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FAA Contract Towers Play Critical Role in Recovery from Recent Hurricanes, Wildfi
Oct 12, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
Global Passenger Traffic, Freight Volume Gain in August
Oct 12, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
OneJet to Begin Columbus-Milwaukee Flights
Oct 12, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Houston Airports, State Department to Offer Passport Fairs
Oct 12, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
Please Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund for Airport Employees
Oct 12, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers ARFF Training
Oct 12, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)

State Aviation Groups Oppose Air Traffic Privatization
Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - Oct 12, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
A number of federal lawmakers have continued pushing efforts to privatize air traffic control in the country, introducing a number of bills over the past three years.

S.A. Considering Options for a Better Airport Including an Entirely New One
KENS (San Antonio) - Oct 12, 2017 02:33 PM (ET)
For years, many commuters have considered San Antonio International Airport to be sub-par considering it's supposed to support one of the biggest cities in the counrty. Now, city officials like Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Airport Aviation Director Russel Handy are deciding what the next course of action is.

Myrtle Beach Airport Eyes 19 New Direct-Flight Destinations
MyrtleBeachonline.com (S.C.) - Oct 12, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
The Myrtle Beach International Airport is planning to dangle several financial incentives to expand the Grand Strand tourism market to snowbirds as far west as Denver and as far north as Albany, New York.

TSA Officers Demonstrate New Security Rules at Buffalo Airport
WIVB (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Oct 12, 2017 02:31 PM (ET)
The next time you fly out of Buffalo Niagara International, be prepared to do things a little differently when you’re going through the TSA screening area. New procedures are now in effect.

Plea Made for a Crossrail Station at London City Airport
Bloomberg - Oct 12, 2017 12:02 PM (ET)
London City Airport’s outgoing chief executive officer slammed the failure to link the terminal with the 15-billion-pound ($20 billion) Crossrail train line and said planning hurdles are hurting Britain’s competitiveness.

Shifting Permafrost Threatens Alaska Village's New Airport
AP - Oct 12, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Tununak Airport near Bethel is facing a catastrophic problem, as airlines are refusing to land there due to the village's shifting permafrost.

Agency Says Legal Issue Holding Up Details of Airport Project
VT Digger (Montpelier, Vt.) - Oct 12, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
The release of scheduling details for a planned $4 million reconstruction of the William H. Morse State Airport runway has been delayed by a right-of-way issue, a state Agency of Transportation official said Wednesday.

New Jersey Firm to Run Airport
Apalachicola and Carrabelle (Fla.) Times - Oct 12, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
At a special meeting Sept. 29, county commissioners voted unanimously to award a five-year contract to Centric Aviation of New Jersey to operate Apalachicola Regional Airport.

1 in 4 Flights Delayed, 80 Cancelled at SFO Due to Smoke
SF Gate (San Francisco) - Oct 12, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Smoke drifting south from the fires blazing in Wine Country prompted a ground delay program at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday. Eighty flights were canceled, according to airport spokesman Doug Yakel.

Facial Recognition and Hidden Cameras Will Speed Up Airport Security Lines
Digital Trends - Oct 12, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
Facial recognition could unlock phones and even create better parties but soon the tool could streamline the process of going through security at the airport. According to The National, the Dubai International Airport in United Arab Emirates will soon be integrating a virtual tunnel with facial recognition to speed up the process of passing through security.

Security Firm's Airport Contract Extended
Royal Gazette (Bermuda) - Oct 12, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
Bermuda Security Group Ltd’s contract for passenger and baggage screening at the LF Wade International Airport has been extended until the new terminal opens in 2020.

Airport Eyes Hangar Project
Mt. Vernon (Ill.) Register-News - Oct 12, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
The Mt. Vernon Airport Authority began planning Tuesday for a $675,000 project to build a new T hangar at the airport.

Govt. to Address Issue of Low Visibility at the Airport
The Hindu (India) - Oct 12, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
Expressing the government’s resolve to provide all infrastructure at the Puducherry Airport, Chief Secretary Manoj Parida on Wednesday said the concern expressed by SpiceJet on the low visibility problem would be addressed.

Grant Will Help Airport Build New Hangars
Times Daily (The Shoals, Ala.) - Oct 12, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
The Northwest Alabama Regional Airport will be getting new hangars next year with help from a $350,00 Federal Aviation Administration grant.

State Sen. John Brooks: Republic Airport Proposal Process Flawed
Newsday - Oct 12, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
Sen. John Brooks (D-Seaford) has asked the New York State comptroller to retract a controversial request for proposals to develop five parcels at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, citing insufficient competitive bidding and community input.

New Public Art Piece Dedicated at Ketchikan's Airport
KTOO - Oct 12, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
A new piece of public art was dedicated Tuesday at Ketchikan’s airport.

Etihad CEO Looks to Redefine Airline's Future
Air Transport World - Oct 12, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways’ executive team is close to completing its strategic review and setting a new five- and 10-year plan after being rocked financially by what its CEO calls “a perfect storm” of multiple circumstances.

Lufthansa, VC Pilot Union Reach Long-Term Agreement
Air Transport World - Oct 12, 2017 10:55 AM (ET)
Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings have reached a deal with the Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union (VC) and signed a new collective labor agreement (CLA) on all previously open issues. The signed contracts correspond to the agreement reached in March.

China Southern to Assign 250 Aircraft to Beijing's New Airport by 2025
Air Transport World - Oct 12, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
China Southern Airlines plans to assign 250 aircraft to Beijing’s new airport to operate more 900 daily flights by 2025 in an effort to enhance its position in the Beijing market.

Aircalin Firms Airbus Order
Air Transport World - Oct 12, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Aircalin, the Noumea-based carrier in the French territory of New Caledonia, has firmed up its order for two Airbus A320neos single-aisle and two A330-900 widebody aircraft.

Icelandair Joins Economy Fares Trend
Air Transport World - Oct 12, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Icelandair has joined the increasing number of airlines segmenting their economy-class fares with the announcement of a new pricing structure.

CBP Testing Biometric Facial Recognition with TSA at JFK Terminal 7
Air Transport World - Oct 12, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiated a 30-day test of facial recognition biometric technology at a TSA international checkpoint at New York-JFK airport’s Terminal 7, the agency said Oct. 11.

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