EPA Seeks to Limit Plane Deicing Chemical Runoff from The Associated Press via Google Every winter, airports across the country spray millions of gallons of deicing chemicals onto airliners and allow the runoff to trickle away. When the chemicals end up in nearby waterways, the deicing fluid can turn streams bright orange and create dead zones for aquatic life. The practice is legal, but environmental officials want it to stop.More
Airports Step Up When Airlines Fall Short from The New York Times I have always professed to dislike the grandly named George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. But
not long ago, thanks to the reduction in schedules being made by all airlines, I had a layover of almost three hours at the Houston airport. For the first time, I was able to actually experience the place.More
Once-bustling Winston-Salem Airport Aims for Revival from The Associated Press via USA Today It has been nearly 10 years since once-bustling Smith Reynolds Airport had regularly scheduled passenger service, and while there are those who would like to see a return to those days, some officials say it's not likely.More
San Antonio International Airport Lands Stimulus Funds for Baggage-check Upgrade from San Antonio Business
Journal San Antonio International Airport will receive $14 million in stimulus funding to invest in a checked baggage inspection system in Terminal A. U.S. Reps. Ciro D. Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, and Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, made the announcement Monday. The money will be used to design and implement a series of modifications into the terminal's baggage handling system. The airport will incorporate an explosive detection system into the
current inspection process.More
Michigan Airports Tackle Lofty Vision from The Detroit News It's been one of the roughest years on record for the nation's airlines, battering the bottom lines of air carriers and airports. And while the airlines are cutting back to survive the short term, Michigan's airports are looking long term, hoping that investing in their operations now will pay off when the economy
turns around and passenger volume picks up. More
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BA's Luxury Flight Snubs the Downturn from Forbes British Airways is betting on a luxury service to give a boost to its declining ticket sales as it announced on Tuesday the launch of its first all-business service from London to New York.More
Czech Lawmakers Pass Bill Blocking Airport Sale from Forbes Czech lawmakers in the lower house
passed a law on Wednesday that would effectively forbid the sale of state-owned Prague Airport. Deputies voted 96-47 in the 200-seat house for the law, which stipulates that the owner of Prague Airport must be the state or a company wholly owned by the state, according to the lower house's Web site. More
Ryanair Scraps Airport Check-in
Desks from The Guardian Millions of Ryanair passengers face a mandatory £5 online check-in fee from tomorrow as Europe's largest short-haul airline abolishes check-in desks. The low-cost carrier's latest cost-cutting move is likely to attract scrutiny from consumer
watchdogs, who have tolerated Ryanair's add-on fees because they can be avoided by, for instance, not checking in bags.More
ACC Annual Conference Features Small/Medium/Large /Associate Firm Forums from ACC Explore the latest industry trends and challenges during the small/medium/large/associate firm break-out sessions at the 31st ACC Annual Conference & Exhibition. A first for the Annual Conference, these roundtable sessions will feature peer to peer discussions to identify business issues and solutions for firms of all sizes. The reconvened joint session will be a venue to share perspectives
for more effective collaboration in the future. The associate break-out will elaborate on new services and opportunities uniquely designed for ACC Associate members. More details on the forums will be available soon.More
ACC Excellence in Procurement
Award Nominations Solicited from ACC ACC has extended the deadline for 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 Oct. 12 to Sharon Brown at sharonb@ACConline.org. More
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Airport Governance and Ownership from TRB TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 7: Airport Governance and Ownership addresses the issue of essential powers to operate an airport; defines what airport governance
includes; describes the advantages and disadvantages of the various governance structures; identifies and analyzes a number of projects where airports were transferred from one form of governance to another; and examines legal problems encountered during these transfers.More
BASIC Airport Security from Security Info Watch In an attempt to prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from imposing government-mandated access control standards, the airline industry has decided to form the Biometric Airport Security Identification Consortium, or BASIC.More
TSA Continues Airport Investments from Tech Insider Coinciding with the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has filtered millions of fiscal 2009 funds to airport surveillance and cargo screening throughout the last month. More
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