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President Trump's Travel Ban Blocked Before Taking Effect
Mar 17, 2017 06:07 PM (ET)
FAA Sets May 1 as Deadline for Notification to Use Entitlement Funds
Mar 17, 2017 06:02 PM (ET)
House to Vote on Pair of TSA Bills
Mar 17, 2017 06:01 PM (ET)
Lubbock City Council Approves Resolution in Support of PFCs
Mar 17, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Now Accepting Nominations for Snow and Ice Control Award
Mar 17, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 17, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)

PaxEx FAQs: What Happens When a Baby Is Born in Flight?
APEX - Mar 17, 2017 05:59 PM (ET)
Even airline CEOs, aerospace manufacturers and aircraft interior designers have some unanswered questions when it comes to the passenger experience industry. In this installment of PaxEx FAQs, APEX Media looks at the logistics behind in-flight birthing, and what it means for all parties involved.

A New $55 Million Runway Is in the Works for Aniak. People There Don't See Any Need
Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage, Alaska) - Mar 17, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
From the air, the Kuskokwim River village of Aniak is a striking oval of homes and stores, lodges and offices, even a pizza place, all surrounding an airport that is unusually big for a small town.

TSA Finds 58 Firearms in Carry-Ons at U.S. Airports in a Week, Including 2 in Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.) Bee - Mar 17, 2017 04:04 PM (ET)
The most recent weekly report from the TSA shows that 58 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at U.S. airports, including two handguns at Sacramento International Airport.

Airport Security Officer Hailed a Hero for Thwarting Man's Apparent Suicide Attempt
ABC News - Mar 17, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
A security officer at Los Angeles International Airport is being hailed a hero for stopping an apparently suicidal man from jumping off a pedestrian bridge inside the airport's international terminal.

Debate Over Privatizing ATC: Us vs. Them?
General Aviation News - Mar 17, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
In the space of one week in February, a report calling for sweeping changes to Air Traffic Control, including taking control of ATC from the FAA and putting it in the hands of a non-profit organization funded by user fees, was released, just days after a survey was released showing that most voters oppose privatizing ATC.

Researchers Ask for Input from Pilots on Economic Challenges
General Aviation News - Mar 17, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
A team of researchers at George Mason University School of Business have launched a survey on the economic impact of private and sport aviation.

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It
Skift - Mar 17, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
The airline industry has been watching Lufthansa’s performance since summer 2015, when it launched a major investment and commercial effort in direct-booking connections with the corporations and travel agencies that buy high volumes of its tickets.

Southwest to Increase Flights at Long Beach Airport
Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram - Mar 17, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines can increase its presence at Long Beach Airport following American Airlines’ move to reduce its service level there, according to a Long Beach city government announcement.

Chain Airport to Receive Taxiway Extension
Hattiesburg (Miss.) American - Mar 17, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
Hattiesburg City Council members recently approved three measures related to improvements at Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport, two of which are aimed at an extension of the airport's taxiway.

Trump Cuts Could Close Small City Airports in Alabama and Mississippi
AL.com (Ala.) - Mar 17, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
The $54 billion worth of government's cuts proposed by President Donald Trump's administration Thursday could see regional airports across the United States close, including Northwest Alabama Airport in Muscle Shoals.

Sunshine Coast Airport Becomes Australia's First Carbon Neutral Airport
My Sunshine Coast (Australia) - Mar 17, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Sunshine Coast Airport is the first Australian airport to achieve carbon neutrality under the Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

More Airports are Rolling Out Facial Recognition Technology
Economist (U.K.) - Mar 17, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
Travellers sometimes have to show their travel documents five times when catching a flight: at check-in, at security, then occasionally at outbound immigration, before another check when boarding. Finally there is passport control at the destination.

TDA Extends Support for Airport Grant, Resurrects Shuttle Service
Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, N.C.) - Mar 17, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Comparing the Asheboro Regional Airport facility to other North Carolina business-class airport facilities, such as those in Stanley, Duplin and Johnston counties, Asheboro City Manager John Ogburn made a compelling case to the local tourism board for letters of support to Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and Congressman Mark Walker.

Podcast: Pilot Shortage and the Regional Air Cargo Carriers
AVweb - Mar 17, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Stan Bernstein is the President of the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association. He spoke with AVweb about the pilot shortage from the perspective of regional air cargo carriers, a collection of Part 121 and Part 135 operators who have been most affected by increased demand for professional pilots.

Builders' Reliance On Drones Lifts Need For New Coverage
Law360 - Mar 17, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Drones are becoming an increasingly prevalent tool of the trade for companies within the construction industry, prompting insurers to step in to offer products to fill potential gaps in coverage for risks tied to use of the unmanned aerial vehicles.

Brazil Makes Privatisation Headway with Airport Sales
Financial Times (U.K.) - Mar 17, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Brazil auctioned concessions for four airports in smaller state capitals on Thursday, raising R$3.72bn and kicking off an ambitious privatisation programme aimed at reviving economic growth.

Armstrong Airport Terminal Expansion Delays Opening to February 2019
Times-Picayune (New Orleans) - Mar 17, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Opening of the new Louis Armstrong International Airport terminal has been pushed back to February 2019 to allow all 35 gates of the expanding $993 million project to be ready on the first day, city officials said Thursday (March 16).

American Airlines Flight Diverted to Florida Airport After Passenger Spills Soda
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - Mar 17, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
An American Airlines flight headed from Miami to Chicago was diverted to Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday afternoon after a passenger spilled a soda, according to the airline.

FAA Debuts New Messaging System at NYC Airport
Madison.com (Wis.) - Mar 17, 2017 10:27 AM (ET)
The FAA unveiled its new digital communications system Thursday at JFK airport in New York City. Data Comm will help reduce travel delays and enhance communications between pilots and air traffic controllers.

Houston Airport Named One of the Most Improved, Best Places to Eat
Houston Business Journal - Mar 17, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Houston's biggest airport, was recently named one of the most improved and one of the best dining airports in the world following multimillion-dollar renovation projects.

Lufthansa Group Boosts 2016 Net Profit in 'Very Demanding Market'
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group turned in a net profit of €1.78 billion ($1.90 billion) in 2016, up 4.6% on the previous year’s figure of €1.70 billion, the Germany-based organization said March 16. It achieved the profit on turnover down 1.2% at €31.6 billion.

Alitalia Announces Major Re-Think in Business Model
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Italian flag carrier Alitalia management presented a radical new business plan to the Italian government March 16 as it seeks to turn around the loss-making airline.

Trump's TSA Bombshell
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Included in the fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint released March 16 by US President Donald Trump is a proposed radical change in how aviation security is funded. Under the Trump administration’s plan, the overwhelming majority of the funding burden for security at US airports would be shifted from the federal government to airline passengers and state and local governments. One bottom line reality of this plan: it will make it more expensive to fly.

Singapore Lessor Avation Receives Eight Offers for Its ATR Portfolio
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
Singapore-based aircraft lessor Avation has received eight offers for all or part of its 22-aircraft ATR fleet, after receiving an initial approach from an unnamed company in October 2016.

Argentine ULCC Startup Flybondi to Launch with Boeing 737-800s
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
Argentine ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) startup Flybondi has selected the Boeing 737-800 as its launch aircraft and is ready to begin negotiations for up to 50 737 MAX 200s.

Brazil's Azul Commences IPO
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
Azul Brazilian Airlines, the São Paulo-based carrier founded by JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman in 2008, has commenced an initial public offering (IPO).

Helsinki Ground Handler Strike Forces Finnair to Cancel 90 Flights
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
Finnair must cancel nearly a third of flights March 17 because of a further ground handling strike at Helsinki Airport.

Lufthansa, Air Astana to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Lufthansa has signed a codeshare agreement with Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana, beginning March 26, as the German carrier expands its strategy by cooperating with non-Star Alliance members.

Russia's S7 Engineering to Boost A320, 737 Engine Repair Capacity
Air Transport World - Mar 17, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Russia’s Engineering Holding, an MRO member of the S7 Group, will increase its engine repair capacity for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft families by opening a CFM56-5B/7B maintenance facility at Mineralnye Vody Airport by the end of 2017.

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