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Louisville Regional Airport Authority Honored
Feb 21, 2017 11:54 AM (ET)
ACC Report Analyzes U.S. Airport Trends
Feb 21, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
Norfolk International Airport Announces January Traffic
Feb 21, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
SFO Outlines Plans for Runway 28L Repairs
Feb 21, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
Feb 21, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 21, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)

Spirit Airlines to Launch Flights from Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 21, 2017 04:20 PM (ET)
Spirit Airlines is touching down in a big way at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Runway Improvements Slated for Municipal Airport
Ruidoso (N.M.) News - Feb 21, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
A major runway resurfacing and electronic update at Sierra Blanca Regional Airport could be underway later this year, a representative from the Aviation Division of the New Mexico Department of Transportation told village councilors during a recent meeting.

Europe Begins Execution Of ATM Research Program
Aviation Week - Feb 21, 2017 12:05 PM (ET)
For the air transport industry, a new generation of aircraft with more efficient engines is supposed to help bottom lines and the environment.

CEO Interview: Air Asia X's Plan to Make Cheap Trans-Pacific Flights a Reality
Skift - Feb 21, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
Later this year, an airline unfamiliar to many Americans will launch what seems like an unremarkable route — four weekly flights between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu.

FAA: Twelve Private Aircraft Violated Airspace Restriction
WPBF (West Palm Beach, Fla.) - Feb 21, 2017 12:03 PM (ET)
Twelve private aircraft violated a temporary flight restriction during President Donald Trump's latest visit to Palm Beach.

United Flight Blows 2 Tires During Takeoff at O'Hare, No Injuries Reported
WGN (Chicago) - Feb 21, 2017 12:02 PM (ET)
It was a rough ride for some passengers at O’Hare International Airport Monday afternoon after a plane blew two tires just before takeoff.

Airport Examines Retailer Shuffle, Redesigned Plaza, Artificial Grass
Indianapolis Business Journal - Feb 21, 2017 12:02 PM (ET)
More gate-area retail offerings, fewer moving walkways and some artificial grass could be in store for Indianapolis International Airport.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Approves $20 Million Company Expansion
Times Free Press (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - Feb 21, 2017 12:01 PM (ET)
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials on Monday approved plans for a $20 million expansion by a company that works on private aircraft and expects to add about 100 more jobs.

New Expedition to Search for Earhart's Plane Launches
General Aviation News - Feb 21, 2017 11:40 AM (ET)
The Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition launched Feb. 18 from Honolulu and expects to be at sea between 30 and 45 days in its search for the final resting place of Amelia Earhart’s aircraft.

2017 National GA Award Winners Named
General Aviation News - Feb 21, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
Every year for more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance/avionics, and safety.

11 People Pass Through Unmanned Airport Security Checkpoint
AP - Feb 21, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Just Jets Will Fly Commercial Passengers Out Of Ithaca's Airport
WSKG (Pa.) - Feb 21, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
All American Airlines aircraft using the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport are now jet powered. This means American Airline flights will no longer use propeller planes, making them faster, quieter, and more reliable. United Airlines will soon follow suit, making Ithaca’s airport entirely jet-serviced by year’s end.

Pilot Spots 'Drone-Like Object' Flying Near Mumbai Airport
NDTV (India) - Feb 21, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
A pilot of a private airline on Sunday spotted a 'drone-like object' flying in vicinity of the domestic airport in Mumbai, police said. Around 2 pm, the pilot of a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight noticed a drone-like object in the sky. Following this, the pilot immediately alerted the Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The Busiest Airports in Europe
Economist (U.K.) - Feb 21, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
Anyone who has tried to hold a conversation in a West London garden will wonder how it is possible to squeeze any more flights into Heathrow Airport. On average, a chinwag is interrupted every minute or so by a Boeing or an Airbus rumbling overhead.

At Airport Security, Signs Point to Confusion About Driver's Licenses
Los Angeles Times - Feb 21, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
In my recent travels through Las Vegas and Long Beach airports, I have seen a Transportation Security Administration notification that prompts my question.

Will Rogers Warn About Pet Scams Through Airport
News 9 (Oklahoma City, Okla.) - Feb 21, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
Pet scams continue to be a major problem at World Rogers World Airport as more and more people are paying for a pet that never shows up.

As Uber, Lyft Thrive at DIA, Airport Will Allow Fewer Taxi Cabs
Colorado Springs (Colo.) Gazette - Feb 21, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
The demand for traditional taxis at Denver International Airport has dropped over the years as more passengers use ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to get from the airport, say airport officials.

Why the Bob Hope Airport Name is Changing
Los Angeles Daily News - Feb 21, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
The Valley’s commercial airport has an identity crisis that is being solved with a split personality.

Work Begins on £2.5m Retail Development at Belfast International Airport
Belfast Telegraph (U.K.) - Feb 21, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
A total of 35 full and part-time jobs will be created, generating about £500,000 in wages.

How Can Airport Security Be Improved?
TravelPulse - Feb 21, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Since 9/11, threats against aviation security have been in the back of the mind of many airline passengers, the Department of Homeland Security, and even the Pentagon.

Gainesville Airport Could Get Runway, Terminal Upgrades
Gainesville (Ga.) Times - Feb 21, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at its meeting Tuesday.

Commission Approves Airport Manager's Resignation
Early Bird News (Greenville, Ohio) - Feb 21, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Darke County Commissioners will be seeking a new airport manager.

Transatlantic Flight Details and Routes from Cork Airport to Be Announced Soon
Irish Sun - Feb 21, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
As reported by the Irish Examiner, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed off on Norwegian Air International’s application which now allows the airline to announce route details and begin selling tickets.

Fulton Co. Commission Approves $4M Airport Upgrade
Neighbor News (Ga.) - Feb 21, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
The Fulton County Airport will see $4 million in improvements as part of a renovation project.

Man Dies After Rushing Security at Honolulu Airport, Authorities Say
CBS News - Feb 21, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
A man in his 40s died Saturday morning after breaching a TSA security checkpoint at the Honolulu International Airport, CBS affiliate KGMB reports.

Charlotte May Spend $6B Expanding Light Rail to Airport, Suburbs
WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.) - Feb 21, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
Charlotte wants to spend up to $6 billion to expand its light rail system to the airport and suburbs not currently served, The Associated Press reported.

Airport Goes 'Organic' Way, Compost Plant's Capacity Enhanced by 30%
Times of India - Feb 21, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Along with implementing hi-tech security and ticketing techniques, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) authorities are also taking up green initiatives at the expansive premises.

Calcasieu Gives Airport Access to Land to Control Wildlife
AP - Feb 21, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has granted Chennault International Airport access to land close to the runway in order to deal with nuisance wildlife.

Pekin City Manager Eyes New Finance Director, Airport Manager
Morton Times-News (Pekin, Ill.) - Feb 21, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
Pekin City Manager Tony Carson has ongoing recruitment efforts to fill the finance director and Pekin Municipal Airport manager positions.

Transfers Better Than No Train At All to YOW, Airport Head Says
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Feb 21, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
Changing trains twice to get to the airport from downtown is still better than having no rail connection at all, the head of Ottawa’s airport authority said Friday after the city formally unveiled its ambitious plan for expanding the light-rail transit network.

Treasure Coast Int'l Airport in Fort Pierce Gets $1.5M Federal Grant
Treasure Coast (Fla.) Palm - Feb 21, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
The federal government has kicked in $1.5 million toward construction of a 30,000-square-foot aviation-maintenance hangar at Treasure Coast International Airport.

Hillsboro Airport to Begin Years-Long Master Plan Process This Month
Hillsboro (Ore.) Tribune - Feb 21, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
Later this month, officials with the Hillsboro Airport will begin asking themselves big questions.

Filling the Skies: Pilot Shortage Creates Opportunities and Problems
Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch - Feb 21, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Just a few years ago, the research Elizabeth Bjerke and Jim Higgins were doing was met with little interest from the airlines.

Meet The World War II Hero Who Gave O'Hare Airport Its Name
DNAinfo (Chicago) - Feb 21, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Seventy-five years ago, 28-year-old Lt. Cmdr. Edward Henry “Butch” O'Hare single-handedly took on nine Japanese bombers at the height of World War II.

DFW Airport Delays Renovations at Terminal C as American Mulls Needs
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Feb 21, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Smooth terrazzo floors, boutique shopping at Ertekin and Swarovski and fine dining at Lorena Garcia Tapas y Cocina greet passengers who are flying in and out of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s Terminal A.

270 LAX Flights Delayed, 63 Canceled Because of Severe Weather
Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.) - Feb 21, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
An onslaught of severe weather forced the delay or cancellation of hundreds of flights Friday at Los Angeles International Airport.

Helena Airport Board Could Choose Restaurant Operator in Next Month
KTVH (Helena, Mont.) - Feb 21, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Helena Regional Airport leaders will decide by March who will operate a new restaurant in the airport’s terminal.

Board Hires Consultant to Strategize for Airport
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 21, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
With thousands of acres of land at its disposal, Pittsburgh International Airport wants to be ready should Ford, Uber or any number of spinoffs from the Shell cracker plant in Beaver County come calling.

Regional Airport Might Take Flight
SaukValley.com (Sterling, Ill.) - Feb 21, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
The city is looking more closely at supporting a regional airport concept in Whiteside County.

Air Canada Posts $650 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Air Canada reported C$876 million ($650.3 million) net profit for 2016, nearly tripling the airline’s C$308 million net profit in 2015.

Juneyao Airlines Finalizes 787-9 Order
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
China’s Juneyao Airlines has finalized order for five Boeing 787-9s, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices, according to the US-based manufacturer.

Volaris 2016 Net Profit Up 42.8%
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris posted a 2016 net profit of MXN3.5 billion ($170 million), up 42.8% over net income of MXN2.46 billion in 2015, on a 29.3% year-over-year rise in revenue to MXN20.8 billion.

Alitalia Closes In on New Business Plan
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Alitalia says it finally expects to have agreed a new business plan by the end of February.

EASA Updates on Galaxy Note 7 Risk
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
European safety regulator EASA has withdrawn a safety bulletin that focused on the risks of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones, following their recall and deactivation.

Wizz Air to Launch Frankfurt Flights
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air plans to introduce daily flights from Lufthansa’s main hub Frankfurt to Sophia (Bulgaria) beginning May 22 and Budapest (Hungary) from Dec. 15, using a 230-seat Airbus A321.

Xiamen Air Opens Fuzhou-New York Route
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
China Southern Airlines subsidiary Xiamen Air has opened a new route from Fuzhou to New York JFK. The new 3X-weekly service uses a Boeing 787-9 and is its second direct route to the US. In September 2016, Xiamen opened 3X-weekly Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle services.

Russia's United Engine Corp. to Provide Relaunched Il-114's Engine
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC), a part of state-owned Rostec, is ready to equip Ilyushin Il-114-300 aircraft with turboprop engine TV7-117ST, UEC said in a statement Feb. 16.

Icelandair Opts for Scimitar Blended Winglets to Cut Fuel Costs
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Icelandair is to undertake a modification program on its Boeing 757-200 fleet, through fitting them with Aviation Partners Boeing’s Scimitar Blended Winglets (SBW).

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