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ACC holds strategy meeting on FAA reauthorization
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Members of the ACC Finance & Project Delivery and Advocacy Committees met in Alexandria, Virginia, on April 28-29 to begin framing out ACC’s policy recommendations on the upcoming FAA reauthorization. The meeting featured a roundtable discussion with industry experts on the issues and political landscape surrounding the reauthorization, and ways the technical expertise of ACC members could help in identifying beneficial reforms beyond the traditional funding and regulatory policies that have been advocated in previous years’ reauthorization efforts.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS

Bill filed to keep airline ticket rules in place   The Hill
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FAA head: Safety, privacy concerns abound in regulating drones   NPR
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Airline mergers bring deep service cuts to small and midsize airports   Bloomberg Businessweek
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Is the TSA becoming more tolerable?   Los Angeles Times
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Airline profits soar to $12.7 billion   The Los Angeles Times
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Tentative deal revives Philadelphia airport expansion effort   USA TODAY
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Los Angeles airport makeover about to get painful   The Associated Press via ABC News
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS

Hamad International opens after delays and shows great promise   By Matt Falcus
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Pakistan sets up mandatory polio immunization sites at airports   Voice of America
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Kent, UK's Manston Airport to close on May 15   BBC News
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Istanbul's Ataturk Airport tope European traffic record   Daily Sabah
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Queenstown, New Zealand, airport 'coming of age'   Otago Daily Times
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ACC MEMBER NEWS


Avninder S. Bhogal, PE, LEED® AP BD+C directs Arora's green design initiatives as Sustainability Practice Leader
Arora Engineers
The firm appointed Avninder (Avi) S. Bhogal, PE, LEED® AP BD+C as its Director of Sustainability. Avi is responsible for integrating environmentally-friendly policies and practices into our organization, promoting energy and materials conservation, and helping to create a positive mindset focused on waste reduction.
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MMM Group recognized for engineering excellence on Quito Airport
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MMM Group Limited (MMM) was recently honored for its work on the New Quito International Airport (NQIA) with the 2014 Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) Award of Excellence for firms with more than 350 employees.
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Woolpert becomes a Google Enterprise Maps authorized partner
Woolpert
Woolpert, a national geospatial, infrastructure management, and design firm, announced today that it has become an Authorized Partner of solutions based on Google’s Maps for Business technologies. This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a partner’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products.
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ACC NEWS


Registration open Monday, May 12, for the ACC Airports Technical Workshop
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The ACC Airports Technical Workshop will be held July 29-30 in Arlington, Virginia. This event is your one-stop shop for all technical regulatory issues, featuring roundtable sessions and networking opportunities with industry subject matter experts as well as FAA and other federal agency decision makers. Register next week and plan to join us in July for discussions on the latest Advisory Circular updates and regulations; GIS; airfield design and incursion programs; and sustainability updates.
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ACC EVENTS

Date Event Location
May 14 Changes to Runway & Taxiway Painting Procedures under AC 150/5370-10, Item P620 Webinar
June 24-26 ACC/TSA
Security Capabilities Day & Technical Workshop
Arlington, Va.
July 29-30 Airports Technical Workshop Washington, D.C.
Sept. 22-24 Airfield Pavement Design, Evaluation & Analysis Workshop Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 10-12 2014 ACC Annual Conference & Exposition Ft. Myers, Fla.




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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS

TSA releases revised Planning Guidelines and Design Standards for Checked Baggage Inspection Systems (PGDS) Version 4.2   TSA
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FAA and GA community launch weather safety campaign   FAA
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Outcomes of Green Initiatives: Large Airport Experience   ACRP
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