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Senate to hold hearing on boosting aviation manufacturing
The Hill
The Senate committee that oversees transportation policy is planning to hold a hearing on ways to boost aviation manufacturing in the U.S. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's Aviation subcommittee will meet on Nov. 5 to discuss "maintaining U.S. leadership in the global [aviation] marketplace," according to announcement from the panel.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS


TSA changes after knife-ban reversal voted by House panel
Bloomberg
The Transportation Security Administration will have to consult with industry groups on decisions like its short-lived move to end the ban on knives aboard airplanes, under a bill the House advanced.
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Lawmakers to TSA: Don't shirk responsibility for airport exit lane security
The Hill
The Transportation Security Administration is abandoning its responsibility to secure exit lanes in airport terminals, a group of Massachusetts lawmakers said. The TSA is scheduled to transfer control of exit lanes, which are the checkpoints where airline passengers are not allowed to return through after departing terminals, to airports themselves beginning in January.
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Spaceport wars: More states joining New Mexico in space industry quest
Albuquerque Journal
As Spaceport America gets its finishing touches, awaiting the day that Virgin Galactic launches passengers beyond the stratosphere, more states are looking at entering the space industry, with a spaceport at the cornerstone of their plans. "It almost looks like wildflowers growing across the U.S., if you look at all the ones talking about it," said Christine Anderson, executive director of Spaceport America.
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New York-area airports lag in passenger amenities
NBC News
Despite some much-welcome improvements, the three major New York area-airports — John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark-Liberty International Airport — lag well behind most other major U.S. airports in amenities.
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AMR CEO sees way to settle suit over US Airways merger
Bloomberg
American Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tom Horton said "there's a way" to reach a settlement with U.S. antitrust regulators seeking to block the merger of the AMR Corp. (AAMRQ) unit with US Airways Group Inc.
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FAA changes flight plan equipment suffixes
Aviation International News
Because air traffic controllers are increasingly making traffic separation decisions based upon an aircraft’s global navigation satellite system (GNSS) capability — or lack thereof — the FAA has begun updating aircraft equipment suffixes for traffic operating in U.S. domestic airspace. For instance, a GNSS-equipped aircraft may now fly a random route without the need for ATC radar monitoring, where previously radar was always required.
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FAA allows use of electronic devices throughout flights
The New York Times
Airline passengers can use electronic devices in "all phases of flight" if the airline determines that its aircraft can tolerate the interference, the Federal Aviation Administration said, but using a cellphone to talk will still be banned. The change will most likely take effect before the end of the year, the FAA said. Rules for cellphone use are set by the Federal Communications Commission, and unlikely to change soon, because of the nature of the cellphone system.
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Status of recommendations to improve FAA's certification and approval processes
GAO
In 2010, GAO reported that industry stakeholders and experts believed that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) certification and approval processes contribute positively to the safety of the national airspace system.
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Boston's Logan Airport growing fast as international hub
Forbes
Larry Olmstead writes, "As a frequent traveler who lives in New England, I have been flying in and out of Logan airport for close to two decades. I used to always preface that statement with 'unfortunately,' but Logan has been making leaps and bounds in terms of improvement, and it is paying off."
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Boeing eyes bigger slice of commercial aftermarket pie
AWIN First via AviationWeek
Boeing, which has struggled to cash in on the massive aftermarket support market its aircraft generate, is designing the 737 MAX and soon-to-be-launched 777X with an eye on grabbing a greater share of the maintenance work the models will need, the company's top executive says.
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Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, other airports want to tell judge they support American Airlines-US Airways merger
The Dallas Morning News
Four airports/cities with a strong financial interest in a US Airways-American Airlines merger have asked U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for permission to file a brief in the antitrust lawsuit that is attempting to block the merger.
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Illinois' $35 million airport blunder
Joliet Herald News
Illinois may end up paying $35 million more for property for the South Suburban Airport because it allowed a businessman to construct a private airfield on the land. Sitting in the 4,200-acre footprint of the state's proposed major airport is a general aviation field constructed by Jim Bult in 2007.
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'Privilege fee' may raise price of off-site parking at Tampa International
Tampa Tribune via AviationPros.com
The price of parking at privately operated, off-site lots serving Tampa International Airport passengers could increase if a new 8.5 percent Hillsborough County Aviation Authority "privilege fee" on gross parking sales is imposed, the president of A-1 Express said.
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The 10 scariest airport runways in the world
Business Insider
Each year, the Airfarewatchdog team looks into some of the scariest airports known to mankind (okay, so they're not truly scary. If an airport was actually dangerous, pilots wouldn't land there. But these will definitely give you a thrill).

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FAA delays release of new pilot training guidelines
WKBW-TV
It was expected that the Federal Aviation Administration was going to publish new airline pilot training guidelines in October.

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Some airport directors forego federal funds
McClatchy Washington Bureau via Springfield News Sun
The nation's airports once counted on billions of dollars in federal grants to upgrade their facilities, but in an increasingly uncertain fiscal environment, some would prefer to leave the money on the table and leverage their own resources instead.

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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


World's latest mega-airport finally opens to passengers
CNN
Dubai's aviation industry achieved its biggest milestone to date on Sunday, when the emirate's new airport welcomed the arrival of its first commercial flight. Located in Jebel Ali and part of Dubai World Central, an "aviation city" that the government launched as a free economic zone, Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to become the world's largest airport upon completion.
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Sri Lanka opens $292 million Chinese-funded airport highway
Reuters
Sri Lanka opened a $292 million Chinese-funded airport highway, amid Indian concern about Chinese influence as the island nation rebuilds after a nearly three-decade war. Sri Lanka has invested heavily in infrastructure since the war ended in 2009 with defeat for separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Japanese city said to weigh $1.2 billion airport concession sale
Bloomberg
Fukuoka prefecture on Japan's southern Kyushu island is considering a sale of rights to operate the nation's fourth-biggest state-owned airport, said four people with knowledge of the matter. Proceeds from selling the Fukuoka Airport concession may top 120 billion yen ($1.2 billion), said two of the people, who asked not to be identified as the deliberations are private.
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High court permits clearing of mangroves for Navi Mumbai airport
The Times of India
In a major boost for the proposed Navi Mumbai airport, the Bombay high court gave its go-ahead to Cidco's request to be able to clear mangroves for the greenfield project. Hearing an application filed by Cidco, a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sanklecha approved the agency's plans to also create mangrove plots in another area in lieu of the mangroves that will be destroyed for the airport.
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Empty Madrid hub hurts Spain's ability to sell indebted airport operator
Reuters via Skift
Prospective buyers of Spanish airports operator Aena are being put off by empty terminals at Madrid's main airport, hampering the government's efforts to sell the indebted company. Traffic to Barajas airport has dropped as Spain's economic crisis cut domestic tourism and business travel. Budget carriers have also reduced flights complaining of high fees and Iberia airline, a major client, is fighting for survival.
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Somalia: Federal MPs question information minister on airport management deal
AllAfrica.com
The Somali Federal Government Minister of Information, Posts, Telecommunication and Transportation, Abdullahi El Moge Hirsi appeared before Federal Members of Parliament for questioning over Favori LLC which was handed over the management of Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport on Sept. 15, Garowe Online reports.
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ACC NEWS


ACC and other key stakeholders sign letter requesting Congress to continue airport funding
ACC
On Oct. 28, ACC joined AAAE, ACI-NA, the US Travel Association, and the California Airports Council in signing a letter to the US Congress to preserve and increase funding for airports. The letter requested that Congress fully fund and protect the user-financed Airport Improvement Program; raise the federal cap on local PFC fees; preserve and restore tax exempt financing for airport bonds; require TSA to staff exit lanes; reduce wait times at International Gateway Airports through technology and increased staffing; and end sequestration. These initiatives are aimed at ensuring that airports have the resources they need to address critical infrastructure projects and to enhance the safety, security, and efficiency of travel for the users of the nation’s airports and aviation system. For more information about this letter, please contact T.J. Schulz at tjs@acconline.org or 703-683-5900.
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Join us in Tucson for the 3 Ts of a Changing Business Environment
ACC
Join ACC in Tucson, Ariz., to learn about the Tools, Talent & Technology it takes to be successful in a changing business environment. The ACC 35th Annual Conference & Exposition will be held Nov. 11-13, 2013 and will once again maximize networking opportunities and business development through features like Speed Dating sessions, while focusing on the technology and skills required for firms in the modern aviation industry.
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Maximizing Airport Facility Utilization and Efficiency with Common-Use Resources
ACRP
The latest issue of TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority applied ACRP Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports to develop new business models for common use systems at its airport.
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