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Airport Officials to Testify Before Key House Panel
Feb 28, 2017 09:24 PM (ET)
Boise Airport Upgrades Security Infrastructure
Feb 28, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Passes Annual FAA Inspection
Feb 28, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
San Jose International to Gain Guadalajara Route
Feb 28, 2017 10:55 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
Feb 28, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
New Programming from AAAE's ANTN Digicast
Feb 28, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)



Arctic Airport Seeks for External Investor
TASS (Russia) - Feb 28, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
The Dikson airport, the most northern airport in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, requires an external investor for further development, acting head of the Taimyr municipal district, Vladimir Shishov told TASS on Tuesday.

Vegas Airport Reports January Surge in International Travel
AP - Feb 28, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
A monthly report says a surge in international passengers helped boost McCarran International Airport traveler traffic by 3.5 percent in January.

Three Killed, Two Injured When Small Plane Crashes Into California Home
NBC News - Feb 28, 2017 02:37 PM (ET)
Three people were killed and two others are in critical condition after a small plane crashed into a California home on Monday, authorities said.

Survey: Airlines Get Better Grades as Service Improves
USA Today - Feb 28, 2017 02:37 PM (ET)
As airlines improved their performance, more people were flying last year than any time since the airline industry began regularly surveying air travelers in 1971.

Gogo Has More In-Flight Internet Bandwidth Than It Knows What to Do With (Sometimes)
Skift - Feb 28, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
“Bandwidth abundance.” Those are two words many North American airline passengers have been waiting to hear for years.

New Discount Flights Added at Dayton Airport
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Feb 28, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is adding another nonstop flight at the Dayton International Airport, with fare as low as $49.

Faribault Airport Could Have New Name After Council Discussion
Faribault (Minn.) Daily News - Feb 28, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
By the end of Tuesday night’s Faribault City Council meeting, the Faribault Municipal Airport could have a new name honoring Elizabeth “Betty Wall” Strohfus.

BizJet Can't Exit Suit Over 'Shoddy' Engine Repairs
Law360 - Feb 28, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
A Florida federal judge on Monday pared down a multimillion-dollar lawsuit accusing aircraft maintenance company BizJet of lying about its ability to service an aircraft engine on a corporate jet and performing "shoddy," life-endangering repairs, but left intact core contractual claims.

Japan Flies Into Canada-Brazil Aircraft Subsidy Battle
Law360 - Feb 28, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
The Japanese government has asked to take a closer look at a brewing World Trade Organization dispute between Canada and Brazil over aircraft subsidies, citing its own position as a major exporter of plane components, according to a WTO document circulated Monday.

Delta Lands Attys' Fees For Failed DQ Bid In Patent Suit
Law360 - Feb 28, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
A California federal judge on Friday awarded Delta Air Lines Inc. $25,000 in attorneys’ fees after it brought an ultimately unsuccessful disqualification bid in a lawsuit accusing the company of allegedly infringing a ticket scanner patent, saying the reimbursement is sufficient to admonish opposing counsel for “inappropriate” contact with a Delta contractor.

Chattanooga Airport Shuttle Coming for Passengers
Times Free Press (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - Feb 28, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
With Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's passenger boardings hitting a new high last year, a ground shuttle service from its most remote parking lot to the terminal is slated to start in May.

Aerotropolis Plan Seeks to Unite Development Efforts Around Mitchell Airport
Milwaukee Business Journal - Feb 28, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
A broad-ranging plan released Monday seeks to rally municipalities surrounding General Mitchell International Airport around efforts to attract more development and add more transportation options.

Willard Airport Announces Partnership with United Airlines
WAND (Decatur, Ill.) - Feb 28, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
Another airline is coming to Willard Airport in Champaign County. United Airlines will start using the airport.

Heathrow Airport Tops Country for 'Incredibly Dangerous' Laser Attacks on Aircraft
Evening Standard (U.K.) - Feb 28, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
Aircraft using Heathrow Airport saw almost twice as many "incredibly dangerous" laser attacks than any other UK airport last year, new figures show.

Training the World's Future Pilots at SDSU, Amid Large Shortage
KSFY (Sioux Falls, S.D.) - Feb 28, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
They have survived a number of problems including terrorism, bankruptcy and consolidation. Now, the largest U.S. airlines face a new problem: they could start running out of pilots soon.

Pilot Shortage, Larger Planes Affect Airport Metrics
Memphis (Tenn.) Business Journal - Feb 28, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Airport executives are keeping their eyes on the numbers after Memphis International Airport saw a drop in total boarded passengers in January.

Pilots Win Wellington Airport Runway Fight
New Zealand Herald - Feb 28, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
Wellington Airport has suffered a blow to its planned runway extension, after a Court of Appeal ruling that safety areas need a second look.

JetBlue to Expand Service at Worcester Regional Airport
NBC Boston - Feb 28, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
More than three years after commercial passenger service returned to Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts, JetBlue says it is ready to expand its service.

A Taiwan Startup Is Cutting The Cost Of Trips To Airports
Forbes - Feb 28, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
You’ve got a 7 a.m. international flight and need to be at an airport by 5 a.m. The best, maybe even the only way is a common taxi for $40 or $50, easily more.

Airlines Scrambling to Prevent Pilot Shortage
NBC DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) - Feb 28, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
Major airlines are scrambling to prevent a projected shortage of qualified pilots over the next decade.

Valley Airport's Commercial Airline Put on Notice
News Leader (Staunton, Va.) - Feb 28, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport's commercial airline carrier, ViaAir, has been threatened with replacement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) due to complaints alleging poor service.

Eastern Iowa Airport Signs Deal With Lyft
Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Feb 28, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
Travelers to and from The Eastern Iowa Airport soon will have the option of getting a lift from ride-sharing company Lyft Inc.

Airport Shutdown, Brigands Leave Nigerian Capital Isolated
Bloomberg - Feb 28, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Foreign travelers planning to reach the Nigerian capital, Abuja, next month have two choices: make a 15-hour drive from the southern commercial hub of Lagos or fly to the northern city of Kaduna and ride through an area plagued by kidnappers and gunmen.

Egypt Hopes to Revive Russian Tourism With Airport Upgrades
AP - Feb 28, 2017 09:42 AM (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.

Airport Privatisations Have Put Profit Before Public Safety and Good Planning
The Conversation (Boston) - Feb 28, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to co-exist with commercial development.

Santa Barbara Airport Aims to Make Flying More Convenient
KEYT (Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Feb 28, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Santa Barbara Airport is wooing major airlines. A recent study by airport officials shows how the Santa Barbara community is underserved when it comes to flight availability.

Akron-Canton Airport Offers New 'Moms Tour'
CantonRep.com (Canton, Ohio) - Feb 28, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
When new mom Katie Parsons heads off on a family vacation this summer, she will be toting 9-month-old Emma through the airport.

Trump Gives First Hint of Budget Priorities; DOT May Face Reductions
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
US President Donald Trump has given the first preview of his budget priorities for the federal government, indicating significant spending reductions in areas outside of the military and law and immigration enforcement.

SWISS to Increase Capacity on North Atlantic Routes
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will increase capacity on North Atlantic routes this summer by using larger aircraft. The Lufthansa subsidiary will also base its first Bombardier CS300—which it expects to receive in the 2Q—in Geneva.

United to Launch San Francisco-Munich Service
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
United Airlines is launching its first flight from its San Francisco hub to Munich for the summer schedule.

Chorus Posts $83 Million 2016 Net Profit; Leasing Revenue Up 44%
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Halifax-based Chorus Aviation, the parent company of Canadian regional airline Jazz Aviation, posted 2016 net profits of C$111.8 million ($83 million), more than quadrupling its C$25.5 million net result for 2015.

Express Cargo's Big Shift
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
The express air cargo market is fundamentally changing. For decades, particularly in the US domestic market, the bread and butter business of UPS and FedEx was moving packages from business to business (B2B) on an expedited basis.

Embraer Names New CEO of Portugal's OGMA
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Embraer has named Marco Tulio Pellegrini as the new CEO of Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal (OGMA). He will succeed Rodrigo Almeida Rosa who will take over as CFO of Embraer Europe, responsible for the company’s finance activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The change will become effective April 3.

Aeroflot Group International Traffic Up 25.6% in January
Air Transport World - Feb 28, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 1.5 million international passengers in January, up 25.6% year-over-year (YOY). Domestic traffic grew 10.1% to 1.9 million.

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