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Tulsa Airport Has $5.7 Billion Direct Economic Impact
Aug 18, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
Chicago Airport Releases Drone Safety PSA
Aug 18, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Southwest Florida International Traffic Up in July
Aug 18, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers SIDA Training
Aug 18, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 18, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)

Airport Prepared to Handle 125 Planes Flying in for Solar Eclipse
North Platte (Neb.) Telegraph - Aug 18, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Despite uncertainty about how many planes will fly in for Monday’s eclipse, Trego/Dugan Aviation at the North Platte airport is prepared.

Whiteside County Airport Board Hires New Manager
SaukValley.com (Sterling, Ill.) - Aug 18, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
The Whiteside County Airport will have new management for the first time in 2 decades.

Ogdensburg Airport Manager Departs After 15 Months
Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times - Aug 18, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority has hired a consulting firm to find a new manager for the Ogdensburg International Airport. The manager recently stepped down from the job.

Exclusive: Nation's First Airport Emergency Room Opening at DFW International
Dallas Business Journal - Aug 18, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Smack dab in the middle of the heavily saturated North Texas market for freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers, Dr. Carrie de Moor found a void. And it's bigger than the island of Manhattan.

How the 1,500-Hour Rule Created a Pilot Shortage
Travel Weekly - Aug 18, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
As Congress prepares to debate FAA reauthorization later this year, the proposal to privatize air traffic control has grabbed most of the headlines.

A Geographic Divide: Vote on Airport Bond Could Foreshadow Trouble for Other Bond Measures
Daily Astorian (Astoria, Ore.) - Aug 18, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
Voters rejected a $1.96 million bond measure in May that would have helped finance the expansion of Life Flight Network and other improvements at Astoria Regional Airport.

Houma Airport Named After Late Tuskegee Airman
Houma (La.) Today - Aug 18, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
Before a packed house of family and friends of the late Augustus G. Brown today, the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission officially named the airport the Houma-Terrebonne Airport at Augustus Brown Field.

Idaho Falls Airport Flights Added to Accommodate Eclipse Travelers
Local News 8 (Eastern Idaho) - Aug 18, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Both United and Delta Airlines have added additional flights at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) on the days before and after the eclipse.

DC Circ. Urged To Ax Plan To Shut Down Santa Monica Airport
Law360 - Aug 18, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Aviation groups urged the D.C. Circuit Wednesday to ground Santa Monica, California’s plans to shorten its airport runway as part of a deal with the Federal Aviation Administration to close the airfield by 2029 and turn it into a park, saying the FAA disregarded statutory mandates by blessing the plan.

That's Science: Magnetic Drift Changes Runway Landing Number at McCarran Airport
3 News (Las Vegas) - Aug 18, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Longtime pilots can expect to see a significant runway change when flying into McCarran International Airport.

Noise Curfew Rules Proposed at Long Beach Airport Could Mean Trouble for JetBlue
Los Angeles Times - Aug 18, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
JetBlue Airways, the busiest carrier at Long Beach Airport, has violated the city’s noise curfew so often this year that if a proposed noise crackdown is adopted, the New York-based carrier could face being shut out of the airport.

New Airport Terminal Inaugurated In Jammu By Mehbooba Mufti, Ashok Gajapati Raju
NDTV (India) - Aug 18, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the Rs. 80 crore state-of-the-art terminal building at Jammu Airport today.

Delta Pilot Spots Drone Dangerously Close to Plane While Preparing to Land at Detroit Airport
ClickonDetroit.com - Aug 18, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
The pilot of Delta Flight 833 from San Diego to Detroit saw something strange Wednesday as he was preparing to land the plane at Detroit Metro Airport.

Pensacola International Airport Breaks Traffic Record Again
The Pulse (Gulf Coast, Fla.) - Aug 18, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
For the second time in two months, Pensacola International Airport set an all-time monthly traffic record in July, with a total of 175,814 passengers arriving or departing from the airport.

Delta Jets Clip 2 Planes, Truck in 24 Hours at JFK Airport
Bloomberg - Aug 18, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines Inc. planes were involved in three wingtip collisions in separate accidents over two days on the ground at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, injuring one man.

TSA Explains Inconvenient Airport Security Rules
WLWT (Cincinnati) - Aug 18, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
We are approaching the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks and the Transportation Security Administration is working to remind people of the airline security rules that have been evolving since 2001.

New TSA Chief Visits Logan Airport
WCVB (Boston) - Aug 18, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
One week into his new job, the new head of the federal Transportation Security Administration visited Boston’s Logan International Airport on Thursday.

Aspen Airport Will See Surge in Ski Season Service in 2017-18
Aspen (Colo.) Times - Aug 18, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
Competition among three major airlines is resulting in a surge in ski-season flights for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

Aigle Azur Names Former L'Avion Chief as CEO
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
French leisure airline Aigle Azur has appointed Frantz Yvelin as president and CEO, the executive who founded all-business airline L’Avion that was ultimately sold to British Airways (BA).

Hawaiian to Swap 767-300ERs for A330-200s on Sapporo Route
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines will introduce Airbus A330-200s on its Honolulu-Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) route on Feb. 1, 2018, the airline announced Aug. 17.

American to Launch Seasonal European Routes in 2018
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
American Airlines will launch three new seasonal leisure routes to Europe in 2018 to meet growing demand.

Korean Air Sees Steep Drop in China Traffic in 2Q
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
After receiving its third Boeing 787-9 in July, Korean Air launched 3X-weekly service between Incheon-Madrid and 4X-weekly service between Incheon-Beijing in early August. With the Madrid route, Korean Air looks to build on the 18% year-over-year (YOY) increase in European passenger revenue the airline saw in the second quarter. The Beijing route, however, flies in the face of declines in China passenger revenue (down 26% YOY) and China traffic (down 27% YOY).

FAA 2017 Airport Improvement Grants Top $2.1 Billion To-Date
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
FAA has announced $2.1 billion in airport improvement program (AIP) grants thus far in 2017, covering 1,351 grants to over 1,200 US airports, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Construction and repairs for 564 runways and 475 taxiways fall within the scope of the new projects.

AIM Altitude, Thompson Aero Seating Team Up on Airbus Seats
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
Aircraft seating specialists AIM Altitude and Thompson Aero Seating have joined forces for the first time as sister companies to offer business-class seating and cabin furniture for the Airbus A330neo Airspace cabin.

El Al Israel Airlines Details Boeing 787 Cabin Plans
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
El Al Israel Airlines is preparing to take delivery of its first Boeing 787, which will include ViaSat Wi-Fi, a new premium-economy cabin and lie-flat business-class seats supplied by Recaro.

Boeing, Global Eagle to Partner on 737 MAX Connectivity
Air Transport World - Aug 18, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Boeing has selected connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment to supply its Airconnect 3.0 inflight Wi-Fi system as a line-fit option for the 737 MAX. Installation will begin this fall.

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