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Senate Committee to Consider FY 2018 DHS Spending Bill
Oct 13, 2017 05:13 PM (ET)
Traffic Up at Myrtle Beach Airport
Oct 13, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
San Francisco, Phoenix Airport Bonds Rated
Oct 13, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
Hurricane Relief Fund Tops $138,000
Oct 13, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Oct 13, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)

The Future of Surveillance is Hidden in Airport Ads
Engadget - Oct 13, 2017 05:26 PM (ET)
Public anonymity is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Coming soon to an airport in Dubai is an artsy, colorful video security and customs tunnel that scans your face, adds you to a database, indexes you with artificial intelligence, and decides if you're free to leave -- or not.

Brian Dranzik Named Director of General Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee Business News - Oct 13, 2017 05:25 PM (ET)
Milwaukee County director of transportation Brian Dranzik has been named the new airport director at General Mitchell International Airport.

EasyJet in Talks for 25 Air Berlin Jets Based at Tegel Airport
Bloomberg - Oct 13, 2017 05:21 PM (ET)
EasyJet Plc is negotiating with Air Berlin Plc administrators for 25 of the bankrupt carrier’s remaining aircraft at Berlin’s Tegel Airport.

There's a Solution to the Airport Capacity Problem in the UK, and It Isn't Heathrow
City A.M. (U.K.) - Oct 13, 2017 05:19 PM (ET)
We live in hope, but the UK hasn’t had a proper strategy for 50 years.

Airport Reconsidering Guidelines for Flight Instructors
The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.) - Oct 13, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
The Moore County Airport Authority is considering revising its minimum standards for independent flight instructors operating at the airport.

Michael Giardino Leaving Rochester Airport Leadership to Move to Virginia
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.) - Oct 13, 2017 02:36 PM (ET)
Michael Giardino, who has served as the executive director of the Greater Rochester International Airport since 2012, has been chosen to lead the operations at a Virginia airport.

The Costs of Training Time
Flying Magazine - Oct 13, 2017 02:35 PM (ET)
Airline pilots take various routes to the cockpit of their aircraft, but many experts agree the fastest and surest is through a full-time program focused on training pilots for airline careers.

TSA Head Visits Atlanta's Airport; Talks Screening Changes
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - Oct 13, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
Efficiency and effectiveness are what the newest administrator of the Transportation Safety Administration said are driving all decisions as far as screenings in the nation's airports.

Bomb Squad Responds to Unattended Bag Found at Asheville Regional Airport
WLOS (Asheville, N.C.) - Oct 13, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
For the second time in a week, the SBI’s bomb squad was called in to Asheville Regional Airport.

Airport Screening as We Know It Won't Change Soon: Hololei
FlightGlobal (U.K.) - Oct 13, 2017 12:08 PM (ET)
Airport security screening will become less intrusive in the future, but the technology necessary has yet to mature.

Airline Cargo Co. Hit With Suit Over Biometric Collection
Law360 - Oct 13, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
An airline cargo handling company was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois state court Wednesday that alleges it violates the state’s stringent Biometric Information Privacy Act by storing employees’ fingerprints as part of its time-keeping system without consent.

Lufthansa To Invest €1.5B In Bankrupt Air Berlin
Law360 - Oct 13, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Deutsche Lufthansa AG on Thursday confirmed its chief executive’s comments that the German airline is making a €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) investment in beleaguered Air Berlin.

Blair Airport Possible Expansion in Future
Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise (Blair, Neb.) - Oct 13, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
The Blair Municipal Airport (BTA) was established sometime between 1938 and 1941 northwest of the city, where River Wilds Golf Club sits today.

A Park or a Quarry? RDU Weighs Two Visions for 105 Acres of Its Land
Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) - Oct 13, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has received two offers to lease 105 acres of airport land near Umstead State Park: one from a conservation group that wants to preserve the land, and another from a stone company that wants to dig it up.

London Stansted Airport Records its Busiest Ever September
BBC News (U.K.) - Oct 13, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
The popularity of holidays outside the peak summer months is thought to be behind a record-breaking number of passengers flying from Stansted.

Pittsburgh International Airport Auction Has Everything From Jeeps To Jewelry
Patch - Oct 13, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
People usually go to Pittsburgh International Airport to catch a plane, not buy a jeep.

State Addresses Airport Complaints
Rutland (Vt.) Herald - Oct 13, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
The state Agency of Transportation is responding to complaints about delays for a runway renovation at the state airport in Bennington.

Former Portland, Ore., Port CEO Named Director of Airports for Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Tribune - Oct 13, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
Mayor Jackie Biskupski named Bill Wyatt, retired CEO of the port of Portland, Ore., as her pick for executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

Expansion Project Underway at Springfield-Branson National Airport
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Oct 13, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
When the airport comes to mind, most of us think of the airlines, but there is another side of air travel taking off as well. Construction is underway on the general aviation side of Springfield-Branson National Airport.

Regional Airport Expansion One of Many Improvements Planned for Silver Springs
KTVN (Reno, Nev.) - Oct 13, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
The Silver Springs Regional Airport will soon see improvements and expansion. This comes after the Lyon County Board of Commissioners approved the airport's master plan back in April.

Frontier Airlines Launches Service Out of Ontario Airport
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Oct 13, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
For about five years, the east end of Terminal 2 at Ontario International Airport sat vacant and unused.

Chicago Executive Airport Adding New Hangars
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Oct 13, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, one of three fixed-base operators at Chicago Executive Airport, is planning a large expansion of hangar space.

Pittsburgh Airport Welcomes First International Cargo Flight
CBS Pittsburgh - Oct 13, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
In a first at Pittsburgh International Airport, a Qatar Cargo plane touched down on the runway Thursday.

Azerbaijan Carriers to Purchase More Boeing Aircraft
Air Transport World - Oct 13, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Azerbaijan’s two largest airlines will buy another six Boeing aircraft by the end of 2017, the US Embassy of Azerbaijan has announced.

Report: Jazeera Suspends Long-Haul Plans; Unveils New Branding
Air Transport World - Oct 13, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Kuwaiti hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways has suspended plans to seek a long-haul partner, and will instead pursue more opportunities in the Indian subcontinent, according to Bloomberg, citing Jazeera chairman Marwan Boodai as he unveiled a rebranding exercise for the airline.

IATA: Solid August Air Cargo Traffic Points to Robust Full-Year Result
Air Transport World - Oct 13, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
Global air freight traffic continued to gain momentum, rising 12.1% compared to a year ago, as reported in IATA’s August Air Freight Market Analysis.

Istanbul New Airport Promises to Be 'Smarter'; More User Friendly
Air Transport World - Oct 13, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
The organization behind Istanbul New Airport (INA) has unveiled some of the advances it hopes will make the huge new facility a user-friendly experience for passengers.

Airbus Takes Control of Malaysian MRO
Air Transport World - Oct 13, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
Airbus has taken full control of Malaysian MRO provider Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), making it a fully owned subsidiary.

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