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Aviation News Today for Friday, May 4, 2012

May 5, 2012
1.  New Policy Review Committee Member Named
2.  AAAE Chair Bruce Carter Names Committee Leadership
3.  Delta Posts Improved Revenue Growth In April
4.  SkyWest Records Gains In First Quarter
5.  Global Passenger Traffic Increases In March
6.  Abraham Lincoln Airport Clears Annual FAA Inspection
7.  Regional ACE Lighting Review Course Onsite Held
8.  Oakland Airport Now Hub To Allegiant  (San Francisco Business Times)
9.  US Airways Offers Elite Perks To All fliers, For A Fee  (USA Today)
10.  Aviation Industry Adding Jobs In South Florida  (Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel)
11.  Alaska Air Faces Fines  (Wall Street Journal)
12.  Plant-Based Biofuels Expand With Tech Advances  (USA Today)
13.  Floyd D. Hall, Head Of Eastern Airlines, Dies At 96  (New York Times)
14.  ATR Parents Moving Ahead With New Turboprop Plan, But No Decision Soon  (Aviation Week)
15.  Boeing Supplier’s Profit Jumps  (Wall Street Journal)
16.  United Pilots Picket Airline Headquarters  (Wall Street Journal)
17.  Air Canada Still Losing Altitude  (Toronto Star)
18.  Virgin America Signs Interline Deal With China Airlines  (TravelPulse )
19.  Frontier Airlines To Move Crew Base From Milwaukee To Chicago  (Denver Post)
20.  More Consumers Plan Summer Travel As Sentiment Improves  (Wall Street Journal)
21.  TSA Agents Making Dangerous Discoveries At Airport  (WKYT-TV (Lexington, Ky.))
22.  TSA Touts One Millionth ‘Pre-Check’ Participant  (The Hill)
23.  Unions Call On AMR Board To Support U.S. Air Merger  (Reuters)
24.  Analysis: Delta Deal Raises Ghosts That Haunt Refinery Profits  (Reuters)
25.  Australia’s Qantas Delaying A380 Deliveries  (Reuters)
26.  United Puts Final Touches On Major Boeing 737 Order: Sources  (Reuters)
27.  TIA Sees Passenger, Revenue Increase  (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
28.  Airport Could Become Major Economic Hub  (Ely (Nev.) Times)
29.  Airport Body Scanners Ruled Safe  (Press Association (U.K.))
30.  Prestwick Airport Records Big Fall In Passenger Numbers  (BBC)
31.  George Best Belfast City Airport Hopes To Replace BMI Baby  (BBC)
32.  Boeing Patent Features New Sonic Aircraft Concept Drawing  (Air Transport World)
33.  Danish Cimber Sterling Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Flights  (Air Transport World)
34.  Aer Lingus Narrows Losses In 1Q  (Air Transport World)
35.  AirAsia, Malaysia Terminate Share Swap Deal  (Air Transport World)
36.  Scoot Adds Bangkok To Schedule  (Air Transport World)
37.  SkyWest Reduces 1Q Loss  (Air Transport World)
38.  Russian Regulator Approves Transaero On Moscow-Italy Routes  (Air Transport World)
39.  Ground Vehicle Refueling System Targets Reduced Fuel Consumption And Emissions  (Air Transport World)
40.  Ryanair Slams EU Regulation Idea  (Wall Street Journal)
41.  Ndalatando Airport With Few Flights  (Angola Press)
42.  Tie-Down Fees At Slidell Airport Lowered  (St. Tammany News (Slidell, La.))
43.  Ruling Halts Salt Lake City’s Effort To Set Up New Cab Service  (Salt Lake Tribune)
44.  Spain’s Closed Don Quijote Airport Helps Explain Europe’s Economic Crisis  (McClatchy Newspapers)
45.  Airport Gets $350,000 Broom Truck  (Jamestown (N.D.) Sun)
46.  Bmibaby Pulls Out Of City Airport  (Belfast Newsletter)
47.  Dutton May Revive ONT Bill  (Contra Costa (Calif.) Times)
48.  ‘Travelers’ Take Test Flight Of New Airport Terminal  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
49.  LaHood: Progress, But No Final Deal On Planned Metro Link To Dulles International Airport  (AP)
50.  New Airport On City Council Agenda  (Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Ark.))
51.  United Says Expanding Hobby Would Cost Jobs, Hurt Economy  (Houston Chronicle)
52.  United Fights Southwest In Texas To Keep Grip On Busy Hub  (Bloomberg)
53.  Airport Considers Elevated Train Shuttle  (Montreal Gazette)
54.  Southwest Florida International Airport Fliers Have Choice Of Parking  (Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press)
55.  Disaster Drill At The Airport Draws Scores Of Responders  (Chicago Tribune)
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