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Congress Clears Modified Tax Bill
Dec 20, 2017 03:23 PM (ET)
Bruce Carter, A.A.E., to Retire
Dec 20, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Los Angeles International Named TSA Innovation Site
Dec 20, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Dec 20, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Dec 20, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)

New Security Checkpoint Lanes Aim to Reduce Wait Times at Logan Airport
Boston Globe - Dec 20, 2017 05:46 PM (ET)
Passengers traveling out of Boston at Logan International Airport may experience less waiting in security lines, thanks to new automated screening lanes recently installed at the airport.

Airlines Battle Growing Pilot Shortage That Could Reach Crisis Levels in a Few Years
Fox News - Dec 20, 2017 04:35 PM (ET)
It's a great time to be studying to be pilot. Just ask Madison Wolf who has only a year of training left at the Metro State University of Denver.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Gears Up For Large Crowds
WLTX (Columbia, S.C.) - Dec 20, 2017 03:20 PM (ET)
Thousands of passengers will be arriving and departing from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport each day this week leading up to Christmas according to airport officials.

N.J. Airport Owner, Aviation Advocate Thor Solberg Jr. Dies at 74
NJ.com (N.J.) - Dec 20, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
Thor Solberg Jr., a lifelong aviator who piloted jumbo jets around the world and advocated for general aviation from his family's Hunterdon County airport, died Saturday. He was 74.

Record Number of Passengers Expected for Canada's Largest Airports Over Holidays
CTV (Canada) - Dec 20, 2017 03:06 PM (ET)
Canadian holiday travellers should brace for crowds and delays as a record number of passengers are expected to pass through the country's largest airports and highways are filled with Christmas commuters.

Three Months That Shook Ryanair: How Cancellations Sparked a Pilot Revolt
Reuters - Dec 20, 2017 03:06 PM (ET)
Within hours of the news on Sept. 15 that thousands of Ryanair flights had been canceled in Europe, pilots’ WhatsApp groups exploded with pent-up frustration.

Delta Wants Someone to Pay for Its Losses in Airport Outage
CNBC - Dec 20, 2017 02:12 PM (ET)
The CEO of Delta Air Lines says the company will seek compensation for its losses after a power outage knocked out the Atlanta airport's power supply and also its backup electricity for about 11 hours Sunday.

Logan Airport introducing New Screening Process as Holiday Travel Intensifies
WHDH (Boston) - Dec 20, 2017 02:11 PM (ET)
The TSA and Massport are introducing a new screening process at Logan International Airport as holiday travel intensifies.

Close to 200 Dulles Airport Workers to Go on Strike in Busy Days Leading Up to Christmas
WJLA (Washington) - Dec 20, 2017 02:11 PM (ET)
Around 200 workers at Dulles Airport are going on strike for days during the busiest time ahead of Christmas.

Emirates to Add Third London Airport to Its Network
Reuters - Dec 20, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said on Wednesday that from June next year it would start flying to London Stansted, an airport largely served by European carriers.

Abu Dhabi Airport Wins Fastest-Growing Connectivity Hub for Past Decade
Al Bawaba Business (Jordan) - Dec 20, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi International Airport has been rated as the fastest growing airport in hub connectivity in the world throughout the past decade as per the annual “Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2017” that was published by Airports Council International (ACI) last week.

United Airlines Honors Peoria Airport Employees Who Thwarted Alleged Theft
Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.) - Dec 20, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
United Airlines executives came to town Tuesday to celebrate and thank a trio of ground staff employees at Peoria’s airport who helped stop an alleged crime.

Airplanes Targeted With Lasers At Oakland Airport
CBS San Francisco - Dec 20, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Four aircrafts were targeted with lasers at Oakland International Airport on Monday night, an airport spokeswoman said.

Did Recent Batesville Airport Closing Doom Three on Plane When Engine Failed?
WCPO (Cincinnati) - Dec 20, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
The pilot of single-engine plane may have been trying to reach a local airstrip after his engine failed, not knowing the airstrip was closed.

Gov't Awards Clark Airport Deal
Inquirer (Philippines) - Dec 20, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
The Duterte administration awarded on Tuesday a contract to design and build a new passenger terminal for the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, a showcase of both its commitment to upgrade crucial transport infrastructure and the speed by which hybrid public-private partnership (PPP) deals could move.

Airport Fuel Tanks Targeted by Las Vegas Shooter Are Safe, Report Says
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Dec 20, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
McCarran International Airport’s fuel supply system, which was struck by gunfire during the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, is safe and secure, a leading aviation consultant has concluded.

Jacksonville Airport Officials Confident They Won't See Repeat Atlanta Power Outage
WOKV (Jacksonville, Fla.) - Dec 20, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
In the days since a massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Georgia Power says a rare switch gear failure led to the fast-moving fire.

Volaris Costa Rica to Launch US Routes in March 2018
Air Transport World - Dec 20, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Ultra LCC Volaris Costa Rica was granted a foreign air carrier permit by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Dec. 19, opening the Central American subsidiary of Mexico City-based ULCC Volaris to begin flights to the US.

AerCap to Sell 21 Aircraft to Peregrine Aviation
Air Transport World - Dec 20, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Dublin-based lessor AerCap has agreed to sell 21 aircraft worth $800 million to Peregrine Aviation Co., which is indirectly owned by Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank.

Cathay Pacific to Begin Washington Dulles A350 Service in 2018
Air Transport World - Dec 20, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Cathay Pacific will launch 4X-weekly Airbus A350-1000 service to Washington Dulles (IAD) from Sept. 15, 2018. The new route expands the Hong Kong-based carrier’s existing US east coast services to Boston, and New York JFK and Newark Liberty airports.

Best Laid Plans…
Air Transport World - Dec 20, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
In August 2016, a power surge shut down Delta Air Lines’ data center—and backup systems did not switch on as they were supposed to. The result was Delta’s global computer network crashing, forcing the cancellation of 2,300 flights and costing the Atlanta-based carrier $100 million in lost revenue. The system crash was particularly hurtful for Delta, which has made reliability a central component of its brand. “This isn’t who we are,” CEO Ed Bastian said in a one of several apology videos Delta posted online in the aftermath.

British Airways Begins Biometric Boarding at LAX
Air Transport World - Dec 20, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) has begun trialing self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the US, working in partnership with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

KLM Begins A330 Business Class Refit
Air Transport World - Dec 20, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Dutch carrier KLM is aiming to refit its fleet of Airbus A330s with a new business class cabin by October 2018, joining its Boeing 777s and 747s that have already been upgraded.

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