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Airport Consulting Weekly
July 8, 2010
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Budget tightening causes airport project concerns
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Another casualty of the economic downturn could be funding for necessary airport infrastructure projects, according to Kathryn Solee, director of operations for the National Association of State Aviation Officials. More

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Start-up airlines in a struggle to survive
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In the airline industry, the fittest do not always survive. But that has not stopped start-up carriers like Virgin America from trying. Virgin, now nearly three years old, introduced service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Toronto -- its first international destination -- and announced plans to fly to Mexico next winter. But its mixed efforts to expand into other markets in the United States illustrate many of the barriers that new airlines face, particularly as big competitors consolidate and expand their global reach. More

Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Miami airports report surging cargo demand
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U.S. consumer confidence may be taking a dive, but airport cargo volumes continue to show healthy gains. According to latest monthly traffic volumes tracked in CAPA's Airport Business Daily and America Airline Daily reports, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Houston George Bush and Miami International all reported cargo volume growth in excess of 20 percent last month -- with O'Hare's volumes up by greater than 50 percent. More

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Delta/US Air to sue US government over airport slots
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Delta Air Lines and US Airways said they will bring a lawsuit challenging conditions the U.S. government imposed on a proposal to swap dozens of East Coast airport slots. More

Salt Lake Airport plans renovations
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As a destination resort that markets itself heavily on its proximity to an international airport, the recent announcement that the Salt Lake City International Airport is planning a major renovation is both exciting and terrifying. More

Lambert gets $3.1 million to upgrade bag screening
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded $3.1 million to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to design an upgraded baggage screening system at its two terminals, U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., announced. The grant is part of federal stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

International Airport News



£2 billion Delhi airport terminal signals a new India, says prime minister
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India's biggest public building, a £2 billion terminal at Indira Gandhi international airport in Delhi, opened at the weekend after seven days of religious ceremonies involving 300 priests, and last-minute polishing of its 500,000 square meters of granite floors. More

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ACC meets with new TSA official
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John Sanders, the new TSA Office of Security Technology's (OST) Deputy Assistant Administrator of Operational Process and Technology/CTO, and ACC President Paula Hochstetler met this week to discuss key ACC member perspectives and concerns. During the meeting, Sanders expressed a keen interest in bolstering TSA's interface with industry and his plans to attend the entire ACC/TSA Security Technology Day next Tuesday, July 13. More

Summer Workshop Series conference features roundtable sessions with Agency leaders
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Those attending the ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series conference in Arlington Virginia will be able to participate in small, roundtable discussions with key leaders from the FAA and TSA on the afternoon of Thursday, July 15. This session will be divided into four segments of 20 minutes, allowing you the opportunity to visit with more than one agency expert. Representatives from the FAA and TSA will be on hand to discuss such issues as Safety Management Systems, GIS, Wildlife Management Assessments, AIP grant program, airport engineering issues and initiatives, and TSA programs. More

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Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 32: Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports explores wildlife challenges that airports may face and potential techniques and strategies for addressing them. More

Progress made but actions needed to address challenges in meeting the air cargo screening mandate
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TSA faces several challenges in developing and implementing a system to screen 100 percent of domestic air cargo, and it is questionable, based on reported screening rates, whether 100 percent of such cargo will be screened by August 2010 without impeding the flow of commerce. More

Alternative Aircraft Anti-Icing Formulations with Reduced Aquatic Toxicty and Biochemical Oxygen Demand
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 8: Alternative Aircraft Anti-Icing Formulations with Reduced Aquatic Toxicty and Biochemical Oxygen Demand explores the aquatic toxicity and biological oxygen demand state of the art, components, and promising alternative formulations of deicing and anti-icing products. The report also examines the performance; efficiency; material compatibility; and environmental, operational, and safety impacts of alternative formulations and components as well as the fate and transport of deicing and anti-icing formulation components and their degradation products. More

FAA provides two airports preliminary approvals for privatization program
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its review of the preliminary applications by Gwinnett County Airport Briscoe Field (LZU) and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) for participation in the airport privatization pilot program received under 49 U.S.C. Section 47134. The airport sponsors may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA for exemption under the pilot program. More

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