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House Panel Holds First in Series of Hearings on FAA Reauthorization
Feb 15, 2017 06:46 PM (ET)
Houston Airports Test 'Smart Restroom' Technology
Feb 15, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
FBO to Expand at Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Feb 15, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Now Accepting Nominations for Snow and Ice Control Award
Feb 15, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 15, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)

LU School of Aeronautics Preparing Future Aviators During Pilot Shortage
WDBJ (Roanoke, Va.) - Feb 15, 2017 09:22 PM (ET)
On any given day, 1.73 million Americans fly somewhere in the U.S. But what if there weren't enough pilots to get us to and from our destination?

How Airlines Aim to Solve the Pilot Shortage
Market Realist - Feb 15, 2017 09:18 PM (ET)
There is a host of issues that have been concerning the US labor workforce, including longer working hours, contentious relations with management, lower job security, work-life balance, and stability.

U.S. Travel Readies Blueprint for Air Travel Growth
Travel Weekly - Feb 15, 2017 09:17 PM (ET)
The U.S. Travel Association will release a report in April detailing the state of U.S. air travel and making recommendations on how to maximize its growth, CEO Roger Dow announced at the Routes Americas conference here on Tuesday.

Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation
CBS Boston - Feb 15, 2017 09:04 PM (ET)
An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen.

Allegiant Kicks Off Service at Hopkins Airport
Fox 8 (Cleveland) - Feb 15, 2017 08:55 PM (ET)
Allegiant, an airline known for low-cost fares, opened its gates at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday.

Hawaiian Airlines Honored for Punctuality, 13 Years on Top
MauiNow.com (Hawaii) - Feb 15, 2017 08:03 PM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines remained the nation’s top carrier for punctuality in 2016, as reported in the US Department of Transportation’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report ranking of the nation’s 16 largest carriers.

How Southwest Airlines Created a Mass Market for Air Travel
News-Times (Danbury, Conn.) - Feb 15, 2017 08:03 PM (ET)
Can you remember when full-service airlines, with two or three classes of passengers, were the only choice -- for both intercontinental and domestic travel?

Airport Offers New Bite to Eat
WCIA (Champaign, Ill.) - Feb 15, 2017 08:01 PM (ET)
The trip out of Willard Airport just got a little more convenient.

US Airline Boom 'Won't Last': Embraer Commercial Chief
FlightGlobal - Feb 15, 2017 07:52 PM (ET)
Some executives at US airlines insist that the industry has fundamentally turned a corner into profitability, but the head of Embraer's commercial aviation unit appears unconvinced.

Wireless, Interrupted: Overcoming Radio Frequency Interference in the Connected Cabin
APEX - Feb 15, 2017 07:51 PM (ET)
Inside an airplane cabin, passengers’ wireless devices may have to fight for limited radio frequencies to stay connected.

Expect Holiday Crush at Sea-Tac Airport Security Thursday and Friday
Seattle Times - Feb 15, 2017 07:39 PM (ET)
If you’re flying this Presidents Day holiday weekend, be prepared for longer lines at security checkpoints at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday and Friday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) warns.

Plane Hits Deer on Takeoff at Charlotte Airport, Forcing Emergency Landing
USA Today - Feb 15, 2017 07:39 PM (ET)
An American Airlines flight leaving Charlotte hit a deer while attempting to take off Wednesday, sustaining damage that forced it to return to the airport so that passengers could switch planes.

Cabbies Fight Atlanta Airport Rule for Newer Cars
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Feb 15, 2017 07:37 PM (ET)
Atlanta taxi drivers say hundreds of cabs will be disqualified from picking up passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson International under a new vehicle age limit imposed by the city.

Growth Motivates New Detroit Metro Airport CEO
Detroit News - Feb 15, 2017 07:36 PM (ET)
Passenger growth is taking off at Detroit Metro Airport, and that’s just one reason Joseph Nardone is excited about taking over as CEO.

Philippines Eyes More Airports to Unclog Manila Hub
AP - Feb 15, 2017 01:16 PM (ET)
The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year, officials said Wednesday.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport to Get Automated Security Lanes
USA Today - Feb 15, 2017 12:55 PM (ET)
Automated security lanes are expected to make it easier for air travelers at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

TSA's Behavior Detection Program a Wasteful Flop
Orange County (Calif.) Register - Feb 15, 2017 12:54 PM (ET)
At a moment when borders and surveillance have become sharply divisive issues at home and abroad, all Americans should object to one of the great federal security failures playing out every day.

Climate Change Concerns Prompt Court to Block Vienna Airport Expansion
Inside Climate News - Feb 15, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
An Austrian court has blocked construction of a new runway at Vienna's airport mainly on the grounds that the project would increase climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions in violation of Austrian and European environmental laws.

Chicago Is Becoming the Center of the Growing Conflict Between United and American
Skift - Feb 15, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
As president of American Airlines, Scott Kirby liked quoting his favorite Will Ferrell movie — Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby — to describe airline hub economics.

FAA Approves Flight School Status for Purdue Aviation
General Aviation News - Feb 15, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Purdue Aviation has hit a milestone in its growth with FAA approval of Part 141 flight school certification.

Airport Director's Resignation Not Expected to Slow New Airport
Williston (N.D.) Herald - Feb 15, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
The Williston City Commission unanimously accepted the resignation of Williston Airport Director Steven Kjergaard at its meeting Tuesday evening, but his parting shouldn’t impede the construction of the Williston Basin International Airport, city officials said.

In Pictures: First Boeing 737-9 Noses Toward Rollout
Aviation Week - Feb 15, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Boeing is close to unveiling the 737-9, the second member of its new CFM Leap-1B-powered MAX family.

Travel Agents Lose Bid To Revive Airline Price-Fixing Suit
Law360 - Feb 15, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
A California federal judge on Monday refused to reverse her decision dismissing an antitrust suit brought by travel agents against American Airlines, Delta, United and a global airfare publisher, finding that the agents failed to prove there was any agreement or conspiracy to fix fares on multicity flights.

Fayetteville Airport Renovations Needed, Director Says
Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer - Feb 15, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Upgrades to the Fayetteville Regional Airport aren't expected to substantially increase the amount of people who use the facility or the number of flights.

The Free Market is the Solution for Upgrading Airport Infrastructure
American Thinker - Feb 15, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump compared domestic airports unfavorably to those found overseas, going so far as to say that American airports "are like from a third-world country."

Washington County to Seek Capital Budget Funds for Backup Rescue Vehicles, Airport
Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.) - Feb 15, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Programs to help volunteer fire and rescue companies with vehicle costs and possible land acquisition for Hagerstown Regional Airport are included in a proposed capital-improvement budget to be presented to the Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

Editorial: Kansas Airport Plan Must Lift Missouri Off the Runway on KCI Improvements
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Feb 15, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
What are we to make of news that Gov. Sam Brownback is pursuing a regional airport in Johnson County?

Plane Collision Narrowly Averted at Ben Gurion Airport
Times of Israel - Feb 15, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
An Easyjet flight from Berlin was forced to abort a landing at Ben Gurion Airport at the last minute on Tuesday to avoid an Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines plane.

Fatal Denver Airport Train Collision with Van Investigated
Fox News - Feb 15, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Police and federal railroad officials are investigating how a motorist ended up driving through a railroad crossing Tuesday and colliding with Denver's airport train. The van's driver was killed in the collision and four train passengers suffered minor injuries.

Terminal Reopens at Long Beach Airport After Evacuations for a Suspicious Baggage Incident
Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram - Feb 15, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Authorities evacuated Long Beach Airport’s main terminal Tuesday morning while they investigate a suspicious package, but by the afternoon operations were returning to normal, according to an airport spokeswoman.

New Restaurants Planned for Little Rock Airport
KATV (Little Rock, Ark.) - Feb 15, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Travelers at the Little Rock airport will have two new popular restaurants to choose from as a part of the airport's concourse renovation.

Tanker Base to Fight Wildfires Headed to Austin Airport
Austin (Texas) Statesman - Feb 15, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
In fire-prone Bastrop County, where two massive wildfires in five years devastated the area, one of the largest complaints officials have is the lack of resources available on hand to fight fires.

Customs Officer Busted for Letting Drug Smugglers Through JFK Airport Inspections
New York Daily News - Feb 15, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
A customs officer has been arrested for allegedly trying to let smugglers sail through inspections at JFK airport, authorities said Tuesday.

Widerøe Named as E190-E2 Launch Operator
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Norwegian regional airline Widerøe will become the first airline to operate the Embraer E190-E2, when it receives its initial aircraft in the first half of 2018.

First Boeing 787-10 to Be Rolled Out Feb. 17
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Boeing plans to roll out the first 787-10, the third and largest variant of the 787, Feb. 17 at its manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Rolls-Royce 2016 Profits Down 45%
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Rolls-Royce Holdings reported £915 million ($1.1 billion) in underlying profit before finance charges and tax for the full-year 2016, down 45% year-over-year, on underlying revenues of £13.8 billion, down 2%.

CFM International Bookings Up 25% in 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
CFM International booked orders for 2,677 engines in 2016, a 25.4% increase over 2,135 engines ordered in 2015.

Airbus Applies Race-Yacht 'Winglet' Design Lessons to Sharklets
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Airbus is working on a redesign of its A320 Sharklet wingtips as a result of developing a new design manufacturing process for the foil of a high-speed yacht competing in this year’s America’s Cup race.

Icelandair Posts $89 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Icelandair Group reported a 2016 net profit of $89.1 million, down 20% from $111.2 million in net income for 2015.

Russia Lifts AOC Restrictions for Pskovavia
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Russian authorities have removed temporary restrictions on the air operator’s certificate (AOC) of Pskov-based regional carrier Pskovavia.

Qatar Airways to Reveal New Business-Class Seat
Air Transport World - Feb 15, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways is set to unveil its new business-class seat at ITB Berlin on March 8.

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