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Airport Consulting Weekly
Feb. 24, 2011
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US senate approves FAA bill, settles airport fight
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The U.S. Senate approved $34.6 billion of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration after resolving a dispute over the number of new flights to a federally owned airport near Washington. More

Domestic Airport News

Amtrak exploring O'Hare service
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In the future, one of the carriers serving travelers at O'Hare International Airport may be Amtrak. Gov. Pat Quinn has asked Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman to conduct a study examining what it would take, logistically and financially, to commence fast, nonstop passenger rail service between Chicago Union Station and O'Hare. More

JAA lobbies feds to add cost to a round-trip ticket
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The Jacksonville Aviation Authority is part of a lobbying effort by the airport industry to increase a fee on passengers by 55 percent. Money raised from the fee -- $30 billion since 1992 -- is used to fund federally approved construction projects at airports across the country. More

KDOT to unveil nation's first Airspace Awareness Tool
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The nation's first Airspace Awareness Tool designed specifically to increase the awareness of airspace around Kansas airports has been developed by the Kansas Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation. More

Actions needed to meet FAA's long-term goals for NextGen
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On Feb. 16, 2011, the Inspector General testified before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to develop and transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). More

Obama's controversial flight ticket surcharge proposal draws praise from Port Authority director
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A roundtrip ticket for a direct flight anywhere in the U.S. would cost $5 more under a controversial proposal by President Obama to raise a federal surcharge that helps pay for airport improvements. More

International Airport News

European airports balk at easing ban on liquids
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With barely two months remaining before the European Union is scheduled to partially lift a nearly five-year ban on liquids in air passenger hand luggage, airports across the region are balking at the approaching deadline, arguing that current liquid-explosive detection technology is still too unreliable. More

Tokyo's Haneda airport adds international routes
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Tokyo's Haneda airport boosted its international connections as three new routes were launched linking it to London, New York and Detroit. British Airways started operating five flights a week between Haneda and Heathrow while an American Airlines plane left for New York's John F. Kennedy on the return leg of the inaugural daily round-trip flight. More

New Zealand's Christchurch Airport open, processing international flights
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Christchurch Airport is now fully operational for both domestic and international flights after a devastating earthquake hit New Zealand's second-largest city of Christchurch, airport Chief Executive Jim Boult said. More

ACC News

ACC Institute Solar Technologies Webinar
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Did you miss out on the ACC Institute Solar Technologies webinar held earlier this month? A repeat of the ACC Institute webinar 'FAA Guidance for Evaluating Selected Solar Technologies at Airports' will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT. This webinar will provide an overview of the new report on this subject and the future of solar applications at airports and is potentially eligible for professional development hours (PDHs). Register now at More

Contracting Toolkit for Airport Procurement
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ACC is proud to announce a new webpage that will continue to support airport development experts in their contracting with airport sponsors. The Contracting Toolkit for Airport Procurement, found under the website's Resources page, will serve as a single stop for both consultants and airport sponsors to obtain the necessary information to ensure a fair, deliberate selection process. The resources found in the Contracting Toolkit include the Best Practices for Consultant Selection Powerpoint presentation, FAA Advisory Circular 150/1500-14D, and the Sample RFQ for On-Call Services -- a document recently developed by the ACC Procurement Committee.

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Guidebook of Practices for Improving Environmental Performance at Small Airports
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 43: Guidebook of Practices for Improving Environmental Performance at Small Airports outlines federal environmental regulations and requirements, and identifies activities in which airport operators can be proactive in promoting environmental stewardship.

TSA administrator applauds adoption of global aviation security measures
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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole this week joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Conference in New Delhi, India, where the 14 member states in attendance adopted the Security Roadmap on Aviation. More

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