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Reps. DeFazio, Massie Ask Representative to Cosponsor Bipartisan PFC Bill
Mar 24, 2017 04:20 PM (ET)
Hearing Scheduled for DOT Deputy Secretary Nominee
Mar 24, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
FAA Issues Annual Air Travel Forecast Report
Mar 24, 2017 03:02 PM (ET)
Delta Plans Seattle-Chicago O'Hare Nonstop Flights
Mar 24, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
Mar 24, 2017 08:42 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 24, 2017 08:41 AM (ET)

Dutch Scientist Proposes Circular Runways for Airport Efficiency
Curbed - Mar 24, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hesselink, a Dutch scientist working with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre.

Tourist Searches for Airport Worker Who Helped Mail Bottles of Hot Sauce
WWL-TV (New Orleans) - Mar 24, 2017 03:09 PM (ET)
David Stites just wants to say thank you.

Airport Will Build a Wall
MyColumbiaBasin.com (Ore./Wash.) - Mar 24, 2017 03:08 PM (ET)
An agreement has been worked out between agricultural aviation companies and the Pendleton Airport Committee that will allow the use of the northern agricultural pad at the airport. City Manager Robb Corbett says the “ag pad” had not been used for many years, but this year two companies wanted to use it. The complication was it’s a short distance from the drone pad for the Arctic Shark.

Dubai Airports Reports Energy Savings in 2016 Amounted to 5.17 Million Kilowatt-Hours
Airport-Technology.com - Mar 24, 2017 03:02 PM (ET)
Dubai Airports has successfully reduced its carbon emissions with total energy savings of 5.17 million kilowatt-hours last year across Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports.

Airport Passengers Flying Higher; Flights Full to Dallas, Memphis
Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times - Mar 24, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
Boone County Airport manager Judy McCutcheon reported to the board of directors the public is using the airport and pleased with Southern Air Express.

The World's Airports and Airlines Need More Human Intelligence
Huffington Post (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 24, 2017 01:49 PM (ET)
This week’s restrictions on larger electronic devices in carry-on luggage from many of the Middle East and North Africa’s largest airports by the governments of the US and UK is an effort at making it more difficult for terrorists to attempt to blow up airplanes at will.

Canadian Carriers Applaud Extra Money for Airport Security but Want Privatization Off the Table
Travel Week (Canada) - Mar 24, 2017 01:48 PM (ET)
Canada’s airline association says it’s happy with the extra funding for airport security in yesterday’s federal budget but still frustrated that the federal government is keeping Canadian airline passengers “in the dark” about airport privatization.

Thousands at Shore's FAA Tech Center Unsettled by Trump Budget
Inquirer (Philadelphia) - Mar 24, 2017 01:47 PM (ET)
At the William J. Hughes Technical Center just beyond where most travelers turn for economy parking at the Atlantic City International Airport, about 3,000 federal employees and contractors are keeping a nervous eye on the Trump budget.

EasyJet Teams Up with Eco-Friendly Electric Plane Company
Independent (U.K.) - Mar 24, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
In a week when battery-powered electronic devices bigger than a mobile phone were banned from the cabins of dozens of UK- and US-bound planes, an American start-up plans to launch planes powered by stored electricity.

Emirates: Use Our New 'Laptop Handling Service' to Beat Ban
USA Today - Mar 24, 2017 12:44 PM (ET)
Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week.

Changes to Flight Paths Could Reduce Aircraft Effect on Climate
The Guardian (U.K.) - Mar 24, 2017 12:43 PM (ET)
Small tweaks to flight paths could reduce the effects that aircraft have on climate by as much as 10%, a new study shows. For a roughly 1% increase in operating costs, airlines could make significant climate change cuts by optimising their routes according to the weather, time of day and time of year.

Saudi's Flyadeal Gets Public Involved in Uniform Launch
Arabian Aerospace (U.K.) - Mar 24, 2017 12:42 PM (ET)
Proposed Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal is offering potential passengers the chance to have a say in selecting the designer for the new airline's staff uniforms.

Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours)
Skift - Mar 24, 2017 12:38 PM (ET)
Flying these days sounds like an incredible bargain.

GA Groups Share Concern About ATC with Congress
General Aviation News - Mar 24, 2017 12:37 PM (ET)
With the need to authorize the FAA before Sept. 30, 2017, a number of general aviation association leaders joined together to send letters to House and Senate transportation leaders underscoring “real and long-standing concerns” about a concept being pushed by some airlines regarding air traffic control.

Five FBOs Join Phillips 66 Network
General Aviation News - Mar 24, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
Phillips 66 Aviation has added five FBOs to the network.

MT-Propeller Developing Seven-Blade Prop for GA
General Aviation News - Mar 24, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
MT-Propeller is developing a seven-bladed composite full feathering reversing propeller for general aviation airplanes.

Flagstaff Airport's Runway to Close Temporarily in June
AP - Mar 24, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
The Flagstaff airport's runway will be closed for nearly eight days in mid-June for maintenance.

Soil Testing Done for Gardiner Airport Oil Spill
Livingston (Mont.) Enterprise - Mar 24, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
A backhoe dug test holes and an analyst took soil samples Thursday at the site of a January fuel spill at the Gardiner Airport to determine how deeply the approximately 300-gallon spill penetrated the ground.

Teamsters Can't Stay Airline's New Hire Bonus Policy
Law360 - Mar 24, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
A Washington federal judge has denied the Teamsters’ request for a preliminary order stopping Horizon Air Industries Inc. from continuing a signing bonus and tuition reimbursement program for newly hired pilots, saying the union didn't show that those pilots who have neither begun training nor performed work are employees.

RDU Revamps Incentives to Attract New Flights
Triangle Business Journal (N.C.) - Mar 24, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
For the next year, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is cutting in half the incentives it uses to attract new air service. That's as it continues its push for new international flights.

Airport Light Rail Confirmed, But Not for 30 Years
New Zealand Herald - Mar 24, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
Auckland will get light rail between the CBD and the airport, it was confirmed today, but it won't be in place for another 30 years.

Trump Budget Cuts Threaten Rural Airport
WSAU (Wausau, Wis.) - Mar 24, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
A Trump budget cutback would eliminate major airport access from the Northwoods.

Ranking Our Airport: Eisenhower Giving Wichita a Boost
Wichita (Kan.) Business Journal - Mar 24, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
From ridership and sales increases to new carriers and new dollars being brought to town, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is making good on a $200 million bet.

Thousands of Spring Breakers Prepare for Takeoff at Eugene Airport
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - Mar 24, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
The Eugene Airport is gearing up for a record number of spring break travelers this week.

What Matters Most to You in an Airport?
Cincinnati Business Journal - Mar 24, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
Aside from the ever-elusive promise of more on-time flights or fewer lost bags, while obviously improvements everyone wants, what one thing under an airport’s control would you like to see change?

The Portland Airport's Billion-Dollar Bet
Portland (Ore.) Business Journal - Mar 24, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
PDX is already one of the nation’s top-performing airports. To stay that way, it’s promoting a billion-dollar modernization plan to meet surging demand. Now all it needs is the airlines to agree to pay for it.

Drone Training Facility Coming to Millville Airport
NJ.com (New Jersey) - Mar 24, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
The city's airport is set to become the home of a drone training facility, officials say.

Port Authority Board OKs Lease at Airport to Tronair
Toledo (Ohio) Blade - Mar 24, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
The Toledo Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors today approved a lease at Toledo Express Airport that will create 110 new jobs.

Reports: American Airlines to Buy Stake in China Southern
Air Transport World - Mar 24, 2017 08:40 AM (ET)
American Airlines is in negotiations to buy a stake in China Southern Airlines in an effort to strengthen both carriers’ position on Sino-US routes, two industry sources told ATW.

ALTA Executive Director Iglesias to Step Down
Air Transport World - Mar 24, 2017 08:39 AM (ET)
Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) executive director Eduardo Iglesias will be stepping down and leaving ALTA “in a couple of months,” ALTA said.

SWISS to Begin CS100 Operations from Geneva
Air Transport World - Mar 24, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is set to renew its Geneva-based aircraft allocation from Airbus A320s to an all-Bombardier CSeries 100/300 fleet.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Finds New Capacity Provider
Air Transport World - Mar 24, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has concluded an agreement with Estonia’s Regional Jet OÜ, to partly replace short-haul capacity being lost by the downsizing of current provider Jet Time Regional Jet OÜ will fly four ATR 72-600 turboprops on behalf of SAS from August.

Major Makeover for Greek Regional Airports
Air Transport World - Mar 24, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)
Germany airport management company Fraport has detailed plans to modernize and develop 14 Greek airports.

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