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1/18/2018

Transportation Security Administration officers at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport found four guns concealed in a Ghana-bound traveler's checked luggage. The officers contacted US Customs and Border Protection and the Homeland Security Investigations Unit of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and the traveler was arrested.

1/18/2018

Snow crews at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport execute a precise snow removal plan for clearing runways between airplane landings and departures. Care must be taken to avoid damage to runway surfaces, so plows feature plastic and rubber blades and salt is forbidden, because it corrodes aircraft parts.

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WXIA-TV (Atlanta)
1/18/2018

FedEx CEO Fed Smith says the new tax law will allow businesses to invest more with less risk, stimulating growth. Smith said his company will see $1.5 billion in higher earnings thanks to the law.

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Fox Business
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1/18/2018

UPS Capital announced that it will expand its UPS Capital Cargo Finance solution, which allows small and medium businesses with credit lines to finance goods as they are shipped. Customers can now borrow 100% of the value of suppliers' invoices and repayment terms have been extended from 75 days to 90 days.

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Pymnts
1/18/2018

Average fares have fallen from some of the highest in the nation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the 21st lowest among the top 100 airports, with an average fare of $300.65, the airport's lowest recorded since statistics have been gathered. Leisure and business travelers are choosing to fly more frequently from the airport rather than driving to other airports as the trend in lower fares continues across the nation.

1/18/2018

Alaska Airlines is unveiling its new uniform collection today to 2,000 of its employees. Arriving at the new look was a multiyear project focused on bringing the Virgin America and Alaska Airlines brands together.

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USA Today
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1/18/2018

CiES founder Scott Philiben adapted highly accurate electronic fuel gauges he created for helicopters for use in general aviation aircraft. "These devices are far more accurate and [they] provide real-time fuel levels. It actually exceeds what a system does in a commercial application, and at a reasonably cost-effective price," he said.

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AOPA Online
1/18/2018

A two-hour documentary scheduled to air on PBS' "NOVA" on Jan. 31 explores the round-the world flight of Solar Impulse 2, which set a record for the longest flight in history without fuel. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg flew alternating legs in the cramped cockpit.

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AOPA Online
1/18/2018

A weather expert AOPA credits for "tireless education efforts" and advocacy for continued research has won an education and outreach award from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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AOPA Online
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1/18/2018

Alex Reed celebrated his 16th birthday by taking his first solo flight. "He was ready to fly long before we got to his birthday," said his instructor, Dave Hall, director of operations at Energy Aviation in Montoursville, Pa.