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March 12, 2009
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LAX May Not Meet Deadline for Federal Safety Standards, Report Says
from Los Angeles Times
Congress set a 2015 deadline for all U.S. airports to build or improve runway safety zones, but a report from the Department of Transportation says LAX and 10 others won't meet that deadline. More

Domestic Airport News

Greenest Airport Hangar in Midwest Opens
from WSAW
The Stevens Point Airport hopes unveiling the new green hangar, equipped with solar panels and a geothermal heat pump, will attract more business to the entire area. More

Proposal to Privatize KCI Fails to Take Off in City Committee
from Kansas City Star
A proposal to explore privatizing Kansas City International Airport landed with a thud Thursday at City Hall. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Skaggs had wanted the city to submit an application for a federal program that would have allowed it to give private operators the management of KCI and Wheeler Downtown Airport, but a divided Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the City Council rejected submitting the application. More

Cleveland Airport to Add 'Cell-Phone Lot'
from USA Today
Cleveland Hopkins airport is moving to add a free parking area for motorists picking up arriving passengers. So-called "cell-phone waiting areas" have been opening at airports throughout the country as an answer to post-9/11 security that bars drivers from idling at the arrivals area. Last year, the main airport in Columbus opened a lot for people to wait for friends or loved ones to call saying their flight had landed. More


International Airport News

Malaysia to Build $540 Mln Budget Air Terminal
from Associate Press via International Herald Tribune
Malaysia's government will build a new 2 billion ringgit ($540 million) low-cost air terminal by 2011, easing budget carrier AirAsia's concerns about its ability to continue growing, officials said Wednesday. More

UK Airlines Fall Under Stricter Emissions Scheme
from Environmental Leader
The United Kingdom will allow its Environment Agency to fine UK airlines that donít meet strict emissions standards, according to a news report. Recently, the UK had indicated the Environment Agency would supervise a scheme to cap aviation emissions in England and Wales. More


More Personal Data To Be Required Under Secure Flight Program Of TSA
from All Headline News
Responsibility for verifying passenger names against persons on the watch will soon be shifted to the Transportation Security Administration from airlines under the Secure Flight program of the TSA. More

DHS Recovery Act Aviation Projects to Create 3,000 Jobs
from Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today $1 billion in aviation security projects to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The department's strategy for the execution of the funds is to accelerate the implementation of optimal checked baggage solutions and the enhanced detection of liquid threats in carry-on baggage. More

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