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Airport Consulting Weekly
July 29, 2010
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Lawmakers might move aviation safety provisions separately
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Negotiators on a broad overhaul of federal aviation policy are discussing breaking out aviation safety language and adding it to a short-term extension, as chances for moving the full bill this week dwindle. More

Domestic Airport News

Business travel groups bristle at Obama's anti-pollution idea
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President Obama's call for government workers to cut back on driving and travel to reduce air pollution has angered business travel leaders who say he is once again hurting the travel industry. More

Cargo revenue jumps at top 3 US airlines
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The top three U.S. passenger airlines expanded cargo revenue a combined 33 percent in the second quarter, as soaring freight demand added to the carriers' rapidly growing profits. More

Continental tests 'self-boarding' at Houston airport
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Boarding a plane without an agent to inspect or take your pass has arrived in the USA. Continental Airlines has confirmed it's testing the procedure at a gate at its hub in Houston Intercontinental. It's the first experiment at what's called "self-boarding" in the U.S. More

AeroTURN Pro 3.0
Take your airside planning projects to another level. AeroTURN Pro 3.0, from Transoft Solutions, is cutting-edge software for designing aircraft aprons, stands, taxiways, and gates with docking of aircraft and passenger boarding bridges. Together with the ability to perform aircraft and support vehicle turn simulations, makes AeroTURN the top choice among airport engineer and consultants worldwide. more

Big money for little airports
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Peru Municipal Airport in Miami County, Ind., has a runway, hangars and landing lights. What you won't see at the airport is lots of airplanes. "We usually get at least one or two [planes] a day, but some days we don't get any," said Harry Denham, president of the Peru Board of Aviation. More

'Greener Skies' project lowers flight emissions by 35%
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This week, Alaska Airlines demonstrated a set of next-generation flight procedures that dramatically reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Under the banner of its "Greener Skies" project, AA used satellite-based guidance technology that enabled aircraft to fly more efficient landing patterns, which are shorter and more direct. More

Atlanta Hartsfield airport puts Aerobahn plane locator to use
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Atlanta Hartsfield wants to know where its planes are at all times. To cut down on long delays and other "irregular operations," the world's busiest airport will begin using a new "surface management system" early next month. More

International Airport News

GE Aviation unit to work at sixth Chinese airport
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A unit of GE Aviation Systems will start work at a sixth Chinese airport to help improve access and on-time flights into Yunnan Province. Naverus' work is part of required navigation performance (RNP) and is being done at the Lijiang airport for Air China and Sichuan Airlines. More

Greek airport delays ease as air controllers in talks
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Greek airport officials say flight delays have eased after protesting air traffic controllers resumed negotiations with the government. Airline passengers were hit with frequent departure delays after controllers launched a work-to-rule protest to press long-standing demands for more staff and improved equipment. More

Brazil airport capacity lags as World Cup looms
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Brazil's airline industry is increasingly concerned that the country will not have adequate airport capacity for the 2014 soccer World Cup because of slow expansion and growing demand for travel. More

ACC News

ACC named ex-officio member of the ACRP Oversight Committee
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Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood named ACC as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee. In a July 20, 2010 letter to ACC President Paula Hochstetler, LaHood stated, "Airport consultants perform a valuable role in the construction, operation, and improvement of our nation's airports. Airport consultants also represent a large constituency that participates in all facets of the ACRP research process. The ACRP would, therefore, benefit from increased representation of the airport consultant constituency." The Government Accountability Office (GAO) also noted the important role of ACC in a report issued on the ACRP program, and recommended that ACC be elevated to an ex-officio position. More

ACC/FAA GIS Workshop scheduled
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The ACC/FAA GIS Workshop will be held on Aug. 25-26 in Arlington, Virginia. This workshop will educate airport professionals of all disciplines on the FAA's new requirements and their implications on airport projects and the FAA grant approval process. Workshop participants will understand what they need to do and how to get up and running with the FAA’s AIRPORTS GIS protocols. The workshop begins by providing an overview of the FAA AIRPORTS GIS program and pertinent requirements. Participants will learn about the real-world application of the AIRPORTS GIS requirements by following case study projects, working in small group exercises and facilitated discussions. More

Earn PDHs at the ACC Pavement Design and Evaluation Course on Aug. 23-25
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This course focuses on changes made to FAA Advisory Circular 5320-6E and will provide hands-on experience with FAARFIELD. It consists of a combination of lecture discussion and workshops lead by airport consultants, FAA representatives and other industry leaders. Participation is limited to 30 people. View the event brochure for more information.

ACC welcomes new members
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JSM & Associates
JSM & Associates continue to evolve into the airline baggage conveyor industry. The family owned business has over 100 combined years of knowledge of the industry. JSM & Associates takes the route of innovation and drive to further enhance and improve the design and construction of today's modern airport baggage conveyor systems. "In today's changing world, a stronger emphasis needs to be placed on efficiency and flexibility. JSM & Associates continues to strive forward to engage in quality design and superior program management for the growing airline baggage conveyor industry." Majewski, as President of JSM & Associates, has succeeded from years of industry-proven experience. His affiliations proclaim over 400 successful projects completed worldwide and without fail. "We pride ourselves on excellence, quality performance and the utmost in customer satisfaction."

USTDA sponsoring Pacific Commercial Aviation Access Workshop
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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring a workshop in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration for approximately 40 senior aviation officials from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam at The Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco on August 2 and 3, 2010.  Representatives of U.S. firms are encouraged to attend the commercial perspectives portion of the workshop starting at 11:30 on August 3, 2010. More


Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Deployment for Airport Obstruction Surveys
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 10: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Deployment for Airport Obstruction Surveys explores the readiness of LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology as a cost-effective alternative to the traditional methods for collecting the data required to prepare airport obstruction surveys that meet government requirements. The report also examines a sample specification that responsible agencies might use to procure LIDAR-based aerial survey services to produce an airport obstruction survey. More

FAA marks the opening of Recovery Act funded airfield upgrade at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration celebrated the opening of an airfield upgrade at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport paid for with $3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds. More

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