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Aug. 20, 2009
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Small Cities Pay to Keep Air Travel
from The New York Times
With airlines cutting back service in a weak economy, some cities that are too big to qualify for federal help but too small to keep the planes flying in have stepped up with ways to hang on: paying the airlines, either directly or indirectly. More

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Domestic Airport News

San Bernardino International's Terminal Almost Ready; Airlines Are Not
from The Press-Enterprise
Counters and kiosks are in place, ready to sell tickets and check in travelers at San Bernardino International Airport's newly refurbished passenger terminal. One thing is missing from this picture: The airport has yet to land a commercial airline to bring revenue-generating passenger service to the terminal. More

Airlines Will Be First U.S. Industry to Confront Cap and Trade
from The New York Times
The first U.S. industry to face a cap on its greenhouse gas emissions is not, as may be expected, the coal-burning power utilities. It's not the oil refineries, churning through crude. It's not the automakers, manufacturing again. It's the airlines. More

Delta Said to Near Atlanta Lease, Airport Bond Sale
from Bloomberg
Delta Air Lines Inc. and the Atlanta airport are nearing a lease agreement that would pave the way for an $800 million bond sale, the biggest such offering in the U.S. this year, people familiar with the talks said. More

Airport Commission Hires Lobbying Firm to Seek Passenger Charge Increase
from the Daily Breeze
As Los Angeles International Airport moves ahead with its $5 billion renovation project, the airport commission on Monday hired a high-profile lobbying firm to solicit changes in federal law that would require airline passengers to foot a larger portion of the bill. More

International Airport News

Ryanair Closes Nine Manchester Routes
from The New York Times
Budget airline Ryanair said on Monday it will close nine of the 10 routes it operates from Manchester airport after a row over airport charges. The no-frills carrier said that from Oct. 1, it would close or switch the affected flights to "lower cost airports" at East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Liverpool. More

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ACC News

Mark Your Calendars for Speed Dating Event at the ACC Annual Conference
Information will be available soon regarding the first Business Speed Dating event at this year's ACC Annual Conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev. on Nov. 9-11, 2009. The Business Speed Dating session will include a series of 10 minute meetings between ACC executive and associate members to learn about the latest consultant needs and the latest products and services to satisfy them. Plan now to attend the ACC Annual Conference and prepare for what's ahead in 2010! More

Airport Planning Redefined Course & NEPA Workshop
ACC, ACI-NA and the FAA are sponsoring a new Airport Planning Redefined course on Dec. 7-9, 2009 in Kansas City, Mo. The course extends beyond the latest Master Plan advisory circular and tackles issues such as airport property use and revenue generation, planning for sustainability, facility flexibility, electronic mapping and safety risk assessments. The ACI-NA/ACC/FAA NEPA Workshop has also been scheduled immediately following the planning course on Dec. 9-10, with a joint session between planners and NEPA practitioners on the morning of Dec. 9. For more information, go to the ACC Web site.

Follow ACC on Twitter @ACC_HQ
Are you using Twitter? The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is now providing legislative, FAA/TSA and ACC updates as well as other important industry information on the popular micro-blogging site. Follow @ACC_HQ to have quick access to aviation news that affects your business.

Airport Pavement Design & Evaluation Workshop Full; Plan for Another in Early 2010
The ACC Institute Airport Pavement Design & Evaluation Workshop, which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, next week, is at full capacity and registration has closed. If you were interested but not able to attend this year, contact ACC in order to be alerted when registration opens for a follow-up workshop currently being planned for early 2010.

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FAA/TSA/ACRP News

Guidebook for Managing Small Airports
from ACRP
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 16: Guidebook for Managing Small Airports is designed to help operators and managers of small airports find resources and identify techniques that they may apply to meet their responsibilities. More

Homeland Security Expands Biometric Security Program
from InformationWeek
The Department of Homeland Security is expanding a pilot project that uses fingerprint scanners and kiosks to speed travelers headed overseas through airport security. On Aug. 24, the Global Entry Trusted Traveler program will be available at 13 additional airports in the United States and Puerto Rico, bringing the total number of airports equipped with the technology to 20. The program is also available at airports in the Netherlands through a partnership. More

EPA Proposes New Effluent Guidelines
from the EPA
EPA is proposing technology-based effluent standards for discharges from airport deicing operations. The requirements generally would apply to wastewater associated with the deicing of aircraft and airfield pavement at primary commercial airports. Airports that conduct aircraft deicing operations, have 1,000 or more annual jet departures, and 10,000 or more total annual departures, would be required to collect spent aircraft deicing fluid and treat the wastewater. More

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