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Aviation News Today for April 12, 2012

April 13, 2012

.  Moody’s Upgrades Columbus Airport Bonds
2.  American Eagle Airlines Expands its Ground Handling Operations
3.  ADP Consortium Inks Deal For Zagreb Airport Construction, Management
4.  Allegiant To Institute New Honolulu Service
5.  Chicago Executive Airport Honored For Reporting
6.  AAAE’s Annual Conference To Offer Five Educational Tracks
7.  Did You Know
8.  All-You-Can-Fly Airline Starts Up  (USA Today)
9.  Airline Travelers Choose Alternative Rewards: Space Travel, Anyone?  (CNBC)
10.  New NerdWallet Tool Searches, Compares Fees Among U.S. Airlines  (Los Angeles Times)
11.  Virgin America Teams With Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller For New In-Flight Channel  (
12.  A Primer on Domestic Drones: Legal, Policy, And Privacy Implications  (Forbes)
13.  US Export-Import Bank Chief Says Charter Must Be Renewed  (Reuters)
14.  Signs Europe Bending on Airline Carbon Fee  (New York Times)
15.  Delta Said to Seek 10% Fuel Savings With ConocoPhillips Refinery  (Bloomberg)
16.  Pinnacle Pilots Protest Pay Errors At airline’s Memphis Headquarters  (Memphis Commerical Appeal)
17.  Boeing: Workers Respond To Relocation Offers  (Wichita Eagle (Kan.))
18.  Pilots Union Assails AMR Exec’s ‘Publicity Stunt’  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) )
19.  American Airlines Seeks To Reject Leases On Seven Aircraft  (Dallas Morning News)
20.  Delta Begins LaGuardia Renovation/Expansion  (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
21.  JetBlue Traffic Up 12% In March  (Wall Street Journal)
22.  Southwest Adding Larger Planes To Its Fleet  (Washington Post)
23.  US Airways Labor Pacts Could Hinder AMR Merger Effort  (
24.  Lawmaker Who Fought TSA To Seek US House Seat  (AP)
25.  Wireless Comms Becoming Standard On Aircraft  (Aviation Week)
26.  Seat-Review Sites Put Airline Passengers In Prime Position  (CNN)
27.  The Other European Crisis  (Wall Street Journal)
28.  TSA Clarifies Why Tablet Computers Aren’t Screened Like Laptops  (Government Security News)
29.  Snow Globes Out, Small Scissors In: Current Airport Screening Rules  (ABC News)
30.  Airport Terminal Plans In Works, Details Unclear  (Lafayette (La.) Advertiser)
31.  California Airport Loses AA Flights After Deal Falls Apart  (USA Today)
32.  Plan To Improve NYC Airports Starts With Bathrooms  (CBC News)
33.  Bruce Tarr To Seek Commission To Study Worcester Airport Alternatives  (State House News Service (Mass.))
34.  Southwest Adding Larger Planes To Its Fleet  (Washington Post)
35.  Ryanair Deepens Cuts At Edinburgh As BAA Seeks To Complete Sale  (Bloomberg)
36.  Hyderabad Airport Aiming To Become A Cargo Hub  (New York Daily News)
37.  Boeing Bears Down On 737 Fuel-Savings Target  (Reuters)
38.  L-3 Buys Thales’ Civil Simulation Business  (Air Transport World)
39.  Boeing Makes Design Changes To 737 MAX  (Air Transport World)
40.  Garuda Places Firm Order For More A330-300s  (Air Transport World)
41.  EVA Air Eyes 787-10/777X Aircraft  (Air Transport World)
42.  Flights Rerouted To Avoid North Korea Missile Launch  (Air Transport World)
43.  Russia, Belarus Agree On Frequencies  (Air Transport World)
44.  Malaysia Airlines Shifts Stance On A380 Child-Free Zones  (Air Transport World)
45.  Silver Airways Takes Delivery Of Fourth Saab 340Bplus  (Air Transport World)
46.  Yanukovych, Platini Open New Terminal At Lviv Airport  (Interfax-Ukraine News Agency )
47.  Airport Starts Tests With New Terminals Ready To Go  (Times of India)
48.  Group Weighs Airport Options  (Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate)
49.  Airport Getting 8 New Hangars  (Foster’s Daily Democrat)
50.  Airport Preparing To Offer Engine-Less Flights Again  (Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post)
51.  Dreaming Of The Stylish Airport Lounge  (Wall Street Journal)
52.  Shreveport Council Probes Firm Linked To Monroe Airport Bonds  (Monroe (La.) News Star)
53.  Thailand’s Phuket International Airport Reopens After Warning Lifted  (Reuters)
54.  Airport Hears Public Input On Long-Range Ideas  (Tampa Tribune)
55.  Airport Marketing Campaign Extended  (Parkersburg (W.Va.) News and Sentinel)
56.  Massport Aviation Head: Airport Is Strategic Asset  (Worcester (Mass.) Telegram)
57.  Why New Airport Polarises Debate  (Sydney Morning Herald )
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