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Airport Consulting Weekly
April 28, 2011
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ACC urges conferees to support maximum funding for airports
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The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) joined seven other associations in a joint letter urging House and Senate conferees on the FAA reauthorization bill to support maximum AIP and PFC funding, along with key programs that ensure reliable air service to small communities.
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Domestic Airport News



New terror-alert system announced
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The federal government is adopting a simple, two-tiered alert system to warn the public of terrorist threats and possible attacks. The new warning system - called the National Terrorism Advisory System - is to be in place by next week and will replace the five-colored terror alert system that was adopted shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. More

The airport of the future
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Fast Company Expert Blogger Michael Valkevich writes, "If you spend any time at all at airports, you tend to form strange and overly developed opinions about them. When I lived in Chicago, I logged so many hours at O'Hare International Airport that the raw specificity of my preferences got outright weird." More

LAX terminal expansion takes shape
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Steel beams are slowly rising on the west side of Los Angeles International Airport, serving as the most visible reminder that a panacea is finally on the way for the much-maligned facility. The hub of construction centers around the Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is finally getting an overdue makeover. More

Airports preparing for biggest version yet of 747
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The biggest version yet of Boeing's jumbo 747 could soon be flying into airports that have never seen aircraft that large before. Airports from Rockford, Ill., to Huntsville, Ala., are asking the FAA for waivers so they can receive the new Boeing 747-8 (pronounced dash-eight) cargo plane. More

Changes on the way for OIA? 'Airport of the future' hits snag
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The future at Orlando International Airport might see so many passengers bypassing ticket counters that those stations wither and perhaps go away. Passengers who didn't buy tickets and print boarding passes in their homes, offices or hotels - or download them into smartphones - would get them at centrally located kiosks serving all airlines. More

NASA: Green airliner achievable by 2025
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Aircraft makers are banking on a raft of emerging technologies to make their next-generation airliners quieter, more fuel efficient and lower on emissions. In the U.S., the research effort is spearheaded by NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) program, which is exploring a suite of airframe and propulsion technologies that could be ripe for full-scale development around 2020 and entry into service five years later. More

Philadelphia airport hailed as a retail gateway
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Clark Freshman had a little time before his 6 p.m. flight home to San Francisco one day when he spotted the Philadelphia airport's new "pod" hotel inside security and near the airline gates. More

Rapid recovery continues at Lambert Airport
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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is expected to run at 85 percent of normal today, thanks to a second day of rapid recovery after the tornado strike. At least 200 of the roughly 250 scheduled flights should depart, and all but one airline should be operating, said Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, at a recent news conference. More

O'Hare airport muni deal could see lofty yields
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The largest municipal bond offering of the week, a billion-dollar sale from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, should lure investors with low prices and lofty yields when it sells. More

International Airport News



Brazil to auction expansion of Sao Paulo Airport, Estado reports
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Brazil will put up for auction to private companies the expansion of airports in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Campinas, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, Estado de S. Paulo reported, citing chief of staff Antonio Palocci. More

Dubai airport passengers up 5.8 percent, unrest slows traffic
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Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport rose by 5.8 percent year-on-year in March, Dubai Airports said, but traffic on Middle Eastern and African routes dropped due to regional unrest. More

San Miguel may bid for Manila airport terminal
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Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp said it may bid for the troubled Terminal 3 of Manila's international airport if it was put on the auction block, but the government said a legal dispute needed to be resolved before any sale. More

ACC News



New webinar on FAA's wildlife hazard management activities scheduled for May 11
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Register now for a new ACC webinar that will discuss current challenges at airports concerning wildlife hazard management, proposed revisions to FAA guidance documents, and the status and direction of the FAA GA Wildlife Hazard Assessment program. The webinar will include challenges such as funding, protocols and other pertinent information. The webinar will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11. For more information and to register go to the ACC website. More

FAA/TSA/ACRP News



Resource Guide to Airport Performance Indicators
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 19A: Resource Guide to Airport Performance Indicators explores airport performance indicators (APIs) for use in benchmarking and performance measurement. These APIs are sorted by functional type and their criticality to the airport strategic plan. More

Common Airport Pavement Maintenance Practices
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 22: Common Airport Pavement Maintenance Practices explores how airports implement a pavement maintenance management program, including inspecting and tracking pavement condition, scheduling maintenance, identifying necessary funds, and treating distresses in asphalt and concrete pavements. More

Impact of Jet Fuel Price Uncertainty on Airport Planning and Development
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 48: Impact of Jet Fuel Price Uncertainty on Airport Planning and Development is designed to help airport operators and planners measure the impact of changes in jet fuel price on supply and demand for air service at commercial service airports. More

TSA names new security chief at Newark airport
The Associated Press via Staten Island Real-Time News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Newark Liberty International Airport is getting a new security chief. The Transportation Security Administration has named Donald Drummer its federal security director at the airport. Drummer previously held similar positions at BWI Airport in Maryland and New York's JFK Airport. More

TSA addresses airport screening concerns at Newark Liberty by forming working group
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The federal Transportation Security Administration says it is addressing concerns Newark Liberty security managers raised in a critical analysis of airport screening operations. For starters, the TSA's local director has formed a working group of managers, "to develop action plans on remaining issues and monitor progress." More

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