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AAAE Participates In White House Meeting on ATC Reform
Mar 29, 2017 05:36 PM (ET)
Senators Voice Bipartisan Support for EAS at Hearing
Mar 29, 2017 05:33 PM (ET)
American to Make Equity Investment in China Southern
Mar 29, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
Register for the 89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition
Mar 29, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
Mar 29, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)

Everyone Wants Better Airports, But Who Pays?
USA Today - Mar 29, 2017 05:45 PM (ET)
By now most Americans have absorbed President Trump’s proposed budget on topics ranging from health care to privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system. On the issue of travel, and the even more specific issue of aviation, you’d be forgiven for being confused.

Pearson Airport Hopes Ownership Change Can Fuel Regional Transit
Toronto Star (Canada) - Mar 29, 2017 05:42 PM (ET)
The operators of Pearson International Airport say they are open to letting private investors take a stake in the airport to help fund ambitious transit hub to move commuters, airport workers and passengers.

U.S. Customs Streamlining Genav Inspection Processes
AINonline - Mar 29, 2017 02:33 PM (ET)
A “radical” internal system modernization at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is speeding development of initiatives aimed at streamlining general aviation’s border inspection processes, according to CPB general aviation program manager Eric Rodriguez.

High School Class Gives Nassau County Students Head Start in Aviation Career
WTLV (Jacksonville, Fla.) - Mar 29, 2017 02:33 PM (ET)
If you’ve ever thought about flying drones or becoming a pilot, the best time to start, as with most professions, is at a young age. The Aerospace Technology classes at Fernandina Beach High School are offering students that option.

Paper Addresses Non-Traditional Uses for GA Airports
General Aviation News - Mar 29, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
“Effective Outreach: Preserving General Aviation by Putting the ‘Public’ in Public-Use Airports” is a recently released paper from Up, Up, and Away.

AOPA Calls for Review of Speculation in NTSB Reports
General Aviation News - Mar 29, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an internal review to examine why the agency has approved “speculative probable cause reports related to general aviation accidents” despite little evidence to support the conclusions.

5 Essential Questions About British Airways' New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline
Skift - Mar 29, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Travelers searching for trans-Atlantic airfare deals this summer may see a new no-frills option — an airline called Level.

TSA Workers Hurt at LaGuardia Airport in Hazmat Situation
WHNT (Huntsville, Ala.) - Mar 29, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
There’s a hazardous material incident at LaGuardia Airport this morning, and three TSA employees have been hurt.

Chino Airport, Brea Host Chinese in Quest of Growing Private Aviation
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Mar 29, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Patric Chen has dreams of building an airport on land his company owns in Shenzhen, China.

Three Held at Stansted Airport after Deportation Protesters Lock Themselves to Plane
The Telegraph (U.K.) - Mar 29, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Three people have been arrested after anti-deportation protesters locked themselves to a plane at a major airport.

Canadian Airport Employees ID'd as ISIS Supporters: Report
Canoe.com (Canada) - Mar 29, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
A troubling new report suggests Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport has been infiltrated by radicalized individuals.

Aerospace Co. Sued Over Disclosures Ahead Of $190M Deal
Law360 - Mar 29, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
LMI Aerospace Inc. and its board of directors were sued in Missouri federal court on Monday by an investor who says they haven’t told shareholders enough about the lead-up to an announced $190 million merger with Sonaca SA and the “rampant” conflicts of interest that could have influenced them.

New Shuttle Service OK'd Between Omaha Airport, Lincoln Area
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star - Mar 29, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
A new competitor is offering shuttle rides between Lincoln and Omaha's Eppley Airfield.

JFK, LGA, EWR: Which NYC Airport Do I Pick?
CNN - Mar 29, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
It's one thing to want to be a part of old New York, but it's quite another to try and actually get there from one of its far-flung airports.

Helena Chamber of Commerce Gets Behind Effort to Expand Airport Service
KTVH (Helena, Mont.) - Mar 29, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce is backing an effort to expand service at Helena Regional Airport.

Airport Project Sets Stage for Future
International Falls (Minn.) Journal - Mar 29, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Expansion of the Falls International Airport terminal should be complete by July or August, following six or seven years of planning.

Passenger Jet Catches Fire at Peru Airport, Video Shows
ABC News - Mar 29, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Video posted to social media Tuesday shows a Peruvian Airlines passenger jet on fire at Francisco Carle Airport in Jauja, Peru, located about 165 miles east of Lima.

Roanoke Airport Hopes to Add Flights in Order to Decrease Fares
WSET (Lynchburg, Va.) - Mar 29, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Most people in our area use Charlotte Douglas Airport when they want to travel, according to the current reading of a WSET Twitter poll.

Denver International Airport Sets Traffic Record for January
ABC 7 (Denver) - Mar 29, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
Denver International Airport is on a record-breaking streak.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport Reaches New Heights
Fox 13 (Tampa, Fla.) - Mar 29, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
120 feet up at a careful pace, construction workers are installing 10 massive glass pieces into an airport control tower.

Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather Resigns as Crucial Decision on Badgerys Creek Looms
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Mar 29, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Sydney Airport's long-time chief executive Kerrie Mather has revealed her plans to relinquish the reins just weeks ahead of a crucial decision about whether to build and operate a new airport in western Sydney.

IATA DG: Electronics Bans Create 'Severe' Commercial Distortions
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
IATA said the US and UK governments should “urgently find alternatives” to the carry-on electronics bans announced by both countries last week.

Al Baker: Qatar 'Unfairly' Included in US Electronics Ban
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has criticized the US ban on large personal electronic items, saying it is unfair and not properly thought through.

FlyNiki Takes Over Airberlin Leisure Routes
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
German carrier airberlin, which has transferred its leisure routes to Austrian subsidiary FlyNiki, said the first FlyNiki Dusseldorf-Palma de Mallorca service began March 26.

Virgin Atlantic Posts $28 Million in 2016 Pre-Tax Profit
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Virgin Atlantic posted £23 million ($28.3 million) in pre-tax profit for 2016, up 2.2% from £22.5 million pre-tax profit in 2015. The result does not include exceptional items and fair value movements, such as a £179.2 million loss from fuel hedging accrued during the year.

New Partnership Boosts Nok Air's China Expansion
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
Thailand low-cost carrier (LCC) Nok Air and the Chinese province of Henan have inked a new partnership as the LCC continues to expand into China.

Fastjet Names New Chairman and CFO
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
African low-cost carrier fastjet has recruited another two former South African Airways (SAA) group executives as chairman and CFO.

Russia's Air Traffic Up 19.3% in January & February
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 12.7 million passengers in January-February, up 19.3% year-over-year (YOY).

Russian Post Launches Cargo Service to China
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
Russia’s national postal operator Russian Post has begun scheduled cargo services from Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport to the Chinese cities of Zhengzhou and Harbin.

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