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AAAE Outlines Top Priorities with New DOT and DHS Leadership
Feb 03, 2017 07:02 PM (ET)
Frontier Adds DC, San Diego Flights to Austin Service
Feb 03, 2017 04:48 PM (ET)
San Diego Airport Upgrades Wi-Fi Service
Feb 03, 2017 04:31 PM (ET)
AAAE Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia
Feb 03, 2017 04:28 PM (ET)
New Digicast Programming Now Available
Feb 03, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)

Appeals Court Lets Delta Stay At Dallas Airport For Now
CBS DFW (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas) - Feb 03, 2017 07:01 PM (ET)
A federal appeals court is upholding a ruling that will let Delta Air Lines stay at Dallas Love Field Airport, at least temporarily, over the objections of Southwest Airlines.

Sunday Conversation: Joe Lopano is Bringing Tampa International Airport Into the Future
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Feb 03, 2017 07:00 PM (ET)
Joe Lopano has been busy. Since taking over as chief executive of the Tampa International Airport in 2011, he and his team have landed more than a dozen new flights, including a handful of high-profile international routes to Frankfurt, Panama City and most recently to Havana, Cuba.

Ithaca Airport Receives $250K Marketing Grant
Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal - Feb 03, 2017 06:59 PM (ET)
State Sens. Pamela Helming, James Seward and Tom O’Mara agree the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is vital to growing local businesses and colleges, and on Friday announced they secured a $250,000 grant to promote and market the airport.

Airport Officials Eyeing Runway Rehab, New Terminal
Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.) - Feb 03, 2017 06:58 PM (ET)
Officials are making plans to resurface the primary runway at the Anderson Regional Airport while trying again to replace the 1970s terminal with a new one.

Protests Are First Test of New Security Measures at JFK
WNYC (New York) - Feb 03, 2017 06:39 PM (ET)
Last Saturday, 5,000 protesters gathered outside of Terminal 4 after news of President Trump's executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations went into effect.

Schumer Wants Upgrade of Baggage Explosives Detection at Buffalo Airport
Buffalo (N.Y.) News - Feb 03, 2017 06:38 PM (ET)
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is pushing the Transportation Security Administration to upgrade the explosives detection system at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, saying the out-of-date system frequently causes delays in the checked bag system.

Investors Place Big Bets on the New United Airlines President
Skift - Feb 03, 2017 06:37 PM (ET)
United Continental Holdings Inc., the longtime laggard of the U.S. airline industry, just passed American Airlines Group Inc. in an important yardstick: market value.

IBM, United Airlines Partner to Improve Customer Service With Enterprise iOS Apps
TechRepublic - Feb 03, 2017 06:36 PM (ET)
IBM and United Airlines are working to develop apps through IBM MobileFirst for iOS, which will be powered by analytics, for more than 50,000 United employees.

Physicists, Lasers, and an Airplane: Taking Aim at Quantum Cryptography
Wired - Feb 03, 2017 06:35 PM (ET)
On a clear night last September, at a little Ontario airport, two pilots, two scientists, and an engineer took off in a small plane. They’d pulled the left-side door off its hinges, and a telescope poked out of the portal—not at the night sky, but at the ground below. The team was about to play a very difficult, very windy game of catch.

Black Hawk Helicopters Will Be Part of Super Bowl Security
Houston Chronicle - Feb 03, 2017 06:33 PM (ET)
Houstonians may glimpse UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters monitoring the skies on Super Bowl Sunday.

False Alarm Causes Evacuation at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
WKRG (Mobile, Ala.) - Feb 03, 2017 06:32 PM (ET)
A false alarm caused about 400 people to be evacuated from Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS) airport on Friday morning.

Sea-Tac Airport Breaks Ground on Major Expansion Project
KOMO News (Seattle) - Feb 03, 2017 06:30 PM (ET)
Sea-Tac Airport is breaking ground on a major expansion Friday afternoon.

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers
Skift - Feb 03, 2017 04:55 PM (ET)
Just before Christmas, Iberia Airlines sent emails to some customers. If they could vacation anywhere, the airline asked, where would they like to go? And with whom?

Atlantis: We Support Ban on Jets at Lantana Airport
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Feb 03, 2017 04:54 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has yet to rule on whether retired commercial pilot Errol Forman can land his jet at the Lantana Airport.

Online UAS Training Portal Launches
General Aviation News - Feb 03, 2017 04:51 PM (ET)
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Team at Avion Unmanned has launched its Online UAS Training Portal.

Pilot Report: Bombardier's C Series Sets New Standard
Aviation Week - Feb 03, 2017 04:50 PM (ET)
Bombardier’s C Series is an iconoclast, defining a new class of passenger jets that defies traditional classification as either regional or transcontinental airliners because of its size, range and operating costs.

Editorial: London's Wishful Thinking On Brexit's Impact On Industry
Aviation Week - Feb 03, 2017 04:49 PM (ET)
The British government has fired the starting pistol on discussions to leave the European Union. The publication of a white paper Feb. 2 outlined the principal aims of what the UK wants in its Brexit negotiations to leave the EU.

Silangit Airport Expansion to Finish in April
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Feb 03, 2017 04:49 PM (ET)
The expansion of Silangit Airport will finish in April and the construction of new toll roads are expected to boost tourist arrivals to Lake Toba in North Sumatra -- one of the 10 regions being developed to become a main tourist destination.

Bag Fee Class Should Keep Cert., Groups Tell 11th Circ.
Law360 - Feb 03, 2017 04:42 PM (ET)
Consumer advocacy groups on Wednesday asked the Eleventh Circuit to uphold the certification of a class of about 28 million passengers in a suit alleging Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Airways Inc. colluded to institute a first-checked-baggage fee, saying there should not be a new test for class treatment.

Long Beach Airport to Allow Uber, Lyft to Pick Up Passengers — For a Fee
Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram - Feb 03, 2017 04:42 PM (ET)
Long Beach Airport is preparing to roll out a pilot program that will allow smartphone-based ride-share services like Uber or Lyft to pick passengers up curbside.

DFW Airport CEO Thanks Police and Protesters for 'Peaceful' Demonstrations
Dallas Morning News - Feb 03, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
As thousands of people crowded airports around the country last weekend to protest President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries, tensions simmered and sometimes escalated into clashes between protesters and police.

NY State Selects Talon Air to Develop Five Parcels at Republic Airport
Newsday - Feb 03, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
Empire State Development has chosen a developer for five parcels at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, a month after the airport’s commission chairman asked the agency to provide information on the development to residents who felt left in the dark.

Airport Spas Add a Touch of Hush to the Travel Rush
APEX - Feb 03, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
As airports improve the passenger experience and travelers get used to spending more time – and money – in terminals, the demand for airport spas is growing.

Airport Looking to Shift Plank Rd. to Comply with Federal Regulations
WAFB (Baton Rouge, La.) - Feb 03, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
The Baton Rouge Airport could soon be making changes to a road that runs in close proximity to the end of the runway.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Changes Leadership Following Latest MRJ Delay
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has installed two of its executives at the top of the leadership structure of its subsidiary producing the MRJ, the Japanese regional jet that has been beset by multiple program delays.

Wizz Air Lowers Full-Year Forecast
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air lowered its full-year profit guidance by €20 million ($21.5 million) following a third-quarter profit drop by more than 20%.

CFM International Names New President and CEO
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
CFM International named Gaël Méheust president and CEO, from Feb. 1.

UK Government Details Heathrow Third Runway Conditions
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
The UK government has told London Heathrow Airport to improve domestic connectivity and offset the social impact of its planned third runway as part of a bid to secure planning permission.

Wizz Air Considers UK AOC
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air is considering whether it should set up a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) (Brexit).

Icelandair to Hit Top End of 2016 Guidance
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Icelandair is expecting to report a full-year EBITDA at the top end of its $210-$220 million revised guidance, but has warned that EBITDA will drop to $140-$150 million in 2017 because of volatile market conditions.

Etihad Airways Expands 787 Network
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways plans to substantially expand Boeing 787 routes over the coming year.

UTair's Domestic Traffic Grew 25.5% in 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
UTair Aviation carried 5.6 million domestic passengers in 2016, up 25.5% year-over-year (YOY), according to the Russian carrier. Overall, the airline carried a total of 6.6 million passengers, up 20.1% YOY.

IATA: Air Passenger Traffic Rebounded in 2H 2016; Up 6.3% Overall
Air Transport World - Feb 03, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Worldwide air passenger traffic increased an overall 6.3% in 2016, as passengers wary of traveling in the first half of the year pushed demand to a nearly 9% annual growth pace between June and December, according to IATA’s full-year Air Passenger Market Analysis.

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