Congress Puts Off Action on Road, Air Bills from The Associated Press via Google The Democratic-led Congress' determination to do something about health care this year has slowed legislation affecting the safety of almost every traveler in America. Barring some miracle, lawmakers acknowledge they don't have the time or the political capital to act on new bills bringing major improvements and more money to those overworked, underfunded infrastructure systems. The House is expected on Wednesday to simply
extend existing surface and air transportation programs through the end of the year.More
Airport Darwinism, or Survival of the Biggest from The New York Times Domestic airlines, staggered
by steep revenue declines during the peak summer leisure-travel season, are welcoming the annual autumn resumption of business travel with fare sales, elite-status mileage promotions and emphasis on better in-flight comfort. And in one notable recent case, American Airlines is making a significant shift in routes to bolster competitive strength in important business markets.More
Feds Keep Little-used Airports in Business from USA Today One of the USA's newest airports has a 5,500-foot lighted runway, a Colonial-style terminal with white columns, and hundreds of acres for growth. But
Kentucky's Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport lacks one feature: airline passengers.More
Continental Sending Boarding Passes to Cell Phones from The Philadelphia Inquirer So you are in Philadelphia, traveling on Continental Airlines and you hate paper, waiting at airport kiosks, and lines at the ticket counter. You're in luck. Starting today Continental passengers in Philadelphia who go to the airline's Web site within 24 hours of their flights can get their boarding passes e-mailed to cell phones or personal digital assistants, like a BlackBerry or Palm.More
Clean Landing: Mass. Airport Lays 1st Green Runway from The Associated Press via Google Clean landings are about to get a new meaning at Boston's Logan
International Airport. This weekend the airport expects to nearly finish the first runway in the nation repaved with an environmentally friendly material called warm-mix asphalt.More
Airport Check-in: New Orleans Can Go Private from USA Today New Orleans Armstrong International has received federal approval for its preliminary application to become a private airport, a move that could bring the city a sudden cash windfall but strip it of its oversight and operational rights.More
San Francisco Airport Kiosk Sells Carbon Offsets from The Associated Press via USA Today Passengers flying from San Francisco International Airport have a new way to potentially undo the environmental damage
caused by their flights. Three kiosks recently unveiled at the airport allow flyers to pay a voluntary fee to counteract their plane's carbon emissions.More
GE Security’s CTX 9800 DSi™ represents the latest evolution in CTX explosives detection system (EDS) technology and introduces the new Clarity Data Acquisition System (DAS), a unique high-resolution imaging engine that
delivers unprecedented high-resolution 3D images.
Nigeria: NCAA Okays Maiden
Flight Into Ibom Airport from AllAfrica The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) gave approval for maiden flight into the $300 million Ibom International Airport, Okobo, on Sept. 23, 2009. Approval for the inaugural flight, which takes off from Abuja Airport,
according to the Director General of NCAA, Dr Harold Demuren, followed satisfaction of all the requirements for an international airport by Akwa Ibom State Government.More
Auckland Airport Boosts Property Occupancy from The National Business Review Occupancy levels of the properties owned by Auckland International Airport has been bumped up to 98 percent, following several new deals signed over the past four weeks. Merino clothing company Icebreaker has taken up a new store in the International airport larger than its original
Airport Oaks site.More
Nominations Solicited for 2010 Speas Award from ACC Do you know a person who has contributed to improve airport land usage, reduce airport noise or protect environmental resources through innovative design projects?
Is there a person or persons who have improved the relationship between an airport and its community? If your answer is "yes", please consider submitting a nomination for the 2010 AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1, 2009.More
USTDA U.S. & Sub-Saharan Africa: Partners in Aviation Conference from ACC The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Commercial Service, are presenting the U.S. and
Sub-Saharan Africa: Partners in Aviation Conference on Oct. 26-28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a region poised to improve its aviation infrastructure, offering U.S. aviation firms key opportunities. The conference will bring together SSA aviation stakeholders with U.S. aviation suppliers to strengthen strategic and commercial relationships between the aviation industries of SSA and the U.S. ACC is partnering with USTDA in promoting this unique opportunity for airport
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 Clarifies Use of USDA for Wildlife Hazard Assessments from FAA The Federal Aviation
Administration last week issued a Program Implementation Memorandum (PIM) which clarifies the use of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Wildlife Service (WS) in conducting wildlife hazard assessment studies (WHA) at airports.More
TSA Must Automate Privacy Checks, IG Says from Homeland Security Today The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) has made great progress in establishing privacy programs to protect the personal information of air passengers and others but it could go further by setting up automatic privacy tools, suggested the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently.More
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