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Dec. 9, 2010
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FAA regions recognize top airports for 2010
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Recently, the regions of our Federal Aviation Administration recognized some of the best airports of 2010. More

Domestic Airport News



Loopholes in global aviation system pose challenges to effective screening, officials say
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Loopholes in the global aviation system beyond the control of the Homeland Security Department are stymieing steps to bolster screening, several federal officials told lawmakers. "Legal and cultural factors sometimes inhibit harmonization efforts" to standardize security measures, said Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues for the Government Accountability Office. More

Better odds of getting your bags
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You may be paying more for airline baggage service, but – finally -- you're actually getting better service. Hefty baggage fees continue to anger airline travelers, but most carriers have invested in better baggage handling technology and equipment. And it's paying off: So far this year, the rate at which airlines lose luggage has improved by a whopping 38 percent compared with two years ago. Alaska Airlines is even offering a 20-minute baggage-delivery guarantee. More

U.S. faces obstacles in upgrading air-traffic control -- study
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Federal aviation officials have yet to resolve significant financial and technological obstacles standing in the way of a planned modernization of the U.S. air traffic control system, threatening to tie up the $15 billion project, according to a congressional study released. More

FAA made $161 million in improper payments in fiscal 2008, inspector says
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration made about $161 million in improper payments for airport projects in fiscal 2008, or about 5 percent of $3.2 billion in grants the agency distributed, an inspector general's report found. More

Drop in fliers reduces airports' food earnings
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With air traffic down last year amid the rough economy, airports' retail and food revenues fell 4 percent in 2009 to $1.41 billion from 2008's $1.47 billion, according to a report by the Airports Council International-North America. More

DFW, IND use agreements differ from traditional airport-airline accords
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U.S. airports appear to be taking a different approach to use agreements with airlines to account for a changing environment in which gates and other facilities are less likely to be devoted to a single carrier and the airline industry is increasingly unpredictable. More

Small airports may get added security next year
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Imagine this for your next flight: checking in without having a stranger rummage through your luggage, walking onto the tarmac without a body search, and not worrying that you somehow ended up on a no-fly list. More

International Airport News



Bad weather forces flight cancellations at Paris airport
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"Freezing temperatures and forecasts of heavy snow forced French aviation authorities to cancel one in five flights at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport on Wednesday," aviation officials said. "Airlines have reduced their flights by 20 percent," an official at France's civil aviation authority DGAC) said, adding that flights would not be affected at the smaller Paris airport of Orly. "The freezing rain affecting the Paris region early Wednesday was expected to turn to snow by midday," weather forecasters said. More

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Submit your nominations for 2011 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence. This award, given annually at the ACC Annual Conference & Exposition, recognizes an individual, group or organization that has innovatively advanced the aviation industry and served the public. Recent winners include former Hartsfield-Jackson leader Ben DeCosta, former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley, and LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey. Please submit all nominations by January 31, 2011 to ACC Awards Committee Chair Pam Keidel-Adams, pkeideladams@wilbursmith.com.
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Airfield pavement design webinar scheduled for January, February
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The first ACC Institute web training of the new year has been scheduled. Register now for the popular webinar 'Designing Airfield Pavement with FAA's New Advisory Circular and Software' on Jan. 6, 2011 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT. A repeat of this webinar will be held on Feb. 10 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT. Remember that registrations are for each site and professional credits may be available. More

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Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 40: Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations includes guidance on a cohesive approach to analyzing traffic operations on airport curbside and terminal area roadways. More

Integration of current implementation efforts with long-term planning for the Next Generation Air Transportation System
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead implementer and planner for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) -- an ambitious, multiyear, multibillion-dollar overhaul of systems, procedures, aircraft performance capabilities, and supporting infrastructure that will create an air transportation system that uses satellite-based surveillance and navigation and network-centric operations. More

Understanding Airspace, Objects, and Their Effects on Airports
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 38: Understanding Airspace, Objects, and Their Effects on Airports provides a comprehensive description of the regulations, standards, evaluation criteria, and processes designed to protect the airspace surrounding airports. More

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