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Aviation News Today for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 11, 2012
















1.  FAA Initiates New Flight Procedures In Houston
2.  TSA PreCheck Begins At LaGuardia
3.  Global Airline Traffic Gains In February
4.  US Airways’ Attendants Fail To Ratify Contract
5.  Nominations Sought For Noise Mitigation Award
6.  AAAE Regional Advanced ASOS Training Scheduled
7.  ANTN Digicast Training Highlights
8.  IATA Warns Of Political Risks To Airline Sector  (Wall Street Journal)
9.  JetBlue’s Website Is Fastest Of Travel Sites, Survey Finds  (USA Today)
10.  DOT Reports 1.7 Percent Increase In U.S. Airline Passengers  (TravelPulse)
11.  Nebraska Senator Proposes Air Passenger Fairness Act of 2012  ( blog)
12.  Europe’s New Airline Rules Anger Congress  (Politico (Washington, D.C.))
13.  Tulsa Airport Flight Schedules Back To Normal  (Tulsa (Okla.) World)
14.  Virent And Virdia Produce New Fuel From Pine Sugars  (Green Building Elements)
15.  Solar-Powered Plane Preps For New Flight  (UPI)
16.  Airlines Park More Planes, Slow Capacity Growth  (MarketWatch)
17.  Airline Safety Inspections Fall Short  (Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan))
18.  Boeing To Create Research Center In Brazil  (AP)
19.  We Interrupt This Message  (Aviation Daily)
20.  US Airways March Traffic Up 4.5% As Capacity Continues To Rise  (Wall Street Journal)
21.  Southwest Shifting Some Atlanta Service Back To AirTran  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution )
22.  US Airways Pushes Merger  (Wall Street Journal)
23.  Delta’s Late March Surge Counters Airline Gloom  (Wall Street Journal)
24.  American, Eagle Cancel 460 D-FW Flights on Tornadoes, Hail  (Bloomberg)
25.  TSA Auctions Items Confiscated At Airports  (WGAL-TV (Lancaster, Pa.))
26.  TSA: Man Caught Trying To Conceal Knife Inside Jar Of Mayo At JFK Airport  (CBS New York)
27.  Chicago Police Conduct Security Drill At O’Hare  (Chicago Tribune)
28.  Allegiant Air’s New Carry-On Baggage Fee Draws Mixed Reviews At St. Petersburg Airport  (Tampa Bay Times)
29.  Airport, Civic Officials Meet With Great Lakes  (Brainerd (Minn.) Daily Dispatch)
30.  Arts Jury Reviewing Airport Submissions  (Barnstable-Hyannis (Mass.) Patch)
31.  Airport Bustling With Activity  (Fremont (Ohio) News-Messenger)
32.  State Grant Boosts Airport  (Shelbyville (Tenn.) Times-Gazette)
33.  Austin’s Airport Packed With Passengers Detoured From DFW Airport  (KVUE (Dallas/Fort Worth))
34.  Storms Damage Aircraft, Cancel Hundreds Of Flights At DFW Airport  (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
35.  Hainan Airlines 2011 Profit Drops 12.7% On Fuel Prices  (Air Transport World)
36.  Etihad Reports 1Q Revenue Jump; Plans First South American Route  (Air Transport World)
37.  UTair Grounds ATR 72-200s Following Crash  (Air Transport World)
38.  Airlines Think They Are Merchandising, But UATP Conference Speakers Beg To Differ  (Air Transport World)
39.  Russia, Belarus To Amend Bilateral Agreement  (Air Transport World)
40.  Air New Zealand To Consolidate China Services  (Air Transport World)
41.  TUI Travel Buys Boeing’s Maintenance Performance Toolbox  (Air Transport World)
42.  Hobby Expansion Adds 10,000 Jobs, Southwest Says  (Houston Chronicle)
43.  Airport Concession: Maevis Accuses FAAN Of Breaching Agreement  (Moment Nigeria)
44.  Hiking Trail For Scouts Envisioned At Airport  (Beckley (W.Va.) Register-Herald)
45.  SSP To Introduce Two Locally-Inspired Concepts To Leeds Bradford  (Moodie Report)
46.  More Wheelchairs On The Way At Rockford Airport  (Rockford (Ill.) Register Star)
47.  Pinnacle Bankruptcy Felt From Downtown Memphis To Airport  (Memphis Business Journal)
48.  Passenger Service Ahead For Ogden Airport?  (Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner)
49.  Airport Master Plan For Solano County’s Nut Tree Airport Moves Forward  (Vacaville (Calif.) Reporter)
50.  Allegiant To Charge For Carry-Ons  (Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader)
51.  Airport Officials Hopeful Success Will Lead To Second Hub  (KTIV (Iowa))
52.  Charlotte Airport Ranks 6th-Busiest In World  (WSOC-TV)
53.  New Security Scanners Unveiled At Missoula Airport  (Missoulian)
54.  In A New Age Of Air Travel, Preferring The Old  (New York Times)
55.  TSA Installs Body Scanners At Savannah Airport  (AP)
56.  Airport Plays Significant Role In Economy  (Southern Pines (N.C.) Pilot)
57.  Lacon Kicks Off Airport Expansion Project  (Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star)
58.  Airport Plan Calls For Expansion  (Kalispell (Mont.) Daily Inter Lake)
59.  San Jose Will Consider More Corporate Jets On Airport’s West Side  (San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News)
60.  A Satellite System That Could End Circling Above The Airport  (NDTV)
61.  New Flight And Expansions For Tri-Cities Airport  (KNDU (Wash.))
62.  Airport Hopes Upgrade Helps Put Bumpy Period In Past  (Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain)
63.  Ryanair Deals With France’s Carcassonne Airport Probed By EU  (Bloomberg)
64.  Lufthansa Hit As Frankfurt Night Flight Ban Upheld  (Reuters)
65.  Airport ‘Gridlock’ Warning For Easter Weekend  (Independent (U.K.))

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