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Airport Consulting Weekly
Apr. 26, 2012
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Global airport security expenditures expected to reach $45 billion by 2018
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An increase in global air travel, the persistent threat of terrorist attacks and new regional security directives are all contributing to increased spending on airport security measures throughout the world, according to new analysis by Frost & Sullivan. More

Domestic Airport News

Airports develop plans for diversions, tarmac delays
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Airports are scrambling to develop plans to deal with the unexpected arrival of planes, especially during bad weather, to keep passengers from being stuck for hours on their tarmacs. Airlines have long had plans for where to send planes when routes are blocked by weather or planes suffer mechanical problems. They face huge fines if they keep passengers waiting on the tarmac for three or four hours. More

AA, US Airways merger would present challenge
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A merger between bankrupt American Airlines and US Airways would create the largest airline in the world, preserve American Airlines jobs and provide cost-saving synergies of $1.8 billion to $2.5 billion within a year, industry analysts and union executives said. More

Critical flaws bared in aviation tornado warning system
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One year ago, a violent tornado struck Lambert-St.Louis International Airport, exposing hundreds of passengers to danger from flying debris in the concourses as well as onboard aircraft sitting on the tarmac. Despite a half-hour heads up from the National Weather Service, the airport authority never warned passengers of the approaching twister, and the tornado warning was not relayed to pilots either. More

Virtual tower may be the answer at Beckley, W. Va., airport
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A virtual tower, as opposed to an actual physical control facility, might be the answer to the Raleigh County Memorial Airport's quest for enhancing safety and security. Dr. David Byers, senior development professional for the Florida-based Quadrex Aviation LLC, outlined the concept to the Raleigh County Airport Authority as it explores means of improving safety at the facility. More

Airport renovation activity reaching peak pace
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A recent update provided incorrect information regarding the name of a company involved in part of the renovation work at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, where work is expected to increase in anticipation of the 2013 Super Bowl. More

Long Beach Airport commits to build new general aviation facility
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Long Beach Airport managers said they are committed to finding a location to develop a new home for general aviation tenants and facilities being displaced due to the construction of a car rental hub near the airport's new terminal. More

Cincinnati airport looks to offset reduced flights
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An airport considered vital to economic development in the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky region is striving to expand service and offset airline cutbacks that have caused concern in the region's business community. More

The Navigator: TSA's Pre✔™ express airport screening hinges on fragile trust
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A new Transportation Security Administration initiative that lets trusted travelers bypass the airport screening line is on the verge of an ambitious expansion. By the end of the year, Pre✔™, a government program that offers expedited screening to those who submit to an initial background check, is expected to be available in 35 airports, including Reagan National, Washington Dulles and BWI Marshall. More

International Airport News

Airport 2012: What's hot on the runways
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Berlin is getting a brand-new one. Atlanta and Las Vegas are getting additions to theirs. And New York is seeing a changing of the guard. We're talking about airports, and road warriors should get ready for some big changes. More

AEA applauds EU decision to release PNR data to the US
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The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has welcomed the European Union (EU) Parliament's decision to approve a new data transfer agreement with the U.S. The law replaces a provisional agreement set in 2007 and will give U.S. authorities access to the EU passenger name record (PNR) data in order to "prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute terrorism and serious transnational crimes" as well as "to identify persons who would be subject to closer questioning or examination." More

BAA sells Edinburgh airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for $1.3 billion
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Airport operator BAA Ltd. said it has agreed to sell Edinburgh airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for 807 million pounds ($1.3 billion). The sale complies with an order by the Competition Commission, the U.K.'s antitrust watchdog, that BAA dispose of either its Edinburgh or Glasgow airport. More

Ryanair agreements with France's Nimes airport probed by EU
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Ryanair Holdings Plc's deals with Nimes airport in France will be investigated by European Union regulators over whether the company benefited from French government subsidies. The European Commission will probe rebates and marketing agreements between Ryanair and the airport that may have given the airline an "undue economic advantage," as well as financial arrangements between French authorities and the Nimes facility, regulators said in an e-mailed statement. More

ACC News

Upcoming ACC Institute webinars address a number of critical subjects
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Stay informed on the latest in airport development with upcoming ACC Institute webinars addressing a number of diverse and informative subjects. Webinars currently scheduled will address best practices in educating local airport policy makers; how to transition to the use of Building Information Modeling in your organization; implementing Safety Management Systems; emerging technologies at airports; managing security convergence & insider threats; considerations in expanding your business globally; and implementing IT in capital projects. Find more information or register now for the training sessions that suit your needs. More


TSA Pre✔™ expands to Alaska Airlines and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the start of TSA Pre✔™ operations with Alaska Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Alaska Airlines is the third airline to begin offering TSA Pre✔™ to select members of their frequent flyer program, in addition to Delta and American Airlines. TSA Pre✔™ is a pre-screening initiative and allows select passengers to receive expedited screening for domestic travel. More

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