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Elaine Duke Sworn In As DHS Deputy Secretary
Apr 12, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
FAA To Release Maps To Speed Up Drone Applications
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Dayton Airport Director's Plan to Lure Passengers: Bigger Planes, More Flights
Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) - Apr 12, 2017 04:24 PM (ET)
Despite a recent decline in passenger traffic at the Dayton International Airport, aviation director Terrence Slaybaugh is hoping a major face-lift in the next few years will boost the notoriety of this hometown hub

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Announce Four New Services to Dallas Love Field
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 12, 2017 03:04 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are growing their footprint in the Lone Star State, expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports.

JetBlue Expands Port-au-Prince Service with Nonstop Orlando Flights
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 12, 2017 03:03 PM (ET)
JetBlue today announced its intent to operate service between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport and Orlando International Airport later this year.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Installs New Jet Bridges
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is installing the first of several new jet bridges.

Colorful Designs Revealed for Rochester Airport's Facelift
Spectrum News (Rochester, N.Y.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:27 PM (ET)
The Greater Rochester International Airport is getting a colorful facelift, to turn it from an "outdated hub," in the words of the governor's office, to a state-of-the-art transportation center.

BUSINESS BEAT: Airport Allows Ride-Sharing
Gazette Newspaper (Long Beach, Calif.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:24 PM (ET)
Long Beach Airport was the only airport left in Southern California that didn’t allow ride-sharing or car-hailing businesses such as Uber and Lyft to pick up travelers at terminals. That changed this month with the launch of a six-month pilot program that allows travelers to use the service to go to and from the airport.

Columbia Regional Airport Reports Record Numbers
Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:16 PM (ET)
The Columbia Regional Airport’s passenger arrivals and departures are up an average of 24 percent compared to the first quarter of last year.

New Runway at Airport? Might be in Use Sooner?
The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:10 PM (ET)
Grand Junction Regional Airport might be able to land aircraft on a new runway sooner than planned, said a consultant unanimously selected Tuesday to negotiate further with the airport on the project.

Airport Parking Options Changing at Eppley Airfield
KETC (Omaha, Neb.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:06 PM (ET)
Construction of a new six-story parking garage scheduled to begin next month at Eppley Airfield will affect parking starting Thursday.

Airport Plan on Runway, Ready to Take Off
Star Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:03 PM (ET)
Officials are aiming for a November 2018 substantial completion date on nearly $60 million in updates to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport's passenger terminal.

$1 Million Renovation Project at Ava Airport Takes Off
Ozarks First (Springfield, Mo.) - Apr 12, 2017 02:00 PM (ET)
The city of Ava is getting a million dollars worth of infrastructure improvements for the city's airport runway.

Beijing Airport Soars 20%; Playing Xiongan Catch Up?
Barrons (New York) - Apr 12, 2017 01:56 PM (ET)
Shares of Beijing Airport (694.HK) surged as much as 20% today to reach its highest level since 2008.

Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children Popping Up at Airports
ABC News (New York) - Apr 12, 2017 01:52 PM (ET)
Quiet rooms for children on the autism spectrum are popping up at airports.

Rapid City Regional Airport Plans Cafe, Parking Upgrades
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, S.D.) - Apr 12, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
The Rapid City Regional Airport is planning a parking lot redesign and upgrade to the cafe, in an effort improve travelers' experience.

Pittsfield Municipal Airport Taking Off
The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.) - Apr 12, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
With growth ahead of national trends, the city's municipal airport is "booming" and could operate in the black in the foreseeable future.

New Pease Airport Manager Sees Growth Opportunities
Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.) - Apr 12, 2017 01:43 PM (ET)
Pease Development Authority Executive Director David Mullen this week called the hiring of the PDA’s new airport manager “a turning point for Pease.

Ethiopia: ICAO Lauds Ethiopian Aviation Growth
AllAfrica.com (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 12, 2017 01:35 PM (ET)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu commended Ethiopian for its growing aviation training and transport services saying it has already become a number one of African airline with increasing capacity in all spheres.

Pilot Shortage Leads Local School to Create Aviation Track for Students
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Apr 12, 2017 01:31 PM (ET)
There is a serious problem on the horizon for every major airline: a pilot shortage expected to grow worse as thousands more pilots retire. That means thousands of jobs for new pilots. One school is working to make the training accessible right here in the Ozarks.

Business Aviation Pioneer Sees New Opportunities
Aviation Week (Washington, DC) - Apr 12, 2017 01:14 PM (ET)
Diana Chou, a pioneering woman in Asian business aviation, has combined three of her businesses to form Dragon General Aviation Group.

DFW Airport Spending $1 Million to Keep Passengers Plugged in
The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas) - Apr 12, 2017 11:59 AM (ET)
Travelers at DFW International Airport in need of a charge will soon have three times as many places to plug in their phones, laptops or tablets. The airport board’s concessions and commercial development committee approved a $1 million contract on Tuesday with Canada-based Arconas Corp. to install about 2,750 electrical outlets at gate seating areas across all five terminals at the nation's fourth busiest airport.

Photographer: Charlotte Southern/Bloomberg Alaska Air Is Sticking With Virgin America's Appeal
Bloomberg (New York) - Apr 12, 2017 11:55 AM (ET)
As the carriers become one, cabins, clubs, and check-in will have the famous purple lighting and mood music.

FAA shows off new air-traffic communications at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) - Apr 12, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
The Data Comm technology lets pilots and air traffic controllers communicate electronically.

Airport Police Department is Going to the Dogs
KGNS (Laredo, Texas) - Apr 12, 2017 11:48 AM (ET)
Sniffing out smuggled drugs, guns, and money is a though job but some new recruits are doing just that while also provoking smiles at the airport.

China Southern Builds up Fleet in Xinjiang
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 11:46 AM (ET)
China Southern Airlines is reinforcing a buildup in China’s far western Xinjiang province, lifting its 2020 fleet target from 95 to 110, and setting an annual passenger growth target of 17%.

Russia's RusLine Boosts International Service from St. Petersburg
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 11:41 AM (ET)
Russian regional carrier RusLine will increase its international network from St. Petersburg by offering several new routes for the summer season.

AIX 2017: STG Aerospace certifies square reading light
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
UK-based aircraft lighting specialist STG Aerospace has certified a square reading light and secured floor path lighting contracts with China Eastern Airlines and Icelandair.

AIX 2017: Thales Poised to Announce Full-Suite IFEC Customer
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Technology provider Thales has signed a contract with an unnamed customer, covering its entire suite of inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) products, which should be made public by June.

LATAM Cargo Names New CEO
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Cargo has named Andrés Bianchi as new CEO, effective April 15. Bianchi, currently SVP-sales-North America, Europe and Asia, succeeds Cristián Ureta.

AirAsia Group to Incorporate Jeppesen Electronic Flight Bags
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary Jeppesen has signed with AirAsia Group to provide digital charting and electronic flight bag (EFB) services across AirAsia’s six low-cost carrier (LCC) affiliates.

United's Munoz Issues Full Apology for Bumped Passenger incident
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Just hours after commending employees and saying they followed proper procedure, United Airlines’ CEO has issued a full apology for the incident in which a bumped passenger was violently dragged off an aircraft.

Pegasus Airlines Predicts Cautious Recovery in 2017, Better 2018
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines is forecasting a cautious recovery this year, but expects real growth from 2018.

Jet Time Chairman Acquires 20% of airBaltic
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Danish entrepreneur Lars Thuesen, who is 100% owner and chairman of Danish wet-lease operator Jet Time, has acquired 20% of airBaltic from German businessman Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes.

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