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As 2013 comes to a close, ACC would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the ACC Airport Consulting Weekly a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 2.




FAA makes tower closing decision
FAA
From March 28: The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reached the decision that 149 federal contract towers will close beginning April 7 as part of the agency's sequestration implementation plan. The agency has made the decision to keep 24 federal contract towers open that had been previously proposed for closure because doing so would have a negative impact on the national interest.
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Some airport directors forego federal funds
McClatchy Washington Bureau via Springfield News Sun
From Oct. 24: 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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Sequester: Is your airport on the chopping block?
USA Today
From Feb. 28: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of massive delays in flights and the closing of 100 smaller air-traffic control towers as part of automatic spending cuts scheduled March 1. Because of furloughs for air-traffic controllers, LaHood said flights from New York to San Francisco could be delayed 90 minutes. He says once airlines understand how flights are delayed, they will begin canceling flights.
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AA, US Airways dealt setback in merger-lawsuit trial
The Associated Press via USA Today
From Oct. 17: A court-appointed official, called a special master, recently recommended that the federal judge hearing the American Airlines and US Airways merger-lawsuit trial reject the airlines' request.
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THUD bill is pulled as GOP budget frays
Politico
From Aug. 1: With support collapsing, a $44.1 billion transportation and housing bill was pulled abruptly from the House floor, and top Republicans conceded it was a further sign that the party's budget strategy is unraveling.
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FAA's 149 airport-tower closures cleared for takeoff
USA Today
From April 18: The Federal Aviation Administration is moving ahead with plans to close 149 small air-traffic-control towers across the nation as part of mandated spending cuts. "We don't have the money to keep them open," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation. "It's a big headache for us."
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Airports suing FAA over planned control tower shutdowns
The Associated Press via Fox News
From April 4: Airport operators are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to cut funding for 149 air traffic control towers, accusing the agency of violating federal law meant to ensure major changes at airports do not erode safety.
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Illinois' $35 million airport blunder
Joliet Herald News
From Oct. 31: 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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After House cuts, FAA budget set to fare better under Senate bill
Aviation Week
From July 3: While the House is calling for substantial cuts, FAA's budget stands to fare better under the Senate version of the fiscal 2014 transportation funding bill that is scheduled for consideration.
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Furloughs end, but tower and maintenance uncertainty remain
Aviation Week
From May 2: FAA is dropping its furlough plans for all 47,000 workers in its employee base after Congress passed a bill permitting the agency to shift up to $253 million in funds to prevent "reduced operations and staffing."
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When flights are delayed: unusual airport time-killers
ABC News
The Dallas airport was recently pummeled by a blast of ice and snow. Airlines reeled as passengers piled up waiting to board flights that weren't going anywhere. Still, if you have to be stranded, there are worse places than DFW.

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Higher security fee set to boost travel costs
The Associated Press via Yahoo Finance
Congress has agreed on a budget deal that is expected to pass in the next few days that would more than double the $5 security fee on more round-trip tickets.

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Senator: Airline tax part of budget deal 'collection of cats and dogs'
The Hill
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said that a proposal to double the tax that is paid by airline passengers for airport security as part of a potential budget deal was part of a "collection of cats and dogs" being used to avoid tough fiscal choices.

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House pulls CR amid GOP division
Politico
From Sept. 12: A stopgap spending bill to avert a shutdown at the end of this month was pulled from the House schedule because of continued Republican divisions over how far to go to challenge President Barack Obama on healthcare reform.
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Senators move to stop flight tower closures
The Hill
From April 11: A group of 18 senators is introducing legislation to stop the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from closing nearly 150 air traffic control towers this summer. The FAA has identified 149 flight control towers at small regional airports it intends to close because of the sequester.
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US aviation failing? We've screwed ourselves
The Boston Globe
From May 23: Our airports are terrible, and our airlines find it harder and harder to compete. We've done it to ourselves through shortsightedness, underfunding, and flyer-unfriendly policies.
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