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FAA working (slowly) on SMS for airports
Aviation International News
Never renowned for its ability to fast-track rulemaking, the FAA might be gunning for a new record.
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Aerospace manufacturing takes off in South
USA Today
The South is home to auto giants Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Nissan Motor Co. It is increasingly attracting some of the biggest names in aviation, including Boeing Co. in South Carolina, Airbus in Alabama, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Georgia and GE Aviation in North Carolina.
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Borrego is installing solar at San Diego International Airport
Clean Technica
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will develop a 3.3-megawatt solar system featuring solar panel arrays on the roof of the newly expanded Terminal 2 West.
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Losses at smaller airports are unlikely to be reversed
The New York Times
Air travel has a lot of new realities: On a cheap coach fare, if you want a seat that isn’t in the middle of a cramped row back by the toilets, you are probably going to have to pay extra.
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United to finally equip airport gates with charging stations
Jaunted
Stay a little more connected during your next flight with United, as the carrier is doing their best to keep you charged up during your time at the gate.
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U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN
Pity the poor U.S. airport; its self-esteem has taken a beating in recent months. In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country."
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Industry shake-up batters California's Ontario airport
USA Today
Long lines and crowds are the hallmarks of air travel these days. But not at Ontario International Airport in California.
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


Easy come, easy go?
The Economist
Easyjet, Britain’s biggest airline by passenger numbers, has signed deals with two London airports in the past few days.
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Toronto council votes to negotiate with Port Authority over airport expansion
Toronto Star
Move to open talks doesn’t imply acceptance of Porter Airlines plans, councillors say, but does put off decision until next year, after many preconditions are met.
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Objects ruled out as missing plane debris
The Hill
A group of objects that were believed to be related to the disappearance of the missing Malaysia Airlines' Flight 370 were ruled out as a debris from the vanished plane, officials with the airline said.
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And the world's busiest airport is ...
CNN
Atlanta's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world, but Beijing's airport is closing the gap.
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And the world's busiest airport is ...
CNN
Atlanta's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world, but Beijing's airport is closing the gap.

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ACC briefed on TSA LAX active shooter report
ACC
TJ Schulz represented ACC at a March 21 briefing by TSA Administrator John Pistole outlining the recommendations identified as a result of the November shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The report findings and recommendations were made public this week.

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The world's most incredible abandoned airports
News.com.au
They are the airports to nowhere; commercial flights ceased long ago and they have been left to fall into ruin, yet we remain intrigued at just what went so “plane” wrong.

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ACC MEMBER NEWS


New cyber security website launched specifically for airports
ServiceTec
ServiceTec is delighted to announce the launch of a new website for its cyber security division, Airport CyberSec. Airport CyberSec offers airports all over the world a full range of Cyber Security services designed to keep their staff, passengers and data safe. Airport CyberSec’s cyber security experts work alongside airport IT and security teams to help protect against all aspects of cyber-attack.
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C&S selected for on-call contract at Detroit Metro Airport
C&S Companies
C&S Companies was selected by the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) to serve as one of their on-call consultants for professional engineering and related services for airfield projects at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). The contract includes planning, design, and construction administration for several airfield infrastructure projects.
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ACC welcomes new members
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KTBA provides strategic solutions for business development and problem solving in aviation, transportation, economic development and land development. Based on 30 years of innovative leadership, KTBA offers creative solutions for problem solving that enhance business growth in both public and private sectors. An emphasis on airports is supported by a strong network of top industry leaders and government officials.

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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Impacts of aging travelers on airports
ACRP
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 51: Impacts of Aging Travelers on Airports describes the challenges of wayfinding, fatigue, technology and equipment, and needed amenities, as well as the practices that airports are enacting to accommodate and improve the airport experience of aging travelers.
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FAA kicks off general aviation data demonstration project
FAA
The FAA announced the start of a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program for the general aviation community.
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TSA report identifies new measures to ensure safety and security of TSA employees and travelers
TSA
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a report, which concludes a comprehensive review of policies, procedures and operations following the Nov. 1, 2013, incident at Los Angeles International Airport, which took the life of Transportation Security Officer Gerardo I. Hernandez and injured two other officers and a traveler.
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    The world's most incredible abandoned airports (News.com.au)
Smaller airports are being left behind (The New York Times)
FAA completes second study of general aviation airports (FAA)
Greg Topping joins C&S as manager in aviation group (C&S)
Rep. LoBiondo: Act now to prevent FAA shutdown repeat (The Hill)

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