Airport Consulting Weekly
Oct. 16, 2014

TSA Administrator John Pistole to retire from TSA
TSA
John S. Pistole, the Transportation Security Administration’s longest serving administrator, announced his retirement from public service, effective Dec. 31, 2014, following more than 31 years in the federal government, including four and a half years at TSA and 26 years at the FBI. In the coming weeks, Administrator Pistole is expected to be named to a position in academia beginning in early 2015.More

Forget e-tickets, Alaska Air mulling e-thumb for boarding
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CDC rejects lawmakers' calls for Ebola travel ban
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Airport terminal of 2030 to be defined by flexible infrastructure, display developments, integrated e-commerce and 'Generation Y'
Future Travel Experience
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Allegheny County Airport Authority approves budget that decreases fees charged to airlines at PIT
Beaver County Times via AviationPros
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Area airports' out-of-sync growth could increase fees
WTOP-TV
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Alaska's outdated maps make flying a peril, but a high-tech fix is slowly gaining ground
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Foxx: No intervention in FAA process
Charlotte Observer
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Judge's ruling leaves city in control of Charlotte Douglas Airport
Charlotte Observer via AviationPros
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US CBP: Respect, professionalism and technology creating a 'new generation' airport immigration and customs experience
Future Travel Experience
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Memphis and Cincinnati airports look to low cost airlines as they work to revinent themselves
CAPA Centre for Aviation
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US airlines gearing up for major push on FAA reauthorization bill
Air Transport World
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FAA develops updated NextGen rollout plan with industry support
FedScoop
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Brazil now needs more than 1 airport in most major cities
Skift
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Iberia and Samsung roll out 'wearable' boarding pass
Iberia via AviationPros
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Be in the driving seat
Airport World
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Peru upgrading airports in bid to become regional hub
Peru This Week
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Riga International Airport passenger terminal expansion, Riga, Latvia
Airport Technology
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Stockholm Arlanda model gateway for EU sustainability project
Airport World
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Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport terminal expansion, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Airport Technology
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FAA statement on Ebola
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TSA PreCheck application center now open at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
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Engineered Material Arresting System
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TSA PreCheck begins at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
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Air traffic service restored at Chicago Center
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Garmin, Jeppesen Offer Pilots Automated RNP AR NavData Validation Service
Avionics Today
Garmin and Jeppesen have introduced the RNP AR NavData Service, a tool for pilots using Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required procedures. The new service automates data validation processes that are required for business, general and commercial aviation RNP AR flights.More

TKDA is seeking an Aviation Planner!
TKDA
TKDA is a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture and planning firm that has an exciting new opportunity available for an Aviation Planner in downtown St. Paul, MN. More

Infrastructure expert Peter Aarons joins HNTB as West Division aviation director
HNTB
Aarons brings more than 25 years of experience in planning, development, design, program and project management, and construction, including a tenure as program manager for the “Green Build” terminal development program at San Diego International Airport. More

A4A VP/Chief Economist John Heimlich to speak at 2014 ACC Global Business Summit
ACC
John Heimlich, vice president and chief economist at Airlines for America (A4A), will provide keynote remarks to open the 2014 ACC Global Business Summit in Washington, DC from December 3-4. Heimlich joined A4A in April 2001. Prior to A4A, Heimlich spent five years at United Airlines in financial planning, financial analysis and international and regulatory affairs. In addition to Heimlich, attendees at the 2014 ACC Global Business Summit will hear from an impressive list of airport speakers and expert consultants worldwide about global economic trends, aviation funding and investment, international teaming and more. More

Address the unique challenges of operating a small business!
ACC
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) will host the first-ever ACC Small Firm Workshop on Monday, November 10, 2014, in conjunction with the 36th Annual ACC Annual Conference and Exhibition. This workshop will offer the senior leadership of firms with fewer than 100 employees an opportunity to gather and share lessons learned and best practices relating to the day-to-day operation of companies. The workshop will be facilitated by Dan Purvine of A/E Clarity, who will lead roundtable, interactive discussions on operational challenges and solutions for small companies. More