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CVG and Partners Prepare Individuals with Autism and Their Families for Air Trave
Apr 21, 2017 01:03 PM (ET)
Moody's Assigns A3 to New Orleans Aviation Board's Series 2017 General Airport Re
Apr 21, 2017 01:01 PM (ET)
Nashville Airport Authority Opens First Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station
Apr 21, 2017 12:55 PM (ET)
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First Responders Benefit from Airport Training Exercise
The Register Herald (Beckley, W.V) - Apr 21, 2017 06:45 PM (ET)
Against a backdrop of fire trucks, ambulances and a HealthNet helicopter, first responders waded among the bodies of dozens of teenagers strewn across the Greenbrier Valley Airport tarmac, quickly assessing the severity of injuries suffered by these apparent victims of an airplane crash. The victims' moans, cries for help and an occasional giggle mixed with the constant hum of machinery and crackle of walkie-talkies.

Airport Wins Honor as Most Improved in 2017
The Plainview Herald (Plainview, Texas) - Apr 21, 2017 06:43 PM (ET)
The Texas Department of Transportation presented the 2017 Most Improved Airport honor to officials of the Hale County Airport, located in Plainview.

Dominican Republic's Sky High Eyes US, Puerto Rico flights
CH-Aviation (Chur, Switzerland) - Apr 21, 2017 06:41 PM (ET)
Sky High Aviation Services (Santo Domingo Las Américas) has announced plans to begin scheduled passenger charter flights to the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Dominican Republic's Sky High eyes US, Puerto Rico flights
CH-Aviation (Chur, Switzerland) - Apr 21, 2017 06:41 PM (ET)
Sky High Aviation Services (Santo Domingo Las Américas) has announced plans to begin scheduled passenger charter flights to the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Moldova's FlyOne leasing a Turkish A320
CH-Aviation (Chur, Switzerland) - Apr 21, 2017 06:38 PM (ET)
lyOne (5F, Chisinau) has wet-leased an A320-200 from Turkish ACMI/charter operator Freebird Airlines (FH, Istanbul Atatürk) Skyliner Aviation has reported.

Peoria International Airport Seeking New Destinations, Not Worried About CAT HQ Move
WMBD (Peoria, Ill.) - Apr 21, 2017 02:38 PM (ET)
Peoria International Airport is celebrating a new record. More than 61,000 people flew through the airport in March.

Lauderdale Airport's Future Could Include Hotel, People Mover
Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Apr 21, 2017 02:31 PM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale’s airport of the future has elevated trams to get around, an on-site hotel that’s convenient for an overnight layover and more restaurants and concessions for ticketed passengers waiting to catch a flight.

New LaGuardia Airport will be partially functional by next summer as the overhaul continues
QNS (Bayside, N.Y.) - Apr 21, 2017 02:27 PM (ET)
The plan to transform LaGuardia Airport from what former Vice President Joe Biden called a “third world country” into a state-of-the-art transportation hub took off a year ago and is now in high gear.

New Airbus Airliner Lands at Trenton-Mercer Airport
NJ.com (Trenton, N.J.) - Apr 21, 2017 02:26 PM (ET)
If you were watching planes land at Trenton-Mercer Airport Thursday you might have seen the first landing of Frontier Airlines' newest jet - the Airbus A320neo.

County announces plans for airport solar project
WISC (Madison, Wisc.) - Apr 21, 2017 01:54 PM (ET)
Dane County executive Joe Parisi announced plans for a massive solar field at the Dane County Regional Airport in a news conference at the airport Thursday afternoon.

Tri-Cities Airport Aerospace Park Could be Ready for Businesses in Two Years
Bristol Herald Courier (Bristol, Tenn.) - Apr 21, 2017 01:53 PM (ET)
Tri-Cities Airport’s $18 million Aerospace Park could be ready for aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies to begin building in two years, based on an Airport Authority decision Thursday.

Jacksonville International Airport to Get Lyft Transportation Service
The Florida Times Union, (Jacksonville, Fla.) - Apr 21, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
The on-demand personal transportation company Lyft has reached an agreement to be the first transportation networking company to charge fares at Jacksonville International Airport.

NI's Airports out to Land Benefits as Aviation Conference Hits Town
Belfast Telegraph (Belfast, Ireland) - Apr 21, 2017 01:49 PM (ET)
Northern Ireland's airports will be hoping to land new routes and airlines next week as 1,200 industry members descend on Belfast for a major conference.

Boeing Donation to Benefit SOWELA Aviation Students
KATC (Denham Springs, La.) - Apr 21, 2017 01:45 PM (ET)
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles recently received a donation of a Boeing 737 engine and stand from Southwest Airlines to enhance the education and training of students in the program. Southwest delivered the 8,055 pound equipment from their headquarters in Dallas

C&A Aviation Chosen to Manage Airport
The Union Recorder (Milledgeville, Ga.) - Apr 21, 2017 01:43 PM (ET)
A new fixed-based operator will be managing day-to-day operations of the Baldwin County Airport beginning next year.

Aviation Industry to Create or Redesign Up to 8,000 New Jobs
Today Weekend (Singapore) - Apr 21, 2017 01:13 PM (ET)
As Changi Airport maintains its leadership position among international air hubs globally, plans are under way to redesign it into a smart airport. Up to 8,000 new jobs will be created or redesigned to enhance productivity by about 40 per cent over the next eight years, said Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng yesterday.

Md. Congress Members Want FAA to Restore old BWI Flight Patterns
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 21, 2017 12:50 PM (ET)
Living near BWI Marshall Airport has meant a constant roar of airliners flying over homes in Anne Arundel and Howard counties for the past two years.

FedEx Sponsoring STEM Summer Program — Aboard an Aircraft Carrier
Memphis Buisness Journal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Apr 21, 2017 12:49 PM (ET)
Shelby County students can hop aboard the aircraft carrier Ambition for a free, weeklong summer program at the National Flight Academy, thanks to sponsorships by various organizations, including Memphis' largest public company.

Millennials Boost American Airlines Over Delta for Brand of the Year
Dallas Business Journal (Dallas) - Apr 21, 2017 12:48 PM (ET)
Millennials — increasingly dictating the health of America's top brands — helped American Airlines topple Delta for the Fort Worth-based carrier’s first Full Service Airline Brand of the Year designation.

City Council to Vote on $1.4M Operations Center at Airport
WSOCTV.com (Charlotte, N.C.) - Apr 21, 2017 12:47 PM (ET)
The fifth-busiest airport in the nation could soon have more resources to keep passengers safe. Charlotte city leaders will vote next week on whether to spend $1.4 million to design a joint operations center at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

'Pour It Out' launches for Earth Day to Improve Recycling
City of Austin (Austin, Texas) - Apr 21, 2017 12:43 PM (ET)
Passengers are now able to join the effort in decreasing landfill waste and aid the recycling process of beverage containers with the Austin airport’s new ‘Pour It Out’ receptacle. The program launches April 21, 2016, just in time for Earth Day. It is part of the airport’s effort to prevent bottles from going to a landfill rather than being recycled.

Moody's assigns Aa3 to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Consolidated Bonds
Moody's Investors Services, Inc. (Boston) - Apr 21, 2017 12:42 PM (ET)
Moody's Investors Service has assigned Aa3 to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Consolidated Bonds One Hundred Ninety Second, One Hundred Ninety Third, and One Hundred Ninety Fourth Series, in the planned sale amount of $2 billion total. The outlook is stable.

BTS Statistics Release: January 2017 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
US Department of Transportation (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM (ET)
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.3 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, falling for the second consecutive month.

Russia's Pulkovo Airport Sees 1Q Traffic Increase
Air Transport World - Apr 21, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport’s total traffic in the 2017 first quarter grew 25.3% to 2.9 million passengers, according to an airport statement.

Lufthansa to Receive Five A320neos in 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 21, 2017 12:38 PM (ET)
Lufthansa Group will take delivery of five Airbus A320neos instead of the 10 originally planned to be delivered this year, Lufthansa spokesperson Joerg Waber confirmed to ATW.

Former American Airlines CCO to Advise Nigerian Startup
Air Transport World - Apr 21, 2017 12:37 PM (ET)
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has appointed former American Airlines CCO Virasb Vahidi as a senior executive advisor.

Nordica to Add Two Bombardier CRJ900s
Air Transport World - Apr 21, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
Estonian national carrier Nordica is to add two Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets to its fleet. The Tallinn-based airline currently operates a fleet of six CRJ900s and two CRJ700s.

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