Airport Consulting Weekly
Apr. 17, 2014

Airports look to logistics to grow revenue
GlobeSt.com
In a mature market, the nation’s airports increasingly are looking outside the airlines to get their share of revenue, JLL says in a new report.More

The biggest issues faced by elderly travelers at American airports
Skift
A fascinating new study by Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program on the issues impacting the elderly passengers at American airports shows that the “ignored and invisible” population has a lot to worry about, and airports still have a long way to go to accommodate the fast-growing group of aging travelers in United States.More

LaGuardia Airport poised for $3.6 billion makeover, new central terminal
Newsday
LaGuardia Airport, recently derided as "Third World" by Vice President Joe Biden, is on the verge of a $3.6 billion makeover that includes a gleaming new central terminal.More

Charlotte airports wants to spend $50 million for efficient baggage system
WSOC-TV
Charlotte Douglas airport wants to spend $50 million to add extra security and efficiency to the baggage handling system at the airport.More

Oakland airport staff learns how to identify human trafficking victims
Oakland Tribune via Contra Costa Times
Staff at Oakland International Airport began training on how to spot victims of human trafficking.More

Mitchell airport's traffic drop was largest of major airports in 2013
Milwaukee Business Journal
The 13-percent drop in traffic at General Mitchell International Airport in 2013 was the steepest drop for any of the top 50 U.S. airports.More

Faster airport-screening program expands to DFW
The Associated Press via AviationPros.com
Travelers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport can apply for TSA’s Pre-Check program allowing them to keep their shoes, belts, and light jackets on during security screening.More

After 50-year wait, Sydney to get second airport in Australia infrastructure drive
Reuters
Australia has approved a $2.4 billion project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city's air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity.More

Smart thinking by airlines and airports
Travel Daily News
According to SITA’s paper, flight status updates are already a mainstream mobile service and will extend to the vast majority of airlines and airports by the end of 2016.More

In a land of on-time arrivals, a tour of anything but
The New York Times
In the early days of aviation, it was common for people to visit airports simply to stand on observation decks and watch the planes come and go.More

Dubai airport to cut 26 percent flights during runway work
Reuters
Airlines flying into Dubai are preparing for diversions and schedule changes as the emirate's main airport, a hub for tourism and trade in the region, plans to reduce the number of flights it handles during construction work on its runways.More

After 50-year wait, Sydney to get second airport in Australia infrastructure drive
Reuters
Australia has approved a $2.4 billion project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city's air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity. More

FAA pursues rulemaking on third class medical issue
FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is beginning a rulemaking project that will consider whether to allow private pilots, in certain instances, to substitute a driver’s license in lieu of a FAA medical certificate. More

Big airport improvements on the runway
The New York Times
Billion-dollar makeovers are planned for several major airports in the United States over the next few years, some already underway. More

TAG Farnborough Airport shows the way for Chinese business aviation
Aviation International News
Trying to get business aviation to take root in China is no easy task, but many Chinese delegations have made their way in recent years to see TAG Farnborough Airport, according to CEO Brandon O’Reilly.More

New airport turning into a traveler's nightmare
The Times of India
Goa's new integrated airport terminal at Dabolim is being dubbed a traveler's nightmare, thanks to its haphazard layout, poor signage and abysmal levels of maintenance and cleanliness.More

Mary Ellen Eagan appointed Aviation Group Chair at TRB
Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
Mary Ellen Eagan, President and CEO of Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. (HMMH), has been appointed chair of the Aviation Group of the Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the President, the Congress, and federal agencies on scientific and technical questions of national importance. The Aviation Group consists of nine committees that propose research, share research findings, sponsor special activities, and provide a forum for transportation professionals to discuss today's and tomorrow's aviation-related transportation issues.More

Chase J. Miller, P.E. selected to lead Arora Engineers' Fire/Life Safety Department
Arora Engineers
Chase J. Miller, PE, has been promoted to Arora’s Fire/Life Safety Department Head. As such, he will be responsible for design, project management, and business development related to his discipline. More

ACC President T.J. Schulz provides response to TSA announcement of new Aviation Security Advisory Council (ASAC)
ACC
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced the new membership of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). This advisory committee provides stakeholder recommendations to TSA on best practices for aviation security procedures and strategies.More

ACC Institute Webinar
ACC
Changes to Runway and Taxiway Painting Procedures under Advisory Circular 150/5370-10, Item P620
May 14, 2014 12:30 – 1:30 EDT
The FAA is adopting language recommended in the Airfield Marking Handbook that provides new performance standards for airfield marking applicators. Under the proposed changes: Surface preparation is defined more clearly; initial retro-reflectivity levels are suggested; and equipment calibration techniques are offered. This webinar will provide an overview of the new runway and taxiway painting procedures being proposed, and offer insights on how to use the new standards and additional practices to maximize value for airports. Hear first-hand from experts involved with updating the standard. More

ACC welcomes new member
ACC
OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd.
Sue Davidson
sue.davidson@oag.com
OAG is the world leader in aviation intelligence and is relied upon globally for essential aviation information, data and insight. OAG has the capability to deliver accurate, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute aviation data – and expertise to convert this information into market-leading intelligence and innovative aviation and travel solutions. More

FAA completes nationwide equipment installation for NextGen aircraft tracking system
FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. More

Development of a Runway Veer-Off Location Distribution Risk Assessment and Reporting Template
ACRP
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 107: Development of a Runway Veer-Off Location Distribution Risk Assessment and Reporting Template explores a method to assess the risk of lateral runway excursions, also known as veer-offs, and suggests ways to improve veer-off incident/accident reporting.More