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Aviation News Today for Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 25, 2012
1.  LaHood Announces Members Of Aviation Consumer Protection Committee
2.  NTSB Names New Head Of Office Of Aviation Safety
3.  Moody’s Downgrades Las Vegas McCarran Ratings
4.  DOT Fines Virgin America For Disability Complaint Infractions
5.  Safety Board Urges Display Of Lightning Data
6.  New York State Most Visited By Overseas Travelers
7.  United Announces Agreements With IAM
8.  Finally, Something Free From Airlines: Internet Service  (
9.  Passenger Traffic Dips At Some Local Airports In First Quarter  (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
10.  DOT Investigates Delta Fare Discrepancies  ( )
11.  Airlines Stand To Reap Fuel-Cost Windfall  (MarketWatch )
12.  Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative Formed  (
13.  China Continues Opposition To EU Emissions Plan  ( (China))
14.  Delta Flight Diverted Due To Engine Trouble  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
15.  Republic Airways CEO Talks Bombardier Jet Plans  (AP)
16.  Testimony Ends In American Airlines’ Efforts To Throw Out Its Labor Contracts  (Dallas Morning News)
17.  Southwest, United Clash Over Airport Use  (Wall Street Journal)
18.  Delta Airlines Closing SeaTac Call Center  (Seattle Times)
19.  American Eagle May Still Be Spun Off, CEO Says  (AP)
20.  A380 Cracks Fixes To Start Early Next Year  (Air Transport World)
21.  Boeing S.C.’s First 787 Completes Test Flight  (Air Transport World)
22.  A330 Production Increase Hinges On ETS Solution  (Air Transport World)
23.  Russia To Ratify Montreal Convention In 2012  (Air Transport World)
24.  American Eagle CEO: Divestiture Likely After AMR Ch. 11 Process Concludes  (Air Transport World)
25.  Flybe Nordic To Take On Finnair Services  (Air Transport World)
26.  EU To China: ‘We Don’t Want A Trade War’  (Air Transport World)
27.  ADP Buys Major Stake In Turkey’s TAV Airport Operations  (Air Transport World)
28.  Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. Confident About Revised MRJ Program Schedule  (Air Transport World)
29.  Lufthansa A330 MUC-IAD Service Features All-New Onboard Products  (Air Transport World)
30.  Russia Opens Vladivostok To Korean Carriers  (Air Transport World)
31.  First Four Months Show Growth At Lynchburg Airport  (WSLS (Roanoke, Va.))
32.  Attempting A Comeback, Clear Returns To San Francisco  (USA Today)
33.  France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport To Conduct NFC Field Trials For BlackBerry Smartphones  (Engadget)
34.  Budapest Airport Sees $50 Million Loss In 2012, MTI Reports  (Bloomberg)
35.  Bangor, Maine: The Place Where Diverted Flights Go  (MSNMoney)
36.  10 Ways To Speed Through Airport Security This Summer  (SmarterTravel)
37.  Airport Debuts New Security Checkpoint Technology  (Greenwich (NY) Time)
38.  Airport Security: ‘Are You Wearing A Sanitary Napkin?’  (Brisbane Times (AU))
39.  Airport Closes; Giant Tag Sale Planned  (ABC News)
40.  Charlotte Airport Boss: Why Would Houston Airports Battle Each Other?  (
41.  SpaceX Dragon Capsule Breezes Through Station Flyby Tests  (CNET)
42.  Newark Airport Security Firm Booted By Port Authority  ( )
43.  The Future Of Travel: Interlocking Circles And Interoperability  (Travel Weekly)
44.  TSA, Under Fire, Wants To Upgrade Its Service  (Wall Street Journal)
45.  Airport Security: Intrusive And Leaky  (New York Post)
46.  County Can’t Just Say ‘No’ To Aspen Airport Changes  (Aspen (Colo.) Times)
47.  Work On Airport Metro Station To Begin Soon  (The Hindu)
48.  Borghetti Urges Better Use Of Sydney Airport  (Sydney Morning Herald )
49.  Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Named 2012 Airport Of The Year  (Sun Tan Valley (Ariz.) Today)
50.  Airport Eatery Deal Falls Through  (Johnstown (Pa.) Tribune-Democrat)
51.  Dubuque Regional Airport Facing $40M Expansion  (KWWL (Iowa))
52.  Denver Council Advances Airport Lease Amendments To Cut Smoking Lounges  (Denver Post)
53.  Plans To Triple Luton Airport Passengers  (Luton (U.K.) Today)
54.  Airport Debuts New Security Checkpoint Technology  (Stamford (Conn.) Advocate)
55.  Tulsa Airport’s West Concourse Renovations Complete With New Amenities  (Tulsa World)
56.  DODT Chief Asks For Controllers To Be Kept At Alexandria International Airport  (Alexandria (La.) Town Talk)
57.  Murfreesboro Airport manager to make case for runway extension  (Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Daily News Journal)
58.  Airport Workers Demand Probe Of ‘Substandard’ Conditions  (Boston Herald)
59.  Southwest To Pay $100 Million To Expand Houston Airport  (Reuters)
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