Airport Consulting Weekly
Dec. 18, 2014

2014 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition Winners Selected
ACC
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition. The first place team will present their submission at the February 2015 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Denver, Colorado.

First place was awarded to a team consisting of Carly Shannon with C&S Companies, Kate Andrus with Mead & Hunt, Inc., Tiffany Jones with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Karin Holland with Haley&Aldrich for their submission Airports Integrating Resilience (AIR): Airports Learning to Bounce Back. It proposes the development of a virtual sustainability/resiliency workgroup with a foundation built on easily accessible web applications and social media.

Second place was awarded to a team made up of Daniel Schoenberg with RS&H, Daniel Pruim with Myrtle Beach International Airport and Jill Geboy with Jacobs for their submission Augmented Reality &mdahs; Airports in 3-D. This project proposes an augmented reality application for airports to provide critical information to airport staff, creating a safer and more efficient airport environment. More

Apple Pay will become a standard option for travel brands
Skift
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Airport screening privatization continues to be a better option
AviationPros
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Congested airport ramps risky before and after flights
USA Today
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Aspen-Pitkin County Airport launches into next round of expansion plans
Aspen Times
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Minority firms welcome Tampa International Airport's $120M commitment
Tampa Tribune via AviationPros
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MSP airport spending $18M to revamp checkpoints
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
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United Airlines asks FAA to investigate Port Authority spending on Pulaski Skyway
NJ.com
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The best and worst airports in America
Conde Nast Traveler via Fox News
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The company that wants to bring New York airports back to their former glory
Skift
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US travelers want airports to track their mobile devices
Skift
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Houston airports want more automated kiosks for international passengers
Houston Chronicle
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Beijing to get 3rd airport to reduce congestion, delays
The Associated Press via ABC News
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Gatwick increases runway capacity through A-CDM
Airport World
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Berlin's new airport? It now won't open until late 2017
USA Today
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Gatwick Airport investing in self-service bag drop, next-generation security and new e-gates
Future Travel Experience
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Investors sought for $2.6B worth of airport projects in Philippines
Airport Technology
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Lyon–Saint Exupery Airport lays 1st stone for future terminal 1
Airport Technology
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What does future hold for Toulouse Airport under new management?
By Matt Falcus
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Why Beijing is spending $13B on a new airport
The Wall Street Journal
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RFP: Using Disaggregated Socioeconomic Data in Air Passenger Demand Studies
ACRP
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The FAA's drone regulations won't be ready until at least 2017
The Verge
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Estimating the Economic Impact of Air Cargo Operations at Airports, Part 1: User's Guidebook and Part 2: Research Report
ACRP
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Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?
Reuters
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TSA head: 'Persistent threat' from terrorists amid holiday travel
CBS News
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TSA head: Passengers arriving in the US are profiled by nationality
TIME
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Congress relies on user funding for FAA 2015 budget
AIN Online
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Beijing Capital International Airport implements SITA common-use technology
Future Travel Experience
Beijing Capital International Airport has once again chosen SITA to provide the passenger processing technology to manage its more than 80 million annual passengers.More

Congratulations to the ACC Members named in the Airport Business 40 under 40
Airport Business
Ryan Liles, Air-Transport IT Services Inc.; Howard Mann, InterVISTAS Consulting Group; Jonas Philipsen, Gensler; Kashyap Bhimjiani, Gensler; Jeff Loeschen, Alliiance; Jennie Santoro, HNTB; James Long, HNTB; Jeff Leonard, Mead & Hunt; Frank McIllwain, Garver; and Katherine Preston, Airports Council International - North America were all recognized in the annual publication. More

HNTB Newton City-County Airport runway re-construction project wins national ACPA award
HNTB
The Newton City-County Airport Runway 17-35 Reconstruction project earned the Silver Award in the “Reliever & General Aviation Airports” category December 5 at the American Concrete Pavement Association’s 51st Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.More

PATH airport extension study awarded to HNTB
HNTB
HNTB’s recenly won a three-year, $6 million contract to conduct a cost-determination study on the proposed extension of PATH rapid transit service to Newark Liberty International Airport. More

FAA grants Woolpert exemption to fly unmanned aircraft in Ohio
Woolpert
This grant of exemption by the FAA marks the first for a surveying and aerial mapping company to be approved to fly a UAS commercially in designated airspace.More

Philadelphia International Airport renews InterVISTAS for On-Call Air Service Development Consulting Services
InterVISTAS
InterVISTAS announced that after a successful RFP process, Philadelphia International Airport has renewed their contract for On-Call Air Service Development Consulting Services. More

ACC Weekly

For the weeks of December 21 and December 28, our ACC Weekly newsfeed will feature the top articles that readers accessed in 2014. You can also see the year-in-review from the ACC perspective in New Horizons: The 2014 ACC Annual Report. ACC wishes all of its members and industry partners a safe and joyful holiday season and we look forward to working with you again in 2015.More