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Aviation News Today for Thursday, February 16, 2012

April 11, 2012
1.  DHS’s Napolitano Defends Budget Request Before House Panels
2.  Spirit Adds O’Hare-Denver Service
3.  TSA Pre-Check Begins At Salt Lake City International
4.  DOT Fines Allegiant for Violating DOT Airline Disability, Price Advertising Rules
5.  Detroit Metro Wins Award For Cost-Saving Project
6.  Direct Air To Add Lakeland, Fla.-Gulfport, Miss., Service
7.  Brazil’s Airports Face ’Demons Of Privatization’: Dom Phillips  (Bloomberg)
8.  Newark Airport’s New Taxiways To Speed Passengers To Terminals  (Asbury Park Press)
9.  Delta Begins Installation Of Full Flat-Bed Seats On 747s  (USA Today)
10.  Allegiant Air Draws $50K Fine Over Fare Postings, Disability Complaints  (
11.  Falcone’s Plan B: Swapping Airwaves  (Wall Street Journal)
12.  EU Drafts Airline Regulations To Provide Emission Credit For Biofuels Use  (
13.  EU Climate Chief: Would See Merit In Airline CO2 Talks At U.N  (Reuters)
14.  Pilot Dies On Czech Flight, Plane Lands Safely  (Reuters)
15.  UPS Acquires Belgian Delivery Company  (Business First)
16.  How Dreamy Is The Dreamliner?  (Wall Street Journal)
17.  Boeing Sets 747-8 Intercontinental First Delivery  (Reuters)
18.  Airbus To Ramp Up Output, ‘Not Dreaming’ About Demand: CEO  (CNBC)
19.  Southwest, Other Airlines Boost Fares By $10 Per Round Trip  (USA Today)
20.  Alaska Air Group Taps Brad Tilden As New CEO  (Reuters)
21.  Higher Revenue Boosts Spirit Airlines 4Q Profit  (AP)
22.  AMR Posts Big Loss, Reshuffles Managers  (Wall Street Journal)
23.  FAA Investigates Laser Pointed At Jet  (AP)
24.  Passengers Will Fly United After Merger Milestone Next Month  (Houston Chronicle)
25.  European Debt Crisis Deemed A Big Threat To Biz Travel  (Travel Weekly)
26.  U.S. Pilot Risk-Based Screening To Expand, Airlines Say  (Bloomberg)
27.  Nigerian Underwear Bomber To Get Life Sentence  (Boston Globe)
28.  Garuda Indonesia To Acquire Up To 36 CRJ1000 NextGens  (Air Transport World)
29.  ST Aerospace And EADS EFW Team Up For Airbus A330P2F Conversion Program  (Air Transport World)
30.  GoAir Signs Firm Order For 144 PW1100G-JM Engines  (Air Transport World)
31.  Japan Airlines Orders 10 More 787s  (Air Transport World)
32.  ATR Chooses Fokker Services Asia As MRO Provider In Southeast Asia  (Air Transport World)
33.  Newly Launched ‘Boeing Edge’ Extends GoldCare To 747-400Fs  (Air Transport World)
34.  SpiceJet Invests In The Future With SR Technics  (Air Transport World)
35.  IRKUT To Lead With 180 Passenger Model  (Air Transport World)
36.  ALAFCO Orders LEAP Engines For A320neos  (Air Transport World)
37.  Lufthansa Technik Enthusiastic About The A380, Expanding Capabilities  (Air Transport World)
38.  Frankfurt Airport Runway Workers Plan To Strike Thursday  (Air Transport World)
39.  Airport Hopes To Have After-Hours Customs Service  (Kamloops (Canada) Daily News)
40.  Other Airlines Likely To Add Flights In Milwaukee  (WISN)
41.  Watsonville Inks Deal For Airport Restaurant  (Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel)
42.  Sen. Brown Balks At Delta’s Plans To End Certain Direct Air Service  (Dayton Daily News)
43.  Using Social Media To Improve Airport Security  (Washington Post)
44.  New Footpath Opens Around Extended Airport Runway  (Gloucestershire (U.K.) Echo)
45.  Dania Beach Wants To Be Added To Broward Airport Name  (Miami Herald)
46.  Melbourne Engineers Devastated By News Of Job Cuts  (ABC News (Austalia))
47.  Cuts At Frontier Mean Fewer Flights, Higher Fares  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
48.  Glasgow Airport Staff Fear For Their Futures As Thomson Airways Announce 600 Jobs To Go  (Scottish Daily Record)
49.  Melbourne Airport, MidairUSA Reach Deal On Hangars  (Floriday Today)
50.  Airport Panel Considers Manager’s Job Description  (Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch)
51.  Law May Let Springfield-Branson Airport Hire Private Screeners  (Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader)
52.  300 Jobs In Airport Extension Plan  (Business Weekly (U.K.))
53.  Brazil’s Invepar Sees Airport-Investment Returns Above 8% – Estado  (Dow Jones)
54.  Letter: Air Service Will Help Airport Thrive  (Everett (Wash.) Herald)
55.  Albanese Feels The Heat From His Heartland Over Second Airport Decision  (Sydney Morning Herald)
56.  Salina Airport Beginning To Lease Property  (Salina (Kan.) Journal)
57.  Airport Lacks In Authority  (Monroe (La.) News Star)
58.  Mumbai Airport Ranked Third For ‘Service Quality’  (Hindustan Times)
59.  Frankfurt Airport Strike To Be Expanded Into Friday  (AP)
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