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President Trump to Nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to Be DHS Secretary
Oct 11, 2017 06:25 PM (ET)
Huerta Praises Value of GA Airworthiness Standards Rule
Oct 11, 2017 06:22 PM (ET)
DFW Lands Iceland Flights
Oct 11, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
Aer Lingus to Initiate Philadelphia-Dublin Service
Oct 11, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
Please Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund for Airport Employees
Oct 11, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Oct 11, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)

Mobile Airport Authority Announces New Executive Director
WALA (Mobile, Ala.) - Oct 11, 2017 04:36 PM (ET)
On Wednesday, October 11, the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) announced Thomas “Chris” Curry as the new Executive Director. Curry will be responsible for management of the Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile Regional, and the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.

Does Incident During Las Vegas Shootings Point Out Perimeter Security Concerns At U.S. Airports?
Forbes - Oct 11, 2017 02:37 PM (ET)
An Associated Press story Monday revealed that hundreds of people running from a shooter’s bullets Oct. 1 were able to kick down chain-link fences at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and some entered a prohibited air operations area.

Airport, Airline to Begin Mediation Today
The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio) - Oct 11, 2017 02:36 PM (ET)
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport officials will begin mediation with Aerodynamics Inc. today.

Belgian Authorities Charge Man Over 2016 Airport Bomb Attack
Fox News - Oct 11, 2017 02:35 PM (ET)
Belgian authorities say they have charged a man with terror offenses linked to the deadly suicide bomb attack on the Brussels airport in March 2016.

Dubai Airport is Replacing Security Checks with Face-Scanning Fish
Telegraph (U.K.) - Oct 11, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
Dubai International Airport is doing away with security counters next year and introducing virtual fish to verify your identity instead. Yes, you read that right.

Tallahassee Airport Finds Other Use for $1M Targeted to Lure JetBlue
Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat - Oct 11, 2017 12:13 PM (ET)
Tallahassee's efforts to snare direct JetBlue flights haven't taken off but the same can't be said for $1 million the Legislature appropriated last year for the effort.

Delaying the Inevitable on REAL ID in Alaska
News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) - Oct 11, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
There will be no escaping the federal REAL ID law if you want to get on to a military installation or travel by means whose access is controlled by the federal Transportation Security Administration.

Hong Kong Airport Launches Self-Service Departure for Visitors
Straits Times (Singapore) - Oct 11, 2017 12:11 PM (ET)
Visitors leaving Hong Kong International Airport can now opt for self-service departure which uses face recognition technology for identity verification.

Augusta Regional Airport Wins Prestigious FAA Award for a Second Time
Fox 54 (Augusta, Ga.) - Oct 11, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
For the second time in Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) history, the Airport has been presented a prestigious Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award, Airport Safety Mark of Distinction, for the enhancement of aviation safety through improvements in the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Department.

Dublin Airport Experiences High Passenger Growth Rate
Hospitality Ireland - Oct 11, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
New statistics released by Airports Council International have revealed that Dublin Airport had the fifth-highest passenger growth rate, and was the fourth-busiest airport, in Europe during August of 2017.

Las Vegas Gunman Had Escape Plan, Shot at Airport Fuel Tanks for Diversion
South China Morning Post - Oct 11, 2017 12:06 PM (ET)
Sheriff Joe Lombardo again expressed frustration with the pace of the investigation, but not with the investigators who have yet to pinpoint the motive behind the gunman’s decision to fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino on a Las Vegas Strip concert crowd of 22,000 on October 1.

Food Inspections Among New Security Measures at Honolulu Airport
KHON (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Oct 11, 2017 12:05 PM (ET)
New security measures mean the food you bring in to the airport will get a closer look.

What's the Rush? MSP Airport Offers Many Reasons to Linger
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Oct 11, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
We’ve all experienced the maddening roller coaster that is airport security. One day, you speed through the screening machines in 15 minutes flat. The next, you’re logjammed for 40 minutes. But here’s a travel secret — these days, it’s good to show up extra early, no matter the wait times, just to enjoy the new amenities at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

It's Been an Honor to Serve the Whiteside County Airport
SaukValley.com (Sterling, Ill.) - Oct 11, 2017 12:03 PM (ET)
To the taxpayers and citizens of Whiteside County: It has been a privilege and honor to serve the Airport Board, Whiteside County Board and the citizens of Whiteside County for the past 21 years.

Heathrow Airport Traffic Surges in September Taking It to Record High for Last Year
Independent (U.K.) - Oct 11, 2017 12:01 PM (ET)
Almost 7 million passengers travelled through Heathrow Airport last month, taking the traffic figure over the last year to 77.43 million – a new all-time record.

Humboldt Supervisors Request Funding for Solar Power at Airport
KIEM (Eureka, Calif.) - Oct 11, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are hoping a green idea takes off at the Humboldt County airport in McKinleyville.

Durango-La Plata County Airport Plans Terminal Remodel to Aid Airline Staff
Durango (Colo.) Herald - Oct 11, 2017 11:54 AM (ET)
The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members.

Runway Expansion Discussed for Airport
News-Dispatch (Michigan City, Ind.) - Oct 11, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
Representatives of Butler Fairman & Seufert Civil Engineers met with the Michigan City Common Council last Tuesday night at the Michigan City Municipal Airport to discuss funding for a runway expansion at the facility.

Airport Security Fencing Project About Halfway to Completion
Times Daily (The Shoals, Ala.) - Oct 11, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
A Mississippi firm is about halfway done installing 14,100 feet of new security fencing to protect the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport.

Anchorage Airport Manager Dismissed Ahead of Retirement
KTUU (Anchorage, Alaska) - Oct 11, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
John Parrot, who has overseen operations of the Anchorage International Airport for the past 10 years, has been dismissed by the office of the governor, with no indication as to why.

These Crazy Airport Lounges Are the Best Reason to Upgrade to First Class
GQ - Oct 11, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
You know it, I know it, everyone knows it: flying is very often awful. There’s inclement weather, clueless crowds, mechanical issues, airspace congestion, bags that don’t fit in overhead bins, bags that get lost, the person who gruffly reclines their seat the moment the plane starts its takeoff roll, the people who take their shoes AND socks off...the list goes on.

Famous St Maarten Airport Re-Opens
Newsday (Trinidad and Tobago) - Oct 11, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
St Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport re-opened today, one month after Hurricane Irma ravaged the island.

Horizon Air Pilots Blast Alaska Management Over Service Cuts
Air Transport World - Oct 11, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Pilots at Horizon Air, the Portland, Oregon-based regional subsidiary of Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, have publicly blamed Alaska management for service cuts and aircraft deferrals.

Air Austral Signs Agreement to Take 49% of Air Madagascar
Air Transport World - Oct 11, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Reunion-based Air Austral has finalized its equity joint venture with Air Madagascar, agreeing to take a 49% stake alongside the Madagascan government which will maintain a controlling 51% shareholding.

Emirates to Be Launch Boeing 777X Operator
Air Transport World - Oct 11, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline will be the first operator of the Boeing 777X and expects to take delivery of the first aircraft in early 2020, Emirates president Tim Clark says.

German MRO Provider HTC to Service Sukhoi Superjet 100
Air Transport World - Oct 11, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance (HTC) signed a service agreement with SuperJet International (SJI) for first-class line and base maintenance on the Suhkoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). The agreement will enable HTC to access the necessary services to provide maintenance activities, including spare parts, ground support equipment and tools, training, aircraft documentation and engineering support, the MRO provider said in an Oct. 9 statement.

Air New Zealand Launches Wi-Fi Trial on 777-300ER
Air Transport World - Oct 11, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand has begun the first operational trials of its new onboard wi-fi service, which eventually will be rolled out across its international jet fleet.

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