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Rising interest rates could mean the window to fix infrastructure on the cheap is closing
The Washington Post
Thanks to the Federal Reserve's zero interest rates and quantitative easing policies, borrowing costs are near generational lows. The costs of funding the repair and renovation of America's decaying infrastructure are as cheap as they have been since World War II.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS


Senate bill requires TSA to boost expedited airport screening
The Hill
The Senate's funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase the percentage of airline passengers eligible for expedited airport security.
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O'Hare gains on Atlanta airport in 'world's busiest' race
The Chicago Tribune
An increase in flights this year has helped O'Hare International Airport narrow the gap with archrival Atlanta for the title "world's busiest airport,'' and air traffic controllers in Chicago predict O'Hare will soon retake the top spot with help from a new runway opening this fall.
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Emergency response not as strong at small airports
Press-Telegram
In the minutes after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed in San Francisco, frantic witnesses and even some evacuated passengers pleaded with 9-1-1 operators to send more emergency responders. "There are no ambulances here," one woman cried, saying the plane had already been on the ground for 20 minutes. "There's not enough medics here," another told dispatchers, according to recordings recently released.
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National airport is always an issue when US Airways wants to merge
The Street
Once again, the potential for concentration at Washington Reagan National Airport is a chief concern in a US Airways' merger effort, and once again the airline has come up with an ingenious argument against antitrust actions.
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Airports on the border make room for Canadian fliers
The New York Times
Peter Marcov, an insurance account executive from Hamilton, Ontario, rarely flies out of the Toronto airport anymore when he travels to the United States. Instead, he crosses the border and uses Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The process takes him two and a half hours, instead of four, he says, and costs him about 40 percent less.
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Google's futuristic airport billboards are interactive, allow you to download content
Fast Company
Google is testing out a new Australian pilot campaign which lets users download media and Android apps from airport billboards. The new signs at domestic airports in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane were created for Google by agency Ooh Media and are part of a growing trend by airports to use NFC technology.
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Hands-on travel: Automated kiosk at Dallas airport teaches CPR
NBC News
Travelers at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport can shop, snack, snooze and practice yoga while waiting for a flight. For the next six months they can also use their dwell time to learn how to save lives.
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San Francisco airport sells $483 million after crash
Bloomberg
San Francisco International Airport, where a Boeing 777 crashed this month, plans to sell $483 million of bonds to be paid off by terminal rental, landing fees and revenue from parking and concessions. The money will help the airport, which served about 43 million passengers in fiscal 2011-2012, construct an air-traffic control tower and improve baggage-inspection systems.
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Expert in airline regulations lands at Patton Boggs
The Hill
A former Transportation Department official is joining the aviation practice at the law and lobby firm Patton Boggs. Naveen C. Rao most recently worked at the firm Jones Day, but once had a hand in U.S. aviation policy as the counselor to the assistant secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the Transportation Department.
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


Heathrow airport outlines its plans for expansion
The Associated Press via The Boston Globe
In a move that will allow major expansion at Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow recently unveiled new proposals to create an additional runway at the London airport.
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Bangalore, India's airport to be named after Kempegowda
Deccan Herald
The Bengaluru international airport will be named after the city's founder Kempegowda.The government approved a Civil Aviation Ministry proposal to this effect. The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet at its meeting, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the people of Karnataka, official sources said.
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St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, airport replacing half of its solar lights to improve safety
AviationPros.com
For those who like to stroll along the road into the airport in the evening, their stroll might soon be a little less dim and dangerous. The Virgin Islands Port Authority began replacing about half the lights along a mile stretch of Airport Road.
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Emirates SkyCargo to move to Dubai World Central next May
ArabianBusiness.com
Emirates SkyCargo has announced it will transfer operations to Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport from May 2014. Construction of the new state-of-the-art cargo terminal and supporting facilities has started and will include 46 truck docks and 80 truck parking spaces and 12 aircraft stands.
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UK investigators examine transmitter in 787 fire
The Associated Press via USA TODAY
Investigators in the U.K. are looking to find out whether a recent fire on a Boeing 787 at Heathrow Airport was caused by an emergency transmitter.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, airport backs calls for new runway at Gatwick
BBC News
Edinburgh airport has called for increased air capacity in London which it said could easily be delivered at Gatwick in west Sussex. The Scottish airport is backing calls for a second runway at Gatwick instead of a third at Heathrow.

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Recycling, Reuse and Waste Reduction at Airports: A Synthesis Document
FAA
This document is a resource for airport sponsors contemplating airport recycling, reduction, and waste reuse programs to further their waste minimization initiatives.

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ACC NEWS


ACC Summer Workshop Series
ACC
Hundreds of ACC members and other airport development experts gathered in Arlington, Va., for a week of interaction with agency representatives from FAA, TSA and other crucial partners including U.S. DOT, EPA, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and more.
  • The ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Day – opened by remarks by TSA Office of Security Capabilities (OSC) Assistant Administrator John Sanders – provided a comprehensive briefing of priorities and funding to nearly 150 security experts. The SCD provided an opportunity for Sanders and other TSA leaders to address the newly released OSC Strategic Plan.
  • The Summer Workshop Series included timely sessions that involved a wide array of industry partners that help ACC members complete successful airport projects. The program also featured an update on the FAA Standardization of Field Practices by Sue Schalk from the FAA Great Lakes Region and presentations by the nearly 30 student attendees, winners of the FAA Design Competition for Universities.
  • The ACC Agency Best Practices Award Luncheon on July 17th announced the selection of Sukhbir (Suki) Gill and David Sanchez with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) New York Airports District Office (NYADO) as recipients of the 2013 ACC Agency Best Practices Award. Gill and Sanchez were specifically recognized for streamlining processes and fostering input from stakeholders to aid the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in the implementation of a successful Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. View the full press release about the award here.

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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Developing and Maintaining Support for Your Airport Capacity Project
ACRP
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 85: Developing and Maintaining Support for Your Airport Capacity Project is designed to help airport sponsors respond to the many challenges they face when undertaking a significant capacity improvement project.
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Office of Airports Field Activities — U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Website
FAA
The FAA Office of Airports identified 23 high-value activities that are in need of standardization. They are piloting three Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for consistent delivery. The SOPs have been published in advance of their Oct. 1, 2013, effective date for informational purposes.
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