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AAAE/USCTA Lead Coalition Asking Congress to Fully Fund Contract Towers
Mar 09, 2017 02:37 PM (ET)
Data Comm Technology Now Operational At Miami International
Mar 09, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
Frontier to Add 11 New Routes
Mar 09, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
$100 Billion Needed for Airport Infrastructure Upgrades
Mar 09, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
AAAE Issues Call for Scholarship Applications
Mar 09, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
Mar 09, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)

Drones Take Flight at Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 09, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has started using drones on its property, under a recent federal clearances allowing certain commercial drone flights in the controlled airspace of major airports.

Ford Airport Reports Record Month of February
MLive.com (Mich.) - Mar 09, 2017 03:54 PM (ET)
February was a good month for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Pilot and American Action Hero Honored at Reagan Airport
WUSA (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 09, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
He was America's action hero. In World War II, his plane was shot down.

Airbus and Routehappy Take Airline Product Differentiation to New Heights
APEX - Mar 09, 2017 02:12 PM (ET)
Airbus and Routehappy have teamed up to encourage travelers to make bookings based on the quality of cabin product, rather than fares. The airline launch partners, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Lufthansa Group and Singapore Airlines, will highlight Airbus A380 and A350 XWB features, among other product differentiators, in Routehappy’s content management platform.

Scope Clause Remains Touchstone For Regional Jets
Aviation Daily - Mar 09, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Renegotiation of scope clause restrictions is increasingly weighing on regional jet (RJ) makers and associated sectors like appraisers, but predictions of change are few and far between, according to comments offered during the Istat Americas 2017 conference here.

Indianapolis International Airport Getting New Flights from Indy to Vegas
Indianapolis Star - Mar 09, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Hoosier travelers will have more ways to get to Las Vegas this summer.

Republic Airways Fights Plane Lessor In Bid To Clear Ch. 11
Law360 - Mar 09, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
Republic Airways Holdings Inc.'s attempt to pilot its way out of Chapter 11 was left grounded Wednesday after it failed to resolve a bankruptcy court battle with a Wells Fargo-affiliated creditor seeking a claim of at least $55 million over an airplane leasing agreement guarantee.

Frankfurt Airport Doubles the Size of Its VIP Lounge to Meet Demand
Skift - Mar 09, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
With his bouffant hair, sequin-encrusted gowns, flaming red lips, and painted-on eyebrows, Harald Gloeoeckler has made a career out of being instantly recognizable, at least in his native Germany.

6 Bird Strikes Occur a Month at Tampa International Airport
ABC Action News (Tampa, Fla.) - Mar 09, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
At Tampa International Airport planes share the skies with another pair of wings.

Starting Today, Dubai Airport Will Reject These Bags
Khaleej Times (UAE) - Mar 09, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
Effective from today, Dubai Airports will introduce a new baggage rule to help improve service, reduce the risk of mishandlings and enhance the performance of its check-in and baggage operation at Dubai International.

Airport Officials Feeling More Confident About Expanded Air Service
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star - Mar 09, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
Lincoln could be close to getting additional air service, but the community might need to pony up to seal the deal.

Dems Slam Trump Over Potential Airport Security Cuts
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 09, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
Democrats slammed President Trump on Wednesday for reportedly considering major funding cuts to national security for U.S. airports, train stations and ports, saying it would make the country more susceptible to terrorist attacks.

Flights Diverted at ROC Airport
WHEC (Rochester, N.Y.) - Mar 09, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
Multiple flights were diverted at Greater Rochester International Airport Wednesday afternoon as windy weather ripped through Rochester.

Cleveland Hopkins Airport Flights Diverted Due to 60 mph Winds
Cleveland.com - Mar 09, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
Strong winds up to 60 mph are battering Northeast Ohio, downing power lines and trees. Now the winds are affecting air travel.

Air Traffic Control Privatization Efforts from Commercial Airlines a Concern for Small Airports
Faribault (Minn.) Daily News - Mar 09, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
An effort to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system worries the people in charge of small, rural airports across the country, including Faribault.

Funding Approved for Dodge County Airport
Daily Citizen (Beaver Dam, Wis.) - Mar 09, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Funding for a $1.9 million design and construction project was approved by the state for a runway at Dodge County Airport.

Tucson International Airport to Hold Emergency Drill
Tucson (Ariz.) News Now - Mar 09, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
The Tucson Airport Authority will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise Wednesday, March 8 in an effort to help update their emergency plans.

Trump Begins to Map Out $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Wall Street Journal - Mar 09, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
President Donald Trump pushed his White House team on Wednesday to craft a plan for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending that would pressure states to streamline local permitting, favor renovation of existing roads and highways over new construction and prioritize projects that can quickly begin construction.

SkyWest CEO Warns Pilot Shortage Could Lead to Big Service Cuts
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
SkyWest Inc. president and CEO Chip Childs warned the US Congress of a “growing pilot shortage” that could become significantly more pronounced over the next three years, leading to the grounding of large numbers of aircraft in US regional airlines’ fleets.

New Policy Institute Launches Drive to Improve ATM Liberalization
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
A new industry think tank has been launched to consider how the efficiency and performance of air traffic management (ATM) could be improved through greater market liberalization.

Austria to Halve Air Travel Taxes in 2018
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Austria’s air travel tax will be cut in half on Jan. 1, 2018, following a confirmation by the Austrian Council of Ministers, as the country seeks to increase its attractiveness as a business and tourism destination.

Qatar Airways Unveils New Business-Class Seat
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways presented a new business-class seat, “Q Suite,” at ITB Berlin on March 8.

A6 Alliance CEOs Outline SESAR Deployment Progress
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
CEOs of the A6 Alliance met with European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc during this week’s World ATM Congress in Madrid, to highlight the role of air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in deployment of Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) technology and operational concepts.

French, Finnish Strikes Trigger Severe Disruption
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
A five-day French air traffic control strike has already triggered more than 830 flight cancellations over the first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption March 10.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Doubles Net Loss in 1Q
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has reported a SEK556 million ($61.7 million) 1Q net loss for the November to January period, more than doubling the SEK246 million loss it posted in the year-ago period.

NAC Completes Acquisition of 25 Air Lease Embraer E-Jets
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Danish regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has completed the acquisition of 20 Embraer E190s and five E175s from US-based Air Lease Corp. (ALC).

Russian Government to Invest in Ilyushin Aircraft
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
The Russian government plans to invest RUB20.4 billion ($350 million) in Ilyushin Il-114-300 aircraft and RUB17.2 billion in long-haul, widebody Il-96-400 aircraft in 2018-2019.

Airbus, Thai Airways to Develop MRO Campus at U-Tapao Airport
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Airbus and Thai Airways International signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) March 8 to jointly evaluate developing a new maintenance and overhaul (MRO) campus at U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong, Thailand.

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