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March 5, 2010
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Where the jobs are: Airport Operations
Forbes    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The airline industry has been battered by high fuel prices and declining air travel over the past two years, and airlines have scaled back their services and reduced their fleet sizes. But after a 15 percent drop in revenue last year, the airport operations industry -- companies that provide aircraft refueling, taxi, parking and hangar space and other services -- should start to recover in the second half of this year. More

Domestic Airport News

Secretary Napolitano announces deployments of Recovery Act-funded advanced imaging technology
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the first 11 airports to receive advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds -- strengthening security at airports throughout the country while boosting local economies. More

Things are looking up for U.S. airlines
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After more than a year of slumping demand and sinking revenue, the nation's airline industry is beginning to show signs of a recovery, with modest increases in revenue and forecasts of growing demand this year. The indications of a recovery, documented in recent government and airline reports, come after 14 straight months of declining revenue for the nation's airlines and passenger traffic totals that have been dropping for almost two years.  More

JFK runway closure to rattle nerves, wallets
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One runway, a whole lot of problems. The main runway at New York's John F. Kennedy International will be closed for four months starting March 1. Millions of travelers will experience delays -- including some not flying anywhere near the Big Apple. More

Senate to revive long-stalled FAA bill to modernize air traffic system
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Senate leaders said they would bring up the long-stalled FAA reauthorization legislation in the next five weeks. Majority Leader Harry Reid characterized the legislation as a bill that would "create thousands and thousands of jobs and it will make our air travel and our surface transportation travel safer." More

International Airport News

How the earthquake in Chile affects flights to Santiago International Airport
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Following the magnitude 8.8 quake that hit central Chile in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, Santiago International Airport suffered structural damage to the passenger terminal. More

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Board of Airline Representatives U.K. deals massive blow to new London airport proposal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Board of Airline Representatives U.K., sometimes referred to as Bar U.K., has dealt a massive blow to the proposal of a new London airport in the Thames Estuary. Apparently nine out of ten airlines rejected the proposal. More

ACC News

ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium
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Over 600 attendees were in Atlanta for the 2010 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium. The updated agenda provided a comprehensive agenda of expert technical discussion and unparalleled networking opportunities. ACC would like to particularly thank Symposium Committee Chair Christine Bodouva, William Nicholas Bodouva & Associates; Vice Chair Don Bergin, Blast Deflectors, Inc.; the entire conference committee; and all track hosts, moderators, and panelists for making the event possible. More

Memphis recipient of the 2010 ACC Excellence in Procurement Award
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The 2010 ACC Excellence in Procurement Award was presented to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) at the 2010 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium. Larry D. Cox, President and CEO of Memphis International Airport, accepted the award on behalf of the airport authority. MSCAA was recognized for its streamlined, organized and efficient selection and negotiation process and its consistent work with consultants to evaluate and improve their process. For more information about the award or how you can nominate an airport sponsor for next year's award, visit

Denver wins Speas Award
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The 2010 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Award was presented to the Denver International Airport's Planning and Noise Section at the 2010 ACC/AAAE Symposium. The airport was recognized for its innovative, comprehensive and ambitious noise abatement program established since the airport's inception 15 years ago. Rick Busch, Director of Planning and Noise, accepted on behalf of the airport. The Speas Award, co-sponsored by AIAA, ACC and AAAE is presented annually to the person or persons who are deemed to have made the most significant contribution to airports and their adjacent environments. More


Former TSA head nominee leaves L.A. airport police
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A former Transportation Security Administration nominee is resigning his job as assistant police chief of Los Angeles World Airports. In a letter, Erroll Southers wrote that he will leave the post on March 27 to seek new challenges. He helped oversee 1,200 officers at Los Angeles International, Ontario International and Van Nuys airports. Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles says he wasn't asked to leave. More

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