Police investigate suspicious vehicle at Va. airport | Deputy accused of leaking Fla. airport shooting video | American Airlines investing in workers, facilities at N.C. airport
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August 18, 2017
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New TSA administrator visits Boston airport
New TSA administrator visits Boston airport
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David Pekoske, the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, visited Boston's Logan International Airport on Thursday to introduce himself. "I find that the folks in TSA are very mission-focused," he said.
WCVB-TV (Boston) (8/17) 
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Security Update
Police investigate suspicious vehicle at Va. airport
Police have cleared a suspicious vehicle at Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport, and closed areas outside and within the airport are being reopened. Officials rerouted traffic after explosives-sniffing dogs alerted them to a parked vehicle.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (8/17) 
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Deputy accused of leaking Fla. airport shooting video
Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Dingman is accused of leaking video of the deadly Jan. 6 shooting at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with suspicion of tampering or fabricating physical evidence; unlawful use of a two-way communication device; violation of public records law and criminal use of a public record or public records information.
Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (8/16) 
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Airport Ops Spotlight
American Airlines investing in workers, facilities at N.C. airport
Dec Lee, the new American Airlines hub leader at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport, says the carrier is looking to invest in its employees and the airport. The airline has increased workers' pay, upgraded break rooms and added ice machines for tarmac workers.
The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (tiered subscription model) (8/17) 
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Airline News Spotlight
JetBlue, Azul enter codeshare agreement
JetBlue, Azul enter codeshare agreement
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JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines have announced a new codeshare agreement for flights originating at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport.
Frequent Business Traveler (8/15) 
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Major US airlines report $9.2B in profits for first half of 2017
Airlines for America reports that nine major US airlines collectively reported $9.2 billion in first-half profits, down from $12 billion reported in the first half of 2016. A4A said a 9.1% increase in expenses, including greater fuel and labor costs, contributed to the decrease.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Chicago (8/16) 
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Policy & Regulatory
FAA changes night landing rules at San Francisco airport
The Federal Aviation Administration has updated night landing rules for San Francisco International Airport and will "no longer issue visual approaches to air crews approaching SFO at night when an adjacent parallel runway is closed," said the FAA's Ian Gregor.
KPIX-TV (San Francisco) (8/17) 
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Take the Arts in the Airport Survey
Help us gauge the trends in airport arts programs by completing the Arts in the Airport Survey. Complete the survey by Sept. 30, 2017, and get a free copy of the results in mid-October.
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