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Airport Consulting Weekly
March 24, 2011
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North American airlines start reining in supply as oil prices bite
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North American carriers are turning back to the weapon that served them so well in their last battle against high oil prices, by pulling back planned capacity increases to safeguard recently restored profitability. More

Domestic Airport News



Airport grants from FAA under fire: What does that mean for little-used MidAmerica?
Belleville News Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport lost its regular passenger airline service more than two years ago. Air cargo flights remain sporadic, while the airport itself continues to lose millions of dollars each year. More

New air traffic system could save time, fuel
Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The highways in the sky need upgrading to avoid gridlock and save fuel. And as part of this year's spending bill, Congress is debating the Federal Aviation Administration's budget, which includes funds to continue implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System, commonly known as NextGen. More

House extends tax break for Delta
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Delta Air Lines will continue to get a break on the sales tax it pays for jet fuel under legislation approved by the Georgia House. House Bill 322 calls for the state to give the airline a $20 million exemption for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and $10 million the year after that. It would expire in 2013. More

GPS-based air navigation system advancing
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Work on the next generation of airline navigation systems to route planes across the United States has moved from design to environmental review in Denver, Federal Aviation Administration Officials said at the third annual "State of DIA" luncheon downtown. More

Federal watchdog to review FAA bird-strike measures
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A federal watchdog group announced that it plans to review the Federal Aviation Administration's program to reduce the threat to aviation from birds and other wildlife. The Transportation Department's Inspector General says the issue is a "serious aviation safety issue," as evidenced by several recent severe collisions between airliners and birds. More

Slow progress for rapid transit
National Geographic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's a half-hour drive by car from my house to the airport. But the bus ride? That's an odyssey. Here's what I'd be up against if I wanted to save the $10-a-day parking fee and catch the city bus from Winter Springs, Fla., to Orlando International Airport: Depending on the time of day, I'd have to walk from one to five miles, catch a bus, make at least one connection, and walk another half mile. More

United Airlines expands mobile check-in, boarding to international flights
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United Airlines has expanded its mobile check-in and mobile boarding pass capability to customers who are traveling internationally. Parent company United Continental Holdings Inc. announced that the domestic paperless boarding option now available at 62 U.S. airports, including Denver International Airport, can be used by fliers heading overseas as well. More

International Airport News



Delta suspends flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Amid a decline in travel to Japan due to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis there, Delta Air Lines said it will temporarily suspend its new flights to Tokyo's Haneda Airport. However, Delta will continue flights to its hub at Tokyo's Narita Airport. More

Radiation tests begin throughout US airports
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Travelers arriving from Japan may not know it, but U.S. customs agents are on alert for passengers coming into the country with high levels of radiation. It's routine protocol for agents at all ports of entry to screen for radiation with personal radiation devices, but now Homeland Security is directing agents to be more watchful. More

Greece hires advisers on airport, Hellenikon projects
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Greece on picked BNP Paribas and NBG to advise it on plans to extend the concession agreement of the Athens International Airport (AIA), the finance ministry said. More

ACC News



Your firm, featured in the 2011 ACC Membership Directory
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Now is the time to make sure your ACC profile reflects the message and contacts you want to convey to thousands of airport staff, agency representatives and other airport development experts. Members' official representatives can update their firm's ACC profile by logging in at www.ACConline.org or contacting Emily VanderBush at emilyv@acconline.org. While on the website, be sure to take a look at the competitive rates in the 2011 ACC Media Kit and consider maximizing your firm's industry exposure by advertising with ACC. The diverse distribution of the membership directory makes it an ideal place to increase your firm's industry visibility. The deadline for all profile updates and ad submissions is Thursday, March 31. More

ACC welcomes new members
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FAA/TSA/ACRP News



Temporary FAA funding approved by House panel
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A bill funding the Federal Aviation Administration through May 31 was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, H.R. 1079, extends FAA programs at current funding levels for 60 days. More

Airport Improvement Program (AIP): Interim Policy Regarding Access to Airports From Residential Property
Federal Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This action adopts an interim policy amending and clarifying FAA policy concerning through-the-fence access to a federally-obligated airport from an adjacent or nearby property, when that property is used as a residence, and permits continuation of existing access subject to certain standards. More

Survey of Minimum Standards: Commercial Aeronautical Activities at Airports
TRB    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 11: Survey of Minimum Standards: Commercial Aeronautical Activities at Airports explores source material for adopting and enforcing minimum standards that airport owners and operators commonly impose on businesses that perform commercial aeronautical activities that occur at airports. More

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