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TSA Marks Busiest Summer
Oct 10, 2017 11:51 AM (ET)
Seattle to Gain Paris Flights
Oct 10, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
Congratulations to Two Newly Accredited Airport Executives
Oct 10, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Please Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund for Airport Employees
Oct 10, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Oct 10, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)

East Midlands Airport Flights Cancelled Due to French Air Traffic Control Strike
Nottingham Post (U.K.) - Oct 10, 2017 02:35 PM (ET)
Six Ryanair flights in and out of East Midlands Airport have been cancelled today because of strike action by air traffic controllers in France.

Officials to Visit Syracuse Airport, Explain New Security
CNYCentral.com (Syracuse, N.Y.) - Oct 10, 2017 12:55 PM (ET)
A new checkpoint procedure is being launched at airports nationwide because of an increased threat to aviation security, and Transportation Security Administration officials are headed to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse as part of the rollout.

Ruling Stalls Airport Expansion
Yale Daily News (New Haven, Conn.) - Oct 10, 2017 12:54 PM (ET)
New Haven’s airport faces a new setback in its plan to expand its main runway.

Humboldt County Airport May Get Solar Microgrid
KIEM (Eureka, Calif.) - Oct 10, 2017 12:53 PM (ET)
The California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport in McKinleyville may be getting a green upgrade.

Fort Smith Airport Fire Station in the Works
Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) - Oct 10, 2017 12:32 PM (ET)
Pre-construction site work has begun on the new fire station at the Fort Smith Regional Airport.

In Shooting Chaos, Las Vegas Airport Became a Safe Haven
Wichita (Kan.) Eagle - Oct 10, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
As bullets began flying into a crowd of country music fans, a pack of 300-plus people ran about a mile to the Las Vegas airport, where they kicked down chain-link fences, hobbled over razor wire and were briefly mistaken by security officials for being attackers instead of shooting victims.

Insurer Sheds Wrongful Seizure Suit Over Congo Plane Crash
Law360 - Oct 10, 2017 12:30 PM (ET)
A company whose airplane crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 cannot pursue its lawsuit alleging aviation insurance provider Global Aerospace Inc. unlawfully kept possession of valuable salvaged parts and let them deteriorate, a Delaware judge ruled Thursday, because the action was filed too late.

Private Aviation Co. Snags $117.5M From Investors
Law360 - Oct 10, 2017 12:30 PM (ET)
Membership-based aviation company Wheels Up said Friday that it raised $117.5 million in equity capital during a recent funding round as it looks to grow its fleet and expand into new markets.

Theft Of Plane Electronics Not Covered After Delay
Law360 - Oct 10, 2017 12:29 PM (ET)
United States Specialty Insurance Co. won summary judgment Friday in a suit over insurance for an airplane whose avionics were stolen as it sat disabled at a Florida airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson to Host Public Information Workshop on Airport Noise
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Oct 10, 2017 12:28 PM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will host a public information workshop on airport noise later this week.

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Provides Video-Contact Center
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Oct 10, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has set up a video-contact center, enabling airport customers to talk face to face with customer service officers when seeking airport-related information.

Flights to Sonoma Airport Canceled by Fire
SF Gate (San Francisco) - Oct 10, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
All flights into and out of Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport were canceled or redirected Monday, as out-of-control fires burned near the city.

Pensacola International Airport Resumes Service After Nate
WEAR (Pensacola, Fla.) - Oct 10, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
The Pensacola International Airport is back in service after Hurricane Nate. Now that flights are back on track, travelers are heading in and out of the airport now.

Boise Airport Offering TSA Precheck Program
KTVB (Boise, Idaho) - Oct 10, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
If you want to speed things up the next time you have to fly out of the Boise Airport, now is your opportunity.

Horizon Pilots Challenge Shortage Narrative
AVweb.com - Oct 10, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
Horizon Pilots sent a letter over the weekend to the board of directors of the Alaska Air Group, and members of the media, challenging the company’s version of how the pilot shortage came to pass. Horizon Airlines is a regional feeder owned by the Alaska Air Group, and all its flights are marketed and sold by Alaska Airlines. Horizon has been among the regional carriers most visibly affected by a shortage of pilots, cancelling 700 flights per month after giving up some routes to be flown by SkyWest.

Phuket International Airport Domestic Terminal Ready for High Season
The Nation (Thailand) - Oct 10, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
The first phase of the renovated domestic terminal of Phuket International Airport will be ready on November 28, just in time for the tourism high season.

Aviation Program Recommends Marion Airport Grant
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Oct 10, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The state’s aviation program recommended Monday that the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Transportation Commission approve a grant that would allow the Marion Airport to widen its runway.

Airberlin to Cease Operations End of October
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Bankrupt German carrier airberlin will cease operations Oct. 28 and employees are not guaranteed jobs under any future owner, the airline warned Monday.

Ryanair COO to Step Down
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair has announced the resignation of COO Michael Hickey, who has been with the company for 30 years and overseen operations since 2014.

Iridium Launches 10 Flight-Tracking Satellites
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Mobile satellite company Iridium Communications has launched 10 next-generation satellites that will be used for real-time flight tracking, giving air traffic controllers radar-like position data across 100% of their airspace.

Leisure Carrier Travel Service is CSA Czech Airlines New Owner
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Korean Air, which took a 44% stake in SkyTeam partner CSA Czech Airlines in April 2013, has sold its share to Czech charter company Travel Service.

Qatar & Vietjet Form Interline Partnership
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways and LCC Vietjet Air have entered an interline agreement that will extend Qatar’s network to eight more cities in Vietnam.

American & China Southern Identify 39 Codeshare Routes
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Guangzhou-based China Southern and American Airlines are deepening their relationship with plans to codeshare on 39 routes.

Bespoke Separations Could Ease European Congestion
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Additional capacity could be created at Europe’s most congested airports by further-optimizing separation times, according to new research by UK air traffic management (ATM) provider NATS.

IATA: Global Passenger Trips Rose 7% in 2016
Air Transport World - Oct 10, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Commercial airlines flew 3.8 billion passengers in 2016, a 7% increase approximately equivanelt to 242 million additional air trips -- over the previous year, according to IATA’s 2017 World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) report, released Oct. 9.

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