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Christopher Hart's Term as NTSB Chairman Ends
Mar 20, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
New Control Tower Approved For Houston's Ellington Airport
Mar 20, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand to Fly Dreamliner on Auckland-Adelaide Route
Mar 20, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
Airline Employment Rises in January 2017
Mar 20, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
AAAE Issues Call for Scholarship Applications
Mar 20, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
Mar 20, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)

LAX Police Arrest Man with Loaded Gun in Truck
Los Angeles Daily News - Mar 20, 2017 02:09 PM (ET)
A hit-and-run suspect was wrestled to the ground and arrested Sunday outside Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport after he allegedly became aggressive with Airport police and failed to follow their commands.

Airlines Expect a Record 145 Million Passengers This Spring
USA Today - Mar 20, 2017 02:03 PM (ET)
Airlines expect a record number of 145 million spring travelers to fly from March 1 through April 30.

Could STEM Prevent the Next Santa Monica Fiasco?
General Aviation News - Mar 20, 2017 11:47 AM (ET)
To say my “Don’t Cry for Santa Monica” column struck a chord would be an understatement.

Guide Dogs For The Blind Stress-Tested At Oakland International Airport
CBS SF Bay Area (Calif.) - Mar 20, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
An airport is usually a bustling, confusing place. There are signs, of course — thousands of them. But what if you couldn’t read them? You’d need some help.

Can You Hear Me Now? Airports Clear Away Old Staples to Make Way for Newer Amenities
CNBC - Mar 20, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Airports, mostly seen as gateways that ferry passengers to distant cities and far-flung countries, have grown beyond their original mandate.

Fuel Spill at Orlando International Airport Impacts Flights, Prompts Cleanup, Officials Say
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - Mar 20, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Nearly 100 gallons of fuel spilled at a terminal at Orlando International Airport Sunday, officials confirmed to Eyewitness News.

Northern Colorado Regional Airport Receives Funding for Safety Efforts
Reporter-Herald (Loveland, Colo.) - Mar 20, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
The Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland will receive just over $1 million in state and federal money from aviation fuel taxes for safety and infrastructure improvements.

Ministers Butt Heads Over Greater Access to Sydney Airport for Regional Planes
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Mar 20, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
New Transport Minister Andrew Constance is locked in a standoff with the Turnbull government over relaxing a cap for regional aircraft at Sydney Airport during peak hours, accusing Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce of "being completely obstinate."

Public Bus Service to Canberra Airport Begins
Canberra Times (Australia) - Mar 20, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
The much-awaited public transport link to Canberra Airport started on Monday morning.

Plane That Landed at NYC Airport Gets Stuck in Snowdrift
AP - Mar 20, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
A plane from Chicago that landed at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday got stuck in a snowdrift while turning off the runway and had to be pulled out by a tug.

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Briefly Evacauted
Pittsburgh Tribune - Mar 20, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
About 150 people were temporarily evacuated Saturday from the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport terminal because of a suspicious package.

Federal Budget Cuts Could Change Essential Air Service at Boone Airport
Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times - Mar 20, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Federal budget cuts could change Essential Air Service at Boone airport.

Nationwide Pilot Shortage Affecting More Than Commercial Flights
ABC 7 (Denver) - Mar 20, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Aviation experts said they are looking to link interest with opportunity when it comes to the U.S. pilot shortage.

Gunman Is Killed in Orly Airport in France After Attacking a Soldier
New York Times - Mar 20, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
An attack on a soldier at Orly Airport near here on Saturday is being treated as a possible act of terrorism, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. The assailant, the prosecutor said, had carried out a burst of violence over a period of two hours before being fatally shot.

Trump Has Flip-Flopped on His Decision Not to Increase Airport Fees for Passengers
Quartz - Mar 20, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
How quickly US presidential preferences can change! In the White House budget blueprint released on March 16, the Trump administration calls for air travelers to pay an additional $1 each way in fees to cover the cost of airport security. That’s an abrupt turn from what the president told airport and airline officials when he hosted them at the White House on Feb. 9.

Emergency, Fire Crews Train at Redding Airport
Record Searchlight (Redding, Calif.) - Mar 20, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
The injuries were simulated but the flames real at a training exercise at the Redding Municipal Airport on Friday.

Trump Cuts Threaten Passenger Flights at 4 Rural Maine Airports
Bangor (Maine) Daily News - Mar 20, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Four small airports in Maine could see a drastic reduction in their passenger flight service if President Trump eliminates a subsidy program that funnels millions of dollars to Maine each year.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport - Pioneering Change
Voyager's World (India) - Mar 20, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Hyderabad – the city of Nizams, the capital city of Telangana, India’s youngest and 29th state – carries with it over 400 years of glorious past with a definite moniker of being a Pharma and IT hub.

Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Receives Contract Extension
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mar 20, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
The Allegheny County Airport Authority has extended the contract of its CEO for up to five years.

IAG Names Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline Level
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) launched its long-anticipated low-cost, long-haul carrier March 17, naming it Level.

Transport Canada Adopts New Rules for UAVs
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
Responding to a reported tripling of recreational unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) incidents since 2014, Transport Canada issued new operational rules March 16, effective immediately. The new rules affect operations of recreational UAVs weighing between 250g (.55 lb.) and 35kg (77 lbs.), and include the specification that recreational operators cannot fly UAVs within nine kilometers (5.6 miles) of the center of any airport, heliport, aerodrome or water aerodrome where aircraft take off and land.

European Commission Re-Imposes Cargo Cartel Penalties
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
The European Commission (EC) has reinstated fines totaling €776 million ($834 million) on 11 airlines for operating a price-fixing cartel on air freight from 1999 to 2006.

CAAC, Boeing Partner to Alleviate China's Airspace Congestion
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) Air Traffic Management Bureau signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Boeing in an effort to alleviate increasing air traffic congestion in China.

LATAM Airlines Group Returns to Profit in 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group reported a 2016 net profit of $69.2 million, reversed from a net loss of $219.3 million in 2015.

The Security Paradox of Trump's First Budget
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would shift the majority of TSA costs on to the airlines and traveling public. Why would a president so hung up on American security do that?

Dubai Lessor DAE Boosts Turboprop Assets with ATR Purchase
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has completed the purchase of a portfolio of ATR 72-600 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

Air France to Ride Out Cabin Crew Strike
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Air France expects few disruptions to its flights March 18, despite a strike of almost 30% of its cabin crew members.

Avianca Reverses Losses with $44 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Avianca Holdings posted a net profit of $44.2 million in 2016, reversing a $139.5 net loss the company reported in 2015.

Air Serbia to Launch Third Direct Destination in Russia
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Russian authorities have permitted Belgrade-based Air Serbia to add Krasnodar as a third destination in Russia.

S7 Airlines to Begin St. Petersburg Embraer E170LR Service
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Russia’s S7 Airlines will start Embraer E170LR service from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl and Kaluga. Both services will be 2X-weekly and start May 8 and 9.

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