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Airport Consulting Weekly
June. 2, 2011
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ICAO gains support for runway safety plan
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) undertakes its latest safety initiative - reducing the number of aircraft runway excursions - the United Nations affiliate will be supported by a dozen aviation organizations. More

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South Arkansas airports get federal funding
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Six airports in South Arkansas will receive nearly $1.27 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for repairs and new construction, members of state's congressional delegation said. More

Transportation Secretary LaHood to try to mend rift over Dulles Metro station
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tried to make peace Wednesday between the key players shaping the future of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. Debate between the board overseeing the project and the local and state officials helping to pay for it has centered on the cost and location of the airport station. More

Facelift for Concourse C at McCarran airport set to begin
Las Vegas Review-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With gates being taken out of commission due to repaving outside Concourse C, McCarran International Airport will launch a $13 million interior renovation. Most noticeable to passengers of Southwest Airlines, which takes all of the concourse, will be the new gate signs, lights, ceiling tile, carpet and restroom fixtures. In addition, the airport will apply new window tinting and replace the air conditioning controls to try to moderate indoor temperatures that rise at different spots in the heat of the summer, depending on the time of day. More

DFW Airport expects just as many passengers in 2012
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport expects about the same number of passengers to pass through its terminals next year, airport staff told board members. The airport, which is preparing its budget for fiscal 2012, forecasts 57.9 million passengers for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1, up slightly from the 57.4 million projected for this year. "Our goal as we head into the 2012 budget process is to achieve better net revenues," Chief Financial Officer Chris Poinsatte said. More

Cluster of corporate jet service firms taking shape at airport
Northern Nevada Business Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Executives of Reno-Tahoe International Airport believe they're close to achieving a critical mass of companies that service corporate aircraft from across the West. And as that happens, they say the economic development activity on the airport is likely to begin spilling into other areas of the Reno-Sparks economy as suppliers follow the jet-maintenance companies into northern Nevada. More

Houston airports try high-tech surveillance to improve customer service
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Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched as you move around an airport? Most likely, you are. Now one airport system hopes to expand the use of surveillance technology to improve customer service. An article in Government Technology (GovTech) magazine details how the Houston Airport System (HAS), which manages both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports, partnered with Purdue University to conduct a unique study to track passenger movement. More

International Airport News



Brazil eyes public-private airport revamp for Cup
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Brazil plans to form public-private consortiums to revamp three of the country's main airports as part of a broader effort to speed up preparations for the 2014 soccer World Cup, the government said. Brazil has been eager to dispel concerns that the country may not be fully ready to host the mega soccer event, or the Olympic games that Rio de Janeiro will host two years later. More

Battle lines drawn for runway
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The Airport Authority will start a three- month consultation tomorrow on the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030. At the heart of the exercise is a third runway for Chek Lap Kok airport. More

Frankfurt Airport reveals diverse array of new concessionaires
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Frankfurt Airport's new Pier A-Plus, which opens next year, will house a broad array of local, national and international brand names, according to airport operator Fraport, which has revealed the names of key concessionaires at the new facility. More

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Free ACC Lunch + Learn Webinar on Optimizing BHS Design
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Sign up now for a free ACC Lunch + Learn webinar on Optimizing BHS Design to Maximize Your EDS Performance, which will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by L3 Communications, the webinar will cover practical BHS design considerations and their impact on EDS throughput performance; strategies to reduce EDS capital investments; and design considerations that will support feature passenger growth and higher capacity needs. More

Nominations accepted for the 2012 AIA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas award
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award. This award honors the person or persons judged to have recently made outstanding contributions toward achieving compatible relationships between airports and/or heliports and their surrounding environments. The submission deadline is Oct. 1, 2011. More

FAA/TSA/ACRP News



Change 1 to Order 5200.11, FAA Airports (ARP) Safety Management System (SMS)
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This change revises the initial phase-in of Safety Risk Management (SRM) for the ARP organization. Now, SRM procedures will apply only to large hub airports in the first year (as of June 1, 2011) and to additional airports in future years as workload and staffing allow. More

Guidebook for Developing and Leasing Airport Property
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 47: Guidebook for Developing and Leasing Airport Property explores issues associated with developing and leasing available airport land and summarizes best practices from the perspective of the airport sponsor. More

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Improvements for Airport Concessions
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This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes conforming amendments to the Department of Transportation's Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) regulation, consistent with recently issued amendments in the Department's regulation for the disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program in highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs. More

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