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Airport Consulting Weekly
May 12, 2011
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FAA chief worried about funding
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Federal Aviation Administration's chief said in Atlanta that he's worried that Congress will pass a funding bill "well below" what President Barack Obama proposed for his agency. More

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US aviation bill may be delayed
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The U.S. Congress may push back consideration of a major aviation bill as negotiators haggle over funding levels and other contentious provisions, House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica said. More

New Florida law would make airport business less transparent
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Dealing with public matters in private has led to several recent controversies at Tampa International Airport. Former executive director Louis Miller didn't disclose to some board members a potential tenant's interest in a building he wanted to demolish. More

Branson Airport disputes claims of financial trouble
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Top officials at the Branson Airport are disputing claims it is in financial trouble. But, the privately owned airport has entered into a forbearance funding agreement with the bank that oversees its bonds. The airport admits it defaulted on its loan in January, but says it did not miss a payment. More

Is 100 percent cargo screening feasible?
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The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) March Emergency Amendment, which required carriers to provide full shipper account history for all import shipments into the U.S., caused considerable chaos in the air cargo community. More

New baggage screening to start operation May 17
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Within two weeks, Dayton International Airport will begin operating a new automated baggage system that will screen luggage for explosives and automatically divert suspicious bags for examination by transportation security officers. More

County officials get OK from FAA to rename airport
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Allegheny County, Pa., officials have the power to rename all or portions of Pittsburgh International Airport, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. Arlene Salac said an airport's sponsoring organization does not need FAA approval to give the facility a new name. More

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Croatia gets 10 bids for Zagreb airport extension
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Croatia has received 10 bids in an international tender for the construction of a second terminal at Zagreb airport, the transport and infrastructure ministry said, adding it expected to sign a contract in October. More

London airports splash $6 billion on revamp to lure jaded flyers
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London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the busiest in Britain, are spending almost $6 billion on makeover projects to stem an exodus of passengers and airlines put off by their crowded lounges and faded concrete. More

Dubai to be the world's busiest airport by 2015
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Dubai will have the busiest international airport in the world by 2015 which will be handling around 98.5 million passengers by 2020, a U.K.-based travel group has said. According to the new findings released by Dubai Airports as part of their ten year traffic forecast for Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum, passenger numbers will rise by 7.2 percent and 6.7 percent respectively from next year, Beat the Brochure said. More

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Important deadlines for Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit
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Next Tuesday, May 17, is the deadline for discounted rates on registration and hotel reservations for the Sixth Annual ACI-NA/ACC/AGC Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit from June 8-9 in San Jose, Calif. Registrations and room reservations made after this date will be subject to current rates and availability. Summit topics will address today's most pressing airport construction issues such as financing and funding opportunities and pitfalls, GMAX contracting tactics, responsibility and risks of project participants and emerging trends in the industry. More

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FAA bill expected to boost NextGen funding concept
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is likely that the FAA reauthorization bill will support efforts to set up a fund for NextGen equipage using private capital, according to a senior Senate staffer. The House bill already includes language encouraging public-private concepts for equipage funding, and the Senate will probably agree with this approach when the two versions of the reauthorization bill are addressed in conference, says Gael Sullivan, a majority staff member on the Senate Commerce Committee. More

TSA plans 'Trusted Traveler' program
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The Transportation Security Administration is considering a "trusted travelers'' program that would allow certain passengers to speed through security checkpoints without having to shed their shoes, show their laptops, or undergo a body scan. More

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