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Airport Consulting Weekly
July 22, 2010
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Airports pitch sites as all-purpose transport hubs
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Some U.S. airports are waking up to the potential of some of their key assets: buses, cars and trains headed their way and acres of unused land. They're starting to see themselves as all-purpose transportation centers -- so-called intermodal hubs -- where national, regional or metro rail, local buses, rental cars, taxis and shuttle operations are consolidated. More

Domestic Airport News

LA airport gets more body scanners
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Los Angeles International Airport is beefing up security measures with new full-image body scanners. Local and federal officials are set to announce that all nine terminals at LAX will get at least one of the scanners, designed to detect hidden weapons or explosives. More

More airports create areas for pets to take care of business
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Dogs need to go, too. So airports are adding doggie restrooms. Airports say "pet relief areas" enhance customer service. But they're also being nudged by a federal rule that orders airlines to work with airports to install facilities for travelers who have service dogs. More

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Oakland airport BART extension back on table
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BART is reviving its $484 million plan for a rail extension to Oakland International Airport five months after the project was considered in deep trouble because the federal government denied $70 million in economic stimulus funds. More

Airport fire services likely won't go private; savings outlined
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Clark County commissioners said that McCarran International Airport's fire services aren't likely to be privatized, but there are some ways the county could save money on firefighting costs. More

International Airport News

40 flights delayed after Vancouver airport locks out refueling supervisors
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About 40 flights were delayed due to the lockout of refueling supervisors at Vancouver International Airport. Twenty-one supervisors employed by GlobeGround Fuel Service were locked out after talks between the company and the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees broke down. More

Nigeria to seek fresh bids over Abuja airport runway
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Nigeria will seek fresh bids for the construction of a second runway at Abuja's airport after canceling a contract earlier awarded for the project, Aviation Minister Fidelia Njeze said. More

ACC News

Record numbers attend Summer Workshop Series
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A record 200+ airport consultants, vendors, and FAA and TSA agency representatives attended the ACC/FAA/TSA 2010 Summer Workshop Series (SWS) in Arlington, Va., last week. The informative program and interactive sessions facilitated valuable discussions among FAA, TSA and the airport development community. Ben DeLeon, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, and Jim White, Deputy Director of the Office of Airport Safety and Standards, provided updates on key FAA programs and initiatives such as Safety Management Systems, GIS and wildlife management plans. Robin Kane, TSA Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Technology, discussed FY 2010-2011 funding plans and efforts to deploy Advance Imaging Technology equipment at airports. Interactive technical sessions were featured in the Engineering/Safety, Environmental, Planning/Safety and Security/Terminal Workshops. Many thanks to SWS Committee Chair Wayne Seiler, P.E., with All About Pavements, Inc. and Vice Chair Mary Ellen Eagan, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., and the Workshop hosts for their help in making the event a success! More

FAA recipient of ACC Agency Best Practices Award
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The Federal Aviation Administration received the 2010 ACC Agency Best Practices Award in recognition of the agency's efforts to obligate $1.1 billion in stimulus grants provided in the American Recover and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ACC Board Chairman Ron Peckham, C&S Companies, presented the award to FAA Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports Ben DeLeon during a luncheon on July 14 in Arlington, Va. In his remarks Peckham noted FAA's diligence and effectiveness in obligating airport grants within the tight congressional deadlines, which to date helped fund 362 projects at 335 airports and supported an estimated 3,000 ARRA jobs. DeLeon thanked the members of ACC and acknowledged the many FAA employees who contributed to the agency's success in administering ARRA grants. More

Industry-TSA information exchange receives high marks
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TSA Office of Security Technology (OST) representatives answered a diverse range of industry questions concerning security technologies during the 2nd Annual ACC/TSA Security Technology Day on July 13. A special welcome was extended by TSA's new Deputy Associate Administrator of OST, John Sanders, who attended the entire event and committed to further strengthen the interface between industry and the TSA. Before joining TSA, Sanders was co-founder of Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. He brings 20 years of experience in security inspection systems, development, marketing and sales with extensive experience working with U.S. Government affairs. Special thanks to several key TSA representatives and ACC Safety & Security Committee Chair Pat Krall with L3 for organizing the event. Plans for next year's ACC/TSA Security Technology Day are underway. If interested in participating, contact John Reynolds at More

FAC Annual Conference scheduled
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The Florida Airports Council, a participating member of ACC, is holding its 41st Annual Conference on August 8-11 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina. More than 600 airport and aviation industry representatives are expected to attend this event - the largest state airport conference in the nation. Speakers include state and federal officials, industry and association executives, airline representatives, as well as experts on topics that include: financing, air service, airport revenue, environmental issues, wildlife, media relations, and general aviation. Sixty eight exhibitors have reserved spaces in the exhibit hall to demonstrate their products and services. For more information, go to


Airport Terminal Facility Activation Techniques
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 20: Airport Terminal Facility Activation Techniques explores lessons learned during terminal activations at 13 domestic and international airport facilities. The report is designed to help identify effective airport terminal facility activation practices. More

FAA Design Competition winners announced
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Teams from Binghamton University - State University of New York, Purdue University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Dayton Beach and Roger Williams University are the recipients of the fourth annual FAA Design Competition for Universities. The teams will receive their awards from the FAA and will present their work on Wednesday, August 28 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., at 2:30 p.m. Attendees of EAA AirVenture are encouraged to attend the award presentation.  More

FAA issues final rule that amends Part 77 regulations
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The FAA issued a final rule that requires a notice be submitted to the FAA for proposed construction or alteration of structures on or near private use airports that have an instrument approach procedure (IAP). Accordingly, if a private use airport has an FAA approved IAP, then a construction sponsor is required to notify the FAA of a proposed construction or alteration that exceeds the notice criteria in § 77.17. More

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