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AAAE Issues Statement on FAA Reauthorization Bills
Jul 19, 2017 06:12 PM (ET)
Second Senate Committee Approves Pekoske Nomination to Be TSA Administrator
Jul 19, 2017 06:10 PM (ET)
Delta Posts Increased Second-Quarter Profit
Jul 19, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
CBP Expedites Global Entry Enrollment Process
Jul 19, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
U.S. Carriers Post Improved April Enplanements
Jul 19, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers SIDA Training
Jul 19, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)

Privatizing Air Traffic Control Affects Pullman
Daily Evergreen (Pullman, Wash.) - Jul 19, 2017 04:04 PM (ET)
The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, which is currently undergoing expansion, would be among the many small airports affected if President Donald Trump’s plan to privatize air traffic control is implemented.

MSP Airport Shows Travelers 'Who We Are' with New Minnesota Art
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Jul 19, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
Does art represent something essential about Minnesota? The planners at MSP International Airport think so.

Airport Project Requires Lease
The Journal (Martinsburg, W.Va.) - Jul 19, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
Opening an airport-themed educational center at the Eastern Regional Airport may require the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board sign a 4-to-5 year lease with the Airport Authority, according to MBCPRB officials.

Expect a Longer Wait at Pearson Airport as Enhanced Security Begins Today for U.S.-Bound Flights
Toronto Star (Canada) - Jul 19, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
Both Air Canada and WestJet are advising passengers to arrive at airports at least two hours prior to scheduled departures to allow for additional screening.

Qatar Airways Transfers Dubai Flights to Oman's Sohar Airport
The National (UAE) - Jul 19, 2017 03:18 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways has transferred some of its flights from Dubai International Airport to Oman's Sohar Airport following the breakdown in relations which has seen four Arab nations cut diplomatic, economic and transport ties with Doha.

Ryanair Calls for Yet Another Airport in Berlin
The Local (Germany) - Jul 19, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
As the capital city continues to struggle to complete its long-awaited new airport, Ryanair has chimed in to say that Berlin needs yet another hub for air travel.

Ottawa Hires Consultants to Advise on Airport Sell-Offs
CBC (Canada) - Jul 19, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
A secretive project to generate billions of dollars from the sale of major Canadian airports is pushing ahead with the hiring of consultant firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Spokane Airport Eyeing Major Improvements
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - Jul 19, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
Spokane International Airport officials are considering a $110 million expansion and renovation with construction starting as early as 2019.

New York Launches Next Stage in JFK Airport Overhaul
Deutsche Welle (Germany) - Jul 19, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the next phase in his plan to redevelop John F. Kennedy Airport, with a request for proposals for engineering and design work at the $10-billion project.

GOP Congressmen Join in Opposing ATC Privatization
General Aviation News - Jul 19, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Five Republican congressmen recently took a stand against a proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.

Southern Airways Touts Pilot Training Program
Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) - Jul 19, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Southern Airways Express’ June report to local airport officials Tuesday listed the Pittsburgh-to-Johnstown flight completion rate at 90 percent for the month – a figure that rivals the national average for carriers, and one that’s been six months-in-the-making for the region’s new airline.

IF Airport Continues to Grow
Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho) - Jul 19, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Idaho Falls Regional Airport passenger numbers continue to show steady growth, but officials think there’s work to be done in narrowing the fare-pricing gap between other airports within driving distance.

Travelport: The New Airport App That Promises to Solve Flight Disruption Issues
Independent (U.K.) - Jul 19, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
A British tech company has developed a smartphone solution for the long queues that are traditionally triggered by an abruptly cancelled flight.

DuPont Fights Do-Over Of Its $3.3M Patent Win
Law360 - Jul 19, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
DuPont Co. has objected in Delaware federal court to a bid by a specialty manufacturer to reverse or retry a $3.3 million jury verdict in its patent infringement victory over a thermal blanket coating used on aircrafts, according to a motion made public Monday.

Airport Taps Unused Levy Authority, Won't Seek More Money
Dispatch Argus (Moline, Ill.) - Jul 19, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
The Metropolitan Airport Authority board of commissioners has approved activating unused levying power for the 2017-18 fiscal year, but wants the same amount of money as the last fiscal year.

Covington Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Airport Terminal
The Citizens (Conyers, Ga.) - Jul 19, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Continuing airport improvements that began more than 20 years ago, the city of Covington held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning for its new Covington Municipal Airport terminal.

United Airlines Posts $818 Million 2Q Net Profit
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
United Airlines posted an $818 million net profit for the second quarter of 2017, a 39.1% increase over the Chicago-based airline’s $588 million net income in 2Q 2016.

Aeroflot Firms Order for 20 SSJ100s
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
Russia’s Aeroflot has firmed orders for 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft July 18 at the MAKS Air Show. The agreement follows an MOU that was signed in January 2015.

Irkut MC-21 Gets New Orders at MAKS Air Show
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed a letter of intent with VIM Airlines to lease 15 Irkut MC-21-300s on July 18 at the MAKS Air Show in Moscow.

TNT Express Still Recovering from June Cyberattack; Revenues Hit
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
FedEx’s Netherlands-based subsidiary TNT Express continues to experience residual effects from the June 28 “Petya” cyberattack, with the financial impact of the incident “likely [to] be material,” the company said.

Thai Airways to Expand European Services
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
Thai Airways International will launch 4X-weekly Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Vienna services Nov. 16, using a Boeing 777-200ER, with 30 seats in business and 262 in economy class.

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Nigeria Operations
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines plans to launch 3X-weekly Addis Ababa Bole International Airport-Kaduna (Nigeria) services Aug. 1, despite the economic challenges for the Addis Ababa-based carrier.

Lufthansa Group Increases 2017 Profit Forecast
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
The Lufthansa Group increased its profit forecast for 2017 as first-half preliminary figures showed adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) more than doubled to €1.04 billion ($1.2 billion) from €529 million in the year-ago period. First-half revenue increased 13% to €17 billion, up from €15 billion a year ago.

Russia's UEC Prepares TV7-117ST Engine for Test Flights
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) is preparing the turboprop engine TV7-117ST for flight tests, which will be performed with the Il-76LL flying laboratory. The laboratory was presented on the first day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. Engine bed tests were started in September 2016.

Delta to Launch LAX-Mexico City Route in December
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines will launch daily Los Angeles-Mexico City service from Dec. 1, complementing its transborder joint-venture partner Aeromexico’s existing 6X-daily roundtrip service.

Chorus Aviation Capital to Buy E190 Leases from KLM, Aeromexico
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
Halifax-based Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC), the leasing arm of Chorus Aviation, will acquire two Embraer E190s with attached leases, the company said June 17, bringing in the first Embraer aircraft to the CAC portfolio. The aircraft, both three years old, will come from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper and from Aeromexico’s regional subsidiary Aeromexico Connect.

Norwegian Performs First Transatlantic 737 MAX Flight
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian has performed its first commercial transatlantic flights using the Boeing 737 MAX, with two aircraft now in revenue service.

EASA and Singapore Partner on Airworthiness Certification
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a “working arrangement on airworthiness certification” (WA-AC), agreeing to recognize one another’s certifications.

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