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DOT Launches Passenger Rights Website
Apr 20, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
In Memoriam
Apr 20, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
San Antonio International Airport Launches New Rewards Program
Apr 20, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Apr 20, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Apr 20, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)

Port Authority Sustainability Efforts Lead to Reduced Greenhouse Gas
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 20, 2017 04:09 PM (ET)
In observance of Earth Day 2017, the Port Authority announced it has implemented a broad range of energy-efficiency programs contributing to more than $9 million in annual savings and a 25,000-ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions -- the equivalent of taking 5,300 cars off the road.

Airbus Delivers First A321neo to Virgin America
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - Apr 20, 2017 04:08 PM (ET)
Virgin America took delivery of the first Airbus A321neo—a CFM Leap-1A-powered variant—during a Thursday handover ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. Airbus announced joint FAA-EASA certification of the Leap-powered A321neo on March 1, two-and-a-half months after the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered version gained its approval. The first Pratt-powered version remains undelivered, however, as Airbus continues to grapple with its engines’ “maturity issues.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Provides Gateway Refilling Stations for Water Bottles
Cleveland.com (Cleveland, Ohio) - Apr 20, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
Passengers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, blocked by regulations from carrying full water bottles through checkpoints, can now get free filtered water at bottle refilling stations once they've cleared security.

Reagan National, Dulles See Solid February
Inside NOVA (Leesburg, Va.) - Apr 20, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
Despite having one less day to work with than a year before, Northern Virginia’s two major airports saw improved year-over-year passenger numbers in February, according to new figures.

Norwegian Airlines Launches Flights to Singapore
The Independent (London, U.K.) - Apr 20, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
Singapore from London for £180 one-way: that is the offer from the low-cost airline Norwegian as it continues its long-haul expansion.

Memphis Airport Unveils $214 Million Concourse Modernization Plan
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Apr 20, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
Memphis International Airport proposes to spend $214 million over five years on a transformative project that will build all-new passenger facilities in the airport’s oldest concourse.

Cobham Aviation Wins New Contract with OZ Minerals
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 20, 2017 03:42 PM (ET)
Cobham Aviation Services has been awarded a two-year contract by Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, to provide fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services between Adelaide, Port Augusta and its Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in northern South Australia.

Flight Crew Spots Drone Flying Near Ottawa Airport
CBC News (Ottawa, Canada) - Apr 20, 2017 03:41 PM (ET)
A drone was spotted in the air by the crew of an airliner approaching the Ottawa airport on Tuesday.

TSA Set to Expand its Partnership with DMACC
WHO-HD (Des Moines, Iowa) - Apr 20, 2017 03:40 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration is making a big announcement Wednesday at the Des Moines International Airport on the expansion of its partnership with Des Moines Area Community College.

Air Canada Cargo to Strengthen Widebody Flights to France by June
Air Cargo World (Seattle, Wash.) - Apr 20, 2017 03:37 PM (ET)
On June 9, Air Canada Cargo will launch service to and from Marseille, the carrier’s fourth city in France. This route will be operated with a 767-300ER aircraft. Air Canada is also starting Paris-Montreal twice-daily flights that some month, and will increase frequency on its Lyon service in July.

Lie-flat Seating Option Now Available on Hawaiian Airlines Flights to China
Hawaii News Now (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Apr 20, 2017 03:35 PM (ET)
Say goodbye to cramped airplane seats. Hawaiian Airlines passengers flying to China now have another option for added comfort.

Denver Flyers Can Now Use Bitcoin When Parking at ParkDIA
The Denver Post (Denver, Colo.) - Apr 20, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
Cryptocurrency fans, rejoice. There’s a new way to spend digital currency in Denver.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Installs Drone Detection
WMBB (Panama City, Fla.) - Apr 20, 2017 12:12 PM (ET)
Since drones are now a new threat to airline safety, a company called DeTect has expanded their technology and taken it to a new height. DeTect officials told us their past technology could detect bird's interactions with planes. Much like that, their new technology can now detect drones.

$5.1 Million Renovation Project Begins at Pocatello Regional Airport
KPVI (Pocatello, Idaho) - Apr 20, 2017 12:11 PM (ET)
A major, $5.1 million renovation project is just beginning at the Pocatello Regional Airport.

Jamestown Regional Airport Sets New All-Time Boarding Record
The Jamestown Sun (Jamestown, N.D.) - Apr 20, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
Airport saw its paid passenger boardings for March soar to 1,266, a new all-time record for the airport.

Stevensville Airport Receives Award Submits Business Plan
Ravalli Republic (The Bitterroot Valley, Mont.) - Apr 20, 2017 12:07 PM (ET)
The Stevensville Airport received a certificate of excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration last week for “Safety in Providing Improvements to the Stevensville Airport.”

Newark Airport to Get New Terminal A
NJTV News (Englewood, N.J.) - Apr 20, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
The Port Authority’s vision for a new A includes a 1 million square-foot, T-shaped terminal that’ll handle 13 million passengers through 33 gates — a 50 percent increase in capacity.

Take a Tour of Plattsburgh's New Airport Facilities
WCAX (Burlingtong, Vt.) - Apr 20, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
The Plattsburgh International Airport has been undergoing a multimillion dollar expansion. We took a tour of the new facilities and got a glimpse of the projects that are still ahead. The airport has changed a lot in the last few years and officials say they hope the expansion will make the traveling process smoother for customers and increase the number of flights they have to offer.

Airport Expansion Breaks Ground
Post-Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.) - Apr 20, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
Five years after being notified Rochester International Airport needed to upgrade its U.S. Customs facilities, symbolic shovels moved symbolic dirt Tuesday, marking the start of a $12 million renovation project.

Airport Celebrates Terminal Project Completion
Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) - Apr 20, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
TWIN FALLS — The newly remodeled terminal has a more private bag-search area.

WestJet Looks to Launch New No-Frills Airline Later this Year
The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) - Apr 20, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
WestJet Airlines Ltd. has announced plans to launch a new discount airline later this year in a bid to offer travellers a no-frills, low-cost option.

Avolon Fleet More than Doubled in 2017 1Q
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Irish lessor Avolon more than doubled its owned and managed fleet to 565 aircraft in the first-quarter of 2017 compared to the year-ago quarter, the company reported April 18.

Juneyao Airlines Reports 2016 Net Profit up 19%
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
China’s Juneyao Airlines reported a net profit of CNY1.25 billion ($180 million) in 2016, up 19% over a net income of CNY1.05 billion in 2015.

Flybe Seeks New CFO
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
UK regional airline Flybe is seeking a new CFO after the resignation of Philip de Klerk.

Qatar Airways First to Comply with IATA Baggage Tracking Ruling
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways said it has become the first airline to comply with IATA’s Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).

WOW Air to Operate 24 Aircraft by 2019
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has detailed plans to add seven more aircraft, growing its all-Airbus fleet from 17 to 24 by end of 2018.

Air Canada A330 Loses Wheel on Takeoff
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is looking into an incident in which an Air Canada aircraft lost one of its undercarriage wheels prior to takeoff on a transatlantic flight April 16.

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic Expand Codeshare
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Indian carrier Jet Airways and UK long-haul operator Virgin Atlantic Airways have added nine new US destinations to the codeshare they began in 2009.

Finnair Finalizes A350 XWB Sale-and-Leaseback Deal
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
Finland flag carrier Finnair has finalized a sale-and-leaseback agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services for one Airbus A350 XWB. The initial lease term is 12 years, with extension options.

Alitalia Staff to Vote on New Deal
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
Alitalia’s workforce begins voting April 20 on a deal that will decide whether the struggling airline receives a fresh infusion of cash. Personnel have to decide whether they are prepared to accept redundancies and some salary cuts as prerequisites for the new funds.

Emirates to Reduce US Flights; Cites Lower Demand in Trump Era
Air Transport World - Apr 20, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline will reduce flights to the US starting next month, citing a “significant deterioration” in demand for travel to the US since President Donald Trump took office three months ago.

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