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House Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2019 DHS/TSA/CBP Spending Bill
Jul 18, 2018 07:32 PM (ET)
United Announces Aircraft Orders
Jul 18, 2018 07:27 PM (ET)
Southwest Begins International Cargo Flights
Jul 18, 2018 06:49 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 18, 2018 06:46 PM (ET)
Implementation of a Dedicated National Call Sign: Where Do We Go From Here?
Jul 18, 2018 06:40 PM (ET)

SLC Airport Traffic Grew by 1 Million Passengers Last Year to Now Rank as Nation's 23rd Largest
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Jul 18, 2018 09:36 PM (ET)
About 1 million extra passengers passed through Salt Lake City International Airport last year, officially making it the nation’s 23rd busiest passenger airport — just passing Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on the list, according to new, preliminary data for 2017.

American Airlines Adds Seasonal Service from T.F. Green to Miami
WJAR (Providence, R.I.) - Jul 18, 2018 09:34 PM (ET)
American Airlines is adding a flight from T.F. Green Airport to Miami.

Prescott Gets New Airline Carrier at Municipal Airport
ABC 15 (Phoenix, Ariz.) - Jul 18, 2018 09:17 PM (ET)
The federal government has approved a recommendation for a new airline carrier at the Prescott Municipal Airport.

No More Waiting Curbside: DFW Airport Announces Changes to Parking Rules
The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas) - Jul 18, 2018 09:15 PM (ET)
Starting in September, drivers waiting to pick up passengers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will have to keep it moving or find a spot in the parking garage, with the airport announcing an end to a policy that allowed cars to idle curbside for as long as needed.

Rapid City Airport Looks to add Phoenix Flight After Receiving Nearly $1 Million in Grants
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, S.D.) - Jul 18, 2018 09:12 PM (ET)
Rapid City Regional Airport has received nearly $1 million in federal and local grant money to pursue a daily nonstop flight to Phoenix.

DSM Airport's Record Number of Passengers an Indicator of Iowa's Booming Economy
WHO-HD (Des Moines, Iowa) - Jul 18, 2018 09:09 PM (ET)
The Des Moines International Airport saw a record number of people last month. More than 251,000 passengers flew in June, that is the highest number of monthly passengers in the airport’s history. It is a 5.7% increase from June 2017.

Mayor Nominates New Airport Director
Manchester Ink Link (Manchester N.H.) - Jul 18, 2018 09:06 PM (ET)
Mayor Joyce Craig brought forward her nominee for Airport Director for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport during the July 17 Board of Aldermen meeting. Theodore “Ted” Kitchens currently serves as the General Manager at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX.

Commission Appropriates Funds to Award Airport Terminal Contract
Enid News & Eagle (Enid, Okla.) - Jul 18, 2018 09:03 PM (ET)
Enid City Commission has approved appropriating funds to award the construction contract for a new terminal building at Enid Woodring Regional Airport.

Two Rochester-Area Airports to Receive $3.6 Million in Federal Funds
WHAM (Rochester, N.Y.) - Jul 18, 2018 09:01 PM (ET)
The Greater Rochester International Airport and Canandaigua Airport will receive more than $3.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

TSA Awards $1.5M to Improve Airport Security Lines
Federal Times (Washington, D.C.) - Jul 18, 2018 08:58 PM (ET)
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and the Transportation Security Administration announced eight winners who received a combined $1.5 million in its Passenger Screening Algorithm Challenge July 9.

CVG Third-Cheapest Airport to Fly from in the Midwest
The Cincinnatti Business Journal (Cincinnatti, Ohio) - Jul 18, 2018 08:56 PM (ET)
The average fares at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport dropped again in the first quarter of 2018, making it the third-cheapest airport to fly from in the Midwest behind only Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and Chicago’s Midway Airport.

Boeing Wins Aviation Capital's Order Worth $2.34B
Market Watch (New York City) - Jul 18, 2018 08:54 PM (ET)
Boeing Co. on Tuesday said Aviation Capital Group ordered 20 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.34 billion at list prices.

SkyWest Airlines to Bring United Express Service to Prescott Municipal Airport in Late August
The Daily Courier (Prescott, Ariz.) - Jul 18, 2018 08:51 PM (ET)
The City of Prescott announced in a Tuesday, July 17, news release that SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, was approved to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) for a period of two years, beginning in late August.

New York-London in 3½ Hours? Supersonic Travel May Be Back
The Wall Street Journal - Jul 18, 2018 08:45 PM (ET)
Fifteen years after the Concorde last flew, supersonic air travel is back in the aerospace industry’s sights.

Tupelo Airport Boardings Highest in Seven Years
Daily Journal (Tupelo, Miss) - Jul 18, 2018 08:44 PM (ET)
Passenger enplanements, or boardings, at Tupelo Regional Airport last month were the most in nearly seven years. The 1,149 boardings were just shy of July 2011, when 1,151 people flew with Mesaba Airlines.

Boeing Upbeat About Demand
Travel Pulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 18, 2018 08:41 PM (ET)
Boeing has an upbeat outlook for the future these days, raising its 20-year forecast, according to a report in Reuters.

Airport App-based Robotic 24/7 Coffee Haus Opens at AUS
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 18, 2018 08:39 PM (ET)
Austin-based Briggo hosted the grand opening of their app-based coffee machine in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on July 17 at 10 a.m.

Additional Nonstop Service between Oakland and Lihue Commence
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 18, 2018 08:38 PM (ET)
On July 17, 91 years after the very first flight between the US mainland and Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines begins daily year-round service between Oakland (OAK) and Lihue, on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i.

Airbus Pushes A321LR Upgrade for Middle Market
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2018 08:11 PM (ET)
Airbus is trying to move fast into the middle of the market segment with further A321neo improvements in an effort to challenge the business case of Boeing’s proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA).

Finnair Expects Fuel Price Impact in 2018 2H
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2018 07:56 PM (ET)
Finnair warned of the impact of higher fuel prices as it presented its first-half results. Announcing its 2018 first-half results July 17, the carrier said global airline traffic would continue to grow strongly in the second half of the year and reiterated its warning that competition would intensify as new and existing operators swell capacity on Europe-Asia and Europe-North America routes.

Walsh Looks to Grow Level's Vienna Base
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2018 07:52 PM (ET)
International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low-cost, long-haul carrier Level launched flights from Vienna July 17 to Palma de Majorca and London Gatwick.

Neeleman Group Picks A220 for US Startup
Air Transport World - Jul 18, 2018 07:49 PM (ET)
In a major coup for Airbus and its newly acquired A220—formerly the Bombardier CSeries—a group of investors headed by David Neeleman has selected the aircraft over Embraer jets for a yet-to-be-named US startup airline.

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