Airport Consulting Weekly
June 4, 2009

House to Consider Ban on Airport Body Scans
from CongressDaily via
House lawmakers expect to take up legislation Wednesday that would prohibit government security officials from using controversial whole-body imaging machines to screen airplane passengers at primary airport checkpoints. More

Aviation Biofuel Proves Itself in Tests, But Is There Enough?
from The Miami Herald
Initial flight tests have found that jet fuel made partly of camelina, algae or other bio-feed stocks can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes by more than 50 percent, doesn't affect performance and presents no technical or safety problems, a top Boeing official said Thursday. More

Half-empty Flights Have Some Questioning Federal Subsidies
On most days, the main terminal at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon is virtually empty. The few people who travel on the city's lone commercial airline, Georgia Skies, follow a sign directing passengers next door to a privately owned terminal generally used by charter planes. More

Jackson Hole Airport to Get New Terminal
from USA Today
Construction of a new terminal at the Jackson Hole Airport could begin as early as June or July. Airport officials this week accepted a bid of roughly $30 million for the project. More

Big Bucks: $11 Million in Stimulus Money Slated For Iowa Airports
from Aero-News Network
Twenty-six facilities are to receive federal funding. The major recipient of the funding, as you might expect, is the state's largest airport. The Chicago Tribune reports that Des Moines International plans to use a significant portion of its grant money for land acquisition for a runway project that was started more than 6 years ago. More

$300 Million Makeover Planned for Charlotte-Douglas
from WCNC
An expanded terminal, underground pedestrian tunnel, and automated system for luggage are planned at the city's airport over the next five years, Charlotte-Douglas Director Jerry Orr said Monday. More

Avoiding Goof-ups: Indian Airports Rely on Human Eye
from Times of India
Two days before the near-miss at the Mumbai airport on Sunday, a similar incident occurred at Charlotte Douglas International airport in North Carolina. Two aircrafts had lined up for take-off, this time on the same runway at two ends, but a ground-based collision warning system installed at the airport alerted air traffic controllers who, in turn, warned the pilots. More

UK's Oxford Airport Adds to its Bizjet Appeal
from Aviation International News
Oxford Airport is continuing to develop as a business aviation gateway for central and southern England, with the completion this month of a new 21,000-sq-ft hangar and the arrival of new based operators. The new hangar eleven will be large enough for a Boeing Business Jet. More

TSA Backtracks on Some Airport Badging
from Aviation International News
Following growing objections from the general aviation community, the Transportation Security Administration relaxed some security restrictions that went into effect yesterday for transient pilots flying into commercial-service airports.More