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Aviation News Today for Monday, August 20, 2012

August 21, 2012
1.  LAX Economic Output Nearly $40 Billion Annually, Study Finds
2.  Siemens Wins Copenhagen Baggage Handling Work
3.  NAC To Feature Session On Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
4.  AAAE Hosts ACE-Airfield Lighting Review Course
5.  U.S.-Vietnam Aviation Group To Host Conference
6.  Did You Know?
7.  What Others Say: Airport Security  (
8.  Tampa International Airport Registers 20 Percent Spike In International Passengers  (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
9.  2nd United Flight In 2 days Make Emergency Landing After Departing Newark Airport  (Washington Post)
10.  Family Stuck At SLC Airport Gets Help From ABC 4 Viewers  (ABC 4 (Salt Lake City))
11.  Cool Your Jets: Berlin’s New Airport Stays Empty For Now  (
12.  Airport To Begin Two-Year Road Construction Project  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
13.  Mexico Replaces Airport Police After Shootout  (CNN)
14.  Report: Europe Travel Down For July; Airlines Struggle; UK Wins  (Travel Agent Weekly)
15.  When Flying Was A Thrill  (CNN)
16.  “A Little Love” For Terminal F At Phila. Airport: More Upgrades Are Planned  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
17.  Airlines Cut Deeper Into Standard Legroom  (Boston Globe)
18.  LAX Operations Pump $40 Billion Into Southern California Economy  (Los Angeles Times)
19.  TSA Researches Avatars For Airport Security Checkpoints  (InformationWeek)
20.  American Airlines Renews Push To Void Pilot Contracts  (Reuters)
21.  United Airlines Signs On With Sustainable Aviation Group  (CleanTechnica)
22.  United Airlines Newark-Berlin Flight Lands Safely After ‘Mechanical Issue,’ No Injuries  (AP)
23.  Boeing Moves to Speed 787 Deliveries  (Wall Street Journal)
24.  Southwest Adds $10 To Price Of Short Round Trip  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
25.  US Airways Subsidiary’s Flight Attendants Authorize Strike Plan  (Wall Street Journal)
26.  Flight Attendants At American Airlines Approve The Company’s Last Contract Offer  (Dallas Morning News)
27.  Analyst: Could AMR Acquire US Airways In Bankruptcy?  (Forbes)
28.  Securiport: Further UK Security Violations Highlight Airport Security Needs  (U.S. Politics Today)
29.  31 Die In Antonov Plane Crash Near Talodi, Sudan  (
30.  Officials Hope To Build Livingston Parish Airport  (KATC Lafayette (La.) News)
31.  Virginia Bears The Brunt Of Airport Authority Decisions. So Why Doesn’t It Get More Control?  (Washington Post)
32.  Las Vegas Takes Off With Airport Modernization  (Huffington Post)
33.  BAA To Sell Stansted Airport  (Wall Street Journal)
34.  City Worker Accused Of Swiping Copper Wire From Midway Airport  (CBS Chicago)
35.  Wine Flies Free As Part Of Washington Tourism Promotion  (AP)
36.  Grenade, Guns & Other TSA-Seized Weapons  (New York Post)
37.  Airlines Cut Deeper Into Standard Legroom  (Boston Globe)
38.  British Airways Aims To Increase Ticket Sales With Social Sharing App  (
39.  “A Little Love” For Terminal F At Phila. Airport: More Upgrades Are Planned  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
40.  Mandatory Class For Airport Officers Accused Of Profiling  (New York Times)
41.  Next Time You Think You Had A Bad Flight…  (Air Transport World)
42.  AMR Creditors’ Committee To American Unionized Workers: It’s Time To Deal  (Air Transport World)
43.  Lufthansa Cargo 777F Delivery To Begin In Fall 2013  (Air Transport World)
44.  Pilots Vote To Support Air France Efficiency Plan  (Air Transport World)
45.  AviancaTaca Triples 2Q Net Profit To $4.8 Million  (Air Transport World)
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