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May 21, 2009
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ATA: $2 Billion More In PFCs Does Not Make Sense
from Aviation Week
In today's tough economic climate, unfairly raising taxes on airline passengers to produce $2 billion more for airports doesn't make sense. But that's exactly what HR915, the FAA Reauthorization Act, would allow. More

Domestic Airport News

$15M of Stimulus to Fix Runway at Detroit Airport
from Associated Press via CNBC
The Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been awarded $15 million in federal stimulus money to improve a runway. The award was announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both Democrats from Michigan. More

Sun Valley Resort Area Examines New Airport Options
from USA Today
The Federal Aviation Administration plans a preliminary decision in November 2011 on the possible location and construction of a new airport in this central Idaho resort area. More


International Airport News

Hong Kong Wants US to Screen Outgoing Passengers at Airports
from Channel NewsAsia
Hong Kong wants the US to screen outgoing passengers at its airports to prevent the H1N1 flu from spreading to other countries. More

Macquarie Fund to Offload Japan Airport Stake
from The Wall Street Journal
An airport investment fund run by Macquarie Group Ltd. slashed its forecast payments to investors by 22% and will seek to sell its stake in Japan Airport Terminal Co. for less than half the purchase price, in an acknowledgment of the toll that the global slowdown has taken on the value of the world's infrastructure assets. More

Schiphol Airport, Union Deal to Cost 1 in 5 Jobs
from Reuters
One in five jobs will be lost at Schiphol after unions signed up to the Amsterdam airport operator's staff reduction plan in exchange for a guarantee of no forced redundancies. More

More Air Cargo Gets Security Screening
from Associated Press via WTOP
Thousands of boxes of Washington cherries will be loaded onto passenger planes in coming weeks, bound for Pacific Rim countries like Japan and Korea. Or so farmers hope. More


House Panel to Consider Stand-Alone TSA Authorization Bill
from CongressDaily via
The House Homeland Security Committee plans to mark up an unusual authorization bill on Thursday for the Transportation Security Administration without full support from the agency -- an effort that has fueled GOP suspicions that House Democrats are pushing ahead with the measure to enhance their record of accomplishments. More

Updated Fiscal Year 2009 Airport Improvement Program Entitlements
from FAA

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