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American to Increase Flights to Europe
Aug 21, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Chicago Opens Second Phase of O'Hare Cargo Project
Aug 21, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Transportation Research Board Seeks Study Topics
Aug 21, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
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Aug 21, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
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South Sudan Grounds UN Planes in Airport Row
Jerusalem Post (Israel) - Aug 21, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Coffs Harbour Airport Upgrades Completed
Courier-Sun (Australia) - Aug 21, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Upgrade works to Coffs Harbour Airport terminal, apron and airside have been completed.

Ready to Fly? Oman's Airports Bringing in New Luggage Rules
Zawya (UAE) - Aug 21, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
Effective September 1, passengers will no longer be allowed to check in round and irregular shaped luggage items wrapped in blankets, linen or tied with rope at Muscat International, Salalah and Sohar airports.

Police Could Get New Powers at Airports
Sky News (Australia) - Aug 21, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Police will reportedly be given the power to demand identification from anyone at a major domestic airport, even those not boarding a plane.

McDermed, Will County Continue Push for Lewis Airport Tower
Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.) - Aug 21, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
The Will County Board is continuing its push for a permanent air traffic control tower at Lewis University Airport in Romeoville.

Melbourne Airport Records Record-Breaking International Passenger Growth
Herald Sun (Australia) - Aug 21, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Booming Melbourne Airport has experienced a record-breaking 100 consecutive months of growth in international passenger numbers — but has warned a rail connection to the airport is needed in the future.

China's HNA Boosts Dufry Stake, Pursues CWT Purchase Plan
Reuters - Aug 21, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has completed the acquisition of a 16.2 percent stake in Swiss airport retailer Dufry AG (DUFN.S) from Singaporean sovereign funds GIC and Temasek, Dufry and HNA said on Monday.

New Apps for the Airport Promise to Feed Time-Crunched Travelers Fast
Skift - Aug 21, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
If you fly often —at least in the United States — you may have noticed you’re spending less time waiting for connecting flights. That’s because several airlines have tweaked schedules at big hubs, including Chicago and Dallas, to allow connecting passengers to seamlessly move from one flight to the next.

20 Police Teams Search for Missing Drone That Shut Down Delhi Airport
Hindustan Times (India) - Aug 21, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Police teams are conducting searches in south-west Delhi, however, nothing has been found so far. The drone-like object was first spotted on Sunday by a pilot at around 11.20am. The object was spotted again in the evening.

'Not Business as Usual': Airport Evacuation Draws Blowback from Striking Workers
CBC (Canada) - Aug 21, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
The first evacuation of its kind at the Winnipeg airport Saturday underscores the urgency in which striking workers are needed back on the job to ensure passenger safety, a union spokesperson says.

Officials Say 1 Person, Not 2, Dead in Oregon Plane Crash
KTVB (Boise, Idaho) - Aug 21, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Officials say additional investigation has revealed that only one person died in a small plane crash near the airport in Madras, Oregon.

Artifact from Early TV Lands at Dodge County Airport
Daily Citizen (Beaver Dam, Wis.) - Aug 21, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Luke Lachendro is too young to remember “Sky King,” but he’s old enough to fly Sky’s last airplane.

Shannon Airport in Line for €1M Flood Defence Payment
Independent (Ireland) - Aug 21, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Shannon Airport is set to receive a special €1m payment from the Exchequer to help protect it against flooding.

Airports Prepare For Pilots To Descend For Eclipse
News Channel 5 (Nashville, Tenn.) - Aug 21, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
The Sumner County Regional Airport has been expecting hundreds of planes from all over the world to fly toward Gallatin ahead of Monday's coast to coast eclipse. So many pilots have requested to land there, airport officials said they'll likely fill up well before the big event.

New Eclipse Viewing Site at Alliance Municipal Airport
NBC Nebraska - Aug 21, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
A new location has opened up its viewing area for the eclipse. The Alliance Municipal Airport has scheduled two-hundred and fifty airplanes on its runway to watch the moon move in between the earth and sun.

Opinion: Australian Airport Security Needs Action Now
Courier Mail (Australia) - Aug 21, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
After an alleged plot to blow up a plane last month it became clear Australia’s airports have significant security blind spots.

Cuts in Capacity, Fleet Push LATAM to Record 2Q Operating Profit
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
LATAM Airlines Group’s route capacity and fleet management efforts, combined with a 10.6% rise in passenger revenues, helped to push its 2017 second-quarter operating profits to a company record of $48.2 million, compared to $1.3 million for 2Q 2016.

EASA Certifies Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN Engine
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
UK aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been granted full-flight certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Boeing 787 Trent 1000 TEN engine.

Airberlin Delays 2Q Financial Results Following Bankruptcy Filing
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Airberlin will delay its 2Q results presentation, which had been expected Aug. 18, because of the German carrier’s bankruptcy filing earlier this week.

Report: Back-Up Battery Pack Source of Seat Fire on Lufthansa A380
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Canadian investigators have revealed that a passenger power bank caught fire on a Lufthansa Airbus A380 after getting caught in an aircraft seat mechanism earlier this month.

Dueling Dallas Views of US Airline Industry
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
There were two schools of thought prominent during the recent round of US airlines’ second-quarter earnings calls: 1) Yes, net profits and margins are down year-over-year, but look at the long-term picture: the US airline business is absolutely fundamentally changed and will be strongly profitable, despite some temporary dips here and there, for years to come—so investors should get on board quickly and unhesitatingly. 2) Well, maybe the business is different than it used to be, but maybe not. Airlines—and investors—need to be prepared for some rough patches and airlines need to be prudently managed under the assumption there will be difficult times.

Boeing Expands Helena Site for 777X Parts Production
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Boeing’s Helena, Montana, manufacturing site is set to install new machinery for manufacturing critical titanium parts for 777X production, the US manufacturer said Aug. 17. The new 90,000 sq. ft. expansion of Boeing Helena brings the site’s total footprint to over 257,000 sq. ft.

British Airways, Loganair Confirm New Codeshare
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) and Scottish regional airline Loganair have concluded a new codeshare agreement, the two carriers have confirmed.

Frankfurt Airport to Build LCC Terminal
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
German airport operator Fraport AG has applied for a building permit to construct a new Pier G at Frankfurt Airport to accommodate the growing low-cost segment. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2018.

New Terminal Opens at Norway's Bergen Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
Norway’s Bergen Flesland Airport has opened a new terminal with capacity for up to 10 million passengers a year.

Edinburgh Airport Kicks Off $103 Million Investment Program
Air Transport World - Aug 21, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Scotland’s Edinburgh Airport (EDI) has started construction work on a terminal building extension, as part of an £80 million ($103 million) investment program.

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