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Aviation News Today for Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 10, 2012
1.  House Panel OKs DOT/FAA Funding Bill With $3.35 Billion For AIP
2.  United Announces Tentative Deal With Subsidiary Continental Flight Attendants
3.  Senate Commerce Committee Examines EU Emissions Trading System
4.  Stewart Airport Set for Airfield Upgrade
5.  Albuquerque Airport Expands Solar Energy System
6.  AAAE Teams With Micro Nav To Offer Airside Driver Training Simulator
7.  GLC-AAAE To Award Professional Assistance Grants
8.  The Paradies Shops Honored By SEC-AAAE
9.  Is There Such A Thing As “Airplane Headache”?  (Reuters)
10.  Are Airline Fees For Family Seating More Hype Than Reality?  (
11.  Good Times For Airlines, So Where Are The Deals?  (NPR)
12.  How Airlines Spend Your Airfare  (Wall Street Journal)
13.  LaHood Won’t Endorse Senate Ban On EU ETS Compliance  (Aviation Week)
14.  IATA: Airline Profitability Pressured By Oil Price  (MarketWatch)
15.  Airline Group Says Government Support Needed To Make Biofuels Cheaper  (AP)
16.  Airbus Got 149 Gross Aircraft Orders Through May  (Reuters)
17.  Date Of American Airlines Passenger Service Agents’ Union Election Is Set  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram )
18.  Sessions Top Aide To Work For Airlines Group  (Dallas Morning News)
19.  AIN Blog: Rockwell Collins CEO Urges New Approach To NextGen  (AIN Online)
20.  Air Canada COO To Retire, May Rraffic Dips  (Reuters)
21.  Allegiant Traffic Soars In May  (CNBC)
22.  US Airways, American And The Elephants In The Room  (
23.  Delta CEO Pushes For National Airline Policy That Lets ‘Free Market Work’  (NPR)
24.  LaHood: DOT’s Hands Are Tied On Airline Seat Fees  (USA Today)
25.  How Business Travelers Should Tip So They Get What They Want  (Phoenix Business Journal)
26.  New Concept To Bring Futuristic Capsule Seats Onto Planes  ( (U.K.) )
27.  Dozens Accused Of Smuggling Cocaine Through Puerto Rico  (USA Today)
28.  Airport Police May Prove Unprepared For Terrorism In The Terminal  (Huffington Post)
29.  TSA Administrator John Pistole Outlines Efforts To Improve Agency  (C-Span)
30.  Schulte-Strathaus Ends Term As AEA Secretary General  (Air Transport World)
31.  ALC Firms Up Order For 36 A320neos  (Air Transport World)
32.  Etihad Confirms Equity Stake In Virgin Australia  (Air Transport World)
33.  China Southern Receives Third Capital Injection For Fleet Expansion; Will Lease 18 Aircraft From ALC  (Air Transport World)
34.  Pitot Tube Warning Caused Scoot Inaugural Flight Turnaround  (Air Transport World)
35.  Austrian’s Star Alliance Terminal Opens At Vienna Airport  (Air Transport World)
36.  KLM, Flybe To Codeshare On Amsterdam Routes  (Air Transport World)
37.  Airport Moves Forward With New Terminal Plan  (Stafford County (Va.) Sun)
38.  Grant Funding To Help Local Airport Make Improvements  (WTOV (Steubenville, Ohio))
39.  Airport Plans New Domestic Terminal  (Aukland (N.Z.) Now)
40.  Airport Operator To Chair Ohio Aviation Caucus  (AOPA Pilot)
41.  Heathrow To The City In 35 Minutes? Anything IS Possible, Says Chief Of World’s Best Airport  (London Evening Standard)
42.  Assembly Puts Off Vote On Proposed Airport Land Swap  (Anchorage Daily News)
43.  Brussels Airport Joins European High-Speed Rail Network  (Global Airport Cities)
44.  Hartsfield Named Top Cargo Airport For Third Time  (GlobalAtlanta)
45.  Other Airport Hubs Have Beaten India  (Times of India)
46.  Airport Authority Bill Passes Senate  (Wilmington (N.C.) StarNews)
47.  Gary/Chicago International Airport Stages Mock Crash  (Northwest Indiana Times)
48.  Sick Pay Asked For Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Janitors  (Arizona Republic)
49.  Airport, Owners Mulling $137K Appraisal  (Logansport (Ind.) Pharos-Tribune)
50.  Jeffco’s Airport Buys Land For Safety Area  (Boulder County (Colo.) Business Report)
51.  Rival Plans For Luton Airport Expansion To Be Merged  (BBC)
52.  Norway Airport Security Strike Strands More Offshore Workers  (Bloomberg)
53.  Guernsey Airport Traffic Lights To Be Reviewed  (BBC)
54.  Local Airport Receives Grant To Grow On  (Durango (Colo.) Herald)
55.  Asheville Airport Board Approves Deal With City On Fire Stations  (Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times)
56.  Flights Delayed As Manchester Airport Runs Out Of Fuel  (Telegraph (U.K.))
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