Airport Consulting Weekly
April 16, 2009

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $258 Million in Economic Recovery Funds for Airports Across the United States
from USDOT
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced that airports around the country will receive $258 million under the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). More

Washington Enters Fray on Aviation Cap-And-Trade Debate
from Aviation Week
The movement to cap emissions of greenhouse gases may have had a head start in Europe, but the debate is now shifting to Washington, where two powerful lawmakers are aiming to fast-track legislation that could have a costly price tag for the airline industry. More

Four Tenn. Airports to Receive $17.5M
from WSMV Nashville
Millions of stimulus dollars are going toward making trips out of town a little smoother. Four Tennessee airports are getting $17.5 million in stimulus funds. More

Smaller Airports May Have to Take Load off Sea-Tac
from King 5 News
Currently, the Olympia Regional Airport handles mostly private charters and state airplanes, including the governor's. But a study from the Washington State Department of Transportation suggests using the underutilized field to take on congestion from Sea-Tac International Airport. More

$15 Million in Stimulus Money Coming to JFK
from Empire State News
A $15 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant under federal stimulus package will be targeted for the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway. More

City Gets $7M Stimulus Grant for Kansas City International Airport Upgrades
from Kansas City Business Journal
The Kansas City Aviation Department will get a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of runways, taxiways and aprons at Kansas City International Airport. More

Albany Intíl Airport to Receive $6M in Stimulus Funding
from The Business Review
Albany International Airport will receive $6 million in economic stimulus money to remove two water towers that obstruct the view of incoming aircraft. The money will be used to construct a single tower near the Loudonville Reservoir and remove two towers near Exit 6 of the Northway. More

DFW Airport Awarded More Stimulus Funding
from Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will receive a second grant for improvement projects as part of the federal economic stimulus package. The airport said Wednesday that a second $2 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will pay for the second phase of a project to rehabilitate runway 13L / 31R. More

Waukesha Professor Heads Aviation Security Program
from WISN
Small airports have long been venerable to everything from graffiti to stolen planes. At nearly 20,000 small airports across the county, there is no federal agency running security, meaning law enforcement is too often lax. More

Aircraft Hit Birds 62% More Since '90s
from USA Today
Dangerous collisions between aircraft and large birds ó like the one that forced a commercial airliner to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River in January ó have risen dramatically, according to government data obtained by USA Today. More

Indiana Airports to get Federal Recovery Funds
from USA Today
International airports in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne will each receive about $1.3 million in federal economic recovery funds. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday the money will help create jobs while "investing in the long-term safety and economic vitality of our airports." More

Times Are Tough at Small Airports
from Governing
If you want to fly into Rialto, California, you'd better do it soon. The airport in this city of 100,000 people, located 55 miles east of Los Angeles, is decidedly modest ó just a couple of runways, a small terminal building with a little restaurant and a pilots' lounge. More

BAA Airport Traffic Falls as Recession Curbs Travel
from Bloomberg
BAA Ltd., owner of Londonís Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, said traffic declined for a 12th consecutive month as the recession dampened business and leisure travel. More

Airport Check-in: Lufthansa has e-Boarding Plan; L.A., Flowers
from USA Today
Electronic boarding passes, which let travelers use a barcode sent to their smartphones to clear security and board, have previously been limited to domestic and regional fliers. Lufthansa says it became the first airline to introduce the service on intercontinental flights, when it used the technology this month for its Frankfurt-Vancouver, British Columbia, route. The German carrier plans to extend its use to more long-haul routes over the next few weeks. More

The Security Swamp
from the Washington Post
Secure Flight, the government's new airline passenger-screening program, wants to identify troublemakers. But making it work might be a nightmare for travelers. More

Guidebook on Preparing Airport Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
from TRB
TRBís Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 11: Guidebook on Preparing Airport Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories explores a framework for identifying and quantifying specific components of airport contributions to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The report is designed to help airport operators and others to prepare an airport-specific inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. More