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Senate Approves Transportation Spending Bill
Aug 01, 2018 03:09 PM (ET)
Senate Committee Approves Commercial Space Transportation Bill
Aug 01, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
Honolulu Airport to Add Solar Panels
Aug 01, 2018 07:57 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program Updates Status of NFPA Standards
Aug 01, 2018 07:57 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 01, 2018 07:56 AM (ET)

TSA Considering Eliminating Screening at Smaller Airports
CNN - Aug 01, 2018 04:25 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the US, according to senior agency officials and internal documents obtained by CNN.

An Update on the Changes You'll See at Austin Airport
KXAN (Austin, Texas) - Aug 01, 2018 03:30 PM (ET)
If you're heading to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this week, you'll notice some changes in gate numbers.

Southwest Flight Carrying 135 People Makes Emergency Landing at BWI Marshall Airport
Baltimore Sun - Aug 01, 2018 03:29 PM (ET)
A plane carrying 130 passengers and five crew members made an emergency landing at BWI Marshall Airport on Tuesday night after a problem with the wing flaps.

Vote on Airport Terminal Contract Delayed
Brownsville (Texas) Herald - Aug 01, 2018 03:28 PM (ET)
The Brownsville City Commission had been scheduled to vote Monday on awarding the contract for construction of a new terminal at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, though the item was pulled from the agenda to give the airport time to apply for more federal funds for the project.

Lasers Pointed at Pilots at KCI, Downtown Airport
KSHB (Kansas City, Mo.) - Aug 01, 2018 03:27 PM (ET)
Keith Holcomb remembers the moment 10 years ago when a routine flight lesson in the Ohio skies turned into something much different.

National Airlines Council of Canada Urges Ottawa on Decision of Privatizing Airport Security
Globe & Mail (Canada) - Aug 01, 2018 03:24 PM (ET)
Canada’s airlines are expressing growing frustration with unpredictable airport security delays and the federal government’s silence as to how it plans to address the issue.

3D-Printed Guns Among Weapons Found at Airport Security Checkpoints, TSA Says
CBS News - Aug 01, 2018 03:23 PM (ET)
Among the thousands of firearms discovered at airport security checkpoints around the country in the past two years, a handful were created with a 3D printer. The TSA told CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave there have been at least four incidents at checkpoints involving 3D-printed guns or parts of guns since 2016.

Southwest Airlines Is No Longer Serving Peanuts
USA Today - Aug 01, 2018 01:54 PM (ET)
The Southwest Airlines gate agent working the Phoenix-Chicago flight issued the usual warnings to passengers clustered around Gate C16 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in mid-July.

New Updates Coming Soon to South Bend Airport
WSBT (South Bend, Ind.) - Aug 01, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
New updates are coming soon to South Bend's airport.

Northern Michigan Lawmaker Detained at Airport Over Handgun
AP - Aug 01, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
A northern Michigan lawmaker has apologized after Transportation Security Administration personnel recently discovered a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag as he was going through a pre-flight screening.

Three Ways Robots Could Soon Be A Part Of Your Airport Experience
Forbes - Aug 01, 2018 09:04 AM (ET)
Even for seasoned travelers, the airport experience can be a frustrating one, and airport employees can do much to increase or alleviate that stress, depending on the interaction at the check in, security and gate.

After 44 Years, DFW Airport to Get Its First Ever Whataburger
Dallas Morning News - Aug 01, 2018 09:04 AM (ET)
There are more than 100 places to grab a bite to eat at DFW International Airport, including more than a dozen that serve hamburgers. But those who prefer their meals just like they like it or simply want to sample fare from an iconic Texas fast-food chain have been out of luck for as long as the airport has been open.

85 Injured, 2 Critically, After Aeromexico Plane Crashes, Officials Say
ABC News - Aug 01, 2018 09:03 AM (ET)
An Aeromexico jetliner carrying 103 people crashed Tuesday while en route to Mexico City. The four crew members and all 99 passengers -- 88 adults, nine children and two infants -- survived, Mexican officials said.

Airport Closing Aug. 13 For Runway Improvements
Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun - Aug 01, 2018 09:02 AM (ET)
The Greeneville Municipal Airport will be closed for runway improvements beginning Monday, Aug. 13. It will be shut down for 150 days while the extensive project is underway.

York Opposes Conservation Land Near Airport, Favors Economic Development
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Aug 01, 2018 09:01 AM (ET)
The state is getting pushback from York County on a proposal to designate more than 330 acres of land for conservation near the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

Richmond Airport Has Record-Setting June with Passenger Traffic Up 12.1 Percent
Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch - Aug 01, 2018 09:00 AM (ET)
Passenger traffic at Richmond International Airport in June set a record for any month.

The Airport Is Now Less Transitional, More Experiential
tnooz.com - Aug 01, 2018 09:00 AM (ET)
Always-connected, highly-mobile millennials are forging new norms for leisure and business travel, making the use of technology and the focus on unique experiences the hallmarks of their travel habits.

CFM, GE to Adopt MRO 'Conduct Policies' as IATA Signs CFM Agreement
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:09 AM (ET)
More than two years after filing a complaint with the European Commission (EC) about the control that OEMs hold over the support and repair market, IATA has struck an agreement with a major engine supplier that it says will lead to greater competition for MRO work.

Malaysia's CAA Chief Resigns after MH370 Report
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:08 AM (ET)
The head of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has resigned in the wake of the latest report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Rockwell Collins Signs Master Contracts with AVIC for MA700
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:07 AM (ET)
Rockwell Collins has signed master contracts with China’s AVIC Aircraft to supply its Pro Line Fusion avionics suite and air data systems for the MA700 twin-engine turboprop.

UK's Thomas Cook Has No Plans to Sell Airline Division
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:06 AM (ET)
UK travel operator Thomas Cook has denied reports that it has imminent plans to sell off its airline division, but left the door open to future fleet developments.

New Austrian Airlines CEO Takes Over Aug. 1
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:06 AM (ET)
Former Lufthansa Cargo CCO and executive board member Alexis von Hoensbroech will take over as CEO of Austrian Airlines on Aug. 1. He succeeded Kay Kratky whose contract ended July 31 after three years at the helm of the Lufthansa subsidiary.

AirBaltic Reports 1H Revenue Up 19% on New Business Plan
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:05 AM (ET)
Latvian flag carrier airBaltic posted a first-half revenue of €180.8 million ($216.7 million), a 19% increase over the same period last year. Passenger numbers for the half-year grew 20% year-over-year (YOY) to 1.9 million. The carrier performed 13% more flights during the six months.

AirAsia Group Carries 13% More Passengers in 2Q
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:04 AM (ET)
The AirAsia Group showed strong load factors, as the group rapidly increased its fleet size and capacity.

China's YTO Express to Create Hub at Jiaxing
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 08:02 AM (ET)
Chinese freight company YTO Express will build an aviation and surface logistics hub at Jiaxing in eastern China, preferring a location close to wealthier parts of the country rather than the central position chosen by rival SF Express.

Saudia's Growth Plan Yields More Traffic
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2018 07:58 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) reported what it described as significant growth in passenger traffic in the first half of 2018.

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