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House Committee Releases Report, Legislation on Airport Insider Threat
Feb 06, 2017 05:23 PM (ET)
SkyWest Posts Profit for 2016
Feb 06, 2017 05:08 PM (ET)
Mark VanLoh Named CEO of Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust
Feb 06, 2017 10:40 AM (ET)
Senior Turkish Officials to Outline Airport Development Needs
Feb 06, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 06, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)

Uber Now Available at Colorado Springs Airport
Colorado Springs (Colo.) Gazette - Feb 06, 2017 05:11 PM (ET)
Ride sharing giant Uber has completed an agreement that will allow it to pick up passengers at the Colorado Springs Airport, airport officials announced Monday.

Airport Authority Develops Strategic Plan
Courier-Express (DuBois, Pa.) - Feb 06, 2017 04:48 PM (ET)
The Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority looked with an eye to the future at its last meeting.

Commissioners to Decide Fabens Airport Future
KVIA (El Paso, Texas) - Feb 06, 2017 04:48 PM (ET)
The Fabens airport isn’t the largest or most popular air field in our county, and County Commissioners may be looking to use it more.

TSA Agent Who Helped Smuggle Drugs Through Oakland Airport Sentenced
East Bay Times (Calif.) - Feb 06, 2017 04:46 PM (ET)
An Oakland woman working as a TSA agent has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for helping smuggle approximately 24 pounds of marijuana through airport security and conspired to help drug smuggling through the Oakland International Airport, according to federal prosecutors.

When Birds Fly: The Role Airlines Play in Falconry
APEX - Feb 06, 2017 04:45 PM (ET)
When a photo of several dozen falcons on an airplane went viral last week, it called attention to falconry and airlines’ role in transporting the birds of prey. Lufthansa has even patented a bird stand called the Falcon Master, which it says is “a safe and comfortable solution for both owner and falcon.”

City Proclaims 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'
Lebanon (Tenn.) Democrat - Feb 06, 2017 04:45 PM (ET)
The City of Lebanon has proclaimed February as “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in allegiance with the national celebration of aviation.

Lawsuit Looms Over Airport Strike
The Nation (Thailand) - Feb 06, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
???????Sirote Duangratana, director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said Monday the Airports of Thailand (AOT), which operates Bangkok’s main airport, is considering filing a lawsuit against Asia Security Management Co (ASM) and claiming compensation over disruption caused by a labour strike.

Pella and Oskaloosa City Councils to Consider Mahaska County Amendment Leaving Airport Agreement
KNIA/KRLS (Knoxville, Iowa) - Feb 06, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
The Pella City Council will decide whether or not Mahaska County can leave a 28E Agreement at their meeting Tuesday.

Dubai Airports Makes Life Easier for Passengers at Dubai International
The National (UAE) - Feb 06, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
As any regular flyer will know, sometimes it is more aggravating waiting to be taken to your aircraft than it is getting through the departure gate the first place.

The Airport Lounge Scene: What You Get and How to Get In
New York Times - Feb 06, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
Mango smoothies beckon. Soft pretzels dangle from a wooden rack. There are platters of Scottish smoked salmon, sausage, bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, croissants and cheese beside jars of homemade jams and a honeycomb hive tray.

American Airlines Fixes a Bug in Its System That Was Preventing Upgrades
Skift - Feb 06, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
Elite passengers in American’s AAdvantage loyalty program have been scratching their heads for the last few months over a strange hiccup in the airline’s upgrade process.

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume
Skift - Feb 06, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
First there was the Yamoussoukro Declaration of 1988, which opened the door to liberalising African skies. A decade later it became the Yamoussoukro Decision. In 2012, the Abuja Declaration gathered similar amounts of dust.

Dollars and Sense: An Airport's Economic Impact
General Aviation News - Feb 06, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
“If you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport.”

Waterloo Airport Flying at Eight-Year High in Business
Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) - Feb 06, 2017 01:31 PM (ET)
More passengers flew out of Waterloo Regional Airport in 2016 than any time in the past eight years, a new report compiled by airport director Keith Kaspari shows.

If You Are Stranded, Let It Be at These Airports
Straits Times (Singapore) - Feb 06, 2017 01:30 PM (ET)
When advertising executive Chia Xia En was planning her trip to Boston last July, she realised the cheapest way to get there would involve an eight-hour layover in Tokyo's Narita Airport.

The Super Bowl Halftime Show Drones Weren't Flying Live
The Verge - Feb 06, 2017 01:26 PM (ET)
Drones were a big part of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show for the first time ever.

FAA: Air Traffic Controllers at Airport Weren't Drug Tested Until Four Days After Incident
KBOI (Boise, Idaho) - Feb 06, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration says two air traffic controllers at the Boise Airport tower weren't drug tested until four days after communication was lost during a police investigation in November.

Shannon Airport Boss Has Ambitious Plans for Expansion
Limerick Leader (Ireland) - Feb 06, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Almost half of all foreign direct investment in Ireland can be found within 60 miles of Shannon Airport, Shannon Group chief executive, Matthew Thomas explained when he addressed a full meeting of Limerick City and County Council about airport expansion plans.

World's Longest Flight Touches Down at Auckland Airport
Stuff (New Zealand) - Feb 06, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
The world's longest commercial flight has landed in Auckland on a warm and sunny Waitangi Day.

A Longer Main Runway is Part of Master Plan for Kahului Airport
Maui (Hawaii) News - Feb 06, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
The main runway at Kahului Airport would be extended by about 1,500 feet to 8,530 feet to accommodate fully loaded aircraft with direct reach to the Midwest, according to a recently completed update of the Kahului Airport Master Plan.

Dubai Will Get a $3 Billion Loan to Fund Airport Expansion
Bloomberg - Feb 06, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Dubai agreed a $3 billion loan with banks to fund the expansion of Dubai World Central airport and logistics hub as it prepares to host the World Expo in 2020, people familiar with the matter said.

Our Opinion: Airport Prepares for Bright Future
News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) - Feb 06, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
No one brings a large aircraft in for a landing without a smooth runway waiting.

The First Airport Gym in the United States Just Opened. Expect More in the Next Four Years
AP - Feb 06, 2017 11:06 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.

Drones Help Expand the World's Busiest Airport
Engadget - Feb 06, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
The Atlanta project is proof that robotic fliers can coexist with passenger jets.

WestJet 737 Forced to Return to Calgary Airport Again After Smoke Detected
Calgary Herald (Canada) - Feb 06, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
For the second day in a row, the crew of the same WestJet plane were forced to return the plane to Calgary due to a smoke scare.

After Decline, Airport Passenger Numbers Rising
Vail (Colo.) Daily - Feb 06, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
The Eagle County Regional Airport may be the last sector of the local economy to start recovering from the Great Recession.

Airport Legal Bills Total $4.1 Million
Royal Gazette (Bermuda) - Feb 06, 2017 10:55 AM (ET)
Negotiations entailed in the airport redevelopment ran up a tab of $4.1 million to the Government’s law firm, Bennett Jones.

Watch: Boeing 777 Makes Landing at Tiny Canadian Airport
Stuff (New Zealand) - Feb 06, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Nestled in the Nunavut region of Northern Canada, Iqaluit only has one runway and usually receives aircraft holding no more than 15 passengers.

Russian Inspectors Stage Simulated Emergency Test at Cairo's Airport
TASS (Russia) - Feb 06, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Russian security specialists currently inspecting Cairo’s airport have simulated an emergency by trying to bring a dummy explosive device into the arrivals lounge, Ahram Online said on Saturday.

Work Continues at Redlands Municipal Airport
Redlands (Calif.) Daily Facts - Feb 06, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
City staff is continuing to work with pilots on improving the Redlands Municipal Airport.

Cunderdin Airport Could be Redeveloped Into WA's Second International Airport
Perth Now (Australia) - Feb 06, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
A $200 million dollar airport, which could eventually become WA’s second international airport, is being planned for Cunderdin in WA’s wheatbelt.

Taking Flight: Edinboro Students Work Toward Pilot Licenses
GoErie.com (Pa.) - Feb 06, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
Classrooms for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student Brandon Morton include cockpits and a flight simulator.

Building Type: The Airport as Public Square and Protest Central
McClatchy - Feb 06, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
I've been writing about the relationship between political protest and the design of cities for more than 20 years, beginning with the senior thesis I produced as a terrifically naive undergraduate studying architectural history and political science in the early 1990s.

By the Numbers: Austin's Airport Expands Terminal, Adding Gates, Space
Austin (Texas) Statesman - Feb 06, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Wondering what’s with all the construction cranes and hubbub on the east end of the terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport?

Schermerhorn Renews Pitch for Airport Control
Post-Star (Glen Falls, N.Y.) - Feb 06, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
The local developer who oversees flight operations at Warren County airport on Thursday renewed his proposal to run the entire airport, saying he would like to know by the end of the year so he can plan for 2019.

Lufthansa Unveils First A350 XWB with New Cabin Interior
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Lufthansa unveiled the first of 25 Airbus A350-900s Feb. 2 in Munich after Lufthansa Technik completed the cabin installation.

European Commission Continues to Limit ETS Scope
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
The European Commission (EC) has retained its controversial Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for only intra-European flights.

Indigo Partners to Launch Chilean ULCC JetSMART
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Arizona-based investment firm Indigo Partners introduced its new ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), JetSMART, on Feb. 3 in Santiago, Chile.

SWISS 777-300ER Inspected After Unscheduled Landing in Canadian Arctic
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
A Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Boeing 777-300ER is being inspected after making an unscheduled landing in Iqaluit, Canada.

SkyWest Posts $162 Million Net Loss in 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
SkyWest Inc., the St. George, Utah-based parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, posted a $161.6 million net loss for the full-year 2016, reversed from a $117.8 million net profit in 2015. SkyWest’s full-year 2016 operating revenue was $3.1 billion, up 0.8% from 2015.

Lufthansa Embraces Data Analysis to Offer Passengers Customized Service
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group is aiming to offer passengers service “personalized on a silver tray” by utilizing “predictive analytics” to determine what offerings individual customers want, a senior executive said.

Airbus Starts 2017 with A380 Sales Loss
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
European manufacturer Airbus had a quiet start to 2017, with just four aircraft—one A320ceo for Mexico’s VivaAerobus and three A350-900s for Air France—sold.

London City Airport's Refurbished Western Pier Nears Completion
Air Transport World - Feb 06, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
A major refurbishment and expansion of London City Airport’s Western Pier is approaching completion.

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