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Congress Passes CR to Avoid Government Shutdown
Dec 21, 2017 07:07 PM (ET)
FAA Restricts Drones Near Energy Department Facilities
Dec 21, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
Dulles Gains New Hong Kong Service
Dec 21, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
FAA Publishes ADS-B Fact Sheet
Dec 21, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers ARFF Training
Dec 21, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Dec 21, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)

Boeing Held Takeover Talks With Brazilian Aircraft Maker Embraer
Wall Street Journal - Dec 21, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
Boeing Co. has been in takeover talks with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA, a move that would give Boeing a presence in the regional jet market and help it counter a recent move by Airbus SE to strike a similar deal with Canada’s Bombardier Inc.

Airport Eyes Education and Industry
Teton Valley News (Driggs, Idaho) - Dec 21, 2017 01:48 PM (ET)
The City of Driggs and the Teton Regional Economic Coalition are courting schools and businesses to bring aviation education and industry to the valley.

Medford Airport Streaks Toward 900K Passengers
Mail Tribune (Southern Ore.) - Dec 21, 2017 01:48 PM (ET)
In rounded numbers, November was a stunning success for commercial aviation at the Medford airport.

Homeland Security's Airport Facial Scans Are Buggy and Possibly Illegal, Report Finds
Gizmodo.com - Dec 21, 2017 01:47 PM (ET)
According to a new report by surveillance law researchers, the Department of Homeland Security’s $1 billion “Biometric Exit Program,” which requires travelers submit to face recognition scans, may violate federal law. Starting in June, several airports began mandating face scans at boarding gates for some international flights. The DHS has argued the program prevents identity fraud, but the researchers say the program is on shaky legal ground and has numerous technical flaws.

FAA Outlines Requirements for Airport Access by Individuals with Disabilities
eTurboNews.com - Dec 21, 2017 01:24 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its Advisory Circular (AC) entitled Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities to ensure airport operators of civil use airports comply with the laws and regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities.

Chinese Tourists Could Cause Years of Misery for Thai Airports
Bloomberg - Dec 21, 2017 01:23 PM (ET)
Thailand, land of golden temples, white-sand beaches, smiling hosts. Or of overcrowded airports, epic traffic jams and littered seashores.

RDU Might Be the Country's Only Airport with a Used Bookstore. Soon There Will Be None.
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Dec 21, 2017 01:23 PM (ET)
Amid the gift shops and chain restaurants at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, travelers discovered something you’d find at few if any other airports in the country: A used bookstore.

Orlando Airport's Ballet Puts Peaceful Spin on Holiday Rush
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Dec 21, 2017 12:40 PM (ET)
Twin 4-year-old girls plopped down on the floor.

Power Failure Cripples Flight Operations At Lagos Airport
Sahara Reporters - Dec 21, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
For three days running, flight operations at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos have been crippled due to the incessant power failure at the terminal.

New Airline Coming to MYR as Airport Plans More Upgrades
WPDE (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Dec 21, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) representatives announced Wednesday that Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines will offer seasonal direct flights to MYR next year, boosting the number of airlines flying that route to two.

Funding Delayed for Airport Hangars
Post Star (Glen Falls, N.Y.) - Dec 21, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Plans to demolish two decades-old hangars at Warren County Airport have been stalled for more than two years as the county waits for word on a possible state grant for the project.

Officials Say Firefighters Faced Potentially Deadly Conditions Battling Airport Fire
WSB-TV (Atlanta) - Dec 21, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Leaders with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department told only Channel 2 Action News how firefighters faced potentially deadly conditions while battling an electrical fire blamed for Sunday’s blackout at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Airport Milestone Marked by Party
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - Dec 21, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Queenstown Airport marked another milestone yesterday morning, welcoming its two millionth passenger in a calendar year for the first time.

Airlines Prepare for Record 51 Million Holiday Travelers for Christmas, New Year's
KSDK (St. Louis) - Dec 21, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
Airlines are preparing for a record 51 million passengers for the holiday season, a 3.5% increase from the previous peak of 49.3 million last year.

Developer Picked for Offices, Small Industrial Spaces on 297 Acres of Airport Land
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - Dec 21, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
The future of 297 acres off Airport Road came a little more into focus Wednesday as the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority selected a real estate company to develop the land.

John S. McCain III Terminal Coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Arizona Republic (Phoenix) - Dec 21, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
When U.S. Sen. John McCain flies back to Washington, as he's announced he intends to do in January, he may pass through an airport terminal that bears his own name.

Airlines Will Soon Face a Worldwide Shortage of Pilots
New York Post - Dec 21, 2017 09:10 AM (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 Denve

Decades-Old Dispute Over Airport Runway Expansion Lands in Court
Crain's Cleveland Business - Dec 21, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
The city of Brook Park has sued the city of Cleveland to force it to live up to a 2001 agreement to buy homes in the suburb near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

What to Do When Your Airport Is Too Big
Wall Street Journal - Dec 21, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
They built the wrong airport terminal here.

How The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Is Building A Local, Equitable Vision For Airport Food
Fast Company - Dec 21, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Flying has never been cheap, but today it includes additional charges for everything from checked bags to a few extra inches of legroom. Recently these divisive practices that distinguish along class lines have begun to permeate airports themselves. American Airlines and United, for example, have opened fine dining establishments in lounges in JFK and O’Hare respectively, accessible only to elite flyers who have paid for expensive seats.

Irish Pilots' Union Calls for Written Ryanair Agreement
Air Transport World - Dec 21, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
The Irish pilots’ union that was instrumental in convincing Dublin-based Ryanair to change its long-standing policy and recognize such organizations, has called for the LCC to put its promises in writing, noting it could still strike if no agreement is reached.

Eurowings Inks Agreements with Labor Unions for Expansion
Air Transport World - Dec 21, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
Eurowings has signed agreements with the Verdi trade union and Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union that will enable the Lufthansa LCC subsidiary to grow rapidly, especially in Germany.

ICAO Event Yields Over 420 New Air Services Agreements
Air Transport World - Dec 21, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
An ICAO air services negotiation event—ICAN2017—held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has led to more than 420 new air services agreements and arrangements.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Targets October 2020 Opening
Air Transport World - Dec 21, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
The Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) supervisory board has set October 2020 as the new opening date for the much-delayed airport project.

Milan Malpensa Becomes Second 'Worldwide by EasyJet' Hub
Air Transport World - Dec 21, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet has selected Milan Malpensa as the second airport for its Worldwide by easyJet connecting platform, joining London Gatwick which was the first to launch the scheme.

First Seats from Boeing Partner LIFT Enter Service
Air Transport World - Dec 21, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines has become the launch customer for aircraft seating newcomer LIFT by EnCore, with the company’s first product entering service on the Polish flag carrier’s Boeing 737 MAXs.

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