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AAAE Urges Lawmakers to Fund LEO Reimbursements, TSA Exit Lane Staffing
Dec 14, 2017 06:28 PM (ET)
Republicans Reach Deal on Tax Bill
Dec 14, 2017 06:27 PM (ET)
FAA Urges Caution with Holiday Laser Displays
Dec 14, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
JetBlue Plans Worcester-JFK Service
Dec 14, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Dec 14, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Dec 14, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)

Watchdog: Trump DOT Violated Anti-Lobbying Laws with Retweet
The Hill (Washington) - Dec 14, 2017 06:31 PM (ET)
A federal watchdog says the Trump administration violated anti-lobbying laws in retweeting a message in support of a bill privatizing air traffic control.

Columbus Airport Chief Elaine Roberts Navigated Challenges During 17-Year Career
Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch - Dec 14, 2017 06:02 PM (ET)
Elaine Roberts has navigated major changes in her 17 years overseeing the Columbus airport system. She will retire Friday from her post overseeing John Glenn Columbus International Airport, cargo-focused Rickenbacker Airport and general-aviation airport Bolton Field.

Meet Piper: The Border Collie Making a Michigan Airport Safer for Travelers
Mental Floss - Dec 14, 2017 06:01 PM (ET)
Birds may look harmless on solid ground, but in the sky they pose a big threat to any aircraft crossing their path. The Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, uses a low-tech approach to the problem: a border collie named Piper.

AI and Big Data Converge to Improve Your Airport Customer Experience
ZDNet.com - Dec 14, 2017 06:00 PM (ET)
Did you know airports are just as worried about competing for your business as everyone else? Next time you walk through an airport terminal, think about all the systems and processes swirling around you, or could potentially swirl around you, intended to improve your experience there. If you were the CIO or IT director of the facility, what would be the focus of your efforts?

Hollywood Burbank Airport Implements Pet Therapy Program for Passengers
NBC Los Angeles - Dec 14, 2017 03:43 PM (ET)
The holidays call for the busiest time of the year for traveling as families plan to understandably gather together.

Thune Suggests Willingness to Drop Pilot Provision From FAA Bill
Bloomberg BNA - Dec 14, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
A Senate committee chairman told Bloomberg Government he is open to dropping a contentious pilot-training provision from a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill so the measure can move to the floor for debate and a vote in the new year.

Record-Setting Pace of Air Travel Great for Walla Walla
Union-Bulletin (Walla Walla, Wash.) - Dec 14, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
A year ago, after seeing a 30 percent increase in air travel from the previous year out of the Walla Walla Regional Airport, we asked how long could the stunning increases continue.

Say It with a Smile: The World's Happiest Airports
CNN - Dec 14, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
A waist-high army of smiley-faced machines is popping up in airports and public spaces around the world.

Heathrow Airport Launches Public Consultation on Third Runway Amid Environmental Concerns
Independent (U.K.) - Dec 14, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Heathrow Airport announced a public consultation on the proposed development of a third runway at Europe’s biggest airport, saying it aimed to mitigate the environmental impact of expansion.

Canada Set to Add Airport Preclearance for Billy Bishop and Quebec City with U.S. Border Agreement
National Post (Canada) - Dec 14, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
After a lengthy delay, Canada has finally passed its legislation to ratify a border preclearance agreement signed with the U.S. in 2015.

New Location Being Considered for Airport Terminal
Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune - Dec 14, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Columbia officials are considering a different location for a new Columbia Regional Airport terminal in a move that is expected to save the city $8 million to $10 million.

Johnson County Citizens Weigh In on What Makes an Ideal Airport
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Dec 14, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Johnson County residents didn’t get to vote on the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, but they enthusiastically shared ideas Tuesday night with the designers and developers for the $1 billion project.

Airport Remodel Nets Pasco 'Port of the Year' Honors
Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) - Dec 14, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
The Port of Pasco is Washington’s Public Port of the Year for 2017.

Airport Authority Launches Study to Mitigate Plane Noise
La Jolla (Calif.) Light - Dec 14, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
As planes flying to and from San Diego Airport were rerouted to accommodate high winds on Dec. 7, the San Diego Regional Airport Authority met and voted to implement another set of changes: A plan it believes will mitigate some of the airplane noise that has plagued La Jollans for more than a year.

Blueprint for Terminal at Tiruchi Airport Ready
The Hindu (India) - Dec 14, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
The blueprint for the proposed new international passenger terminal building at Tiruchi airport is ready.

New Security Measures at D/FW International Airport Create Lines
NBC DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) - Dec 14, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
Travelers should prepare for longer security lines at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport this holiday season.

SkyWest Airlines Competing for Riverton Airport Contract
AP - Dec 14, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
SkyWest Airlines has submitted a proposal looking to compete against Denver Air Connection for the Riverton Regional Airport's air service contract in the 2018 fiscal year.

Airport to Seek Bids on Sign Project
Mt. Vernon (Ill.) Register-News - Dec 14, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
Mt. Vernon Airport officials hope to seek bids soon for replacing the airport's outdated entry sign.

Woodward West Airport Attracts State Grants
Woodward (Okla.) News - Dec 14, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
The Woodward Regional Airport is still attracting high levels of state funding.

France to Decide on Controversial Nantes Airport Plan Following Mediators' Report
RFI (France) - Dec 14, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
A mediators' report on a controversial plan to build a new airport in western France has refused to come down on either side, leaving the ball in the government's court. President Emmanuel Macron has promised a final decision on the Notre-Dames-des-Landes airport project in January at the latest.

Toronto Airport Requires Extra Security Checks After 'Customs Breach'
Reuters - Dec 14, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto's main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said.

Airport Authority Officially Hires Doug Kreulen as New CEO
Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) - Dec 14, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
The Metro Nashville Airport Authority board of directors named Doug Kreulen its full-time CEO, a job he's had on an interim basis for several months.

UK Eases Large Electronics Ban
Air Transport World - Dec 14, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
The UK will now allow large electronic items in the cabin on the majority of flights from Turkey and Tunisia, relaxing restrictions imposed on security grounds earlier this year.

Norwegian Acquires 28 Weekly Slots at Gatwick
Air Transport World - Dec 14, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Rapidly growing LCC Norwegian has acquired 28 weekly slots at London Gatwick Airport from Lithuanian leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines.

Kazakhstan's Qazaq Air Orders Two More Q400s
Air Transport World - Dec 14, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
Kazakhstan-based regional carrier Qazaq Air has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Bombardier Q400 turboprops, in an order valued at $66.8 million at list prices.

Singapore Airlines Takes First A380 with New On-Board Cabin Products
Air Transport World - Dec 14, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first of five Airbus A380 aircraft, featuring recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations.

US, EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization, Pilot Training
Air Transport World - Dec 14, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization.

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