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Columbus Airport Authority President & CEO Elaine Roberts Announces Retirement Pl
Apr 19, 2017 04:33 PM (ET)
AAAE Discusses Key Airport Issues with OMB Officials
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Hartsfield-Jackson Retains Title of World's Busiest Airport
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.) - Apr 19, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport remains the world’s busiest airport, according to the latest ranking from Airports Council International.

Copa Airlines Added to International Lineup at Denver International Airport
The Denver Post (Denver, Colo.) - Apr 19, 2017 04:42 PM (ET)
Panama airline is second foreign carrier announced at DIA this month.

High-Flying Ambition: Aviation Experts Foster the Future of Flight
APEX (New York) - Apr 19, 2017 04:40 PM (ET)
KLM, Boeing, Airbus and Hamburg Aviation are some of the companies and organizations maintaining close ties to educational institutions. By organizing innovation competitions and coordinating special events that explore topics like supersonic jet travel, these companies encourage students to help share the future of commercial aviation.

Second Annual Purdue Aviation Day Returns to University Airport
Purdue Newsroom (West Lafayette, Ind.) - Apr 19, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
Purdue’s impact on the aviation industry is the theme of this year’s Aviation Day at Purdue University Airport.

Wages for Some Contract Workers at National and Dulles Airports Could Increase by $4 an Hour
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 19, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
Contract workers at Reagan National and Dulles International airports, many of whom earn as little as $7.25 an hour, could see their hourly wages go up by more than $4 next year, in what would be an unprecedented shift in the airports’ policies and a big win for the workers’ campaign for better wages.

Boutique Air Officially Begins Serving Massena International Airport
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY) - Apr 19, 2017 12:18 PM (ET)
Some Massena residents say they’ve seen planes flying in and out of the Massena International Airport that they haven’t seen before. That’s because Boutique Air has officially started serving the Massena community.

Miracle Flights Flies Sick Children to Treatment at No Charge
WFAA (Dallas, Texas) - Apr 19, 2017 12:16 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines flies sick children to treatment facilities at no charge

Thousands Remember Doolittle Raiders at Ceremony
Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) - Apr 19, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
With bombers streaking overhead, thousands gathered Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to catch a glimpse of 101-year-old Doolittle Tokyo Raider Richard E. Cole and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Raiders’ daring raid against Japan in World

United to Unveil Policy Changes April 30 Following 'broad' Review
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz encouraged the public, the carrier’s customers and investors to patiently wait for April 30 to hear a more detailed response from the airline about how last week’s passenger bumping incident will change United’s policies and procedures.

Lufthansa in Talks with Iran Air over Catering, Maintenance Deals
Reuters (New York) - Apr 19, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
Lufthansa is in talks with Iran Air to provide catering, maintenance and pilot training as it seeks to take advantage of emerging business opportunities in the country, executives at the German airline group said on Wednesday.

Anchorage's International Airport Eyes an On-Site Hotel
Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage, Alaska) - Apr 19, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is again picking up plans for a hotel on airport property, and already four developers are interested.

On the Horizon: Local Airport has Big Things Planned
The Journal (Martinsburg, W. Va.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
The Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport has a lot of big ideas and prospects on the horizon, including a public park — which is currently in the early stages of brainstorming and development, according to Neil Doran, executive director and airport manager.

Airlines Make More Shuffles in LAX Reorganization
KNBC (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
The next domino has fallen at Los Angeles International Airport, as what is billed as the biggest shuffle of airline terminal ever seen in the United States is set to ramp up.

Sun Valley Alliance Announces Extended Summer, Fall Flights
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:46 AM (ET)
Fly Sun Valley Alliance will ramp up another expansion of flights at the Friedman Memorial Airport this summer and fall

Swissport and easyJet Extend Ground Handling Services Contract in Geneva
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ET)
Swissport International and easyJet announced it has extended its ground handling services contract in Geneva.

Alexander Airport Park Fundraiser
WSAU (Wausau, Wis.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
Fundraising efforts for the newly named Alexander Airport Park renovations have almost reached their goal. To try to raise the final remaining funds for their goal, the Southeast Side Neighborhood group will be selling engraved brick pavers that will be displayed in the park.

Roanoke Airport Continues Seeing More Passengers
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
For the seventh-straight month, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has seen an increase in passengers.

Gil Bauserman, Owner of Maryland Airport, Dies at 73
Southern Maryland Newspaper (White Plains, Md.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Gilbert Lee “Gil” Bauserman, the owner, operator and CEO of the Maryland Airport, died April 11. He was 73.

Aircraft Technology Firm Opens Wichita Office
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
Traxxall Technologies, a Montreal-based provider of an aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, has opened a Wichita office.

Wyoming Jet Center Applies To Open Fixed Base Operation At Jackson Hole Airport
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 19, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
A second fixed base operation (FBO) could soon come to Jackson Hole. Wyoming Jet Center, LLC, a Jackson-based company, today announced it has submitted an application to open a fixed base operation at the Jackson Hole Airport. If approved by the Jackson Hole Airport Board, airport users will again enjoy a choice of fixed base operators in Jackson Hole after a two-decade hiatus

Atlas Air & Polar Air Cargo Dispatchers Ratify Labor Agreement
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo flight dispatchers, represented by the Teamsters union, have voted to ratify changes to their existing contract. According to a union statement, 100% of flight dispatchers voted, with 74% voting in favor of ratification.

MRO Briefs-April 18, 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Precision Aircraft Conversions redelivered a second converted ex-VIM Airlines Boeing 757-200PCF to Asia Pacific Airlines; modifications were performed by HAECO Americas.

BOC Aviation Transactions up 26% in 1Q 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
BOC Aviation leased, purchased and sold a total of 54 aircraft in the first quarter of 2017, up 25.6% compared to a total 43 leased, purchased and sold aircraft in the year-ago quarter.

TAP Portugal to Launch London City Services
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
TAP Portugal plans to launch twice-daily weekday flights from Lisbon to London City Airport (LCY) starting Oct. 29, becoming the only airline to operate between the two destinations. There will also be one flight each on Saturdays and Sundays.

AerCap Posts $7.2 Billion in 1Q 2017 Financing Transactions
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
Dublin-based lessor AerCap signed $7.2 billion in financing transactions during the first quarter of 2017, eclipsing—by $2.6 billion—the company’s financing transactions for the full year of 2016.

CALC to Buy Another Airbus A320-200
Air Transport World - Apr 19, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) has agreed to buy an Airbus A320-200, following an order for two A320 aircraft April 3. These aircraft are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017. CALC said in a statement that its fleet will reach at least 103 aircraft by the end of this yea

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