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FAA Fines Company for Hazmat Violation
Aug 04, 2017 04:05 PM (ET)
DOT Announces New Airlines to Report On-Time Data
Aug 04, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Traffic Rises at Myrtle Beach Airport
Aug 04, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
Fitch Affirms Long Beach Airport Bond Rating
Aug 04, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers SIDA Training
Aug 04, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)

Australia Details 'Sophisticated' Plot by ISIS to Take Down Plane
New York Times - Aug 04, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
The Australian police described on Friday an elaborate terrorist plot in which two men from Sydney tried to place an explosive supplied by the Islamic State on a flight last month, an operation that officials said was among “the most sophisticated plots that has ever been attempted on Australian soil.”

More Than 1 in 5 Travelers Knowingly or Unknowingly Carried Prohibited Items onto Aircraft, Survey F
Washington Post - Aug 04, 2017 11:51 AM (ET)
A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 percent who boarded the plane while unintentionally carrying prohibited knives or other bladed objects.

Airport Completes $291 Million Sale of Revenue Bonds
San Diego Business Journal - Aug 04, 2017 11:51 AM (ET)
Operators of San Diego International Airport recently completed a sale of more than $291 million in revenue bonds, at an interest rate that is the lowest earned in the airport’s history, at 3.74 percent.

Long Beach Airport Earns $15.3-Million Grant to Upgrade, Rename Runways
Signal Tribune (Signal Hill, Calif.) - Aug 04, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Long Beach Airport (LGB) a $15.3-million grant as part of the Airport Improvement Program.

ADS-B Deadline Won't Change, FAA Administrator Tells Oshkosh Crowds
General Aviation News - Aug 04, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Speaking before a spirited general aviation audience at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said GA needs to “step up” to help ensure a thriving future for general aviation in America.

Setting Goals: Atlanta Airport Seeks 'EcoDistrict' Certification
WABE (Atlanta) - Aug 04, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has started working toward getting "EcoDistrict"-certified.

No Passport Machines at Dublin Airport Until Late Autumn
Irish Times - Aug 04, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Huge delays at passport controls around Europe are being exacerbated at Dublin Airport on the busiest weekend of the year by the lack of automated passport-reading machines. More than 400,000 passengers are expected to travel through the airport between Friday and Sunday.

Uber, Lyft Get OK to Do Tampa Airport Jobs
News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.) - Aug 04, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
Getting dropped off or picked up in an Uber or Lyft is legal now at Tampa International Airport, and those ridesharing companies are paying the airport to do so.

Nation Facing Pilot Shortage, Cape Air CEO Says
Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.) - Aug 04, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
The nation is facing a critical shortage of pilots, Daniel Wolf, founder and chief executive officer of Cape Air, told the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster Breakfast on Thursday at the Owensboro Convention Center.

Gary-Chicago Airport Gets Federal OK to Build Customs Area
AP - Aug 04, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
The Gary Chicago International Airport says it's one step closer to building a new customs and border patrol facility.

Airport Board Approves Agreement
Jamestown (N.D.) Sun - Aug 04, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority on Thursday approved a license agreement for a fiber optics line installation.

Workers Point to Security Flaws at Canberra and Perth Airports
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Aug 04, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Airport workers at Perth and Canberra airports say there are serious security holes made worse by understaffing and cost-cutting.

Two International Qantas Flights Return to Sydney Airport After Technical Issues
The Guardian (U.K.) - Aug 04, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Two Qantas planes heading for Dallas and Johannesburg respectively were forced to return to Sydney airport after separate problems.

How Low-Cost Airports Are Spurring Urbanization And Changing Asia
Forbes - Aug 04, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
With the arrival and vast proliferation of budget airlines, the paradigm of air travel was fundamentally disrupted. Price points were challenged, expectations of service upended, as a business model was developed based on the question: Do we really need this? (And if not, how much can we get away with charging extra for it?)

Lost Nation Airport Receives FAA Grant for Taxiway, Terminal Apron Repairs
News-Herald (Northeast Ohio) - Aug 04, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
The taxiways at Lost Nation Airport are the next items in line to be rehabilitated, thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

Nashville Airport to Land Direct Flight to London
Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) - Aug 04, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
Nashville International Airport is poised to land a direct flight to London on British Airways, culminating a multiyear effort by government, business and tourism leaders to secure the flight. An announcement is expected as soon as next week, sources told The Tennessean.

Ground Stop Issued for Planes Arriving at Chicago Airports Due to Storms
NBC Chicago - Aug 04, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
A ground stop was issued for planes arriving at Chicago airports Thursday afternoon as storms were forecast to be moving into the area.

BOC Aviation Firms Up MAX Order
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
BOC Aviation has confirmed its planned order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft. This follows the signing of an MOU for the aircraft at June’s Paris Air Show. The order is worth around $1.25 billion at list prices.

Former IATA Official de Oliveira Named to Lead ALTA
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has named Luis Felipe de Oliveira, a former IATA official and currently an executive with World Fuel Services, its new executive director.

United Regional Carrier CommutAir to Add 21 More ERJ145s
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
CommutAir, the Ohio-based regional airline that last year became 40%-owned by United Airlines, has reached agreement with United to accelerate the retirement of its turboprop fleet and add more regional jets.

TAAG Widens Net Losses in 1H as Fuel Subsidy Drops
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
TAAG Angola Airlines posted a net loss of $12 million for the first half of 2017, substantially widened from the year-ago figure of $0.5 million. However, the airline said the increased deficit was because of a reduced fuel subsidy from the Angolan government and that operational results were considerably improved.

AerCap Posts $283 Million 2Q Net Profit
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
AerCap Holdings reported $282.9 million net income for the 2017 second quarter, up 21.3% from $233.3 million in 2Q 2016. The Dublin-based lessor earned $1.3 billion in revenue for the quarter, up 2% from $1.2 billion revenue a year ago.

Okay Airways to Open Base at Beijing's New Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
China’s Okay Airways is expected to establish a new base at Beijing’s new airport, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

Allegiant to Open 14th Base at Indianapolis International Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 04, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Allegiant Air will establish its 14th aircraft base at Indianapolis International Airport (IND), executives from the airline and airport said Aug. 2, with operations to begin February 2018.

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