Airport Consulting Weekly
March 5, 2009

FAA Releases Guidance on Stimulus Funding
from FAA
The FAA has released comprehensive guidance on how it will administer $1.1 billion in economic stimulus funding for new airport grants. More

San Jose Airport Gets Green Grant
from Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Mineta San Jose International Airport announced Monday it has received a $4.6 million grant to install equipment to will help improve air quality. The funds come from the Federal Aviation Administration's Voluntary Airport Low Emissions program, also known as the VALE Program. More

Airports Court Airlines in Fort Worth Speed Dating Event
from Dallas Morning News
Airports trying to romance airlines into adding new service to their cities find it's a tough sell when survival instinct – and not love – is in the air. So it was at a "speed dating" conference at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel on Monday. More

9 Arrested in UK Airport Environmental Protest
from Associated Press
Scottish police arrested nine environmental activists who broke through a fence at an airport early Tuesday to protest expansion plans, officials said. A dozen flights were canceled. Aberdeen Airport's international arrivals hall is being upgraded, and the runway is on track to be extended to accommodate more travelers. More

Mexico Increases Airport Security After Robberies
from Associated Press
More than 800 federal and local police have been assigned to improve security in and around Mexico City's international airport after a series of armed robberies against travelers who exchanged money there, authorities announced Monday. Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Mancera said 460 additional city police officers have been assigned to patrol the areas surrounding the airport. More

UPDATE 3-Tav in JV to Operate Latvia's Riga Airport
from Reuters India
Tav Airports Holding AS, Turkey's biggest airport operator, won a tender on Tuesday to run Latvia's international airport in Riga and said it expected to invest between 250 and 300 million euros. More

Certalert 09-03: Availability of the Advisory Circular on Airport Winter Safety and Operations
from the FAA
CertAlerts give the FAA Airports Safety and Operations Division a quick way of providing additional guidance on Part 139 Certification and related issues to FAA inspectors and staff. If you have questions about a particular CertAlert, please see the appropriate CertAlert Log for contact information. More

TSA Flooded with Opposition to Corporate-Jets Proposal
from USA Today
Private pilots and business groups are assailing an effort to impose the first security rules on corporate jets, sending more than 4,000 protest e-mails to the Transportation Security Administration. The outpouring, including nearly 1,500 e-mails last week, represents the largest public opposition to an aviation-security proposal since the TSA was formed in 2003. More

FAA Officials Discuss Controversial Runway Safety Zone Expansion
from the Kodiak Daily Mirror
Federal Aviation Administration officials met with Kodiakans last week to present preliminary reports about the possible effects and options of expanding Kodiak State Airport. Leslie Grey, FAA project manager, said the airport’s environmental impact statement (EIS) in the works is planned to be available for agency review in April, with the public EIS draft available in July. More

Innovations for Airport Terminal Facilities
from Transportation Research Board
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 10: Innovations for Airport Terminal Facilities explores worldwide developments in airport landside facilities design, and examines future trends and innovative passenger service/processing concepts. More