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Airport Consulting Weekly
June. 10, 2010
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Airport security gets yet another boost
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As summer travel begins to picks up, airport security technology continues to receive more funding. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced an additional $78 million in funding for airport security technology. More

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J.D. Power survey shows rising customer satisfaction with airline service
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Fees are rising, service can be lousy and … airline passengers are happier? Yes, according to a customer satisfaction survey. Research company J.D. Power & Associates asked more than 12,300 passengers who flew between April 2009 and April this year to rate North American airlines on costs and fees, flight crew, in-flight services, aircraft, boarding/deplaning/baggage, check-in and reservations. More

LA police expand iWatch terror program to airport
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Police are expanding a citizen terror watch program to include travelers at the Los Angeles International Airport. The iWatch program was launched in October for residents to alert authorities to suspicious activity by phone or Internet. Police and political leaders are using fliers and posters to enlist help from people at LAX. More

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The new rules of airport delays
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This summer, airports and airlines say they're mission-ready, with heavily fortified defenses against tarmac delays: pretzels and water. Under a new federal rule, passengers must be offered water and snacks after two hours of sitting without taking off or reaching a gate, and under most circumstances everyone has to have the chance to get off a plane if it's marooned for three hours. If airlines don't comply, fines can be huge -- up to $27,000 per passenger, or about $4 million on a typical planeload of 150 people. More

FAA continues to deploy new system in Gulf as air traffic nearly doubles
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A GPS-based communications system the Federal Aviation Administration began using in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009 hasn't been fully developed to manage the increased air traffic in the region as a result of the BP oil spill, leaving pilots to fly aircraft using primarily visual cues.
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Airport screeners reveal travelers' surly side
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New body-scanning machines have detected hidden weapons like ceramic knives and flagged illegal drugs. But they've also tested the patience -- and vanity -- of some passengers. The Transportation Security Administration has rolled out 80 of the machines at 27 airports and so far received 600 comments regarding their use out of about 4 million passengers scanned. Not a lot, and many travelers say they have come to accept the electronic peek under their clothing. But with a goal of 450 body-scanners on line by the end of the year, more travelers will likely be surprised by the sometimes uncomfortable procedures. More

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Sydney Airport said to delay exchange offer for 2011, 2012 bonds
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Sydney Airport Corp. delayed a potential exchange offer for its bonds due in November 2011 and October 2012 due to market conditions, according to a person familiar with the plan. The airport may still proceed with the offer if conditions improve, the person said, asking not to be named as the plans are private. More

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Register now for the new ACC Institute ACRP Airport Passenger Terminal Guidebook webinar
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The ACC Institute will be hosting a new webinar titled "Applying the New ACRP Airport Passenger Terminal Guidebook and Computer Spreadsheet Models" on Monday, June 28, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. An invaluable learning experience for anyone involved in terminal planning or design, the webinar will feature live demonstrations of several of the primary terminal functions contained in the Guidebook spreadsheet models. This webinar will be eligible for 1.5 PDH education credits. More

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FAA keeps 2020 ADS-B deadline, but cost questions remain
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FAA's final rule outlining equipment requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance  Broadcast (ADS-B) received a mixed reaction from industry groups, which see the FAA as the primary beneficiary. More

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