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8/23/2017

A SkyWest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Chicago had to land in St. Louis following a bout of severe turbulence. Three injuries were reported on the flight, which landed without further incident.

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8/23/2017

Starting next year, WOW air will offer low-cost flights from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Europe four days a week. One-way ticket prices start at $99.

8/23/2017

Los Angeles International Airport's four runways are now fully operational after more than two years of mandatory improvements. The Runway Safety Area Project, required by Congress, led to the improvements and safeguards added to the runways.

8/23/2017

Des Moines International Airport in Iowa plans to add five new restaurants by December. The airport is trying to give passengers a better overall eating experience, according to operations manager Larry Shyman.

8/23/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration could shut down in the fall if Congress cannot approve a reauthorization bill, or if there is a broader government shutdown. All nonessential employees would be sent home pending a new budget, leaving many FAA and Department of Transportation projects on hold, Aaron Karp writes.

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Air Transport World
8/23/2017

The FAA today announced $282.6 million in grant funds that will be awarded to 67 airports across the US for infrastructure projects. "This is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities," said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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eTurboNews
8/23/2017

Bye Aerospace's Sun Flyer is an all-electric, two-seater trainer aircraft. Company owner George Bye believes electric aircraft are the future of GA and even short commercial flights.

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IEEE Spectrum online
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8/23/2017

Birnie Air Services based at Sandown Airport on England's Isle of Wight recently hosted a group of young 1st Ryde Guides and Ryde Rangers for a flight aboard a Cessna 175.

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OnTheWight (UK)
8/23/2017

Connor Shields, 22, is the youngest Boeing 777 officer in the world, and he credits his aviation career to an introductory flight aboard a Piper Cherokee when he was 13. The Southern Air cargo pilot started his commercial flying career flying a Beech 99 freighter with Ameriflight.

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Air & Space
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8/22/2017

JetBlue Airways announced it will introduce three new daily flights from Atlanta, beginning March 8, 2018. The airline will fly once a day to Orlando, Fla., and twice a day to New York's JFK airport and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "We are excited to bring our award-winning service and low fares to even more markets from Atlanta," said JetBlue executive Marty St. George.

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