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San Diego Airport Authority Hires Kimberly Becker as President/CEO
Mar 28, 2017 05:47 PM (ET)
U.S. Air Travel Reaches New Record High
Mar 28, 2017 05:01 PM (ET)
Virgin America to Adopt Alaska Airlines' Name, Logo
Mar 28, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
Colorado Approves Grants to State Airports
Mar 28, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
AAAE Issues Call for Scholarship Applications
Mar 28, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
Mar 28, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)

S. Burlington Councilors Beg for Seat at Airport Talks
Burlington (Vt.) Free Press - Mar 28, 2017 05:46 PM (ET)
Some Burlington City Councilors welcomed comments by South Burlington City Council members after a Monday presentation by Burlington International Airport officials regarding sound mitigation and finance.

Former Bowman Airport Redevelopment Prepares for Takeoff
Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - Mar 28, 2017 05:44 PM (ET)
A zoning change is the final hurdle for an industrial park on the former Bowman Municipal Airport site after the Federal Aviation Administration released the land for redevelopment.

Airport Authority Chairman To Lobby Against Fuel Cap Measure
Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun - Mar 28, 2017 05:44 PM (ET)
The chairman of the Greeneville-Greene County Airport Authority is in Nashville to represent East Tennessee’s general aviation airports in opposing a fuel tax cap bill scheduled to go today to the state House of Representatives.

Should Drones Transmit Identifier for Security?
AP - Mar 28, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators.

Germanwings Lawsuit Tossed Two Years After Suicide Crash
Bloomberg - Mar 28, 2017 05:19 PM (ET)
Almost two years to the day after a passenger plane was deliberately slammed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, a U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit against the Arizona flight school where the pilot was trained.

Europe Struggles to Tackle Cyber Attacks in Aviation
Euractiv (Belgium) - Mar 28, 2017 03:51 PM (ET)
Cyber threats to the aviation sector are rapidly becoming a major issue for airlines, aircraft manufacturers and authorities. But Europe is finding legacy problems and new challenges to address cyber risks for its air transportation systems.

Circular Runway Exclusive: The Reality Behind the Revolutionary Project
International Airport Review - Mar 28, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
The ‘Endless Runway’ project is undoubtedly revolutionary and International Airport Review spoke to the project’s Senior R&D Manager Henk Hesselink for an exclusive insight.

Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning
Skift - Mar 28, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
Over the past four decades, many entrepreneurs have sought to disrupt the world’s airline industry. Some have succeeded, but many more have failed. One common problem: Aviation is a complicated and highly regulated business, with high barriers to entry. It costs a fortune to buy one Boeing 787.

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront
Skift - Mar 28, 2017 12:38 PM (ET)
Lots of companies publish whitepapers as thinly disguised marketing. But a new whitepaper from Skyscanner, the travel price comparison company, has actual value. The paper outlines a business view that we haven’t heard a major travel booking company articulate before.

Opinion: Virgin and Richard Branson Have a Problem With Women Nobody Talks About
Skift - Mar 28, 2017 12:37 PM (ET)
Last year at a conference in Los Angeles, women in black bathing suits and red overcoats mingled with a group of guests that was decidedly much, much older and much, much more male.

Wantage to Review Airport Billboard
New Jersey Herald (Newton, N.J.) - Mar 28, 2017 12:37 PM (ET)
If the new owner of Sussex Airport was hoping to get people's attention with the large, double-sided billboard he recently put up, he certainly succeeded -- so much so that officials now want him to explain why he should be allowed to keep it.

New Photographic History of Lindbergh to Be Released
General Aviation News - Mar 28, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
“Lindbergh: A Photographic History of the Lone Eagle” will be released July 1, 2017, by Roundup Press.

Sen. Rapert's Airport Name Bill Advances After Clinton Provision Stricken
AP - Mar 28, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation preventing municipal airports from being named after living politicians after a provision was removed that would have stricken Bill and Hillary Clinton's name from the state's largest airport.

Pay Phones and Smoking Rooms Becoming Scarce in North American Airports
Business Traveller - Mar 28, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
It’s becoming harder to find a pay phone in an airport as the use of mobile phones becomes ubiquitous and airports get rid of older technology and services to adapt to the changing needs of travellers.

Airport Adding Seats on Flights to San Francisco, Denver, Dallas
Santa Barbara (Calif.) Independent - Mar 28, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
At the annual State of the City event Tuesday morning, Mayor Helene Schneider vowed to continue advocating for more nonstop service from Santa Barbara Airport to destinations around the country.

Honda, Flybe Face UK Fines For Unsolicited Marketing Emails
Law360 - Mar 28, 2017 11:48 AM (ET)
The U.K.'s data protection authority has hit the European arm of Honda Motor Co. and regional airline Flybe with a total of £83,000 ($104,000) in fines for allegedly blasting customers with marketing emails without their consent, the regulator said Monday.

County Hires New Airport Director
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - Mar 28, 2017 11:46 AM (ET)
Kootenai County is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Kjergaard has been hired to serve as the new director for the Coeur d’Alene Airport.

Binghamton Airport Entrance Reopens After Suspicious Vehicle Reported
Spectrum News (N.Y.) - Mar 28, 2017 11:46 AM (ET)
Law enforcement say they've determined there's no threat at the Greater Binghamton Airport after Airport Road was closed down earlier Monday.

Roanoke Airport Working to Build Capacity as Passenger Traffic Increases
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - Mar 28, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
Due to the increase in passengers flying in and out of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, it’s getting harder for many to find available seats.

When an Airport Opens Its API to Encourage Innovation
Tnooz - Mar 28, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has published its API platform offering access to non-critical business data for developers from airlines and other travel companies.

Smiths Detection Tapped for Airport Security
United Press International - Mar 28, 2017 11:42 AM (ET)
Smiths Detection has selected by Britain's Ministry of Defense to provide aviation security equipment at its military airports worldwide, the company announced on Monday.

Deal Reached to End Berlin Airport Ground Staff Dispute
Fox News - Mar 28, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
A union representing ground staff at Berlin's two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes.

Austin Airport Closes Lot's 1,000 Spaces to Build New Garage
Austin (Texas) Statesman - Mar 28, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Austin’s airport has closed about 1,000 spaces in one of its surface parking lots to make way for a new 6,000-space garage.

Chicago Airport to Offer $99 Flights to Iceland Starting in July
MLive.com (Mich.) - Mar 28, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Flying to Iceland will get easier and more affordable for Midwesterners starting in July.

Lufthansa Group, Cathay Pacific to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group has signed a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong-based oneworld member Cathay Pacific Airways, beginning April 26, as the German carrier follows through on its expansion strategy to partner with non-Star Alliance members.

Bombardier Completes CS100 Flight Between London City, New York JFK
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London.

Embraer Moves into Major Certification Phase of E190-E2 Flight Testing
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Embraer said it has completed the aerodynamic freeze of the E190-E2 and is moving to the major certification portion of the next-generation E-Jet’s flight-testing program.

SAS Raises $75 Million from Heathrow Slot Sale
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has sold two pairs of London Heathrow slots to an undisclosed buyer, raising $75 million from the transaction.

EU and South Asia Launch Civil Aviation Partnership
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
The European Union (EU) and eight South Asian states have started a four-year civil aviation cooperation, aimed at improving safety and strengthening technical ties.

China Southern Confirms Stake Sale to American Airlines
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
China Southern Airlines has confirmed that American Airlines is acquiring a stake in the Guangzhou-based carrier.

Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Ratify Labor Agreement
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines pilots have voted by a 76%-24% margin to ratify a new five-year, three month labor contract, ending two years of sometimes contentious negotiations and threatened strike actions.

Rolls-Royce Unveils New Maintenance System
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is to introduce a new maintenance system for users of its TotalCare aftermarket maintenance and support program.

BOC Aviation Posts $418 Million Net Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation posted a 2016 net profit of $418 million, up 21.9% from the company’s $343 million in net profit for 2015.

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