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Congratulations to Newly Accredited Member
Aug 08, 2017 03:58 PM (ET)
Air New Zealand Adds 60,000 Seats to Auckland-Honolulu Route
Aug 08, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
San Diego Airport Completes Major Bond Sale
Aug 08, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Gary/Chicago to Proceed With GA Customs Facility
Aug 08, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Leadership Training: Leading Your Staff Down the Path of Success
Aug 08, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)

PenAir Departure Leaves Airport with One Airline
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.) - Aug 08, 2017 04:57 PM (ET)
With PenAir’s last flight out of North Bend on Monday, flying to the Portland area is no longer an option for South Coast residents.

Who's Going To Fly The Plane? Forecasted Global Pilot Shortage Could Limit Future Air Travel Options
Forbes - Aug 08, 2017 04:47 PM (ET)
Willie and Waylon (Nelson and Jennings, respectively) famously advised “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys,” but you probably should give serious consideration to directing them toward being pilots.

Summer Flight Delayed? Don't Assume It's a Storm
New York Times - Aug 08, 2017 03:43 PM (ET)
Consider all the reasons your summer flight could be delayed.

New Director of Aviation Joins WSDOT Crew
State Aviation Journal - Aug 08, 2017 03:42 PM (ET)
The Washington State Department of Transportation welcomed the new director of aviation, David Fleckenstein, to its team on Aug. 7.

AirMap and Kansas Department of Transportation Partner to Deploy Unmanned Traffic Management Technol
State Aviation Journal - Aug 08, 2017 03:42 PM (ET)
AirMap and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) today announced that they will deploy Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology across the state of Kansas. The initiative, which is the first of its kind in the United States, will support the growth of the state’s drone economy and ensure safer skies for all who live, work, and fly in Kansas.

Improvements, Expansion Ongoing at Walla Walla Airport
Union-Bulletin.com (Walla Walla, Wash.) - Aug 08, 2017 03:40 PM (ET)
What’s going on at the Walla Walla Regional Airport? The airport is flying high this year with many new and positive activities.

Long Beach Airport Reports 47% Increase in Passengers Over Last Year
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) - Aug 08, 2017 03:27 PM (ET)
Passenger counts at Long Beach Airport increased significantly over the first half of 2017, rising by nearly 47 percent on a year-over-year basis, officials said Monday.

Orlando Airport Tops 43 Million Annual Passengers for First Time
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Aug 08, 2017 03:26 PM (ET)
Orlando International Airport reported Tuesday that its annual passenger count has topped 43 million for the first time.

Police: Man Accessed Secure Area at Atlanta's Airport
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - Aug 08, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
A traveler surprised authorities when he went into a secured area and ran out on to the airfield at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday evening.

Can a Partial Shutdown of FAA Be Avoided?
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Don’t hold your breath waiting for an FAA reauthorization bill including major air traffic control (ATC) reform—namely, the separation of ATC operations from FAA—to pass the US Congress in the next couple of months. At this point, avoiding a costly partial shutdown of FAA this autumn is the best one can realistically hope for—and a disruption to FAA operations resulting from either the agency’s authorization expiring or a wider government shutdown is absolutely possible in the coming months.

Kellstrom Parts Added to OEMServices Network
MRO Network - Aug 08, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
Aircraft component supplier Kellstrom Aerospace has entered into an agreement granting parts specialist OEMServices access to its parts inventory.

Precision, ATSG Form A321-200 PTF Joint Venture
MRO Network - Aug 08, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Precision Aircraft Solutions and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), through its Cargo Aircraft Management subsidiary, are to form a new joint venture company which will conduct passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversions on Airbus A321-200 aircraft.

Video: A Celebration of Women in Aviation
General Aviation News - Aug 08, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) has released a short video celebrating the women students and pilots of general aviation.

NBAA Requests Additional Routes Around Presidential TFR
General Aviation News - Aug 08, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
With a TFR in place most of August over President Donald Trump’s residence in Bedminster, N.J., officials with the National Business Aviation Association have asked the FAA to develop additional supplementary routes in and out of the New York City area when weather or traffic volume impedes the flow of traffic.

ATC: If It Ain't Boke, Don't Fix It
General Aviation News - Aug 08, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” said Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) in a phone interview regarding Air Traffic Control (ATC) privatization during AirVenture 2017.

Klamath Falls Loses Air Service Again
Mail Tribune (Southern Ore.) - Aug 08, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
Anchorage-based PenAir has halted service to five Oregon and Northern California airports, including Klamath Falls.

Pilotless Planes Might Be Here by 2025, If Anyone Wants to Fly in Them
Mashable - Aug 08, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
The aviation industry could soon embrace autonomous piloting — if anyone wants to fly in a plane without the reassuring voice of a captain to calm them down at the first sign of turbulence.

Dems Demand New Cost Estimate for Trump's Air Traffic Control Plan
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 08, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
House Democrats are demanding a new cost estimate for President Trump’s proposal to separate air traffic control from the federal government.

Australia Considering US-Style Airport Security After Foiled Bomb Plot
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Australian government officials are considering implementing US-style airport security restrictions and procedures in the wake of the foiled terrorist plot to bring down an Etihad Airways flight originating from Sydney International Airport July 15.

Group Including Several US Airlines Pushes Back on Majors' Gulf Campaign
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
A group including several US airlines, US airports and US companies associated with tourism has urged Congress to reaffirm Open Skies agreements and reject pleas from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to take action against the major Gulf carriers over alleged subsidies.

Severe Turbulence on American A330 Sends 10 to Hospital
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
An American Airlines Airbus A330-300 encountered severe turbulence Aug. 5, leading to three passengers and seven crew members being taken to a hospital.

Romania's Tarom Issues RFP for Three Widebody Leases
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Romanian flag carrier Tarom has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to lease three widebody aircraft. The SkyTeam member said offers must be received by Aug. 31.

JV Formed to Develop, Produce A321-200 Converted Freighters
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Beaverton, Oregon-based Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) and Wilmington, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have formed a joint venture (JV) company to develop a passenger-to-freighter conversion of the Airbus A321-200.

Airbus Delivered 47 Aircraft, Firmed $1 Billion in Orders for July
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
In July, Airbus booked $1 billion in new orders and delivered 47 aircraft to 23 airlines and eight lessors, including 12 A320ceos, nine A320neos, 15 A321ceos, four A330-300s, six A350-900s and one A380.

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