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President Trump Proposes Deep Cuts in Non-Defense Discretionary Spending
Mar 16, 2017 05:00 PM (ET)
DOT Inspector General: Proposal to Corporatize ATC Could Hamper UAS Integration
Mar 16, 2017 04:55 PM (ET)
NTSB Announces Leadership Changes
Mar 16, 2017 01:47 PM (ET)
S&P Global Rates Las Vegas McCarran Bonds
Mar 16, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Applicants for Board of Examiners
Mar 16, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Human Factors in Firefighting Program
Mar 16, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)

Big Changes at County Airport … Will Millions Make an Economic Hub?
Cape May County (N.J.) Herald - Mar 16, 2017 05:53 PM (ET)
For decades, local officials have tried to bring businesses to the Cape May County Airport, with what could generously be called mixed results. Now, big things are happening at the sprawling complex, with more on the horizon.

Taxpayers Will Not Have to Foot the Bill If Las Vegas Airport Is Renamed
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Mar 16, 2017 05:52 PM (ET)
Taxpayers will not be on the hook if supporters of Harry Reid are successful in getting the Las Vegas airport renamed for the former U.S. senator.

Oakland Airport Launches New International Flight
East Bay Times (Calif.) - Mar 16, 2017 04:47 PM (ET)
Oakland International Airport will launch a second service to London this month, bringing its total number of routes to 62, a record for the 90-year-old airport.

AMA Commission: Airport Progressing Smoothly
Ada (Okla.) News - Mar 16, 2017 04:46 PM (ET)
Members of Ada Municipal Airport Commission were glad to hear Tuesday that things are going well at the airport.

Trump Proposes to Hike TSA Fee on Airline Tickets
USA Today - Mar 16, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
President Trump rekindled a fight Thursday over Transportation Security Administration funding by proposing to raise the fee on airline tickets that already aggravates travelers and airlines.

OIA South Terminal Construction Company Fired, Airport Says Project Will Still Be Done on Time
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - Mar 16, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority voted Wednesday to terminate its contract with PCL Construction Services to build the Orlando International Airport’s south terminal.

Fraport, Vinci, Zurich Airport Win Rights to Four Brazil Airports
Reuters - Mar 16, 2017 04:25 PM (ET)
German airport operator Fraport AG won the rights to operate Brazil's Fortaleza and Porto Alegre airports on Thursday, beating out French group Vinci SA and Zurich Airport with bids of 425 million reais ($137 million) and 291 million reais, respectively, at a government auction.

Authority Exploring Options for Renovation of Airport Parking Lot
Jamestown (N.D.) Sun - Mar 16, 2017 04:25 PM (ET)
Jamestown Regional Airport Authority members discussed exploring options to begin construction on the airport's parking lot this year at its meeting Wednesday.

New Trump Travel Ban Temporarily Blocked by Judges in Hawaii and Maryland
Skift - Mar 16, 2017 01:45 PM (ET)
A judge in Hawaii has placed a temporary restraining order on two core aspects of the latest travel ban.

United Airlines CEO Is 'Not Happy' With Delays at Polaris Seat Manufacturer
Skift - Mar 16, 2017 01:44 PM (ET)
For months, United Airlines has teased customers with advertisements for its new Polaris class seats, featuring all the goodies international premium customers expect, like direct-aisle access, a high-definition television monitor, and cubbies for storage.

JetBlue Evaluates Fleet Plan as It Considers Flying to Europe
Skift - Mar 16, 2017 01:43 PM (ET)
JetBlue Airways is doing a “major review” of its fleet, asking whether 100-seat Embraer 190s still fit in the airline’s network and if the carrier should acquire a long-range Airbus aircraft capable of flying to Europe, its CEO said Tuesday.

New Flight Program Hopes to Help with National Pilot Shortage
WEAR (Pensacola, Fla.) - Mar 16, 2017 01:40 PM (ET)
A new airline pilot recruiting program took flight in Pensacola Wednesday.

Airlines Will Need 50,000 Pilots, May Find Them at a Base Near You
Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat - Mar 16, 2017 01:39 PM (ET)
When your workplace is short staffed and the boss asks you to work extra hours, most people are happy to help out.

Commission Approves Wright Brothers Airport Upgrades
WDTN (Dayton, Ohio) - Mar 16, 2017 01:37 PM (ET)
The Dayton City Commission is moving forward with plans to upgrade the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport.

Army, Airport Services Co. Owe $5.9M For Plane Damage
Law360 - Mar 16, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
The U.S. Army and a private airport services company owe $5.9 million to a company alleging that its plane was damaged beyond repair thanks to the purportedly negligent handling of an Army Blackhawk helicopter, a Mississippi federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Investor Threatens Safran Shakeup, Wants End To Zodiac Deal
Law360 - Mar 16, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
TCI Fund Management Ltd., an activist hedge fund and Safran SA shareholder, warned the French aerospace company Wednesday it would call for a new chairman if the current one moves forward with Safran’s €8.5 billion ($9 billion) offer for aircraft seats supplier Zodiac Aerospace.

United Airlines Dodges Calif. Pay Stub Class Suit
Law360 - Mar 16, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
United Airlines Inc. beat a wage statement suit brought by a class of around 5,000 flight attendants when a California federal judge on Wednesday ruled the attendants didn’t primarily work in the Golden State, nor was the company headquartered there.

Oak Ridge Airport Plan on Way to FAA
Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel - Mar 16, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
An airport board committee got an update on the proposed general aviation airport in Oak Ridge and recommended that an Airport Layout Plan for the project be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Louisville Airport's Executive Director to Depart Post
Louisville (Ky.) Business Journal - Mar 16, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Skip Miller has set a deadline for his retirement and put into motion his plans for an exit strategy.

Hilton Head Airport to Expand Runway
Savannah (Ga.) Morning News - Mar 16, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
With the completion of a $7.9 million taxiway project, the Hilton Head Island Airport is moving forward with its next project - extending its runway from 4,300 feet to 5,000 feet.

Airport Eyes Navigation Concerns
Mt. Vernon (Ill.) Register-News - Mar 16, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Mt. Vernon Airport officials are objecting to the federal government's plan to decommission older navigation equipment at the airport.

Rebuilt SLC International Airport May Be Too Small Just 5 Years After It Opens
Salt Lake Tribune - Mar 16, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
The massive $2.9 billion project to rebuild Salt Lake City International Airport may handle projected air traffic for as little as five years after completion — until 2025.

Airport Strike Looms on Friday as Union Rejects Compromise
YLE (Finland) - Mar 16, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Ground staff at Finnish airports will probably down tools on Friday afternoon following their union's dismissal of a proposed settlement. The union says it would have unfairly benefited workers in predominantly-male sectors of airport work.

Meet the Denver Woman Who Is the First African-American Female Airline Captain
ABC 7 (Denver) - Mar 16, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
A Denver airline pilot is breaking barriers and the glass ceiling as the first female African-American captain for a major U.S. carrier.

United Raises 2017 Capacity; CEO Tries to Allay Investor 'Angst'
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
United Airlines has significantly raised its capacity growth guidance for 2017, breaking from rivals American Airlines and Delta Air Lines on plans to keep growth low this year.

New Cyprus Airways Receives AOC
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways has secured its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and plans to launch operations “very soon.”

Lufthansa, VC Pilot Union Reach Agreement
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings have reached a deal with the Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union (VC) on all collective bargaining agreements concerning wages, productivity, transitional payments and pensions, in a contract that runs through June 2022.

Safran Reacts to Zodiac Aerospace's 1H Decline
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
French aircraft equipment company Zodiac Aerospace has posted a 1.8% first-half sales decline, triggering a response from aerospace giant Safran, which is planning to acquire Zodiac.

Alaska Airlines Adds Six New Routes from San Diego
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines is adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport, in a move to increase its investment in Southern California.

Airline Product Deja Vu
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Back in the day, airlines offered virtually no product on their short hops. Then competition kicked in, so they upped their game to include catering. We’ve been through at least another two cycles since then.

CEO: Rostec, United Aircraft 'Could Probably' Merge
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
A merger between Russia’s state-owned Rostec and United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) “could probably be appropriate, but not today,” Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov told Russia 24 TV channel March 14.

Air Canada Boosts Transborder Network
Air Transport World - Mar 16, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Air Canada will grow its transborder network by adding two new US services this summer.

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