Airport Consulting Weekly
June 25, 2009

Airport Projects Delayed or Canceled
from The New York Times
At the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, passengers are so scarce that a long-term parking lot will soon be turned into temporary housing for 900 horses attending equestrian games in the nearby bluegrass countryside. More

Economy Hasn't Stalled Improvements at Area's Municipal Airports
from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
While the economic downturn is creating turbulence in the aviation industry, particularly for those flying smaller recreational aircraft, it's not delaying the investment of millions of dollars to expand and improve municipal airports in North Texas. More

Stimulus Money to Boost Airport Security
from ABC Local
Millions of dollars in federal stimulus money landed at Philadelphia International Airport to make security screening more advanced, and supposedly more efficient. More

Nine Southeastern Michigan Communities Launch Aviation-based Development
from the Associated Press via Michigan Live
Nine southeastern Michigan communities are signing on to a plan to create a 60,000-acre "aerotropolis" to lure aviation-related businesses to the area near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. More

DHS Launches Second Test of Biometric Exit Processes
from Nextgov
Customs and Border Protection agents on Wednesday began testing a system for collecting passengers' fingerprints as they check in for international flights, as part of a larger effort to determine the most efficient process for verifying outbound travelers' identities. More

Manila Airport Remains on Alert for H1N1
from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Airport personnel in Manila were told to “stay alert” to prevent the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, which has infected over 600 people in the country. “No cause for alarm, but let’s stay alert and prepared,” Alfonso Cusi, general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority told airport workers and travelers. More

Security Technology Day Scheduled

A Security Technology Day is being organized by ACC, TSA and others on Friday, July 17 in Arlington, VA. This high-level event will provide an opportunity for the industry to be thoroughly briefed on a series of topics including TSA technology priorities, current spending plans and budget request for FY 2010, and TSA operations and support initiatives. Participants will gain meaningful information to help navigate the challenging complexities of security technology and related projects. It is being scheduled immediately following the ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series at the same hotel, the Washington Reagan Airport Crowne Plaza. More

New Planning Course Scheduled; NEPA Course Also On TapACC has teamed up with ACI-NA and the FAA to sponsor a new Airport Planning Redefined Course on Dec. 7-9, 2009 in Kansas City, MO. The course extends beyond the latest Master Plan advisory circular and tackles issues such as airport property use and revenue generation, planning for sustainability, facility flexibility, electronic mapping and safety risk assessments. The ACI-NA/ACC/FAA NEPA Workshop has also been scheduled for Dec. 9-10 in Kansas City. A joint session between planners and NEPA practitioners will be held on the morning of December 9. For more information, go to the ACC Web site

ACC has teamed up with ACI-NA and the FAA to sponsor a new Airport Planning Redefined Course on Dec. 7-9, 2009 in Kansas City, MO. The course extends beyond the latest Master Plan advisory circular and tackles issues such as airport property use and revenue generation, planning for sustainability, facility flexibility, electronic mapping and safety risk assessments. The ACI-NA/ACC/FAA NEPA Workshop has also been scheduled for Dec. 9-10 in Kansas City. A joint session between planners and NEPA practitioners will be held on the morning of December 9. For more information, go to the ACC Web site. More

TSA's Role in General Aviation Security
from Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 by amendment to the Inspector General Act of 1978. This is one of a series of audit, inspection and special reports prepared as part of our oversight responsibilities to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness within the department. More

Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant and Apportionment Data
from the FAA
The FAA has published the FY 2009 cumulative approved Airport Improvement Program Grants awarded from Oct. 1, 2008 through June 19, 2009. More