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Aviation News Today for Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 3, 2012

1.  TSA, AFGE Reach Deal On Labor Contract
2.  S&P Affirms Southwest Florida Airport’s Bond Rating
3.  Southwest To Add Washington National-St. Louis Service
4.  ACRP Seeks Panel Nominations For 2013 Projects
5.  Abu Dhabi Records Strong Gains In First Half
6.  Naples, Fla., Airport Named GA Airport Of The Year
7.  AAAE Committees To Meet During NAC
8.  ANTN Digicast Offers Pay-Per-View Option

9.  GDOT Finishes Review Of Airport’s ‘Disadvantaged’ Businesses, Finds No Wrongdoing  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
10.  Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport Set For Makeover  (Wall Street Journal)
11.  Lufthansa Curbs Growth Again As Big Fuel Bill Looms  (Reuters)
12.  Crimes By Airport Screeners Aren’t Tolerated, TSA Says  (Bloomberg)
13.  US Airlines Likely To See Slowing Demand – Dahlman Rose  (Reuters)
14.  Republic Airways Sees Frontier Separation In 2013  (Wall Street Journal)
15.  American Airlines’ Narrow-Body Jets Hope To Keep You Entertained  (Los Angeles Times)
16.  US Airways Will Meet With Its Pilots On Merger Contract  (The Street)
17.  AMR’s CEO Says He Has Considered A Merger For Years  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
18.  Delta Revises Columbia Airport Schedule To Meet Consumer Demand  (Missourian)
19.  HMB Airport Use Updates On The Ground  (Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Review)
20.  Airport Screeners Agree On First-Ever Labor Contract With Gov’t  (AP)
21.  Airport Car Rentals Get Exotic  (Austin Business Journal)
22.  City Receives $3.5M Grant For Airport Runway Overhaul  (Dyersburg (Tenn.) State Gazette)
23.  Commission OKs $5 Million For Airport Renovations  (Dayton (Ohio) Daily News)
24.  IDOT: Despite Report, Peotone Airport Isn’t A Done Deal Yet  (CBS News)
25.  Will County Says It Is Pushing Forward On Airport  (Joliet (Ill.) Herald-News)
26.  Humberside Airport Sold By Manchester Airports Group  (BBC)
27.  Miami International Airport Passenger, Cargo Traffic Rise  (South Florida Business Journal)
28.  Two Planes Taking Off From National Put On Collision Course With Plane Trying To Land  (Washington Post)
29.  SpiceJet Back In Black With 1Q $10.2 Million Profit  (Air Transport World)
30.  Vueling Doubles Q2 Net Profit To €7.7 Million  (Air Transport World)
31.  Republic Airways Holdings Reports $20 Million 2Q Profit  (Air Transport World)
32.  WestJet 2Q Profit Rises 66%; LCC To Add Premium Economy Seats  (Air Transport World)
33.  Irkut Elects Oleg Demchenko As New President  (Air Transport World)
34.  Jazeera 1H Profit Up Nearly 22%  (Air Transport World)
35.  Uruguay Government Aids Stranded Pluna Passengers  (Air Transport World)
36.  Gogo To Triple United’s Onboard Connectivity Speed  (Air Transport World)
37.  Project Aims To Improve Safety At Prescott Airport  (Prescott (Ariz.) Daily Courier)
38.  Dunkirk Airport Receives Expansion Funding  (Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal)
39.  Jet Engine Company Completes First Tests At Immokalee Airport  (Naples (Fla.) Daily News)
40.  Soekarno-Hatta Airport Launches Expansion Work, Targets Threefold Increase In Capacity  (Jakarta Globe)
41.  Council Endorses High-Flying Plan To Expand Norman Rogers Airport  (Frontenac Gazette (Kingston, Ontario))
42.  Lubbock Airport On Track For Lowest Passenger Count In Five Years  (Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal)
43.  Southampton Airport Chewing Gum Recycling ‘World First’  (BBC)
44.  Grant Application Okayed For SS Airport Master Plan  (Reno Gazette-Journal)
45.  Chicago O’Hare International Airport To Sell $1.2 Billion Revenue  (Reuters)
46.  Alamogordo Airport Nixes Tax On Hangar Rentals  (Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News)
47.  Turkey To Invite Tenders For New Istanbul Airport  (Reuters)
48.  Wichita Airport To Expand Security Checkpoints  (AP)
49.  Misconduct Of Airport Screeners Probed As Other Issues Lurk  (Washington Post)
50.  FAA Probing Reported Near-Collision Of 3 US Airways Jets Near Washington National  (CBS News)
51.  Hoax Bomb Threat Empties The Airport  (San Antonio Express-News)


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