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Trump Administration Issues Revised Travel Ban
Mar 06, 2017 01:54 PM (ET)
Delta Changes Boarding Process at Five Atlanta Gates
Mar 06, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Miami International Bonds Rated
Mar 06, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Global Entry Enrollment Center Opens at Richmond Airport
Mar 06, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Applicants for Board of Examiners
Mar 06, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Mutual Aid Help the ARFF Way
Mar 06, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)



Small Florida Airport Will Remain Closed During Trump Visits
AP - Mar 06, 2017 08:26 PM (ET)
The businesses at a small Florida airport that the Secret Service orders closed each time President Donald Trump visits his Mar-a-Lago resort won't get any concessions.

What's the Top Airline at Louis Armstrong International Airport?
Times-Picayune (New Orleans) - Mar 06, 2017 08:25 PM (ET)
A record 11.1 million passengers traveled through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in 2016. More than a third of those people flew on a Southwest Airlines flight.

Beverly Airport Welcomes New Manager
Salem News (Beverly, Mass.) - Mar 06, 2017 03:48 PM (ET)
Bob Snuck may be new to the Beverly Regional Airport, but not to the aviation industry.

County Given 'Deadline' on Airport Work
Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) - Mar 06, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
Clinton County officials were given clear guidelines as to when they must complete state-funded projects at Plattsburgh International Airport.

Asiana to Launch Economy Smartium Seats in May
Business Traveller - Mar 06, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
Korean carrier Asiana Airlines is set to introduce a new Economy Smartium seat offering on its Airbus A350 flights starting May 15, when it debuts its first A350 aircraft.

Chefs in the Sky: Luke Mangan and Virgin Australia
APEX - Mar 06, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
Luke Mangan, the chef responsible for feeding Virgin Australia’s business-class passengers, discusses the ingredients for culinary success in the air, from a Sydney warehouse test kitchen with two airline ovens to wine that’s specifically designed to be sipped in air.

United Airlines CEO Explains Why the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Will Soon Go Away
AOL - Mar 06, 2017 02:41 PM (ET)
In January, United Airlines announced that it will expedite the retirement of its fleet of Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets.

Head of New Berlin Airport Removed After Two Years on the Job
Financial Times (U.K.) - Mar 06, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
The head of the new Berlin airport, Karsten Mühlenfeld, has been sacked after only two years in the job, in a further blow to a project more than five years behind schedule and billions of euros over-budget.

Waste-to-Fuel Company Set to Buy 12 Acres at Stewart Airport
Times Herald-Record (Hudson Valley, N.Y.) - Mar 06, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
The Town Board has approved a contract to sell 12 acres at Stewart International Airport to an international waste-to-fuel company which hopes to build a plant there.

American and Delta Are Mixing Up Their Boarding Procedures
Skift - Mar 06, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Both American and Delta made changes to their boarding process within the past month in an effort to simplify and expedite the passenger loading.

Wellington Airport Wants Runway Extension Hearings Delayed
Stuff (New Zealand) - Mar 06, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Wellington Airport insists it is committed to extending its runway, despite asking for its resource consent application hearings to be suspended.

Sartor Pledges 'Customer-Focused' Approach to New Role as Airport CEO
Calgary Herald (Canada) - Mar 06, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The new CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority is vowing that under his tenure, customers will come first.

Abuja Airport Closure: Heavy Security in Kaduna Ahead of Flight Diversion
Premium Times (Nigeria) - Mar 06, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured passengers of security ahead of the diversion of flights from Wednesday from the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja to the Kaduna International Airport.

GMR Hyderabad Airport Plans $300 Million Offshore Bond Issue
Livemint - Mar 06, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) is planning to raise $250-300 million (Rs1,660-2,000 crore) by selling offshore bonds, two people aware of the development said.

Greek Privatization Agency Says Disused Airport Project to Go Ahead
Kathimerini (Greece) - Mar 06, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
A 7.9 billion euro plan to turn a derelict former Athens airport into one of Europe's biggest coastal resorts, included in Greece's latest international bailout, will go ahead despite recent delays, a senior privatization agency official said on Saturday.

New Scan Technology in Use at FD Airport
Messenger (Fort Dodge, Iowa) - Mar 06, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
The latest checkpoint screening technology is in use at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Lack of Competition Helps Airport Make Big Parking Profits: Watchdog
Courier (Australia) - Mar 06, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Melbourne Airport's profit margins from car parking shrank 11 per cent in 2015-16, but at 59 per cent remain high enough to have helped the airport rake in more parking revenue than any other in Australia.

It's Official: 2016 Was the Busiest Year Ever at Denver International Airport
Denver Post - Mar 06, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
It’s official: 2016 was the busiest year in Denver International Airport history.

Airport Wants to Replace Pair of Unsafe Vehicles
Rome (N.Y.) Sentinel - Mar 06, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Griffiss International Airport wants to replace two vehicles that have been deemed unrepairable and safety hazards.

Stinson Municipal Airport Turns Into a Movie Theater
La Prensa (San Antonio) - Mar 06, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Grab some popcorn, a blanket or a chair and get ready to see some of the most iconic aviation cinematography. This is the first time Stinson Municipal Airport has become the backdrop for Slab Cinema, a series of movies shown outdoors at the airport.

U.S. Airport Pat-Downs Are About to Get More Invasive
Bloomberg - Mar 06, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now, those have been eliminated, replaced instead with one universal approach. And this time, you will notice.

Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Ottawa Airport Worries Critics
CBC (Canada) - Mar 06, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Experts say the Canada Border Services Agency plan to bring facial recognition technology to the Ottawa International Airport in spring raises questions about the role humans will play in security clearance.

CAT III Landing System on Track for Worcester Airport Launch
Telegram (Worcester, Mass.) - Mar 06, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
Construction continues on schedule to install an advanced Category III instrument landing system at Worcester Regional Airport by Dec. 7, airport officials said.

EasyJet Flights Hit After Truck Gets Stuck Under Plane at Airport
East Lothian Courier (Scotland) - Mar 06, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Air passengers have been disrupted after a truck got stuck under an easyJet plane at Manchester Airport.

New Non-Stop Flight at Rapid City Regional Airport
KOTA (Rapid City, S.D.) - Mar 06, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
A new non-stop flight from Rapid City to Charlotte, North Carolina will be added.

European Parliament Votes to Impose Visa Requirements on US Citizens
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
The European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, has urged the European Commission (EC)—the executive arm of the 28-nation European Union (EU)—to impose visa requirements on US citizens visiting the EU.

American's Parker: Gulf Carriers Threaten US Hub-and-Spoke System
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
In another indication that there is a renewed push against the expansion of the major Gulf carriers in the US, American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker said he was “highly confident” that the new Trump administration would address the issue.

JetBlue, Alaska, Atlas Push Back Against US Majors on Gulf Issue
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
The CEOs of JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings continue to push back against American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on the issue of alleged Gulf airline subsidies.

DOT Awards Six Airlines Tentative Slot Assignments for Mexico City
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively awarded Mexico City International Airport slot-pairs to Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, New York-based JetBlue, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, as well as Mexican low-cost carriers (LCCs) Volaris, VivaAerobus and Interjet.

China's HNA Group to Buy 82.5% Stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Haikou, China-based HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Airlines, is expected to purchase an 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in western Germany as the company steps up its international expansion.

British Airways Faces Week-Long Cabin Crew Strike
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) cabin crew have embarked on their latest and longest bout of strike action in pursuit of improved pay.

Malaysia Airlines A380 Charter to Target 6% of Pilgrimage Traffic
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
Malaysia Airlines has outlined additional details on a charter business concept to operate its six Airbus A380s in a dedicated subsidiary to target religious pilgrimage traffic.

Airbus Delivers 49 Aircraft in February; Records 10 Cancellations
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
Airbus delivered 49 aircraft in February, but reported no new orders during the month.

Flybe Acquires Dash 8 Q400s from NAC
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has completed the sale of 10 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s to UK-based regional carrier Flybe.

Lufthansa Group Appoints New Munich Hub CEO
Air Transport World - Mar 06, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group has appointed Wilken Bormann as CEO of the Munich hub from March 1, succeeding Thomas Winkelmann who became airberlin CEO and chairman Feb. 1.

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