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Airport Consulting Weekly
Oct. 21, 2010
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America's most-delayed airports
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Airline passengers might have learned to cope with minimal leg room, fees for checking bags, and thorough security screenings. But nothing is worse than a lengthy delay where passengers are either sitting on a tarmac waiting for 20 other planes to takeoff, or circling and circling until a landing slot opens up. More

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Obama to states: Invest in infrastructure while it's cheap
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Earlier this week, the White House announced it would push Congress next month to approve $50 billion in new infrastructure investments. President Obama endorsed a new report from the Council of Economic Advisers that encourages the investments to be made now, while labor is available and construction costs are relatively cheaper. More

Airlines vying for slots at Reagan National
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Wanted: A low-cost airline that will fly to a small or medium-size airport within 1,250 miles of Washington. Service to an airport that doesn't have direct D.C. flights would be optimal. And the lower the fares, the better. More



Providence airport to get rail link by year's end
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Providence's T.F. Green Airport is set to get a direct rail link connecting it to Boston and other destinations in the area. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is set to begin the service sometime "before the holidays" this year. The service will run between Boston to the Providence airport, making stops at several intermediate points along the way. More

Training exercise will bring planned mayhem to Newark Airport
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Bodies. Smoke. Ambulances. There will be chaos at Newark Liberty International Airport -- but don't be alarmed. During a crisis training exercise from 8:30 to 11 a.m., travelers will see emergency vehicles and perhaps smoke around Terminal B as part of a simulated incident to prepare emergency responders for a disaster. More

New TSA chief wants 'more informed' screening
Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The nation's top airport security official paid his first visit to the world's busiest airport this week, meeting with his agency's employees here and speaking to a business aviation convention. More

International Airport News



First scheduled flight lands at new Dubai airport
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A new airport in Dubai that aims to become the world's busiest is being served by a carrier operating regularly scheduled flights, for the first time since the hub's opening. Cargo flight operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings says a twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter service it operates for customer Panalpina Group began operating at Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International. More

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Paris airport fuel is running out amid pension protests
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The battle between Nicolas Sarkozy and leftwing protesters over pension reform intensified as the government admitted that the country's biggest airport might only have enough fuel to last until Monday night. More

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Is your business prepared for the future?
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The theme of the 32nd ACC Annual Conference & Exposition in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is 'Focus on the Future: Strategic Direction for Aviation Leaders.' Sessions during the conference will explore transportation trends, the evolution of aviation and how to transform your business in the new decade. Register now and prepare yourselves and your firms for the next ten years of airport development. More

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Guidebook for Planning and Implementing Automated People Mover Systems at Airports
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 37: Guidebook for Planning and Implementing Automated People Mover Systems at Airports includes guidance for planning and developing automated people mover (APM) systems at airports. The guidance in the report encompasses the planning and decision-making process, alternative system infrastructure and technologies, evaluation techniques and strategies, operation and maintenance requirements, coordination and procurement requirements, and other planning and development issues. 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

Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program
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The FAA recently introduced the Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program. This program is evaluating ways to make sustainability a core objective at every airport by funding long-range planning documents at 10 airports around the country. These documents, called Sustainable Master Plans and Sustainable Management Plans, will include initiatives for reducing environmental impacts and achieving economic benefits while increasing integration with local communities. More

Handbook to Assess the Impacts of Constrained Parking at Airports
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 34: Handbook to Assess the Impacts of Constrained Parking at Airports explores different types of parking constraints that airports experience and highlights tools to assess the impacts of the constraints and strategies to deal with them. More

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