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BWI Traffic Reaches New High in July
Oct 03, 2017 05:27 PM (ET)
Mineta San José Traffic Grows 16.4 Percent
Oct 03, 2017 08:11 AM (ET)
FAA Restricts Drone Flights Near Major U.S. Sites
Oct 03, 2017 08:11 AM (ET)
Hurricane Relief Fund Tops $128,000
Oct 03, 2017 08:10 AM (ET)
How to Accurately Document Training at Your Airport
Oct 03, 2017 08:07 AM (ET)

Clinton County Legislators Debate Airport Projects
Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) - Oct 03, 2017 03:38 PM (ET)
Clinton County legislators approved a contract to rehabilitate the fire station at Plattsburgh International Airport, but only after they first rejected the measure.

Little Rock Airport Gets Federal Grant for Runway Safety
AP - Oct 03, 2017 03:37 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded nearly $5 million for runway improvements at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.

Wake County Wants to Lease More RDU Land for Bike Trails, Conservation
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Oct 03, 2017 03:34 PM (ET)
Wake County commissioners want to lease undeveloped land from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and make it available for hiking and cycling, but they say they need more time to put together an offer.

OneJet Plans Operating Base at Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Oct 03, 2017 12:55 PM (ET)
With an investment from a group led by former Midwest Airlines CEO Timothy Hoeksema, OneJet, an airline that caters to business travelers, announced Tuesday it will open an operating base and expand service at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport.

SMO Runway Shortening Begins Oct. 9
General Aviation News - Oct 03, 2017 12:54 PM (ET)
Despite ongoing litigation by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and other parties, the city of Santa Monica, California, is moving forward with a runway shortening project at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), starting Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

This Airport Invented a New Word to Make Flying Less Stressful
Reader's Digest - Oct 03, 2017 12:18 PM (ET)
No one enjoys going through airport security. The long lines, the rush to get all your stuff on the conveyer belt as fast as possible, the awkward poses in the body scanner—and if your boarding pass looks like this, your wait will be even longer than normal. The whole experience leaves you pretty discombobulated.

Porter Airlines Now Serves Three New Brunswick Airports
anna.aero (U.K.) - Oct 03, 2017 12:17 PM (ET)
Porter Airlines has now become the only airline to serve the three major cities of New Brunswick. On 21 September the carrier began a daily service from Toronto City (YTZ) to Saint John (YSJ), a route that will operate via Ottawa (YOW).

Qatar Airways Chief's Faith in Cardiff Airport Service
BBC News (U.K.) - Oct 03, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
The chief executive of Qatar Airways said he resisted pressure from inside the company not to fly between Doha and Cardiff Airport.

Colorado Supreme Court Denies Hearing Quiet Skies' Longmont Airport Noise Lawsuit
Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) - Oct 03, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday denied Citizens for Quiet Skies' request for the high court to review the Colorado Court of Appeals' decision in favor of local airport business Mile-Hi Skydiving.

No Primary Coverage Means No Excess Too For Contractor
Law360 - Oct 03, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
An Alabama federal judge found Saturday that an excess carrier for an airport building contractor does not owe it coverage if the contractor was not covered by its primary policies.

Grant Could Leverage Airport Repairs
Blue Mountain Eagle (John Day, Ore.) - Oct 03, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
Grant County will seek to leverage $5,222 into $522,217 for repairs at the Grant County Regional Airport.

Budget Airlines 'Poisoning' Their Own Wells?
BTN News (Australia) - Oct 03, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Europe's budget airlines may be 'poisoning their own wells' by focusing on keeping costs as low as possible and not 'nurturing' key staff including pilots, commentators say.

USAF Working with US Airline Industry to Address Pilot Shortage
FlightGlobal (U.K.) - Oct 03, 2017 08:25 AM (ET)
The US Air Force and the nation's regional airlines have discussed developing a joint "National Training Academy" to help address a pilot shortage playing out across the USA.

Dublin Airport Announces New Direct Flights to Iceland
Independent (Ireland) - Oct 03, 2017 08:23 AM (ET)
Icelandair will launch a new, six-times weekly service between Dublin and Reykjavik, Dublin Airport has announced.

Southern Illinois Airport to Host Two-Day 'Fly-In' Event Next Year; Could Attract as Many as 5K Peop
Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Ill.) - Oct 03, 2017 08:20 AM (ET)
Southern Illinois Airport has been selected to host a two-day gathering of airplane pilots and enthusiasts that could bring as many as 5,000 people to the region.

Airport Advisor Plans His Departure
Santa Monica (Calif.) Daily Press - Oct 03, 2017 08:19 AM (ET)
After an eventful year, Santa Monica Airport will see yet another shakeup this month as Nelson Hernandez, Senior Advisor on Airport Affairs, heads into retirement and to Puerto Rico to be with his family.

Light Aircraft Crash Forces Closure at Isla Grande Airport in Puerto Rico
Flying Magazine - Oct 03, 2017 08:14 AM (ET)
Already on the scene as part of around-the-clock emergency relief and aid efforts in Puerto Rico, the FAA is now investigating an incident that has Isla Grande Airport closed today. At approximately 11 a.m. local time, a Cessna crashed, resulting in “serious injuries” to the pilot and co-pilot, who were the only people in the airplane. Their identity is currently unknown, but the plane is registered to an owner in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This Caribbean Airport is Building a Pool Practically on the Runway
New York Post - Oct 03, 2017 08:14 AM (ET)
Thanks to a planned pool at the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana airport — which serves as the gateway to a strip of beachfront resorts and has direct flights to NYC via JetBlue, United and Delta — fliers can cling to those last precious moments of vacation.

Investigation Underway into Air France A380 Engine Failure
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 08:02 AM (ET)
An investigation is underway after an Air France Airbus A380 made an unscheduled landing in Canada after one of its four engines failed.

Southwest Places Nine 737 MAX 8s into Service
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 08:01 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines launched the Boeing 737 MAX 8 into revenue service on its network Oct. 1, flying from Dallas Love Field to Houston Hobby Airport for its first official flight with the CFM International LEAP-1B-powered aircraft.

Monarch's Fragile Wings
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 08:01 AM (ET)
The collapse of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is bad for those travelers whose vacations are upended; worse for the almost 2,000 people who have lost their jobs with a company that has entered bankruptcy after 50 years of operating. But it should have come as no surprise, given what is happening in the European airline market.

SIA Group, Lufthansa Group Launch Joint Venture
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 08:00 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) and Lufthansa Group launched a joint venture (JV) covering flights between Singapore, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium Oct. 1.

Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines Ink Codeshare Deal
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 07:59 AM (ET)
Bahrain-based Gulf Air and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines are to codeshare on their services between Bahrain and Istanbul.

Thomas Cook, Air Transat to Exchange Aircraft Seasonally
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 07:57 AM (ET)
Leisure carriers Air Transat and Thomas Cook Airlines signed a seven-year agreement for the exchange of aircraft on a seasonal basis, which will enable the two carriers to manage their fleets more efficiently.

Lufthansa Technik, GE Aviation Lay Foundation for XEOS Facility
Air Transport World - Oct 03, 2017 07:57 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Technik and GE Aviation have begun to lay the foundation on a new engine MRO service facility and joint venture, XEOS, in Southwest Poland to overhaul GEnx-2B and GE9X engines.

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