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FAA Announces $167.6 Million in AIP Grants to 64 Airports
Aug 09, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
TSA Posts GA Security Guidelines
Aug 09, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
St. Louis Airport Commission Approves TNC Operations
Aug 09, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Carriers Report Seven Lengthy Tarmac Delays in June
Aug 09, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 09, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)

Dramatic Airline Pilot Shortage on the Horizon
TravelPulse - Aug 09, 2017 09:26 PM (ET)
Becoming an airline pilot may be the safest career choice during the next two decades.

United Airlines Increases Winter Flights at Bozeman Airport
ABC Fox Montana - Aug 09, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
United Airlines is expanding its winter season service at Montana's busiest airport.

The Best Airports for Viewing the Solar Eclipse
Flying Magazine - Aug 09, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
With the solar eclipse less than two weeks away, airports throughout the line of totality are bracing for heavy traffic. At Salem Municipal Airport in Oregon, one of the first North American airports in the line of totality, the staff expects the epic event to be their busiest day ever. “We’re planning for hundreds of aircraft and hundreds of people,” the airport’s manager told a local news outlet last month.

On This Day in History: First Woman to Circumnavigate the World by Helicopter
General Aviation News - Aug 09, 2017 12:25 PM (ET)
British helicopter pilot Jennifer Murray became the first woman to successfully fly round the world in a helicopter 20 years ago, on Aug. 8, 1997. She completed the feat in 97 days, flying with co-pilot Quentin Smith.

Delta Begins $4 billion Makeover on New York Airport
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 09, 2017 12:24 PM (ET)
Delta Air Lines has begun construction on a $4 billion rehabilitation project to upgrade its terminals at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, which is part of a broader effort to completely rebuild the ailing facility.

Trump Visits Putting Big Dent in Small Airports' Business
AP - Aug 09, 2017 12:24 PM (ET)
Thor Solberg's business is down — try practically nonexistent — at a time when it's usually way up, and he has President Donald Trump to thank for it.

Acxiom And Adobe Team Up To Connect The Passenger Experience At Heathrow Airport
Ad Exchanger - Aug 09, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
Every year, 75 million passengers travel through Heathrow Airport, shopping, eating and engaging with services as they wait to board their flights.

Man Convicted of Having Pipe Bomb in Luggage at UK Airport
AP - Aug 09, 2017 12:21 PM (ET)
A man who arrived at a British airport for a flight with a pipe bomb in his hand luggage was convicted Tuesday of trying to smuggle explosives onto a plane.

American Airlines Rolling Out Slick Microsites for Chicago, N.Y.C. and L.A.
Chicago Business Journal - Aug 09, 2017 12:21 PM (ET)
For American Airlines Inc. it's all about branding and developing closer bonds with customers.

Passenger Numbers Continue to Rise at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Los Angeles Times - Aug 09, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
A combination of additional seats, bigger planes and more flights contributed to a 17.6% jump in passengers at Hollywood Burbank Airport in June, officials said.

Qatar to Host Global Aviation Training Symposium
The Peninsula (Qatar) - Aug 09, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
In the coming year, Qatar will host the 5th Global Aviation Training Symposium on the advanced trainer programme (Trainer), the first of its kind organised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the Middle East and North Africa Aviation Training Region.

Airlines and Passengers to Benefit from Pilotless Planes, Says New Study
Fox Business - Aug 09, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
In an era when the airline industry is on the brink of a pilot shortage and technology is king, passengers still aren’t very keen on flying on a pilotless plane—even though it could save them money.

Tehachapi Municipal Airport Hangar Owners, Others Balk at Plan to Give FAA Money to Airport in Bisho
Tehachapi (Calif.) News - Aug 09, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
Tehachapi Municipal Airport hangar owners, airport staff and the public expressed firm disapproval as the City Council voted to give $300,000 from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program to the airport in Bishop.

Air Lease Corp. Finalizes 737 MAX, 787-9 Order
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corp. has finalized an order with Boeing for 12 737 MAX aircraft, previously announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner.

Emirates Accident Investigators Study Human Performance, Weather Notification
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
The United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator has identified possible improvements to weather information transmitted to aircraft, following the August 2016 crash of an Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 at Dubai International Airport.

US Airlines Making Historic Progress to Reduce Passenger Bumping
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
US airlines have appeared to have gotten the message that passengers were unhappy with being involuntarily bumped from their flights.

Austrian Airlines Completes Embraer E195 Deliveries
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has taken delivery of its 17th and final Embraer E195 from Lufthansa’s former CityLine fleet, which is gradually replacing Austrian’s Fokker fleet.

Robust Growth Fuels Air Arabia 2Q Profit
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Sharjah-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia posted a 2017 first-half net profit of AED261 million ($71 million), up 7% compared to AED245 million for 2016 1H. Turnover for the first six months reached AED1.72 billion, down from AED1.84 billion in the year-ago half.

South Africa's Airlink Begins Embraer E190 Operations
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
South African regional carrier Airlink has begun operations with the first of its incoming fleet of Embraer E190s, operating scheduled flights on its Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) routes.

Hainan Airlines to Launch Six International Routes
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Hainan Airlines plans to open six international routes soon as the Haikou-based carrier continues its expansion to meet the increasing demand of Chinese outbound travelers.

Russian Azur Air's Fleet Reaches 20 Aircraft
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Russia’s Azur Air has taken delivery of its fourth 189-seat Boeing 737-800, bringing its fleet to 20 aircraft.

Frankfurt Airport Offers Movies, Gaming for Waiting Passengers
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Germany’s Frankfurt Airport now offers a selection of movies and gaming activities for waiting passengers in Piers A and Z in Terminal 1. Both are free services.

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