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10/17/2019

JetBlue and Norwegian Air are forming a partnership that will allow passengers to book flights on each other's aircraft starting in mid-2020. The deal will let passengers combine low fares in a single booking for flights between the US and Europe.

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10/17/2019

Dona Ana County International Jetport in Santa Teresa, N.M., will begin a $9 million runway reconstruction project with funding from the Federal Aviation Administration and the state. Replacement of the 9,550-foot runway will expand the jetport's capabilities to land cargo planes.

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KIAH-TV (Houston)
10/17/2019

Texas' McAllen International Airport has received two grants totaling $16.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for storm water management system improvements. The project will convert the existing exposed drainage detention facilities and irrigation system to an underground system.

10/17/2019

A New England flight training business known for nurturing students in a professional environment and a Tar Heel flight instructor who was recognized for his patience and motivation were honored as the top winners of AOPA's 2019 Flight Training Experience Awards.

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AOPA Online
10/17/2019

A Federal Aviation Administration-certified Redbird TD2 flight simulator is inspiring interest in aviation careers for middle- and high-school students at the Housing Authority of Bowling Green's EnVision Center in Kentucky, a US Housing and Urban Development initiative that cultivates educational and leadership opportunities for people living in public housing developments. Denise Cleveland-Leggett, a HUD administrator, calls the device a "life-changer" that can "catapult these children into a different life."

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10/17/2019

The Virginia Department of Aviation's latest commercial features 16-year-old Pilot Reid Buchanan of Glade Spring, who has been taking flying lessons for a year, as a new young face of aviation in spots airing on TV throughout the state, and on Facebook and Instagram. "There's no other experience like it, and I find it amazing that you can pursue it as a career," Buchanan says in the ad, which is intended to draw more young people to the industry.

10/17/2019

AOPA Pilot Information Center Medical Certification Director Gary Crump was elected a Fellow by the Civil Aviation Medical Association, a group that began in 1948 and is known as the "voice for civil aviation medicine."

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10/17/2019

The Transportation Security Administration handled an estimated 42,200 travelers through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport yesterday, up from the average of 36,800. The increased traffic is due to the Minnesota Educator Academy teacher meetings which give students time off.

10/17/2019

Author and frequent traveler Geoffrey Morrison compared four options for speeding through security processes at airports. These include TSA Precheck, Global Entry, Clear and Mobile Passport.

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TSA Precheck
10/17/2019

The Houston Airport System is joining the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection's Blue Lightning anti-human trafficking campaign. Employees will be trained on sighting and reporting possible traffickers and victims.

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KHOU-TV (Houston)