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August 27, 2009
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Travel Impacted by Video Conferencing
from The Chicago Tribune
Just a few years ago, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. executive Linda Starr racked up a million air miles a year in business travel. Now she logs a mere 100,000 miles per year, thanks to sophisticated video conferencing technology.  More
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Domestic Airport News

DIA to Add Second Solar-power Plant
from Denver Business Journal
Two years after a solar-power installation at Denver International Airport started generating electricity, the airport said it is seeking a second solar power plant.  More
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Millions of Passengers Manage to Find the AirTrain
from WNYC
Now that it's August and summer travel season is kicking into high gear, more and more people are taking the AirTrain. It connects JFK airport to the New York City subway system and the Long Island railroad.  More
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Fewer Delays as Air Travel Slides
from USA Today
A marked decrease in airline travel has made this summer the smoothest in years for fliers accustomed to lengthy delays and snarled traffic. The aviation system is suffering significantly fewer delays than the past two years, according to government data and aviation experts.  More
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National Business Travel Study: O'Hare Airport's Taxes Highest
from USA Today
The recession has reduced travel, but it hasn't stopped an increase in the taxes travelers pay, a study out from a business travel group shows. The study, commissioned by the National Business Travel Association, reveals that travelers not only pay a local sales tax, but they also spend up to 172 percent more in taxes aimed at visitors each day they stay at a hotel, dine and rent a car.  More
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    International Airport News

    Foreign Firms Eye Airport Construction Deals in Oman
    from Reuters India
    Foreign firms including South Korea's Hanjin Heavy Industries, Greece-based Consolidated Contractors Co and India's Dodsal have been qualified to bid for three Omani airport contracts, officials said on Wednesday.  More
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    ACC News

    ACC Excellence in Procurement Award Nominations Solicited
    from ACC
    ACC is accepting nominations for the ACC Excellence in Procurement Award. Now in its second year, the award recognizes an airport sponsor that has exemplary procurement and contracting practices, including the utilization of qualifications-based selection (QBS). The award provides examples of model procurement policies and helps ACC promote good, effective practices. It will be presented at the 2010 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Construction, and Design Symposium in Atlanta. Nominations are due Sept. 25 to Sharon Brown at sharonb@ACConline.org.  More
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    ACC Seeking Symposium Moderators and Panelists
    from ACC
    Specific workshop sessions have been identified for the Feb. 24-26, 2010 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Construction, and Design Symposium in Atlanta - they can be found by clicking here. We are now soliciting potential moderators and panelists for the workshop topics and sessions. ACC members should take the opportunity to present their knowledge and experience on the latest concepts and trends in airport development and operations. Nominations can be submitted for more than one workshop, and they are due by Friday, Sept. 4. Please contact T.J. Schulz at tjs@acconline.org if you have any questions.  More
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       Product Showcase: Siemens Hearing Instruments

    The next generation of LED airfield lights has arrived! ETL-Certified LED products, such as Runway Centerline Lights, Touchdown Zone Lights, in-pavement and elevated Runway Guard Lights, and FAA L-858 Signs are available from ADB Airfield Solutions. Answers to application and specification questions regarding these exciting new technologies can be found here.


    FAA/TSA/ACRP
News

    FAA Aims to Bolster Wildlife Regulation for Airports
    from Flightglobal
    All commercial airports with scheduled passenger services in the U.S. may have to create wildlife hazard management schemes. The schemes will be implemented if the US Federal Aviation Administration revises regulation as planned following the forced Hudson River landing in January of US Airways flight 1549 due to a strike involving Canada geese.  More
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