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AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli to Testify Before Key Senate Panel
Mar 03, 2017 06:13 PM (ET)
United Plans Increased Service on Domestic Network
Mar 03, 2017 05:32 PM (ET)
PenAir to Reduce Flights at Pacific Northwest Airports
Mar 03, 2017 05:31 PM (ET)
Man Pleads Guilty to Using False Identity to Obtain FAA Airman and Medical Certif
Mar 03, 2017 05:30 PM (ET)
Now Accepting Nominations for Snow and Ice Control Award
Mar 03, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 03, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)

A320neo And Boeing 737 MAX Spur Market Shifts
Aviation Week - Mar 03, 2017 06:05 PM (ET)
Recent weeks have finally brought confirmation of what has been on the horizon for some time: Low-cost transatlantic services are going to be introduced with narrowbody aircraft. Norwegian announced flights from five European destinations to three airports on the U.S. East Coast to start in May with a fleet of Boeing 737-8s.

At the Airport, But Not Flying
Deutsche Welle (Germany) - Mar 03, 2017 05:40 PM (ET)
In late 2004, residents of the town of Diepensee were relocated to neighboring areas to make way for the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt - the airport meant to show the German capital coming into its own as one of Europe's big league cities.

Houston Airport Chaplains Bring Ashes, Sacraments to Travelers
Catholic News Service - Mar 03, 2017 05:39 PM (ET)
When Nick Guarisco landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Ash Wednesday morning, he planned to catch a late afternoon Mass in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to get his ashes, but Father Charles Samperi had a different plan.

Delta Airlines Stops Flying a Particularly Noisy Aircraft Out of LaGuardia Airport
QNS (New York) - Mar 03, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
The skies around LaGuardia Airport are a little less noisy today, as Delta Airlines has stopped flying one particularly loud plane in its fleet into and out of northern Queens.

New TSA Screening Technology Provides Faster, Better View
CBS News - Mar 03, 2017 05:18 PM (ET)
The scanners TSA uses to scan carry-ons at airport checkpoints are nearly a decade old. The future may be taking technology that revolutionized medicine and using it to give screeners a better view of what's in your bag, which could mean more security and less time in line when you fly.

Bomb Threat: We Were Stuck on Plane for Hours, Says Passenger
The Local (Sweden) - Mar 03, 2017 05:17 PM (ET)
A passenger plane carrying 300 people bound for Thailand which was evacuated at Stockholm's Arlanda airport after receiving a bomb threat did not have any hazardous objects on board, police have confirmed.

Branson Airport Gets New Carrier, New Destinations
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Mar 03, 2017 03:43 PM (ET)
Branson Airport is bringing a new carrier to the area and, along with it, hopes it will spark new growth at the privately owned airport and in the tourist town.

Proposed Federal Bill Could Yield More Funding for San Antonio International Airport
San Antonio Business Journal - Mar 03, 2017 03:34 PM (ET)
Federal lawmakers have filed a new bill with bipartisan backing that could potentially provide support for San Antonio International Airport expansion and improvements. But city officials say there are several uncertainties about the proposed legislation and the impact it could ultimately have on facilities here.

Officials Hear Airport Plea for Money
Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.) - Mar 03, 2017 03:33 PM (ET)
Airport Manager Bob Whitmer asked a joint meeting of city and county officials Thursday for an additional $100,000 a year from each government to help keep commercial service at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport.

A New Taxiway for Chennai Airport
The Hindu (India) - Mar 03, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
In an effort to decongest and increase the runway peak hour capacity, a new taxiway ‘M’ was commissioned at the Chennai airport on Thursday. The length of the new taxiway — a route that an aircraft can take to head to the runway, or the terminal — is 411 metres.

Flights Added to Handle Surge of Flyers to Austin Airport This Month
KXAN (Austin, Texas) - Mar 03, 2017 01:58 PM (ET)
South by Southwest, spring break, Rodeo Austin and Texas Relays converge this month to make it a busy time to travel in and out of the Austin airport.

Republic Airways Wants Ch. 11 Plan Cleared For Takeoff
Law360 - Mar 03, 2017 01:57 PM (ET)
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. urged a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday to confirm its Chapter 11 reorganization plan over an objection filed by Wells Fargo, saying the plan will preserve thousands of jobs and has the backing of its unsecured creditors.

Panasonic Grounded Rivals' In-Flight Software, Suit Says
Law360 - Mar 03, 2017 01:56 PM (ET)
A developer of in-flight entertainment software on Wednesday sued Panasonic in a New York federal court, alleging that the company stifled competition for in-flight media by selectively doling out access to its software code and even sabotaging its own hardware to muscle rivals out of the market.

Honeywell Must Pay for Waste Cleanup, Ind. Airport Says
Law360 - Mar 03, 2017 01:56 PM (ET)
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority filed suit in Indiana federal court Wednesday against Honeywell International Inc., alleging that the company was responsible for an estimated $2.5 million in past and potential future cleanup costs related to hazardous waste at the airport in Gary, Indiana.

Travelers Aid Airport Program Assists Homeless Travelers in Oklahoma
Altus (Okla.) Times - Mar 03, 2017 01:55 PM (ET)
Miriam Brewster stood up from her chair behind an information booth near the baggage claim area inside Will Rogers World Airport about 12:30 p.m. on a recent weekday.

Flying to Dubai? There Are Strict New Baggage Rules You Need to Know
Travel & Leisure - Mar 03, 2017 01:53 PM (ET)
Travelers coming into Dubai International Airport may need to change the way they pack their luggage thanks to new baggage rules that will go into effect this month.

Lawsuit Against Van's Aircraft Dismissed
General Aviation News - Mar 03, 2017 01:53 PM (ET)
A lawsuit filed after an RV-10 accident on the Oregon Coast in May 2014 has been dismissed, according to Van’s Aircraft officials.

5 Missed Opportunities for Better In-Flight Entertainment
Skift - Mar 03, 2017 01:52 PM (ET)
It’s a familiar scenario: you’re on a 14-hour flight, and you’ve exhausted your stack of reading, cleared out your inbox, re-arranged your desktop and need some sort of stimulation.

Terror Threat to U.S. Airports Said to Grow as al-Qaeda Rebounds
Bloomberg - Mar 03, 2017 01:39 PM (ET)
The threat to U.S. airports from terror groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State is expected to grow because of instability in parts of the Middle East and Asia, a former high-ranking intelligence official said Thursday.

Former Navy Pilot Appointed to Airport Commission
Vineyard Gazette (Martha's Vineyard, Mass.) - Mar 03, 2017 01:39 PM (ET)
Dukes County commissioners voted Wednesday to appoint Richard Wharton Jr., a former Navy pilot, to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission.

Pilot Shortage Makes for Fuller, Fewer Flights
News 8000 (La Crosse, Wis.) - Mar 03, 2017 01:37 PM (ET)
A pilot shortage is reducing flight choices for passengers at regional airports nation-wide, including at La Crosse Regional Airport.

Corporate Air Adding Two New Aircraft to Meet Rising Demand
Pittsburgh Business Times - Mar 03, 2017 01:35 PM (ET)
Corporate Air is adding two new ultralong-range Gulfstream aircraft to its fleet in the next few months to keep up with increasing demand it has seen since the November election, according to its business development coordinator.

Regional Airport Board OK's 2017 Budget, Officers in 23 Minute Meeting
Oskaloosa (Iowa) Herald - Mar 03, 2017 01:33 PM (ET)
It was a quick and easy meeting for the board of the South Central Regional Airport Agency Tuesday night, Feb. 28, as the representatives on the board met in Pella, setting board officers for 2017 and approving a minimal FY2017-18 budget, which was identical to the prior fiscal year’s budget.

IATA Chief to Meet New US Transportation Secretary
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:30 PM (ET)
The IATA director general called for open borders and for governments to not interfere with how airlines distribute their products ahead of his first meeting with the new US transportation secretary.

United CEO on Gulf Carriers: 'Those Airlines Aren't Airlines'
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:29 PM (ET)
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has staked out a hardline position on alleged Gulf airline subsidies, warning of a “huge uproar from Americans” when the full scope of the issue becomes widely known and US jobs are potentially lost.

FAA Administrator Huerta 'Eager to Engage' in ATC Reform Debate
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:28 PM (ET)
FAA administrator Michael Huerta said it is now the “right time to be asking critical questions” about the structure of US air traffic control (ATC), citing a stable and safe existing ATC system and a strong US airline industry.

Boeing CEO Muilenburg Lauds Trump's 'Engagement' with Aviation
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:27 PM (ET)
Boeing chairman, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg praised US President Donald Trump at the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington DC March 2, describing him as “very much engaged with industry … [with] a great curiosity and a great affinity for airplanes and aerospace.”

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Extreme Cold Weather Tests in Canada
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:27 PM (ET)
The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada.

United Airlines Signs Five-Year CPA with Air Wisconsin
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:26 PM (ET)
United Airlines and Air Wisconsin have signed a five-year capacity purchase agreement (CPA), enabling the regional carrier to fly as a United Express carrier.

Aeroflot Reports $640 Million Net Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:25 PM (ET)
Russia’s Aeroflot Group reported a 2016 net income of RUB38.8 billion ($640 million), reversing a RUB6.5 billion net loss in 2015. The results are published according to International Financial Reporting Standards.

Delta Stops MD-88 Scheduled Operations at New York La Guardia
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:25 PM (ET)
Delta Air Lines said it will stop flying MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, effective March 2.

Oman Air Takes Delivery of First Stretched 787-9
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:24 PM (ET)
Oman Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9. The stretched version of the widebody aircraft joins four 787-8s in the fleet.

Oman's SalamAir Opens First International Route to Dubai
Air Transport World - Mar 03, 2017 01:24 PM (ET)
Omani low-cost carrier (LCC) SalamAir has operated its first international route, just a month after it began operating domestic services in the sultanate.

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