Jul 19, 2018 04:58 PM (ET)
Maryland Officials Approve $60 million Expansion at BWI Airport Over Franchot's Objections
The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore) - Jul 19, 2018 05:25 PM (ET)
Maryland officials on Thursday approved a $60 million renovation and expansion project at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot and residents who live near the airport.
Colorado Airports to Receive $4.3 Million in Federal Grants
The Denver Post (Denver, Colo.) - Jul 19, 2018 05:24 PM (ET)
Funds will go towards runway and taxiway improvements and terminal projects
Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Unveils New Hanger, Terminal
Wyoming Business Report (Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Jul 19, 2018 05:22 PM (ET)
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead attributes the success of Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport’s new general aviation and terminal to the work ethic of its Airport Director Devon Brubaker and Sweetwater County.
Anchorage International Airport Conducts Live Fire Training
KTVA (Anchorage, Alaska) - Jul 19, 2018 05:20 PM (ET)
If you see smoke or fire near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport don't be alarmed. First responders are igniting fires during a routine training on Thursday.
Pensacola International Airport Approved for $56M Triumph Grant for Expansion, 1,700 Jobs
Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, Fla.) - Jul 19, 2018 05:19 PM (ET)
The Triumph Gulf Coast board voted in favor of awarding the Pensacola International Airport a $56 million grant to expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul hangars, and potentially bring in more than 1,700 new jobs to Pensacola.
You Might be Right There, in Charlotte Airport's New Artwork
Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.) - Jul 19, 2018 05:18 PM (ET)
It’s the largest sculpture that artist Refik Anadol has ever created – and if you flew in or out of Charlotte back in the spring (or even if you just parked and picked someone up), you’re in it right now.
Welcome to the Airport of the Future, Where Your Face is Your Passport
CNet (San Francisco) - Jul 19, 2018 05:16 PM (ET)
Australia is a bloody long way from the rest of the world. Fly from Los Angeles to Sydney and you'll be in the air for 13 hours. Tack on five more if you're starting in New York. And if you're coming from London, your feet won't touch the ground for about a day.
Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport Receives FAA grant
The Cullman Times (Cullman, Ala.) - Jul 19, 2018 05:13 PM (ET)
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala., announced Thursday that Cullman Regional-Folsom Field is among 25 airports in the state that will receive grants for improvements.
Airport Boardings Exceed Goals
The Jamestown Sun (Jamestown, N.D.) - Jul 19, 2018 05:11 PM (ET)
SkyWest Airlines boardings at Jamestown Regional Airport are exceeding goals, according to Sam Seafeldt, airport director.
Augusta Regional Receives Grant to Boost Air Service
The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Ga.) - Jul 19, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
Augusta Regional Airport will receive an $800,000 federal grant to help in its mission to provide additional air service.
New Q-C Chamber, Airport Directors Eye More Funding for Regional Airport
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Jul 19, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
While the new airport director prefers a more cautious approach to adding funding to the Quad-City International Airport, the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s new leader is pushing for more regional support right out of the gate.
Sun Valley Airport Adds Los Angeles, Drops Portland Flights
KPVI.com (Pocatello, Idaho) - Jul 19, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
Fly Sun Valley Alliance, in partnership with Sun Valley Resort, announced the Friedman Memorial Airport flight schedule for the fall and winter seasons.
Kansas City International Airport Passenger Traffic Increases Five Percent in June
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 19, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
The city of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,126,145 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in June, a 4.7 percent increase from June 2017. Passenger boardings were up 4.9 percent, with a total of 561,454 boarded.
DOT Announces $750,000 Grant to Fairbanks to Help Improve Air Service
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 19, 2018 10:36 AM (ET)
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine L. Chao, announced July 12, that a $750,000 grant would be awarded to Fairbanks to help improve airline service. Fairbanks is one of 16 communities across the country receiving a grant.
Passenger Numbers at Hollywood Burbank Up; May Reach 5M by End of Year
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 19, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
Hollywood Burbank Airport may reach the five-million passenger mark at the end of this year if traveling trends continue on an upward path.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport's Concourse A Expansion Opens to Passengers
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 19, 2018 10:33 AM (ET)
Concourse A Expansion – Phase I at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) opened July 18, to the public. The nine-gate, 229,807-square foot addition is the first completed project under the Destination CLT initiative, a $2.5 billion capital investment program to renovate the concourses and expand CLT’s roadways, curb front, airfield and terminal.
EasyJet Ups Full-Year Profit Forecast as Passenger Numbers, Revenue Rise
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet raised its full-year profit forecast as it reported a rise in revenue and passenger numbers in the third quarter, helped by competitor difficulties and despite the impact of disruption in Europe.
Mitsubishi Believes Farnborough Marks Turning Point in MRJ's Fortunes
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
Mitsubishi Aircraft’s forthcoming MRJ70 regional jet hopes to take advantage of an approaching bulge of elderly regional aircraft coming to the end of their leases, according to the company’s chief development officer Alex Bellamy.
United Posts $684 Million 2Q Net Profit on Strong Revenue, Cost Discipline
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
United Airlines executives said a strong revenue environment and cost discipline are enabling the Chicago-based airline to recover 75% of rising fuel prices and maintain solid profitability, reporting a second-quarter net profit of $684 million, down 16.7% from net income of $821 million in the 2017 June quarter.
Airbus, Boeing Forecast Doubling in Aircraft Demand, Services by 2037
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2018 10:23 AM (ET)
Airbus and Boeing each released 20-year market forecasts at the Farnborough Air Show July 17, with the European manufacturer focusing largely on the commercial aircraft services market and the US manufacturer highlighting fleet projections.
Nigeria Air Unveiled as New National Flag Carrier
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)
The Nigerian government has announced the creation of startup carrier Nigeria Air, which plans to operate 30 aircraft within three to four years.
US House FAA Bill Would Set Minimum Airline Seat Size Requirements
Air Transport World - Jul 19, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
A provision tucked into the US House’s FAA reauthorization bill would require the agency to regulate airline seat sizes.