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AAAE Presses DOT to Involve Airports in Regulatory Relief Efforts
Feb 27, 2017 06:08 PM (ET)
FAA: Drone Sighting Reports Increase In 2016
Feb 27, 2017 02:31 PM (ET)
LAX Breaks Ground on Midfield Concourse
Feb 27, 2017 02:30 PM (ET)
GAMA: GA Aircraft Shipments Decline in 2016
Feb 27, 2017 02:29 PM (ET)
Now Accepting Nominations for Snow and Ice Control Award
Feb 27, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 27, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)



Here's How Much Charlotte Douglas International Airport is Worth to This Region
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Feb 27, 2017 06:11 PM (ET)
It was an event that showed just how closely Charlotte’s economic fortunes are tied to the city’s airport: Top local leaders gathered with balloons and a festive buffet to lift a covering and ceremoniously reveal the airport’s newest economic impact estimates.

Nonstop Flights from SLO to Denver Coming in June
Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Feb 27, 2017 05:18 PM (ET)
United Airlines is adding a daily, nonstop flight from San Luis Obispo to Denver starting June 8.

Car Wars: Trolley to Airport Probably Not Coming Anytime Soon
San Diego Union-Tribune - Feb 27, 2017 05:17 PM (ET)
Is there a right way and a wrong way to commute?

Airbus Invests In Orbital Debris Tracking Startup LeoLabs
Aerospace Daily - Feb 27, 2017 02:46 PM (ET)
With the projected growth in the number of commercial satellite constellations in low Earth orbit (LEO) expected to increase the risk of collisions, a startup has attracted investment from Airbus and others to build a network of radars to track orbital debris.

New Tulsa Airports CEO Mark VanLoh Talks Direct Flights and Development
Tulsa (Okla.) World - Feb 27, 2017 02:46 PM (ET)
Mark VanLoh can trace his dream of running an airport back to his childhood in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

Sonoma County Airport Poised to Expand as United Airlines Mulls SFO Flights
Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) - Feb 27, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
Sonoma County’s airport may need to redraw current expansion plans to accommodate a crush of passengers and the arrival of more airlines, including the possible addition of United Airlines, which is considering restarting daily service to San Francisco this summer, an airport official said.

Delta, Korean Air in Joint Venture Talks to Deepen Alliance
Bloomberg - Feb 27, 2017 02:44 PM (ET)
Korean Air Lines Co. is in talks with Delta Air Lines Inc. for a joint venture in a move that would give the second-largest U.S. carrier a bigger foothold in Asia where rising incomes are fueling a boom in air travel.

Pakistani Airline Launches Inquiry Into 'Extra Passengers' Claim
The Guardian (U.K.) - Feb 27, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
Pakistan International Airlines has said it is investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had travelled on an international flight, adding that it had launched disciplinary measures against the crew.

Airlines Race to Get an Edge in the Winter Sports Market
APEX - Feb 27, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
With PowdAir, an airline targeting skiers and snowboarders, set to begin selling tickets in late March, APEX Media explores the growth potential of the winter snow sports market.

Warren Buffett: I Like Airlines Because They Just 'Got a Bad Century Out of the Way'
CNBC - Feb 27, 2017 02:41 PM (ET)
These aren't last century's airline companies, and that's why legendary investor Warren Buffett is spending money on them.

Airbus Probed By Austria For Eurofighter Contract Fraud
Law360 - Feb 27, 2017 02:38 PM (ET)
An Austrian criminal prosecutor is investigating European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the multinational consortium developing the Eurofighter Typhoon for suspected fraud related to a 2002 fighter jet contract, the country's defense ministry announced on Friday.

Ceva Sues Chinese Airline For $2M Over Lost Cargo
Law360 - Feb 27, 2017 02:37 PM (ET)
China Airlines' cargo division is facing two lawsuits filed last week alleging it was negligent in shipping $2 million worth of biotech materials that were damaged during their trip from Chicago to Shanghai in February 2015.

Bombardier Urges High Court To Nix 'Ticket Tax' Expansion
Law360 - Feb 27, 2017 02:36 PM (ET)
Airplane service company Bombardier Aerospace Corp. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a Fifth Circuit ruling that says management fees for privately held airplanes are subject to federal commercial ticket taxes.

Terminal Confusion Sets In at Dublin Airport
Irish Times - Feb 27, 2017 02:28 PM (ET)
We got a mail from a reader from Dublin by the name of Magdalen O’Connell which may resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate a confusing airport in the hours before dawn.

Decision on Rail Link to New Sydney Airport 'Many Years Off', Transport Minister Andrew Constance Sa
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Feb 27, 2017 02:27 PM (ET)
New Transport Minister Andrew Constance says a final decision on a rail link to Sydney's planned new airport at Badgerys Creek is "many years off", and urged the federal government to consider the large cost of such transport infrastructure.

The Airlines Are Terrible At Running Their Businesses, So Let's Turn Air Traffic Control Over To The
Huffington Post (Washington, D.C.) - Feb 27, 2017 02:26 PM (ET)
What could go wrong?

Thrush 510P Earns 10,500 Pounds Gross Weight Certification
General Aviation News - Feb 27, 2017 02:25 PM (ET)
With the stroke of a pen, the FAA has certified that the Thrush 510P joins its sibling, the Thrush 510G, as being fully compliant with the most modern certification standards — and able to officially fly at its fully operational gross weight of 10,500 pounds.

Oakland Airport Officials Report Increased Passenger Traffic
KRON (Bay Area, Calif.) - Feb 27, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
Passenger traffic at the Oakland International Airport continues its steady upward growth with a substantial increase in the first month of 2017, according to airport officials.

Alphaland Plans Leisure Estate, Airport Projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - Feb 27, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
Property developer Alphaland Corp. plans to refinance debt, bankroll a new international airport near the island-resort Balesin and develop a leisure estate in Baguio using proceeds from a P5.5-billion term loan facility obtained from the country’s leading lender BDO Unibank.

Authorities: Two Dead, One Hurt In Plane Crash Near Westhampton Beach Airport
CBS New York/AP - Feb 27, 2017 12:29 PM (ET)
Two people were killed in a Sunday morning plane crash in Suffolk County.

Egypt Says Near Meeting Russia's Airport Security Demands
AP - Feb 27, 2017 12:28 PM (ET)
Egyptian officials said Sunday they were inching closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to resume flights to Egypt, suspended after militants from a local affiliate of the Islamic State group downed a Russian airliner 15 months ago over the Sinai Peninsula.

Indianapolis Airport Considers Updating 9-Year-Old Terminal
AP - Feb 27, 2017 12:27 PM (ET)
The Indianapolis International Airport is in the planning stages of an effort to update its nine-year-old passenger terminal and campus.

Planners Approach Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Expansion With Caution
Pittsburgh Tribune - Feb 27, 2017 12:26 PM (ET)
When Arnold Palmer Regional Airport expanded in 1998, planners anticipated serving about 20,000 travelers a year flying on planes that would accommodate up to 30 passengers each. Nearly two decades later, the airport terminal sees roughly 300,000 passengers annually on planes that can seat as many as 175.

Confirmed: United Airlines Will Start Flying Into Columbia Regional Airport
ABC 17 News (Columbia, Mo.) - Feb 27, 2017 12:26 PM (ET)
United Airlines scheduled flights to the Columbia Regional Airport starting in August 2017.

Visakhapatnam Airport Officials Have Second Thoughts on E-Toilets, Says Its Not Cost-Effective
New Indian Express (India) - Feb 27, 2017 12:24 PM (ET)
The authorities of Visakhaptnam International Airport are having second thoughts about the proposal to set up e-toilets outside the terminal building, saying it is not cost-effective.

New Robot Patrols Chinese Airport
NPR - Feb 27, 2017 12:17 PM (ET)
The airport in Shenzhen, China has a new intelligent robot trained to carry out security checks. It has facial recognition capabilities and can fire electroshock weapons.

Ngurah Rai Goes Named Top Three Airports with Best Service
Tempo.co (Indonesia) - Feb 27, 2017 12:16 PM (ET)
I Gusti Ngurah Rai international airport in Bali received yet another award from Airport Council International as the world’s third best airport in 2016 based on their services.

ABX Air Pilots Win Resolution to Forced Overtime
Aviation Tribune - Feb 27, 2017 12:11 PM (ET)
Months after an ABX Air pilot strike grounded flights for DHL and Amazon for two days, ABX pilots and the airline, owned by Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), reached a settlement agreement that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory days off after they are forced to work on their off days to cover flights due to staffing shortages.

New Airline Lifts Hopes for Johnstown Airport
Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) - Feb 27, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
With a new airline offering more flights and more options at lower prices, leaders say Johnstown’s airport is ready to soar.

Collision Averted Between SpiceJet, IndiGo Planes at Ahmedabad Airport
Hindustan Times (India) - Feb 27, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
A SpiceJet flight had to abort take-off at the last minute as an IndiGo plane could not could not clear the runway due to the presence of rabbits on the airstrip at Ahmedabad airport, averting a major mishap.

Glimpse of History: Taking off at Linden Airport
NJ.com (New Jersey) - Feb 27, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Airplanes weren't the only vehicles leaving rubber on the runways at Linden Airport in the 1950s, as this 1954 photo shows.

Portsmouth Airport, Bus Terminal Busy During Vacations
SeacoastOnline.com (Portsmouth, N.H.) - Feb 27, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Cars that typically park in a side lot at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease instead used an empty lot off New Hampshire Avenue on Friday during what is typically the busiest weeks of the year for Allegiant Airlines.

W-B/Scranton Airport Adopts Expedited Screening Program
Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) - Feb 27, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
An expedited screening program has begun at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, allowing approved travelers access to a quicker lane.

Heathrow Airport Profits Soar for 2016 After Green Light on Runway Expansion
Express (U.K.) - Feb 27, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
Heathrow Airport has seen a spike in profit for 2016, as the London mega-site prepares to expand even further.

Malaysia Airport Clear of VX Nerve Agent, Officials Say
CNN - Feb 27, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent, which police say was used in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, airport officials said Saturday.

UPS Tests UAV Launched from Delivery Truck's Roof
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
United Parcel Service (UPS) has conducted a test delivery in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from the top of a delivery truck and carried a package in a residential area.

Atlas Has Acquired All 20 767s to Be Operated for Amazon
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has secured all 20 Boeing 767-300s it will wet lease to Amazon, according to president and CEO Bill Flynn.

Chinese Carriers Increasing Flights to the Philippines
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Chinese airlines are rapidly increasing flights to the Philippines following the relaxing of visa requirements between the two countries in October 2016.

Germany's Condor Expands US Services
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
German leisure carrier Condor Airlines has outlined what it called the largest US expansion in its 60-year history.

Air Lease Corp. 2016 Net Profit Up 48% to $375 Million
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Los Angeles-based commercial aircraft lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) posted a 2016 net profit of $374.9 million, up 48% from $253.4 million net income in 2015.

AirBaltic to Launch CS300 Long-Haul Flights to Abu Dhabi
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Latvian carrier airBaltic plans to launch 4X-weekly Riga-Abu Dhabi Bombardier CS300 service beginning Oct. 29, in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the Riga-based carrier announced Feb. 24.

Delta Names New Seattle VP
Air Transport World - Feb 27, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines has named John Caldwell its new VP-Seattle as Mike Medeiros transitions to his new role as COO at Aeromexico.

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