Airport Consulting Weekly
Apr. 24, 2014

Teen stowaway raises questions about airport security
If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop aboard the bottom of a plane?More

San Jose turns the corner to report consecutive growth
By Matt Falcus
Mineta San Jose International Airport has reported over a year of consecutive growth in passenger numbers, and has been named the second-fastest-growing medium hub in the country by an industry publication. More

Airlines warn Denver airport that rising costs could force flight cuts
The Denver Post
Denver International Airport's airlines have warned that rising costs could severely affect their reliance on Denver as a hub for connecting flights. More

FAA head visits western North Dakota airport strained by oil boom
The Associated Press via The Republic
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was hosted by North Dakota state and local officials asking for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at numerous airports strained by the state's oil boom.More

KCI task force poised to recommend airport terminal layout
The Kansas City Star via
Leaders of the KCI citizens task force say that despite the difficulties, they think they can soon forge a consensus on whether to renovate the airport's terminals or build a new one. More

Linking the Los Angeles airport
The New York Times
The two concrete nubs, dotted with rusted sticks of rebar, that protrude from the elevated rail tracks near Aviation Boulevard are reminders of the unfulfilled promise that came nearly 25 years ago with the restart of a rail system here.More

$335 million released for Hawaii airport improvements
Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects. More

Three finalists picked for Hartsfield-Jackson airport manager
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Three finalists have been selected for general manager of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the highest profile positions in city of Atlanta government.More

Would another runway at Heathrow lower airfares? Don't bet on it
Bloomberg Businessweek
London’s Heathrow Airport is what people in the airline business politely call “capacity constrained.” It is surrounded by houses and highways, making expansion challenging, and the two runways have reached their limits for flights. More

Officials to likely 'reconsider' missing plane search
The Hill
Malaysia officials said over the weekend that they are likely to reconsider their search for an airplane that has been missing for six weeks. More

Qatar to open $17 billion airport next week after 6-year delay
Qatar plans to open a new $17 billion Hamad International Airport next week, six years behind schedule.More

Air Dolomiti thrives as Lufthansa's link to Italy
Aviation International News
The debt crisis in Italy has certainly taken its toll on a wide cross-section of the country’s economy, and Verona-based regional airline Air Dolomiti hasn’t enjoyed special immunity from the effects.More

Teen stowaway raises questions about airport security
If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop aboard the bottom of a plane?More

ACC President T.J. Schulz provides response to TSA announcement of new Aviation Security Advisory Council (ASAC)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced the new membership of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).More

LaGuardia Airport poised for $3.6 billion makeover, new central terminal
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

NBAA, Shanghai renew ABACE agreement
Aviation Week
The National Business Aviation Association and the Shanghai Airport Authority are extending their partnership for five more years, firmly planting the Aviation Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport through 2021.More

Atkins wins master planning contract to develop Asia Aerospace City in Malaysia
Atkins has won a contract to serve as lead consultant and master planner to help develop Asia Aerospace City (AAC) in Subang, Malaysia into a world-class facility for the aerospace industry. MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat, or People's Trust Council) — the 48-year-old Malaysian government agency responsible for education and entrepreneurship for the Malaysian population — hopes to attract global aerospace engineering business to the region; potentially worth $1 trillion by 2020.More

Massport's AECOM-designed Terminal B improvements at Logan International Airport to open April 30
The $160-million project — which features eight gates, new ticketing and baggage claim areas, a new passenger security checkpoint and a state-of-the art baggage handling system — is Massport’s newest terminal-improvement project at Logan.More

Mead & Hunt New Ulm runway project awarded Excellence in Aviation
Mead & Hunt
Mead & Hunt was recognized and awarded the Excellence in Aviation Award for our work on Runway 15/33 in New Ulm at the annual State of Minnesota Aviation Conference held in Bemidji on April 16-18.More

HNTB names Todd Rothermel Northeast U.S. technology practice leader
Rothermel is a vice president based in the firm’s Parsippany, N.J., office. In his new role, he will apply his technical focus in enterprise asset management, geospatial and mobile solutions to program management and project oversight for technology services clients.More

HDR launches refreshed brand identity
HDR recently announced a refreshed brand identity that reflects the company's core values and expanding global presence.More

ACC Institute Webinar
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

FAA announces first UAS test site operational
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress.More