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FAA likely to miss deadlines on NextGen, UAS and PBN
Aviation International News
Even though the FAA is providing funding for several airlines to purchase ADS-B equipment, the agency likely will not be able to mandate ADS-B in technology by 2020, as it is required to do by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Transportation Department inspector general Calvin Scovel III told Congress.
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TSA wants machines to scan through your coat, shoes and belt
Nextgov
Airplane passengers could keep their shoes on as they breeze through security checks at a speed of 250 people per hour without waiting for screeners to probe a video screen, under a new Homeland Security Department plan for next-generation body imagers.
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FAA considers rules for outer space
The Columbus Dispatch
It’s a story almost as old as humanity: Braving unknown dangers, a team of explorers settles a wild frontier, and then ― almost as quickly ― bureaucrats tie it up in red tape. This time, the frontier is outer space. And the regulators are from the Federal Aviation Administration, which licenses commercial-rocket launches.
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Changes in Dallas as Wright Amendment comes to an end
By Matt Falcus
Oct. 13 will mark a change in aviation in the Dallas area as the 35-year-old Wright Amendment officially comes to an end, leaving downtown Love Field and its hometown airline, Southwest, free to pursue flights across the country. Southwest Airlines responded with the announcement of 15 new routes to be added from Love Field, starting the day the Amendment ends. What does this change mean for the future of the two major airports serving Dallas ― Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?
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New York City mayor says Biden's airport snub 'inappropriate'
TIME
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stood up for his city’s airports after Vice President Joe Biden said LaGuardia Airport could be confused for one in a third-world country. “Not his finest moment,” the newly-elected Democratic mayor said when asked about Biden’s comments.
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NBAA, AOPA defend Santa Monica Airport
Flying Magazine
In their continued efforts to protect the future of one of the most highly threatened airports in the country, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, NBAA and AOPA have jointly filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles supporting a motion filed by the FAA on January 10 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city of Santa Monica, which insists the city owns the rights to govern over the use of the property currently occupied by the airport. The city claims it intends to turn the property into a park.
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O'Hare Runway 10C 28C receives award from Illinois Engineering Companies Association
Chicago Department of Aviation
The Chicago Department of Aviation announces that Runway 10C-28C at O'Hare International Airport received a 2014 "Honor Award" from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL).
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


ACI cautiously optimistic European air traffic is improving
Air Transport World
The Airports Council International (ACI)-Europe is cautiously optimistic that European air traffic is improving for 2014. As it released traffic results for 2013 across the continent’s airports, DG Olivier Jankovec said the current slow recovery seems set to continue, but that risks to both passenger numbers and airlines remain.
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Turkey defies court order, vows to build new airport
Al Arabiya News
Turkey vowed to press ahead with the construction of what could become one of the world's busiest airports despite a court order halting work over environmental concerns. A court last month suspended work on Istanbul's third airport after local residents and environmental groups filed a lawsuit, arguing that the operations caused serious damage to the environment, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.
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Sochi airport uses Silicon Valley facial recognition software
San Jose Mercury News
At the international airport in Sochi, Russia, the entry point for thousands of athletes, spectators and world leaders bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics, a state-of-the-art security system made by a Silicon Valley company is keeping watch.
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Indonesia's Bintan Airport reveals big plans
Air Transport World
Singapore-based developer Gallant Venture and Indonesian flag-carrier PT Garuda Indonesia have signed an MOU to turn Bintan Airport, Indonesia, into a major aviation hub. The MOU will see the current airport, with its single 2,250 meter runway, developed into a sizeable facility with two 3,600 meter runways, an extensive MRO capability, and support and training facilities.
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ACC MEMBER NEWS


Justin Edwards joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
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Justin Edwards has been named Southeast Regional Manager of Aviation in the Orlando, Fla., office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization. In his new position, Edwards will lead aviation-related client and business development efforts in Florida and the Southeast.
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ACC NEWS


Early rates to the CA Course in Fort Worth are gone tomorrow!
ACC
Friday, Feb. 14, is the final working day to register and make hotel accommodations at discounted rates for the 2014 ACC Institute Construction Administration & Observation Training Course being held March 11-12 in Fort Worth, TX. This course — intended for consultants, FAA and airport personnel — will provide participants an in-depth understanding of the purpose, objectives, and accepted methods associated with Construction Administration and Observation for projects using FAA AIP and PFC funds. The focus of the course will be how airport sponsors of FAA grant projects should administer and observe their projects in order to follow applicable rules and regulations.
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See you in Denver!
ACC
Will you be joining us for the 2014 Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Denver? Make stop by the registration desk or the ACC booth to find out information about ACC events and opportunities in the upcoming year or tell us how we can help improve your airport development business in 2014!
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TSA wants machines to scan through your coat, shoes and belt
Nextgov
Airplane passengers could keep their shoes on as they breeze through security checks at a speed of 250 people per hour without waiting for screeners to probe a video screen, under a new Homeland Security Department plan for next-generation body imagers.

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FAA's implementation of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 remains incomplete
Office of Inspector General
The Inspector General testified on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in implementing key provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

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Inspector general not satisfied with NextGen progress
AINonline
The FAA continues to fall behind with the implementation of its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s inspector general.

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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2014
ACRP
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 18: Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices is a digest of the progress and status of ACRP Project 11-03, Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices.
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