Republicans push TSA authorization bill; Democrats question Bush officials on TSA procurement
Homeland Security Today Share
After a hearing on business practices and technology development at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), top Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday renewed their push for a TSA authorization bill approved by its Transportation Security Subcommittee. More
FAA to pay $467 million toward airport expansion
The Inquirer Share
The Federal Aviation Administration said it will pay $466.5 million toward a $5.4 billion expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. The federal funds will be dispensed over 16 years, beginning in fiscal 2012. More
Airline mergers leave airports off the radar
The Wall Street Journal Share
Consolidation among airlines, and a subsequent reduction in flights nationally, has put the squeeze on some of America's metro areas while giving strength to markets that have kept their hold on airline hubs. Cities such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh and St. Louis are dealing with a deep retrenchment in flights, as airlines have cut costs in the wake of consolidation. More
Airlines cutting capacity to cope with high jet fuel prices
The Salt Lake Tribune Share
With jet fuel prices near record highs, airlines that serve Salt Lake City are considering where to trim seating capacity in order to cut costs without driving away customers already put off by rising fares.
FAA gives final OK to longer runway, improvements at T.F. Green Airport
The Providence Journal Share
The Federal Aviation Administration gave its final approval to plans to extend the main runway at T.F. Green Airport and to make safety improvements to the airport's crosswind runway. "This is a great day for the airport," said Kevin A. Dillon, president of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, which runs the state airport in Warwick.
FAA grant awarded to Tallahassee Regional Airport
With an initiative that will provide needed rehabilitation work for its runways, the Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) has been awarded a federal grant of $12,798,468. The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will also provide a boost to the local economy, with up to 160 workers being hired for the project.
3 Indianapolis firms to build Indiana's largest solar farm near airport
The Indianapolis Star Share
Three local companies have been selected to build a solar energy farm with 41,000 electric power-generating panels at Indianapolis International Airport, creating one of the largest airport solar farms in the country and easily the largest in the state. The Indianapolis Airport Authority announced today that ET Energy Solutions was selected from among eight companies across the country that bid on the project estimated to cost $35 million to $45 million to build. More
Emirates airline will start Seattle-Dubai flights
The Seattle Times Share
Emirates, the giant and fast-growing Middle Eastern airline, will begin daily nonstop flights between Dubai and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on March 1, the airline announced. The move will offer travelers a new option from Seattle to destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Africa via the airline's hub in Dubai, which is one of the United Arab Emirates. More
Strike action at Sydney Airport to hit footy fans heading to Melbourne, Australia
Herald Sun Share
Sydney airport will be hit by three straight days of strike action, affecting passengers going away for the long weekend and football fans heading to grand finals. Baggage handlers and ground staff will stop work at all major Australian airports for one hour, while customs officers are set to strike at Sydney and Cairns airports.
Brazil seeks private investors to operate airports
Monsters and Critics Share
Brazil's major airports are bursting at the seams as Latin America's largest economy struggles to expand its airport capacity to cope with rapidly increasing air traffic. The situation is particularly chaotic at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo, which was recently voted the worst of 26 airports in South America by U.S. business passengers in a poll carried out by a U.S. magazine. More
5 reasons to attend the 2012 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium
Learn the latest trends and technical information covering all all aspects of airport development; understand what’s in store in the future for airports; hear from FAA and TSA; network with peers and have fun! Register now! More
Sponsorship at ACC Global Business Summit for savings and exposure!
Sponsorship opportunities are available to give your firm exposure amongst international aviation experts leading up to and during the ACC Global Business Summit. In addition, ACC member firms that sponsor the summit receive two complimentary registrations! More
Administrator Pistole acknowledges relationship between ACC, TSA
TSA Administrator John Pistole wrote a letter to ACC President Paula Hochstetler following a meeting in July. Pistole expressed his satisfaction with the constantly growing relationship between ACC and TSA and desire for further interaction going forward. More
Pistole seeks better alignment at TSA HQ through reorganization
TSA Administrator John Pistole has announced steps that the TSA will be taking to enable their "continued evolution to a high performance counterterrorism organization." It is Pistole's hope that these changes will help TSA shift towards being a more "intelligence-driven, risk-based organization." Over the next week, each Assistant Administrator will be conducting Town Hall meetings with their headquarters staff to provide more detailed information on the changes. Many of these changes are targeted for completion by the end of the calendar year and others throughout 2012. More
Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in air travel: Accessibility of websites and automated kiosks at US airports
The Department of Transportation (Department) proposes to revise its rule implementing the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) to provide greater accommodations for individuals with disabilities in air travel by requiring U.S. and foreign air carriers to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities and to ensure that their ticket agents do the same. More