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DHS Adds Requirements to Visa Waiver Program
Dec 18, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Rating Raised on Mobile, Alabama, Airport Bonds
Dec 18, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Delta Orders Airbus Narrowbody Aircraft
Dec 18, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Security Program for Airport Public Areas
Dec 18, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Dec 18, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)

Horizon Air CEO Campbell Stepping Down After Troubled Year
Seattle Times - Dec 18, 2017 06:54 PM (ET)
After a year of turmoil at Horizon Air, the local regional carrier that’s part of Alaska Air Group, the airline’s chief executive Dave Campbell announced Monday that he’s stepping down.

Why American Airlines Is Currently Experiencing Turbulence
Forbes - Dec 18, 2017 06:53 PM (ET)
Skies have been sunnier for American Airlines.

Los Angeles International Partners Up with TSA to Test New Technologies
International Airport Review - Dec 18, 2017 04:28 PM (ET)
LAX has joined the likes of Phoenix Sky Harbour and Dallas Fort Worth in a partnership with the TSA that will see it become a testing ground for safety technology.

TSA Adds 1,400 Officers, Including Canine Teams, to Screen Passengers
KUTV (Salt Lake City) - Dec 18, 2017 03:03 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration announced that its officers are prepared to screen more than 40 million passengers and crew during the winter holiday period, one of the busiest times of the year to fly.

Atlanta Airport Aftermath: It Could Be Days Before Affected Passengers Find Open Seats, Expert Says
Fox News - Dec 18, 2017 03:02 PM (ET)
Power may have been restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, but that doesn’t mean travelers should expect to be going anywhere — at least not anytime soon.

Changi Airport Hits Record 60 Million Passengers in 2017
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Dec 18, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Changi Airport has set a new record in passenger movements within a calendar year in 2017, welcoming 60 million passengers on Monday (Dec 18).

Canada Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Unveiled
General Aviation News - Dec 18, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) will induct four new members in 2018.

Airport Looking to Retain Subsidy
Altoona (Pa.) Mirror - Dec 18, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
The Altoona-Blair County Airport is again asking the federal government for a waiver to remain in the Essential Air Service program, which provides subsidy to provide daily passenger flights.

Dozens of Ben Gurion Flights Moved Up Sunday Morning Due to General Strike
Times of Israel - Dec 18, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Dozens of flights taking off and arriving at Ben Gurion Airport have been moved up to early Sunday morning due to the four-hour “solidarity” strike planned for Sunday in protest of Teva’s plan to lay off hundreds of employees.

Kannur Airport Nearing Takeoff Stage
The Hindu (India) - Dec 18, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
As the Kannur international airport is nearing the takeoff stage with 95% of the work already completed, the soft launch of the greenfield airport, near Mattannur, is planned in January 2018.

Top 10 High-Tech Airports You Won't Mind Getting Stuck In
Komando.com - Dec 18, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Ever been held up at an airport for a layover? Your options are pretty limited, and aside from getting a few extremely overpriced drinks, there usually isn't much to keep you occupied.

Siemens to Open Global Airport and Cargo Unit in Dubai
The National (UAE) - Dec 18, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Siemens, Europe’s largest industrial conglomerate, has created a global division catering to airports, cargo and logistics in Dubai in conjunction with a digital platform, or industrial internet of things, near the Dubai Expo 2020 site. The new unit will be operational from the first quarter of 2018 and is part of the German industrial major's focus on innovation and its core technologies.

Holiday Open House at Ford International Airport Shows Off Extensive Renovations
WZZM (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - Dec 18, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
The Ford International Airport welcomed visitors into a newly renovated area of the airport during a holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Pilot Injured in Small Plane Crash is Franklin County Airport Director
WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.) - Dec 18, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
The pilot of a small plane that crashed Saturday afternoon has been identified by officials as a Franklin County Airport Director.

A Bird, a Plane, a Polar Bear? Wild Guests at Utqiagvik Airport
AP - Dec 18, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America’s farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Opening Delayed Again
Airline Geeks - Dec 18, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
It has become the laughing stock of public works projects across Europe and of the aviation industry in particular: Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport. Originally planned in the 1990s and scheduled to open in 2000, the airport’s new launch date has been pushed back, yet again, and set for October 2020.

Why Burbank Airport Has Changed Its Name
Ventura County (Calif.) Star - Dec 18, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
The airport on North Hollywood Way in Burbank has officially rebranded itself the Hollywood Burbank Airport, putting an end to the former title that paid tribute to the comedian and showman Bob Hope.

Timeline of the Atlanta Airport Blackout
11 Alive (Atlanta) - Dec 18, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
An underground fire caused a complete power outage Sunday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, resulting in thousands of canceled flights at the world's busiest terminal and affecting travelers worldwide.

Swiss Regional Darwin Airline Declared Bankrupt
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline has been declared bankrupt, after attempts to resolve its financial problems failed.

Minnesota-Based ULCC Sun Country Airlines Sold to NY Investment Firm
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Minneapolis/St-Paul-based leisure carrier-turned ULCC Sun Country Airlines will be sold to New York investment firm Apollo Global Management during the first quarter of 2018, pending regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, the two companies said Dec. 14. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Editorial: Gulf Open Skies Decision is Right Call
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained.

Canadian Regional Airliner Crashes in Saskatchewan
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating the crash of a West Wind Aviation ATR 42 regional turboprop shortly after takeoff from Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan.

Eurowings to Install Long-Haul, Business-Class Cabin
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings will introduce lie-flat seats in a new business class, BIZclass, on selected long-haul routes in 2018.

IATA Certifies GDS Provider Travelport as NDC Level 3 Aggregator
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
IATA has certified UK-based global distribution system (GDS) travel commerce provider Travelport as a New Distribution Capability (NDC) Level 3 aggregator, linking the UK-based GDS provider with IATA’s NDC initiative to create an XML-based data transmission industry standard for communications between airlines and travel agents.

EasyJet Expands Switzerland Operations
Air Transport World - Dec 18, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
UK-based LCC easyJet plans to further expand its Switzerland operations by basing two additional Airbus A320s at Basel/Mulhouse from summer 2018.

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