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Senate Commerce Committee Approves Nominations to DOT, NTSB
Aug 02, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
FAA Issues AIP Grants to 62 Airports
Aug 02, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
Oakland Opens Phase One of New International Building
Aug 02, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
American Posts Second-Quarter Profit
Aug 02, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers ARFF Training
Aug 02, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)

Teen Jumps from Plane at San Francisco Airport
AP - Aug 02, 2017 04:07 PM (ET)
Copa Airlines says one of its planes had landed in San Francisco and was heading to a gateway when a 17-year-old boy sitting in an exit row unexpectedly opened the emergency door, slid down the plane’s wing and jumped onto a tarmac.

'Miracle on Hudson' Pilot Against Privatizing Air Traffic Control
AP - Aug 02, 2017 04:05 PM (ET)
Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger?

US Travel Group Defends Gulf Airlines in Open Skies Dispute
Gulf Business (Dubai) - Aug 02, 2017 03:23 PM (ET)
The US Travel Association and a number of key passenger and cargo airlines have argued changes to Open Skies agreements with the UAE and Qatar could cost US jobs and damage tourism in a meeting with secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

Marijuana Advertisements Might Be Banned from Las Vegas Airport
Las Vegas Sun - Aug 02, 2017 03:22 PM (ET)
Taxis bearing marijuana advertisements could be banned from carrying passengers to and from McCarran International Airport, if ambiguous wording in a proposed ordinance isn’t clarified — or if certain county commissioners get their way.

Etihad Airways Puts Boeing 787 on Daily Seoul Flights
The National (UAE) - Aug 02, 2017 03:21 PM (ET)
Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi to Seoul. The aircraft touched down this morning at the South Korean capital’s space-age Incheon International Airport.

Senators Eye Ticket Fee to Overhaul Airports
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 02, 2017 03:20 PM (ET)
President Trump has vowed to upgrade the country's "third-world" airports in an infrastructure package — and the Senate is exploring a potential funding tool that could help him do just that.

Company Makes Case to Become Second Fixed-Base Operator at Hernando Airport
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Aug 02, 2017 03:18 PM (ET)
The five-year effort of one tenant at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport to win the designation of fixed-base operator might finally be coming to an end if the County Commission approves later this month.

Runway Worker Struck by Lightning at Florida Airport
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Aug 02, 2017 03:16 PM (ET)
Airport surveillance video captured an airport ground worker getting struck by lightning on the runway at Southwest Florida International Airport.

AirVenture 2017: By the Numbers
General Aviation News - Aug 02, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
Approximately 590,000 people attended EAA AirVenture 2017, an increase of 5% over 2016.

County Rethinking Office at Airport
Altoona (Pa.) Mirror - Aug 02, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
Blair County commissioners are being asked to guarantee a loan on a three-part construction project at the Altoona-Blair County Airport which includes an office building for the county to lease as a district court.

Thousands on Sun Holidays Facing Airport Queue Chaos
Independent (Ireland) - Aug 02, 2017 03:14 PM (ET)
Thousands of Irish passengers are suffering holiday hell after missing flights and queuing for up to four hours due to tough new security checks introduced in the wake of terror attacks.

FAA Intends to Award Tyler Airport $10 Million for Next Phase of Runway Project
Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph - Aug 02, 2017 03:13 PM (ET)
The final piece of a grant funding needed to completely replace Tyler Pounds Regional Airport’s longest runway will be granted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Bomb Scare at Delhi Airport
Economic Times (India) - Aug 02, 2017 02:52 PM (ET)
Bomb squads and canine teams were today rushed in to check a suspected object that was recovered at the cargo hold area of the Delhi airport, later declared safe.

Manchester Airport Introduces £4 Fast Track Passport Control as Britons Hit by Huge Delays
Express (U.K.) - Aug 02, 2017 02:50 PM (ET)
Airport bosses have launched a fast track border check service for the budget price of £4, although it is not yet clear how long the introductory rate will last, or how much the price will go up by.

Duncan Aviation to Lease Former Kellogg Airport Hangar
Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer - Aug 02, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
A city-owned airport hangar is expected to have a new tenant this week.

Editorial: In Search of O'Hare Airport Noise Relief
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Aug 02, 2017 02:47 PM (ET)
If you live near O'Hare International Airport, the term "Fly Quiet" may be a misnomer.

Airlines: No Role for Government in Seat-Pitch Decisions
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:28 PM (ET)
US airlines say there is no need for the government to interfere in airlines’ seat-pitch decisions as long as FAA affirms aircraft seats meet safety standards.

Silver Airways Signs LOI for Up to 50 ATR-600 Series Turboprops
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:27 PM (ET)
Fort-Lauderdale, Florida-based Silver Airways took significant steps toward a long-term goal to become a major US airline by announcing its intention to purchase up to 50 ATR-600 series turboprops, valued at a potential $1.1 billion if all options are taken.

Air Canada Posts $230 Million 2Q Net Profit on 14% Traffic Rise
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:26 PM (ET)
Air Canada delivered a C$300 million ($230.3 million) net profit for 2017 second quarter, up 61.3% over airline’s C$186 net income in 2Q 2016.

WestJet 2Q Net Profit Up 32%; Eyes 787 Flights to China
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:24 PM (ET)
WestJet earned a second-quarter 2017 net profit of C$48.4 million ($37.2 million), up 32% over net income of C$36.7 million in the 2016 June quarter, marking its 49th consecutive profitable quarter.

Avolon Reports 2Q Fleet, Customer Growth Following CIT Acquisition
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:22 PM (ET)
Ireland-based lessor Avolon’s fleet of owned, managed and committed aircraft doubled to 921 in the 2017 second quarter, compared to 443 aircraft in 2Q 2016, the company reported July 31.

Flydubai Takes First Boeing 737 MAX
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:12 PM (ET)
Dubai-based low-cost carrier (LCC) flydubai has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, becoming the first Middle East carrier to operate the type.

Air Astana 1H Traffic Up 12%, Leases Five E190-E2 Jets
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 01:10 PM (ET)
Air Astana carried 1.9 million passengers in the 2017 first half, up 12% compared to the year-ago period. The Kazakhstan flag carrier also confirmed it is leasing five Embraer E190-E2 jets from Dublin-based lessor AerCap Holdings.

Boeing Forecasts 20-Year Demand in India for 2,100 New Aircraft
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)
Boeing forecasts a demand for 2,100 new aircraft in India, valued at $290 billion, through 2036, according to the US manufacturer’s annual Current Market Outlook.

Chinese Carriers Introduce 160 New Aircraft in 1H
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 11:51 AM (ET)
Chinese carriers have introduced 160 new aircraft in the 2017 first half, expanding their total domestic airline fleet to 3,047 airliners as of June 30, according to China’s Civil Aviation Data Analysis.

Moscow Sheremetyevo Completes Cargo Terminal
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) has completed construction of Moscow Cargo terminal, which was put into operation at the end of July.

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