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Former TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger Joins AAAE as Senior Advisor
Oct 23, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
Airlines to Relocate at LaGuardia Due to Construction
Oct 23, 2017 12:56 PM (ET)
Kurt Rodman, A.A.E., Earns Accreditation
Oct 23, 2017 12:55 PM (ET)
JetBlue to Adopt New Online Ticketing Strategy
Oct 23, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
AAAE Congratulates Long-Time Partner Daon
Oct 23, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers ARFF Training
Oct 23, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)

Hartsfield-Jackson Chooses Firm to Develop Recycling Facility
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Oct 23, 2017 02:34 PM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has selected a firm to develop a recycling and composting facility on airport grounds, moving forward on a project that has taken years to advance.

Penn Valley Airport Upgrades Runway for Larger Aircraft
Daily Item (Sunbury, Pa.) - Oct 23, 2017 02:33 PM (ET)
A $2 million ramp upgrade at Penn Valley Airport near Selinsgrove will make it more accessible to large aircraft, said general manager Jim Taylor.

Airport Could Get 5-Acre Solar Array
Mad River Union (Arcata, Calif.) - Oct 23, 2017 02:09 PM (ET)
Humboldt County is making a move toward renewable energy use by pursuing a plan to install a solar power array at its main airport.

New Flight Paths Lead to Airplane Noise Complaints Across US
AP - Oct 23, 2017 01:47 PM (ET)
Airliners began flying over Twila Lake’s bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes from the Phoenix airport and roaring over her neighborhood. It was a sudden change after rarely hearing jets in her previous 13 years in the downtown neighborhood.

Malaysia Airlines Picks New CEO After String of Departures
CNN - Oct 23, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
Malaysia Airlines is turning to a company insider to tackle one of the toughest jobs in the aviation industry.

New Airport Guided Yoga Studios Help Travelers Stay Fit On The Road
Forbes - Oct 23, 2017 01:45 PM (ET)
Whether it’s routine business travel or an exciting vacation, the time spent in airports is often the low point of any trip, and flight delays or long layovers only add to the stress of what already feels like lost time.

Fayetteville Municipal Airport Taking Off
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Oct 23, 2017 01:41 PM (ET)
Municipal airport officials want to remain fiscally responsible with an eye toward growth.

Belfast City Airport Baggage Handler Strike Suspended
BBC News (U.K.) - Oct 23, 2017 01:40 PM (ET)
A proposed strike by baggage handlers at Belfast City Airport has been suspended, their employer Swissport International has said.

False Post About Guns Being Sold At Airport Goes Viral
KDLT (Sioux Falls, S.D.) - Oct 23, 2017 01:33 PM (ET)
It is officially opening weekend for pheasant hunting season. To welcome hunters, the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau and several local businesses rolled out the red carpet at the airport, setting up several hunting related booths. But one travelers tweet about this event caused some controversy.

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Allows Online Ride-Hailing Services to Operate
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Oct 23, 2017 01:32 PM (ET)
Starting on Monday, state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has allowed online ride-hailing services to pick up passengers from all terminals of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.

Airport Group Wants New Government to Help in the Regions
New Zealand Herald - Oct 23, 2017 01:31 PM (ET)
A group representing airports wants payback from the new Government after getting behind candidates who supported regional airports during the election campaign.

Dublin Airport Study Warns About Delays
Independent (Ireland) - Oct 23, 2017 01:30 PM (ET)
A Report into the capacity of Dublin Airport has issued two "advisory flags" about Terminal 2 and warned about increasing delays at peak times.

Great Lakes Airlines Founder Says Pilots, Regulatory Relief Needed
Wyoming Tribune Eagle - Oct 23, 2017 01:12 PM (ET)
Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines has encountered severe turbulence in the last few years.

Melbourne Airport to Host 100 Million Passengers a Year and Rail Link Crucial for Development
Herald Sun (Australia) - Oct 23, 2017 01:11 PM (ET)
Melbourne Airport could eventually process 100 million passengers a year as the city experiences huge population growth and increasing demand for travel.

PIA Plane Hit by Fuel Vehicle at Toronto Airport
The Nation (Pakistan) - Oct 23, 2017 12:08 PM (ET)
A fuel supply van hit the PIA plane at Toronto airport causing severe damage to the plane engine and extra ordinary delay in departure, a spokesman for national flag carrier said here on Saturday.

Bristol Airport Has Some of the Cheapest 'Drop-Off' and 'Pick-Up' Zones in the Country
Bristol Post (U.K.) - Oct 23, 2017 11:54 AM (ET)
Bristol Airport has some of the cheapest ‘drop-off’ and ‘pick-up’ zones in the country, new research has found.

Is America's Airline Industry Headed for a Major Pilot Shortage?
Fox Business - Oct 23, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
The aviation industry may have a major crisis on its hands, as the number of pilots needed to fly commercial airliners is dwindling.

The Story of Kansas City International Airport: An Inside Look
Airline Geeks - Oct 23, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
Built in 1972, Kansas City International Airport was designed to be one of the easiest airports to fly in or out of, for both pilot and passenger. Formerly known as Kansas City Mid-Continent International Airport, the facility, located in Kansas City, Missouri, was once a fan favorite. For pilots, the airport’s website boasts its “uncongested air and ground space, short taxi time, and low weather-related closure/cancellation rate.”

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at McGhee Tyson Airport
WATE (Knoxville, Tenn.) - Oct 23, 2017 11:42 AM (ET)
No injuries were reported after a plane made an emergency landing Sunday morning at McGhee Tyson Airport.

TSA on Pace to Seize Record Number of Guns at Airport Checkpoints
Washington Examiner - Oct 23, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration expects to seize a record-high number of firearms this year, and is attributing the spike to an overall increase in air travel passengers.

Australia to Tighten Airport Security Further After Foiled Attack
Reuters - Oct 23, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said.

Wizz Air Applies for UK AOC on Brexit Preparations
Air Transport World - Oct 23, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has applied for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) to preserve its traffic rights as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) (Brexit).

EASA and FAA Streamline Certification Processes
Air Transport World - Oct 23, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
European air transport regulator EASA and its US counterpart the FAA have updated their aviation safety agreement, paving the way for simpler certifications.

UAE to Introduce New Airspace Structure
Air Transport World - Oct 23, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
The United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), will implement the world’s first airspace structure to be completely based on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) with a navigation specification of RNAV-1 (GNSS).

More Russian Carriers Take Over VIM Airlines' Far East Routes
Air Transport World - Oct 23, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Russia’s Ikar Airline, which operates under Pegas Fly brand, will take over VIM Airlines’ service to Anadyr in Russia’s Far East as VIM ceases scheduled services following financial turbulence, the Chukotka region government said in a statement Oct. 20.

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