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TSA union: Ryan budget returns airport security to pre-9/11 levels
The Hill
The union that represents Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers is arguing that Rep. Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., proposed budget for fiscal 2015 would return airport security to pre-9/11 levels.
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Airlines, airports improve technology for passengers
USA Today
What if you can hop on board a flight after scanning your own boarding pass? How about tagging and checking your own bag? Or finding the nearest spot for an airport manicure by tapping a screen?
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Big airport improvements on the runway
The New York Times
Billion-dollar makeovers are planned for several major airports in the United States over the next few years, some already underway.
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Mississippi passes incentive program for air service
Sun Herald
An incentive plan passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant ties increases in air service at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and other airports in the state with advertising for the new or enhanced flights.
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House Committee passes Transparent Airfares Act of 2014
Frequent Business Traveler
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed new legislation that will help ensure that airline passengers know how much of their ticket price goes to federal taxes.
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New better-than-radar technology will boost aircraft tracking
Gigaom
No more lost planes? ADS-B offers much more accurate tracking of airplanes compared to radar — yes, even over water. It awaits certification but has already been mandated for use in the U.S. by 2020.
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A closer look at Australia's suffering airports
By Matt Falcus
High demand and increasingly inadequate service are putting mounting pressure on Australia's key airports, with Sydney taking the "worst airport in Australia" title in a recent report.
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Brazil's latest airport project not fully ready for FIFA World Cup
Forbes
The Brazilian media have been almost gleefully picking on its country’s lack of preparedness for the FIFA World Cup matches that begin in June, with the latest news being that an airport won’t be fully functional as planned.
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EasyJet agrees to long-term deals with Gatwick and Luton airports
Air Transport World
U.K. low-cost carrier easyJet has signed seven- and 10-year deals with London’s Gatwick and Luton airports, respectively, enabling the airline to commit to growth at those locations.
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China faces several obstacles to building successful domestic commercial aircraft industry, RAND report finds
AviationPros.com
China's investment of billions of dollars in a domestic commercial aviation industry has yet to result in a commercially viable aircraft and is unlikely to do so for the foreseeable future.
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Brazil's latest airport project not fully ready for FIFA World Cup
Forbes
The Brazilian media have been almost gleefully picking on its country’s lack of preparedness for the FIFA World Cup matches that begin in June, with the latest news being that an airport won’t be fully functional as planned.

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US 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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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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Dubai airport must double up on runway use, says UAE aviation chief
The National
Dubai International Airport will need to find a way to use both of its runways simultaneously if it is to avoid exceeding its capacity as traffic grows rapidly over the next few years, according to the UAE’s aviation chief.
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ACC MEMBER NEWS


Chris Chalk of Mott MacDonald named incoming Chairman of British Aviation Group
The British Aviation Group
The British Aviation Group (BAG) has announced that Chris Chalk of Mott MacDonald will become the Chairman of the BAG in September 2014. Chris currently sits on the BAG board as deputy chairman where he looks after the group finances. Additionally, Chris has led numerous trade missions and has been active in ACC – recently speaking at the ACC Global Business Summit. Chris is a chartered engineer and has 35 years consultancy experience with a focus on aviation planning and finance. He has worked in a lead role on aviation projects in over 50 countries including recent work in Hong Kong, Turkey, Russia and Latin America.
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Stuart Siegel and Wetlands and Water Resources, Inc. join ESA
ESA
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) has announced that on April 1, 2014, Dr. Stuart Seigel and his firm, Wetlands and Water Resources, Inc. (WWR), has joined with ESA.
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David Williams joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff
David Williams has been named Civil Manager in the Seattle office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Williams will manage the civil engineering staff in the Seattle office, as well as having responsibility for business development and client relations.
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Five C&S projects receive 2014 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards
C&S Companies
C&S Companies announced that five of firm’s projects were honored with top awards by the American Council of Engineering Companies, New York Chapter in their annual Engineering Excellence competition, including a Gold Award for terminal improvements at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
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Make sure your firm is listed in the 2014 ACC Membership Directory!
ACC
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. Wednesday, April 16, 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 or take advantage of limited remaining advertising opportunities. For more information, contact ACC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Colleen Flood at colleenf@acconline.org.
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


FAA pursues rulemaking on third class medical issue
FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is beginning a rulemaking project that will consider whether to allow private pilots, in certain instances, to substitute a driver’s license in lieu of a FAA medical certificate.
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    FAA working (slowly) on SMS for airports (Aviation International News)
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Losses at smaller airports are unlikely to be reversed (The New York Times)
Industry shake-up batters California's Ontario airport (USA Today)
C&S selected for on-call contract at Detroit Metro Airport (C&S Companies)

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