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Trump Signs Infrastructure Permitting Executive Order
Aug 16, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
Burns & McDonnell Presents KCI Terminal Plan
Aug 16, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
Domestic Airfare Sales Decline in July
Aug 16, 2017 12:38 PM (ET)
U.S. Tourism Office Posts International Traveler Data
Aug 16, 2017 12:38 PM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Aug 16, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)



Orlando Airport Objects to Other Airports Using 'Orlando'
AP - Aug 16, 2017 04:40 PM (ET)
There's a battle brewing among three Florida airports about who can use the word "Orlando" in their names.

Your Next Flight from Lafayette Might Be from an Airport You've Never Heard Of
Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) - Aug 16, 2017 04:38 PM (ET)
Three airports — one rapidly growing, one trying to land carriers, one not yet built — may dramatically shake up how you catch a flight in the future.

Little Rock Airport Puts Electric Outlets, Ports at All Seats
ArkansasOnline - Aug 16, 2017 04:35 PM (ET)
Travelers will have no more worries about finding a place to charge their cellphones while waiting for a flight at the state's largest airport.

Memorial Will Mark 30 Years Since Flight 255 Crash at Detroit Airport
Detroit Free Press - Aug 16, 2017 04:34 PM (ET)
Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the deadliest plane crash in Michigan history.

Van, Fuel Truck Collide at Denver Airport; 11 People Taken to Hospital
TheDenverChannel.com - Aug 16, 2017 04:32 PM (ET)
Nearly a dozen people were taken to the hospital after a passenger van and a fuel truck collided at Denver International Airport late Tuesday.

Broward Deputy Arrested in Airport Shooting TMZ Video Case
Sun Sentinel (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) - Aug 16, 2017 04:31 PM (ET)
The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested a veteran deputy Wednesday, accusing him of secretly recording security video that showed a gunman shooting at passengers in January at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Two days after the mass shooting that took five lives, the video appeared on the gossip website TMZ.com.

'Extraordinary' Pilot Shortage Threatens Flights; 637,000 Needed
The Voyage Report - Aug 16, 2017 04:26 PM (ET)
An “extraordinary” worldwide pilot shortage has reached a critical stage, a new analysis finds, requiring “innovative solutions” to solve the hiring crisis before flight schedules and routes are affected.

First Airbus A320 Assembled in the USA Takes to the Sky
Airways Magazine - Aug 16, 2017 04:25 PM (ET)
The first Airbus A320 built in the United States has completed its first flight. The aircraft, N650NK (MSN: 7724), was assembled at the Airbus A320 assembly site in Mobile, Alabama and will soon join the Spirit Airlines fleet.

Sale of Air Berlin Slots Offers Rare German Entry Ticket
Reuters - Aug 16, 2017 04:25 PM (ET)
Air Berlin's administrators will focus on selling its attractive take-off and landing slots in Germany, a source familiar with the process said, potentially opening up the market to new players.

Alarming Airport Security Holes: Are We Vulnerable To Another 9/11-Type Attack?
Forbes - Aug 16, 2017 02:18 PM (ET)
One month before the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist hijackings, security at U.S. airports is a “facade,” and “it is incredible that ISIS hasn't taken advantage of this vulnerability,” says a former Federal Aviation Administration special agent.

Airport Commission to Update Masterplan
Brunswick (Ga.) News - Aug 16, 2017 02:18 PM (ET)
The Glynn County Airport Commission will host a public meeting Thursday to take public comments about proposed updates to its master plan.

Airport May See Rise in Homeless Soon
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - Aug 16, 2017 02:17 PM (ET)
It is a problem which is not getting a lot of attention, but one police and airport staff believe may increase very soon. The number of homeless people camping inside the airport has been causing some concern for travelers, but now it is impacting employees as well.

Airport Gets New Fire Trucks Paid for by Feds
Pacific Daily News (Guam) - Aug 16, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
The Guam International Airport Authority Tuesday added two new firefighting trucks to its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Fleet.

New OTC Aviation Program Takes Flight Amid Pilot Shortage
OzarksFirst.com (Springfield, Mo.) - Aug 16, 2017 02:05 PM (ET)
Amid a dramatic pilot shortage in the United States, a brand new, local aviation program kicks off next week, with no seats left to spare.

Sea-Tac Breaks Ground on International Arrivals Facility
KING (Seattle) - Aug 16, 2017 02:04 PM (ET)
Construction of a new International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport is officially underway.

Augusta Regional Airport Receives Zero Discrepancy FAA Inspection
WRDW (Augusta, Ga.) - Aug 16, 2017 12:51 PM (ET)
The Augusta Regional Airport did sensational on its most recent inspection.

Pearson Airport Suffers Another Close Call on a Runway
Toronto Star (Canada) - Aug 16, 2017 12:50 PM (ET)
A U.S. regional jet, same runways at Pearson — and a quick radio warning from an air traffic controller to prevent a close call.

Southwest 'A-List' Passengers Affected by Technical Issue
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines said it is “working feverishly” to resolve a technical issue that is causing many of its highest-tier frequent flyers to receive low-status boarding positions.

SWISS Phases Out Final Avro RJ100
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:35 PM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) phased out its last Avro RJ100 with a special flight from Geneva to Zurich Aug. 15.

Avianca Raises Earnings Guidance on Improved 2Q Revenue, Traffic
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:35 PM (ET)
Citing significant second-quarter gains in yield, operating income, revenue and traffic, Colombia’s Avianca Holdings raised its full-year EBIT margin guidance to between 7%-9%, up one point from 1Q 2017, the company reported Aug. 15.

Airport Drinking; When to Call Time?
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:34 PM (ET)
Is limiting the number of alcoholic drinks each passenger can consume at an airport a good idea?

Azul Grows International Network, Partnerships
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
Azul Brazilian Airlines will add two more Brazil-Florida routes in December and has reached an expanded codeshare agreement with New York-based JetBlue Airways.

Thai Airways Sinks to 1H Loss on Weak 2Q Performance
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
A weaker second-quarter performance has dealt a setback to Thai Airways’ financial turnaround efforts, dragging the carrier into the red for the first half of the year.

Eurasian Economic Union to Liberalize Air Transport
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 12:32 PM (ET)
Russia and a group of former Soviet countries want to create a common, liberalized commercial air transport market.

Four Dutch Airports to Go Wind-Powered
Air Transport World - Aug 16, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
Four Dutch airports overseen by Royal Schiphol Group are to go wind-powered from 2018 under a 15-year agreement with sustainable energy supplier Eneco.

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