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Airport Consulting Weekly
Feb. 9, 2012
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Senate sends FAA bill to Obama's desk
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The Senate approved a bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through 2015, ending a years-long battle on Capitol Hill. The House previously approved the measure, which will now go to President Obama's desk. The president supports the legislation. More

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How JetBlue cracked Boston
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Soon after JetBlue Airways Corp. took wing in 2000, it approached Boston's Logan International Airport about bringing its low-fare service to the city, where a half-dozen major airlines were vying for well-heeled business passengers. The airport said it had no gates available for the upstart carrier. More

Faster screening coming to more US airports
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New York’s three airports will be among 28 where pre-approved frequent fliers can get through security faster as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration expands expedited screening. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are also on the list, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters in Arlington, Va. More

TSA chief: Private baggage screeners cost more
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Lawmakers wrangled at a House hearing over allowing more airports to hire more private baggage screeners, with Republicans supporting an expansion and Democrats wanting to stick with federal Transportation Security Administration officers. More

US Congress seeks to mandate ADS-B "In"
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Legislation nearing completion in the U.S. Congress will require the U.S Federal Aviation Administration to initiate a rulemaking within one year to mandate aircraft flying in "capacity constrained airspace" or at "capacity constrained airports" to equip with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) "in" surveillance systems by 2020. More

Airlines may get US help for navigation upgrades
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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. The financing authority was included in a House-Senate compromise proposal on long-term aviation legislation finalized. More

Automation at the airport: The future of checking in
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Late last year, you may remember the Canadian man who used his iPad to enter the United States. Gaining access to the country via digital identification raised many questions about the future of travel, and now news sources are calling mobile boarding "the wave of the future." More

Q&A with Airport Authority President/CEO Thella Bowens
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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President/CEO and Chair of Airports Council International-North America Thella Bowens spoke with SDNR about important issues for North American airports, the San Diego International Airport's sustainability efforts and the major projects underway at the airport - some of which are projected to significantly reduce traffic on Harbor Drive in the coming years. More

Namaste! San Francisco International Airport introduces yoga room
The Associated Press via NY Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travelers in Northern California can now find their inner calm in the Yoga Room at San Francisco International Airport. The quiet, dimly lit studio officially opened last week in a former storage room just past the security checkpoint at SFO's Terminal 2. Airport officials believe the 150-square-foot room with mirrored walls is the world's first airport yoga studio, said spokesman Mike McCarron. More

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French airports battle aviation strike
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Air France and other airlines sought to limit the damage from a strike by aviation industry workers - a walkout prompted by rules that would limit the impact of future strikes. Paris aviation officials canceled or rescheduled at least 100 flights in advance as 200 flag-waving protesters marched from terminal to terminal at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, watched by riot police. More

Brazil airport auction to test investment climate as World Cup draws near
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Brazil will auction rights to operate three of its busiest airports in a deal worth 16 billion reais ($9 billion) in investments that tests the government's ability to attract private capital ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Air travel in Latin America's biggest economy has doubled in the past decade as rising incomes have swelled the middle class. More

Hungary's chance of replacing Malev wanes, Budapest Airport says
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Hungary's likelihood of replacing the collapsed state-owned airline Malev Zrt. with a carrier focused on serving Budapest is waning, the capital city's airport operator said. "The chances of a new Budapest-based airline being set up to fill the void left by Malev is reduced with each passing day," Mihaly Hardy, a spokesman at Budapest Airport Zrt., said in a recent phone interview. More

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Special program for young professionals at the 2012 Symposium
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A program geared for young professionals will be offered at the 2012 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium to be held Feb. 29-March 2 in Denver, Colo. The program will include a reception, valuable networking opportunities, a contest and prizes. Young professionals are defined by the Symposium Committee as being in their 20s and 30s and actively working on aviation-related projects. Register and make your hotel reservations for the Symposium now - the extended deadline for discounted hotel rates is Friday, Feb. 10.
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Guidelines for Integrating Alternative Jet Fuel into the Airport Setting
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 60: Guidelines for Integrating Alternative Jet Fuel into the Airport Setting identifies the types and characteristics of alternative jet fuels; summarizes potential benefits; addresses legal, financial, environmental, and logistical considerations and opportunities; and aids in evaluating the feasibility of alternative jet fuel production facilities. More

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