.
US, Singapore Advance Mutual Surveillance of Certified Repair Stations
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
FAA and the Civilian Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) signed a maintenance agreement guidance (MAG) document July 12 to implement mutual surveillance of certified repair stations located abroad for each of the agreement partners.
Reports: Air Zimbabwe Cuts Half Its Workforce
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Air Zimbabwe, the national carrier of the southern African nation, has reportedly made almost half of its 400-plus staff redundant as it battles chronic financial problems.
London Heathrow Runway Process Delayed Yet Again
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
A further delay in providing a third runway at London Heathrow Airport has been discovered, because of a quirk of UK parliamentary procedure.
Court Dismisses New Zealand Pilot Union Appeal
Air Transport World - Jul 17, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
New Zealand’s major pilots union has failed to overturn a court ruling in a long-running pay dispute with Air New Zealand.