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Air Canada Adds Second Flight to Memphis-Toronto Route
Dec 26, 2017 06:25 PM (ET)
Alaska Pilot Charged With Obstruction of NTSB
Dec 26, 2017 05:01 PM (ET)
November Traffic Rises at RSW
Dec 26, 2017 04:58 PM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Dec 26, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Dec 26, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)

It's Getting a Lot More Lucrative to Become a Pilot
Marketplace - Dec 26, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
Zack Tusing is training to be a pilot. One of his favorite places to fly is a spot along the Hudson River, overlooking New York City. Sure, he says, it’s a little scary hovering next to skyscrapers and being suspended over water in a one engine Cessna.

HiRO the Drone Will Change Emergency Medical Treatment
Daily Beast - Dec 26, 2017 05:19 PM (ET)
Shortly after five o’clock on a Sunday evening in February 2013, a severe EF4 tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Winds whirling up to 170 mph tore through town, warping what seemed solid and upending the community. A church’s steeple was ripped off, along with roof after roof on main street. A vehicle parked near the baseball stadium was taken up by the twister and spit out near the pitching mound in the middle of the field, according to the storm report.

$3.1 Million Project to Repair Airport in Johnson County
AP - Dec 26, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
Five hangars at Johnson County Executive Airport in suburban Kansas City that were severely damaged by wind in March will be rebuilt at a cost of more than $3 million.

Airport Commission to Get Fence Construction Numbers in January
Lakeland Times (Minocqua, Wis.) - Dec 26, 2017 05:04 PM (ET)
For months now, the Lakeland Airport Commission has been dealing with getting things set in place to have a 10-foot tall perimeter fence built around the airport in Arbor Vitae.

Ben Gurion Airport to Undergo $1.43 Billion Upgrade
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Dec 26, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport will undergo upgrades and expansions at a cost of $1.43 billion.

Ready for a New Travel Experience? Airport Renovations Start Next Week
Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun - Dec 26, 2017 12:41 PM (ET)
Get ready for some major changes at the Dayton International Airport.

Passenger Service At Airport Sets Record
WWTI (Watertown, N.Y.) - Dec 26, 2017 12:40 PM (ET)
The Watertown International Airport set a major milestone this year, with more than 43,000 passengers using the airport as of Nov. 30.

Passenger with Gun and Bullets Causes Airport Backup
AP - Dec 26, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
A passenger tried to board a plane with a gun and ammunition at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday morning, causing a long backup at checkpoints during the post-Christmas travel rush.

SkyConnect Gets Off the Ground at Tampa Bay Airport
Aviation Pros - Dec 26, 2017 12:29 PM (ET)
Early in 2018, Tampa International Airport will celebrate the opening of its new rental car center, main terminal expansion and SkyConnect, the people mover that connects the two buildings. The project marks the largest expansion since the airport broke ground on the existing terminal 50 years ago.

Importance of Airport Stakeholder Outreach
Aviation Pros - Dec 26, 2017 12:28 PM (ET)
According to a study by Airports Council International, America’s airport infrastructure needs between now and 2021 are estimated to be nearly $100 billion and continuing to rise annually. Capital improvement program needs include terminal buildings, airfield improvements and surface access programs. Faced with aging infrastructure and increased passenger travel demand, airports are planning and implementing critical capital improvement projects that are necessary to modernize facilities, improve safety and enhance the passenger experience.

FAA Issues New Guidance for Service Animal Relief Areas at Airports
Transportation Today - Dec 26, 2017 12:07 PM (ET)
The FAA recently issued new guidelines for the appropriate size, surface, and location of service animal relief areas (SARA) at civil airports with 10,000 or more enplanements.

City Nears Completion of Willmar Airport Master Plan
West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.) - Dec 26, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
The last time the Willmar Municipal Airport had an updated master plan, the airport was still in its former location in the Industrial Park. For the past year, an advisory group of city staff, Airport Commission members and airport users have been meeting to establish a refreshed plan for the next 20 years at John L. Rice Field just west of the city.

Changi Airport to Stop Announcing Final Calls for Boarding, Paging for Late Passengers
Straits Times (Singapore) - Dec 26, 2017 11:48 AM (ET)
Travellers at Changi Airport will have to watch the clock if they do not want to miss their flights.

JetBlue Plane Slides Off Taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport
AP - Dec 26, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
Airline officials say a JetBlue Airways plane slid off of the taxiway at Boston’s Logan Airport.

EASA Issues Trent 1000 Emergency Airworthiness Directive
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) instructing the operators of a small group of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to ensure that no twin-engined airliner has both engines from the affected batch.

European Authorities Clear Safran-Zodiac Acquisition
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for aerospace supplier Safran to acquire seating and cabin interior company Zodiac Aerospace. The Commission approved the merger unconditionally, saying it raised no competition concerns.

Bristol Airport Closed as Embraer 145 Slides Off Runway
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Bristol Airport, the main airport in southwest England, was closed for several hours Dec. 22 after a bmi regional Embraer 145 slid off the runway while taxiing, according to an airport spokeswoman.

Viva Air Firms Airbus Commitment
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
Latin American LCC group Viva Air has firmed an order for 35 Airbus A320neo and 15 A320ceo single-aisle aircraft. The group originally signed an MOU for the aircraft at the Paris Air Show in June.

Russian Authorities Direct Airlines to Decrease Charter Flights
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has directed six carriers to cut their winter charter programs because there is not enough aircraft to cover planned flights, the authority said in a statement Dec. 21.

Allegiant Air, Flight Attendants Secure First Contract
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
After six years of negotiations, Las Vegas-based ultra LCC Allegiant Air and its 1,150 flight attendants have a contract.

Emirates to Launch Third London Route to Stansted
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline is launching services to London Stansted Airport (STN), the Dubai-based carrier’s third London route, starting June 8, 2018.

Lufthansa Makes Seasonal Network Changes for Munich-Based A380s
Air Transport World - Dec 26, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
Lufthansa—which plans to transfer five of 14 Airbus A380s from its Frankfurt home base to Munich from March 25, 2018—has announced seasonal network changes.

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