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Feb. 4, 2010
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User fees axed from proposed FAA budget
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FAA's fiscal 2011 budget request signals that the Obama administration has dropped its plans to introduce aviation user fees, at least for now. The budget proposal had no reference to funding the aviation system through user fees. This was a notable omission, as the FY2010 budget released last year included footnotes referring to a new user-fee approach. More

Domestic Airport News

U.S. 2010-11 budget aims to boost NextGen funding 32 percent
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U.S. President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 contains $79 billion for the Dept. of Transportation and includes funding for NextGen technology and increased security at airports and onboard aircraft. More

Midway Airport privatization in holding pattern
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Chicago still plans to privatize Midway Airport "at the earliest practicable date," the city has told the Federal Aviation Administration. Almost a year ago, the global credit crisis grounded the city's plans for a 99-year lease of the Southwest Side airport. The deal called for more than $2.5 billion upfront and would have been the first major airport privatization in the U.S. More

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Big U.S. airport parking firm bankrupt, to be sold
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Parking Co of America Airports LLC, the largest operator of off-site U.S. airport parking lots, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after declines in business and leisure travel caused revenue to fall. The company's owner, Macquarie Infrastructure Co, said it plans to sell the parking business to Bainbridge ZKS-Corinthian Holdings LLC for about $111.5 million, pending bankruptcy court approval. More

Airport-security plan calls for 500 body scanners in '11
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Body scanners that look under airline passengers' clothing for hidden weapons could be in nearly half the nation's airport checkpoints by late 2011, according to an Obama administration plan announced. More

International Airport News

Asia Pacific overtakes North America as largest aviation market
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An additional 217 million travelers are expected to take to the skies within Asia Pacific by 2013 as the region overtook North America last year as the world's largest aviation market, an industry group said. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said 647 million people traveled within the Asia Pacific region last year, higher than North America's 638 million travelers. More

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Trials of full-body scanners at Delhi airport from May
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India will start using full-body scanners to screen passengers at the Indira Ghandi International Airport on a trial basis starting in May and decide by the end of the Commonwealth Games in October who will get the multi-million dollar contract to supply such equipment. More

U.S. to help Haiti resume normal airport operations
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U.S. authorities are working with Haiti's government to resume civilian flights at the Port-au-Prince airport. A U.S. Army official tells The Associated Press that some airlines and cargo companies could be back within weeks. He did not give a specific date for the resumption of normal flight activity. More

ACC News

TSA advanced imaging technology briefing
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TSA provided an advanced imaging technology (AIT) briefing to ACC and other industry stakeholders on February 1st at TSA Headquarters. The briefing included a description of the system and an overview of how it addresses passenger privacy and safety; a history of AIT's deployment; and TSA's plans to provide the manpower and training needed to deploy additional equipment. Current TSA plans call for the deployment of 1,000 additional units in FY 2010 and 2011. TSA will reportedly release a detailed deployment plan, including airport names, within the next 10 days. To learn more, join the ACC Safety & Security Committee (e-mail   More

New QBS presentation template available
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ACC's Procurement Committee has developed a new PowerPoint presentation that provides best practices for consultant selection. The presentation reviews the steps involved in a qualifications-based selection (QBS) process, and provides guidance on how to make procurement programs efficient for the project sponsor and consultants. It also explores the benefits of using a QBS system. Consultants can use the presentation (linked below) in speaking engagements at FAA regional or state aviation conferences. ACC member firm Mead & Hunt used the presentation as the basis for an hour-long session at last week's AAAE Southwest Region's Airport Management Short Course Conference in Monterey, Calif. More

ACC welcomes new members
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Pierce, Goodwin, Alexander & Linville (PGAL) has joined ACC as an executive member. PGAL is a prominent national architectural practice with 11 offices nationwide. Our aviation design studio has been responsible for the design and management of a variety of projects, large and small. Our designers understand the challenges that face airports and airlines.

Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Aviation Management Associates (AMA) has joined ACC as an executive member. Since 1984, Aviation Management Associates, Inc., (AMA) has provided strategy, marketing and technical assistance to airlines, airports, aviation manufacturers and service providers, government and others. AMA has tremendous success in helping clients and the government work together to achieve their goals. Let the extensive knowledge of AMA help you succeed.



GAO calls for more testing of whole body scanners
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A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure that the controversial Whole Body Imager technologies the agency is planning on deploying at airports around the country first undergo thorough operational and vulnerability testing. More

FAA Airport Planning and Environmental vacancy opening
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The Federal Aviation Administration is currently seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Manager of the Planning and Environmental Division within the Office of Airport Planning and Programming. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in overseeing, managing, and providing technical and professional direction and guidance in conformance with regulations pertaining to NEPA, the Noise Compatibility Program (14 CFR Part 150), the Airport Noise and Access Restriction Program (14 CFR Part 161), and other statutes and executive orders. The incumbent will assist in establishing and maintaining liaison with representatives of Congress, airport operators and their trade associations, airport consultants, Federal, State, and local governments, and other Federal agencies. The vacancy opening will close on Feb. 12, 2010." More

Receive instant notification on the release of new ACRP reports
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Airport professionals are able to receive new Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) reports as soon as they become available. Those interesting in signing up for the publications notification list should visit ACRP's Web site. More

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