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Airlines and airports in feud over proposed fee hike
Los Angeles Times
Airline executives and airport operators usually have a cordial relationship, working hand in hand to keep travelers on the go. That is, until someone suggests raising the passenger facility charge that is added to airfares to pay for airport upgrades. Airport managers say they need the money to modernize their facilities, but airlines worry that a fee increase will push down demand.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS

The airport tax — a crisis of invented proportions  
Airlines for America
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American Airlines president regrets not fighting harder over Dallas Love Field  
Skift
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Airlines pledge pricing, capacity controls despite fuel savings  
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Lawmaker calls for expansion of state role on O'Hare noise  
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Will ONT bill ever take flight?  
The Press-Enterprise
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Inside Southwest's international terminal at Hobby Airport  
Houston Business Journal
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State of Alaska asks air carriers' for aid to manage airports amid deficit  
Alaska Journal of Commerce via AviationPros
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New Orleans airport bounces back to pre-Katrina levels  
By Matt Falcus
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Lawmakers fault transportation chief over pilots  
The Buffalo News
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS

Airport revenues remaining stable despite fragile state of global economy  
Airport World
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Honduras to construct new international airport inside Palmerola military base  
Airport Technology
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Aviation industry is under-prepared to deal with cyber risks  
Insurance Journal
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Dublin Airport to see expansion  
Airport Technology
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Solar power comes to Dubai World Central  
Airport World
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Pakistan's Multan airport gets new international terminal  
Airport Technology
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Singapore plans mega airport terminal 5  
Economic Times
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Ryanair to be 1st airline to use Spanish 'ghost airport'  
ABC News
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS

ACRP Problem Statements FY 2016 due next Friday, March 20  
ACRP
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Sen. Heitkamp asks for speedier airport grants  
WDAZ-TV
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PreCheck expansion plan raises privacy concerns  
The New York Times
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The only FAA-approved ice runway is a frozen lake  
Wired via Yahoo Travel
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FAA's drone proposals get cautious welcome from public  
Computer World
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Contract TSA employees in San Francisco charged in smuggling scheme  
Skift
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ACC MEMBER NEWS

WSP Canada Inc. is hiring a Civil Design Engineer to join their Airports group in Calgary, Alberta  
WSP Canada Inc.
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Oman prepares for tourism spike with SITA technology to improve border crossings  
Skift
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Rockwell Collins and Atkins developing world's 1st fully integrated common-use identity management solution for airports  
Rockwell Collins
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HNTB-led master plan for Palm Springs airport to grow ticketing, baggage areas  
The Desert Sun
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HMMH certified as a woman-owned business  
HMMH
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Airport City project highlighted as AECOM participates in US business mission to Egypt  
AECOM
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AECOM's Taiwan aviation team celebrates with Taoyuan Airport wins  
AECOM
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Congratulations to Christine J. Bodouva on her new role as Aviation Principal Global Buildings at Jacobs Engineering in New York!  
Jacobs Engineering
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3 Louis Berger aviation projects in Kenya, Mauritius and Jordan honored at 2014 Airport Service Quality  
Travel Daily News
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ACC NEWS


ACC well represented at the Passenger Terminal Conference
ACC
ACC President T.J. Schulz and a number of ACC members were featured in a fantastic program at this week's Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France. Schulz moderated a panel discussion on the role of technology in the future implementation of Risk Based Security (RBS) procedures in the U.S. and E.U. The panel included Sissy Pressnell, Chair of the Security Manufacturers Coalition with Smiths Detection, ACC board member Larry Studdiford with AECOM, and Ken Mann, chair of the Aviation Group for the European Organisation for Security (EOS) with Cobalt. Many other ACC members were featured prominently throughout the agenda. ACC members also enjoyed a reception at the Arconas booth and met with representatives of the British Aviation Group (BAG) to discuss opportunities for collaboration.
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Nominate outstanding agency partners for the ACC Agency Best Practices Award!
ACC
The ACC Agency Best Practices Award recognizes valuable industry partners within the FAA, TSA or other suitable organizations for the work they do each day as they interact with the airport consultant community. Please help to identify worthy individual(s) within the FAA, TSA, or otherwise who exemplify teamwork; are innovative and flexible; and go above and beyond to cooperate with stakeholders! The award(s) will be presented during the July 2015 ACC Airport Technical Workshop Awards Luncheon. Nominations are due no later than Monday, April 13, 2015.
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Mark your calendars! The 2015 ACC Airports Technical Workshop
ACC
The ACC Airports Technical Workshop is your one-stop shop for all airport technical issues, featuring roundtable sessions with industry subject matter experts as well as FAA and other federal agency decision makers. This is an opportunity for industry to help shape future directives, and it is a CAN'T MISS EVENT for those with interest in FAA programs and policies! 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!
Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC
Melanie Barnes, P.E.
Aviation Department Director
mbarnes@shrewsusa.com

The experienced aviation services staff members of Shrewsberry have worked as owner’s technical representatives, program managers, engineers, consultants, construction managers and resident inspectors. Services range from high-level planning and NEPA documentation to design and civil engineering to construction inspection. Shrewsberry is a certified MBE, DBE, SBE and VOSB in several states.

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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 ACC 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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