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Akron-Canton Expansion Wins Award
Oct 20, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Domestic Airfare Sales Decline in September
Oct 20, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Delta Adds Automatic Check-In to App
Oct 20, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Boston to Gain Nonstop Brazil Service
Oct 20, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Oct 20, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)

Brazil Reconsiders Decision to Auction Sao Paulo Airport
Reuters - Oct 20, 2017 04:13 PM (ET)
Brazil's government is reconsidering its decision to auction off Sao Paulo'sCongonhas airport next year amid concerns over the financial stability of state-owned airport operator Infraero, the Transport Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Paris Airport Operator Faces Trial over Terminal Roof Collapse at CDG
The Local (France) - Oct 20, 2017 03:07 PM (ET)
The operator of Charles de Gaulle airport will be tried for manslaughter over the 2004 collapse of a terminal in which four people were killed, legal sources said Friday.

Airport Director Named Aviation Council President
Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) - Oct 20, 2017 02:29 PM (ET)
Carl Beardsley, director of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, was named president of the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania.

Airport Traffic Stays on Pace for Record Year
Bluffton (S.C.) Today - Oct 20, 2017 02:28 PM (ET)
Despite the effects of Hurricane Irma, a record number of passengers have traveled through Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this year, putting the airport on track for another record year.

LaGuardia Airport Is Getting a Makeover—Here's What to Expect
Condé Nast Traveler - Oct 20, 2017 01:31 PM (ET)
The airport many people love to hate is getting a facelift.

Judge Reverses Order to Stop SMO Runway Shortening
General Aviation News - Oct 20, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Pilots who fly into Southern California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) will soon need to prepare for runway closures and construction, as a District Court judge denied a preliminary injunction and dissolved a temporary restraining order (TRO) to halt the city’s planned runway shortening project.

New TSA Chief Wants to Eliminate Security Lines
Business Traveller (U.K.) - Oct 20, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
The “airport security area of the future” would not include lines of people queuing up to go through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints, according to the agency’s recently appointed leader.

Flight Returns to Rapid City Airport After Landing Gear Issues
Rapid City (S.D.) Journal - Oct 20, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
A Delta Airlines flight from Rapid City to Minneapolis was forced to turn around Thursday morning after it encountered issues with its landing gear.

Will Stockton Airport Add San Francisco To Its Name?
CBS Sacramento (Calif.) - Oct 20, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
The Stockton Metropolitan Airport is one step closer to making a huge change that would impact hundreds of thousands of passengers and flights coming in and out of the region.

Stillwater Regional Airport Authority Launches Funding Committee
O'Colly (Stillwater, Okla.) - Oct 20, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Stillwater Regional Airport Authority has started a committee to develop funds for its long-range capital projects with no action needed.

New Airport Rules Mean X-Rays for Electronics
Brownsville (Texas) Herald - Oct 20, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
New security measures will greet airline passengers at two Rio Grande Valley airports beginning today.

Aircraft Disaster Exercise to Take Place at Honolulu Airport
KHON (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Oct 20, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke and flames coming from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Friday, Oct. 20.

This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too
Defense One - Oct 20, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
Detecting roadside bombs and other IEDs has been a major — and deadly — challenge for the U.S. military since it invaded Iraq and Afghanistan at the start of the century. And for the majority of that time, Raytheon has been working to develop a sensor that could identify those explosive materials shielded in a car, packed into a case, or hidden on a person.

Will Hancock Improvements Hurt North Country Airports?
WWNY (Watertown, N.Y.) - Oct 20, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Hancock International Airport in Syracuse will be getting a makeover, making it more modern and spacious for travelers.

Eagle Blamed for Emergency Plane Landing at Melbourne Airport
Herald Sun (Australia) - Oct 20, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
A Virgin flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Melbourne Airport this morning after the plane struck a bird not long after takeoff.

How Amazon Filled Up Seattle's Airport and What It Means for HQ2
CNN - Oct 20, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
In the race to win Amazon's second headquarters, Seattle's airport tells a story of what some smaller U.S. cities may have to gain from the company's arrival and the up to 50,000 new jobs it's promising.

Study: Changi Airport, SIA Facing More Flight Delays
Straits Times (Singapore) - Oct 20, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines (SIA) experienced more flight delays this year than last year, though the airport did much better than many other major hubs, including those in Hong Kong and South Korea.

Airbus A330neo Launches First Flight over France
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
The first Airbus A330neo test aircraft—powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines—took off on its maiden flight from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Oct. 19 and flew over southwestern France. The aircraft, MSN1795, is an A330-900 and the first of three certification flight-test aircraft to fly.

Saudi Arabia Re-Establishes Iraq Air Links
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Saudi hybrid carrier flynas operated the first direct flight between Riyadh and the Iraqi capital Baghdad Oct. 17, ending a 27-year gap in services between the two countries.

Thomas Cook Group to Launch Balearics Airline
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
UK-based tour operator Thomas Cook Group will launch a new airline in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca next year, the company said Oct. 18.

Ryanair's Scheduling Mess Has Consequences for Its Cost Base
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Thousands of canceled flights and disgruntled customers; reprimands from regulators and slower growth this winter. After what CEO Michael O’Leary described as a mess of Ryanair’s own making over the allocation of pilots’ leave, it’s fair to say the Irish LCC has had a difficult few weeks.

Air France-KLM to Boost Capacity for Winter Season
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM plans a substantial boost in capacity over the upcoming winter season.

EASA Advises Against Use of Kobe Steel-Made Aircraft Parts
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
EASA has advised aircraft manufacturers that use products or parts provided by Japanese company Kobe Steel to use alternative suppliers if possible.

European Regionals Elect New Representatives
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
ASL Airlines Ireland’s director of corporate affairs, Andrew Kelly, has been named president of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), the organization announced at its AGM in Athens Oct. 19.

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Autonomous Technology Developer Near Earth
Air Transport World - Oct 20, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
Boeing’s HorizonX innovation unit is partnering and investing in Pittsburgh-based autonomous aircraft technology developer Near Earth Autonomy to pursue future products and applications for urban mobility (i.e., air taxis, flying cars), the two companies said Oct. 19.

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