WSJ - What was the difference between profit and loss for big U.S. airlines on domestic routes last year? Just one seat per flight. Read More?
Reuters - A pilot program that moves passengers through pre-flight security screening more quickly if they volunteer information about themselves in advance is set to expand to 28 of the nation's busiest airports, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. Read More>
Reuters - The U.S. Senate approved a $63 billion bill on Monday that funds U.S. aviation programs for four years and authorizes new steps for the government to modernize the air traffic system. Read More>
The Hill - The House on Friday morning approved legislation that calls for $63 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding through 2015, after 23 short-term extensions that members of both parties said was making it harder for the agency to perform its air safety functions. Read More>
Aviation Week - The FAA has taken a major step in its much-delayed en route air traffic control upgrade by beginning operational use of the new system at six major FAA centers across the U.S. Read More>
Reuters - Aviation legislation nearing completion in Congress would give U.S. policymakers authority to offer airlines federally backed loan guarantees to help them pay for new air traffic technology. Read More>
Reuters - Airbus is considering beefing up its A330 passenger jet in a bid to expand a recent winning sales streak for the junior member of its wide-body jet family, the planemaker said on Monday. Read More>
[Since this is about a carrier ceasing operations, I'm including it - JimG]
Aviation Week - Spanair late Friday ceased all operations, and said on its website that the action was due to “exceptional circumstances.” Read More>
Aviation Week - With crude oil beginning the year above $110 a barrel, and little prospect of aviation fuel prices coming down anytime soon, the imperative to find alternative sources to ensure price competition and supply security remains strong. Read More>
Aviation Week - A mixed bag of fortunes awaits the world’s airlines in 2012, with some of the larger operators, for now, confident in their ability to return a profit during another year of belt-tightening. Read More>
LA Times - There is good reason why the nation’s airlines are moving quickly to make wireless Internet an increasingly common onboard service, along with drinks, food and movies: It generates more revenue from fees. Read More>
Vancover Sun - Europe's safety authorities on Friday ordered urgent inspections on a third of the Airbus A380 fleet after the discovery of wing cracks on the world's largest jetliner.
CNN - For those who like to fly but hate the hassle of hidden airfare fees, there is hope on the horizon. Starting next week, the only surprise they should experience is that there are fewer surprises. Read More>
NYT - The use of jet fuel from renewable sources is now well demonstrated, but it costs more than double what fuel made from petroleum does, according to airlines, aircraft companies and suppliers. Read More>
Aviation Week - SkyTeam has almost no hope of persuading the emerging Latam Airlines Group to join the alliance, says the group’s top executive. Read More>