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Airport Consulting Weekly
April 22, 2010
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Chicago's O'Hare offers $1.2 billion in bonds to fund overhaul
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Chicago O'Hare International Airport was selling $1.2 billion in taxable and tax-free municipal bonds to help fund runway construction and terminal expansion as it seeks to shed its image as a chokepoint in the nation's air network. More

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Board hopes to land new Tampa chief
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With longtime airport director Louis Miller gone, Hillsborough County's aviation authority faces decisions on a search for a permanent replacement. After contentious exchanges between Miller and new board members and his staff legal counsel, as well as struggles over how much autonomy the director had, two authority members say the board must first figure out its role before it brings in any job candidates. More

NORAD general warns that turbines pose national security threat, but he's breezy on details
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Just as Americans adjust to getting more renewable energy, the military steps in and makes wind farms compete with national security. Last month, Gen. Gene Renuart, soon-to-depart commander of Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, told the House Armed Services Committee that wind farms pose problems for the radar that keeps America safe from air and space threats. More

Runway tweaks mainly affect international flights
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A change in runway use at O'Hare International Airport will be on the radar screen of pilots next month, but passengers shouldn't notice major differences, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. More

FedEx, Teamsters battle over bill
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FedEx Corp. and the Teamsters union are battling over whether wide-ranging aviation legislation will contain provisions to make it easier for unions to organize airline employees and harder for carriers to cut costs by allying with rivals or outsourcing maintenance. More



Sea-Tac airport collects, compacts airplane recyclables
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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport showed off a new program that coordinates collection. I couldn't make it, owing to a desire not to infect others, but Port of Seattle spokesman Perry Cooper was kind enough to send along the above photo and some details. The program will reduce waste sent to landfills, improve ramp safety, decrease air emissions, and save more than $250,000 each year, the port said. More

Houston mayor chooses Atlantan to lead airport system
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Mayor Annise Parker named her pick for a new city aviation director, presenting a top official of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -- the busiest in the United States -- for City Council approval. More

Myrtle Beach Airport project goes up for bids
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The Myrtle Beach International Airport terminal expansion may have cleared the funding hurdles that have caused some Horry County officials to hesitate in scheduling a groundbreaking for the project. More

Construction project aimed at airport safety
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The construction work visible along Route 376 next to the Dutchess County Airport here is not leading to new buildings. Quite the contrary. It's leading to the removal of trees that could be a hazard to aviation and will result in low-level plantings. More

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Senators look to Amsterdam for airport technology
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Three Republican senators want the Homeland Security Department to consider using at U.S. airports the computer technology used in Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport to screen passengers for explosives. More

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Flights resume in Europe but travel chaos not over
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Europe's busiest airport reopened as air traffic across the continent lurched back to life. But the gridlock created by Iceland's volcanic ash plume was far from over: Officials said it would be weeks before all stranded travelers could be brought home. More

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New ACC Airport Credentialing & Biometric Access Control Subcommittee (ACBAC) created
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The ACC Safety & Security Committee this week announced the creation an Airport Credentialing & Biometric Access Control Subcommittee (ACBAC). The Lead and Vice Lead of the committee will be Ann Barry with Ross and Baruzzini, Inc and Christer Wilkinson with AECOM System Solutions, respectively. Click here for a summary of the preliminary goals and anticipated activities of this subcommittee or if you are interested in joining. More

ASAC Airport Security Guidelines Working Group first meeting to be May 10, 2010
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The Transportation Security Administration, in partnership with Aviation Industry Stakeholders, is undertaking the task of revising the June 2006 document Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction. The working group is being co-chaired by TSA Deputy General Manager Airports Mike Duffy and ACC President Paula Hochstetler.  For more information about this initiative and how to become a participant, click here

ACC welcomes new members
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Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aviation Capacity Issues in Coastal Mega-regions
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TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 31: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aviation Capacity Issues in Coastal Mega-regions examines the aviation capacity issues in the two coastal mega-regions located along the East and West coasts of the United States. The report explores integrated strategic actions to that could potentially address the constrained aviation system capacity and growing travel demand in the high-density, multijurisdictional, multimodal, coastal mega-regions.
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DHS announces purchase of 1,200 explosives detection units
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the purchase of more than 1,200 explosives trace detection units using $35.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding-improving explosives detection capabilities at airports nationwide while infusing Recovery Act dollars into local economies. More

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