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Airport Consulting Weekly
Dec. 2, 2010
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Air travel flows smoothly as scanner protest fizzles
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Air travel over the Thanksgiving holiday flowed relatively smoothly, with weather playing a bigger role in delays than protesters boycotting airport scanners. A wintry blast in the Western U.S. hampered traffic in a few locations and spurred forecasts of snow, rain and thunderstorms across the nation. But the Federal Aviation Administration reported no travel delays at major airports.

Domestic Airport News

Chicago wants more time on Midway privatization from FAA
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Chicago asked the Federal Aviation Administration for more time to decide whether to privatize Midway Airport amid strong signs that the deal is dead. The city requested another extension, until July 31, of its application pending with the FAA seeking to make Midway the only major U.S. airline hub to be privatized. More

Cross-border airport terminal project advances
San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The San Diego City Council moved closer to establishing a cross-border terminal that would connect Otay Mesa via pedestrian bridge to Tijuana's A.L. Rodriguez International Airport. The council voted unanimously to go forward with a study to rezone the land just north of the U.S./Mexico border to house the terminal, hotels, parking lots and retail. More

Portland is best airport, LaGuardia worst - survey
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Portland, Ore.'s international airport topped the list as America's best airport while New York's LaGuardia was ranked the worst, according to a Zagat survey of 30 U.S. airports released. More

Airline trade group names new CEO
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The Air Transport Association, a trade group representing the major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, said it named longtime lobbyist Nicholas E. Calio as its new president and chief executive. More

Laser-driven system replaces ground personnel who directed pilots into gates
Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flying American Airlines? Here's what you won't see as your jet pulls into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport: ramp workers with florescent wands guiding the aircraft to a stop at Terminal 3. More

Oberstar pushes for president, Republicans to reach a deal on FAA Bill
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In a broad-ranging "exit interview" with reporters, the outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman said he still thinks an FAA reauthorization can be completed in the lame-duck session and that he has urged the Obama administration to work with Republicans to make it happen. More

Crowded airliners and enhanced airport security cause shift to charter jets and rental cars
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With commercial airliners more crowded and heightened security measures threatening long delays at airports, private charter jet companies and rental car agencies may be beneficiaries of the growing airport headaches. More

International Airport News

Airline rebound hinges on growth, security and seats, IATA says
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An economic reversal, external shock or rush to restore capacity pose the greatest threats to a rebound in airline traffic in 2011, International Air Transport Association President Giovanni Bisignani said in an interview. More

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UN agency pushes new rules on air cargo security
The Associated Press via Atlanta Journal Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.N. agency that oversees aviation is pushing new guidelines for cargo security to counter al-Qaida's new mail-bomb strategy, but is stopping short of calling for 100 percent screening of packages, as pilots and some U.S. lawmakers have urged. More

ACC News

High speed baggage scanning equipment focus of new ACC Lunch + Learn webinar
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New high speed EDS screening equipment is currently being certified by the TSA.  How will high speed systems impact airport planning and design? What should airports and their planning and design teams expect from this new screening equipment? What benefits should airports expect from high speed EDS? Mark your calendars for this informative webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is sponsored by Rapiscan Systems and is available free of charge. Details will soon be posted on the ACC website. More

ACC staff volunteers at local food bank
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ACC staff sorted food and other household items at the Capitol Area Food Bank on Thursday. The staff outing was part of ACC's Internal Sustainability Program to engage in activities that benefit the local community while building staff camaraderie and teamwork. The Capitol Area Food Bank annually distributes 23 million pounds of food to more than 383,000 people through their network of partner agencies. Food banks in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country are in dire need of supplies and volunteers. More


Report issued on TSA use of economic recovery funds
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The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General issued a report on the status of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds used by the Transportation Security Administration for the Electronic Baggage Screening Program and on whether (1) the agency selected airports for federal support based on risk and prudent use of funds, (2) acquisition and deployment of explosive detection equipment funds, and (3) the agency's performance and monitoring metrics are adequately designed and properly functioning. More

Change 2 to AC 150/5200-31C, Airport Emergency Plan
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The FAA made changes to AC 150/5200-31C, including revising the date by which part 139 certificated airports must submit Airport Emergency Plans (AEPs) to June 30, 2011. More

AC 150/5220-25, Airport Avian Radar Systems
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This FAA Advisory Circular provides guidance on the use of avian radar systems to supplement an airport's Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP) and reduce the potential avian threats to aircraft. More

Guidance issued on solar technologies at airports
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Airport interest in solar energy is growing rapidly as a way to reduce airport operating costs and to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development. In response, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prepared Technical Guidance for Evaluating Selected Solar Technologies on Airports to meet the regulatory and informational needs of the FAA Airports organization and airport sponsors. More

FAA dedicates Recovery Act funded fire station at LAX
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated a new, state-of-the-art fire station at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) funded by nearly $11 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

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