Dec 19, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
WV Sen. Chandler Swope: State Depends on General Aviation
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Dec 19, 2017 09:48 PM (ET)
Aviation is something I was born into. My father purchased his first plane in 1947 and got his pilot license because my mother missed her hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
Airport Authority to Meet Tuesday as PTI Name Change Possible
Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal - Dec 19, 2017 09:36 PM (ET)
Piedmont Triad International Airport may soon be in for a name change.
Boeing Bothered by Lobbyist Who Helped Failed Ex-Im Nominee
Bloomberg - Dec 19, 2017 09:35 PM (ET)
President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the export credit agency nicknamed the "Bank of Boeing" had the assistance of a lobbyist with ties to European planemaker Airbus SE to guide him through a contentious nomination process that resulted Tuesday in his rejection by the Senate Banking Committee.
Amazon Pilots Step Up Campaign with Video
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Dec 19, 2017 09:32 PM (ET)
A union of air cargo pilots instrumental to Amazon shipping is stepping up a campaign against its contracts and working conditions as the Christmas shopping season draws to a close.
Missoula Airport to Offer Direct Flights to Dallas, Chicago
Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Mont.) - Dec 19, 2017 09:28 PM (ET)
Missoula airport officials say American Airlines will begin offering year-round flights to Dallas and seasonal flights to Chicago starting this summer.
Quad-City International Airport to Lobby the Statehouse to Increase Revenues
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Dec 19, 2017 09:27 PM (ET)
The Quad-City International Airport received the green light Tuesday to join lobbying efforts advocating for legislative and regulatory changes that would boost the airport's revenues.
Christmas 2017: Charlotte Airport Expects Near Capacity Crowd
Patch.com - Dec 19, 2017 09:26 PM (ET)
The Christmas holiday travel season is well underway, prompting Charlotte Douglas International Airport to advise travelers to plan ahead and arrive early.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Sets New Traffic Record After Just 11 Months
Times Free Press (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - Dec 19, 2017 03:28 PM (ET)
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has set a new annual record for passenger boardings after just 11 months, which officials said Monday could bolster their case for wooing more airline service.
Orlando International Airport Processes More Than 44 Million Annual Passengers
Fox 35 (Orlando, Fla.) - Dec 19, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
The Orlando International Airport is reporting that for the first time in the airport's history, they are processing more than 44 million annual passengers on a rolling 12-month basis.
San Francisco Airport's New Food Hall Will Highlight Local Favorites
Forbes - Dec 19, 2017 02:12 PM (ET)
Gone are the days when cold, pre-packaged sandwiches and lackluster grab-and-go salads were the only dining options available to airplane passengers.
Camdenton Approves Capital Improvement Program for CM-LRA
Mexico (Mo.) Ledger - Dec 19, 2017 02:12 PM (ET)
The City of Camdenton is prepared to spend $520,000 next year on the proposed runway extension project if it receives nearly $4.7 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to complete the project.
Bruce Carter to Retire Next Year from Q-C Airport
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Dec 19, 2017 02:08 PM (ET)
After 19 years at the helm of the Quad-City International Airport, Bruce Carter is retiring as the aviation director effective July 1.
Minnesota Legislators Seek Information on Airport Power Outage Plans
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Dec 19, 2017 02:08 PM (ET)
Transportation leaders at the Minnesota legislature have requested information from the operator of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport regarding contingency plans, should a catastrophic power outage similar to the one that occurred in Atlanta Sunday happen here.
Georgia Power Suspects Equipment Failure Caused Airport Fire, Outage
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Dec 19, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Georgia Power said it believes a failure of its equipment may have started a fire that led to a massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport causing more than 1,000 flight cancellations Sunday, disrupting flights for travelers from around the world.
Lawmakers Require Airport to Raise Profit Estimate
Taipei Times (Taiwan) - Dec 19, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Taoyuan International Airport Corp must raise its estimated revenue for next year by NT$50 Million (1.66 million), a resolution passed yesterday by the legislature’s Transportation Committee stipulated.
Big Changes Coming to Sky Harbor Designed to Keep Airport Competitive
Phoenix Business Journal - Dec 19, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Huge renovations are underway at Sky Harbor and will continue for the next several years.
EasyJet Secures Airberlin Tegel Airport Assets
Air Transport World - Dec 19, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet confirmed Dec. 15 that it had cleared the regulatory hurdles surrounding its acquisition of part of bankrupt airberlin’s assets at Berlin Tegel Airport.
Time is Fast Running Out to Prevent a Brexit Aviation Crisis
Air Transport World - Dec 19, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK.
Heathrow Offers Cost Cuts as IAG Seeks Government Intervention
Air Transport World - Dec 19, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
London’s Heathrow Airport, in the midst of planning for its much-needed third runway, said Dec. 18 it had identified a potential £2.5 billion ($3.4 billion) of savings from the plans for the proposed runway and associated infrastructure.
Wideroe Breaks Out from Scandinavian Home
Air Transport World - Dec 19, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe has announced developments to its route network that take it to major airports outside Scandinavia.
Southwest to Restrict Smart Bags with Non-Removable Lithium Batteries
Air Transport World - Dec 19, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines is joining the movement to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, following similar guidelines announced by fellow US carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in early December.
Rostec Member to Provide MC-21 After-Sale Support
Air Transport World - Dec 19, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Russia’s Aircraft Service Center of the Technodinamika Holding Co., a part of Rostec State Corp., has won the tender for logistics and maintenance for the Irkut Corp.-produced MC-21 after-sale service.