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FAA Grants $355 Million for Airport Repairs, Soundproofing Near LAX
Aug 07, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
CommutAir to Add Aircraft to Contract with United
Aug 07, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
FAA Deploys Data Comm at Sea-Tac
Aug 07, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
Global Airline Passenger Traffic Gains in June
Aug 07, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Tulsa International Announces Agreement with Lyft
Aug 07, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 07, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)

Horizon Air Works to Remedy Continued Cancellations, Hires Two New Executives
AirlineGeeks.com - Aug 07, 2017 03:05 PM (ET)
In a move to combat continued flight cancellations due to a pilot shortage, Seattle-based carrier Horizon Air, which is a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group, has selected two individuals to take on more leadership in the organization. Captain John Hornibrook will take the lead as the new Vice President for Flight Operations, while Brooke Vatheuer will become the new Vice President of Finance and Planning.

Officials Consider Airport Of The Future At Bradley
Hartford (Conn.) Courant - Aug 07, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
The Bradley International Airport of the not-so-distant future will feature nonstop service to international hubs like Frankfurt and London, and fly passengers to new domestic destinations from Seattle to New Orleans.

How Airports Get Their Three-Letter Code Names
news.com.au (Australia) - Aug 07, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
Some airport codes are pretty obvious and make logical sense, such as SYD for Sydney or MEL for Melbourne. But others? Not so much. Why is PIE the airport code for St Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida? Or why is LAD the code name for Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport in Angola?

Airline Pilot Stretchered Off Plane After Emergency Landing at Manchester Airport
Birmingham Mail (U.K.) - Aug 07, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
A pilot was stretchered off a plane after it made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport.

Islamabad Airport Cancels Flights Due to Internet Cable Fault
Economic Times (India) - Aug 07, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
At least eight domestic and international flights were today cancelled at Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto International Airport due to internet disruption caused by a submarine cable fault.

Yuma Airport Director Named 2017 Southwest Airport Executive of Year
State Aviation Journal - Aug 07, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
The Yuma County Airport Authority has announced that Ms. Gladys Wiggins, C,M., Yuma International Airport Director, has been recognized as the 2017 Airport Executive of the Year award by the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) at their annual summer conference held this year in Newport Beach, CA.

Residents Lose Bid For Enviro Review Of Ore. Airport Project
Law360 - Aug 07, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday rejected a petition by Hillsboro, Oregon-area residents to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s finding that a proposed third runway at an airport near Portland will not have significant environmental impacts.

Jet Co.'s Abrupt Liquidation Didn't Trigger WARN Act: 3rd Circ.
Law360 - Aug 07, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
The Third Circuit ruled Friday that an aircraft company that unexpectedly had to convert its Chapter 11 bankruptcy into a Chapter 7 did not violate the WARN Act in failing to give its employees notice of their layoff, saying the conversion after a $205 million loan from a Russian bank fell through “was not probable until the day that it occurred.”

Free NTSB Loss of Control Seminar at KISP
General Aviation News - Aug 07, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
The NTSB will hold a free Loss of Control seminar at the Mid-Island Air Service hangar at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP) Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Airframes Alaska Acquires Performance STOL 'Keller' Flaps
General Aviation News - Aug 07, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
Airframes Alaska has purchased Performance STOL, designers of the double-slotted “Keller” flap system for certified PA-18s and experimental Cub-type bush planes.

More Long Lines at Barcelona Airport as Staff Strikes Again
AP - Aug 07, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports.

Officers Find Loaded Handgun at Buffalo's Airport
Spectrum News (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Aug 07, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
A Batavia man is accused of bringing a loaded handgun into the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Lambert Airport Janitors Vote to Join SEIU
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Aug 07, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
More than 50 janitors working at St. Louis Lambert International Airport will join the Service Employees International Union Local 1.

Bee Colonies Take Flight Once More, with Some Help from Airport Apiaries
CNBC - Aug 07, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Here's something to 'bee' happy about: The number of honeybee colonies in the United States is on the rise after a worrying decline—up from 2.8 million in April, 2016 to 2.89 million in April, 2017, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2 Airplanes Clip Wings at Toronto Pearson Airport
Global News (Canada) - Aug 07, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
The Transportation Board of Canada (TSB) said an Air Canada Rouge flight made contact with the wing of a LOT Airline flight at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, Saturday night at around 10:30 p.m.

Automatic Border Control Gates for Dublin Airport
RTE (Ireland) - Aug 07, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
New automatic border control gates are to be installed at Dublin Airport over the coming months, in an effort to increase security and speed up immigration queues.

Germania Subsidiary Bulgarian Eagle Receives AOC
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Germania Group’s new subsidiary, Bulgarian Eagle, has received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Bulgaria’s aviation authorities. Bulgarian Eagle is a new aircraft-crew-maintenance-insurance (ACMI) carrier that was founded in November 2016 to increase Germania’s presence in the wet-lease business segment.

Airberlin, JetBlue to Partner on US Flights
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Germany’s airberlin and New York-based low-cost carrier (LCC) JetBlue Airways have reached a cooperation agreement to offer connecting flights to 31 destinations in the US.

CEO: Brussels Airlines Brand to Stay for Now
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines, which will be integrated into the group’s low-cost carrier (LCC) Eurowings, will keep its brand for the time being.

China Airlines Upgrades Aircraft on North American Routes
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
Taiwan’s China Airlines has introduced the Airbus A350 XWB on the Taipei Taoyuan-Vancouver, Canada route from Aug. 1. This means all North American destinations—including Los Angeles, New York JFK and San Francisco—are now operated by next generation aircraft including the A350-900 or Boeing 777-300ER.

IATA: Best 1H Growth Rate for Air Freight in Seven Years
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
Global air freight traffic has risen 10.4% during the first half of 2017, making it the strongest half-year performance for the air cargo market sector in seven years, according to IATA’s June Air Freight Market Analysis.

Russia's Airlines Now Allowed to Charge Baggage Fees
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Russia’s air transport regulations have been changed to allow the country’s airlines to add fees for checked baggage.

Boeing and Largest Supplier Spirit AeroSystems Reach New Accord
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Boeing and aircraft parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems have reached a tentative agreement on a new commercial agreement through 2022 that removes considerable uncertainty for both parties.

Russian Regional Airport Reports 1H Growth in Transfer Passengers
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport has reported handling 39,400 transfer passengers in the 2017 first half, up 16.6 times over the year-ago half.

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