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June 18, 2009
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FAA Requires Wildlife Hazard Assessments
from the FAA
The FAA Office of Safety and Standards (AAS) conducted a search of the National Wildlife Strike Database and found a number of airports that appear to have experienced triggering events but did not record that they initiated the Wildlife Hazard Assessment (WHA) required by Part 139. Airports that have experienced a triggering event, but have yet to undertake a wildlife hazard assessment, should be immediately contacted by their FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspector. More

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Domestic Airport News

LAX to Unveil New Warning System on Taxiways, Runway
from The Los Angeles Times
Federal and local officials have unveiled a new warning system that is designed to stop runway incursions that for years have endangered planes taxiing to and from terminals at Los Angeles International Airport. More

Airport Considers 'Green' Initiatives
from The Ithaca Journal
Tompkins County has long been on the forefront of sustainability, and now it wants to take it to a higher plane - the aviation industry. Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport may become the first airport in the country to develop a "green master plan," a 20-year framework to guide future airport development, with the end goal of becoming an environmentally responsible and sustainable enterprise. More

Runway Cameras Approved for Aspen Airport
from Aspen Daily News
The FAA has approved using a closed-circuit television system at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, which means a new and much taller control tower will not have to be built if a proposed runway extension is also approved both locally and at the federal level. More

Atlanta Airport Tests Security Program
from My FOX Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of just two airports in the US that are serving as testing grounds for a new Department of Homeland Security program. The program checks the identities of non-US citizens against a terror watch list. More


International Airport News

Ryanair to Cut Flights at Shannon Airport
from the Limerick Leader
Ryanair have announced they are to cut 36 weekly flights at Shannon this winter, referring to the €10 airport tax as "tourism suicide". Ryanair, in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, said that it will cut its base aircraft at Shannon from four to three. The airline said they will also cut their Dublin aircraft from 17 to 16. More

Frankfurt Airport Cargo Decline Slows
from the Journal of Commerce
Frankfurt airport, Europe's biggest air cargo hub, reported the six month long decline in air freight traffic slowed significantly in May, providing further evidence the global air cargo market has stabilized. More

ACC News

Airport Development Issues Discussed at ACC/AAAE Breakfast
Over 80 airport executives and ACC members participated in the annual ACC/AAAE Board & Leadership Breakfast in Philadelphia, PA this week. "There are many areas where our two organizations continue to collaborate to benefit airport development and our industry," remarked ACC Board Chair Evan Futterman with Futterman Consulting, Inc., noting the successful Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium and the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA). AAAE Board Chair Jim Elwood, director of aviation at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, expressed appreciation for the consultant community’s loyalty to their airport clients during these challenging times.

FAA/TSA Initiatives to be Discussed at the Summer Workshop Series
The 2009 ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series meeting on July 15-16 in Arlington, Virginia will provide ACC members the opportunity to interface directly with federal agency decision makers on technical airport development topics. More

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Registered Traveler, Cargo Screening Raise Concerns at TSA Budget Hearing
from Airport Business
Members of a House Homeland Security subcommittee repeated their concerns over the Transportation Security Administration-managed Registered Traveler program on Wednesday at a hearing on the agency's fiscal 2010 budget request. More

Aircraft Emissions Expected to Grow, but Technological and Operational Improvements and Government Policies Can Help Control Emissions
from GAO
According to IPCC, aviation currently accounts for about two percent of human-generated global carbon dioxide emissions, the most significant greenhouse gas—and about three percent of the potential warming effect of global emissions that can affect the earth's climate, including carbon dioxide. More

The Impact of Airline Bankruptcies on Airports
from the TRB
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 6: The Impact of Airline Bankruptcies on Airports examines legal issues presented by the filing of airline bankruptcies that are relevant to airports, and explores how airport lawyers and courts have responded to those issues. The report highlights the basics of bankruptcy theory and law relevant to airport operating agreements with airlines, and identifies issues such as lease recharacterization and payment of stub period rent that particularly affect airports dealing with airlines in bankruptcy. More

Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices for Stormwater Management Systems
from the TRB
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 14: Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices for Stormwater Management Systems explores a wide array of practices designed to provide for the practical, cost-effective control of runoff from aircraft and airfield deicing and anti-icing operations. Detailed operational practices were published by TRB as a collection of fact sheets. More

Winners Selected for National FAA Design Competition for Universities
from the FAA
The FAA recently selected winners for its 3rd annual Design Competition for Universities. Binghamton University - State University of New York, The Ohio State University, and the University of Southern California captured first place awards; nine other submissions also received awards. ACC is a partnering organization in the competition and ACC members were included in panels that selected the winning proposals. More

TRB Webinar: How to Write an Effective Research Statement
from the TRB
TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT that will explore ways to write an effective research statement. You'll receive insight into writing statements from TRB staff as well as successful proposers whose project statements were compelling enough to receive funding. Space is limited, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. More

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