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President Trump Meets with Airport, Airline Leaders
Feb 09, 2017 07:14 PM (ET)
Appeals Court Rules Against Reinstating President Trump's Travel Ban
Feb 09, 2017 07:13 PM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Airport Customer Satisfaction Increases
Feb 09, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Passenger Traffic Increases at Detroit Metro Airport
Feb 09, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
AAAE Issues Call for Scholarship Applications
Feb 09, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Feb 09, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)

Norwegian Air Chooses Providence As Second US Base
TravelPulse - Feb 09, 2017 05:34 PM (ET)
Providence, Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport has been selected at the second U.S. base for Norwegian Air Shuttles’s trans-Atlantic service set to begin this summer, a company spokesman told The Providence Journal.

Thousands of Flight Cancellations, Delays as Major Winter Storm Slams Northeast
Fox News - Feb 09, 2017 05:33 PM (ET)
A powerful winter storm bearing down on the Northeast forced thousands of flight cancelations Thursday, snarling travel plans for fliers across the country and dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas, according to estimates.

Diverted Flight Back in Air After Emergency Landing, Unrelated Mechanical Trouble
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb 09, 2017 05:32 PM (ET)
Passengers on an American Airlines flight to Phoenix endured two delays Thursday — an emergency diversion to St. Louis and an unrelated mechanical problem while waiting to resume the flight.

Thailand Clears 15-Year Aviation Action Plan
FlightGlobal - Feb 09, 2017 05:16 PM (ET)
Thailand has approved a 15-year action plan for the aviation industry, covering MRO, manufacturing, and the development of human resources.

Kansas House Grounds Aviation Tax Credit Bill
KMUW (Wichita, Kan.) - Feb 09, 2017 05:15 PM (ET)
Legislation aimed at helping the Kansas aviation industry has been grounded in Topeka.

GE Aviation Hails $2B Order
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Feb 09, 2017 05:08 PM (ET)
GE Aviation said Singapore Airlines has announced an order valued at $2 billion to the company.

Winter Storm Niko: Airlines Have Already Canceled Nearly 2,800 Flights
Condé Nast Traveler - Feb 09, 2017 04:02 PM (ET)
Wednesday saw temperatures of nearly 60 degrees in New York City, and Thursday will be a little, er, different.

Iberia CCO Explains Carrier's Long-Haul IFEC Decisions
Runway Girl Network - Feb 09, 2017 04:02 PM (ET)
Despite opting to pair Panasonic’s eX2 IFE system with Gogo’s 2Ku cabin-connectivity service for its Airbus A340-600 and A330-300 fleets, IAG subsidiary Iberia will take the combination of Panasonic’s eX3 IFE and eXConnect Ku connectivity linefit for the 16 new A350-900s it is due to begin receiving from the second quarter of 2018, Iberia’s chief commercial officer, Marco Sansavini, confirmed to RGN in a wide-ranging interview.

Deal Would Give Some Hawaiian Air Pilots 40 Percent Raise
AP - Feb 09, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots union on a six-year contract that will increase wages for some of its pilots by as much as 40 percent the first year.

Singapore Airlines Places $14 Billion Wide-Body Boeing Order
Reuters - Feb 09, 2017 03:51 PM (ET)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) (SIAL.SI) announced a provisional order worth $13.8 billion at list prices to buy 39 Boeing (BA.N) wide-body planes on Thursday as it battles Gulf carriers, dealing a blow to Airbus (AIR.PA) in the key market for big twinjets.

Need Help at the Airport? Ask Pepper the Robot
East Bay Times (Calif.) - Feb 09, 2017 03:25 PM (ET)
Airport travelers needing some assistance at Oakland International Airport now have a robot to help them.

New O'Hare Overnight Runway Rotation Plan Coming in Two Weeks
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Feb 09, 2017 02:53 PM (ET)
If a second overnight runway rotation intended to equally distribute jet noise around the region occurs at O'Hare International Airport, federal regulators want safety improvements.

BWI Set to Begin $60-Million Expansion of Its International Terminal
Washington Post - Feb 09, 2017 02:52 PM (ET)
Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport is set to begin a $60 million expansion of its international terminal this spring.

Major Airlines Reject Re-Routes During Nigeria Airport Closure
AFP (France) - Feb 09, 2017 02:46 PM (ET)
International airlines are refusing to fly to an alternative hub when the only airport serving Nigeria's capital shuts down, forcing travellers to make lengthy detours at extra cost.

Rebranding Efforts Continue at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Los Angeles Times - Feb 09, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
Now that the local airport has been renamed and a new logo has been created, airfield officials will soon be ready to start marketing the new identity — Hollywood Burbank Airport — to passengers in the region and east of the Colorado Rockies.

Sunshine Coast Will Lease Maroochydore Airport for 99 Years, Council to Be Paid $605M
Brisbane Times (Australia) - Feb 09, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
Sunshine Coast ratepayers will keep ownership of the new Sunshine Coast Airport and their council will receive $605 million in payments as they lease it for 99 years to the airport's new commercial operators.

Airlines Cancel Thursday Flights from Buffalo Airport to NYC and Boston
WIVB (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
JetBlue and other airlines are cancelling Thursday flights from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport to New York City and Boston in anticipation of an expected storm.

3 Baggage Handlers Facing Charges After Luggage Thefts at McCarran Airport
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Feb 09, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Three baggage handlers are facing charges after Las Vegas police uncovered a series of thefts from luggage checked on flights from McCarran International Airport.

Charter Flight Carrying IU Team Gets Stuck Before Takeoff at Monroe Airport
Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
A Tuesday night flight cancellation because the plane got stuck in mud delayed the Indiana University women’s basketball team in its trip to New Jersey for Wednesday’s game against Rutgers.

Fenton Police Chief Named Top Cop at Gerald R. Ford International Airport
MLive.com (Mich.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Chief Rick Aro plans on leaving the Fenton Police department in the coming days to take over the top cop spot at Gerald R. Ford International Airport on the state's west side.

Twin Cities Airport to Get Automated Security Lanes
Post Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Automated security lanes are expected to make it easier for air travelers at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

Inverness Councillor Seeks Renewed Funding for Port Hawkesbury Airport
CBC (Canada) - Feb 09, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
The municipal council in Cape Breton's Inverness County will revisit last year's decision to cease giving the Port Hawkesbury Airport $35,000 in annual funding.

Tower Near Purdue Cut to 16 Floors for Airport Safety Rules
AP - Feb 09, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
Developers are cutting a couple floors from a planned high-rise tower near the Purdue University campus to meet Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Salt Lake City International Airport Bond Sale Yields $1B for Expansion
Salt Lake Tribune - Feb 09, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports announced the sale of $1 billion in revenue bonds, proceeds of which will go toward the $2.9 billion airport reconstruction and expansion.

Union Seeks To Arbitrate Flying Food Worker Discipline Fight
Law360 - Feb 09, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
A labor union on Tuesday asked an Illinois federal court to force Flying Food Group to enter arbitration after the airline catering company disciplined several employees, following a back-and-forth in which Flying Food and the union sparred over whether an earlier agreement applied to the disciplinary action.

Two Companies Move to Fill Longmont's Airport Shuttle Gap
Reporter-Herald (Loveland, Colo.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Two local companies are stepping into the transportation void left by SuperShuttle when it discontinued its route between Longmont and Denver International Airport last week.

Flight Paths In and Out of Ontario Airport to Change Slightly
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
As a flight controller overseeing the Inland Empire skies, Mike Taylor is no stranger to challenges when issuing complex directions to pilots as they descend onto the flight path for Ontario International Airport.

Wicomico County Confirms a New Airport Manager
WMDT (Salisbury, Md.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
The Wicomico County Council hired Dawn Veatch to be the new general manager.

Capital Airport Passenger Numbers at 12-year High in 2016
State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
Passenger numbers at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport hit a 12-year high of nearly 192,000 in 2016, the Springfield airport reported Wednesday.

FAA Makes Adjustments to Runway Operations at MSP Airport
KSTP (Saint Paul, Minn.) - Feb 09, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
Some relief may be coming to people living around Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Brazil Brings WTO Challenge Against Canada Over CSeries
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Brazil has formally taken its case against government financial investment in the Bombardier CSeries to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Alaska 2016 Profit Down 4%; Evaluating Virgin America A320s
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Alaska Air Group will spend the next 6-9 months evaluating Virgin America’s Airbus A320 fleet to determine whether it will keep the aircraft long term, according to Alaska chairman and CEO Brad Tilden.

Etihad CEO: 2016 a 'Year of Sustained Growth in a Tough Environment'
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
In 2016, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways saw a year “of sustained growth in a very tough business environment,” Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) president and CEO James Hogan said in a Feb. 8 statement.

Ryanair, Norwegian to Start Feeder Flights This Summer
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair and LCC Norwegian plan to start joint feeder flights from summer 2017 onward.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Traffic Climbs in January as Yields Fall
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has reported that yields are at “historically low levels” in its marketplace, as a result of higher fuel prices, an unfavorable exchange rate for the Swedish krona against the dollar and a new Norwegian aviation tax.

Russia Suspends AOCs of Two Regional Carriers
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Russia’s federal air transport agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended the air operator’s certificates (AOCs) for two regional carriers—Buryat Airlines and Pioneer Airlines—effective Feb. 7, following unscheduled inspections.

Korean Air, Thai Airways Name New Leaders
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Korean Air has named Walter Cho as president and COO. Cho was formerly the head of the corporate strategy & planning, cargo business and passenger business divisions.

Russia and Bulgaria to Add Designated Carriers, Frequencies
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Russian and Bulgarian aviation authorities have agreed to add second designated carriers for routes connecting Moscow with Sofia, Varna and Burgas.

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