Airport Consulting Weekly
Jan. 20, 2011

10 management tips from US Airways' hub
In a down economy, the US Airways hub in Charlotte, N.C., has been an oasis of growth as well as a model of efficiency. For that, many credit a station manager who knows how to get the most from her employees.More

Airlines to blame if O'Hare expansion fails, Daley says
Chicago Tribune
Mayor Richard Daley blasted the city's airline partners, saying they are jeopardizing the expansion of O'Hare International Airport by opposing $1.1 billion in new borrowing.More

United, American sue over Chicago airport financing
United Airlines and American Airlines filed a lawsuit seeking to block further financing of a program to expand Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.More

Police turn to drones for domestic surveillance
Police agencies around the USA soon could have a new tool in their crime-fighting arsenal: unmanned aircraft inspired by the success of such drones on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.More

Delta plans to order 200 narrow-body jets, options for 200 more
Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to order 100 to 200 narrow-body jets and seek options for 200 more, a deal that may become the biggest in commercial aviation history, as it replaces some of its oldest planes.More

US Airways signs 5-year lease
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Several days after US Airways announced more than 90 job cuts in Pittsburgh, the region got some good news from its dominant airline. US Airways has committed to leasing heavy maintenance jet hangar space at Pittsburgh International Airport for the next five years, a signal that the work is expected to stay in the region over that period.More

London mayor backs report calling for new UK hub airport
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for a new airport to be built in south-east England after a report said Heathrow was losing out to European rivals, reigniting the debate on London's airport capacity.More

Edinburgh Airport scraps plan for second runway, Herald says
Edinburgh Airport scrapped plans to build a second runway because growth in passengers won't be as high as previously forecast, the Herald said, citing owner BAA Airports Ltd. Passenger numbers at Scotland's busiest airport are set to more than double to in excess of 20 million people by 2040, the newspaper said.More

Auckland, New Zealand airport seen as driver of economy
Radio New Zealand
Auckland international airport is tipped to become a major economic force as it grows faster than the economy over the next two decades.More

Jan. 21 deadline for discounted Symposium registration
Register by Friday, Jan. 21 for the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium and receive discounted registration rates. The Symposium, the premier airport technical event, will be held from Feb. 23-25, 2011 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver.More

ACC/FAA Airports GIS Workshop
Register now for the ACC/FAA Airports GIS Workshop from April 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. This workshop will educate airport professionals of all disciplines on the FAA's new requirements and their implications on airport projects and the FAA grant approval process. Workshop participants will understand what they need to do and how to get up and running with the FAA's AIRPORTS GIS protocols.More

TSA targets 2011 screening date
Air Cargo News
As details surrounding Al-Qaeda's air cargo bomb plot emerge, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has brought forward its 100 per cent cargo screening target to Dec. 31, 2011.More

Sustainable Airport Construction Practices
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 42: Sustainable Airport Construction Practices explores a set of best practices, methods, procedures, and materials that if implemented during construction may have a sustainable, positive economic, operational, environmental, or social effect.More

Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 41: Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging provides the information and tools, included on and accompanying CD-ROM, necessary for an airport or airline to determine the appropriateness of pursuing passenger self-tagging should it be allowed in the United States in the future.More