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Philadelphia Opens New Terminal B
Oct 18, 2017 04:28 PM (ET)
FAA Issues Airplane Noise Standards Fact Sheet
Oct 18, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Medics Test Using Bikes to Reach Ill, Injured Persons
Oct 18, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
Norfolk International Airport Reports September Traffic
Oct 18, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
AAAE's Digicast Offers On-Demand Training
Oct 18, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)

Airlines, Airports at Odds Over Fee Hike Before Congress
USA Today - Oct 18, 2017 04:24 PM (ET)
Airlines are warning that passengers could be charged $2.2 billion more each year to pay for airport construction, under a proposed fee hike Congress is considering.

Miracle on Hudson Pilot: Don't Privatize Air Traffic Control
USA Today - Oct 18, 2017 03:58 PM (ET)
While nothing can fully prepare one for an emergency, such as when my crew and I landed Flight 1549 in the Hudson River just over eight years ago, it was a lifetime of experience that we each drew upon to enable us to face that sudden ultimate challenge. I learned to fly just over 50 years ago. The Wright Brothers first flew 114 years ago this December, so I’ve been flying for nearly half of the entire history of aviation. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t.

Two Injured in Shooting at South Africa's Cape Town Airport
Reuters - Oct 18, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa's Cape Town International Airport, police said on Wednesday.

Apple Maps Gains Airport Maps for O'Hare and Several Others
Ars Technica - Oct 18, 2017 02:01 PM (ET)
As part of iOS 11, Apple announced plans to add airport and mall interiors to its Maps app. A few early examples of that rolled out earlier this year, but now the airport lineup has greatly expanded. New airports are already available in the app.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Runway Goes Virtual
WPLG (Miami) - Oct 18, 2017 01:59 PM (ET)
A runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is going virtual to improve safety and direct aircrafts to and from their gates.

World's Best Airport Swimming Pools
CNN - Oct 18, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Forget on-site cinemas and private bars, it seems spectacular swimming pools have become the hottest airport amenity.

Construction on New Reagan National Airport Security Area to Start This Month
WTOP (Washington) - Oct 18, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Major construction on a large new security area at Reagan National Airport is set to pick up soon, as plans move forward for the new commuter concourse that will replace the dreaded Gate 35X.

Albany Airport Aviation Commission Discusses 5-Year Capital Plan
WALB (Albany, Ga.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Albany city leaders are working on plans to make Southwest Georgia Regional Airport more visually-appealing and safer for pilots and travelers.

Airport May Be Closer to Takeoff
Oak Ridger (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
An ordinance approved on second reading and final reading by Oak Ridge City Council will make establishing a general aviation airport at the former K-25 site easier.

SLC Council Approves New Airport Director to Oversee $3B Rebuild
Salt Lake Tribune - Oct 18, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
The Salt Lake City Council has given Bill Wyatt its unanimous approval to pilot the next leg of a $3 billion airport rebuild.

Frontier Airlines Announces New Flights From Pensacola International Airport
WKRG (Mobile, Ala.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Frontier Airlines is announcing new nonstop service from Pensacola International Airport. The new flights will be to Denver International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Airport Challenges Outlined at Tuesday's Airport Board
Moline (Ill.) Dispatch - Oct 18, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Declines in usage at Quad City International Airport are being attributed to losses from the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area and competition from Chicago.

Airport Authority Eyeing High School Aviation Class
Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
A growing flight school program based at the Johnstown airport is preparing to expand into area high schools.

Los Alamos County Hires Cameron 'Cam' Humphres To Manage Airport
Los Alamos (N.M.) Daily Post - Oct 18, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Los Alamos County has hired a new manager for the airport. Los Alamos native Cameron “Cam” Humphres will begin his new job Nov. 6 with the County.

Chattanooga Airport Likely to Set Record High in Passenger Boardings
Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press - Oct 18, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
With a new annual high expected this year for passenger boardings, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials are looking at the possibility of bringing back an observation deck for non-fliers.

Horry County Approves Resolution to Put Airport Incentive Plan into Place
WPDE (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Horry County officials and Myrtle Beach leaders have approved an incentive plan aimed at bringing new flights to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

New Airport Director Wants To Examine Move To Brookley
WKRG (Mobile, Ala.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
The new Executive Director of the Mobile Airport Authority is now two weeks into the job, and he is ready to hit the ground running.

New TSA Rules on Carry-On Luggage Coming to BWI Marshall Airport
Baltimore Sun - Oct 18, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
Passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport soon will be required to remove any electronic device larger than a cellphone from carry-on luggage before putting it through the X-ray machine during security screenings.

Dixon City Council Clears Runway Lighting Project for Takeoff
SaukValley.com (Sterling, Ill.) - Oct 18, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
The airport’s runway lighting project has been cleared for takeoff after about 2 years of delays.

Body Scanner Put to Work at Lewiston Airport
Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune - Oct 18, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
A yellow box appeared on a screen as a woman walked through a new body scanner at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.

Hawaii's Island Air Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Air Transport World - Oct 18, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Hawaiian inter-island regional carrier Island Air filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 16, in what the carrier called “an effort to continue normal operations while navigating through legal challenges recently presented by the lessors of its aircraft.”

Third US Travel Ban Largely Blocked by Federal Judge
Air Transport World - Oct 18, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
A federal judge in Hawaii on Oct. 17 reportedly blocked a large portion of the Trump administration’s third attempt at a foreign travel ban to the US, a day before the ban was set to take effect.

EasyJet Confirms Alitalia Bid
Air Transport World - Oct 18, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet has confirmed it has submitted an expression of interest in Italian flag carrier Alitalia, as parallel talks to acquire part of airberlin continue.

Bellew to Return to Ryanair as COO
Air Transport World - Oct 18, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Malaysia Airlines Berhad CEO and group managing director Peter Bellew will leave his post in December to rejoin Ryanair as COO.

Wizz Air Sets Up UK Company
Air Transport World - Oct 18, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has established a UK company and is reviewing the process to acquire a local air operator’s certificate (AOC), as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) (Brexit).

Oneworld: Airberlin Will Leave Alliance Oct. 28
Air Transport World - Oct 18, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Oneworld has confirmed that airberlin will no longer be part of the alliance from Oct. 28, when the bankrupt German carrier ceases operations. According to oneworld, airberlin affiliate NIKI—which joined oneworld alongside airberlin in March 2012—will no longer fly as part of oneworld at the same time.

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