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Airport Consulting Weekly
Dec. 29, 2011
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As 2011 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. 5.

Collision at JFK raises concerns about new jumbo jet
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Apr. 14 issue - A collision on the tarmac at JFK airport between a Delta/Comair regional flight from Boston and an Airbus A-380 is raising some concerns about the jumbo jet. The Delta pilot said, "Roll the emergency trucks to mike we've been hit by Air France."

US senate approves FAA bill, settles airport fight
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Feb. 24 issue - The U.S. Senate approved $34.6 billion of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration after resolving a dispute over the number of new flights to a federally owned airport near Washington.

Republican Mica says no end in sight for FAA shutdown, Senate Democrat Rockefeller "appalled"
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July 28 issue - As federal talks on a debt ceiling and deficit reductions remain stalemated, at least one federal agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, is already a casualty of a House-Senate impasse. The FAA partially shut down Friday, furloughing employees and bringing construction projects to a halt, after the House inserted a provision to strip out subsidies for rural airports into a routine funding extension bill. No safety services have been affected.

Shutdown of FAA possible in House-Senate clash
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July 21 issue - A quarrel between the House and Senate over union organizing by airline and railroad workers could lead to a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA's operating authority expires on Friday. The agency has operated under a series of 20 short-term extensions since Sept. 30, 2007, because lawmakers have been unable to agree on a long-term funding bill.

Amendments on FAA bill could jam Senate for weeks
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Feb. 3 issue - The Senate is starting its 2011 workload with a bill that it already passed. Last year, the Senate approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization measure 93-0. The FAA bill didn't go any further because of disagreements with the House over a few provisions that the Senate bill didn't address -- and it still doesn't.

Deal on FAA impasse
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Aug. 4 issue - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that there is a deal to end an almost two week impasse in Congress on the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration, which is expected to be approved on Aug. 5, 2011, when both the House and Senate have scheduled sessions.

Mica says he'll compromise on FAA sticking points
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Aug. 18 issue - US House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica is responding to questions about his role in the recent funding debate that kept the Federal Aviation Administration shuttered for weeks. Mica blames Congressional democrats for hold ups in the debate over cutting in the Essential Air Service program that serves rural airports. The union that represents flight attendants staged protests at Mica's Florida offices over the lack of a permanent funding measure for the FAA. Congressman Mica says the union is being manipulated by Democrats.

Another FAA partial shutdown? Senate in stalemate
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Sept. 15 issue - It feels like déjà vu. The current funding for Federal Aviation Administration soon expires, threatening to put 80,000 people out of work, unless Congress sends a bill to President Obama. More

Aviation bill clears House despite veto threat
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Apr. 7 issue - The House of Representatives approved sweeping aviation legislation despite a White House threat to veto the measure over a labor provision favorable to airline management. The chamber voted 223-196 to approve the bill, which also cuts $4 billion from the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) budget -- a reduction that the agency said could disrupt its air traffic operations.

Christa Fornarotto - Associate Administrator for Airports
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May 5 issue - Christa Fornarotto has been named the Federal Aviation Administration's Associate Administrator for Airports. She oversees a $3.5 billion annual Federal airport grants program and passenger facility charge collections totaling $2 billion. She also manages programs for national airport planning and development including safety standards, design and engineering, certification, environmental processing, and financing.

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