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Aviation News Today for Friday, April 20, 2012

April 22, 2012
1.  US Airways Discloses Interest In American Merger
2.  Colorado Springs’ Airport Bonds Rated
3.  Southwest Posts First Quarter Income
4.  Alaska Air Group Reports First Quarter Results
5.  American To Launch New Service Between Miami And Seattle
6.  JetBlue, Emirates Ink Codeshare Deal
7.  Southwest, Amadeus Sign Contract To Support International Service
8.  Bruce Frallic To Retire From Gulfport-Biloxi Airport
9.  Airport Wants More Nonstop Flights  (Indianapolis Business Journal)
10.  Southwest’s AirTran To Keep Fees Three Years After Merger  (Bloomberg)
11.  Euro-Zone Crisis Dents Premium Air Travel In Europe-IATA  (Wall Street Journal)
12.  United Airlines CEO: No Need For O’Hare Expansion, New Airport  (Chicago Sun-Times)
13.  United Air To Beef Up Travel Perks, Offerings-CEO  (Reuters)
14.  A Greener Future For The Aviation Industry  (Manufacturing Digital)
15.  Delta’s Oil Refinery Plan Flies Against Economic Sense  (Bloomberg)
16.  Bird Collision Forces Emergency Landing At JFK  (Wall Street Journal)
17.  Air Canada Pilots To Return To The Bargaining Table  (The Toronto Star )
18.  United Pilots Launch PR Effort To Nudge Contract Talks  (Chicago Tribune)
19.  Virgin America Taps Hawaiian Airlines Exec As VP Of Airports, Guest Services  (Pacific Business News)
20.  JetBlue In Gowth Mode In South Florida  (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)
21.  CEO Sean Menke To Leave Bankrupt Pinnacle On 1 June  (
22.  American Airlines Unions Support US Airways Merger  (Wall Street Journal)
23.  United Continental CEO: Still Fixing Bugs In New Computer System  (Chicago Tribune)
24.  United Continental To Take $162 Million In Charges  (Wall Street Journal)
25.  American Parent AMR Posts $1.7 Bln 1st-Qtr Loss  (Reuters)
26.  US Airways Makes Move To Take Over American  (AP)
27.  Lawmakers Question FAA On Privacy Of Drones  (The Hill)
28.  Sen. Lieberman Praises DHS-EU Agreement On Sharing Airline Passenger Info  (The Hill)
29.  Airport Expansion Project ‘On Time And On Budget’  (Calgary Herald)
30.  Pearson Contract ‘Costly’ To Garda’s Bottom Line  (Montreal Gazette)
31.  Boeing 787 Dreamliner Set For Regular Flights To Mexico And Florida From Manchester Airport (Manchester (U.K.) Evening News)
32.  Qantas Chooses CFM Engines To Power A320neos  (Air Transport World)
33.  Bankrupt AMR Reports $1.7 Billion 1Q Net Loss  (Air Transport World)
34.  Southwest Earns 1Q Profit; Eyes 2015 International Flights From HOU  (Air Transport World)
35.  Alaska Air Group 1Q Earnings Down 45%, Sees ‘Solid’ Demand  (Air Transport World)
36.  Pinnacle COO To Replace Sean Menke As CEO June 1  (Air Transport World)
37.  China Eastern Expanding In West China  (Air Transport World)
38.  Singapore’s LCC Scoot To Launch In June  (Air Transport World)
39.  Hawaiian Flight Attendants Ratify Agreement  (Air Transport World)
40.  SMART Plans Sonoma County Airport Station  (Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat)
41.  Manston Could ‘Play A Role’ In Airport Capacity Needs  (BBC)
42.  Charleston Airport Board OKs $150 Million Terminal Redesign  (Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier)
43.  More Aussies Flying Overseas: Sydney Airport Chief  (AAP)
44.  Search For Airport Chief Starts  (Tampa Tribune)
45.  Mangalore Airport To Get New Air Control Tower, Technical Block  (Daijiworld)
46.  Airport Expansion Is Just The Ticket  (Regina (Saskatchewan) Leader-Post)
47.  Kadner: Airlines Play Monopoly At Expense Of Southland  (Southtown Star (Ill.))
48.  Airport To Award Currency Exchange Contract To Different Firm  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
49.  Access Road Project Near Airport Moving Forward  (Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune)
50.  Phoenix Council OKs Land Purchase Near Sky Harbor Airport  (Arizona Republic)
51.  Sky Harbor Airport Food-Pact Rebid Is Pressed  (Arizona Republic)
52.  FAA Knocks Airport; Won’t Bring Action  (Monroe (La.) News Star)
53.  Nigeria: Benin Airport Records Low Passengers, Aircraft Movement  (AllAfrica)
54.  Bellingham Airport Neighbors Raise Noise Complaints  (Bellingham (Wash.) Herald)
55.  Charges Dropped Against Airport Employees In Domodedovo Bombing Case  (Moscow Times)
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