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Checkpoint Opening Marks Milestone in Tucson International Airport Transformation
Apr 11, 2017 04:53 PM (ET)
Tyler Miller Earns A.A.E. Accreditation
Apr 11, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
Apr 11, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
Apr 11, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)

New Upgrades Coming to Philadelphia Int'l Airport
WPVI (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Apr 11, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
A new project at the Philadelphia International Airport is making upgrades to improve the terminal experience, and will bring an economic boost to the city.

Austin Straubel Airport Lands Partnership with Packers
Milwaukee Business Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) - Apr 11, 2017 04:31 PM (ET)
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport is now “The Gateway to Lambeau Field” — officially. The airport has entered into a partnership with the Green Bay Packers that formalizes and expands its relationship with the NFL team.

SDI Awarded Public Address System Upgrade at O'Hare International Airport
PR Newswire (New York) - Apr 11, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
SDI (SDI Presence LLC), the mission-critical IT systems integrator, has been selected to provide a turnkey digital upgrade of the public address (PA) system at O'Hare International Airport. The system upgrade, which covers both general and emergency announcements throughout the airport, is designed to improve airport safety, accelerate incident response times, and enhance customer experience.

New Report Gives U.S. Airlines Better Grades Across the Board
Chicago Tribune (Chicago) - Apr 11, 2017 04:08 PM (ET)
The airlines are getting better at sticking to their schedules and are losing fewer bags. Their customers seem to be complaining less often.

New Airports Will Boost Bizav In China, Embraer Says
Aviation Week (Washington, DC) - Apr 11, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
Airport construction will relieve infrastructure constraints that are holding back development of business aviation in China, says Embraer.

Cobb's Aviation Park should open by early 2018
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.) - Apr 11, 2017 02:55 PM (ET)
Aviation Park should be open by early 2018 near Cobb County International Airport in the Kennesaw area.

HondaJet Makes Chinese Debut at ABACE Show
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - Apr 11, 2017 02:52 PM (ET)
The HondaJet is one of the stars this week at ABACE 2017, where it is making its Chinese debut. The new light jet has been developed by the U.S.-based Honda Aircraft subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motor at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Blunt Seeks to Retain Subsidies for Regional Airports, Including 4 in Missouri, 3 in Illinois
KRCU (Cape Girardeau, Miss.) - Apr 11, 2017 02:44 PM (ET)
Four regional airports in Missouri and three in Illinois could find their operations at risk if the Congress approves President Donald Trump’s plan to end the federal subsidies they’ve received for decades.

Most U.S. Genav Airports Leave Grant Money on Table
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - Apr 11, 2017 02:33 PM (ET)
General aviation airports are not using most of their available FAA grant money because of constraints on how the funds can be spent, and AOPA contends the restrictions should be loosened.

Basic Economy Seats are Improving American Airlines' Bottom Line
Chicago Tribune (Chicago) - Apr 11, 2017 02:27 PM (ET)
American Airlines’ basic economy fares — those no-frill tickets that offer no upgrades, no cancellations and an extra charge for large carry-on bags — are helping to boost fares for main cabin seats and driving prices higher on competing low-cost carriers.

2 US Airlines Rated Among World's Best
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 11, 2017 02:20 PM (ET)
TripAdvisor’s annual “Travelers’ Choice Awards” ranks JetBlue No. 4, and Alaska Airlines No. 9 — the only U.S. airlines to make the list’s top 10.

UAE Drone Users Must Register Themselves and Their Device Under Strict New Rules
The National (UAE) - Apr 11, 2017 02:15 PM (ET)
Customers who buy a drone will not be allowed to take it out of the shop until they register it and themselves with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, under rules to be introduced after Ramadan.

Cleveland Hopkins Airport to Start Testing New TSA Wait-Time Notification
Cleveland.com (Cleveland, Ohio) - Apr 11, 2017 02:10 PM (ET)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will begin testing this week a new system that will help travelers to choose the security checkpoint with the shortest line.

Allegiant Air Pushes St. Pete-Clearwater Airport to Record Month
Tampa Bay Times (Tampa, Fla.) - Apr 11, 2017 02:05 PM (ET)
Allegiant Air and a robust spring break propelled St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to a record-breaking March as its monthly passenger traffic exceeded 200,000 for the first time ever, the airport said.

Edinburgh Airport Sees Busiest-Ever March
BBC (London) - Apr 11, 2017 02:02 PM (ET)
Edinburgh Airport has recorded the busiest ever March for a Scottish airport with more than 956,000 passengers using the terminal.

Airlines and Airports Look to Biometrics to Improve the Passenger Experience
Skift (New York) - Apr 11, 2017 01:52 PM (ET)
Consumers are more comfortable with biometrics than ever, and we can probably thank Apple for that. Now airlines are starting to ask whether they might use facial recognition, fingerprints or iris scans to make the passenger experience better. Here’s hoping they succeed.

UT To Play Leading Role In NASA Aviation Revolution
The Chattanoogan (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - Apr 11, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
A team led by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers is one of five selected by NASA as part of an overall investment of nearly $50 million to lead the next aviation revolution.

It Should Only Get Better From Here For Asia-Pacific Business Aviation
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
The Asia-Pacific business jet fleet will likely grow just one percent this year as new aircraft deliveries decline and pent-up demand for the Gulfstream G650/ER recedes, according to the 2015 Asia-Pacific Region Business Jet Fleet Report released yesterday by Hong Kong-based business aviation consultants Asian Sky Group (ASG).

Alaska Named Top Airline in Annual Ranking of US Carriers
ABC News (New York) - Apr 11, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
An aviation dean and a marketing professor ranked the 12 largest U.S. airlines by analyzing 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation figures for on-time flights, lost baggage, the number of passengers bumped off flights, and complaint rates

San Bernardino Airport Gets First International Commercial Flights, to Mexico
The Sun (San Bernardino County, Calif) - Apr 11, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
For the first time since it was decommissioned as a military airport more than 20 years ago, San Bernardino International Airport is selling tickets for international commercial flights.

Hagerstown Regional Airport to Get $123K Security Ipgrade
Herald-Mail Media (Hagerstown, Md.) - Apr 11, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Hagerstown Regional Airport is continuing to replace its perimeter security cameras, advancing from analog to digital technology for clearer pictures, according to Airport Director Phil Ridenour.

Flight Passengers Doubled Since 1990 at Philadelphia International Airport, New Report Says
NBC 10 (Philadelphia) - Apr 11, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Passenger volume on flights out of Philadelphia International Airport has doubled since 1990 to nearly 16 million last year, according to a new report on the airport's economic impact

Air Madagascar, Air Austral Sign Strategic Partnership MOU
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Air Madagascar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a strategic partnership with Reunion-based Air Austral, under a deal which is expected to be finalized by May 31.

Smiths Group Completes Morpho Detection Acquisition
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
UK security firm Smith Group has completed the acquisition of Safran’s US-based subsidiary Morpho Detection, combining two global providers of threat detection equipment.

Aeroflot Subsidiary Aurora Traffic Grows
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline, which serves Russia’s far eastern regions, carried 303,530 passengers in the 2017 first quarter, up 10% year-over-year.

Oman Air Expansion Continues
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Oman Air’s fleet and route map continued to grow in 2016, but the airline’s financial performance remained unclear after it announced its annual financial report.

ICAO Stresses Need for Cyber Resilience
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
The president of the ICAO Council, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, has welcomed a declaration restating the air transport sector’s commitment and unity toward achieving resilience against cyber attacks.

CityJet Continues Expansion into Europe
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Ireland-based regional carrier CityJet will station crew in the Estonian capital of Tallinn for the first time and provide additional capacity for the regional arm of Dutch flag carrier KLM.

ANA Adds to Boeing 737-800 Fleet
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has placed two new Boeing 737-800s with Japan’s ANA Holdings, the lessor said April 10.

Delta Canceled 3,500 Flights, Took Days to Resume Normal Ops After Storms
Air Transport World - Apr 11, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines continued to experience residual delays through the April 8-9 weekend following a series of damaging storms in the Atlanta area April 5.

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