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Congress Passes Government Funding Stopgap Through December 22
Dec 07, 2017 06:04 PM (ET)
Senate Committee Approves CBP Commissioner Nominee
Dec 07, 2017 05:15 PM (ET)
Ratings Firms Respond to Tax Reform Measures
Dec 07, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Denver Plans to Refinance Bonds
Dec 07, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
FAC Offers Leadership Development Training for Airport and Transportation Profess
Dec 07, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Human Factors in Firefighting Program
Dec 07, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)

City Must Decide Future of Willmar Airport Management
West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.) - Dec 07, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
The Willmar Municipal Airport is losing one of its champions as city planner and airport manager Megan DeSchepper has resigned, leaving the city at a crossroads regarding the management of the airport.

New Jobs Expected at Dayton Airport Next Year
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Dec 07, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
The Dayton International Airport, already a regional leader in job growth, looks to have another big year of employment gains in 2018, according to city officials.

State Provides Part of Promised Funds for Williston Airport
Williston (N.D.) Herald - Dec 07, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
A portion of the state money promised for Williston’s airport relocation has officially been awarded.

Checkpoints, IMAX, and Waterfalls: The Airport's Terminal Identity Crisis
Wired - Dec 07, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
If you think you know how to complain about airports, just listen to Benjamin Bratton’s beatnik spoken-word fugue of polysyllables. “The airport is where the birth pangs of the Stack, the armature of planetary computation, are felt most viscerally,” the philosopher said at a fancy conference on airport architecture in Los Angeles a few weeks back. “Long ago, the ceremonial interface to the city may have been a gateway or bridge….Now the airport is the interface to the city and nation-state.”

Sunrise Valley Ranch Airstrip in Oregon Gets FAA Identifier
General Aviation News - Dec 07, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Sunrise Valley Ranch Airstrip east of Prineville, Oregon, just got an FAA identifier: 29OR.

Airport Records Busy Nov.
Marietta (Ohio) Times - Dec 07, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
November enplanement numbers at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport nearly matched last year’s as service provider Via Air saw only one outbound flight canceled during the month.

Senegal Economy Hoping for Takeoff with New Airport
Seychelles News Agency (Seychelles) - Dec 07, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Senegal opens a flagship new airport on Thursday seven years later than originally planned but with ambitions to become a west African regional hub with a capacity for three million passengers.

Yeager Airport Seeks Grant Funding for Security Improvements
WSAZ (Huntington, W.Va.) - Dec 07, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Yeager Airport leaders plan to apply for a grant from the FAA to improve security at the airport.

Groundbreaking for New Air Traffic Control Tower at Albert J. Ellis Airport
WITN (Greenville, N.C.) - Dec 07, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
A local airport will soon be getting a major upgrade that county leaders say has been years in the making.

Clear for Takeoff: Runway Construction Wraps Up at Jackson County Airport
WLNS (Lansing, Mich.) - Dec 07, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
After more than a decade of construction, work is finally complete on improvements at the Jackson County Airport.

Santa Maria Airport Sending Tankers to Fight Thomas Fire
KEYT (Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Dec 07, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
The aerial attack on the Thomas Fire burning out of control in Ventura County is getting some heavy duty reinforcements from the Santa Maria Airport.

St. Pete-Clearwater Airport Sets Passenger Record for November — and the Year
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Dec 07, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport had a record November this year, with 171,040 passengers for the month.

Ryanair Italy Pilots To Strike Next Week
Airwise - Dec 07, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
The fraught relationship between Ryanair and its pilots looks set to continue as a union representing its Italy-based flight crew called a four hour strike next week, the first involving pilots in the airline’s history.

Hartsfield-Jackson Aims for More Precise Security Wait Time Estimates
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Dec 07, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
How long will it take to get through security at the world’s busiest airport?

Dickinson Airport Awarded 1.4 Million in Oil Impact Funds
Dickinson (N.D.) Press - Dec 07, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
The Board of University and School Lands awarded the Dickinson Municipal Airport six grants totalling $1.4 million Wednesday to help make improvements at the airport related to oil-impacted development.

Tucson Airport Marks Completion of 'Iconic' Solar Array
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Dec 07, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
The Tucson Airport Authority on Wednesday marked the completion of a solar-energy array over its hourly and daily parking lots.

SUA Approves Loan for Airport Project
Stillwater (Okla.) News Press - Dec 07, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Among the items passed from Monday's pair of City meetings was a loan approval that will benefit the Stillwater Regional Airport.

City Council Approves Airport Lease
Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Mont.) - Dec 07, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
The Kalispell City Council approved a plan on Dec. 4 to lease the municipal airport to a users association.

Delta, WestJet Sign MOU to Form US-Canada Transborder JV
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines and Canada’s WestJet have signed a preliminary MOU to form a joint venture (JV) that will include coordinated schedules and pricing on US-Canada transborder flights.

Nielsen Sworn in as US Homeland Security Secretary
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly the White House deputy chief of staff and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, was sworn in as the new US homeland security secretary.

KLM Faces Cabin Crew Strike in January
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight attendants have called a 24-hour strike on Jan. 8, 2018, as part of a long-running dispute over reduced staff complements on board some intercontinental flights.

Primera Air Takes Two More Boeing 737 MAX 9s
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Scandinavian leisure carrier Primera Air has ordered two more Boeing 737 MAX 9s, taking the original order signed in May 2017 from eight to 10 aircraft.

American Airlines to Retrofit Overhead Bins on A321 Fleet
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
American Airlines is planning to add extra-large storage bins on the bulk of its in-service Airbus A321s, 202 aircraft in all, and has chosen Airbus’s aftermarket services unit Services by Airbus to perform the retrofit, the Toulouse-based manufacturer said Dec. 6.

DHL Express Takes Delivery of First New A330 Converted Freighter
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Express freight specialist DHL Express has become the first operator to accept an Airbus A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between Singapore-based ST Aerospace and Airbus.

CALC Takes First A320neo for Frontier Airlines
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Hong Kong-based lessor China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) has accepted its first Airbus A320neo, and handed it over to Denver-based Ultra LCC Frontier Airlines.

ATR 72-600 FFS Receives EASA Certification
Air Transport World - Dec 07, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS), which was manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training and is based at ATR’s Paris Training Center.

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