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Aviation News Today for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 3, 2012
1.  TSA Launches PreCheck At Orlando International
2.  Kirby Touts Benefits Of US Airways Merger With American
3.  Spirit Posts Strong First-Quarter Profit
4.  Pennsylvania Airports Receive State, Federal Funding
5.  Fitch Affirms Massport Bond Ratings
6.  ANTN Digicast Offers Two Training Solutions
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8.  FAA Blames Near Miss On Unprepared Controller  (AP)
9.  Aspen Airport Offers Behind-The-Scenes Tours  (Aspen (Colo.) Times)
10.  Gatwick Airport Aims To Rival Heathrow After Signing Air China Deal  (Telegraph (U.K.))
11.  Massage Spas, New Oases For The Harried Flier  (New York Times)
12.  Calls To Clear Airport’s Debts  (Irish Examiner)
13.  Hawaiian Adds New Gates At Kahului Airport  (Maui Now)
14.  Hopkins Airport Credits Mild Winter For $2M In Savings  (
15.  Puerto Rico Picks Two Finalists For Airport Privatization  (Reuters)
16.  Dickinson Airport Expansion Plans  (KFYR (Bismarck, N.D.))
17.  Oakland’s Airport Becomes Hub For Low-Cost Airline  (Oakland (Calif.) Tribune)
18.  Airlines in Middle East Take Up Slack In Aviation  (New York Times)
19.  Delta Refinery Deal All About Southwest  (Seeking Alpha)
20.  Emirates Airline Boss Says Dubai Carrier May Expand In US  (AP)
21.  United’s Economy Plus Seats Not Yet Back In GDSs  (Travel Weekly)
22.  Congress On Standby Amid Airline Merger Flap  (Politico)
23.  FAA Probes How Hawaii Planes Got On Crash Course  (AP)
24.  Cohen: Balance Sheet Can’t Measure Regionals’ Full Progress  (AIN Online)
25.  Used Airbus For Sale, One Careful Owner – Ask Boeing  (Reuters)
26.  FAA Reports Progress On NextGen Implementation  (AIN Online)
27.  AMR Eliminates Five Senior Management Jobs  (Reuters )
28.  Spirit Airlines Sees Revenue Grow As Network Of Routes Expanded  ( )
29.  US Airways’ Intl. Growth And Cost Discipline Lift Outlook  (Forbes)
30.  AMR And US Airways Pilots Seek Joint Contract  (
31.  Boulder-Area Airports Seek To Improve Safety  (KUNC-FM (Greeley, Colo.))
32.  Airport’s Green Build Reaches Halfway Point  (San Diego Business Journal)
33.  Newark Airport Officials Confiscate Landmines From Woman’s Bags  (
34.  NYC Security Surge, Worry Of Body Bombs On Osama Bin Laden Anniversary  (ABC News)
35.  Charlotte Douglas International Airport Traffic Up 4%  (Charlotte Business Journal)
36.  Columbus Regional Airport Authority Gets Moody’s Upgrade  (Columbus Business First)
37.  Moody’s Changes Broward Airport Outlook To Negative  (Reuters)
38.  Delta Expects Immediate Payoffs Through Oil Refinery Acquisition  (Air Transport World)
39.  Austrian Finalizes Tyrolean Integration Decision  (Air Transport World)
40.  WestJet Commits To Q400s For New Regional Carrier; 1Q Income Up 41.6%  (Air Transport World)
41.  Personnel, IT Investments In North America Pay Off For Amadeus With Southwest Deal  (Air Transport World)
42.  American Streamlines Management, Cuts Jobs  (Air Transport World)
43.  SAS Divests Six Swedish Airports Properties  (Air Transport World)
44.  US Airways Sets Offerings At $623 Million For Aircraft Financing  (Air Transport World)
45.  Thai Smile On Track To Launch On July  (Air Transport World)
46.  Near-Misses On Take-Off For Jets At Melbourne Airport  (Sydney Morning Herald )
47.  Airport Manager Hints Regional Jets Coming  (Idaho Mountain Express)
48.  Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport On Short End Of Delta Jet Swap  (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
49.  Qatar Says To Spend $2 Bn More On New Airport  (Reuters)
50.  Riyadh Airport To Triple Capacity After Expansion  (Arab News)
51.  Dubai Sukuk To Fund Airport Expansion  (Reuters)
52.  Washington Airport To Get $1M For Runway Work  (Pittsburgh Business Times)
53.  Airport To Receive Grants For Upgrades?  (Hazelton (Pa.) Standard Speaker)
54.  Uncertainty Mounts Over London Airport Expansion Plans  (New York Times)
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