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FAA, China Sign Bilateral Aviation Agreement
Oct 30, 2017 12:44 PM (ET)
U.S. Airlines Post 3rd Quarter Profits
Oct 30, 2017 12:43 PM (ET)
Boise Airport Revenue Bond Rating Affirmed
Oct 30, 2017 12:42 PM (ET)
Thank You to Hurricane Relief Fund Donors
Oct 30, 2017 12:41 PM (ET)
Digicast: Chicago O'Hare Incident Review
Oct 30, 2017 12:40 PM (ET)

This is the Chaos Caused by Flying a Drone Near an Airport
PetaPixel - Oct 30, 2017 08:11 PM (ET)
On July 2nd, 2017, Gatwick Airport in the UK was forced to suspend its runways for a total of 14 minutes because a drone was flown in restricted airspace. This 2-minute visualization released by NATS shows the chaos that ensued.

Travel Groups Urge Congress to Remove Cap on Airport Fees
The Hill (Washington) - Oct 30, 2017 08:08 PM (ET)
Travel groups are calling on Congress to remove the federal cap on the amount of money that airports can charge passengers to help pay for facility improvements.

Plans to Upgrade Cape Town Airport Security After Alleged Gang Boss Shot
Times Live (South Africa) - Oct 30, 2017 08:07 PM (ET)
Airports Company South Africa hope to fast-track security projects at Cape Town International Airport following a shootout nearly two weeks ago.

Airport Expansion Runs into Trouble
The Observer (Uganda) - Oct 30, 2017 07:48 PM (ET)
Entebbe International Airport expansion could take longer than planned after the contractor, China Communications and Construction Company (CCCC) said it has run into trouble with a land owner and locals.

Warren County Airport Manager Leaving, Leaders Debate Replacement
Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.) - Oct 30, 2017 07:47 PM (ET)
Warren County airport’s manager announced Monday that he is leaving, effective this week, and the county is scrambling to figure out how, or whether, to fill his post.

Dems Demand Answers from Trump's Safety Board Nominee
The Hill (Washington) - Oct 30, 2017 07:46 PM (ET)
Senate Democrats are demanding that President Trump’s nominee to serve on a federal safety board clarify his position regarding flight safety rules.

Airport System Hopes to Reignite International Interest in Houston
Houston Chronicle - Oct 30, 2017 07:45 PM (ET)
Senate Democrats are demanding that President Trump’s nominee to serve on a federal safety board clarify his position regarding flight safety rules.

'Unsafe' Crowds and Long Queues at Auckland Airport 'Disastrous'
New Zealand Herald - Oct 30, 2017 07:22 PM (ET)
Kiwi travellers are describing two-hour long queues through Customs and chaotic crowds at Auckland Airport as the worst they've ever seen.

Possible Fire Forces Plane to Land at Logan Airport
Boston Globe - Oct 30, 2017 07:21 PM (ET)
A United Airlines flight from Munich, Germany, made an emergency landing in Boston on Sunday afternoon due to a possible fire on board the plane, according to the FAA.

Heathrow Airport Launches Probe After USB Stick with Security Files Found
CNN - Oct 30, 2017 05:54 PM (ET)
Heathrow Airport officials have launched an internal investigation into how a USB memory stick containing the airport's security information was allegedly found on a London street by a member of the public, a spokesperson for the airport told CNN on Sunday.

Montgomery Airport to Provide Service to Washington, D.C.
Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser - Oct 30, 2017 05:53 PM (ET)
Montgomery, book your flight to the nation's Capitol.

Photos: See How Much SLO County Airport Has Changed
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Oct 30, 2017 05:52 PM (ET)
The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will celebrate a milestone on Nov. 1: The opening of a new 56,000-square-foot terminal.

SkyWest Ready to Take Off from North Central West Virginia Airport
Exponent Telegram (W.Va.) - Oct 30, 2017 12:48 PM (ET)
SkyWest Airlines, the new essential air service provider at North Central West Virginia Airport, will have its inaugural flight Wednesday afternoon, according to airport Director Rick Rock.

Airport Operator to Build Soekarno-Hatta II
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Oct 30, 2017 12:47 PM (ET)
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has said it plans to construct Soekarno-Hatta International Airport II in Tangerang, Banten, to accommodate the increasing number of passengers and planes, kompas.com reported over the weekend.

20-Year Plan Eyes Airport Changes
Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.) - Oct 30, 2017 12:47 PM (ET)
Elizabeth City Regional Airport's primary runway would move south, its secondary runway would get longer, and the airport itself would add up to 10,000 square feet of hangar space under a nearly completed airport master plan.

Police Investigate 'Sabotage' at Swedish Airport
The Local (Sweden) - Oct 30, 2017 12:46 PM (ET)
Police are investigating a suspected attempt to sabotage an aircraft at an airport in Gällivare in the north of the country.

Airberlin Operates Final Flight, Ceases Operations
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:35 PM (ET)
Bankrupt German carrier airberlin operated its last flight Oct. 27 from Munich to Berlin Tegel. The final Airbus A320 flight carried 178 passengers.

Embraer Warns of Production Dip in 2018 'Transition Year'
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:34 PM (ET)
Embraer is viewing 2018 as a “transition year” in which commercial aircraft deliveries and production will dip as the E190-E2 achieves entry-into-service (EIS) and the Brazilian manufacturer contends with the “learning curve” of a new aircraft rolling off the assembly line.

IAG Reports Strong 3Q on High Operating Profit
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) has reported what it described as a strong third quarter, despite disruptions caused by weather and terrorism during the period.

AAPA: IATA Challenges Privatized Airport Model
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
Airport privatization has been a failure that mostly leads to higher fares for airlines but no service benefits, a study soon to be released by IATA finds.

Spirit 3Q Profit Falls 26% on Storms, Pilot Slowdowns
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:32 PM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale-based ultra LCC Spirit Airlines posted a $60.2 million net profit for the 2017 third quarter, a 26% decline from $81.4 million in 3Q 2016. The airline said the results were attributable to the financial and operational impact from the August-September hurricanes, combined with “revenue overhang” from Spirit pilot work slowdown actions earlier in the year.

South African Airways to Receive Financial Support
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
The South African government has confirmed that national carrier South African Airways (SAA) will receive recapitalization totaling ZAR10 billion ($700 million) in the 2017-18 financial year.

Luxair Eyes Future Fleet in 2018
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
Luxembourg’s national carrier Luxair will launch a fleet development study in 2018 as it considers its future shape.

Russian Passenger Traffic Up 19.7% in January-September
Air Transport World - Oct 30, 2017 12:30 PM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 81 million passengers in the first nine months of 2017, up 19.7% year-over-year (YOY).

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