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President Trump Signs Executive Order on Regulatory Reform
Feb 24, 2017 05:34 PM (ET)
Raleigh-Durham Airport Bonds Rated
Feb 24, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
Los Angeles International to Gain China Flights
Feb 24, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
Spirit to Add Pittsburgh to Its Route Network
Feb 24, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
AAAE Issues Call for Scholarship Applications
Feb 24, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
New Digicast Programming Now Available
Feb 24, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)



Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wins Award for Excellence in Airport Marketing
Crain's Cleveland Business - Feb 24, 2017 06:07 PM (ET)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has won a Routes Marketing Award for excellence in airport marketing.

Judge Sides with Airport Commission in Dispute Over Lease for Airport Restaurant
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Feb 24, 2017 06:06 PM (ET)
A Circuit Court judge has ruled against a Hampton restaurant owner in a dispute with the Peninsula Airport Commission over the sudden revocation of his lease in October.

JetBlue Unfazed by Rising Competition in Florida
Barron's - Feb 24, 2017 05:38 PM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale has been expanding its airport, adding a new runway and larger terminals. The total number of gates is expanding to 14 from 10. The added space is convincing some airlines to increase their flights to and from the city, and that could pinch profits for some carriers.

Microsoft Invests in Real-Time Maps for Drones, and Someday, Flying Cars
The Verge - Feb 24, 2017 05:37 PM (ET)
Drones are an increasingly common sight in the skies, but unlike aircraft with a human at the controls, there is no formal way for these flying robots to communicate their position to one another, or to receive updates on who might be headed their way.

Grand Bahama to Host Air Show From May 19-20
Tribune 242 (Bahamas) - Feb 24, 2017 05:36 PM (ET)
Residents and vacationers to Grand Bahama can now mark their calendar for the Grand Bahama Air Show taking place May 19-20 at Taino Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Kenya Finally Has Clearance to Start Direct Flights to the US
Quartz - Feb 24, 2017 04:13 PM (ET)
In July 2015, former US president Barack Obama dangled the prospect of direct flights between Kenya and the US.

Virgin Atlantic Wants You to Binge-Watch Oscar-Nominated Films on Its Flights
Condé Nast Traveler - Feb 24, 2017 04:12 PM (ET)
While the majority of us don’t have the privilege of throwing on a gown or tux and attending the Oscars this Sunday, there's still time to binge-watch all of the nominated films.

Qantas CEO Confirms Airbus A380 Seat Upgrade
Australian Business Traveller - Feb 24, 2017 04:11 PM (ET)
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has confirmed that the airline's flagship Airbus A380 fleet will be upgraded with new seats.

Gogo 2Ku Exceeds 100 Mbps During Test Flight
HMG Aerospace (U.K.) - Feb 24, 2017 04:10 PM (ET)
Gogo has achieved speeds in excess of 100 Mbps using its proprietary 2Ku antenna during its latest test flight.

Young Artists Exhibit at the Airport
Lansing (N.Y.) Star - Feb 24, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
For most people the airport is the gateway to a destination. But right now the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport itself is a destination for art lovers.

Airport Needs More Flexibility on Fees
Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Feb 24, 2017 02:58 PM (ET)
The nation’s aging infrastructure is a hot topic in Washington, D.C., as Congress and the president grapple with the best approach to revitalize roads, ports, tunnels, bridges and airports.

TSA Installs Advanced Imaging Technology for Security Screening at Erie International Airport
Homeland Preparedness News - Feb 24, 2017 02:57 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently installed the new advanced imaging technology (AIT) system at the Erie International Airport, providing an enhanced layer of security for passengers.

Rooms for Nursing Mothers Planned for Orlando International Airport
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Feb 24, 2017 02:56 PM (ET)
Nursing mothers soon are going to get their privacy at Orlando International Airport, with 14 rooms spread throughout the airport.

Owensboro-Daviess Co. Regional Airport Requests Funding
14 News (Evansville, Ind.) - Feb 24, 2017 02:55 PM (ET)
Money is tight at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. Board members say this year's revenue is expected to be $100,000 less, and costs are going up.

Philly Airport Secures $800K in State Funding to Improve Runway
Philly Voice (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Feb 24, 2017 02:54 PM (ET)
Pennsylvania invested more than $5.9 million to improve the facilities at four state airports, including one in Philadelphia.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Charlotte Airport After Bird Strike
WCNC (Charlotte, N.C.) - Feb 24, 2017 02:54 PM (ET)
Delta flight from Charlotte to Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing Friday after it struck a bird.

Boeing Trims 737 & 777 Supply Base, Planning UK Fabrication Line
Aviation Week - Feb 24, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
As the latest part of Boeing’s top-to-bottom supply chain shakeup, the manufacturer is to bring production of 737 and 777 flap-actuation systems in house.

Arkansas Lawmaker Wants Airport Named After the Clintons Renamed
Fox News - Feb 24, 2017 02:48 PM (ET)
A state senator in Arkansas filed a bill Thursday calling for the renaming of an airport named after the Clintons.

Madurai Airport Attracts More Flights
The Hindu (India) - Feb 24, 2017 02:47 PM (ET)
Madurai airport will get three more services – two on Madurai-Chennai sector with one transit flight to Delhi and the third providing a direct connectivity between Madurai and Mumbai with onward flight to Delhi.

Airport-St. Francis Aviation Business Program Receives $1.9M Grant
Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) - Feb 24, 2017 02:47 PM (ET)
An aviation business degree program developed by St. Francis University and Nulton Aviation will take off next year with a $1.9 million boost.

AOPA Welcomes Drone Pilots
General Aviation News - Feb 24, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched a new line of membership options for drone pilots.

Uber, Yeager Airport Reach Tentative Agreement
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Feb 24, 2017 01:16 PM (ET)
Yeager Airport customers will be able to use Uber to go to and from the Charleston airport in the near future, airport and ride service officials said Thursday.

Elite Airways Still Interested, Newport News/Williamsburg Airport Executive Says
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Feb 24, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
The airline that wants to connect Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport with the New York area is still keen to come, even though it has postponed a planned March launch, airport executive director Ken Spirito said Thursday.

Rise in Traffic at Changi and Other Asian Airports
Straits Times (Singapore) - Feb 24, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
Airports across the Asia-Pacific are getting more crowded, with the number of international travellers growing by 10.2 per cent last year compared with the previous year.

LOT Polish Airlines Expands International Services to Israel
Air Transport World - Feb 24, 2017 10:55 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines plans to restore international services to several regional airports in its home market.

Qantas Posts $372 Million Net Profit for 1H FY2017
Air Transport World - Feb 24, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Qantas reported a consolidated net profit of A$515 million ($372.1 million) for the first half of its FY2017 (July-December 2016), down 25.1% from A$688 million in the first half of FY2016.

Atlas Air Worldwide Posts $41.5 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 24, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings earned a 2016 net profit of $41.5 million, a nearly six-times increase over net income of $7.3 million in 2015, though the 2015 results are skewed by one-time charges related to settling class-action litigation.

FedEx, USPS Extend Contract by Four Years
Air Transport World - Feb 24, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
FedEx Express, the airline arm of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., and the United States Postal Service (USPS) have extended a contract by four years under which FedEx provides express air transport services for USPS.

Mexico's Grupo Viva Aerobus Posts $37 Million Net Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 24, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Grupo Viva Aerobus posted a 2016 net profit of MXP765.8 million ($37 million), a 69.2% increase over the company’s MXP452.7 million 2015 net income. The airline’s 2016 net income margin was 12.3%, up 2 points from 2015.

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