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Florida DOT Honors Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport
Jul 24, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
Delta, Westjet Create Transborder Joint Venture
Jul 24, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
American, TSA, Test CT Scanner At JFK Checkpoint
Jul 24, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 24, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Presents FAA Technical Center Updates, Parts 1-2
Jul 24, 2018 10:50 AM (ET)

Eugene Airport on Pace to Serve More Than One Million Passengers
KEZI 9 News (Eugene, Ore.) - Jul 24, 2018 04:14 PM (ET)
For the second year in a row, the Eugene Airport is on track to exceed one million passengers. For the last eight years, the Eugene Airport has seen an increase in passengers.

Airport Modernization Improvement Projects Utilizes Public Private Partnership
KHON2 News (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Jul 24, 2018 04:11 PM (ET)
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is proud to be working in partnership with DFS and global restaurateur HMSHost on more than $69 million worth of improvements at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) designed to add more retail and restaurant space and enhance the overall customer/passenger experience.

Construction Begins at Austin Airport to Expand Parking Entries, Exit Toll Plazas
KVUE News (Austin, Texas) - Jul 24, 2018 04:08 PM (ET)
Construction has started on renovating and expanding the entry and exit parking plazas at Austin Bergstrom International Airport, according to a statement from the airport Monday. ABIA said the construction will give customers better clarity and convenience and to make parking more efficient for the parking garages and economy lots B through G.

Lehigh Valley International Airport Sees 18.9 Percent Passenger Increase
WFMZ-TV 69 News (Allentown, Pa.) - Jul 24, 2018 04:03 PM (ET)
The Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) has marked a ninth consecutive month of positive passenger growth since October 2017.

Grand Junction Regional Airport Gets $5 Million in Grants for New Runway
KJCT News 8 (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
The Grand Junction Regional Airport is expanding, and that takes some construction and money.

New TSA Checkpoint, and PreCheck, Dedicated at Evansville Regional Airport
Courier & Press (Evansville, Ind.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:56 PM (ET)
Evansville Regional Airport now has the "latest and greatest" airport security technology available, a Transportation Security Administration official said Monday.

Terminal Improvements Planned at Albany Airport
Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:53 PM (ET)
New air conditioning units, escalators and boarding bridges are among the improvements planned for Albany International Airport, after the airport authority board approved spending for the projects at its meeting Monday.

Airport Receives $620K in Federal Funds
Herald and News (Klamath Falls, Ore.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:50 PM (ET)
The Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport has received $620,000 from a federal grant toward small airports.

RFD Moves Up to 22nd in Nation for Cargo Volume
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:47 PM (ET)
The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) on July 24, announced it is ranked as the 22nd largest airport in the nation for air cargo volume, up from a ranking of 31 in 2016. Each year the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the rankings based off of required reporting information from air cargo airlines.

Busiest Six Months Heathrow has Ever Seen as Summer Rush Begins
International Airport Review (Westerham, United Kingdom) - Jul 24, 2018 03:46 PM (ET)
Heathrow has seen the busiest six-month period ever in the first half of this year. Over 38 million passengers passed through the airport in the six months to 30 June, an increase of 2.5 per cent.

$78.9M Expansion of DEN's Underground Concourse Train System Approved
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
A $78.9 million purchase contract approved Monday will add 26 new cars to Denver International Airport's underground train system, in part to keep up with growing passenger traffic.

New Cessna Denali Mockup Makes AirVenture Debut
AIN Online (Midland Park, N.J.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:44 PM (ET)
Textron Aviation is displaying a new full-scale Cessna Denali mockup this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The mockup of the company’s new turboprop single features a flight deck with functioning Garmin G3000 avionics, updated interior, and McCauley 105-inch-diameter composite, five-blade, constant-speed propeller.

Airport Installs Play Area to Occupy Young Passengers
The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
Few people in airports are ever disappointed to hear that their flight is boarding, but thanks to a new addition at the Pitt-Greenville Airport some smaller passengers may enjoy spending extra minutes in the terminal.

HMSHost Wins 10-Year Detroit Metropolitan Airport Dining Contract
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:39 PM (ET)
The city of Detroit’s thriving culinary scene is coming to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The Wayne County Airport Authority awarded global restaurateur HMSHost and its partners AJA & Associates, LLC and Ellis Infinity – both part of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program – a 10-year contract valued at $258 million to operate nine new dining options in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal.

Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation
CoinDesk (New York, N.Y.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:37 PM (ET)
Major airline Lufthansa has partnered with software giant SAP to launch a blockchain competition aimed to boost blockchain adoption in the airline industry.

Increase in Passenger Numbers in Major Lithuanian Airports in First Half of 2018
International Airport Review (Westerham, United Kingdom) - Jul 24, 2018 03:35 PM (ET)
Lithuanian airports have seen a dramatic increase in the first half of this year. Almost three million passengers were recorded travelling through the airports, Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga, which is 15 per cent more than the same time period last year.

Sinclair-Aided Drone Project at UC Secures Near-$1M Funding
Intelligent Aerospace (Spokane, Wash.) - Jul 24, 2018 03:34 PM (ET)
A University of Cincinnati project in collaboration with Sinclair Community College secured nearly $1 million in federal grants this week to develop a new management system for unmanned aircrafts. The Regional Unmanned Traffic Management System (RUTMS) was one of 33 projects submitted to the Ohio Federal Research Network.

Embraer Deliveries Double, 22 Aircraft Ordered in 2Q 2018
Air Transport World - Jul 24, 2018 03:31 PM (ET)
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 28 commercial aircraft in the second quarter of 2018, down 20% from a year ago, but doubling the number of deliveries made in 1Q 2018.

Myanmar's FMI Air Suspends Service Pending Restructure
Air Transport World - Jul 24, 2018 03:28 PM (ET)
Myanmar-based FMI Air has suspended flights until the company completes a restructuring program.

Used Aircraft Enables United to cut MRO Costs, Reach Growth Targets
Air Transport World - Jul 24, 2018 03:25 PM (ET)
United Airline’s growing reliance on used aircraft is more than a way to add inexpensive lift—it’s also providing both fleet and aftermarket-support flexibility should a downturn hit that requires cutting capacity, the Chicago-based carrier’s executives said. Speaking on a recent earnings call, United president Scott Kirby said that despite rising fuel costs, demand remains strong, and drastic capacity cuts are not on the horizon.

FAA Declares Exclusive Authority Over Drone Operations
Air Transport World - Jul 24, 2018 03:24 PM (ET)
FAA in a policy statement said it has exclusive authority over aircraft operations—including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—within navigable airspace, although it allows that state and local governments can regulate landing sites.

Fernandes: AirAsia X Network Changes to Strengthen Outlook
Air Transport World - Jul 24, 2018 03:23 PM (ET)
AirAsia X has improved its long-term prospects, thanks to recent route restructuring and aircraft orders, according to Tony Fernandes, co-CEO of the AirAsia X group.

Ryanair 2Q Profit Falls on Fuel, Pilot Costs; Warns of Strike Impact
Air Transport World - Jul 24, 2018 03:22 PM (ET)
Ryanair’s first-quarter profit fell 20% to €319 million ($374 million), excluding exceptional items, hit by higher fuel and staff costs. The Irish LCC also warned more strikes could lead to base reductions and job losses in certain markets if the airline has to review the winter schedule.

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