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Skip Miller, A.A.E., To Retire From Louisville Airport Authority
Mar 22, 2017 03:11 PM (ET)
U.S. Airlines Set New Passenger Record in 2016
Mar 22, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines to Add San Diego Flights
Mar 22, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
Norfolk International Airport Sees Passenger Increase
Mar 22, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Applicants for Board of Examiners
Mar 22, 2017 03:09 PM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Mar 22, 2017 03:07 PM (ET)

We Shouldn't Be Included in Ban, Argue Some Airlines and Airports
USA Today - Mar 22, 2017 04:50 PM (ET)
Airline and aviation officials are reacting to the new laptop and electronics bans announced Tuesday by the U.S. and United Kingdom.

Uber, Lyft Pick Up Twice as Many Atlanta Airport Passengers as Taxis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 22, 2017 04:49 PM (ET)
Uber and Lyft are having a big impact on transportation options at Hartsfield-Jackson International in their first couple of months of legal pickups at the airport.

Wallace State's Aviation/Flight Technology Program Adds Flight Simulator for Helicopter Training
Cullman (Ala.) Times - Mar 22, 2017 03:55 PM (ET)
Wallace State’s Aviation/Flight Technology program has recently added a flight simulator for its helicopter training.

This Ace Aviatrix Learned to Fly Even Though Orville Wright Refused to Teach Her
Smithsonian Magazine - Mar 22, 2017 03:54 PM (ET)
On November 20, 1916, a small Curtiss pusher biplane was nearly out of gas and gliding. The pilot, freezing in an open-air seat, could hardly see through the thick fog and worried about crashing into the brass band playing below on New York's Governor's Island.

FedEx Express to Launch Liege-Memphis B777 Freighter
Air Cargo News - Mar 22, 2017 03:53 PM (ET)
FedEx Express will begin operating a new flight linking TNT’s European air hub in Liège, Belgium, to the parcel giant's US World Hub in Memphis, beginning in early April 2017.

Plan to Privatize 30,000 FAA Workers Gains Momentum, But Is It Enough?
Washington (D.C.) Post - Mar 22, 2017 03:52 PM (ET)
If the effort to privatize more than 30,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers is successful this year, it will be the result of issues like the paper strips.

Now's The Time to Be Working for an Airline
TravelPulse - Mar 22, 2017 03:51 PM (ET)
With more than four years of steady job growth in the aviation sector, Airlines For America (A4A) is pouncing on the good news.

Air Show Coming Back to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport
Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) - Mar 22, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
It took 17 years, but an air show is finally returning to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Luzerne County Councilman Rick Williams said Tuesday.

Lawmakers Propose Revamp of Airport Management
Hawaii News Now - Mar 22, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
The House Labor Committee approved a proposal Tuesday to change how Hawaii's airports are operated.

Riga International Airport Has New Chairperson of the board – Ilona Lice
Travel Daily News - Mar 22, 2017 03:44 PM (ET)
Riga Ministry of Transport of Latvian Republic approved Ilona Lice as Riga International Aiport’s chairperson of the board.

Remembering Brussels: Aviation Still 'No. 1' Target of Terrorists
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 22, 2017 03:05 PM (ET)
A year ago, a terror attack in Belgium rattled western aviation security officials to the core. The aftershocks continue today as they try to make adjustments to prevent a similar or worse disaster from occurring.

Why Airport Security Checkpoints Are a Growing Concern for Travelers
Chicago Business Journal - Mar 22, 2017 03:04 PM (ET)
Airports can be frustrating places. And in a new survey of both business and leisure travelers out today, airline and airport data provider OAG has pinpointed some of the major sources of that frustration for both frequent and infrequent travelers.

Trump Has Yet to Appoint New TSA Administrator
Global Trade - Mar 22, 2017 03:03 PM (ET)
The Trump administration has been neglectful in nominating professionals to sub-cabinet positions, with many cabinet secretaries, including those at State and Defense, lacking permanent deputies and a whole host of government agencies suffering from absent leadership at the top.

Small Plane Lands Hard on Belly at MacArthur Airport, Officials Say
Newsday - Mar 22, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
A twin-engine plane landed hard on its belly at a Long Island airport Tuesday night when its landing gear collapsed, authorities said.

FAA Investigates Close Calls at Orlando Sanford International Airport
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - Mar 22, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Authority said close calls between planes are happening too often at the Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Man Arrested After Driving Through Oshkosh Airport Gates and Onto Runway
WeAreGreenBay.com (Wis.) - Mar 22, 2017 02:58 PM (ET)
A man has been taken into custody following a high-speed chase that ended at Wittman Airport in Oshkosh.

Topeka Airport Board Members Tour Construction Progress of New Runway
Topeka (Kan.) Captial-Journal - Mar 22, 2017 02:56 PM (ET)
Board members and employees with the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority on Tuesday toured the many moving parts of the airport’s runway, which is being overhauled in a $43 million project.

Many Overseas Travelers Arriving At Logan Airport Unaware Of Carry-On Electronics Ban
CBS Boston - Mar 22, 2017 02:54 PM (ET)
Travelers flying into the U.S. from 10 airports representing 8 Middle Eastern and North African countries can no longer have electronics larger than smart phones in their carry-on luggage.

Flight Path Author Hannah Palmer on How the Airport Changed Atlanta's South Side
Atlanta Magazine - Mar 22, 2017 02:54 PM (ET)
In her new hybrid memoir-urban history, Flight Path, writer and urban designer Hannah Palmer explores the airport’s impact on Atlanta’s south side. We recently spoke with Palmer, who grew up in Forest Park but now lives in East Point, about the book’s inspiration and her vision for the communities surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Jet-Setting Pets Get a New Place to Be Pampered at Kennedy Airport
New York Times - Mar 22, 2017 02:53 PM (ET)
Airports have long been known for offering high-end services to their human passengers — for a price. Now, at Kennedy International Airport, the same can be said for animals.

More Parking, More Gates, More Amenities as Austin Airport Grows
Austin (Texas) Statesman - Mar 22, 2017 02:51 PM (ET)
The growth at Austin’s airport continues to be so relentless — departures and arrivals are up 51 percent since 2009 — that before officials even started construction on the latest parking garage, they decided to add another level.

Rehabilitation Design for Airport Revised
El Dorado (Ark.) News-Times - Mar 22, 2017 02:50 PM (ET)
With a revised design concept, the El Dorado Airport Commission is now armed with more information to champion a rehabilitation project for the terminal building at South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field.

Maps Show Exposure to Airport, Highway Noise
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 22, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released new maps showing areas affected by airport and highway noise.

US & UK Ban Carry-On Electronics, Citing Unspecified Terrorist Concerns
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:44 PM (ET)
In the space of 24 hours, the US and UK issued directives barring passengers from taking personal electronic devices larger than a smartphone in their carry-on bags onboard certain flights.

BOC Aviation Orders 13 More Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation has placed an order for 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

Reports: Post-Crash Fire Destroys South Supreme Airlines AN26
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
An Antonov AN26 passenger aircraft, operated by South Sudanese carrier South Supreme Airlines, has reportedly crashed and been destroyed by fire with no fatalities.

Trying to Make Sense of the New TSA Electronics Ban
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:41 PM (ET)
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying.

Casting a Cloud Over a Movie Star & a Little Boy Sharing Carrot Juice
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:40 PM (ET)
For years, as they’ve expanded flights to the US, airlines such as Dubai’s Emirates Airline, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, Doha’s Qatar Airways and Istanbul’s Turkish Airlines have assiduously worked to present a “normal,” safe, non-threatening image to Americans. Check out this recent Emirates commercial featuring American TV and movie star Jennifer Aniston.

All Gulf Majors & Turkish Affected by New US Electronics Carry-On Ban
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:39 PM (ET)
Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines are among the carriers affected by a US government emergency order that bans passengers from keeping their personal electronic devices in their carry-on bags on flights to the US.

UK Follows US Electronic Device Ban But Exempts UAE & Qatar
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:26 PM (ET)
The UK government has banned large personal devices in the cabin on flights from six Middle East and North African countries, under restrictions that apply to all operators on those routes.

Air Madagascar Selects Air Austral as Preferred Bidder
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:25 PM (ET)
Reunion-based Air Austral has been selected as Air Madagascar’s preferred strategic partner over a rival short-listed bid from Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines.

Thai Airways Reverses Losses, Posts $1.3 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2017 02:24 PM (ET)
Thai Airways International posted a net profit of THB46.8 million ($1.3 million) for 2016, a turnaround from the airline’s THB13 billion net loss in 2015.

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