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AAAE's Dickerson Urges Senators to Support Contract Tower Program, Promote Rural
Apr 06, 2017 04:26 PM (ET)
Denver Sets Record for Revenue In 2016
Apr 06, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Cleared For Development
Apr 06, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Douglas Hofsass Joins PASSUR as Senior Vice President
Apr 06, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Register for the 89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition
Apr 06, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
Apr 06, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)



Hybrid-Electric Airplane Startup Claims it Can Cut Airfares by 80%
International Business Times (U.K.) - Apr 06, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
A hybrid-electric aeroplane startup with financial backing from Boeing is gearing up to take us into a new 'golden age' of aviation, cutting travel times by 40% and fares by up to 80%.

Southwest Carried the Most Passengers in the US in 2016
Business Traveller - Apr 06, 2017 02:48 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines nudged aside American Airlines as the US carrier transporting the most passengers in 2016, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Domestic U.S. Business Travel Hits a Downturn
Skift - Apr 06, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
While the Trump administration’s initial travel ban was announced in late January, the U.S. did not experience decreased international visitation in February according to the latest Travel Trends Index from the U.S. Travel Association.

American's Basic Economy Fares Are Working for the Airline So Far
Skift - Apr 06, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
American Airlines’ Basic Economy fares — the cheap, no-frills tickets that bar most passengers from bringing larger carry-on bags — only have been available for six weeks, and they’re sold in just 10 U,S. domestic markets, but one influential Wall Street analyst says they’ve already been beneficial for the carrier’s revenues.

Interview: GBTA Executive Director on the Forces Shaping Business Travel Today
Skift - Apr 06, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
After the 2016 presidential election, Skift asked leaders in corporate travel what they hoped to see from President Donald Trump.

ADS-B Airspace: Is Your GA Airport Inside or Near It?
General Aviation News - Apr 06, 2017 12:08 PM (ET)
Some general aviation aircraft owners may not recognize the consequences of waiting to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out until they discover in 2020 that they cannot easily fly out of their home airport.

Hundreds of TSA Workers Failed Drug, Alcohol Tests, Including 6 at PDX
KGW-TV (Portland, Ore.) - Apr 06, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
A KGW investigation found hundreds of Transportation Security Administration workers have failed drug and alcohol tests at airports around the country.

TSA Accidentally Lists 'Medical Marijuana' as Permitted Carry On Items
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Apr 06, 2017 12:03 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration caused a bit of confusion Wednesday when it accidentally listed “medical marijuana” as a permitted item.

Europe Regulator Says Airlines' Cabin Tech Ban May Compromise Safety
Telegraph (U.K.) - Apr 06, 2017 12:02 PM (ET)
Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes after US and British authorities banned certain electronics from passenger cabins despite US assurances that its agency had been thoroughly briefed on the proper handling of electronics.

Washington County Approves Building, Airport Fee Changes
Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.) - Apr 06, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously reduced fees for some building and trades work, but increased fees for Hagerstown Regional Airport services.

Cardiff Airport 'Central' to Flybe's Five-Year Plan
BBC News (U.K.) - Apr 06, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Cardiff Airport will be at the centre of Flybe's five-year business plan, its new chief executive has revealed.

$200k Public Art Coming to Norfolk International Airport
AltDaily.com (Norfolk, Va.) - Apr 06, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
The City of Norfolk, Virginia wants to commission an artist to design and create artwork for the Norfolk International Airport.

LaGuardia Announces New Pickup Location For Uber, Other 'For Hire' Drivers
CBS New York - Apr 06, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
LaGuardia Airport has issued a new rule that “for hire” vehicles, including Uber, are not allowed to pick up directly outside terminal B.

She Helped Turn Charlotte Into an Airport Mega-Hub. But She Started by Loading Bags
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Apr 06, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
When Terri Pope started her career in the airline industry 41 years ago, she wrote reservations for travelers on index cards, computed fares by hand from a list in a master price book and sometimes loaded the bags onto planes herself before setting off on a twice-daily circuit around small airports in Kentucky.

Istanbul New Airport to Contribute Additional $79B to Turkish Economy
Daily Sabah (Istanbul) - Apr 06, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said that the third airport currently under construction in Istanbul will contribute greatly to the Turkish economy and to employment rates, noting that it will make very serious contributions to trade and is expected to generate 4.9 percent to the gross domestic product (GDP), an additional $79 billion obtained just from the airport.

Where Have All the Pilots Gone? How a Looming Shortage May Curtail E-Commerce
Air Cargo World - Apr 06, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Bug smashers, nearjets, flippers, junkstreams. To most pilots, these names conjure memories of their first jobs in the business, flying small aircraft for regional carriers, often carrying cargo. “It’s real flying, the sort that puts hair on your chest,” a seasoned American pilot named Dover explained.

El Paso Airport Could See More Direct Flights
KFOX (El Paso, Texas) - Apr 06, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
The El Paso International Airport is ready to get more competitive about flights out of El Paso.

Alaska Airlines Will Keep Flying from Both DFW Airport and Love Field
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Apr 06, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines will keep flying from both Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Dallas Love Field even as it dumps the Virgin America brand name in 2019.

EASA Issues Fire Safety Warning on Personal Electronics in Cargo Hold
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
In a bulletin that seems to directly question the wisdom of the new US and UK bans on large electronic devices in carry-on luggage, Europe’s aviation safety authority today warns that such devices are “dangerous goods” in the cargo hold.

EASA's Safety Warning Raises Most Important Question on Electronic Carry-On Bans
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
EASA’s safety bulletin issued today warning of the hazards of loading lots of personal electronics in the cargo hold rather than let passengers carry them onboard as usual is really quite damning of the new US and UK security rules.

Boeing Debuts Innovation Unit, Invests in Two Tech Companies
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Boeing has created an internal “innovation cell” called Boeing HorizonX, which will focus on transformative aerospace technologies, innovative manufacturing and new business models, the company said April 5.

24-Hour Strike Forces Alitalia to Cancel 394 Flights
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Italian national carrier Alitalia was forced to cancel 394 flights—including 12 intercontinental flights—between late evening April 4 and early morning April 6 because of a 24-hour strike action called by trade unions, the SkyTeam member reported on its website.

AIX 2017: Airbus Creates Cabin Upgrades Subsidiary
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Airbus has created Airbus Interiors Services (AIS) to perform commercial aircraft cabin upgrade work, as a revamp of its former Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC) business.

Antonov An-132D Transport Aircraft Makes First Flight
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Ukraine aircraft manufacturer Antonov's An-132D, a multipurpose transport aircraft, conducted its first flight from the company’s airfield in Kyiv, Ukraine March 31.

American Places ATW Airline of the Year Logo on 968 Aircraft
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
American Airlines is having the sort of sticker shock it’s nice to have; the carrier is sticking 2017 ATW Airline of the Year decals on the fuselages of all 968 of its mainline aircraft.

AIX 2017: Embraer Chooses Panasonic for E-Jets E2 IFE
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
Embraer has selected Panasonic Avionics to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) and connectivity (IFEC) for the E-Jets E2, the second generation of E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.

AIX 2017: Recaro Receives Major Seat Order from China
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
Air China subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines has ordered 8,000 units of Recaro Aircraft Seating’s CL5710 business-class and BL3530 economy seats, which will be installed on the carrier’s 37 Boeing 737 MAX linefit and 14 Airbus A320 aircraft retrofit.

Russia Joins Montreal Convention
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a bill allowing Russia to join the Montreal Convention April 4. The law was adopted by the Russian parliament at the end of March.

NAVBLUE Airport Mapping Database Earns EASA LoA 2 Certification
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
Airbus subsidiary NAVBLUE has obtained a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) Type 2 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the airport mapping database element of its Airport+ product, the company said April 5.

Austrian Regional People's Viennaline Eyes ACMI Business
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
The Austrian regional carrier People’s Viennaline—which will close its Altenrhein-Friedrichshafen-Cologne route April 14—anticipates a move into the aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) market as it attempts to offset the effect of the route closure.

Cargolux 747-8F Reaches 1 Million Hours on GEnx Engine
Air Transport World - Apr 06, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
Luxembourg-based freight carrier Cargolux said it has become the first operator to fly 1 million hours with GE Aviation’s GEnx engine, which powers its Boeing 747-8F aircraft.

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