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Fitch: U.S. Airport Credit in Stable Territory
Nov 15, 2017 05:04 PM (ET)
FAA Grants Waiver from Small Drone Rules
Nov 15, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
Spirit Announces New Columbus, Richmond Services
Nov 15, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
Learn the Latest on Emerging Airport Technology
Nov 15, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
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Southwest Pilot Arrested for Bringing a Loaded Gun Past Airport Security
Washington Examiner - Nov 15, 2017 01:23 PM (ET)
A Southwest Airlines co-pilot was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon Wednesday after trying to carry a loaded gun, which he did not have a permit for, through security at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, the airport said.

27 Years Later, Airport Security Checkpoints Still Like Swiss Cheese
Forbes - Nov 15, 2017 01:22 PM (ET)
It’s an alarming, dangerous situation that goes on and on and on…and on.

Over 90% Flyers Rate Security Personnel at Airports as 'Excellent/Very Good': Survey
Times of India - Nov 15, 2017 01:21 PM (ET)
A unique 'passenger feedback survey' conducted by Central Industrial Security Force to analyse the security arrangements and behaviour of security personnel at airports suggests that 95.58% percent air-travellers rate CISF as "excellent/very good" in terms of making them feel safe, waiting time at security checks, thoroughness of security checks and courtesy and attitude of personnel towards them.

Airport Backs Its $26M Purchase of FBO
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News and Guide - Nov 15, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Jackson Hole Airport officials are shrugging off charges of cronyism and mismanagement and say their $26 million purchase of Jackson Hole Aviation is a financial boon that will benefit the community.

Airport Technology – What Passengers Want: Greater Personal Control of the Airport Process
CAPA - Nov 15, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Airport technology is one of the fastest developing aspects of the entire aviation industry. Passengers, though, may take another view, and a recent survey shows that they are quite specific about the technological enhancements that they wish to see prioritised.

Clark State, Springfield Open New Drone Research Hangar at Airport
Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun - Nov 15, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
The Springfield Beckley-Municipal Airport now has a new hangar for unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture.

10 Reasons to Get Excited about Israel's Newest Airport
Israel21C.com (Israel) - Nov 15, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Opening in early 2018, Israel’s new 34,000-square-meter Eilat Ramon Airport is located 18 kilometers north of Eilat, Israel’s premiere tourist resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea. Its official name is the Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport.

Pilot Shortage Could Lead to Easing of 1,500-Hour Requirement
Travel Weekly - Nov 15, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
A recently released FAA advisory committee recommendation would ease the rule that requires pilots to amass 1,500 hours of flight time before they can copilot a commercial airliner.

Cooperation in the Air: Winter Haven Airport Welcomes Chinese Aviation Professionals
The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) - Nov 15, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Two parties that were worlds apart — literally and when it came to aviation — came together Tuesday at Winter Haven Regional Airport.

BWI Airport Holiday Changes: Free Parking, Lyft, Uber Restrictions
WTOP (Washington) - Nov 15, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
BWI Marshall Airport is making some changes to ease congestion outside the terminal during the busy holiday season that will be convenient for some and inconvenient for others.

Airport Prepares for Massive Crowds for Thanksgiving Weekend
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - Nov 15, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
With Thanksgiving coming up, Atlanta’s airport prepares for one of the year's busiest travel times.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers Pass First Step To Get A Higher Living Wage
WLRN (Miami) - Nov 15, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Broward County commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward raising the county’s living wage after the union representing airport workers testified at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

$17.6 Million Project to Begin at Fayetteville Airport
Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer - Nov 15, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
The first phase of a planned $17.6 million terminal improvement project at Fayetteville Regional Airport will soon take flight.

Bird Slams into Miami-Bound Flight on Approach to Airport
Local 10 (Miami) - Nov 15, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
An American Airlines flight bound for South Florida was able to land safely Tuesday after a bird slammed into the front of the plane.

Ontario Airport Could Have More Travelers This Holiday Season, Makes Improvements
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Nov 15, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
The holiday travel season for Ontario International Airport begins Saturday, and the forecast could be brighter for the airport than in recent years.

Hollywood Burbank Airport to Move Forward with More Rebranding Efforts
Los Angeles Times - Nov 15, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Marketing efforts will move into their final stage at Hollywood Burbank Airport as the airfield strives to attract more travelers from east of the Colorado Rockies.

Airports Play Key Component to City's Budget
KOB 4 (Albuquerque, N.M.) - Nov 15, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Tired of fishing for facts? Well, let's reel in some good info on the airport and our city.

Emirates Rejects A380plus Concept as Order Negotiations Continue
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline is rejecting the proposed Airbus A380plus concept in spite of its plans to continue ordering more of the largest commercial aircraft.

ATR CEO Pushes for Corporate Changes
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
ATR CEO Christian Scherer is continuing his push to change the ATR company’s structure, which he believes could enable it to launch a larger turboprop.

EgyptAir Commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show.

Kuwait's New Wataniya Airways Agrees to Buy 25 A320neos
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of the new Kuwait-based Wataniya Airways, has signed an MOU for 25 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the Dubai Air Show.

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Four Boeing 777 Freighters
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for four Boeing 777 freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices.

Boeing Bullish on Middle East Aircraft Demand
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Boeing said Middle East airlines will need 3,350 new aircraft over the next 20 years valued at $730 billion.

Airbus to Deploy Mixed Reality Training on JAL's Incoming A350 XWBs
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Airbus, Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering are planning to introduce mixed reality training—involving Microsoft’s HoloLens and immersive headsets—for mechanics and crew training on JAL’s incoming fleet of Airbus A350 XWBs.

Canada's Air Transat Unveils New Livery
Air Transport World - Nov 15, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Canada’s Air Transat unveiled a new livery Nov. 13 as the leisure carrier celebrated its 30th anniversary Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

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