Airport Consulting Weekly
Feb. 26, 2015

The White House's dream for better US airports for international arrivals
Skift
From mobile apps to automated passport control kiosks and separate lanes for visitors who only arrive with carry-on bags, the U.S. federal government has abundant plans to overhaul the international arrivals crunch and meet the U.S. goal of welcoming 100 million international travelers by 2021.More

If Obama's budget was dead on arrival why will your air travel taxes almost double anyway?
Forbes
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Supporting travel and tourism to grow our economy by improving the arrivals experience for international travelers to the US
The White House
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Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway
Baltimore Sun
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PennDOT announces investments in 6 airports to upgrade facilities, improve safety
PennDOT
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Focus on your key capabilities or risk being left behind
Airport World
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Aerotropolis: Are airport cities the wave of the future?
USA Today
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Now cleared for landing at airports: Bees
The New York Times
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Raising the risk? What a Homeland Security shutdown means
NBC News
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McConnell throws in towel on DHS fight, but reid Is waiting for Boehner to cave
Roll Call
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Seattle-Tacoma airport warns of need to expand
USA Today
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Tampa International Airport renovation and expansion delivering 'great guest experience'
Airport Business
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Jamming up LaGuardia: Andrew Cuomo's airport meddling
New York Post
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Grading airports and airlines on passenger personalization progress
Skift
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San Diego International Airport hiring for a small business development manager
ACC
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Design revealed for new Beijing airport hub
By Matt Falcus
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Is Singapore getting airport crazy?
CNBC
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New screening concept for Amsterdam Schiphol
Airport World
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Helsinki Airport development continues: runway renovation ahead
Travel Daily News
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Attractive airport infrastructure deals in Latin America — Santiago Airport Terminal
CAPA Centre for Aviation
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Innsbruck Airport is 1st to adopt cloud-based Airport Common Use Service
Future Travel Experience
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Ontario airport lawsuit against Los Angeles to go to trial in August
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
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Airports of Thailand extends completion date for Bangkok Airport project to 2020
CAPA Centre for Aviation
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The TSA has fallen so far it represents a threat to American liberties
New York Observer
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Should the FAA bar ODA expansion?
Aviation Week
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For TSA officers, Congress inaction on funding could hit home
NPR
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FAA wants local cops to be drone police
U.S. News & World Report
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Ross & Baruzzini acquires DVS
Ross & Baruzzini
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Rockwell Collins expands Middle East presence with new office in Saudi Arabia
Rockwell Collins
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Record attendance at the 2015 Symposium in Denver
ACC
Thanks to the more than 800 attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who gathered in Denver last week and made the 2015 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium such a tremendous success. Panels of experts from across the airport industry focused on the most pressing topics facing airport development today. Young professionals from the aviation industry were able to enjoy the most comprehensive Young Professionals Program yet with the help of Faith Group, LLC and their selected mentors. A special thanks to the airport host Denver International Airport, Symposium Chair Jane Ahrens of Parsons Brinckerhoff and Vice Chair Kelli Kelly of Parsons, and the following track hosts who developed and oversaw an outstanding set of sessions: Brad Rolf, Mead & Hunt (Planning); Tim Hudson, Atkins (Terminal/Landside); Todd Knuckey, Atkins (Airside/Engineering); Laddie Irion, HNTB (CM/PM); Steve Pelham, RS&H (Global); Kevin Dolliole, Unison Consulting (Finance); and Brad McAllister, AirIT (IT).More

Postponed: ACC Construction Administration & Observation Training Course
ACC
The 2015 ACC Construction Administration & Observation Training Course has been postponed this year and will be slated for early 2016. If you have already made a hotel reservation in Salt Lake City, please make your cancellations as soon as possible. For more information, contact Matt Griffin at MattG@ACConline.org. More

ACC attending this year's SMART Airports & Regions Conference
ACC
2015 will see the inaugural SMART Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition which will be jointly hosted by the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, May 4-6. More than 650 delegates will descend on Atlanta for the show which will explore the economic impact that airports have on development, job creation and regional growth. SAandR covers multiple conference tracks from airport and city master- planning, airport design, environmental, commercial development and real estate, cargo, concessions and much, much more. We’ll see you in Atlanta!More