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President Trump Signs Executive Order on Agency Reorganization
Mar 14, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
SFO Tearing Down Old Air Traffic Control Tower
Mar 14, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
Vacation Express to Resume Memphis-Cancun Flights
Mar 14, 2017 01:30 PM (ET)
Airline On-Time Rate Falls in January
Mar 14, 2017 01:30 PM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Applicants for Board of Examiners
Mar 14, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Mar 14, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Shares Photos of Terminal Expansion Project
CBS Austin (Texas) - Mar 14, 2017 08:40 PM (ET)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport shared photos on Tuesday of the Barbara Jordan Terminal expansion project, set to add 9 gates to the terminal.

Jackson Airport Sees Multi-Million Dollar Safety Improvements
WLNS (Lansing, Mich.) - Mar 14, 2017 08:37 PM (ET)
Attention passengers! A multi-million dollar project is underway at a mid-Michigan airport to make it a safer place to fly.

Plane Goes Off Runway at Conroe Airport
Houston Chronicle - Mar 14, 2017 04:44 PM (ET)
A plane veered off the runway at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, local television stations report.

Facebook Harassment Leads to Lawsuit Against American
TravelPulse - Mar 14, 2017 03:44 PM (ET)
A pair of flight attendants has filed suit against American Airlines, claiming the carrier failed to police its social media policy after they were sexually harassed on Facebook.

Geary Honored for 30 Years on Airport Board
Norfolk (Neb.) Daily News - Mar 14, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
Dan Geary has just about become synonymous with the Norfolk Airport Authority over the years.

Work Begins on $1T Infrastructure Plan
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 14, 2017 02:18 PM (ET)
President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package is slowly beginning to take shape.

4 Guns Seized in 5 Days at Idaho Airport Security Checkpoints
Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho) - Mar 14, 2017 02:17 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration is reminding Idahoans again not to pack firearms in their carry-on luggage.

Tuesday: Blizzard Flight Woes Peak; 8,600 Cancellations Since Sunday
USA Today - Mar 14, 2017 02:17 PM (ET)
Tuesday was the worst travel day yet from a late-season winter storm that’s forced the cancellation of more than 8,600 flights since Sunday.

Dubai Unveils Free Airport Wi-Fi with 'Fastest' Speed
Gulf News (UAE) - Mar 14, 2017 02:16 PM (ET)
Dubai Airports announced on Tuesday that it has upgraded the Wi-Fi service across its terminals to provide flyers superfast internet access while they wait for their flight.

Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines Are Giving Up on Cuba After Eight Months
Skift - Mar 14, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
At the end of 2015, Silver Airways — a south Florida airline with a small turboprop fleet — settled on a new strategy. It would capitalize on “tremendous opportunities” in Cuba and start as many new routes as the United States government allowed.

Regional Cargo Airlines Pressured by US Pilot Shortage
FlightGlobal - Mar 14, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
US regional air cargo carriers are likewise feeling pinched by a shortage of qualified cockpit crew – another signal that a pilot shortage is gripping industry sectors that serve as entry points for the nation's professional pilots.

Nation Facing Pilot Shortage
KAIT (Jonesboro, Ark.) - Mar 14, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
An opportunity to learn to fly as a pilot can be rewarding with one local flight instructor saying there is a definite need for the specialized field.

Berlin Airports Ground Staff Extend Strike Until Wednesday
Reuters - Mar 14, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Berlin's airports will remain paralyzed on Tuesday after ground staff extended a strike, stepping up pressure in a dispute over pay that has already caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights since Friday.

Airport, Community Speak Out About Raceway Feud
Norwalk (Ohio) Reflector - Mar 14, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
The recent news of a possible standoff between Bill Bader’s Summit Motorsports Parks and the aviation division of the Ohio Department of Transportation, tensions have risen throughout the community as some are calling for the airport to pack up and leave, while others have said it’s time for the raceway to find a bigger area anyway.

What All Airports Can Learn from Chicago Midway's $250M Gamble
New York Business Journal - Mar 14, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
Midway International Airport, Chicago's second airport on the city's southwest side, is playing catchup. The city in February approved the final parts of a multiyear, $248 million modernization plan to expand the airport as well as its retail options, security operations and parking facilities.

FCC's O'Rielly Warns Of Burden In New Tower Marking Specs
Law360 - Mar 14, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Congress should consider “tweaking” a 2016 law that extended Federal Aviation Administration funding through September to amend a requirement that calls for expensive retrofits to tens of thousands of small- to medium-sized communications towers, Federal Communications Commission member Michael O’Rielly said Friday.

CDB Aviation Lease Finance Orders 30 Boeing 737 MAXs
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
CDB Aviation Lease Finance, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, has ordered 30 Boeing 737 MAXs. The order, valued at $3.3 billion at list prices, was previously listed by Boeing as being placed by an unidentified customer.

Delta Buys Additional 32% of Aeromexico for $620 Million
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines has acquired an additional 32% of Grupo Aeromexico’s outstanding shares for approximately $620 million, and now owns 36.2% of Aeromexico.

South Korean Startup KAIR Airlines Orders Eight A320s
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
New South Korean low-cost carrier KAIR Airlines has placed a firm order for eight Airbus A320s and aims to launch operations in 2018.

Emirates Airline Launches Athens-Newark Service
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline operated the first rotation of its controversial fifth-freedom Dubai-Athens-New York-Newark service March 13, following a weekend of protests by US airlines’ staff.

British Airways Brings Business Class to Domestic UK Flights
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) will introduce a business-class service on domestic UK flights for the first time, as it faces increased competition.

Russia to Spend $49 Million for Far East Subsidy Program in 2017
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has set a budget of RUB2.9 billion ($49 million) for 10 carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights between Russia’s Far East and other parts of the country this year.

Aireon Satellite-Based ADS-B Goes Live on Iridium NEXT Satellite
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Space-based ADS-B provider Aireon has taken full control of its ADS-B receiver installed on an Iridium NEXT satellite, following the launch of the first 10 satellites in January this year.

Russia's Nordavia to Boost Domestic Network from St. Petersburg
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Russia’s Arkhangelsk-based Nordavia regional airlines plans to develop its domestic network from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport with Boeing 737-500 service to Anapa, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Samara and Chelyabinsk during the IATA 2017 summer season.

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