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9/17/2018

Air Canada has opened its 23rd Maple Leaf Lounge, at Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatchewan. The lounge features Canadian-made furniture and artwork by local artists. Andrew Yiu, the airline's vice president for product, said that the lounge was designed "to enhance the overall travel experience for our premium customers."

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9/17/2018

JetBlue Airways, the largest airline in Puerto Rico, has unveiled an Airbus A320 in special "Bluericua" livery, designed to highlight the carrier's special relationship with the island. The livery features Puerto Rico's historic buildings and colorful kites floating on a light-blue background.

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9/17/2018

The Federal Aviation Administration warned drone enthusiasts to stay away from rescue operations in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, or face fines of thousands of dollars. Manned aircraft including planes and helicopters saw heavy use as rescuers monitored conditions on the ground and took residents from flooded areas.

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AOPA Online
9/17/2018

New Mexico lived up to its nickname, "The land of enchantment," as 4,307 pilots, aircraft owners and enthusiasts were enchanted by an array of aviation activities during the second of AOPA's four 2018 Regional Fly-Ins, held in Santa Fe on Sept. 14 and 15.

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9/17/2018

Montana's Laurel Municipal Airport officially opened its new crosswind runway on Saturday with a plane carrying longtime supporter Dr. John "Doc" Smith making the first flight. Smith was instrumental in making the runway happen and served 50 years on the airport board, including 48 as chairman.

9/17/2018

As Opinion Leaders blogger Garrett Fisher progresses on a plan to photograph 82 Alpine peaks, he is adjusting to flying under another set of rules in Switzerland.

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AOPA Online
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9/17/2018

Cirrus Aircraft regional sales director Gary Black, a former test pilot for the manufacturer, talks about general aviation's best-selling aircraft. Plus, stick around for the latest headlines.

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9/17/2018

Flights were halted in and out of Arizona's Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Sunday morning while police investigated a suspicious rental car at Terminal 4. About 30 flights were canceled, and the airport was fully reopened by 11:15 a.m. local time.

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USA Today
9/17/2018

New Jersey officials are seeking an extension for compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's Real ID program. The program requires updates to state driver's licenses, and license-holders from noncompliant states may have to show alternate ID at airports after Oct. 10.

9/17/2018

Facial-scanning technology can be used to expedite boarding and entry for international travelers, and has already detected two travelers using false identification. Privacy advocates are concerned about how data collected with facial scans are used and stored.