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Airline Baggage Fees Top $1 Billion for Fifth Straight Quarter
Sep 20, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
FAA Locates Mobile Tower at Key West International
Sep 20, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
In Memoriam
Sep 20, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
Hurricane Relief Fund Tops $105,000
Sep 20, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
New Programming from AAAE's ANTN Digicast
Sep 20, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)

Official Stresses Accomplishments as Gary Ponders Airport's 2018 Budget
Chicago Tribune - Sep 20, 2017 06:55 PM (ET)
Gary/Chicago International Airport Executive Director Dan Vicari emphasized the airport's accomplishments while urging the Common Council to approve its proposed $3.96 million 2018 budget.

Airport Grows
Laconia (N.H.) Daily Sun - Sep 20, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
The Laconia Municipal Airport is moving ahead with plans to build a new taxiway alongside an old runway to serve larger airplanes and provide for additional hangar lots for plane storage.

New FBO Facility Opens at KBED
General Aviation News - Sep 20, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Jet Aviation celebrated the opening of its new FBO facility at Hanscom Field (KBED) with a ribbon-cutting performed by the first customer to enter the building.

ADS-B Proves Vital in Aftermath of Hurricanes
General Aviation News - Sep 20, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
ADS-B is helping air traffic controllers and emergency planners during disaster relief flights in the wake of the recent hurricanes, according to a new story by Dave Hughes, of the FAA’s NextGen Outreach and Reporting.

Airport Baggage Handler Charged with 'Mischief' After Swapping Tags on 286 Cases
Telegraph (U.K.) - Sep 20, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
A Singaporean baggage handler has been charged with "mischief" for allegedly swapping tags on hundreds of suitcases at the city-state's airport, causing them to end up at the wrong destination.

Disaster Drill Held at Wichita Airport
KFDI (Wichita, Kan.) - Sep 20, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Wichita Airport Authority officials staged a full scale disaster drill at Eisenhower National Airport on Tuesday, involving around 300 emergency workers and volunteers.

Airplane Hangar Burns at Barnwell Airport; Damages Five Planes
WRDW (Augusta, Ga.) - Sep 20, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
A hangar at Barnwell Regional Airport caught fire earlier Tuesday afternoon, damaging five planes.

Eugene Airport to Expand in the Future
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - Sep 20, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
For the first time ever, the Eugene Airport is expecting to see more than a million travelers in a year.

Will Lowering The Minimum Right Seat Hours Help Abate The Pilot Shortage?
Wings Journal - Sep 20, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
To fly airliners, co-pilots need at least 1,500 hours of flight time, however, the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee wants to relax this rule, suggesting that airline-based classroom training can take the place of an unspecified number of hours. According to USA Today, a Senate panel has already approved the provision, which the Air Line Pilots Association and the Association of Flight Attendants are both against.

Waterloo Airport Widely Used by Multiple Counties, States
Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) - Sep 20, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Recently staff at the Waterloo Regional Airport concluded a four-month survey of vehicles in the airport parking lot. The May through August survey results reflected license plates from 52 of Iowa’s 99 counties and 31 different states.

City Council OK's Fund for Regional Airport Improvements
GoDanRiver.com (Danville, Va.) - Sep 20, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to fund $127,832 worth of improvements to the regional airport.

Frontier Airlines Adds Nonstop San Jose Flights Amid Expansion Push
Mercury News (Silicon Valley, Calif.) - Sep 20, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced three new nonstop flights serving Mineta San Jose International Airport, marking 50 nonstop destinations out of San Jose — an all-time high for nonstop service from the Bay Area’s largest city.

Passenger Numbers at Hollywood Burbank Airport Stay Positive
Los Angeles Times - Sep 20, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Hollywood Burbank Airport continues to see its passenger numbers increase this year, reporting a roughly 17.5% jump in July compared to the same month last year, officials said.

Mexico Reopens Its Busiest Airport After 7.1 Earthquake, But Dozens of Flights Have Been Cancelled
Fortune - Sep 20, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Mexico's busiest international airport reopened at 4 p.m. CDT after closing for several hours following a powerful 7.1 earthquake in the central Mexican state of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, that damaged buildings and killed at least 119 people, according to the Associated Press. The death toll is expected to rise.

Residents Split on $2M Option to Curb East Hampton Airport Noise
Newsday - Sep 20, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Residents from East Hampton to Southold are split on whether East Hampton Town officials should proceed with a $2 million, last-resort process to curb airport noise that carries no guarantee of success.

Does Ryanair Have a Pilot Shortage?
BBC News (U.K.) - Sep 20, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Is Ryanair short of pilots? It's a critical question. It could help explain why 400,000 Ryanair passengers are having flights cancelled over the next few weeks.

Mayor Suthers Sends Message After Frontier Adds Four Destinations from Colorado Springs Airport
Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Sep 20, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Frontier Airlines said Tuesday it will add four nonstop destinations to its Colorado Springs schedule in April - Minneapolis; San Antonio, Texas; Seattle and San Jose, Calif. - boosting the number of cities served to 11.

Ryanair to Take $30 Million Hit from Flight Cancellations
Air Transport World - Sep 20, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair estimates that crew-related cancellations over the next six weeks will cost around €25 million ($29.9 million), with CEO Michael O’Leary describing the situation as “a mess of our own making.”

Saudi Startup Flyadeal Names First Route
Air Transport World - Sep 20, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian LCC startup flyadeal will launch with domestic flights to Riyadh, the Jeddah-based airline announced Sept. 19.

O'Leary's Mea Culpa
Air Transport World - Sep 20, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry? In seriousness -- and Ryanair’s €25 million ($29.9 million) chaos caused by a crew vacation scheduling error is certainly serious – his company’s customer relations fiasco is exactly the moment when the guy at the top needs to apologize. Especially when the CEO is someone who has a reputation for no-holds public statements and calling out others on their mistakes (including his own customers).

SITA, JetBlue, CBP Biometric Boarding Test at Boston Proves Popular
Air Transport World - Sep 20, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
The test of SITA’s biometric boarding gate technology on JetBlue Airways flights at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) had “a close to 100% match-rate,” the Geneva-based air transport IT company said Sept. 19.

Qatar Rolls Out Qsuite to New Destinations
Air Transport World - Sep 20, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will be the second destination to have Qatar Airways’ new Qsuite business-class product, with the revamped cabins appearing on the route Sept. 25, the Doha-based airline said.

Turkish Airlines Opens New Flight Training Center in Istanbul
Air Transport World - Sep 20, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Turkish Airlines has opened a new flight training center at Istanbul Atatürk Airport for its more than 4,000 pilots and 10,000 flight attendants.

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