Airport Sustainability Guide and Database Unveiled from SAGA A coalition of aviation associations, including the Airport Consultants Council (ACC), unveiled a new comprehensive database and guidelines that will help airport operators and consultants implement sustainability programs at airports of all sizes. The searchable database includes over 960 individual sustainability practices which are available worldwide through a new Web site.More
Airline Cuts Pinch Travelers from The Wall Street Journal Coming soon to an airport near you: Fewer flights, less-flexible schedules, smaller planes and maybe more lost luggage. Airline schedule cuts are so severe this fall that there will be less capacity available to travelers than there was in the depths of the travel depression after the 2001 terrorist attacks. More
New Orleans Airport Privatization Tied to Tourism Rebound from Easy Bourse A bold effort to privatize the New Orleans airport may hinge on the city's ability to rebuild tourism to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels. New Orleans
plans to invite bids early next year for a long-term lease to operate Louis Armstrong International Airport in what would be the first airport privatization in the U.S. under a program overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration.More
Key House Members Work Against User Fees from Aviation Week As the Office of Management and Budget begins to form its plans for the fiscal 2011 budget, two key House members have begun a lobbying effort against potential aviation user fee proposals for fiscal 2011.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.
'Naked' Scanner in Airport Trial from BBC
News A trial of a scanner that produces "naked" images of passengers has begun at Manchester Airport. The authorities say it will speed up security checks by quickly revealing any concealed weapons or explosives. More
Key TSA Representatives to Participate in ACC Annual Conference from ACC Don't be caught off guard. If it hasn't already, your business will change due to new security requirements and challenges. Find out why at a session that has been added to the ACC 31st Annual Conference & Exposition on Wednesday, Nov. 11th from 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. You will hear the latest about TSA activities
and funding priorities from key agency representatives: Doug Hofsass – Policy and Operations; Keith Goll – Equipment and Deployment; and Russ Vieco – Funding and Legislation.More
Sustainability a Focus at ACC from ACC ACC has been active in educating its members on the latest airport sustainability trends and initiatives. On Oct. 12th, ACC President Paula Hochstetler participated in a press conference at the ACI-NA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas that unveiled the Sustainable Aviation Resource Guide and database. She
was joined by G. Hardy Acree, director of airports for the Sacramento County Airport System and 2009 chairman of ACI-NA; John Duval, A.A.E., security coordinator for the Beverly Municipal Airport and chairman of AAAE and Greg Principato, president of ACI-NA. ACC Vice President T.J. Schulz also briefed the aviation division of a member firm during their monthly conference call on sustainability initiatives at airports. Be sure to attend the ACC 31st Annual Conference & Exposition for a
session on Tuesday, Nov. 10th from 10:45 – 12:00 titled "Sustainability – Is Your Firm on Board?". This session will provide strategies on how firms are incorporating sustainability into their operations.More
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.
DHS Issues Limited Waiver from Buy American Requirements for Stimulus Projects from Department of Homeland Security The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted a limited nationwide waiver of the Buy American provision contained in sec. 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided that at least 95 percent of the costs of each Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Electronic Baggage Screening Program
(EBSP) project will comply with sec. 1605(a).More
Bill Aims to Rein in TSA from AVWeb A bipartisan group of Congressmen, all of them members of the recently formed General Aviation Caucus, has introduced a bill that would require the TSA to behave more like other government agencies when issuing emergency rules. H.R. 3678, sponsored by Rep. John Mica, D-Fla., would still allow the TSA to respond quickly to imminent threats by issuing security
directives and emergency regulations but it would require the agency to hold a formal rulemaking process if the rules are left in place for longer than 180 days.More
FAA Seeks Comments on Update to Compliance Manual from FAA The Airport Compliance Manual (Order 5190.6B) provides current guidance to FAA employees on administration and implementation of the FAA airport compliance program. The updated order reflects statutes, policy changes, case decisions and complaint resolution procedural rules issued since 1989 and includes more specific guidance material on a number of compliance subjects. Comments will be accepted until March 10,
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