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4/21/2017

A person has been arrested in the UK in connection with threats made in 2015 against flights bound for Atlanta. The threats were sent via Twitter and prompted military jets to escort the threatened planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where they were searched by bomb squads and the FBI.

4/21/2017

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Virginia's Norfolk International Airport on Thursday found a loaded gun in a man's carry-on bag. Norfolk Airport Authority Police responded.

4/21/2017

Agents from the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General on Thursday seized records from the American Flight Academy, located at Connecticut's Hartford-Brainard Airport. The FBI has been investigating the Oct. 11, 2016, crash of an American Flight Academy aircraft in East Hartford, Conn., that killed a student and burned flight instructor Arian Prevalla.

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4/21/2017

Ohio's Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is installing water bottle filling stations where travelers can get free filtered water after passing through security checkpoints with empty bottles. The first station has been installed near Checkpoint A and three more will be in place by the end of May.

4/21/2017

The City Council of Charlotte, N.C., will vote on whether to spend $1.4 million to build a joint operations center at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The center would house federal agents, as well as officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Transportation Security Administration.

4/21/2017

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday released a video explaining how its officers screen transgender people. "For your comfort and discretion, know that at any time during the screening process you may request to speak with a supervisor or request private screenings," the video says.

4/21/2017

Lawmakers from Maryland sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration to request that flight patterns at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport be returned to pre-NextGen configurations. NextGen flight patterns instituted in 2015 take planes directly over neighborhoods, increasing noise.

4/21/2017

AeroMobil's teardrop-shaped AeroMobil Flying Car, now on display at the Top Marques Monaco show, will be available for delivery beginning in 2020, said AeroMobil's Stefan Vadocz. The wings of the vehicle fold away for use on the ground and swing out for flight, and the vehicle will meet applicable air and road requirements.

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4/21/2017

The Florida Institute of Technology's College of Aeronautics, Hampton University Department of Aviation and Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology are conducting a study to better understand the 80% of runway incursions that involve general aviation pilots. "The question is, what are GA pilots doing, or not doing, that results in so many runway incursions?" asked Donna Wilt, a professor at the FIT College of Aeronautics.

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4/21/2017

A study group created by the City Council of Pittsfield, Mass., has found that the Pittsfield Municipal Airport last year brought in $25,500 after taxes and expenses. "The economic effect of the airport is perhaps larger than you think," said Thomas Sakshaug, chairman of the Airport Study Group.