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Aviation Programs, Taxes to Expire In September
Aug 17, 2017 12:40 PM (ET)
S&P Upgrades Southwest Airlines Credit Rating
Aug 17, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
FAA to Award AIP Grants to 72 Airports
Aug 17, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
San Francisco International's Economic Impact Increases
Aug 17, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
Mutual Aid Help the ARFF Way
Aug 17, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)



Butterfly Garden and Golf? 9 Airports with Insane Amenities
Chicago Tribune - Aug 17, 2017 01:18 PM (ET)
Airports can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, what with the serpentine security lines, hours-long flight delays and mediocre pretzels. But there are quite a few airports out there that you wouldn't curse in the event of a delay.

Your Tiny Airline Seat Is About to Stop Shrinking
Bloomberg - Aug 17, 2017 12:42 PM (ET)
Every so often, officials at Rockwell Collins Inc. pitch a one-day job offer to residents near its Winston-Salem, N.C. design center: Earn $100 for sitting in an airplane seat for eight hours.

DHS, TSA Testing Touch-Free Fingerprint Scanners
BiometricUpdate.com - Aug 17, 2017 12:41 PM (ET)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has partnered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to evaluate new identity verification technology that can speed up the processing time for travelers to pass through security.

Changing Direction in Flight: Sun Country CEO Outlines No-Frills Strategy for MSP Airline
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Aug 17, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Sun Country Airlines’ new boss is overhauling how it operates — and customers will eventually feel the changes.

Gander Airport To Begin Massive Renovation
VOCM (Canada) - Aug 17, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
The Gander International Airport Authority is undertaking a massive overhaul of its air terminal building.

Airport's Name Changing to Mid-Carolina Regional
Salisbury (N.C.) Post - Aug 17, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
Starting today, the Rowan County Airport will go by a different name.

Airport Commission Looks at Business Park Expansion
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) Times - Aug 17, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission is in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration to consider additional places to develop surrounding the Island’s airfield.

KC Mayor Sly James Says It's High Time for Vote on Airport
Kansas City Star - Aug 17, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Kansas City Mayor Sly James told a town hall meeting Wednesday night that it’s high time for a decision once and for all on the future of Kansas City International Airport.

Bank Wants Defunct Airplane Co.'s $23.3M Hoard Doled Out
Law360 - Aug 17, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Lenders to a defunct aircraft leasing company have urged a New York federal judge to make it distribute the last $23.3 million it has on hand to its bondholders, saying the Airplanes Group’s directors have set aside money for “everything but paying their debts.”

Clinton National Airport Installs New Gate Seating
KATV (Little Rock, Ark.) - Aug 17, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
The Clinton National Airport has officially announced the installation of new seating at every gate in the airport.

Airport Continues Progress Toward New Airline Search
Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) - Aug 17, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
The Western Nebraska Airport Authority Board is continuing its search to find a new airline which can be successful in Scottsbluff.

Jammu Airport's New 'World-Class' Terminal Building To Open Tomorrow
NDTV (India) - Aug 17, 2017 10:40 AM (ET)
Jammu airport's upgraded and newly expanded state-of-the-art terminal building will open tomorrow, senior officials said.

City Council Calls Special Meeting on Airport
Daily Miner (Kingman, Ariz.) - Aug 17, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
The City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers, 310 N. Fourth St., to discuss the retention of legal counsel regarding the Kingman Airport Authority.

Family Turned Away From Airport Lounge for Wearing Minnie Mouse T-Shirts
Travel & Leisure - Aug 17, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
A family traveling through Manchester airport was refused entry to a private lounge for wearing Minnie Mouse T-shirts.

First Responders Run Emergency Drill at Austin Straubel Airport
Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.) - Aug 17, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
A disaster drill took place at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport Wednesday.

Missoula Airport Busier Than Normal With Fire Fighting Flights
KGVO (Missoula, Mont.) - Aug 17, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
The Missoula International Airport just received a sizeable grant from the Federal Government, Airport Director Cris Jensen explains.

New Report Suggests Resting Place of MH370
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
An Australian scientific body says it believes it has identified the area in which Malaysia Airlines MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean “with unprecedented precision and certainty.”

Surging Expenses Drive Down US Airlines' 1H 2017 Earnings
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
US airlines’ expenses grew at more than twice the rate of revenue in the 2017 first half, leading to a 23.3% year-over-year (YOY) decline in pre-tax profitability.

Royal Jordanian Seeks to Stimulate Yields
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced a series of measures to strengthen its income as the airline faces increasing competition in its home market.

Cathay Pacific 1H Losses Deepen on Competition, Fuel Costs
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Cathay Pacific has plunged further into the red for the first half of 2017, and is pinning its hopes on a transformation plan to help counter surging competition.

London Stansted and Manchester Airports to Swap CEOs
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
UK airports operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is rolling out a £1 billion ($1.3 billion) investment program and swapping the CEOs of Manchester and London Stansted airports into one another’s roles.

Ryanair Adds More Connecting Flights
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair has doubled its connecting flights at Milan Bergamo from 25 to 50 routes, marking the latest step in a wider expansion in Ryanair-to-Ryanair connections.

Juneyao Airlines to Open Base at Beijing's New Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
China’s Juneyao Airlines plans to set up a base at Beijing’s new airport, which is scheduled to go into formal operation in 2019.

Russia Establishes New Aircraft Certification Unit
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has established a unit responsible for aircraft design, engines and propellers certification.

Gulf Air, Aegean Ink Codeshare
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Bahraini national airline Gulf Air and Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean Airlines, have announced a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East.

Aeromexico, El Al Israel Airlines Launch Codeshare
Air Transport World - Aug 17, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Aeromexico and El Al Israel Airlines launched a new codeshare agreement Aug. 15. The codeshare partnership was originally signed in June by Aeromexico CEO Andrés Conesa and El Al president and CEO David Maimon at the IATA AGM in Cancun.

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