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Airport Consulting Weekly
Feb. 25, 2010
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Leaving the trash behind
The New York Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The aviation industry is often criticized for contributing to global warming through airplane exhaust. But waste of a different kind also has the potential to create environmental problems. Even before they board, air travelers throw away trash of all sorts -- including paper, plastic and food waste -- and airports and airlines recycle only a small portion of it. More

Domestic Airport News

FAA, Los Angeles clash over airport
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The latest push to cut the risk of planes colliding on the ground at Los Angeles International Airport appears headed for the scrap heap, after turbulence from local politicians and neighborhood groups. The failure shows again the on-the-ground challenges facing aging airports hemmed in by development as they seek to improve safety. More

American Airlines opens new cargo terminal at Los Angeles International Airport
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American Airlines said its new cargo terminal at Los Angeles International Airport will streamline handling and include a 3,000-square-foot cooler for perishables, expanded areas for courier cargo and mail processing and a holding area for live animals. More

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Detroit, KC, Indy tops in Airport Satisfaction Poll
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What’s your favorite airport? Chances are it is not one of the three main ones in New York. J.D. Power and Associates released its annual Airport Satisfaction Study with Newark and LaGuardia taking the lowest spot in the large and medium airport rankings, 609 and 604, respectively, on a 1,000 point scale. New York JFK scored a 635 in the large airport category, ahead of Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles and Newark. More

Boston Logan Airport - Terminal C to get major makeover
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Logan International Airport's Terminal C, whose soaring, concave ceiling is one of the field's signature architectural elements, would get a significant overhaul under a plan being voted upon by the Massachusetts Port Authority. The $55 million makeover would not only include new lighting, ventilation and ceiling panels, but a secure, cross-terminal walkway allowing United and JetBlue passengers to pass between all the terminal's gates without having to go through separate security screenings. More

International Airport News

Airport Check-in: Vancouver prepares for Olympic exodus
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Vancouver International Airport is gearing up for record crowds on March 1 as 39,000 Olympic athletes, officials, journalists, tourists and other passengers are expected to jam the terminals to catch their flights out of town. The traffic will far surpass its previous one-day record of 26,000 set last August. More

BAA sees passenger recovery in 2010
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Airport operator BAA expects to see a modest recovery in passenger traffic volumes in 2010, it said, but warned the industry as a whole faces further economic challenges. The company, owned by Spain's Ferrovial, reported a 17.1 percent increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization to 885.2 million pounds, driven by increased revenue and strong cost control. More

Mexico's Asur posts lower net after flu outbreak
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Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste posted a 23 percent year-on-year drop in net profit in the fourth quarter, after the H1N1 flu outbreak led fewer people to travel. The company, known as Asur, earned 160 million pesos ($12 million) between October and December, the company said in a statement. More

ACC News

Wong appointed to ACC Board
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Solomon Wong, senior vice president for InterVISTAS, has been appointed to serve on the ACC Board of Directors. Wong replaces Susan Prediger, formerly of CAGE, Inc., who took a position at the Transportation Security Administration. Wong previously served as the chair of the ACC Safety and Security Committee. More

Schulz promoted to executive vice president
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T.J. Schulz has been promoted to executive vice president of ACC. Since joining ACC as vice president in 2006, Schulz has overseen numerous activities of the Council, including managing its legislative and regulatory program, facilitating the association's training program under the ACC Institute, and serving as the staff liaison for many of ACC's committees. Of particular note is the leadership role that he played as a member of the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA). More


Airport body scanners have critics, including Pope
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Pope Benedict XVI has joined civil libertarians and airline safety experts in voicing concern about new airport scanners like the ones destined for O'Hare International Airport and which will provide security officers with near-nude images of airline passengers. More

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