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AAAE President/CEO to Testify Before Key Senate Panel
Mar 07, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
DFW Honored With Climate Leadership Award
Mar 07, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
CBP Opens Global Entry Center at Richmond International
Mar 07, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
A4A Names Senior VP for Communications
Mar 07, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
ACRP Deadline for Problem Statements Coming March 20
Mar 07, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 07, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)



Frontier Adds 5 New Non-Stop Destinations from Colorado Springs Airport
KKTV (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Mar 07, 2017 05:31 PM (ET)
Frontier is making it faster to get from Colorado Springs to some hot destinations.

Hawaii's Airports Need Big Upgrades. Is an Airport Authority the Answer?
Hawaii News Now - Mar 07, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
Hawaii's airline industry is backing a proposal to transfer the state's airports to a semi-independent airport authority.

Airport in Northern Illinois Sees Jump in Cargo, Passengers
AP - Mar 07, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
A northern Illinois airport says it saw jumps in cargo handling and passengers last year.

Ada School District to Launch Aviation Program
Ada (Okla.) News - Mar 07, 2017 04:12 PM (ET)
Ada City Schools will launch its aviation program this week with an assembly and tours of Ada Regional Airport.

Privatizing Air Traffic Control Is a Solution Searching For a Problem
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 07, 2017 04:11 PM (ET)
During 2017, Congress needs to pass a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

MSP Named Best Airport For Its Size In North America
CBS Minnesota - Mar 07, 2017 04:10 PM (ET)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has earned new bragging rights after the Twin Cities travel hub was named one of the best airports in North America.

Indianapolis Airport Rated Best in North America
Indianapolis Star - Mar 07, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
For the fifth year in a row, Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America serving more than 2 million passengers per year, according to Aviation Pros.

DIA Has the Best Airport Food in the Nation
Denver Post - Mar 07, 2017 01:47 PM (ET)
Need a restaurant recommendation for dinner? Try the airport.

Closing Skies? Airlines in an Age of Protectionism
APEX - Mar 07, 2017 01:38 PM (ET)
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and policies set by the Trump administration are putting globalization at risk. With protectionism on the rise, what does the future bode for an industry that both enables and depends on globalization?

British Airways to Reduce Legroom on Some Short Haul Flights
Business Traveller - Mar 07, 2017 01:37 PM (ET)
British Airways will cut the average leg room on some European flights as it plans to squeeze more passengers on its A320 and A321 aircraft.

U.S. Airports Say They Need $100 Billion Over Five Years
Bloomberg - Mar 07, 2017 01:37 PM (ET)
U.S. airports estimate they need almost $100 billion for capital projects during the next five years and can only fund about half of that on their own, according to a study by a group representing commercial airport owners.

London City Airport Could Fly to Lagos and Mumbai, Says Chief
Financial Times (U.K.) - Mar 07, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
London City airport will be able to offer flights to as far away as Lagos and Mumbai after a £350m investment, its chief executive has said.

Laser Pointed at Plane Approaching Ford Airport
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - Mar 07, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
Police are investigating after an airliner pilot on approach to Gerald R. Ford International Airport said a laser was pointed into his cockpit on Saturday night.

Court Motion Challenges Deal to Close SMO
General Aviation News - Mar 07, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined with five other aviation stakeholders to file a motion March 6, 2017, before the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, requesting a stay against the FAA and an injunction against the city of Santa Monica, California, preventing any further actions to reduce the length of the runway and to curtail operations at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), while the court reviews an unprecedented settlement agreement between the FAA and the city.

Senators Oppose Privatizing ATC
General Aviation News - Mar 07, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), as well as Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), recently sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation opposing privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system.

Travel Industry Reaction to Trump Travel Ban Is More Muted This Time
Skift - Mar 07, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
President Donald Trump signed a new version of his travel ban executive order on Monday, removing several of the onerous limitations that were affecting U.S. permanent residents and travelers who already have visas to enter the country.

What's the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?
Skift - Mar 07, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Most airlines practice risk-averse strategies for cabin updates — and for good reason. Adding new seats is costly and time consuming, and airlines often prefer to stick with what they know works, even if it may cost revenue, long term.

Delta Air Lines Is Bullish Despite So-So February
Skift - Mar 07, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines’ financial results in February “were a little choppier than we expected,” leading the airline to reduce its estimated first quarter operating margin, but the company expects business to improve, its CFO told investment analysts on Monday.

Bozeman International Airport Sets Record for Number of Travelers
NBC Montana - Mar 07, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport handled a record number of passengers in 2016, with 1,107,168 travelers.

TSA to Offer Pre-Check Lane at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
Crestview (Fla.) News Bulletin - Mar 07, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Beginning Wednesday, the Transportation Safety Administration will offer a dedicated "TSA PreCheck" lane at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. The lane will be operated by TSA during peak periods throughout the day when traffic count is highest.

Boeing Steps Up MAX 10X Market Push
Aviation Daily - Mar 07, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
As Boeing continues to refine the configuration of the proposed 737-10X, the company confirms it has begun making firm offers to customers for the final stretch of the MAX family.

'Disturbing Lack of Insight': Airports Reject ACCC Calls for Regulation
Financial Review (Australia) - Mar 07, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Airports have hit back at the competition watchdog's calls for regulation, claiming the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has "a disturbing lack of insight" into how airport infrastructure is funded and managed.

Tampa International Named Best Airport in Its Category
10 News (Tampa, Fla.) - Mar 07, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
If you like Tampa International Airport, you're not alone.

Hangers Destroyed by Storms at Johnson County Executive Airport
KMBC (Kansas City, Mo.) - Mar 07, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Johnson County Executive Airport in southern Johnson County, Kansas was hit hard by severe storms on Monday evening.

Airport Leaders Hoping for Federal Funding for Airport Runway Extension
WSAZ (Huntington/Charleston, W.Va.) - Mar 07, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Yeager airport leaders are hoping that the federal government can help when it comes to a runway extension project.

Adelaide Airport Heads to the Cloud for Automation
ZDNet - Mar 07, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Adelaide Airport has announced it has replaced its key operational IT systems with automated solutions provided by Madrid-based IT firm Amadeus.

DOT Freezes Regulatory Process on Obama-Era Airfare Transparency Proposals
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has indefinitely suspended comment periods on two late-term Obama administration regulatory actions related to how airlines display airfares and ancillary fees, essentially freezing the regulatory process on the actions.

ICAO Formally Adopts Aircraft CO2 Standard
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
ICAO has formally adopted a new global standard for aircraft carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, building on an agreement reached in February 2016.

Aer Lingus Agrees to Lease Seven A321neo LR Aircraft from ALC
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Irish carrier Aer Lingus will lease seven Airbus A321neos with 97-ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW) from Air Lease Corp. (ALC), with deliveries starting in 2019.

China Issues Travel Warning to South Korea
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Chinese carriers may adjust capacity on routes to South Korea following a warning by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) cautioning Chinese citizens to be careful when traveling to South Korea.

European Airlines Brace for More Strike Action
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
European airlines are bracing for further disruption from a five-day French air traffic control (ATC) strike, while Finnair is recovering from the tail end of a ground handling walkout.

Alitalia to Finalize New Business Plan by March 12
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Etihad Airways equity partner Alitalia is making some amendments to its “re-launch business plan,” which it expects to finalize by the end of this week.

IATA: Air Freight Momentum Carrying Over Into 2017
Air Transport World - Mar 07, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Global air freight traffic increased 6.9% year-over year in January, down from December 2016’s 10% growth, but more than doubling the average annual growth rate of 3% over the past five years, according to IATA’s January Air Freight Market analysis.

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