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DOT IG to Update FAA Contract Tower Program Audit
Jul 31, 2018 08:07 AM (ET)
Memphis International Revenue Bonds Rated
Jul 31, 2018 08:06 AM (ET)
British Airways to Resume Pittsburgh-London Service
Jul 31, 2018 08:05 AM (ET)
New Digicast Programming: ARFF Professional Development
Jul 31, 2018 08:00 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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Dem Senator Requests More Info from TSA on 'Quiet Skies' Monitoring Program
The Hill (Washington) - Jul 31, 2018 04:07 PM (ET)
A Democratic senator is raising concerns over reports of a previously secretive federal program that monitors traveler behavior, questioning whether the initiative infringes on individuals' privacy.

Severe Storms Possible in the Northeast Wednesday, Potentially Causing Significant Airport Delays
The Weather Channel - Jul 31, 2018 03:54 PM (ET)
Severe thunderstorms posing threats of damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado are possible in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, which could cause travel delays at airports and on roads along the busy Interstate 95 corridor.

Georgia Governor Cuts Jet Fuel Sales Tax
TravelPulse - Jul 31, 2018 03:53 PM (ET)
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday he had signed an executive order to halt the collection of sales tax on jet fuel starting Wednesday.

Florence's Airport to Be Expanded
TravelPulse - Jul 31, 2018 03:51 PM (ET)
Corporacion America Airports SA is slated to start construction on a new runway in Florence, expanding the airport to allow for larger planes.

Expansion to Boost Istanbul Airport Capacity to 41M
Anadolu Agency (Turkey) - Jul 31, 2018 03:50 PM (ET)
The new building at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport’s domestic terminal -- representing a €26 million ($30.5 million) investment -- will boost the airport's annual passenger capacity to over 40 million, Istanbul’s governor said on Tuesday.

Private Management Pitch Made for Quincy Regional Airport
Herald-Whig (Quincy, Ill.) - Jul 31, 2018 03:48 PM (ET)
The firm that is the fixed base operator at Quincy Regional Airport could take over management of the airport.

CVG Airport Plans to Make Changes Amid Record-Breaking Growth
WCPO (Cincinnati) - Jul 31, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is updating its master plan amid record-breaking passenger and cargo growth.

Primera Air Cancels All Flights from Birmingham Airport
Independent (U.K.) - Jul 31, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
Passengers booked from Birmingham Airport on budget airline Primera Air have been told their autumn and winter flights are cancelled.

Rochester Airport Use Doubles, Study Says
Post Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.) - Jul 31, 2018 08:21 AM (ET)
Things are looking up for the Rochester International Airport, which long has struggled to compete.

IGI Airport Takes Online Route for Allocation of Slot for Non-Schedule Operations
Economic Times (India) - Jul 31, 2018 08:20 AM (ET)
The allocation of slots for non-schedule flights at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here will be conducted online from August 1 to streamline the process, officials of the airport operator said today.

Federal Search Warrant Reveals Possible Suspect and Motive in SLC Airport Fire
Fox 13 (Salt Lake City) - Jul 31, 2018 08:19 AM (ET)
An unsealed federal search warrant obtained by FOX 13 has revealed a potential suspect and a motive in a fire that destroyed 20 rental cars at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Tampa International Airport Board Gives CEO Joe Lopano Outstanding Ratings
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Jul 31, 2018 08:18 AM (ET)
Tampa International Airport president and CEO Joe Lopano has gotten another round of top ratings from his bosses on the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board.

Airport AI: How Automation Could Bring Efficiency and Lower Ticket Prices in Air Travel
Compelo.com (U.K.) - Jul 31, 2018 08:17 AM (ET)
The Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT), a specialised industrial fund that invests in, develops and manages airport-related industrial and distribution properties in the UK, has pushed for greater automation at UK airports.

Netanyahu Backs Artificial Island for New Tel Aviv Airport
Bloomberg - Jul 31, 2018 08:15 AM (ET)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw his support to a plan for building an artificial island alongside a Tel Aviv beach to replace an airport due to be shut down.

Huge New Industrial Park in the Works at DFW International Airport
Dallas Morning News - Jul 31, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)
A new business park at the south end of DFW International Airport is planned with more than 2 million square feet of industrial and distribution space.

TSA Will Install 40 Luggage CT Scanners in Airports This Year
Engadget.com - Jul 31, 2018 08:13 AM (ET)
The TSA has been using CT scanners to screen airline passengers' luggage since last year -- early tests of the technology have been taking place in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport.

Fifth Giant Building Proposed for Dayton Airport Land Could Mean More Jobs
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Jul 31, 2018 08:12 AM (ET)
The company developing four industrial buildings at the Dayton International Airport wants to buy more land to build a fifth, which would bring millions of dollars more in investment and jobs to an area that is becoming a regional leader in job creation.

New Food Court Opens at Midway Airport a Year After Massive Renovation Begins
Chicago Tribune - Jul 31, 2018 08:11 AM (ET)
Midway Airport has unveiled a new food court, the most prominent change for travelers since a massive $75 million concession redevelopment began more than a year ago.

Ryanair's German Pilots Back Strike Action
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:58 AM (ET)
Ryanair’s German pilots, represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union, have voted to strike if the Irish LCC has not submitted a “negotiable offer” by Aug. 6. According to VC, 96% of German-based pilots voted in favor of the strike over pay and conditions. Strikes are announced at least 24 hours in advance.

United Regional Hub Connectivity Expands with New IAD-Miami Flights
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:58 AM (ET)
United Airlines, as part of its plan to boost connecting passenger traffic at its Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) hub, will launch new daily service between IAD and Miami Dec. 19.

British Airways to End 767 Operations
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:57 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) will end Boeing 767 operations in the fourth quarter, some 28 years after it received the first US-built twin-aisle.

AerCap 2Q Net Profit Down 10% on Aircraft Sales
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:56 AM (ET)
Netherlands-based lessor AerCap posted a second-quarter net profit of $254.2 million, down 10% year-over-year. The decline stemmed in part from lower net gains on aircraft sales.

SIA Group 1Q Net Profit Down 57% on Rising Fuel Costs
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:55 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has reported a net profit of S$149 million ($109.3 million) for the June quarter in its fiscal first period, down 57% year-over-year (YOY) from net profit of $346.5 million in the year-ago period.

US GAO Criticizes TSA Training for Lack of Performance Goals
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:55 AM (ET)
A new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to set specific goals and measures for its training of security officers.

Etihad to Increase Abu Dhabi-Toronto Services
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:54 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways will increase Abu Dhabi-Toronto services from 3X- to 5X-weekly, from Oct. 28.

Russia's Ural Airlines, Belavia to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Jul 31, 2018 07:52 AM (ET)
Russia’s Ural Airlines and Belavia Belarusian Airlines signed a codeshare agreement July 30.

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