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'Giving props'
By ACC Board of Directors Chair David Peshkin, P.E.
It's my first article addressing the ACC membership as president and I know I need an aviation theme. Along those lines, the expression "giving props" comes to mind and I'll bet it resonates with many of you as well.

However, I'm not thinking about the 6-foot wooden propeller my wife gave me for a birthday present a few years ago, nor is this about those great aviation industry booth giveaways — pens, USB hubs, die-cast models or miniature fans — all of which prominently feature a prop of some sort.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS


FAA says it will increase NextGen funding in fiscal 2015
The Star-Ledger
The Federal Aviation Administration says it is increasing funding in its fiscal 2015 budget proposal for the NextGen air traffic control system, not cutting funding, as some advocates of the system have warned. The FAA will spend just over $1 billion on NextGen in the coming fiscal year, up from $901 million in 2014, the agency said.
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US air travel grows slowly; Airlines stay profitable
Aviation International News
The demand for air travel in the U.S. grew slowly in 2013, a year that started “with a good deal of uncertainty that never really let up,” the Federal Aviation Administration states in its latest 20-year aerospace forecast. Nevertheless, the U.S. airline industry posted a fourth straight year of profits, thanks to changes it implemented after the 2008 global recession. The biggest change is that airlines have shifted from efforts to increase their market share to improving shareholder returns, the FAA said.
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Effects of pilot shortage hits nation's regional airports
The Watch
A pilot shortage plaguing small regional airlines across the U.S. is now taking its toll in Western Colorado. The loss is particularly acute at Telluride Regional Airport, where Great Lakes Airlines flights to and from Denver have been suspended from April 8 to June 4.
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American COO: Merger creates network 'multiplier effect' boosting cargo
Air Transport World
Cargo will “play a significant role” in the merged American Airlines/US Airways, according to American COO Robert Isom. Speaking to the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Los Angeles, Isom said the combination of the two merging airlines’ networks will create a “multiplier effect” enabling the efficient transport of cargo worldwide ― particularly to destinations in Latin America and Asia ― in the bellies of the new American’s aircraft fleet.
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Airline industry pours millions into new terminals
USA Today
For business travelers, crisscrossing the country or the globe, airport terminals can be akin to a second home. Those beehives where the flying public gets boarding passes, checks bags and waits for flights are also the first and final glimpse a traveler has of a city, a business hub for concessionaires and ― depending on the experience ― a potentially key factor in whether a passenger boards a jet in a tranquil or testy mood.
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Legislators want hearings into ramp safety at California airports
The Los Angeles Times via AviationPros.com
Citing the recent death of a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport, state legislators called for committee hearings to assess worker safety at California airports. Although Cal/OSHA is looking into the death of Cesar A. Valenzuela on Feb. 21, a group of lawmakers announced at a news conference in downtown Los Angeles that they would conduct a wider investigation.
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Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says
The Los Angeles Times
Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it might even make sense to relax some of the existing security tactics.
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Pittsburgh International Airport pins hope on next CEO
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
With a change at the top, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is hoping to reverse the direction of Pittsburgh International Airport, attract more flights and boost traffic. But then again, it all may be for naught. The troubles Pittsburgh International has experienced over the past decade have far less to do with who was running the airport than with the realities of the airline industry, experts said.
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United to let fliers stream TV, movies to personal devices
USA Today
United Airlines passengers will soon be able to watch United's in-flight entertainment offerings on their own laptops or on personal devices powered by Apple's iOS operating system. The nation's second-biggest carrier will begin rolling out the option in April, saying it will add the system to "select aircraft." United promised that most "mainline" planes would be outfitted with the new system by the end of 2014.
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Virgin America will halt Los Angeles flights from San Jose, Calif., in May
San Jose Mercury News
A year after local officials trumpeted its decision to begin flights from Mineta San Jose International Airport, Virgin America abruptly announced plans to halt the service in May, saying the route wasn't as profitable as it had hoped.
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The most expensive airport parking in America
Travel + Leisure via Today Travel
With all the extra airline fees these days, the last thing you want is sticker shock at the airport parking lot. But that might be hard to avoid at London Heathrow’s Terminal 4, where prime-time parking prices top $20 an hour— the most expensive airport parking in the world.

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FAA forecast sees continued, steady growth in air travel
FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual forecast shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with a greater number of people expected to fly more miles each year.

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Airport authority's chief builder sets an example for excellence
Loudoun Times
By her own accounts, as a little girl growing up in rural Colorado, Ginger Evans never saw herself where she is now. An engineer with more than 30 years of experience, Evans has recently been hired as the new vice president for engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


Why it costs so much more to fly in Canada
CTV
With 75 percent of the Canadian population living within 90 minutes of the U.S. border it's no surprise that nearly five million Canadians went cross border shopping for cheap U.S. flights last year. That's the equivalent of 64 Boeing 737 sized flights full of Canadians every day.
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What Israeli airport security can teach the world
The Huffington Post
Malaysia Airlines 370 has once again raised question about airport and airline security. No country in the world faces more terrorist threats than Israel, and no airport in the world faces more such threats than Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. The Israelis have of course been the gold standard for establishing and maintaining security in all its forms. Much of the airport's security protocol is achieved through a combination of comprehensive due diligence, common sense, and consistency — which, one would think would be the objective of airport authorities throughout the world. Yet very few other airports have achieved the level of security that exists at Ben Gurion.
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India must boost domestic air service, says KPMG report
Aviation International News
India’s next government needs to press ahead with the development of domestic air routes, according a new report published by consultants KPMG. India’s Five-Year Plan for the period from 2012 to 2017 included a policy to improve flight connections between second- and third-tier cities, but progress all but stalled due to the political inertia that has gripped government ahead of elections to be held in April and May.
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MH370 mystery points to need for better aircraft tracking
Aviation Week
The story of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reads like bad fiction — a perfectly safe aircraft disappears from radar on a scheduled flight, and the extensive international search-and-rescue effort that ensues finds few clues. It is not fiction, but it should be in light of the technology to monitor aircraft and the massive amounts of operational data available.
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Canberra Airport's dramatic aerotropolis transformation
GlobalAirportCities.com
Over the next 20 years Canberra Airport will be transformed from a small local airport into a highly connected hub town offering diverse industrial, education, tourism and business opportunities and international travel, according to its latest draft master plan.
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Rapiscan Systems receives $7 million order for Real Time Tomography (RTT) hold baggage screening systems at major European airport
OSI Systems, Inc.
OSI Systems, Inc. announced that its security division, Rapiscan Systems, received an order worth approximately $7 million to provide Rapiscan Real Time Tomography (RTT) hold baggage screening systems and related maintenance services for Oslo Airport.
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CHA Companies is looking for aviation engineers in its Nashville, Tenn., and Rochester, NY, offices
CHA
CHA, a full service global engineering firm, is seeking an Aviation Engineer and an Engineering Designer/CADD Technician to join our Nashville, Tenn., office. We are also seeking an Aviation Engineer to join our Rochester, N.Y., office.
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Save the Date! ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Day & Technical Workshop
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, this event will provide participants a unique opportunity to learn about the latest programs and collectively address challenges. Join us June 24-26, 2014 in Arlington, Va., for this comprehensive aviation security program!
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RTCA document DO-230D Standard for Airport Security Access Control Systems now available!
ACC
Many members of the ACC Security Committee were instrumental to completing this document, a full revision to RTCA DO-230C, Integrated Security System Standard for Airport Access Control, (2011) providing standards and guidelines for implementing access control systems in the context of integrated security systems for airports. The document provides guidance on acquiring and designing such systems, testing and evaluating system performance, and operational requirements.
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Being Prepared for IROPS: A Business-Planning and Decision-Making Approach
ACRP
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 106: Being Prepared for IROPS: A Business-Planning and Decision-Making Approach describes a process to help justify airport planning, and funding decisions (capital, and operations and maintenance) related to supporting irregular operations (IROPS) contingency planning.
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FAA forecast sees continued, steady growth in air travel
FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual forecast released today shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with a greater number of people expected to fly more miles each year.
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