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Rep. DeFazio Urges President Trump Support Increasing or Eliminating PFC Cap
Feb 08, 2017 06:27 PM (ET)
DHS Inspector General Discusses Aviation Security Issues
Feb 08, 2017 06:22 PM (ET)
Spirit Airlines Posts Profit For 2016
Feb 08, 2017 06:18 PM (ET)
Alaska Air to Add Orange County-Albuquerque Service
Feb 08, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
Feb 08, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)



$8.7 million Aviation Education Facility Coming to AU Airport
Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News - Feb 08, 2017 05:58 PM (ET)
Construction on a new education facility will soon begin at the Auburn University Regional Airport, creating additional space for instruction and training for the university’s aviation programs.

Airline, Airport Leaders to Meet Trump on Thursday
Wall Street Journal - Feb 08, 2017 05:47 PM (ET)
U.S. aviation leaders are set to meet President Donald Trump on Thursday amid disagreement over terms granted to some foreign carriers and uncertainty over the administration’s travel ban on citizens of seven nations.

TSA Debunks Its Own Airport Behavior Screening
Engadget - Feb 08, 2017 05:47 PM (ET)
If you've ever suspected that the TSA's airport behavior screening (where it looks for visual signs of lying or stress) was just another example of ineffective security theater, you now have some science to back up your hunches.

Airport Hiring Consultant to Assess Response to Shooting
Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Feb 08, 2017 05:46 PM (ET)
A month after the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Broward County has begun negotiations with a consulting firm to assess how well it handled the crisis.

Airport Seeks Lost Teddy Bear's Owner Over Facebook
CNET.com - Feb 08, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
A teddy bear got left behind, but it ended up on an adventure at the Cork Airport rather than in a lost-and-found bin.

Ethiopian Airlines Names Latest A350 After Volcano
Business Traveller - Feb 08, 2017 02:35 PM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines has received its third Airbus A350XWB aircraft and named it after Erta Ale, a large basaltic shield volcano located in the Afar Region of north-eastern Ethiopia.

ACLU: Spotting Terrorists by Behavior at Airports Doesn't Work
USA Today - Feb 08, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration program to spot suspected terrorists based on deceptive behavior among travelers is unreliable and raises questions about racial and religious bias, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union based on documents in TSA files.

LaGuardia Airport's Proposed AirTrain Moves Forward
Curbed - Feb 08, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
The possibility of the soon-to-be revamped LaGuardia Airport getting its very own AirTrain is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

San Diego Cracking Down on Drones With New Regulations
San Diego Union-Tribune - Feb 08, 2017 12:35 PM (ET)
Concerned that the increasing popularity of drones could threaten public safety, San Diego officials plan to join a small group of cities across the nation trying to crack down on irresponsible users.

Computer Issue Causing Widespread United Flight Delays
Chicago Tribune - Feb 08, 2017 12:17 PM (ET)
United Airlines is experiencing delays at airports across the country Wednesday because of a systemwide computer problem affecting flight plans.

City Attorneys to Review Issue of Skydiving at Airport
Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World - Feb 08, 2017 11:57 AM (ET)
No action will be taken on skydiving drop zones at the Lawrence Municipal Airport until city attorneys complete a legal review of the issue, the Lawrence City Commission decided at its Tuesday meeting.

Brazilian Airline Azul Leads 3 IPOs Joining Pipeline
Law360 - Feb 08, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Azul SA, a growing Brazilian airline founded by the creator of JetBlue Airways Corp., on Tuesday filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering, under guidance from Shearman & Sterling LLP, marking one of three new issuers to join the IPO fray this week.

More Than 100 Flights Scrapped in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart Airport Strikes
The Local (Germany) - Feb 08, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
Ground crew workers at four major airports are on strike on Wednesday, leading to dozens of flight delays and cancellations.

Fitness Company Tours CLT Airport as Possible Landing Spot for Gym
WBTV (Charlotte, N.C.) - Feb 08, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
In the future, you may be getting a little more pumped up about travel days at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Spirit Airlines Feels the Heat From Other Carriers' Low Fares
Skift - Feb 08, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
Spirit Airlines has faced increasing pressure from legacy carriers in the U.S. which have moved to introduce basic economy fares to compete with ultra low-cost carriers.

Sabre's New CEO Wants to Instill an Accountability Culture
Skift - Feb 08, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
At first glance, it seems unlikely that Sabre, a company airlines hire to manage reservations, flights, and other functions, would have a project management problem.

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation
Skift - Feb 08, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
As Norwegian Air teases $69 one-way trans-Atlantic fares, Lufthansa Group’s low-cost entity, Eurowings, is considering new U.S. destinations, including Las Vegas, Orlando, and Seattle, but does not have a timeframe for when new routes might launch, a member of the company’s executive board said in an interview.

Why It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Boeing's Iconic 747
Skift - Feb 08, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
We’ve already lost the beautiful Concorde to excessive cost and tragedy, but now another one of world’s most iconic airline designs is due to follow.

Why Does It Seem Like Airline Computers Are Crashing More?
Bloomberg - Feb 08, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
Legacy hardware mixed with new technology, mergers, and the primacy of safety has made for some frustrating travel days.

Presidential Visits Impacts Lantana Airport
WPBF (West Palm Beach, Fla.) - Feb 08, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
After decades working in aviation, Jonathan Miller has grown accustomed to loud jets and propellers but Miller said the silence at Lantana Airport was deafening last weekend.

The 5 Largest Airports in the World
The Telegraph (U.K.) - Feb 08, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
In this Telegraph video series we examine some of the costliest, biggest, tallest and longest man-made structures that exist in the world today.

Great Barrington Airport Hopes to Add 3 Hangars
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.) - Feb 08, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
"We're making some room." That was how Ken Krentsa, the manager of Great Barrington's Walter J. Koladza Airport, described the airport's plans for expansion.

Flight from Pakistan Diverted to Stansted Under RAF Escort
The Guardian (U.K.) - Feb 08, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
A passenger on a flight from Pakistan who was arrested after the plane was diverted to Stansted airport under RAF escort was wanted by the Metropolitan police.

Changes Would Allow Uber, Lyft Drivers Equal Access at Springfield Airport
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Feb 08, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
The Springfield City Council will soon decide on giving equal access to all taxi, shuttle, and ride-sharing services at the airport. Monday night, council members listened to a plan to let Uber and Lyft drivers park at the airport while waiting for passengers.

Hostile Battle Over Santa Monica Airport May Not Be Over
Los Angeles Daily News - Feb 08, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
The grinding, contentious, decades-long battle over operations at the Santa Monica Airport seems to be over with a victory for residents and NIMBYism.

$2.4M Facelift Underway at Angelina County Airport
KTRE (Pollok, Texas) - Feb 08, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Planes and jets landing and taking off from the Angelina County Airport will soon notice a smoother ride while on the ground.

Runway Expansion Progresses at Spartanburg Downtown Airport
Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.) - Feb 08, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Construction is moving quickly on the $25 million runway expansion and resurfacing project at Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport.

White House Confirms Trump to Meet Airline CEOs, Defends Norwegian
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
US President Donald Trump is planning to meet with a number of US airline CEOs Feb. 9, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

US Airline CEOs Accuse Majors of Jeopardizing Open Skies
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
The three major US legacy carriers are making demands that would jeopardize Open Skies and reduce competition, the CEOs of four US airlines tell the newly appointed US Secretary of State and Transportation Secretary.

Canada's WestJet Posts $219 Million Net Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Canadian low-cost carrier (LCC) WestJet reported a full-year 2016 net profit of C$295.5 million ($219.4 million), down 19.6% from C$367.5 million in 2015.

Spirit Posts $265 Million 2016 Net Profit; Cites 'Aggressive' Competition
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Florida-based ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines reported 2016 net profit of $264.9 million, down 16.5% from net income of $317.2 million in 2015.

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again Feb. 9
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
British Airways cabin crew, represented by the Unite trade union, will strike again Feb. 9 in an ongoing dispute over pay. The cabin crew just ended a three-day strike Feb. 7.

Russia's Rostec Aims to Increase Aviation Market Share
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Russia’s state-owned Rostec Corp. has approved a strategy to develop an aviation cluster—comprising manufacturers of engines, helicopters, avionics and accessories—to increase their global market share to 5% and Russian aircraft market share to 75% by 2025.

British Airways A319 Departs Taxiway in Denmark
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
A British Airways (BA) Airbus A319 had a taxiway excursion at Billund Airport, Denmark, Feb. 7 following a flight from London Heathrow.

Airbus Retires Four Older Flight-Test Aircraft
Air Transport World - Feb 08, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Airbus will retire four of its test aircraft and donate them to the Museum of Air and Space in Paris-Le Bourget and Aeroscopia in Toulouse.

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