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12/14/2017

Edmonton International Airport in Alberta is using a robot that looks like a falcon and mimics the predator's behavior to scare away birds that could pose a threat to aircraft.

12/14/2017

Valerie Schmitt and Vincent Del Rosario, security officers at San Francisco International Airport, were honored Tuesday for helping a San Francisco police officer who had been stabbed and was grappling with a suspect in the airport baggage claim area. The two were off-duty at the time of the incident.

12/14/2017

HappyOrNot has released a report ranking 68 airports in 22 countries by passengers' self-reported levels of happiness. The report includes information on airport pain points and the times of day, week and year that fliers are happiest.

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12/14/2017

Transportation Security Administration officers at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport set up a display of forbidden items discovered during screening at airport checkpoints, including a hatchet, fake grenades and a railroad spike.

12/14/2017

Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina had its busiest month ever in October, serving 102,095 passengers. The previous record was set in July, when the airport exceeded 100,000 passengers for the first time.

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12/14/2017

The US and the European Union have signed two amendments to the 2011 US-EU Safety Agreement. The updated agreement expands cooperation on air traffic control modernization and provides for reciprocal acceptance of pilot licensing and flight simulator training devices.

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Air Transport World
12/14/2017

The air traffic control tower at Santa Monica Airport has played a critical role in fighting the Skirball wildfire, coordinating more than 50 fire-related flights since the fire began last week, according to the Santa Monica Airport Association.

12/14/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a handbook, "Q&As -- FBO Industry Consolidation and Pricing Practices," designed to clarify pricing and operating guidelines for fixed-base operators. FBOs working on airfields that receive federal funds are required to charge "reasonable and nondiscriminatory" prices for their services.

12/14/2017

Canada-based Bell Helicopter has reached the 5,000th delivery milestone from its facility in Mirabel, Quebec, with a delivery of its 407GXP helicopter to Shaanxi Helicopter in China. Shaanxi placed the order for 100 units of the updated Model 407 in January.

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12/14/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration honored Minnesota pilot George Maurice Sugden with its Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which is given to US pilots with 50 or more years of safe flight. Sugden soloed after just 6.4 hours of instruction in 1950, flying a 1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub.