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TSA Administrator Addresses AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit
Dec 05, 2017 07:40 PM (ET)
Senate Confirms Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS Secretary
Dec 05, 2017 05:28 PM (ET)
Denver International Bonds Rated
Dec 05, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Asheville Airport Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Dec 05, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Digicast: Chicago O'Hare Incident Review
Dec 05, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Dec 05, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)



Cape Air Plane Safely Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike
Boston Globe - Dec 05, 2017 05:34 PM (ET)
A Cape Air pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Barnstable on Monday evening, after a bird collided with his airplane and blew out a cockpit window over Hyannis.

New Nursing Station At The Springfield-Branson National Airport
KTTS (Springfield, Mo.) - Dec 05, 2017 03:25 PM (ET)
Nursing moms will soon find their travels more pleasant at the Springfield airport.

Phase 1 of Bismarck Municipal Airport Runway Construction Complete
KFYR (Bismarck, N.D.) - Dec 05, 2017 03:24 PM (ET)
The Bismarck Municipal Airport has been reconstructing its main runway since this summer and they're done with phase one.

Bournemouth Airport Sold by Manchester Airports Group
BBC News (U.K.) - Dec 05, 2017 03:24 PM (ET)
Rigby Group PLC has bought the airport - which serves about 700,000 passengers - from Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

Airlines Set for Record Profit in 2018, Fare Rise Forecast
Reuters - Dec 05, 2017 02:26 PM (ET)
Improving economies and robust travel demand will return global airlines to record profit in 2018, with fares also set to rise, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.

The Next Generation of Helpful Robots May Be Coming to an Airport Near You Soon
Lonely Planet - Dec 05, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
Navigating airports can be extremely stressful, especially for travellers that are experiencing delays. And while the last few years have seen airports all over the world introducing dynamic, cutting-edge technology and clever, targeted services in order to make life a little easier, the most intriguing update may be just around the corner, as airport robots are now being rolled out to help guests find their gates.

YVR Celebrates First Non-Stop Service to Melbourne in Canada
Travel Daily News - Dec 05, 2017 12:30 PM (ET)
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the inaugural flight of Air Canada's new route between YVR and Melbourne Airport (MEL), marking the first ever direct, non-stop flight from Canada to this Australian city. The new route offers a seasonal four-time weekly service until February 4, 2018 and then will begin year-round service in June 2018. In addition to the new Melbourne service, Air Canada will also be launching new routes to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Yellowknife Airport (YZF) in the month of December. All flights are strategically timed to connect with Air Canada's domestic and international schedule at YVR.

Swiss Airline's Return to Orlando Projected to Have $35 Million Annual Impact
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Dec 05, 2017 12:29 PM (ET)
Edelweiss Air of Switzerland said Monday that its return to Orlando International Airport will bring an estimated $35 million annual boost to the region.

Turf War Takes Off at Beijing's New Airport
Caixin (China) - Dec 05, 2017 12:23 PM (ET)
Dominating different hubs across the country, China’s three biggest state-owned airlines have each built their own sphere of influence in the country’s white-hot civil aviation market. But the balance is about change.

Tucker's Point Owner: Airport a 'Game Changer'
Royal Gazette (Bermuda) - Dec 05, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
Bermuda’s new airport was a “game changer” in a decision to buy the luxury Rosewood Tucker’s Point hotel, the new owner said.

The Ongoing Saga of Berlin's Unfinished Airport
CNN - Dec 05, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
The grand opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt was slated to take place in June 2012, and the aviation world was ready and waiting.

Indian River Airport Manager Retires After 67 Years
Cheboygan (Mich.) Daily Tribune - Dec 05, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Norman “Norm” Pratt, who has been the manager of the Calvin Campbell Municipal Airport in Indian River for many years, turned in his letter of resignation to the Tuscarora Township Board at its last meeting.

KSBD Installs New Self-Serve Fuel Terminal
General Aviation News - Dec 05, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Luxivair SBD at San Bernardino International Airport (KSBD) now offers pilots an upgrade in self-serve fueling with the installation of a new M4000 self-serve terminal from QTpod.

Did Consolidation Cause Traffic Drop at Midsize Airports?
Travel Weekly - Dec 05, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
While air service has increased and prices have dropped at large airports over the past 15 years, the picture has been more mixed for medium-size airports, according to a recent analysis by the Eno Center for Transportation.

Why Does India Want to Buy the World's Emptiest Airport?
Quartz - Dec 05, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across the Indian Ocean region is India’s purchase of what has become known as the “world’s emptiest international airport” in Sri Lanka, maybe just to keep it empty.

Kalispell Council Approves City Airport Lease
NBC Montana - Dec 05, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
The Kalispell City Council approved a new lease agreement for the city airport Monday night. The vote passed 8-1 with Ward 3 Councilman Rod Kuntz the only one voting against the measure.

Plane Crashes At Rockford Airport, 4 Injured
CBS Chicago - Dec 05, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Four people were injured Monday evening when a passenger plane crashed at Rockford’s airport.

US Supreme Court Lifts US Travel Ban Restrictions
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The US Supreme Court issued stays Dec. 4 on two preliminary injunctions related to the Trump Administration’s third travel ban issued Sept. 24.

American, Pilots Union Reach Agreement to Avert Holiday Flight Cancellations
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 14,500 American pilots, both say the holiday pilot-staffing problem has been resolved and no flights will be canceled in December because of the issue.

NTSB Hearing Set on American 767 'Substantially Damaged' by 2016 Engine Fire
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
The American Airlines Boeing 767-300 that experienced an uncontained engine failure during a takeoff roll Oct. 28, 2016 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was “substantially damaged,” according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Aeroflot, Japan Airlines Ink Cooperation Agreement
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
The national carriers of Russia and Japan have signed a strategic cooperation agreement that they say will bring significant customer benefits and increase travel options between the two nations.

Report: Airports Should Give More Prominence to IT
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Resistance to new ideas from long-serving staff is holding back airports from instituting IT solutions to solve many of the problems facing them, according to an Amadeus report prepared by consultants Frost & Sullivan.

LOT Polish Airlines Takes Delivery of First MAX
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 and expects to have six aircraft of the type by 2020—all on long-term lease from US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC).

Russia's Passenger Traffic Up 19.3% from January-October
Air Transport World - Dec 05, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 89.9 million passengers in January-October 2017, up 19.3% year-over-year (YOY).

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