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Aviation News Today for December 19, 2011

April 11, 2012
1.  Senate Passes Omnibus/DHS/TSA/CBP Funding Bill
2.  Flat Or Low Traffic Growth Forecast For 2012
3.  Airlines Employ More Workers In October
4.  Holiday Travel Volume Expected To Increase Over 2010
5.  Allegiant Inaugurates Niagara Falls-St. Pete Service
6.  ANTN Digicast Training Highlights
7.  Did You Know
8.  Why Cargo Loading Is So Important For Safety  (USA Today)
9.  US Airways Adjusts Mileage Upgrade Prices and Award Booking Fees  (
10.  Holiday Season To Be A Bumpy Ride For Airlines  (CNBC)
11.  Appeals Court Rejects Airline Industry’s Challenge To Rule That Makes Labor Organizing Easier  (AP)
12.  Airline Group Applauds DOT Response To EU Emissions Trading  (TravelPulse)
13.  India Asks Its Airlines Not To Submit Carbon Tax Data To EU  (Wall Street Journal)
14.  The Battle Over Aviation Emissions  (New York Times)
15.  Qantas, Engineers Resolve Dispute  (Wall Street Journal)
16.  Flight Takes Off From PBIA After Discovery Of Suspicious Powder Prompts Inspection  (Palm Beach (Fla.) Post)
17.  New Airplane Technologies Promise Easier Landings In Bad Weather  (Chicago Tribune)
18.  An Airline Closes, And With It, An Era  (Travel Weekly)
19.  Southwest Could Shake Up Flight Options In 2012  (KWCH-TV (Wichita, Kan.))
20.  American Airlines’ Route To Bankruptcy  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
21.  Delta Announces Big LaGuardia Expansion  (AP)
22.  TSA Fires CLT Agents For Failing To Screen Bags  (Charlotte (N.C.) Observer )
23.  Euro Carbon Taxes Are Coming: How Airlines Can Stay Airborne  (
24.  New Rule Requires All Taxes And Fees Be Included In Airline Ticket Prices  (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
25.  The Unbearable Heaviness Of Business Class  (Bloomberg)
26.  Back-Seat Driver: TSA Apparently Is Moving Away From X-ray Type Body Scanners  (Sacramento Bee)
27.  Rapid City Airport Debuts New Full-Body Scanner  (Rapid City (S.D.) Journal)
28.  American CEO Says Chapter 11 To Be ‘Complex,’ Warns Of Takeover Attempts  (Air Transport World)
29.  Kotil: New Narrowbodies To Underpin Turkish Growth  (Air Transport World)
30.  Russian Government Eyes Subsidizing Regional Aircraft  (Air Transport World)
31.  Lufthansa Prepares For Difficult 2012  (Air Transport World)
32.  Malaysia Cuts Routes To Stem Losses  (Air Transport World)
33.  Cathay Pacific Displays New Premium Economy Class  (Air Transport World)
34.  787 Sets Speed, Distance Records  (Air Transport World)
35.  At Boeing’s Request, UM-Helena May Double Aviation Program  (Helena (Mont.) Independent Record)
36.  Delta Discounts Sky Club Entry  (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
37.  Airline Fleets And Hubs  (USA Today)
38.  Early Sales Strong For Rockford Airport’s Punta Cana Flights  (Rockford (Ill.) Register Star)
39.  Passenger Traffic Up At New Orleans Airport  (AP)
40.  Brazilian Fderal Gvernment Rleases Action Notice For Concession Of Guarulhos, Campinas And Brasília Airports (Isria)
41.  Commercial Airport Planned In Sonia’s Hub Before Greater Noida  (Times of India)
42.  Airport Terminal Opening  (Jamestown (N.D.) Sun)
43.  Suitor For Edinburgh Airport Emerges  (Travel Weekly (U.K.))
44.  Sky High Numbers May Help Get Funding For Airport  (Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times)
45.  Airport Authority Will Brief Bowman Field Neighbors On New FAA Rules, Possible Tree Removal  (WFPL News (Ky.))
46.  Metro Pacific Eyes Expansion Of Cebu Airport  (Manila Standard Today)
47.  Destination New York City: Delta Grows At La Guardia  (Wall Street Journal)
48.  Ontario City Leaders Dismiss LAWA Plan To Close An Airport Terminal  (Torrance (Calif.) Daily Breeze)
49.  Airport Authority Plan Doesn’t Fly  (Times Leader (Scranton (Pa.) Edition))
50.  Hong Kong Airport Traffic Maintains Solid Growth In November  (Moodie Report)
51.  Airport Authority Board President Stepping Down  (Indianapolis Business Journal)
52.  Food Options Expand At Scottsdale Airport  (Arizona Republic)
53.  Manassas Airport Continues Runway Extension, Design Work  (InsideNova (Va.))
54.  Officials Consider Customs Agent For Airport  (Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal)
55.  Myanmar Opens International Airport In New Capital  (Reuters)
56.  Airport Strike Moves Into Fourth Day  (The Local (France))
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