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International Arrivals Building Expansion Opens at Silicon Valley's Airport
Apr 14, 2017 03:40 PM (ET)
DOT IG Begins Audit Of FAA's DataComm Security Controls
Apr 14, 2017 03:34 PM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Apr 14, 2017 03:32 PM (ET)
New Programming from AAAE's ANTN Digicast
Apr 14, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)



Alaska Airlines Expanding Statewide Infrastructure
Alaska Public Media (Anchorage, Alaska) - Apr 14, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines is expanding and updating infrastructure in the state. Alaska Airlines regional vice president Marilyn Romano outlined plans for the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

Jeff Mulder: Flying with the Civil Air Patrol
The News-Press (Fort Meyers, Fla.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:29 PM (ET)
Jeff Mulder, the new executive director of Lee County Port Authority, talks about flying with the Civil Air Patrol and even more recently with the Naples patrol. Andrea Melendez/news-press.com

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Starts Construction
The Daily Evergreen (Pullman, Wash.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:25 PM (ET)
This summer, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PMRA) will realign its runway and increase the parking lot’s size to meet higher demand for increased traffic.

Alaska's Seattle Flights Well Received at Eisenhower Airport
The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas) - Apr 14, 2017 03:23 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines first non-stop flight to Wichita from Seattle arrives at Eisenhower Airport.

Van Nuys Airport Real Estate Executive to Serve on LA County Airport Commission
Los Angeles Daily News (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:21 PM (ET)
Curt Castagna, president and CEO of the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group, a leading aviation property management and consulting company, has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Airport Commission following his nomination by Supervisor Janice Hahn to represent the fourth district

New Company Placed in Charge of Shops, Restaurants at Boston's Logan Airport
Boston Business Journal (Boston, Mass.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:19 PM (ET)
There will be a new company in charge of managing concessions operations -- which includes shops and restaurants -- at Boston's Logan International Airport.

NJ Airport Ceremony Pays Tribute to WWII Veteran
WCAU (Philadelphia, Penn.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:18 PM (ET)
A ceremony at Newark Liberty Airport on Thursday honored a WWII veteran from New Jersey who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and died last year.

Vero Beach Regional Airport Taking Off with Expansion, New Hangars
TC Palm (Stuart, Fla.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
he small, local airport — that until a few years ago saw only private and corporate air traffic — is about to hit another growth spurt.

Acting Airport Manager Named to Role Permanently
Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:12 PM (ET)
The acting manager of the Columbia Regional Airport has been named to the position permanently.

Boone County Regional Airport Runway Project Gets Award
Harrison Daily (Harrison, Ark.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
Boone County Regional Airport manager Judy McCutcheon was notified Wednesday, April 12, that the Boone County Regional Airport has been selected as a winner for the AAPA Unique/Commercial Awards for the runway overlay project.

Benoit Officially Named Airport Manager
The Daily Journal (Kankakee Valley, Ill.) - Apr 14, 2017 03:08 PM (ET)
Although an extensive search had been discussed, those plans were dropped quickly and the board of directors for the Greater Kankakee Airport decided to remove the "interim" tag from manager Jeff Benoit.

Local Airport Officials Look Forward to More Nonstop Flights, New Terminal Project
The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) - Apr 14, 2017 03:06 PM (ET)
Airports don’t just reflect the health of a region’s economy, they help drive it. That was very much top-of-mind both for Columbus Regional Airport Authority officials and peers from across the country as they gathered Downtown this week for the National Airport Economic Development Conference.

Austin Airport Goes Midcentury Modern
Curbed (Austin, Texas) - Apr 14, 2017 02:50 PM (ET)
New terminal celebrates “Golden Age of Travel”

Comac C919 Inaugural Flight Expected Soon
Aviation Week (Washington, DC) - Apr 14, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (Comac) is expected to launch the inaugural flight of the much-delayed C919 narrowbody aircraft in May, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Aviation Board Seeking TIF funds
The Republis (Columbus, Ind.) - Apr 14, 2017 02:41 PM (ET)
The Columbus Municipal Airport hopes to gain approval to use Tax Increment Financing district funds for two development projects.

New Partnership Allows Averett Aviation Students to Prepare for the Future
WDBJ (Roanoke, Va.) - Apr 14, 2017 02:39 PM (ET)
Good news for the Averett Aviation program -- a new partnership brings new technology for students. It's called Aviation Alliance.

Eagle Cap Simplifies Charts Layers in Aviation Apps
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - Apr 14, 2017 02:36 PM (ET)
For developers of aviation apps such as electronic flight bags with chart displays and other types of mapping software, obtaining the data for aeronautical charts is a significant and recurring burden

New Screener at Abilene Regional Airport Designed to Enhance Passenger Privacy
KTXS (Abileine, Texas) - Apr 14, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
There's new technology now at Abilene Regional Airport to screen passengers heading onto flights. The Transportation Security Administration has installed Advanced Imaging Technology that uses software designed to screen for metallic and non-metallic weapons through layers of clothing without physical contact.

KCI Unveils Amenities in New Nine-Gate Departure Lounge in Terminal C
The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) - Apr 14, 2017 02:26 PM (ET)
Enhancements to Kansas City International Airport’s Terminal C will help fliers on Allegiant, American, Frontier and Spirit airlines get through security quicker as well as provide them with more amenities.

New Bill Aims to Protect Airline Passengers
The State Media (Columbia, S.C.) - Apr 14, 2017 02:24 PM (ET)
Responding to Sunday's incident on a United Airlines jet, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., is drafting a bill that would prohibit airlines from forcibly removing passengers after they have boarded a flight.

FedEx Report Talks the Economy, the Environment and the People
Memphis Buisness Journal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Apr 14, 2017 02:22 PM (ET)
FedEx released its 2017 Global Citizenship Report (GCR) April 11, which outlines its strategies and goals in those three categories.

German Cargo Airline Aerologic Announces New Management
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 14, 2017 02:16 PM (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.

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Takes off on First Flight
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:55 AM (ET)
Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9, the second variant of the re-engined 737, launched its maiden flight Thursday, officially starting its flight test program. The aircraft took off at 10:52 a.m. PST and completed its flight 2 hours, 42 minutes later, landing at 1:34 p.m PST.

Alaska Expands to Dallas Love Field; Virgin A320s to be Redeployed
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines moved to utilize Virgin America’s two gates at Dallas Love Field April 12 with the announcement of new routes from the close-in Dallas airport to four US west coast airports.

Embraer Reports 18 commercial Aircraft Deliveries for 1Q 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 18 commercial aviation aircraft in the first-quarter of 2017, down from 21 deliveries in the year-ago quarter.

Hainan Airlines Wins SAIC Approval for Chengdu LCC
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Hainan Airlines has moved one step closer toward launching low-cost carrier (LCC) Shen Niao Airlines after securing approval from China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC).

Rolls-Royce, Safran Unit Opens Polish Facility
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Rolls-Royce and French aircraft engine company Safran have opened a new Polish factory that will produce accessory drive trains (ADT) for all of the UK engine manufacturer’s future civil aircraft engines.

Qantas Starts Beta Testing Inflight Connectivity
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:40 AM (ET)
Australian flag carrier Qantas has moved a step closer to providing inflight connectivity on its domestic aircraft fleet.

SalamAir Ramps Up Route network
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
New Omani low-cost carrier (LCC) SalamAir plans to rapidly expand its route map as it inducts more aircraft to its fleet.

Delta, Aeromexico to Expand Codeshare Routes
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico have applied to codeshare on more transborder routes, an April 6 regulatory filing shows.

Iran Formally Signs for ATRs
Air Transport World - Apr 14, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
Iran Air has concluded a firm contract for 20 ATR 72-600s turboprops, plus 20 options for the same variant.

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