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Aviation News Today for April 16, 2012

April 17, 2012

.  Frontier Shifts Houston Operations Back To Bush Intercontinental
2.  United Names New Chief Financial Officer
3.  Carriers Increase Flight Schedules In April
4.  Inbound Travel Increases In January
5.  Frontier Fined For Violating DOT Consumer Rules
6.  Mary Miller Wins NATA Service Award
7.  ANTN Digicast Program Highlights
8.  Did You Know
9.  Gov. Fallin: American Airlines’ Independence Best For Oklahoma  (Tulsa (Okla.) World)
10.  Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing Close Temporarily To Assess Tornado Damages  (Wichita Eagle (Kan.))
11.  Charlotte Betting On Keeping US Airways Hub  (Winston-Salem Journal (N.C.))
12.  FAA Fails To Properly Monitor Contracting, U.S. Auditor Says  (Bloomberg)
13.  Frontier Airlines Fined For Treatment Of Disabled Passenger  (TravelPulse)
14.  FAA Plans For Domestic Use Of Drones  (Epoch Times)
15.  Lightning Strike Sends Plane Back To SFO  (San Francisco Chronicle )
16.  Boeing’s 4000th 737NG To Be delivered To China Southern  (
17.  United Will Lose Money, So Buy The Stock: Analyst  ( )
18.  Texas Senator: Don’t Mess With American Airlines  (Wall Street Journal)
19.  Frontier Airlines Layoffs Of 446 Workers Begin Sunday  (WITI-TV (Milwaukee) )
20.  Air Canada Slowly Returns To Normal After ‘Sick-in’ Cancels Flights  (Toronto Globe and Mail)
21.  Competition Gives The Airlines A Bumpy Ride  (Washington Post)
22.  Suspicious Package Causes Shutdown At Westchester Airport  (CBS News)
23.  US Airlines On-Time Arrivals Up Sharply In Feb; Cancellations Drop  (Wall Street Journal)
24.  He Wasn’t A PC guy: DFW Baggage Inspector Accused Of Stealing 8 iPads From Travelers’ Luggage  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
25.  China Airport Tarmac Protests Prompt Service Plea  (AFP)
26.  Stansted Calls For Better Links To London  (Financial Times (U.K.))
27.  Port Schedules Two Meetings On Bellingham Airport Plan  (Bellingham (Wash.) Herald)
28.  BMI Staff At Belfast City Airport In Consultation Over Job Loss Fears  (BBC)
29.  Hartsfield-Jackson Raises Flags For New Terminal  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
30.  Startup Airline Hits Turbulence At Santa Monica Airport  (Santa Monica (Calif.) Patch)
31.  Frankfurt Airport Cargo Declines 11 Percent  (Journal of Commerce)
32.  Airport Operator Aena To Auction Duty-Free Shops, Expansion Says  (Bloomberg)
33.  Porter Launches Service From Toronto To Dulles  (AP)
34.  Rezoning Plan Revives DeKalb Airport Debate  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
35.  Jet Recycling Giving Lift To Emirate Airport  (Gant Daily)
36.  AirTran Begins International Service In Denver  (USA Today)
37.  Kip Hawley: Why Airport Security Is Broken—And How To Fix It  (Wall Street Journal)
38.  Eclipse Offers Jet Rides To Prospective Buyers  (New Mexico Business Weekly)
39.  Pittsburgh Airport Traffic Down Slightly In February  (Pittsburgh Business Times)
40.  Business Travel Heads Toward Pre-Recession Levels  (Washington Business Journal)
41.  US Has Concerns That EU ETS Violates International Law  (Air Transport World)
42.  Air India Will Get $5.8 Billion; Postpones Decision On Foreign Airline Investment  (Air Transport World)
43.  EgyptAir Posts 75% Profit Decrease For 2011, Will Open New Routes In 2013  (Air Transport World)
44.  China Southern Predicts Sharp 1Q Profit Decline  (Air Transport World)
45.  Transaero Inks A380 Financing Deal  (Air Transport World)
46.  US Industry Voices Concerns About Aerospace Workforce  (Air Transport World)
47.  Implementing NextGen Technology A ‘Mindset’  (Air Transport World)
48.  Cargo Hub At Airport Will Help Agri-Business: Singh  (Times of India)
49.  More Cancellations Hit Air Canada Day After Illegal Strike  (Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator)
50.  Passenger Traffic Spikes At Aspen Airport  (Aspen (Colo.) Times)
51.  Direct Air Shutdown Renews Questions Over Airport Future  (Worcester (Mass.) Business Journal)
52.  Effort To Mothball Airport Derailed  (Worcester (Mass.) Telegram)
53.  Melbourne Airport Has A New Chinese Sister  (Ninemsn (Australia))
54.  Auckland Airport Signs MOU With Garuda Indonesia  ( (New Zealand))
55.  4 Bids Submitted To Finish Work At Airport  (AP)
56.  Ellington Airport Eyed For Space Flights  (San Antonio (Texas) Express-News)
57.  MIA’s Central Terminal Shops Battle For Turf As Airport Seeks New Tenants  (Miami Herald)
58.  Westchester County Airport Scare Stranded Hundreds  ( (N.Y.))
59.  Canberra Can’t Be Second Airport: Albanese  (AAP)
60.  TSA Tests Airport Check-In System  (USA Today)
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