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Nov. 24, 2009
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FAA launches airports customer satisfaction survey
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The FAA's Office of Airports will conduct its biennial web-based customer satisfaction survey from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2010.  Respondents wishing to provide survey feedback on more than one FAA airports office may select additional surveys on the registration form. Airports sponsors, consultants and other interested parties are asked to register now to receive a survey. More

Domestic Airport News

Gov. wants speedy screening at more airports
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The Homeland Security Department wants to expand speedy screening of preapproved, low-risk air travelers arriving in the United States to most international airports in the country. For more than a year, the department has been testing this program at seven airports across the country and found that participating travelers cut their average waiting time to be screened from 10 minutes to three. More

Tech snafu grounds nation's fliers
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The failure of a single piece of computer gear in Utah disrupted travel for thousands Thursday, exposing the risks of the long-running patchwork upgrade of the nation's air-traffic-control system. More

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U.S. flight delays hit Atlanta airport especially hard
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Hundreds of flights around the country were canceled or delayed after a communications failure at a Federal Aviation Administration computer center, leaving passengers scrambling to revise travel plans. More

Wind backs up Honolulu airport power
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There's a building near the end of Lagoon Drive at Honolulu International Airport that looks like it's about to take off. But the 16 propellers on top of the building aren't meant to lift the building off the ground. The wind turbines are intended to generate enough power to keep a key state Department of Transportation airfield electrical facility operating. More

Airport Check-in: United's LineBusters keep lines moving
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United Airlines will use new technology to steer passengers from its customer service lines to self-service kiosks. LineBuster, a handheld touch-screen device, tells roaming United agents at airports if customers have been automatically rebooked on another flight after a cancellation or missed connection. More

International Airport News

Airport strategy must not cut off the regions
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Flying in to Sydney Airport, it is easy to believe that the metropolitan area, hemmed in by parks and the sea, is like a small European country. By wanting to concentrate everything within this crowded arc, like making Richmond Sydney's temporary second airport, people such as the Board of Airlines Representatives' chief executive, Warren Bennett, would have us believe Sydney ought to be vacuum-sealed. More

Mozambique: Not my fault, says airports boss
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The former chairperson of the Mozambican Airport Company (ADM), Diodino Cambaza, admitted that irregularities had occurred while he was running the company, but tried to shift the blame onto the shoulders of successive financial directors. More

Kansai Airport bonds premium rises after Japan freezes grants
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The premium investors demand to hold Kansai International Airport bonds rose after a government panel said it will freeze grants to the airport as part of its effort to reduce wasteful spending. More

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ACC News

Hawley receives 2009 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence
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Edmund S. "Kip" Hawley, Former TSA Administrator, received the 2009 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence at the ACC Annual Conference on Nov. 10 in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. He was chosen among a strong field of nominees for his leadership in guiding the evolution of America's airport and aviation security regime during the inception of TSA and when he served as TSA Administrator between 2005 and 2009. More


TSA planning to inspect shops that repair jets
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Thousands of airplane maintenance shops in the U.S. and abroad would get increased scrutiny to make sure they are not easy prey for terrorists looking to sabotage U.S. jets during routine repairs, a government proposal says. More

FAA updates lighting AC
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The Federal Aviation Administration has updated AC 150/5345-56A, Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS)

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