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Airport Consulting Weekly
May 6, 2010
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A glimpse of coming air-traffic technology
Philadelphia Business Today    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sky high between Atlantic City and Philadelphia, Arthur Sullivan was flying in the airplane of the future. The Federal Aviation Administration official from Washington was watching a display screen showing small blue crescents, each a nearby airplane sharing the sky. The screen showed the terrain below, other airports, the weather, and a continuously updated digital picture of traffic and weather at 3,000 feet. More

Domestic Airport News

Developers bet on cargo traffic at J.F.K.
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A revival in global trade has spurred the first speculative warehouse development at Kennedy International Airport in almost a decade. The industrial market around Kennedy Airport -- where tenants tend to be freight-forwarding businesses, trucking companies, United States Customs brokers, and other airline or aviation-related service businesses -- is one of the most robust in the world, according to the CoStar Group, a real estate information company in Bethesda, Md. More

Deal would have little effect on airports
The Bond Buyer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A marriage between Chicago-based United Airlines and Houston-based Continental Airlines may have a limited impact on their key airport facilities, as they operate mostly complementary routes, but it could add to the negative pressures posed by industry consolidation, market participants said. More

Airport express security to relaunch
Orlando Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The popular but financially broken Clear registered-traveler program at Orlando International Airport has gotten two boosts along the comeback trail, including Tuesday's announcement that a company intends to have the program operating again at certain U.S. airports by this fall. More

NY LaGuardia Airport should be torn down
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New York City's LaGuardia Airport, one of the nation's busiest with about 26 million passengers a year, is so outdated that it should be completely demolished and rebuilt, a Port Authority official said. More

Chicago keeps Midway Airport privatization in holding pattern
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Chicago is still eyeing privatization of Midway Airport, city officials told the Federal Aviation Administration. A quarterly update on its plans said "the city continues its deliberations" and will report any "further developments" by July 31. More

Shippers meet goal for passenger flight cargo exams
Bloomberg's Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. shippers met a goal to inspect 75 percent of cargo such as fish and flowers traveling with checked bags on passenger flights after air-freight companies added gear to meet rules for examining all shipments. More

International Airport News

Scotland, N. Ireland airspace to shut as ash thickens
Bloomberg's Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scotland and Northern Ireland airspace will close as rising concentrations of volcanic ash from Iceland pose a risk to planes, and airlines including EasyJet Plc began canceling flights. Emissions from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano have increased in density, and an ash cloud will keep moving south, possibly affecting airports in the north west of England and north Wales, the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority said on its website. More

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Ash cost UK airport operator 28 million pounds
The Associated Press via Bloomberg's Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
British airport operator BAA Ltd. estimates the volcanic ash cloud which grounded flights at its two London airports will cost it 28 million pounds ($42.5 million) this year. The company said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, in the first three months of the year were 174.1 million pounds, up 3.3 percent from a year earlier. More

ACC News

ACC continues efforts to educate industry on sustainability initiatives
ACC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ACC's Executive Vice President T.J. Schulz provided a briefing on growing trends in airport sustainability during the Virginia Airport Operators Council's Spring Workshop and Meeting last week in Staunton, Va. Schulz discussed the reasons why airports were undertaking sustainability programs and provided an overview of industry resources that were available to assist airports and consultants, including the Sustainable Aviation Resource Guide. This week over 30 members of ACC's Sustainability Committee participated in a conference call and received a briefing on the latest in the FAA's Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) program and sustainability provisions in the pending FAA reauthorization bills. Contact ACC if you are interested in joining the ACC Sustainability Committee or other committees. More

ACC welcomes new members
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Aviation Workforce Development Practices
TRB    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 18: Aviation Workforce Development Practices explores airport operating entity jobs and related skill sets needed to perform those jobs. The report also identifies potential ways to gain training on the skill sets needed to fulfill airport-related jobs and notes gaps where skill sets, and educational and advancement opportunities, may exist. More

TSA changes no-fly list policy after close call with Times Square suspect
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The Transportation Security Administration has implemented a new rule requiring airlines to check the no-fly list within two hours after being notified of a special update, after the suspect in the Times Square bombing attempted to make it through security at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. More

The Navigator: Some worry that refusing TSA's full-body scan may come at a price
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Having second thoughts about those new full-body scanners being used at airports by the Transportation Security Administration? The federal agency charged with protecting the nation's transportation systems may want to take a second look -- at you. More

Reauth bill could stretch FAA thin
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While FAA reauthorization will bring welcome funding stability, it will also place a tremendous burden on the agency in the form of a raft of new regulatory requirements, according to FAA Chief Counsel David Grizzle. The reauthorization bills being considered by the House and Senate would mandate the creation of several new rules as well as up to 14 studies and 30 reports, Grizzle said at the Phoenix International Aviation Symposium on April 30. More

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