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House Members Endorse FAA Contract Tower Program
Apr 07, 2017 06:20 PM (ET)
President Trump to Nominate Derek Kan to Top DOT Post
Apr 07, 2017 06:19 PM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Apr 07, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Leadership Training: Leading Your Staff Down the Path of Success
Apr 07, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)



4 Dead in Oregon Plane Crash That Was Approaching Airport
AP - Apr 07, 2017 06:19 PM (ET)
A plane has crashed in western Oregon, killing four people.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: More Passengers, Less Cash
Puget Sound Business Journal - Apr 07, 2017 06:09 PM (ET)
While Sea-Tac ranked No. 12 for passenger traffic, the airport's revenue per passenger is among the lowest in the U.S.

Neighborhood Listening Sessions Starting on Future of Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Apr 07, 2017 04:56 PM (ET)
Planning for Kansas City International Airport upgrades has been in a holding pattern for nearly a year, while the city concentrated on a big election for basic infrastructure improvements.

Legislation Could Help Fund RDU Runway, Statewide Airport Projects
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Apr 07, 2017 04:55 PM (ET)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport officials say a bill filed at the N.C. General Assembly could help pay for a $305 million project to rebuild its longest runway, which is needed to continue to accommodate and attract new international flights.

Prescott Airport's Subsidy Program in Jeopardy
Daily Courier (Prescott, Ariz.) - Apr 07, 2017 04:54 PM (ET)
Recent word that the federal subsidy fueling Prescott’s commercial air service is in jeopardy did not come as a big surprise to local officials.

Norfolk Airport Looking to Make a Good First Impression
Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) - Apr 07, 2017 04:53 PM (ET)
What do we want people to know about Hampton Roads when they first when they step out of Norfolk International Airport?

Austin Airport's New $12 Million South Terminal Preps for Takeoff
Spectrum News (Austin, Texas) - Apr 07, 2017 02:40 PM (ET)
If you're flying in and out of Austin–Bergstrom International Airport in the near future, you'll notice some new changes.

Southwest, Teamsters Finalize Tentative Agreement with Its Aircraft Parts Inventory Managers
Frequent Business Traveler - Apr 07, 2017 02:39 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines and the union representing the company’s material specialists said they have agreed on final language for the tentative agreement between the two parties and that the union will now submit the agreement to its membership for a vote.

Flight Dispatchers Reach Tentative Agreement With Atlas Air And Polar Air Cargo
Aviation Tribune - Apr 07, 2017 02:38 PM (ET)
Negotiators with the Teamsters Airline Division have announced that a tentative agreement has been reached to extend the current collective bargaining agreement for flight dispatchers with Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide.

Strong European Passenger Traffic Growth Trend Continues in February
Moodie Davitt Report (U.K.) - Apr 07, 2017 01:12 PM (ET)
Passenger traffic across Europe grew +5.2% year-on-year in February, according to trade association Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Will Have Police-Firefighter Hybrids
WDBJ (Roanoke, Va.) - Apr 07, 2017 01:11 PM (ET)
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is consolidating its police and fire operations. Its new Public Safety Department is expected to save money and make overall emergency response better.

Collision of Air India, Indigo Aircraft Averted at Delhi Airport
Hindustan Times (India) - Apr 07, 2017 01:11 PM (ET)
A major accident was averted after Air India and IndiGo planes came face-to-face on the runway at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday, triggering panic among authorities and passengers.

City Begins Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project, Closure Expected for May 1-16
Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News - Apr 07, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
The Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project construction is set to begin May 1, after the project was previously delayed due to low temperatures and wet weather in the fall of 2016.

With the Latest Additions Complete, Minden's Airport is Flying High
Minden (La.) Press-Herald - Apr 07, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
The first phase of obstruction removal at the Minden Airport is complete, and some much-needed renovations have been done along the way.

Purdue Aviation Orders Jet-A-Powered Skyhawks
General Aviation News - Apr 07, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
Purdue Aviation has placed an order for the Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A. The delivery to Purdue Aviation will be the first in the U.S. following certification later this year.

Pilots Say Shortages Causing Cancellations
Stuff (New Zealand) - Apr 07, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
A pilot shortage in New Zealand is causing flight cancellations and industry bodies are preparing to approach the government and airlines for help.

Cedar Rapids Airport Adjusts to Larger Planes, More Passengers
Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Apr 07, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
The airplanes at Eastern Iowa Airport are getting bigger, which could result in the need for officials to update future plans for airport expansion.

Airport Looking for Replacement for North State
Chronicle (Winston-Salem, N.C.) - Apr 07, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Smith Reynolds Airport’s biggest tenant, North State Aviation, recently announced it’s closing down and laying off its 345 employees.

Appleton International Airport Shines Blue for Autism Awareness Month
Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.) - Apr 07, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
In Outagamie County, the month of April has been declared Autism Awareness Month.

Andrews Government Talks Down Melbourne Airport Rail as PM Pledges Cash
The Age (Australia) - Apr 07, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
The Andrews government has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's new interest in building a rail link to Melbourne Airport, but played down the project's urgency, arguing the best advice is it won't be needed for another 15 to 30 years.

Indiana Airport Execs Seek State Support
Inside Indiana Business - Apr 07, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
The executive directors of four of the state's largest airports continue to call for more state support to expand domestic and international air service in Indiana.

Dozens of Flights Canceled, Delayed at MSP Airport
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Apr 07, 2017 10:19 AM (ET)
More than two dozen flights at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been canceled or delayed Thursday, likely because of storms that swept across the East Coast and the southeast part of the country.

Passengers Stranded at Atlanta Airport After Severe Weather
11 Alive (Atlanta) - Apr 07, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Passengers were stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport overnight after severe storms rolled through Georgia on Wednesday causing several cancelations.

The Little Airport That's Getting Crushed by Trump
CNN - Apr 07, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
For most people who live in Palm Beach County, Florida, the stringent security that protects President Trump during his visits to Mar-a-Lago is a manageable inconvenience.

Dane County Regional Airport Encouraging Area Residents to Fly Locally
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) - Apr 07, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Regional residents are being encouraged to fly out of the Dane County Regional Airport in a new campaign, spokesman Brent Kyzer-McHenry said in a statement.

AIX 2017: Inmarsat Predicts Big Pick-Up in Connectivity Decisions
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Inmarsat Aviation president Leo Mondale has predicted an acceleration in airline connectivity decisions, as the latest generation of inflight broadband comes online.

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Simulator is FAA Certified
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
FAA has certified the first-ever Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator (FFS), located at Boeing’s Miami training center.

Norwegian to Launch Two New Transatlantic Routes from Gatwick
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian will begin 4X-weekly London Gatwick-Seattle, Washington services from Sept.17, and 3X-weekly flights to Denver, Colorado from Sept. 16. The LCC plans to operate Boeing 787s, with up to 344 seats in a two-class configuration, on the routes.

China Eastern Reports Net Profit Dip in 2016
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
China Eastern Airlines reported a 2016 net profit of CNY4.5 billion ($635 million) in 2016, down a slight 0.73% over a net income of CNY4.54 billion in 2015.

Russia to Spend $8.5 Million for 2017 Crimea Subsidy Program
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has set a budget of RUB475.4 million ($8.5 million) for seven carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights to Simferopol, Crimea.

British Airways Boosts Premium Passengers' Experience
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) has announced a series of enhancements to both its ground and inflight service, primarily for premium cabin passengers.

Ethiopian, Singapore Airlines to Expand Codeshare
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
Star Alliance members, Addis-Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of June 1, offering customers seamless connectivity between Africa and Asia.

Avianca Brasil to Launch Miami, Santiago de Chile Services
Air Transport World - Apr 07, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Avianca Brasil will begin its first intercontinental service from São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) to Miami, Florida on June 23, followed by daily GRU-Santiago de Chile flights in July.

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