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U.S. Implements Enhanced Electronic Device Security Measures at Certain Internati
Mar 21, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Air Canada to Add Daily Montreal-Washington Service
Mar 21, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
San Diego Airport Board Approves New FIS Facility
Mar 21, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Denver Airport Hotel, Transit Center Achieves LEED Status
Mar 21, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
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AI May Offer Free Wi-Fi on Domestic Flights
Times of India - Mar 21, 2017 05:24 PM (ET)
You might be able to send emails as you fly within the country by July.

LaGuardia Airport Renovation: Q&A With LaGuardia Gateway Partners' Ed Baklor
APEX - Mar 21, 2017 05:22 PM (ET)
During the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam last week, APEX Media met with Ed Baklor, chief commercial officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the consortium of companies responsible for the upgrade of the airport’s Central Terminal B. He explained the genesis of the project, its successful funding model and the airport’s plans for passenger experience improvements.

EU Plans to Relax Rules on Airlines' Transatlantic Wet Leasing Deals
Reuters - Mar 21, 2017 05:22 PM (ET)
The European Commission wants to scrap restrictions placed on EU airlines leasing planes and crew from U.S. carriers, to resolve a long-standing dispute between the two sides.

Southwest is Tearing Up Its Paper Tickets
TravelPulse - Mar 21, 2017 05:21 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has decided to eliminate paper tickets, as well as its cute (but antiquated) pneumatic tube method of communicating on the tarmac.

Trump Jumps Into Air Traffic Control Fight
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 21, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
A proposal to separate air traffic control from the federal government has found its most powerful ally in President Trump.

TSA Reports Increase in Firearms Found at Airports
KRGV (Rio Grande Valley, Texas) - Mar 21, 2017 05:08 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration is reporting an increase in firearms found in airports around the nation.

Design Changes Finalized for Reagan National Airport
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 21, 2017 05:07 PM (ET)
Going in or through Reagan National Airport will look very different within just a few years, now that designs have been finalized for a new structure to house security checkpoints between the Metro tracks and the existing terminal.

Airport Managers Discuss Possibility of Federal Funding Loss
WBUP/WBKP (Upper Peninsula, Mich.) - Mar 21, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
“To not have a commercial airline in your community, your economic development and the growth in your community depends on this airline being here,” said Kelly Smith, manager of the Delta County Airport.

Long Airport Lines of Spring Break 2016 Are Not Back
Inquirer (Philadelphia) - Mar 21, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
What a difference a year can make. Just ahead of the busy summer travel season, lines are shorter at U.S. airports getting through security screening.

LG's Cute Airport Robots Show a Lighter, More Helpful Side of Technology
Android Central - Mar 21, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
When we think about LG as a company, we understandably tend to focus on its phones, TVs and perhaps components — after all, we're most excited when something like the LG G6 or a new display is announced.

Sussex Airport Revival Taking Flight Under New Ownership
New Jersey Herald (Newton, N.J.) - Mar 21, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
The owner of Sussex Airport, speaking last week about his plans for the facility, described a lifelong romance with aviation dating back to his boyhood in Queens, N.Y., and Livingston that he hopes to continue nurturing among new generations for years to come.

On the Flight Deck: How Airlines Are Solving the Pilot Shortage
Market Realist - Mar 21, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
Multiple issues have affected the workforce in the country’s commercial aviation industry, including longer working hours, contentious relations with management, job protection questions, fair work-life balance, and career stability.

Is JetBlue Ready to Dump Its Smallest Planes?
Madison.com (Wis.) - Mar 21, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
In 2003, JetBlue Airways shocked industry observers by ordering Embraer's new 100-seat E190 jet.

Henry County Airport Sets Rates for Movie Shoots
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 21, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
A resolution passed earlier this month by the Henry County Board of Commissioners set guidelines for film companies wishing to shoot movies and TV episodes at Henry County Airport in Hampton.

Wellington Airport Taking Runway Safety Decision to Supreme Court
Stuff (New Zealand) - Mar 21, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Wellington Airport is formally asking for resource consent hearings on its runway extension bid to be put on hold while it challenges a ruling on safety areas in the Supreme Court.

14 Airport Restaurants That Are Totally Worth A Layover
Huffington Post (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 21, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Airport food has a reputation for being pricey and palate numbing, and once you’re in the air, the meal options often get even more dismal.

Don't Check The Bill of Rights At The Airport
Forbes - Mar 21, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
If you’re a seasoned traveler, chances are you know your “Passenger Bill of Rights,” which protects you from the horrors of extended tarmac delays and hidden fees. Unfortunately, many passengers are not aware that the Constitution's Bill of Rights provides even more important protections, extending to the questioning many may receive at the airport gate.

A4A: US Airline Ticket Security Fee Raise Unwarranted
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
US airlines are “concerned” about potential Transportation Security Administration (TSA) funding decreases, and oppose any increase to the airline passenger security fee to fill agency budget gaps, an Airlines for America (A4A) official said.

Alitalia CEO Confirms 2,000 Jobs to Go
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball has confirmed that 2,000 jobs are to be cut, representing 51% of the airline’s office staff and 20% of nonflying operational roles, under a recently announced restructuring strategy.

Fourth Embraer E190-E2 Test Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Embraer’s fourth E190-E2 test aircraft flew for the first time March 17, performing an initial two-hour mission.

Lessor BOC Aviation Orders Two More A320s
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has placed an order for two more Airbus A320-200s for delivery this year.

Editorial: The Cuban Conundrum
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
In the space of six months, the re-opened US-Cuba commercial aviation market has gone from hot to lukewarm.

Analysis: Regional Airline CEO Says Pilot Shortage Getting Serious
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
There has been talk of a “looming” pilot shortage in the US for several years, but the CEO of the country’s largest regional airline has starkly stated the pilot supply crisis is about to become serious, potentially leading to a significant loss of air service in smaller markets across the US.

Flights Canceled as French, Italian Strikes Hit
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
European travelers have been hit by yet another wave of strike action, as Italy’s air traffic controllers and air transport workers, as well as Air France’s cabin crew, stage separate protests.

A4A: Major US Airlines Post 14.2% Pre-Tax Profit Margin in 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
The 10 publicly traded US passenger airlines collectively reported a pre-tax profit margin of 14.2% in 2016, according to Airlines for America (A4A). Based on pre-tax earnings of $22.3 billion, the 2016 profit margin was 0.5 point lower than 2015.

Sichuan Airlines Accelerates US Expansion Pace
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
China’s Sichuan Airlines is applying to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open two international routes from Chengdu to Shenzhen-New York (twice-weekly), and Zhengzhou-Los Angeles (3X-weekly) in October.

Russian Regional Carrier Opens Secondary Base
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Russia’s Orenburg Airport Airlines, operating under the Orenburzhye brand, will expand domestic services from Samara Kurumoch International Airport for the IATA 2017 summer season.

Airbus Breaks Ground on Indian Training Center
Air Transport World - Mar 21, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
India’s civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju broke ground for the Airbus India Training Center, accompanied by Airbus CEO Tom Enders, on March 17.

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