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FY 2018 DHS Funding Bill Approved by House Committee
Jul 18, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2018 DOT Funding Bill
Jul 18, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
Mellon Honored With FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
Jul 18, 2017 12:55 AM (ET)
DOT Announces Latest Round of AIP Grants Totaling $290.6 Million
Jul 18, 2017 12:54 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 18, 2017 12:53 AM (ET)

Airport Employees Vote to Strike
Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) - Jul 18, 2017 03:26 PM (ET)
Workers at Richardson International Airport have moved one step closer to a strike.

Rawlins Airport Unveils New 'Welcome Mat'
Wyoming Business Report - Jul 18, 2017 03:25 PM (ET)
The Rawlins Municipal Airport used to greet visitors to the city with a dusty lot and plenty of sand, but the view’s improving thanks to the support of the Sinclair Oil Corporation, with members of the Holding family personally touching down and cutting the ribbon on a new parking area and gazebo.

San Jose International Airport to Welcome New Airline
NBC Bay Area - Jul 18, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
Mineta San Jose International Airport will soon be welcoming a new airline.

Lake Clear Airport Awarded $175,500
Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake, N.Y.) - Jul 18, 2017 11:42 AM (ET)
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear has been awarded another hefty grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Prineville Airport Added to Drone Program
Bend (Ore.) Bulletin - Jul 18, 2017 11:41 AM (ET)
The Warm Springs test range for unmanned aircraft systems, or drone technology, expanded in June to include the Prineville Airport, in addition to the Madras Airport, the Warm Springs facility manager said.

US Laptops-on-Planes Ban Now Applies to Just One Airport, Ends Soon
The Register (U.K.) - Jul 18, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
The United States' ban on laptops being carried into airliner cabins is all-but-over, after the nation's Transport Security Administration reduced its list of dodgy airports to just one and signalled that destination awaits inspection before also disappearing from its list.

Living, Flying Aircraft Museum Lands at Kankakee Airport
Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) - Jul 18, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
Fifi, one of only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world, will be on display at the Greater Kankakee Airport from Wednesday through Sunday.

Excess Airport Charges to Be Refunded to Passengers Flying In and Out of Delhi
The Hindu (India) - Jul 18, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Passengers flying in and out of Delhi airport can claim a refund from airlines for the higher airport charges paid for travel after July 7, 2017, in case bookings had been made before a government order reducing airport tariff by 89 per cent came into effect.

Feds Will Pay $1.2M to Renovate 2 Restrooms at Syracuse's Hancock Airport
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Jul 18, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
The federal government on Monday approved a $1.2 million grant for Syracuse's Hancock International Airport to renovate two public restrooms as part of a larger airport renovation.

Portland International Airport Plans $1.3B Expansion
ConstructionDive.com - Jul 18, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
There has been a marked increase in airport terminal replacements and renovations lately as aviation authorities try to accommodate growth in the number of passengers, as well as to modernize facilities that were built decades ago, like Portland's current terminal, which was built in 1956.

Airport Parking Takes Hit From Uber, Lyft
Stateline - Jul 18, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft already have struck a financial blow to their competitors in the taxi industry. Now many officials fear they may take a big bite out of airport parking revenue.

Children Can Now Go on an AR Adventure at Heathrow Airport
NextReality - Jul 18, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
Heathrow Airport's most recent arrival isn't a flight, but rather an interactive children's game featuring augmented reality technology.

Delta Flight Gets Stuck in Dirt, Shutting Down NC Airport for Hours
Fox News - Jul 18, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
A pilot error at a regional airport in North Carolina led to multiple flight delays and cancellations.

What Are the Ups and Downs of Making Lambert Airport Private?
St. Louis Public Radio - Jul 18, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
St. Louis Lambert International Airport doesn’t have the crowded terminals of a hub, but things have been looking up.

Gatwick Airport Nearly Back to Normal After Chaos Caused by Plane's Burst Tyre
Evening Standard (U.K.) - Jul 18, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Gatwick Airport is expected to run a "near normal" service today following huge disruption to holidaymakers' journeys.

Texarkana Airport Gets Nearly $1 Million for a New Taxiway
KSLA (Shreveport, La.) - Jul 18, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Texarkana's regional airport is getting nearly $1 million in federal funds for a new taxiway.

Airport Once More Is Focus of Board
Oskaloosa (Iowa) Herald - Jul 18, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors started their Monday meeting by hearing a lengthy statement from rural resident John Bandstra about the proposed regional airport project. Near the end of the meeting, Supervisor Mark Doland made a statement reiterating that the county has totally withdrawn from the project.

Medford Airport Lands $10M from FAA as Infrastructure Work Takes Shape
Portland (Ore.) Business Journal - Jul 18, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
The airport in Medford is sharing in a nearly $300 million bounty delivered this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Facial Recognition Scanners Land at Bush International Airport
KHOU (Houston) - Jul 18, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Some international travelers are getting an extra layer of security at Bush Intercontinental Airport as new high-tech face scanners are being tested out.

Which Airline Owns Your Airport? Strategies To Beat Airport Domination
Forbes - Jul 18, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
America may be politically divided, but from Ann Coulter to Bernie Sanders, there’s widespread discontent with the U.S. airline system. When Congress held hearings in May prompted by the violent “bumping” of United passenger Dr. David Dao, there was rare bipartisanship in the air.

Fitch Rates Port of Seattle Intermediate Lien Revs and Refunding Bonds 'AA-'; Outlook Stable
American Journal of Transportation - Jul 18, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Fitch Ratings has assigned a ‘AA-’ rating to the expected $699.5 million in Port of Seattle, WA (the port) intermediate lien revenue and refunding bonds, series 2017ABCD.

SWISS CSeries Prepares for London City Debut
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has undertaken one of the final steps before the start of its Bombardier CSeries services to London City Airport (LCY) Aug. 8.

JetBlue to Expand Mint Service to Las Vegas, Seattle in 2018
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
New York-based JetBlue Airways will expand its Mint service with three new US domestic routes and five additional flights on existing US and Caribbean routes beginning January 2018. JetBlue’s Mint service, available on the airline’s new fleet of specially configured Airbus A321s, includes lie-flat seats and customized meals. With the new routes, JetBlue will operate its Mint service on over 80 flights daily.

LOT Completes Initial Phase of Long-Haul Renewal
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines has taken delivery of the final aircraft of its batch of eight Boeing 787-8s, as the Polish national carrier eyes the arrival of the larger -9 model next year.

HNA to Take 51% Stake in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro Aeroportos
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
HNA Group’s subsidiary HNA Infrastructure Investment Co. plans to purchase a 21% stake in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro Aeroportos (RJA) for CNY108 million ($16 million).

Air France Secures Pilot Backing for Boost
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
French Skyteam member Air France is expecting to formally sign an agreement with its pilots July 17, paving the way for the launch of its Boost new airline project in fall 2017.

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