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American, Southwest, Spirit, Hawaiian, Alaska Report Profits
Jul 30, 2018 04:03 PM (ET)
DOT Announces $770.8 Million in AIP Grants
Jul 30, 2018 08:21 AM (ET)
Airlines Post 12 Domestic Tarmac Delays in May
Jul 30, 2018 08:19 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: When Is Training Not the Answer?
Jul 30, 2018 07:28 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 30, 2018 07:27 AM (ET)

New MH370 Probe Shows Controls Manipulated, but Mystery Remains Unsolved
Reuters - Jul 30, 2018 04:03 PM (ET)
Investigators released a report on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Monday, saying the Boeing 777’s controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course but they were not able to determine who was responsible.

Japan's Narita Airport Runway Closed as Air Canada Plane Enters Wrong Taxiway
Straits Times (Singapore) - Jul 30, 2018 01:38 PM (ET)
Narita airport, Japan's main international gateway, was forced to shut one of its two runways on Monday (July 30) when a plane entered the wrong taxiway after landing, local media reported.

333 Passengers Taken Off Plane at Orlando Airport after Bomb Comment, Fight, Official Says
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Jul 30, 2018 01:37 PM (ET)
Hundreds of people were taken off a Norwegian Airlines plane on Sunday evening after three people were involved in a fight as it prepared to depart from Orlando International Airport, according to airport officials.

Previously Undisclosed TSA Program Tracks Unsuspecting Passengers
CNN - Jul 30, 2018 12:28 PM (ET)
In a previously undisclosed Transportation Security Administration program, federal air marshals are tracking American citizens not suspected of a crime, not under investigation or who are not on any terrorist watch list, the Boston Globe first reported and CNN has confirmed.

'Wait Times Have Normalized' at Twin Cities Airport after TSA Equipment Repaired
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Jul 30, 2018 12:27 PM (ET)
Equipment at three security screening stations in the Twin Cities airport's main terminal was on the fritz for several hours Sunday, backing things up for outbound travelers.

$282 Million Airport Has a Huge Problem
news.com.au (Australia) - Jul 30, 2018 08:24 AM (ET)
For many travellers it seemed like a scene straight out of their wildest dreams: A sleek, new international airport where you didn’t have to queue. At all. Ever.

Parts of Munich Airport Shut Down Due to Security Breach
AP - Jul 30, 2018 08:21 AM (ET)
German authorities temporarily shut down parts of Munich airport on Saturday because a woman entered a security zone without going through security and passport controls.

Trenton-Mercer Airport Expansion Plans Worry Neighbors in N.J. and Pa.
WHYY (Philadelphia) - Jul 30, 2018 08:18 AM (ET)
For those looking for ways to travel economically, finding the right airport can help reduce flight costs significantly.

Airport Uses Massive Maple Syrup Jugs to Pitch Food Website
AP - Jul 30, 2018 08:17 AM (ET)
A Vermont airport is displaying 7-foot-tall (2.1-meter-tall) maple syrup jugs to remind travelers they can buy the state staple online instead of losing it at security when their liquids get confiscated.

How to Speed Through Airport with Global Entry and TSA PreCheck
San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 30, 2018 08:15 AM (ET)
When Carl Christensen and JoAnn Novoson arrived at San Francisco International Airport in April after visiting their daughter in Germany, they waited an hour at passport control.

Growth in International Flights Booming at Canberra Airport
Canberra Times (Australia) - Jul 30, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)
The number of international travellers flying out of Canberra Airport is booming, according to new government statistics.

Airport to Start Building Firefighting Facility Soon
Pacific Daily News (Guam) - Jul 30, 2018 08:13 AM (ET)
The Guam International Airport Authority will move forward with the construction of a $18 million aircraft firefighting facility beginning in September.

JetBlue Pilots Ratify Four-Year Labor Contract
Air Transport World - Jul 30, 2018 08:12 AM (ET)
JetBlue pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have ratified a four-year contract, the New York-based LCC confirmed. Of the 98% of pilots who voted, 74% were in favor of the agreement, JetBlue said in a statement.

SkyWest Boosts 2Q Profit on E175 Fleet Additions
Air Transport World - Jul 30, 2018 08:11 AM (ET)
SkyWest Inc., continuing to benefit from its fleet transition, posted net income of $76 million in the second quarter, up 34% from net income of $50.5 million in the 2Q 2017.

Airbus Launches New Cadet Pilot Program
Air Transport World - Jul 30, 2018 08:09 AM (ET)
Airbus has launched an ab initio pilot training program as the airline industry faces the prospect of a growing deficit of trained flight deck personnel in coming years.

Local Firm to Run Regional Airport
N'West Iowa Review (Sheldon, Iowa) - Jul 30, 2018 07:51 AM (ET)
The business that is going to be in charge of operations at the Sioux County Regional Airport south of Sioux Center has been named.

Airline Growth Story Hits Turbulence Amid Acute Pilot Shortage
The Hindu (India) - Jul 30, 2018 07:50 AM (ET)
The government on Friday extended the deadline for Indian airlines to phase out foreign pilots amid an acute shortage of pilots, specially commanders. The cut off date has now been put off by two years to December 31, 2020

Oklahoma City Airport Inches Closer to $115M Expansion
AP - Jul 30, 2018 07:42 AM (ET)
Oklahoma City's airport trust is moving toward a $115 million expansion project that could become the airport's first major overhaul in more than a decade.

Pittsburgh-China Non-Stops? Airport Has a Plan to Make It Happen
USA Today - Jul 30, 2018 07:41 AM (ET)
Could Pittsburgh support non-stop airline service to China? Airport officials there believe it can, and they’re taking an unusual path to secure it.

Training Is the Key to Making an Airport Customer-Friendly
Philadelphia Business Journal - Jul 30, 2018 07:40 AM (ET)
For some people, airports are more akin to a doctor’s waiting room than they are to a desirable place to be.

Shipt Founder, Others to Be Appointed to Birmingham Airport Board
AL.com (Ala.) - Jul 30, 2018 07:39 AM (ET)
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has announced his first appointments to a major city board of directors.

Construction Progresses on $8B LaGuardia Airport Expansion
Construction Dive - Jul 30, 2018 07:38 AM (ET)
The $8 billion capital expansion at LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York City, which will eventually connect all of the airport's terminals under one roof, has made significant progress, according to YIMBY New York, with at least one portion currently operational.

Delta Names RDU Airport as a 'Focus City'
Spectrum News (Raleigh, N.C.) - Jul 30, 2018 07:38 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines has named Raleigh-Durham International Airport as a focus city and announced a continued investment in the region.

Women in Aviation Withdraws Support for Recent AOPA Letter on Airport Access
Flying Magazine - Jul 30, 2018 07:36 AM (ET)
The text of yesterday’s news release from Women in Aviation was brief, but to the point. “Upon further review and additional information, Women in Aviation International has withdrawn its support of the AOPA initiative relative to FBO fees for general aviation.”

Suspended Sentence for Gatwick Airport Parking Scammer
BBC News (U.K.) - Jul 30, 2018 07:35 AM (ET)
A woman who misled Gatwick holidaymakers by parking their cars in muddy fields and public car parks has been given a suspended sentence.

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