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Airport Consulting Weekly
Jan. 7, 2010
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U.S. vows tighter air security
The Detroit News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Obama administration promised to review and step up airline security in light of a Christmas Day terrorist incident aboard an airliner landing in Detroit, but experts questioned whether it will take a catastrophe to spur meaningful change. More

Domestic Airport News

Fewer flights, rising fares at some big airports
The Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Air travel isn't as quick and cheap as it used to be from some big-city airports. Airlines scrambling to reverse their financial free-fall by dropping unprofitable routes have left travelers with fewer nonstop options and, sometimes, higher fares on remaining flights. More

Going private
The Montana Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bert Mooney Airport officials, along with those at other western Montana airports, are attempting to opt out of their current security contract with the federal TSA and use private companies to screen passengers. More

US Airways: Nod to Charlotte    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jerry Orr, longtime director of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, complained for years that hub carrier US Airways favored Pittsburgh over Charlotte, N.C. Things have changed. Charlotte/Douglas is among the country's fastest-growing airports. This month, it added flights to Rio and Honolulu, and US Airways said Rome service will begin in May. More

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Small airports: Giving us help benefits everyone
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Charles Brodie bought a tiny airport in Middletown, N.Y., with a dream: He would build luxury homes next door with individual airplane hangars that connect to the runway. When the project faltered in the early 1990s, his unlikely savior was the Federal Aviation Administration. More

Federal agencies may have to consider climate before they act
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The White House is poised to order all federal agencies to evaluate any major actions they take, such as building highways or logging national forests, to determine how they would contribute to and be affected by climate change, a step long sought by environmentalists. Environmentalists say the move would provide new incentives for the government to minimize the heat-trapping gas emissions scientists blame for global warming. Republicans have opposed it as potentially inhibiting economic growth. More

International Airport News

Germany beefs up airport security
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Frankfurt, Germany's largest airport has joined in stepping up its security measures. The move comes after a botched Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound U.S airline. The U.S. asked airports and airlines around the world to tighten security after the foiled attack. More

Israel airport introduces biometric security system
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UNI-PASS, a self check digital security system developed by Israel's Airport Authority, launched at Ben Gurion Airport. The security system utilizes biometrics in issuing a smart card to passengers traveling abroad. More

France eyes possible use of airport body scanners
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The French airport authorities have not been quick to warm to the idea of using body scanners as a method of security, citing plans to do nothing until asked by the French government. Well, government intervention may come sooner than expected. More

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ACC News

$500 million in airport funding proposed in House jobs bill
ACC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The House of Representatives passed a job creation bill that includes $500 million in additional Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding. In the meantime, Congress cleared an extension of FAA's spending authority through March 31, 2010, as the FAA reauthorization bill is still pending in the Senate. Congress also cleared the FY 2010 USDOT/FAA appropriations bill that flat lines AIP funding at $3.515 billion for the fifth year in a row. More

ACC welcomes new member
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KB Environmental Sciences, Inc. (KBE) has joined ACC as an executive member. KBE provides reliable, state-of-the-art, and cost effective environmental consulting services. Specialized areas include air quality, climate change, noise, hazardous materials, and environmental risk. KBE is also a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) in all 50 states.


Republicans put new hold on TSA nominee Erroll Southers
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The nomination of a former FBI agent to lead the Transportation Security Administration hit a new obstacle as several Republican senators expressed "serious reservations" about the nominee and pressed the White House for details of incidents in which he improperly accessed a confidential federal database years ago. More

FAA airports customer satisfaction survey January 2010
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The FAA's Office of Airports will conduct its biennial web-based customer satisfaction survey from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2010.  Respondents wishing to provide survey feedback on more than one FAA airports office may select additional surveys on the registration form. Airports sponsors, consultants and other interested parties are asked to register now to receive a survey. More

FAA accepts Luis Munoz Marin Airport in privatization program
NASDAQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted a preliminary application from Puerto Rican airport officials to enter Luis Munoz Marin International Airport into the agency's pilot airport-privatization program. More

Guidebook for conducting airport user surveys
TRB    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 26: Guidebook for Conducting Airport User Surveys explores the basic concepts of survey sampling and the steps involved in planning and implementing a survey. The guidebook also examines the different types of airport user surveys, and includes guidance on how to design a survey and analyze its results. More

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