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Transportation chief pivots to FAA funding
The Hill
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pushed lawmakers to begin working on renewing the Federal Aviation Administration's funding, which is expiring next year, even as he continues to express unhappiness with a temporary highway spending package that was approved last month. "Even with all of the recent focus on our Highway Trust Fund, we haven't forgotten that the FAA — the agency responsible for safeguarding American aviation — is still operating at historically low funding levels," Foxx wrote in a blog post on the transportation department’s website.
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Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes   The Associated Press
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DFW Airport increases terminal renovation project budget by $650M to $2.7B   Sky Talk
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Air disasters will not stop travelers from flying   The Huffington Post
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Now arriving at Pittsburgh International: Fracking   The New York Times
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Miami-Dade aviation department recommends scrapping Airport City project   Miami Herald
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New Orleans City Hall office to recruit workers for $546M airport job   The Times-Picayune
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS

Frankfurt airport sets passenger record, plans 3rd terminal   USA Today
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A front line against Ebola runs through Newark's terminal B   The New York Times
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Middle East cargo growth outpaces world markets   Khaleej Times via Aviation Pros
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Qatar Airways cameras at airport to detect Ebola fever   The Peninsula Qatar
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Swiss-Belhotel International opens Swiss-Belinn Airport Jakarta   eTurboNews
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Traffic quadruples as Dubai's '2nd' airport comes of age   Khaleej Times via Aviation Pros
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS

TSA cutting back on free PreCheck trials   The Hill
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TSA explosives detection canine teams   TSA
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Risk-based security: What this means for you   TSA
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No unmanned flights 'anytime soon,' FAA assures pilots   AINonline
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FAA solicits center of excellence for UAS applicants   FAA
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FAA implements safety reporting program for Office of Airports employees   FAA
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Joshua Spangrud joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Joshua Spangrud has been named a Senior Supervising Engineer in the San Francisco office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, he will serve as project manager for a variety of airport improvement projects. He has nearly 20 years of experience providing engineering and construction services for transportation, municipal, and airport facilities. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he worked as a project manager in geotechnical and environmental engineering firms as well as a civil engineer for the City of Santa Cruz.
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Hatch Mott MacDonald to design runway safety areas at Vancouver International Airport
Civil + Structural Engineering
Hatch Mott MacDonald has been awarded a contract to provide conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design and construction services for the South Airfield Runway End Safety Area (RESA) Project at the Vancouver International Airport.
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MMM Group Limited acquires LPS Avia Consulting
MMM Group Limited
The Ottawa-based firm’s experience on more than 400 aviation projects, and their particular focus on projects in the circumpolar region, is an ideal complement to MMM’s strong aviation practice.
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