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Administration Budget Plan Could Target Programs Important to Airports
Mar 10, 2017 05:04 PM (ET)
Global Passenger Traffic, Freight Volume Gain in January
Mar 10, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
Morpho Detection Receives EDS Orders
Mar 10, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
ACRP Sets Deadline for Problem Statements
Mar 10, 2017 04:25 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 10, 2017 04:23 PM (ET)



Will the Long Airport Lines of Spring Break 2016 Be Back Again This Year?
Washington Post - Mar 10, 2017 05:28 PM (ET)
If you’re already bracing for a long airport security line during the spring break travel season, then you must remember last year.

Customers Press Boeing To Launch New Midsize Widebody Aircraft Soon
Aviation Week - Mar 10, 2017 05:23 PM (ET)
Boeing has been considering making its proposed new midsize aircraft a widebody for some time. But now, airlines and lessors have just one message for the manufacturer: Get on with it.

DFW Airport Facing Up to $10 Billion in Work on Aging Runways, Facilities
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Mar 10, 2017 05:21 PM (ET)
After spending billions to renovate three aging terminals, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is now turning its attention to runways, taxiways and other parts of the airfield that need an expensive facelift.

'I Fly MEM' Selfie Contest Touts Airport, Dangles Prizes
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Mar 10, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
Hometown celebrities including Tony Allen and Penny Hardaway pledge allegiance to Memphis International Airport in a new video promoting a weeklong social media contest.

Tucson International Airport to Offer Nonstop Flights to San Jose
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Mar 10, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
Tucson International Airport is getting nonstop flights from Tucson to San Jose and Silicon Valley.

Indy Executive Airport Eyes Runway Extension
Lebanon (Ind.) Reporter - Mar 10, 2017 05:19 PM (ET)
The 5,500-foot-long runway at Indianapolis Executive Airport will be eventually be extended by 1,500 feet, airport director Brad Cozza said Friday.

American Airlines Adding Two Nonstop Flights to Chicago to Colorado Springs Schedule
Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Mar 10, 2017 05:18 PM (ET)
American Airlines announced Friday it will begin two daily nonstop flights from Colorado Springs Airport to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on July 5.

Regionals See A Pilot Shortage; Pilots See A Scapegoat
AVweb - Mar 10, 2017 05:02 PM (ET)
Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical.

Qantas Targets Women to Ward Off Looming Pilot Shortage
news.com.au (Australia) - Mar 10, 2017 05:01 PM (ET)
A looming shortage of pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers in Australia has Qantas racing to fill the void — with women.

Strikes Hit Flight Schedules at Berlin Airports
Deutsche Welle (Germany) - Mar 10, 2017 05:00 PM (ET)
Berlin's two airports, Schönefeld and Tegel, are being hit by strikes, as ground crews protest labor conditions and wages. The industrial action is due to run for 25 hours and has grounded nearly all flights from Berlin.

Appleton Airport: American Airlines Flights to Start July 5
WBAY (Green Bay, Wis.) - Mar 10, 2017 04:59 PM (ET)
American Airlines, the world's largest airline, will begin service at the Appleton International Airport on July 5.

The World's Busiest Passenger Airport Is ...
CNN - Mar 10, 2017 04:59 PM (ET)
More than 104 million passengers flew through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2016, making it the busiest passenger airport in the world for the 19th year in a row, according to Airports Council International's preliminary passenger data for 2016.

Tokyo's Haneda Airport Sees Record 80 Million Passengers in 2016
Japan Times - Mar 10, 2017 04:58 PM (ET)
Tokyo’s Haneda airport saw a record 80.1 million passengers last year, aided by a rise in the number of foreign tourists and launches of new routes connecting Japan and U.S. cities, the airport operator said Friday.

East Hampton to Take Airport Fight to Supreme Court
East Hampton (N.Y.) Star - Mar 10, 2017 04:57 PM (ET)
East Hampton Town followed through this week on its promise to take the fight over local control of the East Hampton Airport all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

State Wants to Find Out If Peotone Airport Could Be Built
Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.) - Mar 10, 2017 04:56 PM (ET)
The state is reviving the South Suburban Airport project but perhaps only to end it.

Runway Construction Most Likely Years Away
Chillicothe (Mo.) News - Mar 10, 2017 04:54 PM (ET)
Over the past several years, the city of Chillicothe has purchased land necessary to accommodate construction of a longer runway at Chillicothe Municipal Airport.

Pocatello Regional Airport Commission Gives Airport Update
KPVI (Pocatello, Idaho) - Mar 10, 2017 04:53 PM (ET)
The Pocatello Regional Airport commission met with Pocatello City Council to report progress, future goals and projects.

Lantana Airport Fix Difficult, PBC Commissioner Says
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Mar 10, 2017 04:45 PM (ET)
Slashing rents at the Lantana airport may not provide enough relief to overcoming the financial losses facing businesses there in the wake of President Donald Trump‘s frequent visits to the area, Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner said this week.

Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Get More Parking Spaces; Cut Discount Lot
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Mar 10, 2017 04:45 PM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will add 3,100 parking spaces to its garages this spring, but plans to eliminate its discounted economy parking lot.

Virgin America Coming to Raleigh-Durham International Airport with Daily Nonstop to San Francisco
Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) - Mar 10, 2017 04:42 PM (ET)
Virgin America is coming to Raleigh-Durham International Airport to offer the airport’s third daily nonstop flight to San Francisco.

Taichung Airport Aims to Become Budget Airline Hub
China Post (Taiwan) - Mar 10, 2017 04:41 PM (ET)
The Taichung City government said Thursday that it has set a goal of turning the Taichung Airport in central Taiwan into the country's second budget airline hub after the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Birmingham Airport Uses Sensor Tracking to Reduce Queue Times
ComputerWeekly.com - Mar 10, 2017 04:40 PM (ET)
Birmingham Airport has installed a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled sensor network alongside Blip Systems’ BlipTrack queue management technology in order to improve resource planning and give travellers an accurate indication of how long they will have to wait to enter the UK.

Columbia Leaders 'Optimistic' About Securing $40 Million for Airport Terminal
ABC 17 News (Columbia, Mo.) - Mar 10, 2017 04:39 PM (ET)
The city of Columbia began collecting 1 percent more in hotel taxes on Jan. 1 after voters approved it in August, 2016.

St. Pete-Clearwater Airport Sees Explosive Growth
ABC Action News (Tampa, Fla.) - Mar 10, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
The St. Pete-Clearwater Airport (or PIE as travelers know it) is seeing explosive growth.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Gains FAA Certification
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:21 PM (ET)
The Boeing 737 MAX 8, the first variant of the re-engined 737 exclusively powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, has gained FAA certification.

Embraer E195-E2 to Enter Service in 2019 with Azul
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:20 PM (ET)
Azul Brazilian Airlines will be the first carrier to operate the Embraer E195-E2 in service, the Brazilian manufacturer said.

Air New Zealand & Qantas Form New Lobbying Group
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:20 PM (ET)
Air New Zealand, Qantas and four other airlines are establishing an association to lobby on common causes such as airport fees, taxes and infrastructure reform.

Alitalia to Pull Out from Reggio di Calabria
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
Alitalia will cease all flights from the southern Italian city of Reggio di Calabria in a move that will remove the majority of services from the city’s airport.

Embraer Doubles Net Profit in 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
Embraer earned net income of $167.8 million in 2016, more than doubling a net profit of $80.8 million in 2015, as the company delivered seven more commercial aircraft in 2016 versus 2015.

Pegasus Airlines Posts $36.1 Million Loss for 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines dropped into the red in 2016, recording a net loss of TL136.2 million ($36.1 million), sharply reversed from a profit of TL111.9 million in 2015. Revenue for the year rose 6% year-over-year (YOY) to TL3.7 billion.

Alaska Airlines Adds 13 New Routes to San Francisco Region
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines moved to further solidify its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area March 9 by announcing 13 new nonstop routes from the region beginning Aug. 28.

KLM Boeing 747 Escapes Damage in Chicago Fire
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:16 PM (ET)
Dutch carrier KLM has confirmed that one of its Boeing 747s was involved in an incident at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, after a loading vehicle caught fire in close proximity to the aircraft.

Rockwell Collins, B/E Aerospace Shareholders Approve Merger
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
Rockwell Collins and B/E Aerospace each said their respective shareholders had approved the companies’ merger.

Transit Hotel Opens at Frankfurt Airport
Air Transport World - Mar 10, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
Passengers transiting through Frankfurt Airport now have the option of securing a private room for a few hours, with the opening of an airside hotel on March 6.

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