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Airport Consulting Weekly
Oct. 14, 2010
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FAA: Dangerous runway incidents down 50 percent
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The number of near collisions on U.S. airport runways dropped to six in the last budget year, half as many as the year before. There were 12 such incidents in the 2009 budget year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. That's a dramatic drop from 67 incidents in 2000. More

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Flying fewer planes, airlines find stability
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For the first time since their industry was deregulated in the late 1970s, airlines in the United States have managed to hold the line on the number of planes they fly. Evidence of this discipline can be seen at airports around the country, where empty seats are increasingly difficult to find and fares have jumped. More

Industry groups welcome ICAO climate agreement
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Airline and airport groups are applauding ICAO for reaching agreement on new aviation emissions goals, even though some targets differ from those the industry has been recommending. More



Preclearing customs, a prized advantage
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There are significant benefits to the United States Customs and Border Protection preclearance program, which allows passengers bound for the United States to clear customs at one of about 15 airports mostly in Canada and Ireland. The biggest benefit is that a passenger can pass through customs quickly and arrive in the United States without having to stand in one of those long, dreary lines at, say, Kennedy International Airport. More

Infrastructure bill gone wild
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President Obama just called for a $500 billion infrastructure plan. "Investing in infrastructure is something members of both political parties have always supported," he said. But insufficient funding isn’t the only thing holding up repairs. Before Obama throws more money at infrastructure - and speaks on behalf of both parties - he should look at the war surrounding the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009. More

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Can technology fix our airport nightmares?
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We may not be "as mad as hell", but we're sure getting sick of the grind that the airport part of air travel has become in the past decade (for our own good, of course, they keep telling us). Airline IT provider SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques) has been watching and for the past five years has conducted "the most comprehensive global survey ever undertaken of passenger use of air transport self-service technology". More

Chavez orders intervention in Caracas airport
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the Cabinet minister who has authority over Caracas' international airport to intervene in its management, saying the facility should provide the state with revenues. More

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BAA airport sell-off ruling reinstated
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A court reinstated an order by competition authorities that could force Spanish-owned airports operator BAA to sell two more of its seven airports in Britain. BAA last December won part of its appeal against an earlier ruling saying it must sell Gatwick and Stansted airports near London, as well as either Glasgow or Edinburgh. It sold Gatwick to a U.S. group last year. More

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ACRP Sustainability Project Panel meets - RFP anticipated Oct. 25
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The panel for ACRP Project 2-28 Sustainability for Airports: Best Practices, Success Metrics, and Beyond, met Oct. 12 and 13 to refine and finalize the project statement approved by the ACRP Oversight Committee (AOC) last July. ACC President Paula Hochstetler participated in the meetings as an industry liaison. The Request for Proposals is expected to be released during the week of Oct. 25. The deadline for submittals will likely be Dec. 16, 2010. If you have questions concerning the project or panel, contact ACRP Senior Program Officer Joe Navarrete at jnavarrete@nas.edu or (202) 334-1649. More

Exhibit at 32nd ACC Annual Conference - take part in 2nd Business Speed Dating
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There are still is still exhibit space available for your booth at the 32nd ACC Annual Conference & Exhibition, Nov. 8-10 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The conference features over five exhibit hall hours and more networking opportunities than ever for exhibitors. Also participate in our 2nd Business Speed Dating event, a huge carryover success from last year that will provide time to foster valuable business relationships. More

Sustainability webinar scheduled
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Learn about how airports have incorporated sustainability efforts into their master planning processes and stand-alone sustainability initiatives. Using case studies from large and small airports, this webinar will describe approaches, lessons learned and available resources. The webinar will be held on Oct. 28 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. eastern time and repeated on Nov. 22. More

FAA/TSA/ACRP News



Evaluation of screening of air cargo transported on passenger aircraft
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established by the Homeland Security Act of2002 (public Law 107-296) by amendment to the Inspector General Act of1978. This is one of a series of audit, inspection, and special reports prepared as part of our oversight responsibilities to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within the department. More

Developing an Airport Performance-Measurement System
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 19: Developing an Airport Performance-Measurement System provides guidance on developing and implementing an effective performance-measurement system for airports. The report's accompanying CD-ROM provides tools designed to help users complete the step-by-step process for developing an airport performance-measurement system as presented in ACRP Report 19. More

Analysis of Federal Laws, Regulations, and Case Law Regarding Airport Proprietary Rights
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 10: Analysis of Federal Laws, Regulations, and Case Law Regarding Airport Proprietary Rights explores airport proprietary rights, including regulation of noise, other environmental matters, safety restrictions, leasing practices, congestion management, and other airport access limitations. The report examines relevant statutes, regulations, and case decisions determining the scope of airport proprietary rights -- the rights within the owner's purview and those which have been determined to exceed the owner's authority. More

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