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Aviation News Today for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 18, 2012
1.  Kendall-Tamiami Opens Newly Extended Runway
2.  Fitch Affirms Connecticut Airport Bond Rating
3.  AAAE/SCAAAE Accreditation/Certification Academy Held
4.  AAAE Members Encouraged To Volunteer For Committees
5.  In a Changing Market, Low Prices Vs. More Comfort  (New York Times)
6.  Delta Air Lines Tweets The Most  (USA Today)
7.  More Runway Warning Lights Will Be Added At LAX To Increase Safety  (Los Angeles Times)
8.  AA Unions To Lawmakers: Don’t Judge Consolidation Idea  (Dallas Business Journal)
9.  Council Rips Study Painting Hobby Expansion As Boon  (Houston Chronicle)
10.  Delta Refinery Purchase Could Be Imminent  (CNBC)
11.  Drone Majors Bask in Cool as U.S. Prepares To Open Skies  (Bloomberg)
12.  Ex-Im Support Of Competitors ‘Hurts,’ Says Delta CEO  (AIN Online )
13.  Boeing Says Production System Was Braced For Tornado  (Reuters)
14.  Hawaiian Airlines Launches Daily Service To Fukuoka, Japan  (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
15.  United Continental CFO Rowe Leaves For Apple; Rainey Named As Successor  (Wall Street Journal)
16.  United Airlines Pilots Want Faster Talks  (AP)
17.  U.S. Airlines Seen Posting Q1 Loss, 2012 Profit  (Reuters)
18.  AirTran Begins International Service In Denver  (USA Today)
19.  American Air Boss Speaks Softly, Carries Stick  (Reuters)
20.  Southwest Airlines: Earnings Preview  (Seeking Alpha)
21.  US Airways Hopes Wi-Fi Usage Rates Cross The Threshold To Profitability  (APEX Editor’s Blog)
22.  Former TSA Officer Pleads Guilty To Bribery  (Wall Street Journal)
23.  Speedy Pass Through Security For Some Sea-Tac Passengers  (Seattle Times)
24.  70 Degree Temps Greet Airport Snow Symposium  (Buffalo (N.Y.) Business First)
25.  Ann Arbor Airport In Final Phase Of Study  (Ann Arbor (Mich.) Chronicle)
26.  Bob Hope Airport Launches Public Input Initiative Online  (Burbank (Calif.) Leader)
27.  Virgin Atlantic Appealing IAG Takeover Of bmi  (Air Transport World)
28.  Qantas Conducts Australia’s First Biofuel Flight  (Air Transport World)
29.  Russia, France Amend Bilateral Agreement  (Air Transport World)
30.  Sichuan Accelerates International Expansion  (Air Transport World)
31.  Finnair To Outsource Maintenance Jobs, Seeks JV Partner  (Air Transport World)
32.  Volga-Dnepr Acquires Air Cargo Germany  (Air Transport World)
33.  Copa To Introduce Iquitos Services In July  (Air Transport World)
34.  Silver Airways Makes Debut At Airport  (Gainesville (Fla.) Sun)
35.  WestJet Ramps Up Summer Service Out Of Hamilton Airport  (Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator)
36.  Airport CEO Answers City Council’s Questions About Security After Gate Crashing  (CBS Philly)
37.  China Lifts Airport Tax, Adds Development Fee  (China Daily)
38.  Electric Car Charger Plan For Airports Advances In Council  (Chicago Sun-Times)
39.  Hundreds Line Up For Airport Jobs  (11 Alive (Atlanta))
40.  With Increasing Traffic, City Airport Complaints On Rise  (Times of India)
41.  Both Airlines Want A Second Customs Facility  (Houston Chronicle)
42.  City Brawls Over Opening Hobby Airport To International Flights  (KHOU (Houston))
43.  Inland Empire Airport Strategy Proposed  (Riverside (Calif.) Press Enterprise)
44.  Dundee Airport Workers Threaten To Strike  (BBC)
45.  Work At Ocean City Airport Under Way  (Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times)
46.  60 Airport Jobs In Balance As bmi To Close Belfast City Airport Base  (Belfast Telegraph)
47.  Airport Board Gives OK To Tree-Loss Deal  (Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette)
48.  Opinion: Plea For Bipartisan Approach To Airport  (Sydney Morning Herald )
49.  Simsbury Airport Reduces Tiedown Fees  (Simsbury (Conn.) News)
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