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Trump Administration Announces UAS Pilot Program
Oct 25, 2017 01:58 PM (ET)
Kennedy Air Terminal, T.F. Green Bond Ratings Affirmed
Oct 25, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Overseas Visitors Increase Spending in U.S.
Oct 25, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Congratulations to Our Newly Accredited Airport Executive
Oct 25, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Accredited Members for Board of Examiners
Oct 25, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
How to Accurately Document Training at Your Airport
Oct 25, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)

New Airport Security Rules Could Mean 'Short Interviews' With Passengers
Huffington Post - Oct 25, 2017 06:11 PM (ET)
New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S.-bound flights to comply with government requirements designed to avoid an in-cabin ban on laptops, airlines said.

Gatwick Still 'Credible Option' for Airport Expansion as Consultation on Heathrow Plan Reopens
Evening Standard (U.K.) - Oct 25, 2017 05:50 PM (ET)
Plans for a third runway at Heathrow could be stalled as new research revealed Gatwick could still be a viable option for airport expansion.

Fire Suppression System Mishap Fills Albany Airport Hangar with Mountains of Foam
NYup.com (Upstate N.Y.) - Oct 25, 2017 05:41 PM (ET)
A fire suppression system at the Albany International Airport malfunctioned on Tuesday afternoon and blanketed an entire hangar in white foam.

Runway Light Outage Causes Delays at Blue Grass Airport
WKYT (Lexington, Ky.) - Oct 25, 2017 05:38 PM (ET)
A number of flights are delayed this morning at Blue Grass Airport because of an issue with the lights on one of the runways.

Dayton Airport Will Look Very Different After Overhaul
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Oct 25, 2017 05:37 PM (ET)
The Dayton International Airport’s terminal is getting a fresh new look as part of one of the largest improvement projects at the facility in decades.

Bradley International Airport Tightens Security Screening
MassLive.com (Mass.) - Oct 25, 2017 05:15 PM (ET)
Travelers departing Bradley International Airport now have to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from carry-on bags and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday.

Survey: Airport Security Remains One of Biggest 'Pain Points' of Travel
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Oct 25, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Passengers say airport security and border control are two of the biggest paint points of the travel experience, according to a new survey by the International Air Transport Association, an airline industry group.

Smithville Hires Fixed Based Operator for Crawford Municipal Airport
Austin (Texas) American-Statesman - Oct 25, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
The Smithville City Council recently hired SouthWest Texas Aviation, a husband and wife team, as the fixed base operators at Smithville Crawford Municipal Airport.

What States Top the Charts for General Aviation?
General Aviation News - Oct 25, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
A new post on The Robb Report notes that more Californians, Floridians, and Texans own private aircraft than residents in the other 47 states. The three are also the most active states for general aviation.

Original KCI Designer: 'It Is Time to Build a New Airport'
KSHB (Kansas City, Mo.) - Oct 25, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
Two weeks before voters will decide on if a new $1 billion terminal should be built at Kansas City International Airport, an original designer said the current facility has outlived its convenience.

US Airways Aims To Trim Baggage Suit After 9th Circ. Ruling
Law360 - Oct 25, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
US Airways asked a California federal judge Tuesday to trim an implied contract claim from a breach of contract suit over delays in transporting passengers’ luggage, arguing that a Ninth Circuit decision reviving the putative class action would only support express contract claims.

Delta Hit With $1.3M Verdict For HIV-Motivated Firing
Law360 - Oct 25, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
A Nevada federal jury has awarded a former Delta Air Lines Inc. employee with HIV nearly $1.3 million after finding that the airline failed to accommodate his medical condition and wrongfully fired him over it, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Christchurch Airport's Grand Expansion Plans to Handle 12 Million Passengers a Year
Stuff (New Zealand) - Oct 25, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Runway and terminal extensions are part of a master plan allowing Christchurch Airport to handle almost 12 million passengers annually.

Cork Airport Old Terminal to Be Torn Down
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Oct 25, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
The developments were revealed by the airport’s managing director, Neil McCarthy, at a meeting between his management team and Cork County Council.

Airport Employee Honored for His Heroism after Lt. Neville Attack
ABC 12 (Flint, Mich.) - Oct 25, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
The man credited for coming to the aid of a Bishop airport officer who was stabbed while on duty is awarded for his bravery.

SFO Objection Grounds Stockton Airport Name Change, For Now
SF Gate (San Francisco) - Oct 25, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
The Stockton airport is going to keep calling itself the Stockton airport, for a little while longer.

Hollywood Burbank Airport Opts to Not Reduce Firefighter Staffing
Los Angeles Times - Oct 25, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Hollywood Burbank Airport officials recently decided to not reduce its aircraft rescue-and-firefighting services after finalizing a labor agreement with its in-house fire department.

Airport CEO Updates Progress On Plans For New Terminal At Pittsburgh International
CBS Pittsburgh - Oct 25, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Speaking to a crowded room of local engineers at an event sponsored jointly by the Engineers Society of Western Pa. and the Airport Corridor Transportation Association, Christina Cassotis, the Airport Authority’s CEO, insisted western Pennsylvanians would help build the new $1.1 billion airport terminal.

Fort Smith Airport Commission to Talk Cafe, Budget
Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) - Oct 25, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
The Fort Smith Regional Airport’s 2018 budget, 2017 audit and the airport’s cafe are among the top issues today for the Fort Smith Airport Commission.

JetBlue to Cut Puerto Rico Capacity 33% as Hurricanes Hit Earnings
Air Transport World - Oct 25, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
JetBlue Airways, the airline with the largest presence in Puerto Rico, expects the island’s recovery from Hurricane Maria to last through the end of 2018 and will adjust its operations until then, trimming capacity to/from the US territory by about 33%.

IATA: China to Overtake US as World's Largest Aviation Market by 2022
Air Transport World - Oct 25, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
IATA revised its annual 20-year air passenger forecast upward by over a half-billion passengers Oct. 24, and indicated China will overtake the US as the world’s largest aviation market “around 2022,” several years faster than previously predicted.

IATA: Passengers Expect Increased Personal Control over Travel Journey
Air Transport World - Oct 25, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Passengers are looking to take control of their air travel experience, with increased automation of airport processes, biometric identification, real-time data on personal devices, unobtrusive security and consistent border control procedures at the top of their list of expectations, according to IATA’s latest annual Global Passenger Survey (GPS), released Oct. 24.

Air China to Open Shenzhen-Los Angeles Route in December
Air Transport World - Oct 25, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Air China will open Shenzhen-Los Angeles direct services Dec. 7 to replace the current Shenzhen-Beijing-Los Angeles route, which opened Feb. 1 in response to the increase in Chinese outbound traffic.

Russia's Pobeda Takes First 737-800 with Split Scimitar Winglet
Air Transport World - Oct 25, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines has taken delivery of the first of eight Boeing 737-800s leased by Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation.

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