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House Passes Omnibus FY 2018 Appropriations Package; December Deadline Looms
Sep 14, 2017 04:54 PM (ET)
Airline Employment Dips Slightly in July
Sep 14, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
FAA Proposes Fines for Hazmat Violations
Sep 14, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
Please Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund
Sep 14, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Sep 14, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)

Business Travelers Weigh Ease of Biometrics Against Privacy Concerns
Skift - Sep 14, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
At five airports across the U.S., travelers departing on some international flights are being asked to stick their faces in front of a camera before boarding the plane. The machine takes a photo and compares it with a database of images of people who are supposed to be on the flight. If the software finds a match, the person proceeds to board. If it doesn’t, the traveler gets additional screening from a security officer.

Pilot Qualification Standards To Be Reduced Under U.S. Airline-Safety Panel Recommendations
AP/Skift - Sep 14, 2017 05:01 PM (ET)
An influential industry panel plans to vote Thursday on recommendations that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications.

New Driver's License Requirements Are Coming to U.S. Airports. Is Your State Ready?
Washington Post - Sep 14, 2017 04:59 PM (ET)
In the past few months, straggling states have been in a mad dash to comply with the requirements of a 2005 federal act in hopes of avoiding a domestic air travel nightmare for their residents.

Catching Counterfeit Medicine at Airports
Airport-Technology.com - Sep 14, 2017 04:58 PM (ET)
Airports are key links in the pharma supply chain, particularly when it comes to critical, life-saving medicine that needs to be transported quickly.

The US Has Certified Airport Scanners That Could Let Travellers Leave Liquids and Laptops in Their B
Lonely Planet - Sep 14, 2017 04:52 PM (ET)
Getting through airport security can be one of the most tedious parts of travel. Getting all the liquids and laptops out of thousands of travellers’ bags can make the queues move unbearably slow. Thankfully, new technology may soon have travellers leaving those items in their bags at US airports – hopefully meaning less time spent waiting at security checks.

GOP Chair: House to Vote on Air Traffic Control Overhaul Next Month
The Hill (Washington) - Sep 14, 2017 01:45 PM (ET)
The House will vote on a President Trump-backed plan to separate air traffic control from the federal government in early October, according to the head of the House Transportation panel.

8 Things You Might Not Know About a Remote Tower System
General Aviation News - Sep 14, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (FNL) is the busiest non-towered airport in Colorado. Air traffic is a busy mix of commercial air service, military operations and a wide variety of private aircraft. FNL will also set the standard for remote tower systems in the United States.

Mobile Air Traffic Tower Sent to St. Thomas
General Aviation News - Sep 14, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path through the Caribbean, the FAA is supporting storm recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a fully-staffed mobile air traffic control tower at Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas.

New FBO Opens at KHHR
General Aviation News - Sep 14, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Hawthorne Hangar Operations (HHO) recently opened its new FBO at Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport (KHHR) in California.

Kenai Aviation Closes After 56 Years on Kenai Airport
Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, Alaska) - Sep 14, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
After two generations of family ownership and 56 years of flying from the Kenai Municipal Airport, the charter air taxi service Kenai Aviation has closed and is beginning to sell its hangars, equipment, and airplanes.

Policy to Ban Marijuana for Little Rock Airport Staff
ArkansasOnline.com - Sep 14, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
All employees at the state's largest airport remain subject to a range of sanctions up to and including dismissal if they test positive for marijuana even if they qualify to use the drug under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, as part of a proposed change to the airport's personnel policies.

Pennsylvania Airport Officials Will Gather in Westmoreland to Discuss FAA, Safety, Drones
TribLive.com (Pittsburgh) - Sep 14, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Officials from throughout the state will travel to Westmoreland County later this month to trade notes on issues affecting airports and aviation.

HDR Welcomes Bill Peduzzi as Aviation Director
Aviation Pros - Sep 14, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Bill Peduzzi, P.E., joined HDR as the firm’s aviation director. Peduzzi will lead project delivery, operations and business development for HDR’s growing list of airport, airfield and related consulting services.

New Urgent Care Clinic For Airport Travelers
NBC DFW (Dallas) - Sep 14, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Traveling can be stressful, but can go from bad to worse if there is a medical emergency on the plane or at the airport.

Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac Airport Takes Off with New Addition of Microsoft Devices and Technology
Geekwire.com - Sep 14, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Travelers with access to the Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s Concourse S will now also have access to information and entertainment via Microsoft devices and technology.

Florida Airports Won't Be Back to Normal for Days
CNN Money - Sep 14, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
The state's airports shut down on Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irma, and remained closed on Sunday and Monday due to the storm. Most of them reopened Tuesday but with only very limited service.

Plane's Landing Gear Fails During Takeoff at Nantucket Airport
NBC Connecticut - Sep 14, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
The Nantucket Memorial Airport was closed down Wednesday morning due to an emergency situation involving a private plane.

Airplane Hits Tug, Injuring 1, on Runway at Charlotte-Douglas Airport
Fox 8 (Greensboro/Winston-Salem, N.C.) - Sep 14, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
An American Eagle airplane made contact with a tug while it was taxiing to the north side of Terminal E Wednesday at Charlotte-Douglas airport, officials told WSOC.

Ithaca Airport Getting a United Airlines Upgrade
Spectrum News (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Sep 14, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
United Airlines is upgrading its service at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport due to increased demand.

Airberlin, Eurowings Cancel More Flights as Pilots Continue Sickout
Air Transport World - Sep 14, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Airberlin canceled another 32 flights Wednesday, Sept. 13, after pilots continued to call in sick for the second day in unusually high numbers as the Sept. 15 deadline nears for potential buyers of the bankrupt German carrier.

EasyJet Launches New Booking Platform for Connecting Flights
Air Transport World - Sep 14, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
UK-based LCC easyJet will enable passengers to connect with partner airlines through a new booking platform. It will also offer tickets on behalf of partner airlines.

A4E Urges Action on French ATC Strikes
Air Transport World - Sep 14, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called on the French government to address air traffic controller (ATC) strike action, which has canceled at least 200 flights as a result of the latest French ATC walkout.

SalamAir Announces New CEO
Air Transport World - Sep 14, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
Newly launched Omani LCC SalamAir has appointed Mohamed Ahmed as its new CEO, effective Oct. 2, succeeding founding CEO, Francois Bouteiller, who was dismissed suddenly in August.

Malaysia Airlines Converts to Boeing 787-9s
Air Transport World - Sep 14, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Malaysia Airlines has signed an MOU with Boeing to convert eight existing orders for the 737 MAX series to widebody 787-9s. The agreement also takes an additional eight purchase rights for 737 MAX 8s.

Cathay Pacific Finalizes A321neo Order
Air Transport World - Sep 14, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Cathay Pacific Airways has finalized an order with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft.

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