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July 9, 2009
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Airline IT Investment Set to 'Drop Sharply'
from TMCnet
Airline investment in IT is set to reach a new low this year as aircraft operators cope with unprecedented financial losses, according to an airlines IT trends survey. More

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Domestic Airport News

Airport Bond Deal Gets Approval
from Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta City Council approved an $800 million bond deal Monday that will be used to complete the international terminal at the city-run Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. More

Airports Train Staff in Case of Pandemic
from The Arizona Republic
Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airports have made plans and instituted training to stay open if a pandemic decimates their workforces. The plans were adopted in the past few months, in the wake of the swine-flu pandemic. Officials say they think both airports can remain operational for several days with only a fraction of their staffs. More

DIA's Fliers Report Fewest Security Screening Faults
from The Denver Post
Among the 10 most-traveled airports in the country, passengers at Denver International Airport filed the fewest complaints just five about security screeners in a 45-month period, according to federal records. More

Senate Begins Debate on Homeland Security Spending
from Homeland Security Today
The Senate takes up its Homeland Security appropriations bill (S. 1298) Tuesday, potentially quickly clearing the way for a conference committee to reconcile it with the House version (HR 2892) before the congressional recess in August. More

International Airport News

Honduras Normalizes Flights at Toncontin Airport
from Xinhua
The direction from the Civil Aeronautic of Honduras announced on Tuesday the normalization of flights at Toncontin Airport and that everything was operating with "tranquility." More

South Africa: New Flights from Wonderboom
from All Africa
Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria, is due to introduce scheduled flights to Cape Town and Durban from October by an airline that has not yet been named, but is believed to be Interlink Airlines. More

Auckland Airport to Lower International Landing Fees
from Bloomberg
Auckland International Airport Ltd., New Zealand's largest, said it will cut landing fees for international flights because of the "challenging" economic conditions facing the aviation industry. More


ACC News

2010 ACC Excellence in Procurement Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 ACC Excellence in Procurement Award. Each year, ACC recognizes a model airport sponsor that has shown exemplary procurement and contracting practices, including the utilization of qualifications-based selection (QBS). The award will be presented at the 2010 Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium in Atlanta. Nominations are due to Sharon Brown by Sept. 16, 2009. More

ACC Security Technology Day
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) along with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and industry leaders have organized an unprecedented 'Security Technology Day' immediately following the ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series on Friday, July 17, 2009. Key TSA and industry leaders will share vital information relating to current and future security programs, spend plans and projects and emerging technologies. This high level gathering will provide an opportunity for the industry to be thoroughly briefed on the series of specific priority topics identified in the preliminary agenda. The information discussed and exchanged will help participants navigate the current and future complexities of security technology and related projects. More

ACC Welcomes New Executive Member
Robert E. David & Associates

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CertAlert Issued on Construction and Reducing Runway Incursions
from the FAA
The FAA issued a CertAlert to highlight the start of the summer construction period when historically increases in construction related incursions occur. Also, the FAA expects a much more intensive construction season resulting from the additional $1.1 billion committed to AIP projects via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More

FAA's New NextGen Vector: Blue Sky Thinking; Blue Collar Action
from Flight International via
The U.S. is revolutionizing its air traffic management system to make it more efficient, safer and greener. The plan for NextGen is under way, and the FAA is targeting 2018 as the date when operators will begin to reap its benefits. Our special report looks at the technology behind the ambitious program and the steps needed to bring it to fruition. More

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