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Trends driving airport construction
American airports remain some of the busiest in the world, with nearly half of the world’s 30 busiest airports within the U.S. and domestic air travel at an all-time high of 743 million passengers taking flight in 2013. However, upgrades to aviation infrastructure have not kept pace with the increase in airport traffic or even at a level sufficient to accommodate the life cycle of our many dated terminal facilities. Until now.
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A4A: US airlines post 5th year of profits with $7.3B in 2014
Air Transport World
ACTE to Congress: Do not raise PFCs as part of FAA reauthorization
Travel Daily News
Airports want to double passenger fees
Smaller airports struggle against big airports' lures
The New York Times
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US airports call for $75.7B in upgrades over the next 4 years
Los Angeles Times
US Senate unanimously confirms Christopher Hart as NTSB chairman
Air Transport World
US and Gulf airlines clash at aviation summit
Transportation and money: Fighting over airline passengers' dollars
Air travel demand will grow steadily for next 20 years, FAA predicts
Los Angeles Times
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US Commerce Department leads airport trade mission to Brazil
Global Atlanta via AviationPros
Upgrade for Abu Dhabi International Airport's terminal 1
Revival of 'ghost airport' stirs hope in Spain
The New York Times
Video: 50 years of airport evolution from the field's leading architect
Project watch: New Mexico City International Airport
Poll reveals London councillors backing for Gatwick expansion
India's airports to get 'smarter'
Khaleej Times via AviationPros
In China, airport construction reaches a peak
Hong Kong airport gets green light for $18B 3rd runway
The Associated Press via USA Today
FTE in Paris: 14 solutions that can help to improve the airport experience today
Future Travel Experience
Bahrain International Airport's passenger terminal construction officially launched
Bahrain News Agency
Airport design — the changing face of airports
The FAA funding bill may mean big changes for fliers — or none
The Washington Post
Statement of principles for air traffic control reform
Eno Center for Transportation
TSA screening enters the spotlight
Shuster looks to foreign ATC systems for FAA reform
Vacancies at transport agencies sow angst
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FAA forecast sees continued, steady growth in air travel
Smiths Detection to provide advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi airport
Lisa Waters appointed as new president/CEO of Florida Airports Council
Florida Airports Council
Jean E. Mongillo joins Hoyle Tanner & Associates as manager of aviation business development
Hoyle Tanner & Associates
Gresham, Smith & Partners to be awarded contract for professional architectural services at CHO
Deadline to submit a problem statement for PARAS Program is June 15
Charles Snowden Jr. joins Hanson Professional Services as aviation market principal
Hanson Professional Services
Registration open — 2015 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop
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.
ACC submitting comments on small UAS NPRM
The long-delayed Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was recently released and ACC will be submitting comments on behalf of our members. We are specifically looking for input on how the proposed rule may affect, either positively or negatively, your business practices. ACC will be accepting comments through April 15, 2015. Please submit them to Matt Griffin with ACC at MattG@acconline.org.
Make sure your firm is listed in the 2015 ACC Membership Directory!
The ACC Membership Directory is mailed to nearly 3500 industry professionals; airport directors and personnel; FAA, TSA and state aviation officials; fellow associations and members of the media. The directory is also available at all ACC, ACC Institute, and other industry events. Friday, March 20 at 3:00pm is the final deadline for firms to join ACC and be featured in the printed directory and for current members to make edits to their firm profile. You can also take advantage of limited remaining advertising opportunities by submitting them no later than Friday, March 27. For more information, contact ACC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Colleen Flood at ColleenF@acconline.org.
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