Nov 02, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
There's One Thing Both Sides in the Debate Over Privatizing Air Traffic Control Can Agree On
Government Executive - Nov 02, 2017 05:28 PM (ET)
As the House prepares to take up a major overhaul of the air traffic control system, representatives of the aviation industry, labor and government on Wednesday butted heads on the long-debated issue of whether to spin off the system into a private nonprofit. They agreed only that Congress’s failure to provide dependable funding for the Federal Aviation Administration has forced new alliances based on the belief that the status quo is not acceptable.
Fire Crews Clean Up Hazardous Materials from Plane at San Diego Airport
10 News (San Diego) - Nov 02, 2017 03:21 PM (ET)
A Spirit Airlines flight from San Diego's airport was aborted Thursday when the plane had a hydraulic fluid leak on the runway at Lindbergh Field.
Hurricane Irma Rains on What Would Have Been Tampa International Airport's Record Year
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Nov 02, 2017 03:20 PM (ET)
Hurricane Irma kept Tampa International Airport from breaking a 10-year-old record for total passengers, but the count for the 12 months ending in September was still up 1.6 percent.
Conceptual Plans for New Missoula Airport Terminal Unveiled
Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.) - Nov 02, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
It looks like Missoula will have a shiny new airport passenger terminal within the next five years.
Privatizing U.S. Air-Traffic Control Won't Fly — Just Ask the Brits
Miami Herald - Nov 02, 2017 02:20 PM (ET)
As Congress takes up a bill to renew funding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the controversial plan from Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pennsylvania, to privatize U.S. air traffic control promises to be a sticking point. One thing that Congress clearly does not need is an additional source of delay in doing its normal business, given the pressing problems of hurricane relief, passage of a budget, and other legislative tasks.
Finnair is Weighing Passengers Before Flights at Helsinki Airport
Independent (U.K.) - Nov 02, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
Weighing passengers at check-in - it sounds like something Ryanair would pioneer, but this week, Finnair has been leading the charge.
Southwest Airlines Adds Three Nonstop Routes as San Antonio Airport Expands Services
mySA.com (San Antonio) - Nov 02, 2017 02:14 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines will add two new daily nonstop routes from San Antonio International Airport to Oakland, California and Fort Lauderdale in July, officials said Thursday.
As Singapore's Changi Airport Soars, Is HK$141 Billion Upgrade Too Little Too Late for Hong Kong?
South China Morning Post - Nov 02, 2017 02:13 PM (ET)
Hong Kong’s third runway and new passenger building will only be ready in seven years. But airports in the region are already pumping billions into upgrades to serve an expected 2.1 billion new travellers by 2036.
London-Bound Flight Makes Dramatic U-Turn Back to Cork Airport After 'Smoke Engulfed Cockpit'
Irish Sun (Ireland) - Nov 02, 2017 02:11 PM (ET)
The captain of a London-bound flight was forced to declare an emergency landing and had to make a dramatic U-turn back to Cork Airport after “smoke engulfed the cockpit”.
TSA Tests Credential Authentication Technology at IND Airport
WISH (Indianapolis) - Nov 02, 2017 01:38 PM (ET)
Flying out of Indianapolis International Airport is about to get safer and quicker. according to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
Airports Security Tightened Up after Manhattan Terror Attack
TR Business (U.K.) - Nov 02, 2017 01:37 PM (ET)
The US Government has ordered security levels raised at all airports, bridges and mass transit systems, following this week’s deliberate mowing down of eight people by a terrorist in a truck on a cycle path close to New York’s West Street in Lower Manhattan.
Airport Launches Initiatives to Protect Wildlife, Deter Bird Strikes
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Nov 02, 2017 01:36 PM (ET)
The Dayton International Airport is participating in a new, “cutting-edge” study that will deter hazardous wildlife around the airport.
First Passengers Arrive at SLO Airport's 'Beautiful' New Terminal
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Nov 02, 2017 01:35 PM (ET)
The crowning achievement in an already exciting year at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport came to fruition Wednesday night with the official opening of its new $39.5-million terminal.
Airport to Buy JH Aviation for $26M
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News and Guide - Nov 02, 2017 01:34 PM (ET)
Jackson Hole Airport has entered a deal to buy the assets of the on-property company that services private aircraft for $26 million, rather than bringing on a competing fixed-based operator.
Smithsonian Unveils Plans to Revitalize National Air and Space Museum
General Aviation News - Nov 02, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
The Smithsonian has unveiled plans to revitalize the National Air and Space Museum and transform its exhibitions.
Oklahoma Boosts Aircraft Registration Fees 50%
General Aviation News - Nov 02, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
A 50% increase in aircraft registration fees, a new aviation-themed license plate, and a new airport inspection program go into effect Nov. 1, 2017, in Oklahoma as part of an effort to provide “fiscal stability” to the Oklahoma Airport System.
Bremerton Aviation Center for Education in the Works
General Aviation News - Nov 02, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 406 in Bremerton, Washington, and the Port of Bremerton have signed an agreement to use the former Bremerton National Airport firehouse as an aviation education center.
Horizon Air Pulling Out of Alaska, Closing Anchorage Base
Seattle Times - Nov 02, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
Alaska Air Group is pulling its regional carrier Horizon Air out of the state of Alaska and closing its base in Anchorage. Alaska Airlines will take over those Horizon routes in March.
Airport Wins State Grant
Gainesville (Texas) Daily Register - Nov 02, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
The Gainesville Municipal Airport will receive a $420,000 grant through the Texas Transportation Commission to fund taxiway improvements at the city-owned facility.
Portland International Airport is Making Picking Up Passengers a Lot Easier
KATU (Portland, Ore.) - Nov 02, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
The Portland International Airport is about to get even better.
British Airways, Cabin Crew Settle Dispute
Air Transport World - Nov 02, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
One of the longest-running industrial disputes in UK aviation history has been resolved, after British Airways (BA) cabin crew voted to accept a pay increase.
Monarch Administrators Seek Slots Clarity
Air Transport World - Nov 02, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
The administrators of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines—which entered into administration Oct. 2—are scheduled in court next week to determine whether the carrier still has allocation powers over its airport slots.
Swedish Regional NextJet Regains Full AOC
Air Transport World - Nov 02, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Swedish regulators have restored the full air operator’s certificate (AOC) for regional NextJet, replacing the temporary certificate that was issued because of financial concerns.
Kenya Airways Suspends Hong Kong, Hanoi Services
Air Transport World - Nov 02, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Kenya Airways ceased flights to Hong Kong, China and Hanoi, Vietnam from Oct. 29, following an evaluation of its Asian network.
SkyWork Airlines Receives Unlimited Operating License after Suspension
Air Transport World - Nov 02, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Switzerland authorities renewed the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for SkyWork Airlines Oct. 31, enabling the carrier to relaunch scheduled winter operations Nov. 1.