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House Committee Hearing Examines Future of TSA
Feb 02, 2017 06:13 PM (ET)
SFO Sets New Traffic Record in 2016
Feb 02, 2017 04:52 PM (ET)
Meacham Airport Opens New Administration Building
Feb 02, 2017 04:48 PM (ET)
Augusta Airport Introduces New Customer Service Program
Feb 02, 2017 04:48 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 02, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)



Bomb Comment Was 'Misunderstanding,' Says Man Accused of Airport Threat
Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - Feb 02, 2017 05:59 PM (ET)
An Indian man charged with making a threat Saturday at the Grand Forks International Airport characterized the event as an unfortunate misunderstanding in moment of frustration.

911 Calls Show Confusion During Florida Airport Shooting
ABC News - Feb 02, 2017 05:58 PM (ET)
One call came from a terrified woman hiding in a Fort Lauderdale airport restaurant as people ran past, fleeing a gunman. Another came from a woman hiding in some bushes. A group of people called as they hid in a storage unit.

Bangor Airport to Serve American Airlines Flights to Charlotte, North Carolina
Bangor (Maine) Daily News - Feb 02, 2017 05:57 PM (ET)
American Airlines will expand at Bangor International Airport with summer service to an international travel hub in North Carolina, airport Director Tony Caruso said Thursday.

TSA to Open Temporary PreCheck Enrollment Center at Akron-Canton Airport
Cleveland.com - Feb 02, 2017 05:56 PM (ET)
Haven't gotten around to signing up for TSA PreCheck yet? Officials with the Transportation Security Administration and the Akron-Canton Airport are making it easy for you.

Will Medical Reform Be Put on Hold by New Administration?
General Aviation News - Feb 02, 2017 04:57 PM (ET)
The Experimental Aircraft Association is reporting that the Trump administration put a freeze on new federal regulations, ordering that no new regulations be published in the Federal Register — which serves as official notification of the nation’s regulations and policies from the executive branch of government.

Why Super Bowl Programs Could Slow Visitors' Departures from Houston Airports
Houston Chronicle - Feb 02, 2017 04:56 PM (ET)
Attention Super Bowl-goers: Don't pack your gameday programs in checked luggage when leaving from Bush Intercontinental or Hobby Airports.

This Is Chicago's Once-in-a-Generation Chance at O'Hare
Crain's Chicago Business - Feb 02, 2017 04:55 PM (ET)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his aviation chief have a rare opportunity to upgrade O'Hare International Airport while stoking competition among its airlines.

$49 Million Syracuse Airport Renovation Needs Common Council Approval
WRVO (Oswego, N.Y.) - Feb 02, 2017 04:54 PM (ET)
The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is asking the Syracuse Common Council to approve a nearly $49 million renovation to the Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Airport MRT Begins Trial Run Amid Fanfare
China Post (Taiwan) - Feb 02, 2017 04:41 PM (ET)
After years of delay and anticipation, the Taoyuan Airport MRT kicked off limited trial runs for groups on Thursday.

U.S. Probes Panasonic Unit for Alleged Bribery Violations
Bloomberg - Feb 02, 2017 04:40 PM (ET)
A Panasonic Corp. inflight entertainment and communications systems subsidiary is under investigation by U.S. authorities for allegedly breaking bribery and securities laws.

Three Items Remain on American Airlines' Integration To-Do List
Dallas Business Journal - Feb 02, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
American Airlines has made solid progress in its integration of US Airways over the past couple of years.

Air Canada Adds Iceland Flights to Summer Itinerary
CTV News (Canada) - Feb 02, 2017 03:58 PM (ET)
Air Canada is expanding its international network to offer direct flights from Canada to Reykjavik, Iceland, in a bid to cater to rising demand for the increasingly popular Nordic island.

FedEx Express to Open Location at Kennedy Space Center
Orlando (Fla.) Business Journal - Feb 02, 2017 03:57 PM (ET)
Space Florida announced Feb. 1 that cargo airline FedEx Express will be located inside the Kennedy Space Center's shuttle landing facility.

The FAA Gave the First Ever Go-Ahead for a Drone to Fly at a Major Airport
Recode - Feb 02, 2017 03:56 PM (ET)
It's the first waiver granted for flight in Class B airspace since the FAA came up with commercial drone rules.

Flight 3407 Families Still Fighting
WKBW (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Feb 02, 2017 03:48 PM (ET)
It's been 8 years since the crash of Continental Airlines flight 3407 but the fight for tougher airline safety regulations continues.

Heathrow's Third Runway Will Mean 'More Domestic Airport Links'
BBC News (U.K.) - Feb 02, 2017 03:33 PM (ET)
Building a third runway at Heathrow will allow more connecting flights with other UK airports, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

Airport Working to Keep Coyotes Off Runways
Aviation Pros - Feb 02, 2017 03:32 PM (ET)
On Jan. 7, passengers on a Cape Air flight from St. Louis were surprised to see a coyote watching them from beside the runway when they landed at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport.

This Map of Every Airport Shows How Air Travel Has Changed the World
Inverse - Feb 02, 2017 03:30 PM (ET)
Air travel has remained incredibly resilient in the face of environmental activism and technological innovation.

Lewiston Airport Manager Resigns
Aviation Pros - Feb 02, 2017 03:29 PM (ET)
Chris Hayes is resigning as the manager of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport after just 16 months to head up ammunition production for Howell Munitions and Technology.

Dubai International Airport Welcomes Air India's First 787 Dreamliner From Kochi
The National (UAE) - Feb 02, 2017 03:22 PM (ET)
Dubai International Airport welcomed Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Kochi on Wednesday afternoon with a traditional water salute.

Growth Takes Off at Camarillo Airport
Ventura County (Calif.) Star - Feb 02, 2017 03:21 PM (ET)
A construction crew is busy putting the final touches on a building that will soon house about a dozen much-needed hangars at the Camarillo Airport.

Christopher 'Doc' Bailey Resigns From DeLand Airport Board
Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal - Feb 02, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
Light-sport aircraft manufacturer Christopher "Doc" Bailey has resigned from the city's Airport Advisory Board following a story Sunday in The News-Journal detailing his legal troubles.

Nevada County Airport Commission OK's New Sign
The Union (Nevada City/Grass Valley, Calif.) - Feb 02, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
A new sign for the Nevada County Air Park, along with a name change for the facility, will go before the Nevada County Board of Supervisors this month.

Mishap Averted as IndiGo Plane Misses Allotted Runway at IGI Airport
Indian Express (India) - Feb 02, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
A mishap was averted at the IGI Airport here this morning when a Visakhapatnam bound IndiGo aircraft entered a wrong taxiway where a Jet Airways aircraft was already stationed but was timely alerted by the Air Traffic Controller.

Airport Gyms, Yoga Rooms Becoming Destinations of Their Own
Skift - Feb 02, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Work out while waiting for your flight? That’s an option now at Baltimore Washington International Airport, where the only gym at a U.S. airport past security opened this week with plans to open 20 more at airports by 2020.

Yogyakarta Airport Remains Closed After Garuda Accident
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Feb 02, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta remains closed on Thursday after a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 airplane carrying 123 passengers from Jakarta to Yogyakarta skidded off the runway while landing last night, a Garuda Indonesia official said.

Rushing Home After the Super Bowl? Officials Say Get to the Airport Early
Houston Public Media - Feb 02, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
The thousands of visitors coming in for the Super Bowl usually arrive on different days. But what airport officials are really worried about is Monday, when everyone starts leaving at the same time.

Kasich Had Conversations About Moving Cincinnati Airport to Wilmington
WCPO (Cincinnati) - Feb 02, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Is an international airport coming to southwest Ohio? Maybe, if Gov. John Kasich has his way.

Etihad & Lufthansa Sign Cooperation Agreement
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways and Lufthansa signed a multi-faceted commercial partnership agreement Wednesday that will see the two companies cooperate via codeshares and across catering and MRO services.

United, Avianca in Strategic Partnership Talks
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Chicago-based United Airlines and Colombia’s Avianca Holdings are engaged in negotiations to “deepen the companies’ commercial and strategic relations,” United said in a statement.

Bombardier, CityJet Finalize Agreement for Up to 10 CRJ900s
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Bombardier and Irish regional CityJet finalized a conditional purchase agreement for six CRJ900s plus four options, which was previously announced Jan. 24.

Allegiant Air Posts $220 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, reported a $219.5 million net profit for 2016, down 0.4% from $220.4 million in 2015.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Looks Southwest in Search for New Bases
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ focus on frequent travelers appears to be paying off, but more needs to be done to cut costs in an increasingly competitive environment, according to president and CEO Rickard Gustafson.

Flydubai Reports $8.6 Million Profit in 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Dubai-based low-cost carrier (LCC) flydubai posted a 2016 net income of AED31.6 million ($8.6 million) for 2016, down 69% from net income of AED100.7 million in 2015.

Sweden's BRA Operates First ATR Biofuel Flight
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Swedish regional carrier BRA has operated a flight from Stockholm Bromma Airport to Umeå in northern Sweden with an ATR-72-600 using a fuel blend comprised 45% of used cooking oil.

Pratt & Whitney Names New Commercial Engines Head
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Pratt & Whitney has named United Technologies Corp. (UTC) executive Christopher Calio president-commercial engines, effective immediately.

IATA: Air Cargo Traffic Up 3.8% in 2016 After 2H Rebound
Air Transport World - Feb 02, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Global air freight traffic increased an overall 3.8% in 2016, rebounding in the second half and nearly doubling the industry’s average growth rate of 2% over the last five years, according to IATA’s latest Air Freight Market Analysis.

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