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DOT nominee rides smoothly through confirmation hearing
The Hill
President Obama's Transportation Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx, D, steered his way through his first confirmation hearing on Wednesday without facing any major objections. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., faced lawmakers on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for two hours.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS


New York City airports chief to step down
USA Today
The top airport official in New York will step down this summer, leaving behind a unique legacy in the USA's biggest aviation market. Susan Baer in 2009 became the first woman ever named to the high-profile Director of Aviation position at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In that role, Baer runs a system that includes New York's biggest airports — LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty — as well as the reliever Stewart International Airport about 70 miles north of the city and the general aviation Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
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Schumer to airlines: Don't 'pile on'
The Hill
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., pressed airlines to drop their plans to increase the fees for changing flights. Schumer said four major U.S. airlines have recently announced plans to increase the cost of rebooking plane tickets, which are commonly called "change fees," from $150 to $200.
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New video describes challenges of building rural airports
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Division of Statewide Aviation released the second video, in a two-part series, illustrating the vital lifeline aviation provides for 82 percent of Alaskan communities.
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Marshals lost track of terror suspects in witness protection
The Washington Times
The U.S. Marshals Service lost track of two "known or suspected terrorists" being held by the federal government as part of its witness protection program, the Justice Department's office of inspector general said in a recent report.
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US aviation failing? We've screwed ourselves
The Boston Globe
Our airports are terrible, and our airlines find it harder and harder to compete. We've done it to ourselves through shortsightedness, underfunding, and flyer-unfriendly policies.
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Massachusetts DOT goes greener with new airport project
AASHTO Journal
Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it has partnered with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on a pilot program that creates the first "carbon neutral" airport ground operation in the nation.
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Customs official: Global Entry security kiosks earning raves
Travel Weekly
Global Entry, the program that enables expedited clearance for low-risk, pre-approved travelers arriving in the U.S., appears to be a government success story. Frequent business travelers love it, repeat leisure vacationers are signing up and even kids are getting into the act.
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What's in an airport name? Sometimes it's aviation history
USA Today
Former presidents George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton all have airports named for them. So do former cabinet secretaries John Foster Dulles and Norman Y. Mineta and celebrities as varied as John Wayne, Bob Hope, Louis Armstrong, Will Rogers and Arnold Palmer.
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House passes bill giving disabled vets expedited airport screenings
Marine Corps Times
The House has passed a bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to expedite security screenings for severely injured or disabled veterans and any family members or caregivers traveling with them.
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Foreigners could be fingerprinted at Honolulu airport
KHON-TV
Bring your luggage and be ready to leave your fingerprint. That could be the future of air travel for foreigners visiting Hawaii. It's part of an immigration bill aimed at increasing security. U.S. Senators passed an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would require foreigners to be fingerprinted when they leave the country.
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New construction kicks off at Chicago Executive Airport
Daily Herald
A South Carolina-based company kicked off construction to build the third airline fueling and service facility at Chicago Executive Airport. Hawthorne Global Aviation Services took over construction rights for the new facility earlier this month from Sovereign Development Group, the project's original developer.
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San Francisco airport plans $4.1 billion in upgrades over 10 years
San Francisco Business Times
San Francisco's airport plans to spend $4.1 billion over the next decade to fund a major upgrade to its facilities. The expenditures will lead to the creation of more than 36,000 jobs, according to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who recently announced the figures.
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


The dramatic new Foster + Partners-designed terminal for Queen Alia Airport
Architectural Digest
Inaugurated this spring, the latest tour de force by the architecture firm Foster + Partners is a terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. The dramatic new structure is crowned by an undulating canopy of shallow concrete domes that suggests the rippling contours of Bedouin tents as well as the sheltering forms of desert palms.
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Visa on Arrival extended to Hyderabad, India, airport
Zee News
The central government has extended Visa-On-Arrival facility to international passengers travelling through Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad managed by the GMR Group. Visitors from 11 countries will be eligible to get a VoA from May 31 at RGIA, a GMR press release said.
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'Eternal' delays to airport, billion-dollar concert hall hit German reputation for efficiency
NBC News
Germans are world-famous for their efficiency, a stereotype both mocked and admired by their economically ailing European neighbors. But this hard-won reputation is now under threat after a catalog of calamities affecting major construction projects.
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Milan airport installs 50,000 NFC tags
NFC World
Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy, has installed a new maintenance system that uses NFC phones and a network of 50,000 NFC and RFID tags attached to equipment and systems around the airport — including fire extinguishers, elevators, sprinklers and boarding bridges.
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Tight budgets leave little for airport construction worldwide
USA Today
The International Transport Forum of 54 countries endorsed airport and road construction as "the backbone of national economies," even as the United States struggles to improve and expand

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Mitsubishi, Chiyoda to build airport in Mongolia
UPI
Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. and Chiyoda Corp. announced a 50 billion yen ($492.4 million) agreement to build an international airport in Mongolia. Mitsubishi, on its website, said the agreement was reached with the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia.

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Smaller airports take bigger hit as airlines cut flights
NPR
If you want to see the Fourth of July parade in your little hometown, you should book your flight now. Otherwise, you may have to drive there, or watch a video of the floats via an old friend's smartphone.

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Check out the latest agenda for the ACC Summer Workshop Series in July!
ACC
Find out how current legislation and regulation affecting the FAA/TSA will impact your firm at the annual ACC Summer Workshop Series. This conference provides a unique opportunity for participants to discuss a wide range of technical airport development and security issues with key decision makers. Technical experts from the consultant community, FAA, TSA and other agencies will discuss new and pending Advisory Circulars, guidelines, regulations and legislation.
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Airport Leadership Development Program
ACRP
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FAA Administrator Huerta calls for more action on GA safety
FAA
As the busy summer flying season approaches, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today met with leaders from the general aviation community to agree on actions to enhance safety and reduce accidents. The general aviation fatal accident rate has remained flat over the past five years and 149 fatal accidents already have occurred so far this fiscal year, killing 262 people.
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