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FAA Restricts UAS Operations Over DOD Facilities
Aug 15, 2018 03:28 PM (ET)
Asheville Airport Hosts Surprise Passenger Appreciation Event
Aug 15, 2018 03:06 PM (ET)
Gary/Chicago International Opens Customs Facility
Aug 15, 2018 03:05 PM (ET)
New Look Coming to Aviation News Today on August 29
Aug 15, 2018 02:36 PM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Offers On-Demand Training
Aug 15, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)

Video: Denver Airport About Halfway Through Expansion, CEO Says
Bloomberg - Aug 15, 2018 04:55 PM (ET)
Kim Day, Denver International Airport chief executive officer, discusses the airport's expansion plans with Bloomberg's Lisa Abramowicz and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets."

Good News for Traveling Moms: Burbank Airport Is Opening New Nursing Stations
Los Angeles Times - Aug 15, 2018 04:55 PM (ET)
Moms who are traveling with infants will find a new private nursing station at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in Burbank. A second one is slated to open in September, an airport news release said.

Indianapolis Airport Teases Potential New European Flights, Terminal Updates
Indianapolis Star - Aug 15, 2018 04:54 PM (ET)
So, how does the Indianapolis International Airport plan to follow a 2017 highlighted by record breaking passenger traffic and national praise?

Do You Understand Your Loyalty Programs?
TravelPulse - Aug 15, 2018 03:35 PM (ET)
A new study revealed that around half of airline loyalty program members do not fully understand how to earn or redeem their points or miles.

Millions of New Seats Scheduled for Direct Flights to Mexico Throughout 2018
TravelPulse - Aug 15, 2018 03:34 PM (ET)
The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) announced that Mexico's global air connectivity continues its growth trajectory with the addition of 1.5 million seats on direct flights to Mexico in 2018.

Step Forward for Gender Equality in Global Aviation with New Partnership
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 15, 2018 03:33 PM (ET)
ICAO and South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority open the first-ever Global Aviation Gender Summit, bringing a major development for gender equality and gender action in global aviation.

Oakland International Airport Goes Green with New Blue Buses
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 15, 2018 03:33 PM (ET)
OAK has begun its use of new blue buses which promise to make the airport greener as they are powered by compressed natural gas.

Aviation Minister Visits Development of Aberdeen International Airport
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 15, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
Baroness Sugg has visited Aberdeen airport as new development continues, and which is due to open Q3 of 2019, which has a “particular commitment to making flying more accessible for those with disabilities.”

TSA Administrator Says Domestic Surveillance Program "Makes an Awful Lot of Sense"
CBS News - Aug 15, 2018 03:18 PM (ET)
TSA Administrator David Pekoske said a surveillance program known as "Quiet Skies," which has been criticized for tracking American citizens not suspected of any crimes, "makes an awful lot of sense."

Big 3 Airlines Take on Shortage of Pilots with Career-Path Help
Travel Weekly - Aug 15, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
Spurred by the pilot shortage that has already plagued many regional airlines, legacy U.S. carriers United, American and Delta since February have each announced plans to begin pilot career-path programs.

Mysterious Liquids at Florida Airport Make Officers Ill
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Aug 15, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Orlando International Airport officials say four security officers fell ill after checking the contents of oversized containers holding liquids.

$92M Slated for Albany International Airport Upgrades, Northway Exit Changes
Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) - Aug 15, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
Albany County’s airport is getting a $92 million makeover that will upgrade the terminal, increase parking and reshape the way drivers arrive at the Albany International Airport.

New Flight Schedule Could Help Muskegon Airport End Taxpayer Funding
WZZM (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - Aug 15, 2018 10:13 AM (ET)
There is no way the Muskegon County Airport can even begin to compete with Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Muskegon County Airport Manager Jeff Tripp has embraced the reality of GRR's dominance, but says MKG could still do really well.

FAA Proposes Discontinuing Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service
General Aviation News - Aug 15, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
The FAA has proposed discontinuing the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) as part of an agency streamlining effort.

KLM Pilots Want Labor Agreement by Aug. 17
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:44 AM (ET)
Pilots at Dutch carrier KLM have given the airline until Aug. 17 to agree a new collective labor agreement (CLA) or face industrial action.

Asiana Airlines Reduces 2Q Loss on Revenue Strength
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
Asiana Airlines managed to cut its net loss significantly in the second quarter, thanks partly to the carrier’s revenue rising to record levels during the period.

FAA Workgroup Urges Low-Speed Rejected Takeoff Guidance
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
An FAA-sponsored working group has recommended the US agency develop guidance requiring demonstrations that aircraft can be controlled when an engine suddenly loses thrust during the low-speed portion of a takeoff run, as well as training recommendations for pilots on how to respond to the rare but potentially tricky events.

Jazeera Airways Reports 1H Profit Up on 50% Passenger Increase
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
Jazeera Airways said revenue and profit grew in the first half of the year, helped by a 50% increase in passengers, thanks to route launches and aircraft additions.

IATA: 2018 Passenger Traffic Growth Slows on 60% Rise in Fuel Costs
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
Global air passenger traffic was up 7.8% in June, reflecting a healthy start to the peak summer travel season in the northern hemisphere, but overall demand through June has moderated in 2018 compared to the first-half of 2017, according to IATA’s latest Air Passenger Market Analysis.

Could Surprises Be the Next Revenue Generator?
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Airlines are constantly looking for positive, rather than punitive, ways of growing their revenue. Could mystery flights and celebration treats be part of the answer?

Panasonic Avionics Names Catherine Razzano as Chief Compliance Officer
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Panasonic Avionics Corp. (PAC), which settled bribery and accounting fraud charges brought by the US government earlier this year, has appointed a new chief compliance officer.

Hong Kong, Macau Airports Post Record Passenger Numbers for July
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Macau International Airport (MIA) both announced record passenger numbers in the month of July, breaking records set last year.

Abu Dhabi Airports Names New CEO as AUH Expansion Plans Ramp Up
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi Airports has appointed Bryan Thompson as CEO as the company continues to implement a multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), which is designed to increase overall capacity.

Aeroflot LCC Pobeda Boosts International Network at Pulkovo Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Airline plans to launch three new international routes from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in October, the airport said.

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