Airport Consulting Weekly
Aug. 6, 2009

DHS Stimulates Airports with $7.7 Million for Surveillance
from Government Video
You may have thought you were already being watched pretty closely in airports. But the situational awareness for authorities is set to rise at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Spokane International Airport, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (in Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Boise (Idaho) Airport with $7.7 million in new funds for the installation of new closed circuit television systems. More

Cincinnati Hub is Shrinking
from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
While Atlanta-based Delta has grown into the largest airline in the world through its merger with Northwest, its presence at one of its longtime hubs has been rapidly shrinking. More

Des Moines Airport Board Votes Against Name Change
from USA Today
The Des Moines airport board doesn't want to change the airport's name, voting 5-2 in favor of keeping the current Des Moines International Airport. Board members said changing the airport's name would be too costly and would cause confusion among some travelers, particularly those from out of state, about the name of the city's airport. More

American Airlines, DFW Airport Rank Low in On-time Arrivals
from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
More flights were on time in June than they were last year at this time, a new report said Tuesday. The 19 carriers surveyed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported an on-time arrival rate of 76.1 percent in June, compared with 70.8 percent in June 2008. However, the rate was down from 80.5 percent in May. More

Uganda: Kuteesa Denies Involvement in Entebbe Airport Sale
from All Africa
The Minister for Foreign Affairs Sam Kuteesa has distanced himself from the controversial hand over of the management of Entebbe International Airport to an investor. More

Killing Time Pedaling at Zurich Airport
from Canada.com
Flying can be stressful, but on a recent visit to one of Europe's busiest airports, I figured out how to relax and switch gears between connecting flights. More

4th Annual ACC/AAAE Conference on Information Technology & Systems at Airports

The 4th Annual ACC/AAAE Conference on Information Technology & Systems at Airports will be held Oct. 25-27 in Miami. The IT&S Conference continues to gain popularity as a platform for airport Chief Information Officers and expert consultants to discuss the latest trends and developments in airport IT applications. More

ACC Discusses Association Trends with International Chamber of Commerce Representative

This week ACC discussed association activities and member services with a representative from the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce. During the briefing, organized as part of the Business Association Executive Exchange Program between Cypress and the United States, ACC provided an overview of its membership, legislative advocacy strategies, and discussed general association trends. More



The ACC Legislative Committee held a conference call last week to discuss the status of the FAA reauthorization bill and FY 2010 appropriation bills for FAA and TSA. The Committee may hold a congressional fly-in within the next two months to press the Senate on moving its FAA reauthorization bill. Please contact T.J. Schulz if you are interested in joining the Legislative Committee at More

Cleveland Hopkins: TSA Testing Full Body Scanners
from WKYC
The Transportation Security Administration has started testing two types of advanced imaging technology at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. The full body scanners allow screeners to see through a passenger's clothing. More

FAA Issued Guidance on Noise Studies
from FAA
The FAA has approved new procedures that apply to Part 150 and environmental (EA and EIS) noise studies. The procedures apply to non-standard data inputs to the FAA Integrated Noise Model (INM), certain uses of supplemental noise metrics, and alternative noise methodologies. More