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James E. Bennett, A.A.E., Receives AAAE Distinguished Service Award
Nov 29, 2017 05:34 PM (ET)
Aviation Stakeholders Urge Increase in PFC Cap
Nov 29, 2017 05:32 PM (ET)
Norfolk Airport Traffic Increases
Nov 29, 2017 01:19 PM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology And Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Nov 29, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Nov 29, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)



Child Nursing Stations Set to Debut at Charleston International Airport
Charleston (S.C.) City Paper - Nov 29, 2017 06:13 PM (ET)
Moms traveling through Charleston will now be able to comfortably, and privately, keep their babies alive through the holiday travel season.

American Airlines Glitch Causes Pilot Shortage on Thousands of Flights Over Holidays
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) - Nov 29, 2017 05:27 PM (ET)
American Airlines is scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period after a glitch in the system that's used to schedule crews.

U.S. Biometric Exit Could Be Ready Inside of Four Years
Federal Computer Week - Nov 29, 2017 01:18 PM (ET)
Acting Customs and Border Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told a Senate panel that biometric exit technology could be installed in airports nationwide within four years.

State Panel Delays Vote on Airport Projects
Rapid City (S.D.) Journal - Nov 29, 2017 01:11 PM (ET)
Members of the state Aeronautics Commission chose to wait rather than act Tuesday on improvements proposed for South Dakota public airports next year.

With Things Looking Up, Lehigh Valley Airport to Go on Hiring Spree
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - Nov 29, 2017 01:11 PM (ET)
Another year removed from crushing debt, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority approved a 2018 budget Tuesday that will boost hiring and fund long-deferred projects.

County Moving Money to Airport Fund to Stay Compliant with FAA Policy
Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily Post - Nov 29, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Gwinnett County is moving some money from its General Fund to its Airport Operating Fund to stay in compliance with federal requirements regarding fuel sales tax revenue from Briscoe Field.

Denver Airport Tower Converted to Restaurant
CNN - Nov 29, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
It once steered aircraft around the skies, but now a neglected air traffic control tower in Denver is steering diners around its menus.

Middle East Airport's Performance
Travel Trade Daily (Cyprus) - Nov 29, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
According to Airports Council International (ACI), in September, Middle Eastern airports recorded a decline of 0.8 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

New Hangar Opens at KGYY
General Aviation News - Nov 29, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
B. Coleman Aviation, an FBO at the Gary/Chicago Airport (KGYY) in Indiana has completed construction on a 40,000-square-foot hangar.

Santa Monica Airport to Close Dec. 12 for 10 Days
General Aviation News - Nov 29, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
The city of Santa Monica, California, is proceeding with Phase 2 of a runway shortening project at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), closing the airfield for 10 days beginning at 9 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The Hill Interview: Missouri Republican Has Gavel on His Radar
The Hill (Washington) - Nov 29, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
The midterm elections are less than a year away, but Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) has another race on his mind: chairing the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Kalispell Residents Concerned About City Airport Lease
NBC Montana - Nov 29, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Some Kalispell residents are concerned with a drafted agreement for the Kalispell City Airport that would lease operation and management of the airport to the Kalispell Airport Association for 40 years.

Tucson Airport Marks 90 Years of Commercial Flight with Longest-Serving Carrier
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Nov 29, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Tucson International Airport marked its 90th year of commercial airline service on Tuesday with a reception honoring its longest-serving major carrier, American Airlines.

To Counter a Japanese Pilot Shortage, Training Schools to Offer No-Interest Loans
Japan Times - Nov 29, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
In response to a pilot shortage, six pilot-training institutions Tuesday said they will team up to establish a program in fiscal 2018 where they will provide select students with no-interest loans worth ¥5 million each.

Delta Pulling Out of Killeen Airport
Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald - Nov 29, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
In early 2018, Delta Airlines will no longer provide flights to and from the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.

Wells Test Positive for Contamination Near Fairbanks Airport
News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) - Nov 29, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Residential and business wells near Fairbanks International Airport have tested positive for the presence of perfluorinated compounds, according to a news release from the airport.

Low Demand Leading Akron-Canton Airport to Close Economy Parking Lot
Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal - Nov 29, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
Akron-Canton Airport’s long-term parking lot that opened in 2012 is closing on Friday.

Deer Hunters Keeping Airport Safe
WNEP (Moosic, Pa.) - Nov 29, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
The Schuylkill County Airport wants you to consider hunting on its property this deer season. The airport's manager says that allowing folks to hunt there helps control the deer population.

Airport Commission, TowneBank Agree on 90-Day Deadline for Settlement
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Nov 29, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
The Peninsula Airport Commission and TowneBank have agreed to give themselves 90 days to try to reach a settlement of the airport’s demand for the return of public funds it used to pay off a $4.5 million loan to People Express Airlines.

Bali Airport Reopens, Bringing Respite to Thousands of Stranded Travellers
Straits Times (Singapore) - Nov 29, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Indonesian authorities reopened Bali’s international airport on Wednesday (Nov 29) afternoon, bringing some respite to thousands of travellers stranded on the holiday island following the eruption of the Mount Agung volcano.

Darwin Airline Grounded by Swiss Regulators
Air Transport World - Nov 29, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
A day after entering insolvency proceedings, Lugano, Switzerland-based regional carrier Darwin Airline has had its air operator’s certificate (AOC) suspended by Swiss regulators.

Rolls Exec Schulz to Succeed Leahy as Top Airbus Salesman
Air Transport World - Nov 29, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Airbus has named Rolls-Royce civil aerospace president Eric Schulz as EVP-chief of sales, marketing and contracts, to succeed John Leahy after 33 years at the company.

Aeromexico Connect Pilots Protest Halts 51 Mexico City Airport Flights
Air Transport World - Nov 29, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Aeromexico reported flight 51 cancellations at Mexico City International Airport Nov. 28 following a no-show by a group of Aeromexico Connect pilots protesting the firing of a colleague. Canceled flights largely involved domestic routes within Mexico, but also included international flights to Detroit, Orlando, Panama, Lima, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York. Aeromexico Connect is the larger company’s regional subsidiary.

Mandarin Airlines Takes First ATR 72-600 in Regional Fleet Expansion
Air Transport World - Nov 29, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Taiwanese carrier Mandarin Airlines took delivery of the first of three ATR 72-600 Nov. 24 on long-term lease from Singapore-based lessor Avation.

European Majors Look to Electric Future
Air Transport World - Nov 29, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Three major European manufacturing groups plan to take a significant step toward hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft, they announced Nov. 28.

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