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5/21/2018

Fairmont Muncipal-Frankman Field Airport in West Virginia hosted a Young Eagles event that gave youths ages 8 to 17 the opportunity to enjoy free airplane rides. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association flew their own planes for the event.

5/21/2018

Appleton International Airport in Wisconsin is scheduled to unveil a new lounge and restaurant today that are part of a larger $6.8 million renovation. The renovation will include updates to the ticket counters, baggage claim, gift shop and passenger screening areas.

5/21/2018

More than 100 people died when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed while attempting to take off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. Three passengers survived and are in critical condition.

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5/21/2018

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana has resumed normal operations after a fuel truck flipped over on a general aviation ramp on Thursday.

5/21/2018

The Transportation Security Administration is adding explosives-sniffing K-9s to its passenger-screening team at Oakland International Airport in California. The dogs will be deployed throughout the airport to sniff passersby for explosive materials.

5/21/2018

Spartanburg Memorial Airport in South Carolina will close its runway from June 18 to Aug. 23 for a revamp that will include extending the runway to 6,000 feet. A grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is paying for the runway project.

5/21/2018

Madisonville Regional Airport in Kentucky will add a new hangar and relocate a taxiway and lights in an effort to improve safety. "By moving a part of the taxiway, the crew would have to make a turn, which in theory would put them more on their toes, make them look outside the airplane more, and improve that safety area," said airport manager Rick Bivins.

5/18/2018

The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the busy summer travel season with higher levels of staffing, officials told lawmakers at a hearing with the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation. "The question that's still on the table is: How do we get those Precheck numbers up?" A4A's Sharon Pinkerton asked.

5/18/2018

The Transportation Security Administration will reimburse Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers $4.06 million for explosives detection systems which were installed in September 2005.

5/18/2018

Fulcrum BioEnergy, which counts United Airlines as an investor, broke ground on Wednesday in Reno, Nev., on a plant that will convert household trash into low-carbon jet fuel. The manufacturing facility is expected to come online in 2020.