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Fitch: Hurricane's Impact on Florida Airports Appears Limited
Sep 18, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
U.S. Airlines Carry Record Number of Passengers
Sep 18, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
FAA Supports Hurricane Recovery in Virgin Islands
Sep 18, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Please Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund for Airport Employees
Sep 18, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Sep 18, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)

Rob Fyfe Joins Air Canada Board
Australian Aviation (Australia) - Sep 18, 2017 03:41 PM (ET)
Former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe has been named as Air Canada’s newest board member.

FAA Using Outdated Information on Aircraft Evacuations, Report Says
Business Traveller - Sep 18, 2017 12:17 PM (ET)
Tests on whether passengers can safely exit an aircraft in an emergency have failed to account for the ever-shrinking size of airline seat space, posing a potential safety risk, according to a report by the Daily Beast.

Little Rock Airport Expands Handicapped Parking
ArkansasOnline.com - Sep 18, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
The state's largest airport has added parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and consolidated almost all of them into one location after a federal review found too few handicapped parking spaces.

Soon, Airport Trolleys from Security Check to Boarding Gates
Economic Times (India) - Sep 18, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Big airport operators and airlines will now have to provide small trolleys to carry hand bags from post security-check to distant boarding gates for all passengers. And they will have to provide golf carts free of cost to flyers who are unable to or find it difficult to walk to the boarding gates.

Mumbai Airport to Be Saturated by 2018, Says Report
Hindustan Times (India) - Sep 18, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
The city airport will reach its saturation point next year, leaving it with no room to operate more flights than it currently does. A report by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), a leading aviation think tank, said the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has currently reached 94% of its passenger-handling capacity.

Irma Damages Bartow Airport Control Tower
Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) - Sep 18, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Bartow Municipal Airport is down a flight tower.

Cut Down on Your SLO Airport Wait Time. Here's How
Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Sep 18, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Central Coast residents will have the opportunity to register for a TSA Precheck program next month at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.

County and Airport Reach Agreement Over Deeded Airport Acreage
Dallas (Ga.) New Era - Sep 18, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
An agreement was reached per an FAA directive for a joint corrective plan, between the Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) and the Board of Commissioners for the return of most of the 163 acres deeded to the PCAA by former Commissioner David Austin on his final day in office.

New Certification Rule for GA Now in Effect
General Aviation News - Sep 18, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
On Aug. 30, 2017, the final rule overhauling airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes officially went into effect.

Plane Crashes Into Catering Truck on Manchester Airport Tarmac Leaving Its Wing Embedded in the Trai
The Sun (U.K.) - Sep 18, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Passengers were jolted in their seats when the aircraft they were in crashed into a catering truck at Manchester Airport this morning.

Malfunction Forces Emergency Landing
Citrus County (Fla.) Chroncile - Sep 18, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
A plane had to make an emergency landing Friday afternoon at the Crystal River Airport after its power and landing gear malfunctioned.

Melbourne Airport Staff Stage Protest
Sky News (Australia) - Sep 18, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
Dozens of aviation workers including ground crew, cleaners and catering staff have staged protests at Melbourne Airport over pay and working conditions which they say risk safety and security.

Airport Makeover Results Encouraging to Pittsburgh
TribLive.com (Pittsburgh) - Sep 18, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Two airports that underwent makeovers comparable to the $1.1 billion project that Allegheny County Airport Authority officials are considering saw traffic and their local economies grow after their new terminals opened.

List of Flights Cancelled Grows Due to Auckland Airport Jet Fuel Supply Shortage
Stuff (New Zealand) - Sep 18, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Thousands of passengers have been left in the lurch after a jet fuel shortage grounded dozens of domestic and international flights at Auckland Airport.

Security 'Threat' at Paris Airport Was False Alarm
The Australian (Australia) - Sep 18, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
A security alert on a British Airways plane in Paris was a false alarm, police say.

Stansted Chief Ken O'Toole Says Airport Queues 'Unacceptable'
The Times (U.K.) - Sep 18, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
Air passengers arriving in Britain face “unacceptable” queues at passport control, according to the boss of Stansted airport in Essex.

American-LATAM JV Moves Closer to Approval in Brazil
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
The general superintendence of Brazilian regulatory agency Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) has recommended that CADE’s administrative tribunal approve the American Airlines-LATAM Airlines Group joint venture (JV) without conditions.

EasyJet Submits Airberlin Bid as Investor Deadline Ends
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet submitted a last-minute proposal to acquire parts of airberlin’s short-haul business as the deadline for potential buyers of the bankrupt German carrier ended Sept. 15.

Ryanair Cancels Flight to Restore Punctuality Levels
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
Europe’s largest LCC, Ryanair, will cancel up to 50 flights each day over the next six weeks as it seeks to recover from a dip in punctuality levels.

Data Is the New Oil
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
At the recent Aviation Festival in London, an observation from one of the moderators really struck me: “Data is the new oil.”

Finnair to Add Capacity to Germany for 2018
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Finnair will increase capacity 24% to German destinations beginning March 26, 2018, including a fourth daily frequency between Helsinki and Berlin.

SAS, Norwegian Pilots Agree on Labor Deal
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has reached an agreement with the two unions representing its Norwegian flight deck personnel, staving off the threat of imminent industrial action.

KLM Calls Cabin Crew Strike Effect 'Minimal'
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Dutch national carrier KLM said potential flight delays and passenger inconvenience “have been minimized” after only a “few dozen” cabin crew joined a Sept. 15 strike called by the VNC union in a dispute over salary increases.

Russia's Northern Airport Completes Runway Reconstruction
Air Transport World - Sep 18, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Russia’s Norilsk Alykel Airport, which completed runway reconstruction Sept. 15, can handle passenger aircraft using the entire 3,430-meter (2-mile) runway length.

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