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Airport Consulting Weekly
Aug. 12, 2010
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FAA continues solar/wind research
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FAA continues solar/wind research as it prepares to issue additional guidance to industry by year's end. During the recent ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series held in Arlington, Va. recently, FAA safety specialist Jim Patterson, Jr. outlined efforts by the agency to explore alternative energies and their application to U.S. airports. More

Domestic Airport News

Why we're building that new terminal at McCarran
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These are unprecedented times, and McCarran International Airport has not escaped the tough economic conditions that have buffeted Southern Nevada, the United States and abroad. More

High-flying taxes and fees drop local economy, study says
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Travelers frequenting the North(east) might want to consider heading to California or further north to Canada, a study suggests, finding travel taxes and fees can drive travel costs up from 56 to 144 percent over sales tax. 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

Virgin America en route to DFW Airport
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With its Fly Girls and Wi-Fi, Virgin America will soon be landing in North Texas. The carrier -- which is 25 percent owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group -- announced  that it will launch service from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco in December. More

Republicans request review of airport scanner safety
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The top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has asked the Department of Homeland Security to examine the health effects of the new whole-body scanners being installed at airports around the nation. More

International Airport News

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports
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Body scanners bought for Nigeria's international airports in the wake of a Christmas Day bomb attempt remain unused months later, though officials said that U.S. air marshals now protect flights coming into the West African nation. More

Swiss airport operator seeks Venezuela arbitration
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Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean company have requested arbitration in a dispute with Venezuela in the latest case against the country before a World Bank tribunal. More

Runway reconstruction closing Buenos Aires airport
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Air travel may be chaotic in Argentina starting in October as the main domestic airport shuts down for at least 50 days in a major reconstruction. Traffic at the Buenos Aires airport will shift to the main international airport outside the city proper. More

ACC News

Nominations accepted for the ACC Excellence in Procurement Award
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The Airport Consultants Council is now accepting nominations for the 2011 ACC Excellence in Procurement Award. The Award is intended to recognize airport clients that utilize model procurement and contracting policies for their projects, and showcase how such policies lead to quality airport projects. Initial nominations are due on September 10, 2010. More


Research on the Transmission of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft
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TRB Conference Proceedings 47: Research on the Transmission of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft is the summary of a September 2009 symposium. The symposium examined the status of research on or related to the transmission of disease on aircraft and in airports, and the potential application of research results to the development of protocols and standards for managing communicable disease incidents in an aviation setting. The symposium also explored areas where additional research may be needed. More

Final reports on Airport Perimeter Security projects available
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The purpose of the reports was to obtain independent operational evaluations of commercial, off-the-shelf technology improvements integrated into legacy Airport Perimeter Security (APS) systems at one or more U.S. airports. The participating airports retain all pilot technology in exchange for allowing TSA to gather performance and operational data during a 90- to 120-day evaluation period. TSA has posted information regarding the FY06 APS projects on the TSA website.  More

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