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Airport Consulting Weekly
July 7, 2011
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Uncertainty for US airports persists as FAA reauthorization stalls
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The US Congress last week again passed a short-term FAA funding extension as lawmakers continued to fail to reach agreement on the long-term agency reauthorization bill that airports across the US say is necessary to bring stability to construction project planning. More

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Head of TSA emphasizes vision
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John Pistole has a vision for the Transportation Security Administration and its employees. But weird things keep obstructing the view. Pistole is administrator of the TSA, where transportation security officers who screen passengers and baggage at the nation's airports recently voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees. More

More than $7 million to Iowa airports
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Senator Chuck Grassley said that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded grants totaling $7,441,880 to improve safety and operations at 24 airports in Iowa. More

Detroit Metro is rated the country's best large airport
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Detroit has lost half its population since 1970. Unemployment remains stubbornly high and many of Motor City's archetypal buildings are now derelicts, the ghosts of a more prosperous era. Its airport is another story. More

Milwaukee aerotropolis still in holding pattern
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If talk could erect buildings, construction cranes would rise in legions around Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport. City, county and business leaders say they're more unified than ever as they draft plans for an aerotropolis -- a business corridor built around a major airport and other transportation hubs -- extending from Milwaukee to the suburbs. More

Omaha airport spending millions to keep flooding away
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At 7:30 every morning, seven days a week, Omaha airport officials meet with contractors to talk about water -- how high is it, and what is being done to keep it away from runways and other facilities. More

New guidance system for skies could face delays
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Southwest Airlines Flight 658 pushes back from the gate and shows up as a blip on a radar screen in the tower at Dulles International Airport just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. For the next 90 minutes, the plane will move as a blip across one radar screen after another, as a system introduced in the 1950s tracked and guided its progress to Chicago. More

Tulsa International Airport runway to reopen
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Commercial airline traffic is expected to resume normal operations on the 10,000-foot main north-south runway at Tulsa International Airport after 60 days of construction on the runway's south 1,300 feet, airport executives said. More

LaHood backs aboveground Dulles Metro station to save money
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood sided with Northern Virginia officials in proposing that the Metro station at Washington Dulles International Airport be built aboveground as part of an effort to trim about $1 billion from the rail project's cost. More

International Airport News



Boeing and ANA simulate 787 service in Japan
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Boeing and 787 Dreamliner All Nippon Airways -- the first customer to have the plane -- started simulating service of the composite airliner in Japan. In the service validation tests, ANA pilots, working with Boeing, will fly the second flight-test 787, ZA002, on actual routes within Japan, flying to Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama and Hiroshima. ANA mechanics and ground crews also will work on the airplane. More

Contest: Live in Vancouver's Airport for 80 days
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For some this might not seem like a prize for a contest, but for many who love the airline business, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is holding a contest, where the winner will live in YVR for 80 days. More

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Register now for the ACC Institute GIS webinar being held twice in August
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FAA Airports GIS Program
August 10, 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
August 24, 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
This webinar will provide an overview of the FAA's Airport GIS program. A summary of the three Advisory Circulars - 150/5300-16, 17 & 18 will be presented along with the current status of the program and what the future holds. Examples of current project work will be used to demonstrate what the program expectations are and what the project deliverables look like. Lessons learned and benefits of the program for the FAA, airports and the consulting community will also be discussed. Registration fees are for each site and can be viewed by multiple staff.


ACC welcomes new member
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American Science & Engineering
AS&E is the leading global supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems for ports and borders, military bases, leading government agencies, corporations and high-threat facilities. AS&E systems help combat terrorism and trade fraud with superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives and weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs, nuclear devices, and other contraband. AS&E customers include DHS, CBP, DoD, NATO.

FAA/TSA/ACRP News



Collaborative Airport Capital Planning Handbook
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 49: Collaborative Airport Capital Planning Handbook provides guidance to those in the airport community who have responsibility for, and a stake in, developing, financing, managing, and overseeing an airport capital plan and the individual projects included in it. More

Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas analyzes aircraft veer-offs, the use of declared distances, the implementation of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), and the incorporation of a risk approach for consideration of obstacles in or in the vicinity of the runway safety area (RSA). More

The dark side of NextGen
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The FAA's March 2011 NextGen implementation plan is certainly a finely drawn view of what we should expect to see by 2018. Replete with charts, graphs, attractive photography and explanatory text, the document makes for exciting reading. Sculpted as it has been from its 1990s birth as the Next Generation Air Transportation System -- and with its clumsy N-GATS acronym dropped in favor of the zippy NextGen -- the system has clearly caught the imagination of media and politicians alike. More

Kerwin Wilson named as Acting General Manager for General Aviation
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TSA announced that Kerwin Wilson has been named as the Acting General Manager (GM) for General Aviation, Transportation Sector Network Management (TSNM), effective immediately. Kerwin will remain Acting GM until TSA's recruitment efforts are completed for a permanent GM. More

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