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Aviation News Today for Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 4, 2012
1.  Bruce Carter, A.A.E., Elected AAAE Chair For 2012-2013
2.  TSA: Risk-Based Security Initiative Reaches Key Milestone
3.  Omaha Affirms Omaha Airport Bond Rating
4.  FAA Proposes Penalties Against Alaska Air, Horizon
5.  Air India Fined for Violation of New Airline Consumer Rules
6.  S&P Affirms Broward County Airport Bonds
7.  SSP America Awarded San Diego Airport F&B Contract
8.  When Flying 720 Miles Takes 12 Hours  (New York Times)
9.  Spirit Airlines Raising Carry-On Bag Fee To $100  (AP)
10.  Denver International Airport, United Airlines Reach Agreement On Debt  (Denver Post)
11.  Rethinking The Lowly Boarding Pass  (Wall Street Journal)
12.  Bolen: EU-ETS ‘Wrong-headed’ Approach  (AIN Online)
13.  Aviation program’s Closure Is Bad Timing For Airline Industry  (Minnesota Public Radio)
14.  Boeing Testing Modal Suppression For 747-8I Stabilizer  (
15.  FAA Issues Warning To Passenger Who Filmed Bird Strike  (CNN)
16.  Boeing Gives New 737 Unique Wingtips  (Wall Street Journal)
17.  Utah’s SkyWest Reports Improved First-Quarter Results  (Salt Lake Tribune)
18.  Vision Airlines’ ‘Vision’ For Florida Dims  (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
19.  Alaska Airlines Traffic Keeps Rising, Horizon Keeps Falling  (Puget Sound Business Journal)
20.  US Airways Says April Unit Revenue Rose 9 Percent  (Reuters)
21.  Delta Air Traffic Up For Third Straight Month In April  (Wall Street Journal)
22.  The ‘Fixer’ At Southwest Airlines  (CNBC)
23.  US Airways Makes Push For Potential Merger  (Wall Street Journal)
24.  Hotels Close To The Runway, But Far From Stress  (New York Times)
25.  International Air Passengers Up In March  (Reuters)
26.  Trapped In The Middle Seat  (New York Times)
27.  The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Homeland Security Department  (Washington Post)
28.  V.I.P. Treatment Eases The Way Through Security  (New York Times)
29.  Moscow Airport Merger Envisioned On Paper  (Moscow Times)
30.  East Midlands Airport Supports Flybe Expansion Plans  (AboutMyArea (U.K.))
31.  Spirit Airlines Starts Denver Service As Furor Arises Over Fees  (Denver Post)
32.  Mississippi Airports Awarded Grants  (AP)
33.  May To Ease Airport Passsport Controls  (Telegraph (U.K.))
34.  Lufthansa 747-8I Flies To Frankfurt  (Air Transport World)
35.  P&W Begins MRJ GTF Flight Tests  (Air Transport World)
36.  New Winglet Technology Likely Last Major 737 MAX Design Change  (Air Transport World)
37.  Indra Buys Park Air Systems Norway For €42 Million  (Air Transport World)
38.  Etihad Acquires Nearly 3% Stake In Aer Lingus  (Air Transport World)
39.  Beijing Cuts Domestic Fuel Prices By 1.6%  (Air Transport World)
40.  Jetstar Japan Takes Delivery Of First A320  (Air Transport World)
41.  Romania’s Aerostar Doubles MRO Capacity  (Air Transport World)
42.  City Tables Airport Resolution  (Colorado County (Texas) Citizen)
43.  A $100 Baggage Fee? Spirit Airlines To Hike Costs For Carry-Ons This Fall  (Detroit Free Press)
44.  $7.7m Airport Tender Awarded  (Port Lincoln (Australia) Times)
45.  Some Wi-Fi Now Free At MIA  (Miami Herald)
46.  Vision Airlines Pulls Out Of Lauderdale, Miami Airports  (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
47.  Cannes Airport Tackles Noise Complaints  (Aviation International News)
48.  EasyJet Makes Case For Luton Airport Improvements  (Travel Weekly (U.K.))
49.  Airport Fee Relief For Early Birds  (Calcutta (India) Telegraph)
50.  Houston Partnership Supports Southwest Airlines’ Plan  (Houston Chronicle)
51.  Stanbic Bank Ghana Concludes $31.2m Loan To Finance Airport Commercial Office  (Ghana Business News)
52.  Judge Asked To Halt Vote On Sky Harbor Airport Food Deal  (Arizona Republic)
53.  Work Begins At Rail Cargo Site  (Charlotte Observer)
54.  JetAway Aviation Seeks On-Airport FBO  (Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press)
55.  Cape Air Numbers Continue To Climb From 2011  (Quincy (Ill.) Journal)
56.  Restaurant Opening At Airport  (Cumberland (Md.) Times-News)
57.  Airport’s Expansion Needs Get More Pressing  (Minot (N.D.) Daily News)
58.  Airport’s Maintenance Provider Leaves  (Cookeville (Tenn.) Herald-Citizen)
59.  Airport Drill Offers Practice For Emergencies  (Canton (Ohio) Repository)
60.  Skydive City Manager Opposes Airport Fence  (Tampa Tribune)
61.  Airport Drops Tralee Court Action  (ABC News (Australia))
62.  Denver International Airport, United Airlines Reach Deal On Debt  (Denver Post)
63.  Airport To Get Goverment Funds  (Towanda (Pa.) Daily Review)
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