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FAA Reauthorization Bill Not on House Agenda for Next Week
Jul 20, 2017 01:28 PM (ET)
House Passes DHS Authorization Bill
Jul 20, 2017 01:25 PM (ET)
Fitch Ratings: Airline Passenger Traffic Remains 'Solid'
Jul 20, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Frontier to Add 21 Cities to Network
Jul 20, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Man Sentenced for Aiming Laser at Aircraft
Jul 20, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 20, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)

Devillier Leaving Post at Acadiana Regional Airport
Daily Iberian (New Iberia, La.) - Jul 20, 2017 03:32 PM (ET)
After nine years serving as the Acadiana Regional Airport director, Jason Devillier is moving on to other career opportunities.

Vienna Airport to Increase Security with Face Scan Systems
Washington Post - Jul 20, 2017 01:33 PM (ET)
Vienna airport officials say security measures are being increased with the installation of face-scanning systems at passport control points.

Adding Train Service to RI Airport Would Cost $90 Million
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jul 20, 2017 01:32 PM (ET)
The plan to build a new Amtrak train station at Rhode Island's main airport could cost up to $90 million, according to a joint study from the railroad and the state Transportation Department.

Denver Airport Settles on $1.8 Billion Renovation Contract
Coloradoan (Northern Colorado) - Jul 20, 2017 01:32 PM (ET)
Denver International Airport has settled on a $1.8 billion contract with a partner that would perform a four-year terminal renovation and oversee new concession spaces for the following three decades.

FBI Investigating After Flight Diverted to Denver International Airport
KDVR (Denver) - Jul 20, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
The FBI is investigating after a flight heading from Oakland to Baltimore was diverted to Denver because of a “possible disturbance” on the plane.

Possible Extension of Airport Runway Being Explored in Rangeley
Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) - Jul 20, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
LifeFlight of Maine, through the Federal Aviation Administration, is proposing a 1,000-foot extension to the municipal airport's runway to allow medical aircraft to land and depart, Town Manager Tim Pellerin said.

Flyers Can Now Claim Refund of Excess Levy at Delhi Airport
Hindustan Times (India) - Jul 20, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Passengers flying to and from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here after July 7 can claim a refund of excess airport charges paid as part of their airfare, according to aviation regulator DGCA.

Tax Watch: Gelfarb Defection Complicates Astorino Airport Deal
LoHud.com (Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.) - Jul 20, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Opponents to privatization of Westchester County Airport fear the loss of accountability if the county inks a 40-year lease with a private equity firm because major decisions over the airport’s future would be left to profit-driven investment bankers.

Garmin Unveils Retrofit Autopilots for General Aviation Aircraft
General Aviation News - Jul 20, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Garmin has introduced the GFC 600 and GFC 500, solid state attitude-based (AHRS-derived) autopilots for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.

Flying High: Working at BC Airport Dream Job for New Manager
Boulder City (Nev.) Review - Jul 20, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
When she was a little girl, Jennifer Lopez would go with her grandfather to the airport to watch the planes take off and land.

Airport Lines Up Work on Taxiway, Runway
Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.) - Jul 20, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
Work is slated to begin in next month to rehabilitate a flood-damaged taxiway at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, and work to resurface its main runway could begin next year, the airport director said Wednesday.

Airport Scores 100 Percent on Allegiant Air Audit
Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.) - Jul 20, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
Hagerstown Regional Airport received a 100 percent score on a recent audit by Allegiant Air, according to Peggy Siler, the airport's airline station leader.

Airport Carves Out Better Angle for Longest Runway
Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas) - Jul 20, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
The longest airport runway in the Rio Grande Valley is being prepared for improvements.

Dog Brings Comfort at Florida Airport
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Jul 20, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Airplane travelers facing long security lines and overcrowded planes this summer can find comfort with a lick or a wagging tail at one Florida airport.

Air France Names Boost Airline 'Joon'
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
French Skyteam carrier Air France has christened its new lower-cost airline, which was previously known as the Boost project, as ‘Joon’ and named Jean-Michel Mathieu as CEO.

Etihad Regional Sold to New Owners
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Swiss regional carrier Etihad Regional has been sold to Luxembourg-based private equity fund 4K Invest, owners of Slovenia’s Adria Airways.

JetBlue Pilots Request Federal Mediation
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
JetBlue Airways pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), requested mediation services from the National Mediation Board (NMB) July 18 to assist with contract negotiations.

Wizz Air Names Three New Senior Management Staff
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air has announced three new appointments to the roles of deputy CEO, CFO and CTO.

Wizz Air Reports 1Q Net Profit Up 50.4%
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern Europe low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air recorded a 50.4% jump in net income for the first three months of its financial year, which runs from March 31-June 30, 2017.

Delta to Double Seattle-Austin Flights, Launch Medford, Oregon Service
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines is boosting its recently launched Seattle, Washington-Austin, Texas service with a morning flight, its second daily departure on the route, from Oct. 1, the Atlanta-based carrier said July 18.

Chinese Carriers Report Passenger Boardings Up 13.4% in 1H
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Chinese carriers transported 263 million passengers in the 2017 first half, up 13.4% over the year-ago period.

Saudi Arabian Airports Removed from Laptop Ban List
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah King Abdulaziz and Riyadh King Khalid international airports have been removed from the list of airports banning large personal electronic devices (PEDs) of US-bound passengers, according to a Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) statement July 19.

Russia's MC-21 and IL-114 Win New Orders at MAKS Air Show
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow.

Taiwan's Mandarin Airlines Opts for ATR 72-600s
Air Transport World - Jul 20, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Taiwanese carrier Mandarin Airlines has ordered six ATR 72-600s, valued at $160 million at current list prices. The airline is a new customer for the Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer.

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