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Senate Committee Approves DHS Secretary Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen
Nov 14, 2017 07:03 PM (ET)
Former FAA Safety Inspector Charged in Bribery Case
Nov 14, 2017 03:30 PM (ET)
S&P Rates Spirit Airlines' Pass-Through Certificates
Nov 14, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Accredited Members for Board of Examiners
Nov 14, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Leadership Training: Leading Your Staff Down the Path of Success
Nov 14, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)



Lewis Airport Pushes for Air Traffic Control Tower; $6M Needed
Chicago Tribune - Nov 14, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
With more than 105,000 flights in 2016, Chris Lawson, manager of Lewis University Airport in Romeoville, said he can't understand why the federal government is "not throwing money" at his facility for an air traffic control tower.

Otters Spotted at Changi Airport Tarmac Guided Out to the Beach
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Nov 14, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
A rare sight on the tarmac of Changi Airport on Tuesday morning (Nov 14) when a family of otters was seen scurrying near a stationary Singapore Airlines plane.

County Addresses Airport Licensing Failures
Eagle Herald (Marinette, Wis.) - Nov 14, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
The Twin County Airport's general utility license is no longer at risk, as safety violations have recently been rectified.

Here's Why Airports Have Carpet
Travel & Leisure - Nov 14, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
If you spend enough time traveling, you may start to wonder about the many aspects of airports.

Shannon CEO Hits Out at Dublin Airport Dominance
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Nov 14, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
The chief executive of the Shannon Group has said that policy in Ireland is leading towards the country having only a single airport, in Dublin.

Airplane Shipments Up, but Billings Down So Far This Year
General Aviation News - Nov 14, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
The latest numbers from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association show that airplane shipments increased by 1.7% through the third quarter of 2017, but billings declined 2.8%.

NBAA Files Final Brief over SMO Closing
General Aviation News - Nov 14, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has filed its final brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the legality of the settlement agreement reached earlier this year between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, California, over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO.)

Pittsburgh International Begins Collecting Feedback on $1.1B Airport Project
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Nov 14, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
Lawrence and Daphne Kichta said they were skeptical about the Allegheny County Airport Authority's plan to rebuild its landside terminal for $1.1 billion.

Become An Airport Owner
Traverse Ticker (Traverse City, Mich.) - Nov 14, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
Tempted to own your own airport? Here’s your chance. Two small, privately owned northern Michigan airports have hit the market.

New Security Equipment Puts SLO Airport on the Map
KSBY (Central Coast, Calif.) - Nov 14, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
New security features at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport were demonstrated Monday morning, including a walkthrough body scanner, explosive trace detection machine, and a bottle liquid scanner.

Wall Street Takes Note of KCI's Landslide Victory
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Nov 14, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Moody’s Investors Service, one of the major international bond rating agencies, cheered last week’s decision by an easy majority of Kansas City voters to approve a $1 billion single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.

Lyft to Officially Serve Elmira-Corning Regional Airport
WETM (Elmira, N.Y.) - Nov 14, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
The ride-sharing service Lyft is on its way to the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. Fourteen "aye's" and one "no" is what it took to approve the resolution during Monday night's Chemung County Legislature meeting.

Autistic Children Practice Airport Hassle
YourAlaskaLink.com (Alaska) - Nov 14, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Airports are often over-stimulating for the average person. Loud noises, flashing lights, and security screenings are enough to cause anyone anxiety – but for children with autism, it can cause a full meltdown.

Airport Management Group Marks Successes
Bennington (Vt.) Banner - Nov 14, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
Amid cold and blustery weather, the Bennington Airport Development Corp. held a "thank you" ceremony Friday at Bennington Subaru.

Five New Shops Open at Tampa International Airport
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Nov 14, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Tampa International Airport on Monday marked the opening of five new shops at three airsides, bringing the number of its new concessions up to 46 — half of them local stores — on the way to a total of 69.

St. Cloud Airport Gears Up for Florida Flights
WJON (St. Cloud, Minn.) - Nov 14, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
Flights to Southwest Florida will get going later this week at the St. Cloud Regional Airport.

Fancy Some Winter Sun? Airline Launches Huge Sale on East Midlands Airport Flights
Leicester Mercury (U.K.) - Nov 14, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
An airline has today launched a sale of 300,000 winter sun flights and packages from East Midlands Airport.

Clark: 787 Order Fits into Emirates' Fleet Plans, Stance on Open Skies
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Emirates’ order for 40 Boeing 787-10s should not surprise anyone, because it fits naturally into the airline’s fleet plans, president Tim Clark said at the Dubai Air Show. The Dubai-based carrier kicked off the air show by announcing a commitment to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10s valued at $15.1 billion at list prices. Emirates said deliveries will start in 2022.

Emirates Demands A380 Production Guarantees Before Ordering More
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline is demanding guarantees from Airbus that A380 production will continue in the long term before committing to another major order for the aircraft.

Azerbaijan Airlines Signs for Five 787s, Two Boeing Freighters
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
Azerbaijan Airlines signed an agreement with Boeing placing a firm order for five 787-8s and committing to order two very large freighters, either the 747-8F or the 777F.

Flydubai Studies Large Aircraft Order, Strengthens Emirates Codeshare
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
Flydubai is in talks with aircraft manufacturers about another large order, but the commitment may not be announced at this year’s Dubai Air Show.

Emirates to Debut New First Class on Boeing 777s
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:42 AM (ET)
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is launching a new first class product for yet-to-be-delivered Boeing 777-300ERs and its future 777X fleet.

Russia, UAE to Design a New 250-Seat Narrowbody Aircraft
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:42 AM (ET)
Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have started preliminary talks on the joint production of civil aircraft, which could be located in the UAE, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov announced at the Dubai Air Show. “We will create a working group to discuss it further,” Chemezov added.

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Select Pratt & Whitney GTF to Power A321neos
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:41 AM (ET)
Two Vietnamese airlines selected Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines to power a combined 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft in deals valued at a total of more than $2 billion at list prices.

ALAFCO Firms Boeing MAX Order
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:40 AM (ET)
Kuwait-based lessor ALAFCO has firmed an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft originally placed at the Paris Air Show earlier this year.

Gogo in Talks with Middle East Airlines for 2Ku Satellite Install
Air Transport World - Nov 14, 2017 08:40 AM (ET)
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is in talks with several Middle Eastern airlines—including Dubai-based Emirates, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Qatar Airways—to provide its 2Ku satellite internet system, the company said at the Dubai Air Show.

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