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Airport Consulting Weekly
Jan. 27, 2011
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Welcome to ACC's Airport Consulting Weekly

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is partnering with MultiBriefs to deliver the Airport Consulting Weekly e-mail. Beginning this week, you will receive this free, opt-out e-mail resource that will provide you comprehensive weekly news briefings of the week's top industry stories.

Each edition of the Airport Consulting Weekly contains articles gathered from an expansive list of sources, including The Associated Press, USA Today, The New York Times, ACC Headquarters, and leading industry publications. Therefore, Airport Consulting Weekly is a great way to stay informed. Plus, it can be easily read in your office, home, or via your mobile phone or PDA.

"ACC is pleased to provide the airport community with a weekly compilation of industry and regulatory news that will impact your organizations," said ACC President Paula Hochstetler. "Along with providing the latest on domestic and international airport development trends, ACC will use this weekly brief to keep you apprised of important FAA and TSA regulatory activities and ACC news. We hope that you find this service to be of valuable in keeping ahead of the curve."

Aviation industry adjusts course amid changing market
Tulsa World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Airports, airlines and aircraft manufacturers are navigating through a lingering economic storm and structural changes in the industry toward new destinations, industry executives say. For an industry that has lost $60 billion over the last 10 years, new directions are needed. More

Domestic Airport News

US Airways, United at odds over slots at Reagan Airport
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
US Airways Group Inc. and United Airlines are girding for a battle over whether Congress should lift a ban on nonstop passenger flights between some West Coast cities and northern Virginia's Reagan National Airport. More

$1 billion expansion will transform Lindbergh Field
The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many travelers, the newest addition to San Diego International Airport has been about closed parking lots, rerouted roadways and the tearing down of bits and pieces of Terminal 2. But that is going to change. More

House GOP take aim at essential air service
WCAX    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. House Republicans are targeting some federal subsidies for small airlines -- which could impact the Vermont region. The Essential Air Services Program, known as EAS, provides subsidies to Cape Air and Colgan in Plattsburgh, as well as four other small northern New York airports. House Republicans have included the cuts in a proposed plan to save more than 2 trillion dollars over the next decade. More

Boston airport traffic up 7.5 percent in 2010
The Associated Press via Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Massport says more than 27.4 million passengers flew in or out of Logan International Airport in 2010, making it the fourth busiest year on record for the Boston airport. Passenger traffic was up 7.5 percent from the previous year, according to figures released by the agency. More

Virgin America to drop Toronto, shift flights to Dallas
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Virgin America's foray into Canada apparently will be short-lived. The San Francisco-based carrier announced over the weekend that it would "indefinitely suspend" service between Toronto's Pearson International Airport and Los Angeles and San Francisco on April 6, according to the National Post of Toronto. More

KBR, Jamail land Houston airport contracts
Houston Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
KBR Inc. and Jamail & Smith Construction have landed as the preferred providers of renovation and repair construction projects for the Houston Airport System over the next five years. More

Raleigh-Durham Airport unveils new section of Terminal 2
World Interior Design Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina opened the Phase 2 of Terminal 2 on Jan. 23, 2011, featuring new retail offerings and works of art. The enhanced Terminal 2 spanning nearly one million square feet features 40 shops and restaurants, eight works of art, 36 gates and modern architecture. The retail offerings at the new terminal include a pre-security Starbucks restaurant with dine-in seating. More

Springfield-Branson Airport's 3-day August closing
The Associated Press via Belleville News-Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Springfield-Branson National Airport is planning for a 3-day closing in August while a runway is resurfaced. Only helicopters will be able to land at the airport from 11 a.m. Aug. 12 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Airport director Gary Cyr says the runway was last resurfaced in 1994 and the asphalt is at the end of its life cycle. More

International Airport News

Moscow blast may cause airport security rethink
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pilots and aviation security experts say the suicide attack on Moscow's Domodedovo airport may prompt a reevaluation of how to protect airport terminals but is unlikely to result in tougher security measures. More

Halifax airport traffic up
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Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada had its second-busiest year ever in 2010, despite a downturn in international passenger traffic. The 50-year-old airport reported that it served 3,508,153 passengers in 2010, up 2.7 percent from 2009 and second only to the record 3,578,931 passengers it welcomed in 2008. More

Hong Kong Airport to spend HK$7 billion on expansion over next 4 years
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Airport Authority Hong Kong, which operates the city's international airport, plans to spend HK$7 billion (US$897 million) over the next four years to boost passenger-handling capacity to meet rising demand for air traffic, Chief Executive Stanley Hui said. More

Airport power outage delays Venezuela flights
The Associated Press via Google    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flights have resumed at Caracas' international airport following an eight-hour shutdown caused by a loss of power for runway lights. Col. Jesus Vina says 43 domestic flights and 17 international flights were affected by the temporary shutdown. More

ACC News

Save the Date: ACC/TSA Security Technology Day
ACC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mark your calendars now for the third ACC/TSA Security Technology Day, July 12, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. The high level briefings by the TSA Office of Security Technology (OST) that make up this event address the most important issues facing the security industry. More details regarding the event will be available in coming weeks. We hope to see you in July! More

ACC welcomes new member firms
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Burrst provides consulting to the aviation industry in the areas of strategic planning, sustainability and climate change programs. The firm emphasizes highly visual methods of analysis, modeling, facilitation and communications, for everyone's quick understanding and involvement.

Jviation provides comprehensive professional services covering the entire project life cycle from airport development plans to onsite construction administration. Our full range of services support all aspects of airport planning, engineering design, and construction projects, as well as program management, airport management and communications program development needs.


TSA screeners unionizing
FOX News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thousands of airport security screeners could choose a union to represent them as early as March, marking the latest expansion of union influence in the public sector, which now has more labor union members than the private sector. More

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