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New TSA Administrator Sworn Into Office
Aug 10, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Great Lakes Chapter-AAAE Elects Officers
Aug 10, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
FAA Posts Fact Sheet on Runway Safety
Aug 10, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Delta to Add Orlando-Amsterdam Service
Aug 10, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
Aug 10, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)

ISIS Getting Smarter About Penetrating Western Security, Anti-Terror Expert Warns
Fox News - Aug 10, 2017 04:29 PM (ET)
The Islamic State group is getting smarter about circumventing Western security, and events like last month’s failed terror plot in Australia are likely to occur more frequently.

As Air Cargo Booms, United Leads While Atlas Air's Amazon Prime Pilots Trail Behind
The Street - Aug 10, 2017 03:51 PM (ET)
The air cargo business is booming, thanks to improved global trade, and the impending expansion of Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) Prime Air cargo carrier seems likely to fuel further growth.

Rideshare Service UberX Cancels Airport Pick-Ups After Taxi Blockade
The Advertiser (Australia) - Aug 10, 2017 12:32 PM (ET)
Rideshare operator UberX had to cancel airport pick-ups on Thursday night after a taxi blockade and “threats” to its drivers.

Small Minnesota Airports Prepare for a Super Bowl Frenzy
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Aug 10, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
Six months before the Super Bowl, staff at St. Paul Downtown Airport have created an ambitious “to do” list for game day: Wrangle 100 extra employees from across the country. Buy a $200,000 truck to hold hundreds of gallons of de-icing fluid. Cordon off several runways and sketch out parking spaces for 200 planes.

Airport Expands Round-Trip Flights for Winter
Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle - Aug 10, 2017 12:30 PM (ET)
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport announced this week that United Airlines will increase the number of flights to major cities throughout the winter season.

KDOT Offers Funding to Area Airport Projects
Garden City (Kan.) Telegram - Aug 10, 2017 12:29 PM (ET)
The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that an additional 10 airports will receive funding assistance in FY 2018 to repair or improve facilities, including two in southwest Kansas.

HNA Buys German Airport Despite Pressure on Debt
Financial Times (U.K.) - Aug 10, 2017 12:25 PM (ET)
HNA Group said on Thursday it has bought a German airport in a further sign that a regulatory clampdown on outbound acquisitions has yet to curb the group’s ability to close deals.

A New Way to Tell Your Airline You Hate It
Bloomberg - Aug 10, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
Our perpetual smartphone texting is strictly personal: Friends, family, and maybe an ex. We almost never text the myriad businesses we patronize in daily life, though some of them are starting to text us.

Court Strikes Down Restrictions at KHTO
General Aviation News - Aug 10, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of New York issued a permanent injunction Aug. 7, 2017, that strikes down access restrictions to New York’s East Hampton Airport (HTO) and resolves several years of litigation by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and others.

New Renderings Unveiled of a Rebuilt LaGuardia Airport
Architects Newspaper - Aug 10, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
LaGuardia has been mistaken by many as a genuine portal to hell, but as those unfortunate enough to recently visit the Queens airport must have noticed, construction and improvements are under way. And more is due to come. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the groundbreaking of Delta Airlines’ new terminal where new renderings were also revealed.

Syracuse Airport Getting New 'Front Door' for People Flying by Private Aircraft
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Aug 10, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Syracuse Hancock International Airport is getting a second fixed-base operator to provide aviation services to private aircraft.

Airline Passengers Could Pay More if Congress OKs Airports' Long-Desired Idea to Fund Upgrades
Dallas Morning News - Aug 10, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
Airports in North Texas and beyond could finally be witnessing the takeoff of a long-desired proposal to raise the cap on a passenger fee that’s used to fund essential infrastructure improvements.

ATL to Smaller Airports: How to Attract New Flights
Global Atlanta - Aug 10, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
For the busiest airport in the world, with more than 104 million passengers a year, persuading airlines to open new routes may seem as easy as turning on a spigot.

Long Beach Added More Flights at Its Airport and Passenger Volume Soared 50%
Los Angeles Times - Aug 10, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
A decision by the city of Long Beach to open its airport to new carriers and more flights has paid off with a nearly 50% increase in passenger volume over the last six months.

Magic Johnson Invests in NYC's LaGuardia Airport
CNN Money - Aug 10, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
Magic Johnson keeps making business deals.

SWISS to Replace A319s with CSeries Aircraft
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) plans to replace its five remaining Airbus A319s with Bombardier CS100/300 aircraft in the spring of 2018, SWISS CSeries fleet chief Peter Koch told journalists in Zurich at the CS100 launch to London City Airport.

Al Baker: Qatar to Take First A350-1000 by Year-End
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 by the end of 2017, the Gulf carrier’s CEO confirmed Aug. 9.

Brazil's GOL's 2Q Profit Hit Hard by Exchange and Monetary Variations
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier (LCC) GOL reported a 2017 second quarter net loss of BRL474.6 million ($144.2 million), reversed from a net profit of BRL252.5 million in 2Q 2016. The Brazilian LCC attributed the loss to foreign exchange and monetary variations in Brazil’s troubled economy, which fluctuated by over BRL1 billion between 2Q 2017 and 2Q 2016.

Air Serbia Sees 2016 Profit Drop on Product Investments
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Air Serbia saw its net profit for 2016 drop sharply to €0.9 million ($1.1 million) compared to €3.9 million in 2015.

Biometric Facial Recognition Comes to Las Vegas, Houston Airports
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continued its federally mandated implementation of facial recognition biometric exit technology at US airports this week with new deployments at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU).

SWISS Launches CS100 Services to London City Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) launched daily Bombardier CSeries services from Zurich to London City Airport (LCY) Aug. 8, becoming the first airline to serve LCY with the type.

S7 Engineering to Maintain Azimuth Airline's SSJ100s
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Russia’s S7 Engineering, an MRO member of the S7 Group, will provide maintenance for Azimuth Airline’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) fleet, the regional carrier said in a statement Aug. 8.

Air France Tests Immersive Entertainment
Air Transport World - Aug 10, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Air France has begun testing an immersive inflight entertainment (IFE) system with virtual reality headsets on Airbus A340 business-class service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and St. Martin.

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