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Aviation News Today for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

April 11, 2012
1.  Senate Expected to Pass Bill with AMT Relief
2.  Number Of Worldwide Flights To Increase In March
3.  San Luis Obispo Airport Add New Parking Pay Stations
4.  Porter Increases Washington Dulles Service To Four Daily Flights
5.  AAAE Foundation Tops $3 Million In Scholarship Awards
6.  New ANTN Digicast Programming
7.  Did You Know
8.  Some Flew Frequently But Not As Far Until United Changed Course  (Houston Chronicle)
9.  Virgin America’s Portland Launch Could Lower California Airfares  (Portland Oregonian)
10.  JetBlue Spreads Their ‘Even More’ Marketing To The Size Of Their TVs  (
11.  U.S. Airlines Cut Capacity, Profit Guidance As Fuel Bites  (Wall Street Journal)
12.  Fares Expected To Soar Through Summer; Blame Jet Fuel Costs  (USA Today)
13.  Air Canada Back-To-Work Bill To Pass House Overnight  (Reuters)
14.  Are Cheap Government Loans Hurting American Based Airlines  (Fox Business)
15.  FAA Seeks Sites To Test Drones, Other Civilian Craft Sharing Airspace  (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
16.  How Uncertainty, Speculation Factor Into Gas Prices  (PBS)
17.  EU Will Back Down On Airline Carbon On ICAO Plan: SocGen  (Bloomberg)
18.  American Airlines Flight Disruption Blamed On ‘Mental Episode’  (Bloomberg)
19.  Delta 737 Rolls Off Taxiway Into Embankment At Atlanta Airport; No Passengers On Board  (MSNBC)
20.  Boeing Nears 787 GEnx And 330min ETOPS Certification  ( (U.K.))
21.  Delta Says Demand ‘Solid’  (CNBC)
22.  Direct Air Abruptly Suspends Flights Until May 15  (Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)
23.  JetBlue CEO Sees No Change In Ties With AMR  (Wall Street Journal)
24.  Delta Joins Southwest In Forecasting Cuts As Fuel Surges  (Bloomberg)
25.  AMR Risks Cash Drain As Discord Slows Union Concession Talks  (Bloomberg)
26.  US Airways Cites Lessons Of Bid For Delta As AMR Offer Weighed  (Bloomberg)
27.  Louis Armstrong Airport Rain Runoff Is Taxing Kenner’s Aging Drainage System  (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
28.  Dulles Rail Project Budget For Phase 2 Is In  (Washington Business Journal)
29.  Sanford Airport Will Try Again To Kick Out TSA  (Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel )
30.  TSA Chief Pistole Pressed To Expand Private Screeners  (Bloomberg)
31.  Airports Use Rock Stars, Rappers To Sell Their Cities  (USA Today)
32.  Machinists Union To Represent 1,624 Screeners At Toronto’s Pearson Airport  (Canadian Press)
33.  Carwyn Jones Says Cardiff Airport Owners Need To Run It ‘Properly’ Or Sell Up  (BBC)
34.  German Court Sets High Bar For Night Flights  (Reuters)
35.  Rockford Airport Seeking Partner To Pick Up Direct Air Florida Route  (Rockford (Ill.) Register Star)
36.  Lakeland Airport Manager Looking For New Carrier  (Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger)
37.  Airport Kiosks Let Laptop Users Load Up On In-Flight Entertainment  (Bellingham (Wash.) Herald)
38.  Southwest CFO Says First-Quarter Loss Likely, Cites Fuel Costs  (Air Transport World)
39.  China Ambassador Calls It ‘Reasonable’ To Avoid Airbus Aircraft Orders To Protest EU ETS  (Air Transport World)
40.  US Uptick Lends Hope For Cargo  (Air Transport World)
41.  IAG Offers Commitments To Europe For bmi Takeover  (Air Transport World)
42.  A380 Repairs To Cost Airbus €105 Million  (Air Transport World)
43.  IATA To Work More Closely With Air Cargo Industry  (Air Transport World)
44.  Iberia Strikes Called Off  (Air Transport World)
45.  AdP Alliance Named As Preferred Bidder To Operate Zagreb Airport  (Moodie Report)
46.  Volunteers Prepare Airport  (St. George (Utah) Spectrum)
47.  Luton Airport Expansion Plans Unveiled  (Independent (U.K.))
48.  Side Entrances To Ft. Lauderdale Airport To Close  (AP)
49.  Passenger, Freight Numbers Up At Springfield-Branson National Airport  (Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader)
50.  Sanford, Fla. Airport Wants To Opt Out Of TSA  (AP)
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