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Construction to Begin on Orlando South Terminal
Feb 23, 2017 12:18 PM (ET)
Gerald R. Ford Airport to Host Runway 5K
Feb 23, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
Aircraft Repair Facility Official Sentenced for Conspiring to Bribe FAA Inspector
Feb 23, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
U.S. International Airline Traffic Increases in 2016
Feb 23, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
Feb 23, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 23, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)



Vero Beach Manufacturer Sold 64 M600s and Archers in 2016
TC Palm (Treasure Coast, Fla.) - Feb 23, 2017 07:09 PM (ET)
Amid continued global declines in sales of new general aviation aircraft in 2016, Piper Aircraft was one of the few bright spots.

New Flights Give Oakland Airport Strong Start to 2017
East Bay Times (Calif.) - Feb 23, 2017 07:08 PM (ET)
Oakland International Airport has kept up the momentum of its growing passenger count into 2017.

Landing Gear on Plane Carrying 59 Collapsed During Touchdown, Airport Says
ABC News - Feb 23, 2017 07:05 PM (ET)
It was a rocky and scary landing for passengers on board a Flybe flight arriving in the Netherlands today from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Buffett History Signals to Morgan Stanley He May Buy Airline
Bloomberg - Feb 23, 2017 07:04 PM (ET)
Warren Buffett’s decision to take stakes in the four largest U.S. airlines could be a first step to eventually taking over one of the companies, analysts said, citing his history in the railroad industry.

Airport Cabbies Face Struggle Amid Competition with Uber, Lyft
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Feb 23, 2017 06:49 PM (ET)
At the world’s busiest airport, hundreds of taxi drivers line up in a massive hold lot every day, each waiting hours to pick up a single passenger.

Four Proposed Restaurants Vie for Spot at Helena airport
Independent Record (Helena, Mont.) - Feb 23, 2017 06:49 PM (ET)
Destination Deli, Local Bar & Grill, Smokejumper Station and The Flying Moose Café are all competing to fill the void left by Captain Jack's Restaurant at Helena Regional Airport.

Memphis Airport's Chief Flight Recruiter Leaving
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Feb 23, 2017 06:48 PM (ET)
Memphis International Airport is losing a key figure in its recent efforts to woo new airlines and grow flight options.

London's Heathrow Airport Leads The Five Most Busiest Airports In Europe
Travelers Today - Feb 23, 2017 02:53 PM (ET)
The United Kingdom itself is a truly busy place compared to its American counterpart. London's Heathrow airport is one of the world's truly busy airports with both short and long-haul flights coming from all directions.

TSA Found Guns, Knives & Butane Torch in Carry-On Bags
WWLP (Chicopee, Mass.) - Feb 23, 2017 12:16 PM (ET)
TSA discovered 61 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 61 firearms discovered, 54 were loaded and 21 had a round chambered.

Brussels Airport Prepped for Sale as Australia's Macquarie Seeks Exit - Sources
Reuters - Feb 23, 2017 12:15 PM (ET)
Brussels Airport is being prepared for a potential sale as one of its owners is planning an exit from Belgium's main hub, according to several people close to the matter.

Industry Asks FAA To Clear Up Drug-Testing Confusion
AINonline - Feb 23, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
A group of aviation organizations and businesses are asking the U.S. FAA to clarify the applicability of drug and alcohol testing requirements to workers who are involved in receiving items for stock.

FAA Urged to Focus NextGen Air-Traffic Project on New York Skies
Bloomberg - Feb 23, 2017 12:13 PM (ET)
The new head of a panel advising the government on modernizing air-traffic control is calling on the U.S. to take on one of the most difficult political and technical challenges: the crowded skies around New York.

How to Survive the Italian Airport Strikes
Euronews - Feb 23, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
Strike action at some of Italy’s major airports has caused hundreds of domestic and international flights to be cancelled.

Turkish Airlines Passenger Held in Miami Over Bomb Threat
ABC News - Feb 23, 2017 12:03 PM (ET)
Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S. security officers at Miami airport have detained a passenger on board a Turkish Airlines plane who claimed to have a bomb on him.

Workers Who Failed to Screen JFK Airport Passengers Face Discipline
New York Daily News - Feb 23, 2017 12:01 PM (ET)
Heads have begun to roll at the TSA — two days after nearly a dozen people waltzed through an unmanned security checkpoint and boarded planes at Kennedy Airport.

Norwegian Air is Selling Trans-Atlantic Flights From Small U.S. Airports for $65 Each Way
Skift - Feb 23, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
How much do consumers in smaller markets crave cheap trans-Atlantic flights?

Shipments, Billings Down for GA Manufacturers
General Aviation News - Feb 23, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
At its annual industry review Feb. 22, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2016 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers.

Judge: City Must Make It Easier to Protest at Denver International Airport
Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Feb 23, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
A federal judge in Denver sided Wednesday with protesters who say Denver International Airport's seven-day requirement to get a permit for a demonstration goes too far.

Airport Commission: Challenges Face Aviation Industry
Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch - Feb 23, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
There are some major challenges facing the aviation industry in the coming years, which the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport is not immune to.

A Free Market Plan Would Improve Airport Infrastructure
Inside Sources - Feb 23, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Senate Democrats recently proposed a plan for $1 trillion in deficit spending on infrastructure. It would commit billions in taxpayer dollars to high-profile boondoggles, like high-speed rail, which ultimately provide little value for most Americans.

Southwest Celebrates 35 Years at KCI, But Airport's Future Remains Cloudy
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Feb 23, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines celebrated 35 years at Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday, even as the airport’s future remains buffeted by political turbulence.

House Votes Down Bond for Jackson Airport Overhaul
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) - Feb 23, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Members of the House voted down a measure that would allow the state to issue bonds to finance a capital investment project, estimated to cost more than $100 million, to build a heavy aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facility at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Airport.

$75 Million Midway Airport Concession Revamp Cleared for Takeoff
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 23, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
A 15-year, $75 million makeover of Midway Airport concessions was cleared for takeoff Wednesday on a runway crowded with clout-heavy contractors.

Strong Commercial Deliveries Enable Airbus to Meet 2016 Guidance
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
A strong fourth quarter in terms of commercial airliner deliveries enabled Airbus to deliver against its 2016 financial guidance, but company figures were dragged down by a €2.2 billion ($2.3 billion) write-off associated with a military transport aircraft.

Grupo Aeromexico Posts $54 Million Net Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Grupo Aeromexico reported a 2016 net profit of MXP1.1 billion ($53.8 million), down 3.9% from MXP1.2 billion net income in 2015.

India's Zoom Air Launches CRJ200 Service
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
India’s new regional carrier Zoom Air, has launched Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet service with aircraft acquired from a third party.

Eurowings Phases Out Final CRJ900, Becomes All-Airbus Operator
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Rapidly expanding Lufthansa Group low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Eurowings has phased out its last Bombardier CRJ900, becoming an all-Airbus operator and closing its history as a regional carrier.

Zurich Airport, NAVBLUE Team to Increase Capacity in Low Visibility
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
Zurich International Airport is reporting that aircraft movements in low visibility conditions have increased 17% since October 2016.

Lufthansa Set to Take Second A350 XWB
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
Lufthansa will take delivery of the second of 25 Airbus A350 XWBs in Munich Feb. 24, which will be used on Munich-Boston Logan scheduled services beginning March 14.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Appoints New President
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) appointed Vladislav Masalov as president on Feb. 22. He follows Kamil Gaynutdinov, who is to become SCAC VP-after sale support.

Korean Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, making it the first airline in the country to operate the type.

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