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Congress to Consider Six-Month FAA Extension
Sep 22, 2017 05:30 PM (ET)
AAAE Northwest Chapter Elects Leaders for 2017-18, Recognizes 2017 Award Recipien
Sep 22, 2017 03:09 PM (ET)
FAA Announces $277.5 Million in AIP Grants to 67 Airports
Sep 22, 2017 03:08 PM (ET)
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Pilots Forced to Brake on Runway at Hong Kong Airport to Avoid Collision with Cargo Plane
South China Morning Post - Sep 22, 2017 05:47 PM (ET)
The two planes were 1km apart when the incident happened at 8.55am on Friday, when Hong Kong Airlines flight HX236 was about to take off for Shanghai, the spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said.

Valley Airport Lines Up New Airline
News Leader (Staunton, Va.) - Sep 22, 2017 05:46 PM (ET)
The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) could soon have a new airline carrier, if all goes according to plan.

Favorite Airports in North America? Regional Hubs Land on List
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Sep 22, 2017 05:41 PM (ET)
Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before.

Indianapolis Was Called 2nd Best Airport in Its Class. Here's How it Plans to Get Back to No. 1
Indy Star (Indianapolis) - Sep 22, 2017 05:34 PM (ET)
No one is arguing that Indianapolis International Airport isn't one of the best in the U.S. But lately, some airport rankings are putting IND in second place.

Dodge: Construction Starts Fall 2% in August
ConstructionDive.com - Sep 22, 2017 05:32 PM (ET)
One driver behind the strong institutional sector is the ongoing work on airport terminal projects. Several rounds of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants this year have helped to spark that work, allowing airports to make the critical infrastructure repairs they need to operate. So far this year, the federal government has doled out $2.3 billion total for such grants.

$6.5 Million Building at University Airport Promises More Space
KentWired.com (Kent, Ohio) - Sep 22, 2017 04:44 PM (ET)
Kent State’s Aeronautics Program is planning a $6.5 million addition of a new academic building to the university’s airport.

Lufthansa Advert Mocks Ryanair Pilot Fiasco With 'O'Deary' Jibe
Bloomberg - Sep 22, 2017 03:50 PM (ET)
Deutsche Lufthansa AG took a swipe at low-cost rival Ryanair Holdings Plc with a full-page newspaper advertisement mocking the Irish carrier over the pilot shortage that’s led to the scrapping of 2,100 flights.

TSA: Tablets Must Fly Solo Through Pittsburgh and Latrobe Airport Security
TribLive.com (Pittsburgh) - Sep 22, 2017 03:49 PM (ET)
Laptops will no longer be the only electronics that airline passengers will have to put in a separate bin when they go through a security checkpoint at airports near Latrobe and Pittsburgh.

New Passport App at LAX Aimed at Moving Arriving Travelers Through Security Quickly
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) - Sep 22, 2017 03:20 PM (ET)
The addition of a mobile passport app to Los Angeles International Airport will help travelers pass through security checkpoints faster, the airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

TSA Dog Teams Hunt for Explosives, Boost Security and Speed Travelers Along
USA Today - Sep 22, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
Biko the German shepherd may be your ticket to a fast pass through airport security next time you travel.

Airport Rankings: Sacramento, Orlando, Orange County Top J.D. Power List
USA Today - Sep 22, 2017 03:17 PM (ET)
Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they've been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.

Airlines Hope to Resume Flights to Devastated Puerto Rico
Miami Herald - Sep 22, 2017 03:16 PM (ET)
Airlines plan to resume flights to Puerto Rico as early as Friday after Hurricane Maria left the island territory without power.

Tampa International Airport Earns High Marks in J.D. Power Rankings
Saint Petersblog (Madeira Beach, Fla.) - Sep 22, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
Tampa International Airport finished second in J.D. Power’s 2017 North American Airport Satisfaction Study of large airports, finishing just one point behind John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.

Airport Trade Body Chief Urges EU to Put More Money into Trans-European Transport Network
International Airport Review - Sep 22, 2017 03:14 PM (ET)
As the 30 organisations of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) met in Tallinn yesterday (September 21), the head of ACI Europe took the time to make a plea for more money for a Europe-wide transport plan.

Bengaluru, Delhi Top Air Traffic Growth in 2016
Business Standard (India) - Sep 22, 2017 03:13 PM (ET)
Airports in Bengaluru and Delhi showed the fastest growth in passenger traffic in 2016 among global peers, with a surge in domestic air travel and the introduction of new routes.

AOPA Forms Airport Access Advisory Panel
AOPA - Sep 22, 2017 03:12 PM (ET)
A cross-section of the general aviation industry met at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Sept. 19 to discuss how to work with the FAA, elected officials, airport leaders, pilots, and fixed-base operators to develop policies that support access to airports as well as FBO transparency, pricing, and competition.

Japan Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787-8s
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
Japan Airlines (JAL) has ordered four Boeing 787-8s, in an order valued at more than $900 million at list prices. The transaction, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, will expand JAL’s Dreamliner fleet to 49 aircraft.

BTS: US Airlines' Fuel, Labor Costs Challenged 2Q Revenue Growth
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:14 PM (ET)
Total net profit for US scheduled passenger airlines grew minimally in the second quarter of 2017, rising 0.5% to $4.7 billion, when compared to $4.6 billion in collective net profits for 2Q 2016, according to US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released Sept. 20.

EDITORIAL: Trimming Europe's LCC Landscape
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:13 PM (ET)
As the deadline neared in September for bids to acquire parts of airberlin’s short-haul business, who will own what was far from clear. But Europe’s LCCs and leisure carriers, including UK LCC easyJet, Thomas Cook Group and Germany’s Condor and TUIfly, scrambled to express interest in airberlin, highlighting how much the region’s commercial aviation landscape has changed.

FedEx's Fred Smith Puts E-Commerce in Perspective
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:12 PM (ET)
The e-commerce revolution, which is changing the shape of express cargo delivery, is not quite as straightforward as many people may think and should be kept in perspective, according to FedEx chairman and CEO Fred Smith.

Condor, Eurowings to Take Over Airberlin Caribbean Routes
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:12 PM (ET)
German leisure carrier Condor and Lufthansa Group LCC Eurowings will launch flights to the Caribbean from Dusseldorf from Sept. 25, following the closure of airberlin’s long-haul routes to these regions.

French All-Business Airline La Compagnie Orders Two A321neos
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:10 PM (ET)
French all-business class carrier La Compagnie has ordered two Airbus A321neos, scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Azimuth Airline's First SSJ100 Flight Hits 100% Load Factor
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:10 PM (ET)
Russian startup Azimuth Airline, which began operations Sept. 21 with Rostov-on-Don to Moscow Vnukovo service, operated its first flight with a 100% seat load factor, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) said.

AAR to Service Air Canada Narrowbody Airbus, Embraer Fleet
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:09 PM (ET)
Illinois-based aviation services specialist AAR has signed contracts to provide airframe maintenance on Air Canada’s fleet of narrowbody Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft and Embraer E190s.

ERA Names New Director General
Air Transport World - Sep 22, 2017 02:08 PM (ET)
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) has announced that Montserrat Barriga will be its new director general. She takes over the post from Simon McNamara, who left in July to become director of communications at UK-based regional carrier Flybe.

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