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DOT Issues Airline Employment Figures
Feb 10, 2017 05:10 PM (ET)
Salt Lake City Airport Sells $1 Billion in Bonds
Feb 10, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways Cargo Launches MIA Route
Feb 10, 2017 04:39 PM (ET)
AAAE Seeking Applications for 2017 Internships
Feb 10, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
Feb 10, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)



Airport Up and Running, Mostly
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News & Guide - Feb 10, 2017 04:59 PM (ET)
Thermometers climbed above freezing by sunup Thursday at Jackson Hole Airport, allowing maintenance crews to keep the runway mostly free of ice.

How High-End Hotels Are Reinventing Airport Lounges
Condé Nast Traveler - Feb 10, 2017 04:53 PM (ET)
These days, killing time before a flight can mean cocktails served by a Savoy-trained butler.

Airport: Cargo Facilities Nearly Ready
Advertiser (Lafayette, La.) - Feb 10, 2017 04:52 PM (ET)
Lafayette Regional Airport is moving closer to completing a new cargo facility for FedEx and UPS, and is working out lease details with the two companies before they move in.

Broken Kite Delays Over 20 Flights at Chinese Airport
South China Morning Post - Feb 10, 2017 04:49 PM (ET)
A broken kite floating above an airport in northern China caused delays to more than 20 flights, according to a news website report.

Charlotte Douglas is Looking at 'Catalytic' Projects to Spur Development Around the Airport
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Feb 10, 2017 04:44 PM (ET)
As it finalizes its new development master plan, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is looking at several “catalytic” projects to spur interest in surrounding land, the airport’s economic development director said this week.

La Jolla Residents Fight Back Against Airport Noise
CBS 8 (San Diego) - Feb 10, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
La Jolla residents are joining people in Point Loma when it comes to frustration over airport noise.

Belgium Investigates Failed Cyber Attack After Airport Bombing
Reuters - Feb 10, 2017 04:42 PM (ET)
Belgian prosecutors on Thursday said they are investigating a cyber attack on Brussels airport's website the night after it was bombed by Islamists, following an admission by a U.S. youth that he had targeted the website remotely.

Exclusive: EU Sharpens Competition Tools to Face Gulf Carrier Challenge
Reuters - Feb 10, 2017 04:41 PM (ET)
The European Commission is set to revamp a law enabling it to impose duties on non-EU airlines or suspend their flying rights if it finds they have harmed European airlines, as it seeks to counter rising competition from Gulf carriers.

Share the love: Southwest Airlines to Give Employees $586 Million in Profit-Share Bonuses
Dallas Morning News - Feb 10, 2017 04:40 PM (ET)
Valentine’s Day came a bit early for Southwest Airlines employees, with the carrier announcing Thursday that they’ll be receiving an additional six weeks of pay through the company’s profit-sharing program.

TSA Officials Talk Prohibited Items at MYR
WMBF (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Feb 10, 2017 04:32 PM (ET)
With spring break on the horizon, officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are reminding travelers what it is they can and cannot bring onboard an airplane.

Unclaimed Clothes at LaGuardia Airport Donated to Homeless Vets
NBC New York - Feb 10, 2017 04:31 PM (ET)
TSA officials got a jump on spring cleaning when they donated over 400 articles of unclaimed clothes at LaGuardia Airport to the Brooklyn Vet Center.

Names of Airports in India Could Finally Start Making Some Sense for Travelers
Mashable - Feb 10, 2017 04:29 PM (ET)
Here's a quick challenge: Can you guess the city you would be in if your plane was landing at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport? How about if it were to land at Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport?

Attack on an Airline or Airport Could Cost the Economy Billions in Losses
Phys.org - Feb 10, 2017 04:28 PM (ET)
The potential economic losses of the recent deadly attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport could top billions of dollars over the next two years, according to USC terrorism experts.

Eutelsat Poised for Ka-Band Joint Venture with ViaSat
Get Connected - Feb 10, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
Eutelsat says it is close to announcing a joint venture with ViaSat that will improve future Ka-band capacity for inflight connectivity.

DFW Airport Considers Selling Parking in Advance With Phone App
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Feb 10, 2017 04:22 PM (ET)
During certain times, such as holidays and summer vacation season, it’s hard to find a parking space at any price at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

$250,000 State Land Funds Will Publicize Airport
Lansing (N.Y.) Star - Feb 10, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
NYS Senators Pam Helming and James Seward came to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport last Friday to announce a $250,000 grant that will be used to promote the airport.

Plane Engine Catches Fire Just Before Takeoff at JFK
New York Post - Feb 10, 2017 04:14 PM (ET)
A plane engine fire caused delays at John F. Kennedy airport Thursday night, officials said.

Dulles Airport: A Front Line Against President Trump's Executive Order
WUSA (Washington, D.C.) - Feb 10, 2017 04:13 PM (ET)
For the past two weeks, airports across the country including Dulles International became the front lines for the fight against the President’s Executive Order.

Podcast: New Turboprops vs. Used Regional Jets
Aviation Week - Feb 10, 2017 04:12 PM (ET)
Has the 'jetmania' trend returned as cheaper, used regional jets flood the market? Can they compete with new, more-efficient turboprops?

FAA Orders Boeing 747 AD For Inspection Of Cracking
MRO-Network.com - Feb 10, 2017 04:12 PM (ET)
Effective Mar. 14, U.S. operators of Boeing 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D and 747-400F aircraft will be required to inspect and take required action for the aluminum strut side skin and corrosion-resistant steel (CRES) outer spring beam support fitting every 500 flight cycles.

Power Cuts, Airport Chaos as Storm Hits Northeast US
Al Jazeera (Qatar) - Feb 10, 2017 04:11 PM (ET)
Heavy snow and extreme winds cancel flights, close schools and cause power outages in parts of northeastern US.

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website
Skift - Feb 10, 2017 04:10 PM (ET)
AccorHotels is developing a reputation as being a bit of a pioneer.

Expedia Still Bullish on Orbitz Despite Missteps
Skift - Feb 10, 2017 04:09 PM (ET)
Financial data released Thursday cast a light on how Expedia, Inc., has suffered from indigestion after it gobbled up Orbitz, which had been the fourth-largest online travel brand in the U.S.

De-icing Truck Catches Fire at Bradley Airport
NBC Connecticut - Feb 10, 2017 04:05 PM (ET)
Emergency crews responded for a fire on a de-icing truck at Bradley Airport this morning.

Restrooms at Charlotte-Douglas Reopen After Water Main Break
WBTV (Charlotte, N.C.) - Feb 10, 2017 04:04 PM (ET)
Restrooms that were closed at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Thursday due to a water main break have been reopened.

Indian Airports Face Capacity Crunch as Travel Market Booms
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Feb 10, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
India's aviation industry risks a capacity crunch as an expansion in landing slots and terminals fails to keep pace with the number of jets entering the market and rapid growth in demand from travellers, executives warns.

Gary Airport Offers Master Plan Update
NWI.com (Munster, Ind.) - Feb 10, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
The Gary/Chicago International Airport will host a public presentation Monday on the ongoing update of its master plan.

Sunshine Coast Eyes Asian Exports After $372 Million Airport Privatisation Deal
Financial Review (Australia) - Feb 10, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
Sunshine Coast Airport could become a fresh produce export hub after signing a $372 million privatisation deal with Palisade Investment Partners that will help it build a new runway capable of handling international flights, says Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson.

Response to Airport Plans Passes 3,000
Advertiser (Lafayette, La.) - Feb 10, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
The Lafayette Airport Commission wanted public input on proposed design plans for a new terminal.

Singapore Airlines Commits to 20 777-9s, 19 787-10s
Air Transport World - Feb 10, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has committed to 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10, in addition to its previous order for 30 787-10s.

Air Canada Unveils New Livery
Air Transport World - Feb 10, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Air Canada has unveiled a new livery for its entire fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft, which are being repainted in a “bold black and white design that highlights its iconic red maple leaf encircled ensign, or ‘rondelle,’ that returns to the tail of the flag carrier’s fleet after an absence of 24 years,” the airline said in a statement.

China Express Airlines to Launch IPO
Air Transport World - Feb 10, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
China Express Airlines plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) by circulating no more than 40.5 million shares for fleet expansion, according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

United Flight Plan System Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights
Air Transport World - Feb 10, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Chicago-based United Airlines experienced a five-hour technological problem the morning of Feb. 8, causing delays to “less than 10%, under 500 flights” of its daily schedule, according to a spokesperson. No flights were canceled as a result of the outage.

Royal Jordanian Completes Long-Haul Fleet Harmonization
Air Transport World - Feb 10, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) completed its long-haul fleet harmonization process Jan. 24, after taking delivery of the final Boeing 787-8 out of an order for seven. The new 787 fleet replaces its aging Airbus A340-200 and A330-200 aircraft.

Boeing Logs 10 Commercial Aircraft Orders, 43 Deliveries in January
Air Transport World - Feb 10, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Boeing recorded firm orders for 10 commercial aircraft in January, valued at approximately $1.6 billion at list prices, besting rival Airbus’ January order tally by six aircraft and over $500,000 in sales.

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