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FAA budget trims base Nextgen spending
Aviation Week
FAA's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request of $15.4 billion trims base Nextgen funding, allocates some $300 million for badly needed maintenance of existing systems, and once again proposes to lower airport grant outlays in exchange for giving larger airports more flexibility to raise funds for specific projects.
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White House again pushes for aviation user fees
Aviation International News
The White House Fiscal Year 2015 budget yet again includes a $100-per-flight user fee for air traffic services, with exemptions for military, public and piston aircraft, as well as air ambulances, aircraft operating outside controlled airspace and Canada-to-Canada flights. According to the White House, “The revenues generated by the surcharge would be deposited into the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. The surcharge would be effective for flights beginning after Sept. 30, 2014.”
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And the next presidential airport is ...
CNN
Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton all have one. The late Dwight D. Eisenhower is the latest U.S. president to be honored with an airport. The Wichita City Council voted to rename the city's Mid-Continent Airport in honor of the president from Abilene, Kan.
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The best and worst TSA checkpoints
USA Today
Frequent business traveler Cam Marston of Mobile, Ala., says the most efficient security screening checkpoints are at big-city airports such at New York's LaGuardia. "The bigger the airport, the more efficient the checkpoints," says Marston, who speaks about business trends at seminars and flew on about 125 flights last year. "The focus is on getting the passengers through the lines and to their flights. Small airports are more focused on finding reasons to stop passengers."
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Denver airport cuts maintenance as costs of showcase project rise
The Denver Post
The $544 million price tag for Denver International Airport's showcase hotel and train terminal construction project does not include at least $128 million in what airport management calls "additional related" costs, putting its real cost 34 percent over the $500 million budget proposed three years ago.
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Logan Airport launching $100 million renovation
The Associated Press via WBZ-TV
Gov. Deval Patrick recently announced that the Massachusetts Port Authority is launching a $100 million renovation of the international terminal at Boston’s Logan Airport.
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Report: New passenger screening method at Kennedy Airport cuts average of 20 minutes off customs wait
New York Daily News
An analysis by the Gateway Global Alliance showed the potential in the new method, which the group said should be applied to all terminals at JFK Airport that handle international arrivals.
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Concourse correction
Memphis Business Journal
The call expected by everyone, wanted by no one, came in June 2013, the night before the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Delta Air Lines Inc. wanted a sit-down. Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Chairman Jack Sammons, also the chairman of the golf tournament, took the call at home. When he was told the meeting couldn’t wait, that’s when he knew the inevitable had arrived: Delta was about to dehub Memphis International Airport.
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The fascinating tiny detail that makes Tampa, Fla., one of the world's best airports
WTSP-TV
Tampa is on top again. Another survey just named Tampa International Airport as one of the top three in the world for satisfied passengers. Why is our local airport always one of the best? One of the biggest reasons — is one of the smallest details.
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The best and worst TSA checkpoints
USA Today
Frequent business traveler Cam Marston of Mobile, Ala., says the most efficient security screening checkpoints are at big-city airports such at New York's LaGuardia. "The bigger the airport, the more efficient the checkpoints," says Marston, who speaks about business trends at seminars and flew on about 125 flights last year.

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Camp would repeal tax-exemption for new PABs, advance refunding bonds
Bond Buyer
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp's draft tax reform plan would terminate the tax exemption for private-activity bonds and advanced refunding bonds issued after 2014.

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US open to new ideas on ATC privatization, Foxx says
Aviation International News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the government is open to ideas on privatizing the nation’s ATC system, as long as aviation industry “stakeholders” agree on making that transformation. Foxx remarked on privatization after delivering the keynote speech at an Aero Club of Washington luncheon on Feb. 25, his first major address to an aviation audience.

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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


Japan's major carriers expand networks as Haneda Grows
Aviation International News
Japan’s expansion of the international terminal at Haneda Airport in the Tokyo metropolitan area bolsters route expansion plans by its two major carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines (JAL). Of the two domestic carriers, ANA won twice as many international day-time slots Japan’s transport ministry awarded last year, giving it capacity for more planned flights to the U.S.
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Could redevelopment of a ghost airport help Greek property deals take-off?
CNN
It was once the place Greeks flocked to when leaving for pastures new. Now, the site of the old Hellinikon Airport in the south of Athens could be set to bring in billions of dollars worth of international investment to the debt-stricken nation.
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Construction on Beijing's new airport to start soon
Xinhua
Construction on a new airport in south Beijing is likely to start before July, local authorities have disclosed. The new airport is expected to be put into use in 2018, according to Wang Xueqiu, senior political advisor of the northern Chinese city Langfang, where around one third of the airport will be.
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Hilton wins Kempinski Munich Airport Hotel contract
Global Airport Cities
Hilton has won the contract to run the iconic Munich Airport Hotel, taking over from the Kempinski hotel group as of January 2015. Flughafen Munich Group, the owners of both the airport and the five-star hotel, and Hilton Worldwide will officially sign their cooperation agreement tomorrow, giving Hilton a 20-year operating contract at the property.
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Laura Grayson named Director of Business Development by Walker Parking Consultants
Walker Parking Consultants
Walker Parking Consultants is pleased to announce that Laura Grayson has been named Director of Business Development. Ms. Grayson will work out of Walker’s Los Angeles office and will oversee business development throughout the west coast, supporting the firm’s Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle offices. “We are delighted that Laura Grayson has joined Walker Parking Consultants,” said John K. Bushman, PE, President of Walker Parking Consultants. “She is an experienced and well-respected sales and business development professional and she will be a terrific asset to our firm.” Laura Grayson is a sales and business development professional with nearly 20 years of experience. She has been an active member of the Airport Consultants Council, and she is well-known throughout the airport and building operations industries. She is a resident of Santa Clarita, Calif., where she lives with her husband Bill and their three children.
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Mark your calendars! The ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Day has been expanded and improved!
ACC
Entering its sixth year, the ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Day has grown into the preeminent aviation security conference developed by the industry, for the industry. Now supplemented with additional days of technical discussions among stakeholders, the new ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Day & Technical Workshop will be held June 24-26 in Arlington, Va., and 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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Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response
ACRP
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 50: Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response focuses on how airports and their emergency management partners establish and sustain effective working relationships, and methods of identifying problems and rebuilding damaged relationships.
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Defining and Measuring Aircraft Delay and Airport Capacity Thresholds
ACRP
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 104: Defining and Measuring Aircraft Delay and Airport Capacity Thresholds offers guidance to help airports understand, select, calculate, and report measures of delay and capacity. The report describes common metrics, identifies data sources, recommends metrics based on an airport’s needs, and suggests ways to potentially improve metrics.
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FAA Update: AIP Program Guidance Letter 14-02: FY 2014 Essential Air Service (EAS) and Economically Distressed Areas (EDA) Determinations
FAA
The purpose of this PGL is to provide the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 determinations under Title 49 U.S.C. § 47109(f) Special Rule for Economically Distressed Communities, which provides an exception to the 90 percent federal share for grants at smaller airports (i.e. other than Large and Medium-hub) that are both receiving Essential Air Service (EAS) and are located in Economically Distressed Areas (EDA). FAA Regional Airports Offices and Airports District Offices are encouraged to distribute this PGL widely to the airport and consultant community.
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Busting myths about the FAA and unmanned aircraft
FAA
There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts.
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