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Carriers Report 21 Lengthy Tarmac Delays in December
Feb 17, 2017 05:01 PM (ET)
DOT Issues November 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Stats
Feb 17, 2017 05:00 PM (ET)
DOT Inspector General Criticizes Air Traffic Controller Hiring Process
Feb 17, 2017 04:57 PM (ET)
AAAE Seeking Applications for 2017 Internships
Feb 17, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Mutual Aid Help the ARFF Way
Feb 17, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)



Casey Makes Pitch to Trump for More Customs Officers at Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh Tribune - Feb 17, 2017 05:27 PM (ET)
In an effort to get more Customs and Border Patrol officers to Pittsburgh International Airport, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is going straight to the top.

Airliner That Reported Technical Issue Lands Safely, Austin Airport Says
Austin (Texas) Statesman - Feb 17, 2017 05:26 PM (ET)
An American Airlines flight that had reported technical problems Friday morning has landed safely in Austin.

New Orleans Airport Saw Record Number of Passengers in 2016
AP - Feb 17, 2017 05:09 PM (ET)
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is busier than ever.

2 Killed in Plane Crash at Barrow County Airport
WSB-TV (Atlanta) - Feb 17, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
Deputies identified to men who were killed in a small plane crash in Barrow County.

Airport to Hold Public Workshop on Future Plans
Amarillo (Texas) Globe News - Feb 17, 2017 04:13 PM (ET)
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport will hold a public workshop on Wednesday to discuss the next phase of the airport’s master plan.

Court Review of SMO Settlement Agreement Requested
General Aviation News - Feb 17, 2017 03:57 PM (ET)
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has joined with five other groups and aviation businesses to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to review the recent agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, California, over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO).

Dublin Ranked as Fastest-Growing Airport in Europe
Irish Times - Feb 17, 2017 03:56 PM (ET)
Europe’s airports welcomed a record-breaking 2 billon passengers last year with Dublin ranked the fastest-growing major one following an impressive 11.5 per cent rise in passenger numbers in 2016.

European Airport Passenger Traffic Breaks 2 Billion Mark in 2016
Moodie Davitt Report (U.K.) - Feb 17, 2017 03:50 PM (ET)
European airport passenger traffic posted a record year in 2016, surpassing 2 billion for the first time. Passenger volume jumped by +5.1% year on year in 2016, with growth driven by EU states, according to Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

Tell Us Your Preferred New York City Airport
New York Times - Feb 17, 2017 03:48 PM (ET)
The Yankees or Mets? A yellow cab or Uber? The Met or MoMA?

Southwest, Frontier Airliners Clip Wings at Phoenix Airport
CBS News - Feb 17, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
Two airliners clipped wings at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Thursday night, reports CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV.

Pittsburgh International Airport Expands Free WiFi for Travelers
Pittsburgh Tribune - Feb 17, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
Pittsburgh International Airport will expand its free WiFi Internet services for travelers, the airport announced Thursday, at a cost of nearly $200,000.

Airport Plans Stall Over Lack of State Aid
Oshkosh (Wis.) Northwestern - Feb 17, 2017 03:46 PM (ET)
Plans to build new airport terminal in Oshkosh are on hold again over a concern that officials passed up state and federal funding for the plan.

Charleston Airport to Add Kiosks for Small Businesses Throughout Terminal
Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) - Feb 17, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Charleston International Airport officials hope to offer new vendor options to the nearly 4 million people who travel through the state's busiest terminal each year.

Businessman, Peninsula Airport Commission Spar Over Restaurant Lease at Newport News Airport
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Feb 17, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
A Hampton businessman testified Thursday that he's poured lots of energy — and more than $1.1 million — into his restaurant services at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

Pilot Shortage Has Major Airlines Looking to Fill Cockpit Seats
KETV (Omaha, Neb.) - Feb 17, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
The aviation industry is getting desperate for pilots.

Port Authority Approves $32B Capital Plan with Airport, Bus Terminal Revamps
Curbed - Feb 17, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
As expected the Port Authority’s Board approved its massive $32.2 billion 10-year Capital Plan on Thursday—it’s the largest sum the agency has approved for a capital plan yet.

Delta Releases Upgraded Mobile App with Airport Wayfinding Maps
TravelPulse - Feb 17, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines released the latest version of its Fly Delta app for the iPhone Wednesday.

Airport Noise Advisory Committee Gets Earful from Upset Residents
CW 6 (San Diego) - Feb 17, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Noise complaints over flights in and out of San Diego International Airport are skyrocketing. On Wednesday night, some of those complaining took their concerns to the Airport’s Noise Advisory Committee.

Prague Airport Evacuated After Bomb Threat Made via Anonymous Phone Call
The Sun (U.K.) - Feb 17, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Prague airport was evacuated after a bomb threat was made through an anonymous phone call.

County Hires Consultant, Moves Forward with Airport Privatization
LoHud.com (Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.) - Feb 17, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
The county has hired Frasca and Associates to help them find a private operator for Westchester County Airport.

Denver International Airport Launches Web Page for Job-Seekers
KDVR (Denver) - Feb 17, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
There is now a web page just for people looking for jobs at the Denver International Airport (DEN).

The Cure For America's 'Third-World' Airports
Politico Magazine - Feb 17, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
At the new South Terminal of Austin’s international airport progress looks like the past.

The Hollywood Theatre's Airport Microcinema Will Open February 23
Portland (Ore.) Mercury - Feb 17, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
In the space of a few years, Portland's Hollywood Theatre has transformed. What used to be a run-down theater showing generic indie fare has become one of the preeminent movie houses in the country—one that regularly offers a diverse range of films, 70mm screenings, first-run and repertory fare, and frequently remarkable events.

Mystery Narrows Over How Deer Got Onto Charlotte Airport Runway
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Feb 17, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
A deer hit by an American Eagle plane taking off at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday did not reach the airfield through an opening in the perimeter fence, airport officials said Thursday.

Norwegian Posts $132 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian reported a 2016 net profit of NOK1.1 billion ($131.6 million), more than quadrupling its NOK246 million net result in 2015. Full-year revenue for the carrier rose 15.8% to NOK26.1 billion. Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos described the results as “our best ever.”

Bombardier Posts Full-Year $981 Million Loss
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
Bombardier ended 2016 with higher revenues, margins and aircraft deliveries than forecast. Ramp-up of CSeries airliner production is on track with the company’s turnaround plan, Bombardier president and CEO Alain Bellemare said as the company’s 2016 full-year results were posted Feb. 16.

ANA Names New President and CEO
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
Japan’s All Nippon Airways ANA has appointed EVP and board member Yuji Hirako to succeed Osamu Shinobe as president and CEO from April 1. Shinobe will become vice chairman of ANA Holdings on the same date.

Delta Brings Back Main Cabin Meal Service on 12 Domestic Routes
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines will begin including meals at no extra cost for all main cabin seats on 12 transcontinental domestic routes this spring, reversing a longstanding trend of US airlines not including meal service with economy-class tickets on domestic flights.

Not All US Domestic Routes Are Created Equal
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
There are a number of reasons why US airlines’ customer service fell into such disrepute among the American flying public. US airlines have done a lot to climb out of that reputation hole in the last several years, but there is one thing they must acknowledge and appear to be: all domestic flights aren’t the same.

Airberlin Expands Long-Haul Fleet with Three Leased A330s
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
Oneworld carrier airberlin is set to add three leased Airbus A330-200s, increasing seat capacity as Germany’s second-largest carrier eyes its biggest long-haul summer flight schedule to the US.

Argentine ULCC Startup Flybondi Secures Route Rights
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Argentine ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) startup Flybondi has been granted rights on 78 routes and has appointed former Wizz Air executive Mike Powell as interim CFO.

Copa Holdings Reverses Losses, Posts $340 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 17, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Panama City-based Copa Holdings reported a net profit of $339.8 million for 2016, reversing the company’s $225 million net loss in 2015.

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