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Airport Consulting Weekly
May. 24, 2012
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TSA wants up to 75 percent of flyers shifted to faster screening
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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration wants to speed screening for as many as three in four travelers as it absorbs criticism for procedures that have led to pat-downs of children, seniors and members of Congress. The agency envisions expanding enrollment in its PreCheck expedited-screening program beyond frequent flyers selected by airlines, Associate Administrator Doug Hofsass said. More

Domestic Airport News



FAA refusing to approve runway expansion deal for Dania Beach, Fla., residents
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A multi-million dollar settlement for Dania Beach, Fla., residents who live near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport may be in jeopardy. The Federal Aviation Administration is refusing to sign off on an unprecedented deal that would have resolved a long-standing fight over a runway expansion at the airport. More

Alaska Airlines offers customers self bag-tagging option at Sea-Tac Airport
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Alaska Airlines is debuting self-bag tagging for customers traveling out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The process allows customers to print and attach their own luggage tags from a self-service kiosk in the airport lobby and then, in one step, show their identification and drop their bag off with an airline representative for security screening and loading onto an aircraft. More

TSA clears cargo-screening deadline for takeoff in December
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The Transportation Security Administration said that it would require commercial airlines to screen all cargo packages that are transported on their flights to the United States by December. TSA had planned to implement the requirement by the end of last year, but the agency postponed the deadline amid concerns about the cost and time required to screen all packages. More

Congressman says 9/11-like attack won't pass through the airport terminal
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The next 9/11-like attack involving a plane will come from the ground - not through airport security - a Republican congressman and former airline pilot told a top TSA official. Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., a commercial airline pilot for 17 years, said at a recent hearing that he's gotten several calls telling him that security around airplanes on the ground "is a joke." More

Bay Area airport committee recommends more flights for Oakland, San Jose, Calif.
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A new report by the Regional Airport Planning Committee (RAPC) shows San Francisco International Airport (SFO) continuing to attract new airline passengers while passenger counts at both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) have fallen in recent years. More

TSA looks for alternatives to enhanced pat-downs
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Finally responding to the harsh public backlash, the Transportation Security Administration is attempting to move away from the invasive "enhanced pat-downs." Current TSA policy requires passengers who have been through the body scanners to be subjected to pat-downs if something is detected by the scanners. More

Airport drilling deal reached
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If Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald gets his way, the county and the Allegheny County Airport Authority would split proceeds from natural gas drilling on property surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport - should that occur. The two sides haven't always agreed since officials began to study drilling for gas on the airport's 9,000 acres four years ago. Notably, they differed over how to divide and spend money from drilling leases or royalties. More

Subsidized US airline flights to small airports carry few passengers
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At a time when budgets are tight all across the nation, a federal program is spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on empty airline seats. The Essential Air Service program helps subsidize small airports. Congress created the program in 1978 out of fear the larger airlines would abandon smaller airports during deregulation. The program was supposed to last just a few years, but 34 years later, it's still being paid for by taxpayers. More

Parker, Southwest to announce agreement on Hobby expansion
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Mayor Annise Parker's administration and Southwest Airlines have a deal on how to finance a $100 million expansion of Hobby Airport to give Houston a second international airport, according to City Hall sources. More

International Airport News



Berlin airport opening delayed to March 2013
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The opening of Berlin's new airport has been pushed back nine months to March 17 after problems with fire safety systems, dealing an embarrassing blow to the German capital and angering airlines. Manfred Koertgen, the airport's managing director for technical issues, has been sacked and will leave the role on June 1, Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit told reporters. More

Kuwait to spend $6 billion to double airport's capacity
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Kuwait's government will spend $6 billion to almost double the number of passengers its international airport is able to handle by the end of 2016, the head of the country's aviation regulator said. Work will begin this year on adding a terminal and renovating infrastructure to raise capacity to 13 million passengers, Kuwait Civil Aviation President Fawaz Abdul-Aziz Al- Farah told reporters in Dubai. More

Singapore airport cargo volumes extend decline
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Singapore's Changi Airport, the second-biggest in Asia, reported a steeper decline in cargo volumes and slower passenger traffic growth amid an uncertain global economy. Changi Airport, a major transit point for freight routes across Asia, Australia and Europe, said cargo volume fell 4.9 percent in April from a year earlier to 148,200 tonnes. That extended the 1.8 percent drop in March. More

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Last chance to register for webinars on SRM, wireless technologies
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Join us for two exciting ACC Institute webinars being held next week. On Wednesday, May 30, the session Implementation of a Safety Risk Management Process will give a general overview of the four components of an SMS program, focusing on the core area of Safety Risk Management (SRM) as defined under FAA Internal Order 5200.11. On Thursday, May 31, Emerging Technologies Impacting Airports will provide insights into emerging wireless technologies that will have an impact on the aviation industry, examples of these technologies, and their potential use and application. Register your employees before the holiday weekend and avoid a late registration fee! More

FAA/TSA/ACRP News



Airport Improvement Program (AIP) use of mineral revenue at certain airports
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On Feb. 14, 2012, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) was signed into law (Pub. L. 112–95). Section 813 permits the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to declare certain revenue derived from or generated by mineral extraction, production, lease, or other means at a general aviation airport to be revenue greater than the amount needed to carry out the five-year projected maintenance needs of the airport in order to comply with the applicable design and safety standards of the Administration. More

Handbook for Evaluating Emissions and Costs of APUs and Alternative Systems
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 64: Handbook for Evaluating Emissions and Costs of APUs and Alternative Systems is designed to help airports evaluate alternatives to aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs). The handbook addresses environmental impacts, costs, infrastructure and maintenance requirements, and funding options. More

Achieving Airport-Compatible Land Uses and Minimizing Hazardous Obstructions in Navigable Airspace
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Record 14: Achieving Airport-Compatible Land Uses and Minimizing Hazardous Obstructions in Navigable Airspace discusses airport-compatible land-use requirements, the legal issues related to achieving airport compatible land use, and legal issues particular to eliminating hazardous obstructions to airspace. More

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