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Global Passenger Traffic, Freight Volume Gain in February
Apr 10, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
Alaska to Increase Flights from West Coast Hubs
Apr 10, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
FAA Restricts Drone Flights Over Certain Military Facilities
Apr 10, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
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Apr 10, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)

Neighborhood Listening Sessions Starting on Future of Kansas City International Airport
The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) - Apr 10, 2017 04:17 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.

Hundreds Attend Airport Job Fair at Ted Stevens International
KTUU (Anchorage, Alaska) - Apr 10, 2017 04:12 PM (ET)
Hundreds of Anchorage job-seekers visited Ted Stevens International’s north terminal on Saturday for the airport’s 14th annual job fair. The airport partnered with the state Department of Transportation to host the event.

New SW Florida Airports Chief Learns Lay of the Land
The News-Press (Fort Meyers, Fla.) - Apr 10, 2017 04:09 PM (ET)
Jeff Mulder, the new executive director of Lee County Port Authority, has been a pilot since he was 16-years-old. He talks about finding his love of flying and what it means to him today.

Public Gets Preview of New Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom Airport
MyStatesman (Austin, Texas) - Apr 10, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
The public got a preview of the newly finished Austin-Bergstrom International Airport South Terminal on Saturday afternoon.

No Injuries in No-Wheels Landing at Chicago Executive Airport
Journal Online (Des Plaines, Ill.) - Apr 10, 2017 03:56 PM (ET)
No injuries were reported after a King Air 90 twin-engine airplane landed without lowering its wheels at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling around 5 p.m. Sunday

The Eugene Airport's Traveler Count Rose by 12.22 Percent Over This Time Last Year
The Register Guard (Eugene, Ore.) - Apr 10, 2017 03:48 PM (ET)
Expanded service and competitive fares by airlines and travel related to the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament kept the Eugene Airport busy in March.

What Will Cleveland's Aviation and Maritime School Look Like? Toledo and Detroit Pffer a Preview
Cleveland.com (Cleveland, Ohio) - Apr 10, 2017 03:43 PM (ET)
Jared Jenkins had a quiet flight in his small plane high above downtown Detroit and the Detroit River. Then he started to show off. He intentionally stalled the plane, losing power and altitude, warning sirens blaring in the cockpit, until he could recover. Then, the hopeful future Air Force pilot took a steep turn left before banking hard to the right - the closest his plane could come to the maneuvers he’ll make in fighter jets in a few years.

Louis Kahnweiler, Airport Industrial Park Developer, Dies at 97
Chicago Tribune (Chicago) - Apr 10, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
Louis Kahnweiler was a pioneering developer of industrial parks near metropolitan airports, including the nation's largest industrial park, Centex Industrial Park in Elk Grove Village.

Austrian Airlines Takes Off for Los Angeles with Immediate Effect
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 10, 2017 03:27 PM (ET)
Starting today, Austrian Airlines operates flights to a new long-haul destination in the USA. The largest long-haul aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet, a Boeing 777, will be deployed up to six times per week on flights to Los Angeles, the biggest city in California.

Boeing 737, Which 'took the aviation world by storm,' Marks 50 Years of Flight
The Seattle Times, (Seattle, Wash) - Apr 10, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
The first flight of Boeing’s original 737 took place 50 years ago on Sunday, and Seattle’s Museum of Flight will mark the anniversary with a celebration that’s open to the public for the price of admission.

Why Tiny Electric Planes and $25 Tickets Could be the Future of Regional Air Travel
The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 10, 2017 02:58 PM (ET)
Imagine taking your next trip of a couple hundred miles. New York City to Boston, for example. Or Houston to Dallas. Tampa to Miami. The obvious choice now might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport at one of those cities, bypass security checkpoints, board a small hybrid-electric plane with luggage in hand, and be on the ground at your destination in about an hour — all for $25 each way?

Sonoma County Airport adjusts to four more carriers
North Bay Business Journal (Santa Rosa, Calif.) - Apr 10, 2017 02:54 PM (ET)
Years of negotiations are finally paying off. And quickly. With just one airline providing service at this time last year, the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport will soon have five.

Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Unplanned Landing in California
Associated Press - Apr 10, 2017 02:33 PM (ET)
Authorities say an Alaska Airlines flight headed from Sacramento to San Diego was forced to make an unexpected landing after a warning light indicated a possible fire in the plane's cargo area.

Southwest Gets the Fewest Complaints of Any U.S. Airline
Conde Nast Traveler (New York) - Apr 10, 2017 12:21 PM (ET)
Out of 12 U.S. carriers surveyed, Southwest's passengers had the fewest complaints.

Over 1,000 Airport Workers Push For Contract After Unionization Vote
CBS Philly (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Apr 10, 2017 11:57 AM (ET)
More than a thousand workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly last week to unionize.

One Year In: Denver's Airport Train Navigates Interruptions, A $6 million Gate Glitch and Surprising
The Denver Post (Denver, Colo. - Apr 10, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
After a year, officials say the $1.2 billion train has had growing pains, but riders are just “happy to be on the train”

Legislation Could Help Fund RDU Runway, Statewide Airport Projects
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Apr 10, 2017 11:30 AM (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.

Public Invited to Workshop on Airport Master Plan
Waco Tribune-Herald (Waco, Texas) - Apr 10, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
The future of the Waco Regional Airport is under review, and the public is invited to learn more about the project and the direction local leaders hope to take.

MIA and FLL are Growing Like Never Before, and that Means One Thing: Cheap Flights
Miami Herald (Miami, Fla.) - Apr 10, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
When its orchid-colored Airbus A330s coasted into the runway at Miami International Airport last week, Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air also helped propel South Floridians into a new era of travel.

Changes Coming Monday to Parking at MSP's Main Terminal
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) - Apr 10, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
Consolidating of entrances and name changes start Monday.

Study: Philadelphia International Airport is Growing Again After a Decade of Ups and Downs
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia) - Apr 10, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
Philadelphia International Airport is growing again. After a decade of spotty growth, much of it due to the 2008 recession, the airport is seeing upticks in passengers, freight, and flights from low-cost airlines.

Delta 'Catching Up' After Cancellations, Long Lines at Charlotte Douglas Airport
WSOCTV.com (Charlotte, N.C.) - Apr 10, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines said it is recovering after severe storms hit the East Coast this week and canceled more than 3,000 flights.

Iberia, Qatar Airways Begin Codeshare Flights
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
Oneworld members Iberia and Qatar Airways have begun codeshare flights offering passengers more flight options to/from Doha and Spain and Portugal.

Kuwait Airways Prepares for Amadeus Switchover
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Kuwaiti national carrier Kuwait Airways is to complete switching over its booking, ticketing and reservations system to the Amadeus Altéa Suite of products within the next six months.

Air Freight Growth Gains Momentum
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Global air cargo traffic continued its improvement trend in February with FTKs rising 8.4% compared to a year-ago, according to IATA’s February Air Freight Market analysis.

Airbus 1Q Order Book Takes Shape but Boeing Dominates
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
Airbus logged firm orders for 22 commercial aircraft from six customers in March, following a disappointing February in which the Toulouse-based manufacturer did not report a single new order.

British Airways Introduces Biometric Boarding Gates
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) is introducing automated biometric technology to create self-service boarding gates at London’s Heathrow Airport.

New Ryanair Initiatives Include Connecting Flights, Service Upgrades
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has unveiled its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan, which includes connecting flights, auto check-in and express booking.

Airbus Completes A350-1000 Noise Testing
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
The Airbus A350-1000 (MSN065), the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, has completed a series of noise tests in Morón, south of Spain, between March 27 and April 5

FAA Issued Safety Bulletin on PEDs After US Carry-On Ban
Air Transport World - Apr 10, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
FAA has issued a safety information bulletin related to the new security bans on most personal electronics in carry-on bags on certain flights, but is not making that bulletin public, ATW learned today.

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