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Airport Consulting Weekly
Feb. 17, 2011
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House, Senate mull long-term FAA reauthorization
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Senate is expected to vote on passage of a two-year FAA reauthorization bill, S.223, while the House aviation subcommittee plans to consider its own four-year reauthorization package, HR.658, which was introduced. More

Domestic Airport News



Airline-passenger growth accelerates as economy gains, FAA says
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. airline-passenger numbers will reach 1 billion in fiscal 2021, two years sooner than projected, because of improved economic growth, the Federal Aviation Administration said in its annual forecast. Passenger ranks, which totaled about 713 million in the year ended in September, will increase at an average annual rate of 2.8 percent over the next two decades, the FAA said. More

Senate rejects bid to cut spending in air bill
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The U.S. Senate rejected a proposal to cut the budget for aviation programs, in a test vote on Republican pledges to curb federal spending. The Democratic-led Senate voted 51 to 47 along party lines to set aside an amendment offered by Rand Paul of Kentucky that sought to roll back the Federal Aviation Administration budget to 2008 levels, or by about $3 billion over the 2012 proposal. More

Obama budget could boost fees on air travelers
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Airline travelers would pay more to help finance airport projects under President Barack Obama's budget plan. The president's budget would raise the "passenger facility charge" to a maximum of $7 from $4.50 per flight to offset $1.1 billion in cuts to airport grants. Airports use the passenger-charge money for FAA-approved safety and expansion projects. More

House lawmakers introduce FAA bill
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
House lawmakers introduced a four-year $59.7 billion measure to fund the Federal Aviation Administration that would support 600,000 jobs. Introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.), Subcommittee on Aviation Chairman Tom Petri (R-Wis.), doesn't include any controversial provisions that have tripped up the bill since funding expired in 2007. More

Airport funding reduced in 2012 FAA budget
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The Obama administration's $18.66 billion fiscal 2012 budget request for the FAA reduces guaranteed airport grant money by more than $1 billion and asks Congress to alleviate this by approving an increase in passenger facility charges (PFCs) for "large" airports. More

Airport to install new security equipment
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The Reno-Tahoe International Airport should have the latest Advanced Imaging Technology passenger screening in operation by the summer and most of the food court will be switched to the post-security part of the airport, CEO Krys Bart told legislators. More

DFW Airport faces Obama budget cuts
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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is one of the big U.S. airports that would share $1.1 billion in cuts under the budget proposed by President Barack Obama. The White House budget proposal included the option of increased passenger fees to replace the reduced federal spending. More

Airport passenger numbers coming back
Bluffton Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Passenger numbers at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport were up slightly in 2010, with a strong finish that suggests this year could be better still. With passenger enplanements -- or boardings -- of 835,728, and deplanements of 817,574, the airport served more than 1.6 million passengers in 2010. More

International Airport News



Airport starts year with record numbers
Otago Daily Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Queenstown Airport set a record in January, with almost 73,000 domestic passengers passing through its terminal during the month. The growth is expected to continue for another 12 months and is the reason for a $7 million capital works program to be carried out next summer, Queenstown Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson said. More

Albanese rejects Bankstown Airport plan
The Sydney Morning Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bankstown airport has been told it must share more information with the public if it wants to branch into passenger flights and offer as many as 32 services per day. The airport is keen to establish commercial operations linking western Sydney with Melbourne, Brisbane and NSW regional centres. More

Ottawa airport world's best in customer service
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The Ottawa International airport is the world's best at customer service for airports of its size, according to awards presented by the international Airport Service Quality survey. More

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ACC clarifies ramifications of proposed legislation, budget
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ACC released a Legislative News alert to its members to clarify the ramifications of the proposed legislation in the past week that could drastically impact the aviation industry. The alert addressed cuts proposed by the House of Representatives in FY 2011 for FAA and TSA, a detailed breakdown of Obama's proposed FY 2012 budget and the status of FAA reauthorization in the House and Senate. More

ACC welcomes new member firm
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Quantum Secure
Quantum Secure's SAFE suite of software products addresses the challenges of operating multiple proprietary physical security systems in airports. SAFE provides a single, fully interoperable and integrated physical security policy platform to manage and streamline security identities, compliance, events and operations across multiple disparate physical security systems.

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FAA sees 1 billion travelers on US airlines by 2021
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Federal officials predict that the number of passengers traveling on U.S. airlines should increase 3.5 percent this year. They also expect U.S. airlines will carry 1 billion passengers a year by 2021, two years faster than previously forecast. More

Guidebook for Developing and Managing Airport Contracts
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 33: Guidebook for Developing and Managing Airport Contracts is a guidebook of best practices for developing, soliciting, and managing airport agreements and contracts for use by a variety of airports. More

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