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Jan. 26, 2012
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House approves short-term extension of FAA programs for the 23rd time, long-term plan near
The Associated Press via Minneapolis Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The House has approved a temporary extension of Federal Aviation Administration programs, avoiding a shutdown of the agency as lawmakers work out their last remaining differences on a long-term plan. A bill to extend FAA programs through Feb. 17 was approved by a voice vote - the 23rd such extension since 2007. The agency's operating authority had been due to expire on Jan. 31. More

Domestic Airport News

Fuel costs spur airlines' cuts in usage
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Even before the European Union recently hit airlines with a controversial new emissions fee on international flights, carriers already were pushing to reduce their carbon footprints in a bid to save money. "Believe me, the airlines have plenty of reasons to make their planes more fuel-efficient," Boeing spokesman Tim Neale said. "Aviation has many incentives, not just to be good citizens, but we have plenty of economic incentives." More

Money matters unresolved in partisan peace on US FAA bill
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A compromise reached last week that resolved an issue impeding the first long-term bill guiding U.S. aviation policy since 2007 leaves lawmakers less than a month to work out broader issues such as how much to spend. More

Houston's big airport to undergo big changes
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Ground was broken on Phase 1 of a three-phase redevelopment project. The $160 million renovation will create a new Terminal B south concourse dedicated to regional jet operations. Mario Diaz is the director of aviation for the Houston Airport System. More

Bradley Terminal expansion project at LAX running behind schedule
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The Tom Bradley International Terminal expansion project is running at least two months behind schedule due to the unanticipated relocation of several utility lines, coupled with unseasonable fog that shrouded Los Angeles International Airport, officials say. More

Federal funds may save bus route to airport
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Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pa., has a plan to avoid one proposed transit cut that would otherwise leave Pittsburgh International Airport as the busiest U.S. airport without public transportation. Since 2000, the Federal Transit Administration has subsidized the 28X Airport Flyer - which runs between Oakland and Pittsburgh International via Downtown and the Robinson commercial area - with about $1 million a year. More

No quick solution to spike in aircraft noise, FAA says
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Prospect of moving noise from one metro neighborhood to another wasn't appealing to members of the airport noise panel. Tweaking flight patterns could reduce noise over some south Minneapolis homes, but more controversial changes would be needed to make a bigger long-term impact. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) delivered that message to an airport panel looking to satisfy residents complaining about a spike in airplane noise. More

Adirondack airport in New York boasts big growth and faces talk of closure
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A new debate is underway over the future of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, N.Y. Traffic at the airport is growing, with more than 11,500 passengers using Cape Air's commuter flights last year. Supporters say that brings a big boost to the Tri-Lakes economy. More

Salt Lake City International Airport to be bulldozed and rebuilt
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Mayor Ralph Becker announced plans to demolish and completely rebuild the Salt Lake City International Airport to address seismic risks and accommodate its emergence as a regional hub. "The Salt Lake City International Airport was not built to be a hub," Becker said during his State of the City address at the Salt Lake City-County Building. "Today, as the number of passengers has increased annually to (more than) 21 million, it is by all measures a large hub airport, and it must be redeveloped to meet the needs of our region." More

International Airport News

At Singapore Airport, iPad-toting team eases fliers' frustrations
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When it comes to airports that stand out in offering a welcoming, helping hand to passengers, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and some other airports are notable for deploying customer-service representatives trained to be N.I.C.E. - "Neutralize Irritations Customers Experience." And for more than 10 years now, a team of dedicated volunteers at Fort Wayne International Airport has been welcoming arriving passengers with free, locally-baked cookies. But apropos of an airport with a butterfly garden, a rooftop pool, a three-story indoor slide and 500 complimentary Internet kiosks among its award-winning amenities, Singapore's Changi Airport is determined to best other airports in the customer-service department. More

Second airport may not fly, despite job cost, warns Albanese
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The federal Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese, says he is ''pessimistic'' about winning support for a second Sydney airport site, even though he says failure to build one may threaten 70,000 jobs over the next 50 years. Addressing the National Press Club in Canberra, he offered little hope that a soon-to-be-released review into second airport locations for Sydney would lead to much progress. More

Heathrow Airport preps extra measures
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London's Heathrow Airport will adopt special measures to cope with a higher-than-normal number of guns entering Britain during the Olympics, officials said. In a document detailing the airport's preparations before the London 2012 Olympics, Heathrow said it expects increased numbers of firearms to pass through the airport because of shooting events at the games. More

ACC News

ACC members: Final week for 2012 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence nominations
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Presented each November at the ACC Annual Conference & Exposition, the ACC Aviation Award of Excellence recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual, group or organization to the airport and aviation industry that are visionary and innovative, have advanced the airport aviation industry, and have served the general public good. The ACC Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations from ACC members for the 2012 Award of Excellence until Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. More

Do your networking on the slopes
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Register now for the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium Ski Trip and do your networking on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. With transportation and equipment rental included, the ski trip is a great way to relax with fellow airport professionals and close out a successful conference. Reserve your spot now by contacting Denver Adventures at (303) 984-6151. More


U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood, Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Huerta break ground for new runway at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta helped break ground for a $791 million runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which will create thousands of jobs. More

TSA Pre✓™ begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the implementation of TSA Pre✓™, the passenger pre-screening initiative, at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – the pilot's seventh location. Select Delta Air Lines frequent flyers traveling out of MSP are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening for domestic travel. Delta will also allow American Airlines participants to use their frequent flyer lane at MSP to access the TSA Pre✓™ lane. More

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