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Obama signs funding bill for Homeland Security
The Hill
President Barack Obama signed a bill that fully funds the Department of Homeland Security through September, ending the threat of a partial government shutdown. Obama praised Congressional Republicans for splitting DHS funding from measures that would defund his executive actions on immigration. Those actions would delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for work permits.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS

Airline survey: Travelers oppose airport fee hike  
USA Today
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Airline CEOs issue letter to Congress urging them to oppose increase in airport tax  
Airlines For America
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1,400 security badges lost, stolen at Atlanta airport  
ABC News
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Create an 'aerotropolis' for Southland  
Chicago Tribune
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Alaska asks air carriers' aid to manage airports amid deficit  
Alaska Journal of Commerce
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Do we need to pay more taxes to support airports? Don't think so  
Consumer Traveler
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A secondary airport for Seattle? Effort moves ahead  
USA Today
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World's busiest airport steps up worker security  
CNN
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What's at stake in remodeling Burbank Airport  
Los Angeles Times
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Long-haul flights may be starting at LaGuardia Airport  
International Business Times
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Massive redesign turns Newark airport terminal into a foodie theme park  
Bloomberg
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Real-time updates, disruption management and wireless entertainment among passengers' mobile priorities  
Future Travel Experience
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Kansas looking for state's role with drones  
The Topeka Capital-Journal
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Facebook: How airlines and airports can use apps, mobile tech and social media to optimize the travel experience  
Future Travel Experience
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Eisenhower Airport terminal construction is on approach  
The Wichita Eagle
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS

Japan's growth in solar power falters as utilities balk  
The New York Times
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Puppy power at Edinburgh Airport  
Airport World
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Takenaka wins $323M Changi Airport terminal 1 expansion contract  
Airport Technology
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Russia looking for Arab partner to construct new mega airport in Cuba  
Fox News Latino
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Increasing airport advertising revenues in the digital age  
Airport World
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Turkey's Ataturk airport to close post construction of 3rd airport  
Airport Technology
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS

FAA needs to address weaknesses in air traffic control systems  
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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TSA: Incendiary device a 'catastrophic' threat to passenger planes  
Fox News
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Alternative IT delivery methods and best practices for small airports  
ACRP
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FAA wants to speed approval process for commercial drones  
Reuters
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Congress questions the FAA on cybersecurity controls  
AINonline
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ACC MEMBER NEWS

WSP Group hiring an intermediate/senior aviation planner in Toronto/Calgary offices  
WSP Group
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Vanderlande BAXORTER baggage system goes live in China  
Vanderlande via Airport Suppliers
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SITA: Automated technology to boost airport passenger spending  
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Faith Group announces new hire in St. Louis  
STLtoday.com
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Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. named 2015 Consultant of the Year by Michigan Department of Transportation  
State Aviation Journal
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ACC NEWS


ACC visits congressional committees on the FAA reauthorization
ACC
A delegation of ACC members visited with key staff professionals from the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Senate Commerce Committee to discuss issues surrounding the FAA reauthorization bill. ACC informed the staff of the role its members play in the development and operations of airports, and the need for an increase in the cap on Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) from $4.50 to $8.50. ACC also discussed the value of using Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for professional services. Thanks to Roddy Boggus, ACC Secretary/Treasurer with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gary Luczak, Vice Chair of ACC’s Advocacy Committee with Transystems, and Ron Siecke with Jacobs for joining ACC President T.J. Schulz on the Hill visits.
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ACC exhibits at the 2015 Airports Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania
ACC
Through ice and snow, ACC had the opportunity to exhibit at the 2015 Airport Conference held in Hershey, Pennsylvania (formerly the FAA Eastern Region Airports Conference), where ACC members were featured on a number of technical panels. It was great interfacing ACC members and other airport development professionals at the conference! This event is sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University and is designed for government officials, airport owners/management, consultants, contractors, and material testing laboratories personnel. The conference provides the latest information on airport programs and policies as well as practical experience by airport management, consultants, and others in the airport industry.
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Mark your calendars! The 2015 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop
ACC
Entering its seventh year, the ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop has grown into the preeminent aviation security conference developed for the industry. This year’s event has been reformatted so that attendees receive briefings by key representatives from the TSA’s Office of Security Capabilities and other DHS agencies, followed by roundtable, interactive technical discussions among stakeholders. This event will provide participants a unique opportunity to learn about the latest programs and collectively address challenges. Registration and a preliminary agenda will be available soon! For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities contact ACC at (703) 683-5900.
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ACC welcomes new member!
Smith-Woolwine Associates Inc.
James F. Smith
President
jfsmith@swva.net
Research and consulting in areas of airport resiliency, airport emergency planning, airport-community relationships in disasters, and mutual aid.

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ACC EVENTS

Date Event Location
April 29-30 ACI-NA/AC/AGC Airport Construction Strategy Summit Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 16-18 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop Arlington, Virginia
July 16-17 Airports Technical Workshop Washington, D.C.
Aug. 25-26 ACC/AAAE Airport Technologies Workshop Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov. 9-11 37th ACC Annual Conference and Exposition Newport Beach, California


 



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