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Aviation News Today for March 25, 2013

March 26, 2013
1Moody’s Downgrades DFW Bonds
2Piedmont Airlines Pilots Ratify New Contract
3Sun Country To Add Minneapolis-Chicago Midway Service
4PHX Sky Train to Open April 8
5TAA Names New Senior Director, Ops And Maintenance
6Connect To ANTN Digicast This Week To View New Videos
7Did You Know
8Boeing 787 Takes To Sky In First Flight Check  (Reuters)
9Longtime Columbus Airport Director Mark Oropeza Retires Suddenly  (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
10Minor Effects From Storm At Pittsburgh Airport  (Pittsburgh Business Times)
11Westchester Airport Gets First Longterm Parking Lot  (Journal News (N.Y.))
12New Myrtle Beach Airport Terminal Dedicated  (Huffington Post)
13Alabama Immunity Laws Protect Airport Authorities, But Not Contractors, From Lawsuits Claiming Negligence  (
14FAA To Close Troutdale, McNary Airport Towers  ( (Ore.))
15Passenger Numbers Dip At Rockford Airport  (AP)
16Charges Filed In San Bernardino Airport Corruption Probe  (Los Angeles Times)
17Mom Of Boy Killed By Ala. Airport Sign Unconscious  (ABC News)
18Airfares Soared In 2012, June Priciest Month -Report  (Reuters)
19O.C. Airport’s Strict Curfews May Stay Through 2035  (Los Angeles)
20Despite Engine Malfunction, Air Canada Crew ‘Really Great’ During Emergency  (Globe and Mail )
21Boeing Plans To Lay Off 800 Machinists  (Seattle Times)
22US Airways’ Piedmont Airlines Pilots Ratify New Contract  (RTT News)
23American Airlines, Creditors Defend Compensation Proposals In Merger Deal  (Dallas Morning News)
24Southwest Airlines Gears Up For Freedom From Dallas Love Field Handcuffs  (Dallas Morning News)
25Delta And United Make Plays For Premium Passengers  (Los Angeles Times)
26JetBlue Plans To Offer Fast Onboard Wi-Fi Free Of Charge  (Los Angeles Times)
27Disruptions: F.A.A. May Loosen Curbs On Fliers’ Use Of Electronics  (New York Times)
28FAA To Close 149 U.S. Airport Towers After Budget Cuts  (Bloomberg)
29American Airlines To Install Airbus Runway-Safety Technology  (Wall Street Journal)
30Boeing Sets Up For 787 Battery Flight Test  (Aviation Week)
31Late Snow Brings Air Travel Delays From Midwest To N.Y.  (Bloomberg)
32Will Snowstorm-Style Airport Delays Be New Normal?  (MarketWatch)
33Man Impersonating Pilot Arrested On US Airways Flight  (CBS News)
34TSA Facing Sharp Pressure To Prohibit Knives On Planes  (The Hill)
35TSA Officials Found Loaded Gun At McGhee Tyson Airport  (WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.))
36G.I. Airport Prepares To Renew Airline Service  (NTV (Neb.))
37Airport Tower Closings Could Cost Goodyear  (KFYI (Ariz.))
38FAA Cuts Coming To Georgetown Airport  (KXAN (Texas))
39Columbus Airport Director Retires After 25 Years  (WTVM (Columbus, Ga.))
40Editorial: Pilots Relieved As Barnes Tower Gets Reprieve  (Republican (Mass.))
41Officials Celebrate New Airport With Ribbon Cutting  ( (S.C.))
42Phila. Airport Starting To Upgrade Its Many Bathrooms  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
43Duluth Airport Stays Off FAA’s Tower Closure List  (Duluth (Minn.) News)
44Long-Awaited Upgrades Due At Newnan-Coweta Airport  (Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald)
45Federal Budget Cuts Ground San Marcos Airport Tower  (San Marcos (Calif.) Mercury)
46Shale Boom Helps Restore Service From AVP To Pittsburgh  (Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune)
47Aeronautics Company Eyes Land At Helena Airport  (Helena (Mont.) Independent Record)
48FAA To Close 2 MN Air Traffic Control Towers  (KARE 11)
49Glacier Park International Airport’s Air Traffic Tower To Close  (NBC Montana)
50FAA To Close Wheeling-Ohio Co. Airport Control Tower  (WTOV (Steubenville, Ohio))
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