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Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Service From Silicon Valley's Airport to Dallas
Apr 13, 2017 04:11 PM (ET)
Fresno Yosemite 's Bond Rating Upgraded
Apr 13, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
In Memoriam
Apr 13, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Apr 13, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Apr 13, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)

Myrtle Beach to Cleveland Airport Routes Begin Thursday
The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Apr 13, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
Allegiant Air launched its new seasonal nonstop service Thursday from Cleveland, Ohio, to Myrtle Beach International Airport.

JetBlue Expands Port-au-Prince Service with Nonstop Orlando Flights
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 13, 2017 04:05 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.

Valdosta Airport Pursues Land Purchases
The Valdosta Daily Times (Valdosta, Ga.) - Apr 13, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority continued its quest this week to purchase land surrounding the airport to clear obstructions for flights

Detroit Seeks Nonaviation Uses for City Airport
Crains Detroit Business (Detroit, Mich.) - Apr 13, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
Mayor Mike Duggan's administration is seeking proposals from real estate developers about how the 264-acre Coleman A. Young International Airport could be used for nonaviation purposes amid continued operating losses and limited use.

JetBlue Releases SASB-Aligned Sustainability Report, Invests in Hybrid-Electric Planes
Sustainable News (Burlingame, Calif.) - Apr 13, 2017 12:01 PM (ET)
American airline JetBlue has released the results of its annual environmental and sustainability report, which highlights the company’s achievements in 2016 and outlines how it plans to continue to integrate long-term environmental planning measures and corporate responsibility into its core business.

Bismarck to Hire More Police for Airport Security
The Bismark Tribune (Bismark, N.D.) - Apr 13, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)
Bismarck will hire four police officers to meet new airport security requirements.

Fairbanks airport evacuated after telephoned threat
News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) - Apr 13, 2017 11:58 AM (ET)
Fairbanks International Airport was evacuated at about 9 p.m. Wednesday due to a threat that had been received by telephone

Travelers Left Almost $900K at TSA Security Check Points Last Year
WLS (New York) - Apr 13, 2017 11:55 AM (ET)
The Transportation Safety Administration has released new numbers that show passengers left behind $867,812.39 in loose change at TSA checkpoints nationwide last year.

Boeing Could Deliver 737 MAX 10X in 2020 if Airlines Start Buying
Reuters (New York) - Apr 13, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
Boeing Co (BA.N) could begin delivering the 737 MAX 10X aircraft in 2020 if airlines start ordering the largest version of its 737 MAX family this year, a senior executive of the aeroplane manufacturer said on Thursday.

Alaska Airlines to Begin Seattle Flights at Eisenhower Airport Today
The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas) - Apr 13, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines will inaugurate its Wichita to Seattle service today. The Seattle-based airline’s first flight is scheduled to arrive at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

World's First 100% Solar Airport to Double its Solar Capacity
CleanTechies (Austin, Texas) - Apr 13, 2017 11:41 AM (ET)
The 15.5 megawatts solar project that powers the Cochin International Airport in southern India will soon see an expansion, thus adding to the airport’s distinction as the world’s first to be powered solely by solar power.

Mt. Vernon Airport Eyes Runway Project
Mt. Vernon Registrar (Mt. Vernon, Ill.) - Apr 13, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Mt. Vernon Outland Airport is moving forward with a major runway improvement project

Athens Airport Plan Approved
Athens Daily Review (Athens, Texas) - Apr 13, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
The Athens City Council approved an Athens Municipal Airport Master Plan on Monday after hearing a presentation on major changes looming for the facility.

Parks Named Permanent Columbia Regional Airport Manager
KMIZ (Columbia, Mo.) - Apr 13, 2017 11:34 AM (ET)
Columbia Regional Airport has a permanent airport manager. Mike Parks officially accepted the job this week after serving in an interim capacity following the abrupt departure of Tamara Pitts in November

Potential Upgrades to Cedar City Airport Could Feed Already Growing Economy
KUTV (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Apr 13, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Cedar City Regional Airport has had a busy year breaking enplanement records every month. Airport Manager, Jeremy Valgardson said they've seen tens of thousands flying through Cedar City, Utah.

Nigeria's Main International Airport Reopens Next Week After Runway Repairs
AfricaNews (Pointe-Noire, Congo) - Apr 13, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Nigeria’s main airport, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, in Abuja will be reopened next week after a six-week closure to allow for repair works on the runway.

Museum of Aviation Rolls in Final Aircraft to Hangar One Exhibit
WMGT (Macon, Ga.) - Apr 13, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
After about seven years of restoring the plane, crew members and Museum of Aviation officials rolled in a F-100 D Super Sabre to the Hanger One.

Aviation Degree To Be Offered At OTC
Ozarks First (Springfield, Mo.) - Apr 13, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
If you want to be a pilot, you don't have to travel far to pursue that dream. And a pilot shortage makes now the right time to do it. Ozarks Technical Community College in partnership with Premier Flight Center will start offering a new aviation associate's degree in the fall

Japan Wants to Encourage Business Aviation
Aviation Week (Washington, DC) - Apr 13, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
Japan has set ambitious targets to double foreign visitors to 40 million a year by the 2020 Olympics, and business aviation will play a role.

Guyana, Jamaica to Receive International Aviation Award
Jamaica Observer (Jaimaic, W.I.) - Apr 13, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have been selected among 12 countries to receive the Council President Certificate of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

German Cargo Airline Aerologic Announces New Management
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
As of 1 May 2017, Josef Moser, previously Head of Flight Operations and Crew Training, will take over as Chief Operations Officer and Accountable Manager at AeroLogic.

Ryanair to Open a New Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in Sevilla
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 13, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Ryanair announced it will open its first Spanish C-check maintenance hangar at Seville Airport from early 2018. Construction of this state of the art maintenance hangar will begin shortly and will create up to 150 high-tech jobs, including licensed engineers, mechanics and support staff, as Ryanair invests over €8m at Seville Airport

Delta 1Q profit down 36%; recent disruption to cost $125 million
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines reported a first-quarter 2017 net profit of $603 million, down 36% from net income of $946 million in the prior-year period, as fuel prices rose sharply year-over-year.

CBP Electronic Device Searches on International Air Passengers up 58%
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched approximately 4,600 electronic devices, or 0.008%, of approximately 58 million incoming international air passengers and crew in the first six months of the US government’s FY 2017 (October 2016-March 2017), according to CBP statistics released April 11.

EC Approves Rockwell Collins' Acquisition of B/E Aerospace
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
The European Commission (EC) has given the green light for Iowa-based Rockwell Collins—which specializes in, among other areas, flight deck avionics and cabin electronics—to acquire cabin interior product supplier B/E Aerospace.

MRO Briefs-April 12, 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
CTS Engines has a five-year Asiana Airlines contract to provide a CF6-80C2 overhaul. SR Technics has completed maintenance on the 200th easyJet aircraft out of Malta.

IATA: Passenger traffic up 5% in February, sees no travel ban effect
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Worldwide air passenger traffic grew 4.8% year-over-year in February, down from January’s 9.6% pace, but skewed somewhat by the comparison to February 2016, a leap month.

New Cyprus Airways to Launch Operations in June
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways will start operations in June with “scheduled flights to three to four short-haul destinations and charter flights in collaboration with tour operators,” a Cyprus Airways spokesperson told ATW. The schedule will be announced after the Easter holiday.

AIX 2017: Thales to Automate New Movie Releases
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
Technology provider Thales is hoping to automate new movie releases on its AVANT inflight entertainment (IFE) system from around 2020 and to introduce live TV replay functionality by 2018.

New IAG startup Level attracts strong bookings
Air Transport World - Apr 13, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group’s (IAG) new long-haul, low-cost airline Level has released its initial booking figures, totaling more than 100,000 since it opened sales March 17.

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