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Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief of Operations to Leave TSA
Apr 17, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
Salt Lake City's Maureen Riley To Retire
Apr 17, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
FAA Begins EIS For New Runway At Charlotte
Apr 17, 2017 10:13 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 17, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
A Digicast Roundtable Aimed at Senior Airport Officials and Staff
Apr 17, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)

As 737 Max 9 Enters Flight Test, Boeing Weighs Case for Max 10
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - Apr 17, 2017 04:47 PM (ET)
As Boeing’s newest aircraft taxied out for a downwind takeoff on Renton Municipal Airport Runway 34 on April 13, even the weather appeared to cooperate in what the company says was a smooth, first flight for the newest iteration of an old favorite—the 737 Max 9.

EUROPEKLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Start Direct Flights to San José
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 17, 2017 04:46 PM (ET)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start a direct flight to San José, Costa Rica, twice a week.

Interjet Receives First A320neo
Aviation Week (Washington, DC) - Apr 17, 2017 04:06 PM (ET)
Interjet has received its first A320neo, the Mexico City-based airline announced on April 17.

ICAO Delegation Visits Cairo to Inspect Airports, Aviation Authority
Egypt Independent (Cairo, Egypt) - Apr 17, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
A delegation from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), headed by the vice president of the organization, Abu Bakr Djibbo, visited the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to follow up on the measures applied by the authority for Egyptian and international airlines and regional and local airports

Fierce Fompetition Among Famous New Orleans Brands for Coveted Space in Airport's New Terminal
The New Orleans Advocate (New Orleans, La.) - Apr 17, 2017 03:54 PM (ET)
Look out, Magazine Street. The new hot spot for shopping for some of New Orleans' most popular brands may soon be at the airport.

American Airlines to Add New Route to Charlotte at Toledo Express Airport
ABC 13 (Toledo, Ohio) - Apr 17, 2017 03:52 PM (ET)
American Airlines has announced it will add a new route at Toledo Express Airport beginning in August.

Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement for Pilots
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 17, 2017 01:15 PM (ET)
Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement to amend their existing eight-year contract for the carrier’s 620 pilots.

JetBlue's Tech Innovations For Operating At JFK
MRO- Network (New York) - Apr 17, 2017 12:19 PM (ET)
From LiveTV for each passenger to NextGen and DataComm upgrades, the airline continues investing as it grows its fleet.

How San Diego International Went from "Little Airport" to Global Stop
The San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego, Calif.) - Apr 17, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
San Diego's airport now has four overseas nonstop flights -- London, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Zurich.

Columbia Regional Airport Sees Increased Traffic in 2017
The Columbia Missourian (Columbus, Mo.) - Apr 17, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
The Columbia Regional Airport has seen a record number of passenger arrivals and departures in the first three months of 2017 as well as a general increase in passengers since this time last year.

Construction Kicks Off on $1.6 Billion Midfield Satellite Concourse at LAX
Los Angeles Daily News (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Apr 17, 2017 12:08 PM (ET)
Work began this week on a new 12-gate concourse at Los Angeles International Airport, the latest capital project in the multibillion-dollar renovation at LAX.

Kids Reach New Heights in STEM Education Through Aviation
US News (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 17, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Giving Kids Wings Academy shows students how they can apply what they learn in school to real-life situations.

Air, Space Pioneers to be Enshrined in Aviation Hall of Fame
The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.) - Apr 17, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
Four air and space pioneers will be enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio in a ceremony this fall in Texas.

Auckland Airport's Alipay Milestone
The New Zealand Herald (Auckland, New Zealand) - Apr 17, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Auckland Airport retailers have processed more than $1 million in Alipay transactions since its launch last year.

SEPTA Now Selling 'Quick Trips' on Airport Line
Fox 29 (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Apr 17, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
SEPTA says it’s kicking off the 2017 travel season with new ways to pay for travel on the Airport Line.

NCAT Wins ICAO Award on Aviation Training
This Day News (Lagos, Nigeria) - Apr 17, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Global Aviation Training (GAT) has given award to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria as the training institution with the highest number of instructors and highest number of delivered ICAO courses in the African region.

Justin Ryan, Charlie Johnson Join Tamarack Aerospace
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - Apr 17, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Tamarack Aerospace is bringing two veteran business aviation executives—Justin Ryan and Charlie Johnson—on board its senior leadership team. Ryan, who most recently was president of Honeywell Aerospace’s BendixKing unit, is taking the role of president of the company; Johnson, a former president and COO of Cessna, will lead business development. Founder Nick Guida, meanwhile, remains CEO.

Companies Interested In Building At Lunken Airport
WVXU (Cincinnati, Ohio) - Apr 17, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Lunken Airport Manager Fred Anderton says after a decade of relative quiet on the economic development front the City of Cincinnati is getting requests to build corporate facilities and even private storage hangars there.

Specially Equipped Hurricane Planes to Visit DC-Area Airport
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 17, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Special government airplanes that track hurricanes by flying straight into them will be on display at Reagan National Airport.

Lehigh Valley International Airport Planning out Next 25 Years
Lehigh Valley Live (Easton, Pa.) - Apr 17, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority is working on a development plan for the next 25 years of its Lehigh Valley International Airport.

AeroLogic Appoints New Management
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Germany-based AeroLogic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express, has appointed Josef Moser as COO and accountable manager at AeroLogic from May 1. Moser is former head of flight operations and crew training.

Russia's Ural Airlines Traffic up 28% in 1Q 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Russia’s Ural Airlines carried 1.33 million passengers in 1Q 2017, up 28% year-over-year (YOY). The Yekaterinburg-based carrier operated 10,256 flights, up 18% YOY.

Air France-KLM Inks Codeshare Deal with Singapore Airlines
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM, Singapore Airlines and the latter’s regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to codeshare on each other’s flights. The agreement is scheduled to become effective April 27, subject to regulatory approvals.

Spirit Lowers 1Q Revenue Guidance after Easter Holiday 'underestimate'
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Florida-based ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has lowered its revenue guidance for the 2017 first quarter by two percentage points, according an SEC filing.

New Caribbean Startup BVI Airways Readies for Operations
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
British Virgin Islands startup BVI Airways is ready to start operations, the company said.

Azerbaijan's Silk Way Group orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Azerbaijan-based Silk Way was identified April 14 as the customer behind an order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s originally announced at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2016. The order was originally listed as coming from an unidentified customer. The total value of the transaction is $1.1 billion at list prices.

COMAC C919 Plans to Launch Inaugural Flight in May
Air Transport World - Apr 17, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) is expected to launch the inaugural flight of the much-delayed C919 narrowbody in May, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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