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April 1, 2010
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U.S. airlines set for stronger summer bookings
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Summer bookings on major U.S. airlines seem to be up from a year ago with help from fare sales as the industry attempts to regain its footing in the post-recession era, industry experts said. Carriers generally do not disclose figures on advance bookings, but executives have said recently -- and experts agree -- that bookings are strong heading into the peak summer travel season. More

Domestic Airport News

New York airports account for 41 of 50 most-delayed flights
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After meetings in New York, Chris Nagy often went home on Continental Airlines Inc.'s 7:30 p.m. flight to Omaha, Neb. It was so reliably late he could eat a leisurely dinner before going to New Jersey's Newark airport. More

JetBlue to launch service at Washington's Reagan
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JetBlue says it will launch service at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in November. The airline, based in Forest Hills, N.Y., said it will initially offer at least eight daily departures from Reagan to East Coast cities. The carrier already operates in the two other Washington D.C.-area airports, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. More

California: Airport donations banned
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The state's highest court ended a long-running legal battle when it barred the Hare Krishnas from soliciting donations at Los Angeles International Airport. More

Maine airport greeters reach milestone in effort to salute troops
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A group of Mainers who greet each and every troop plane that passes through the Bangor International Airport is being recognized for meeting its 1 millionth service member. More

US Airways returns to Baton Rouge after 7-year hiatus; airport still wants low-cost carrier
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On June 24, US Airways will add nonstop service to Baton Rouge, La., from its hub in Charlotte, N.C. US Airways Express affiliate PSA Airlines will fly three daily round-trip flights on the route using 50-seat Canadair CRJ-200 regional jets. In a press release, US Airways says Baton Rouge customers will be able to connect 128 domestic and international destinations through Charlotte. More

International Airport News

Expansion will go ahead at London Heathrow Airport
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If the United Kingdom wants to be the financial centre for Europe, ensuring that Heathrow Airport is expanded will be integral for whichever political party forms a Government after the next election. More

U.S.'s Leedco wins Iraq airport contract
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Unlisted Leedco Engineers Inc has won a $50 million contract for construction of an international airport in Iraq, company and provincial officials said. The airport is to be built in Salahuddine Province in northern Iraq as an alternative to Baghdad International Airport, said Jewher Hamad al-Fahel, the head of the province's investment commission. More

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Nigeria installs body scanners at airport
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Nigeria has installed two 3-D full body scanners at its largest airport to combat terrorism three months after a botched attempt by a young Nigerian to blow up an American jet. "We have installed two full body scanners at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos in response to the December 25 failed bid by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a US plane in mid-air," Akin Olukunle, spokesman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), told AFP. More

ACC News

ACC launches webinar training program
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The Airport Consultants Council has unveiled a new on-line training program that will provide a convenient way to learn about the latest in airport technical, regulatory and legislative issues. These sessions will be offered under a single registration fee, allowing offices to schedule brown-bag lunch training opportunities for their staff. Technical webinars will consist of training on technical topics ranging from airport engineering, design, environmental, planning, and other activities. Informational webinars will include timely and targeted briefings on relevant legislative or regulatory initiatives. A webinar titled Introduction to Safety Management Systems, which explores the basic elements of SMS and its applicability at US airports, will be held on held on Thursday April 8 and Tuesday May 4 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT Designing Airfield Pavements with the FAA's New Advisory Circular Software provides an overview of the new approach to the pavement design process included in the new FAA Advisory Circular 150/5320-6E. This webinar will be held on Monday, April 26 and Wednesday April 26 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM EDT For more information, visit More

Space still available for May pavement workshop
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There is still time to be one of the 30 attendees at the Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation Workshop being held May 3-5 in Atlanta, Ga. This course enables participants to describe the principles of airfield pavement design, develop airfield pavement designs for new or rehabilitation projects and evaluate the structural capacity of existing pavements using the FAA's latest pavement design procedures and tools. Attendees must enroll by Monday, April 12, 2010 to receive the early registration rate, so register now to ensure your spot. More

Second Annual ACC Security Technology Day confirmed
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On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 the second annual ACC Security Technology Day will be held in Arlington, Va. immediately preceding the ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series. The ACC along with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and industry leaders will, once again, share vital information relating to current and future security programs, spend plans and projects, and emerging technologies. For more information, visit More


Unanswered questions about Obama's TSA nominee
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Officials on Capitol Hill said they remained baffled by the abrupt implosion of President Obama's second pick to oversee the nation's transportation security, and are wondering why the nomination was pulled before they could get a clear explanation about a questionable $100 million contract that went to retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding. More

TSA announces senior leadership changes
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TSA Acting Administrator Gale Rossides acknowledged a number of changes in TSA senior leadership in a memo to all TSA employees. Keith Kauffman will now serve in the new position of TSA's Counterterrorism Coordinator; Bob Bray will be assuming the role of Acting Deputy Administrator; Cindy Farkus will now serve as the Assistant Administrator for Intelligence and John Halinski has been promoted to Assistant Administrator of the Office of Global Strategies. Read the full memo here. More

IBM designing FAA security system based on advanced analytics
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IBM is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to develop a security system that uses advanced analytics to correlate and analyze data in order to detect and prevent cyber-attacks. More

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