Aug 24, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
US Airports Concerned with Millions in Security Cuts That Would Help Pay for Border Wall
WPTV (West Palm Beach, Fla.) - Aug 24, 2017 04:47 PM (ET)
Airport security is now entangled in the debate about how to pay for President Trump’s border wall.
Baidu Offers Facial Recognition Technology to Help Beijing Airport Streamline Boarding, Traffic
South China Morning Post - Aug 24, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
Baidu, the dominant Chinese internet search operator that’s trying to recast itself as a leader in artificial intelligence, will provide its technology to streamline the operations and improve efficiency at Beijing’s main airfield.
FAA Asks for Comments on New Lycoming AD
General Aviation News - Aug 24, 2017 11:46 AM (ET)
The FAA has issued a request for comments on a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain models of Lycoming engines.
D/FW Airport Officials Finding Ways To Lessen Bird Strikes
NBC DFW (Dallas) - Aug 24, 2017 11:46 AM (ET)
When planes are flying into and out of airports, hitting a bird can be catastrophic and almost a daily challenge.
Announcement Expected Aug. 31 on Chosen Proposal for KCI
Kansas City Star - Aug 24, 2017 11:42 AM (ET)
The Kansas City Council appeared close Wednesday to agreement on Kansas City International Airport ballot language, which must be adopted Thursday to seek voter approval Nov. 7 for a new terminal building at the airport.
Chattanooga Airport Eyes Expansion, Signs New Deal with CEO
AP - Aug 24, 2017 11:41 AM (ET)
Record traffic at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport have officials considering an expansion of the facility.
Abilene Residents Give Feedback for Airport Master Plan
BigCountryHomepage.com (Abilene, Texas) - Aug 24, 2017 11:40 AM (ET)
The Abilene Regional Airport is paving a forward path by working to shape the infrastructure and design of the facility.
Airport Body Scanners Enhance Safety Efficiently
Sun Journal (New Bern, N.C.) - Aug 24, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
It took Shareese Jacobs nearly 28 years to board her first flight; it took her only seconds to be screened.
Is Camas Airport First Step to More Development?
Idaho Mountain Express - Aug 24, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Since Friedman Memorial Airport doesn’t possess runways capable of handling larger aircraft due to take-off requirements for same, is it possible the proposed Soldier Field Airport plans are structured to fill such a void? Many suspect this “private” airport is a ground-breaking for future commercial and high-end residential development—especially with big Hollywood money backing it.
Shuttle Buses Collide In Chennai Airport
NDTV (India) - Aug 24, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
A private airline's bus ferrying disembarked passengers to the terminal at the airport in Chennai hit a parked vehicle today, but no one was injured, officials said.
Failed Airport Bomber Nadeem Muhammad Jailed for 18 Years
The Times (U.K.) - Aug 24, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
A man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a plane, but was initially released by airport security guards and police, has been jailed for 18 years.
Salt Lick's New Barbecue-Filled Airport Expansion Is Now Open
Eater - Aug 24, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Salt Lick’s expanded Austin-Bergstrom International Airport location opened yesterday, according to its Facebook page. The new outpost of the Driftwood barbecue icon, located between gates 12 and 13 (across from the previous spot), provides twice as much space, along with counter and table seating.
Officials Hope Eisenhower Airport's Leaky Roof Fixed
Wichita (Kan.) Eagle - Aug 24, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
It looks like the leaky roof on Wichita Eisenhower National Airport’s $160 million terminal is no more.
Calgary Airport Apologizes for Putting Lexus-Only Parking Spots Over Its Disabled Spaces
Fox News - Aug 24, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
On Tuesday, YYC Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada, released an official apology for converting disabled parking spaces to “Lexus-only” spots after widespread criticism on social media.
Hong Kong Airport to Deal with 150 More Flights Than Usual to Clear Backlog from Typhoon Hato
South China Morning Post - Aug 24, 2017 11:34 AM (ET)
Those arrivals were expected to ease the plight of travellers stranded and camping out in terminals after the No 10 storm caused their flights to be cancelled.
Private Jet Co. Valued At Over $2.5B After $150M Investment
Law360 - Aug 24, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
A Swiss private aviation firm on Wednesday announced a $150 million investment by funds affiliated with private equity firm Rhône Capital LLC, bringing the value of the company to more than $2.5 billion.
New Class of Flight Students Arrives at MSU
KEYC (Mankato, Minn.) - Aug 24, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Minnesota State University-Mankato have welcomed their incoming flight students. For recent graduates, it's the perfect time to enter the workforce.
Airport Eyes Buying Jackson Hole Aviation
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News & Guide - Aug 24, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
Two competing companies housing and servicing private planes were the future of Jackson Hole Airport, but a possible deal is in the works that would have the airport managing all of its general aviation activities instead.
A New Airline is Coming to Cincinnati's Airport: What We Know Now
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Aug 24, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
International discount carrier WOW air will begin nonstop service at CVG on May 9, 2018 to Iceland for $99. Iceland’s WOW air is adding services in Cincinnati, but the low-cost carrier is also expanding in other Ohio cities.
When It Comes to Pilot Training, Safety is About More Than Flight Hours
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 24, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
With the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before Congress, some have accused special-interest groups of weakening aviation safety.
CEO: SWISS Considering Airbus A321neoLR for Africa Routes
Air Transport World - Aug 24, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is considering ordering the Airbus A321neoLR to operate on routes from Zurich to long-haul destinations in Africa, SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr told ATW.
El Al 2Q Net Profit Hit by Labor Costs, Rising Competition
Air Transport World - Aug 24, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
Second-quarter 2017 net earnings for El Al Israel Airlines fell 53.1% year-over-year (YOY) to $16.4 million, a drop from $35 million in the year-ago quarter, as the airline “had to cope with the huge growth in competition at [Tel Aviv’s] Ben Gurion Airport,” according to El Al CEO David Maimon.
Germania Expands Flight Schedule, Cites Airberlin Insolvency
Air Transport World - Aug 24, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Berlin-based Germania is expanding its flight schedule for 2018 in an effort to fill a void in the German air travel market following the announcement of airberlin’s insolvency.
Atlas Air Expands Transpacific Flying for Nippon Cargo Airlines
Air Transport World - Aug 24, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Purchase, New York-based air cargo operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will operate a second Boeing 747-400 freighter for Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) beginning Sept. 1, the two companies said Aug. 22.
Air Canada Continues Montreal Hub Buildup with Tokyo Narita 787 Flights
Air Transport World - Aug 24, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
Air Canada will launch Montreal Trudeau-Tokyo Narita Boeing 787 flights in June 2018, the latest move by the carrier to make Montreal into its third major international gateway along with Toronto and Vancouver.
Thailand's Nok Air 2Q Revenue Growth Hampered by Rising Fuel Costs
Air Transport World - Aug 24, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
Rising fuel expenses, combined with the cost of operating new international routes, were behind Thailand LCC Nok Air’s THB749 million ($22 million) net loss for the 2017 second quarter, narrowed from a THB864 million net loss in 2Q 2016.