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Panel Recommends Changes to 1,500-Hour Pilot Training Requirement
Sep 15, 2017 03:28 PM (ET)
Wayne County Airport Authority Credit Ratings Increase
Sep 15, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
Passenger Traffic Rises at Myrtle Beach Airport
Sep 15, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
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San Diego Airport Program to Reduce Noise Levels in Nearby Homes
SDNews.com (San Diego) - Sep 15, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
San Diego International Airport has received two grants totaling nearly $14 million, part of a $318.1 million package of grants to 78 airports in 34 states, to provide infrastructure upgrades.

Airport Seeks New Master Plan
Daily Star (Hammond, La.) - Sep 15, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
Hammond City Council agreed Tuesday to use $300,000 in Federal Airport Improvement Program funds to create a new airport master plan.

The Airport Revenue Growth Challenge – Learnings from Around the Globe
Tnooz.com - Sep 15, 2017 03:56 PM (ET)
More than nine million passengers take to the skies around the world for business or leisure travel, passing through the hundreds of airports scattered around the planet’s cities.

Ryanair Plane Makes Emergency Landing at East Midlands Airport
BBC News (U.K.) - Sep 15, 2017 03:55 PM (ET)
A flight from Stansted airport to Copenhagen had to perform an emergency landing after the plane lost one of its wheels after take-off.

Des Moines Airport's $500 Million Overhaul May Be Delayed Years
Des Moines (Iowa) Register - Sep 15, 2017 03:54 PM (ET)
The funding shortfall for a new Des Moines International Airport terminal has grown by some $25 million, and the project may be delayed for years.

Shirdi Airport Likely to Open in First Week of October
Hindustan Times (India) - Sep 15, 2017 03:53 PM (ET)
The International airport at Shirdi will be inaugurated in the first week October by President Ram Nath Kovind. Expecting at least 500 pilgrims and passengers to use the air service daily, the state has planned 12 services from Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. State authorities said the airport is likely to be inaugurated on October 1.

Airport Progress Grounded
Eagle Herald (Marinette, Wis.) - Sep 15, 2017 03:49 PM (ET)
The fate of the Twin County Airport may remain up in the air, as members of the Menominee County Board expressed frustrations with their impression of lackluster airport progress.

Airport Considers Closer Link to Golf — Outside Its Front Door
ThePilot.com (Moore County, N.C.) - Sep 15, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
Though they won’t technically be in Pinehurst when they walk out the terminal doors, arrivals at the Moore County Airport might soon be greeted with a reminder that world-class golf is only a few miles away.

EasyJet Worldwide: Budget Airlines' Idea to Team Up at Gatwick Airport Is Revolutionising the Aviati
Independent (U.K.) - Sep 15, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
Four airlines and an airport: that was the line-up on Wednesday when the concept of easyJet Worldwide was launched. It’s an intriguing and unprecedented concept: easyJet, Norwegian, WestJet and Loganair teaming up with Gatwick airport to offer a sort-of network that, they hope, will rival the network carriers and their hubs.

Congress Shouldn't Deputize Airlines as Tax Collectors
Washington Times - Sep 15, 2017 03:35 PM (ET)
As a conservative, it bothers me when politicians evoke conservative-sounding arguments to push for legislation that fundamentally is not conservative. One such case is a provision in H.R. 2997, the House version of the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This provision would separate the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system from the federal government and establish an independent entity. At first glance, it looks like something I would be in favor of. Except this so-called “privatization” is simply a give-away to special interests.

Sept. 18 Last Day for ADS-B Rebate
General Aviation News - Sep 15, 2017 03:34 PM (ET)
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, is the last day general aviation pilots can reserve their $500 rebates to install ADS-B.

Lehigh Valley International Airport Reaches Deal with Lyft
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - Sep 15, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
More than two months after Lehigh Valley International Airport kicked Uber to the curb, the airport reached a deal to bring in its competitor, the ride-sharing company Lyft.

New Master Plan Approved for Tulsa International Airport
Fox 23 (Tulsa, Okla.) - Sep 15, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
The Tulsa Airport Authority and Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust has approved a new master plan for Tulsa International Airport that includes the addition of a new third runway on the east side of the airport.

Small Airports Are Trying to Cash in on Big-City Travelers
Marketplace - Sep 15, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Flying in and out of major cities isn’t always convenient or cheap, especially for international travelers. Some turn to alternative airports that are a little farther from home or from their final destination.

Pilot Shortage Forcing Alaska Airlines to End Colorado Springs Service
Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Sep 15, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is ending service to Colorado Springs on Nov. 4, the Colorado Springs Airport announced Thursday, citing a pilot shortage that prompted the carrier to cancel hundreds of flights this summer.

Airline Pilot Careers
Flying Magazine - Sep 15, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Global air travel trends and a wave of coming retirements are fueling an unprecedented demand for airline pilots that is already being felt. Regional carriers including Republic Airways, Cape Air and Horizon Air have had to cancel flights and cutback their schedules due to a shortage of pilots, and forecasts indicate the trend will accelerate.

Southern Air Express Has Good Year at Bradford Airport
Bradford (Pa.) Era - Sep 15, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
The last year has been a good one for Southern Air Express, an official told Bradford Regional Airport Authority members Wednesday.

Several Sleep Pod Companies Compete for Airport Space
Jamestown (N.D.) Sun - Sep 15, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
For decades, a thunderstorm or missed connection meant you might have to sleep in the airport, leaving frustrated travelers with a truly tired dilemma: Is the boarding gate chair-curl worth a try, or is it better just to grab some floor?

Public Invited to Airport Workshop
Finger Lakes Times (Geneva, N.Y.) - Sep 15, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
The Ontario County Industrial Development Agency has scheduled a Sept. 21 public information workshop at the Canandaigua Airport.

Spirit Pilots Vote to Authorize Strike if Mediation Fails
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
After contract negotiations broke down Sept 9, pilots for Fort Lauderdale-based Ultra LCC Spirit Airlines voted unanimously Sept. 13 to authorize a strike if further mediation efforts are unproductive.

White House's Sloppy Talk Imperils ATC Reform
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The US airline industry, which (with the exception of Delta Air Lines) favors removing US air traffic control management and operations from FAA, has embraced the Trump White House’s backing on the issue. But White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines, US air traffic controllers and others pushing for the US to adopt a NAV Canada-like structure to manage ATC.

Russian Court Declares Transaero Airline Bankrupt
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Transaero Airline has been declared bankrupt by the Commercial Court of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region, Russia’s TASS agency reported Sept. 13.

RwandAir to Open Second Hub in Cotonou; Establish JV Airline
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
RwandAir will open a second hub in Cotonou (Benin), West Africa Sept. 30 and establish a joint venture (JV) airline.

Eurowings, UFO Union Sign Collective Agreement
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Eurowings and the UFO flight attendants union have signed a collective agreement that will enable the LCC to grow rapidly.

Austrian Wet Leases Two Adria Airways CRJ900s
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines is wet leasing two Bombardier CRJ900s from Slovenia-based Adria Airways for short-haul routes on the Austrian network.

Chinese Carriers Introduce 51 Aircraft in August
Air Transport World - Sep 15, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Chinese carriers introduced 51 aircraft in August, expanding the fleet of domestic airlines to 3,131 aircraft, according to the China’s Civil Aviation Data Analysis Co.

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