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Airport Consulting Weekly
Mar. 15, 2012
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Airlines deal with an aging system as NextGen approaches
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As the global aviation industry modernizes - specifically with initiatives such as NextGen and SESAR - Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP-environment and aviation policy Billy Glover doesn't see the upheaval as a detriment to airlines, which he characterizes as resilient. More

Domestic Airport News

Transportation IG: FAA has made improvements in reporting jobs data under Recovery Act
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The Federal Aviation Administration has learned some lessons for improving accuracy and transparency. The Transportation Department's Inspector General's office looked at how FAA reported money spent through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, following a request from the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, John Mica, R-Fla. More

TSA Chief Pistole pressed to expand private screeners
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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration must implement a mandate in recent aviation legislation that more airports be allowed to convert to private checkpoint screeners, three House members said. The TSA must reissue guidelines for acting on airport requests and "begin the process of converting the screening program from its current model," Republican Representatives John Mica of Florida, Darrell Issa of California and Jason Chaffetz of Utah said in a letter to Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole. More

A partnership aims at streamlining security
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CLEAR, the company that provided expedited airport security clearance to travelers who agreed to background checks, went out of business with heavy debts in 2009 - dashing expectations that private enterprise would soon become a major partner with the government at airport security checkpoints. More

Tough times at Burbank, Calif., airport after airline's departure
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The loss of a major airline, declining parking revenue and fewer passengers are being blamed for one of Bob Hope Airport's toughest budget years, officials said. "These are difficult times for us," Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, said at a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. It's "perhaps the most difficult budget year we've seen." More

Legal fight threatens Atlanta terminal opening
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The Atlanta airport hopes to open its new international terminal May 16, but the milestone could be delayed or marred if a judge grants an injunction blocking restaurant deals, an attorney for the city of Atlanta argued. More

Airport kiosks let laptop users load up on in-flight entertainment
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There are a lot of screens on which to watch new movies: TV, laptop, iPad or smartphone. But until now you needed a TV signal, a disc or a movie-streaming Internet connection. Not for long. This marks the debut of airport vending kiosks that rent or sell movies that can be watched in-flight on a Windows PC. More

International Airport News

Toronto builds airport tunnel, loses ferry romance
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Canada's biggest city is starting work on a tunnel that will eliminate the need for a short ferry ride to its downtown island airport, promising an extra draw to travelers seeking quick access to Toronto's business core. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the pedestrian link, to be operational by 2014, would help give Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport the service it deserves. More

Libyan militia hands Tripoli airport to government
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A powerful Libyan militia that took over the country's busiest airport when Muammar Qaddafi was deposed said it will hand over responsibility for the airport to the government, which is struggling to assert its control over militias across Libya. More

ADP confirms to buy Turkish airport operator stake
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France's Aeroports de Paris confirmed that it would buy a 38 percent stake in Turkish airports operator TAV Havalimanlari Holding for $874 million and said the deal would boost earnings from next year. ADP is paying 11.3 Turkish lira per share, a premium of 32 percent to TAV's latest closing price, in a deal that values all of TAV's equity at $2.3 billion, the French airport group said in a statement. More

ACC News

COMTO presents ACC president with Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award
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ACC president Paula Hochstetler was one of four aviation sector leaders presented with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award. Other winners included Aerospace Industries Association president Marion Blakey, United Airlines executive vice president Nene Foxhall, and FAA Assistant Administrator for Finance and Management Victoria Wassmer. The awards were presented in observance of Women's History Month and honored 14 of the most powerful and influential leaders in the transportation industry. More

ACC welcomes new members
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Guidebook for Measuring Performance of Automated People Mover Systems at Airports
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 37A: Guidebook for Measuring Performance of Automated People Mover Systems at Airports is designed to help measure the performance of automated people mover (APM) systems at airports. The guidebook identifies, defines, and demonstrates application of a broad range of performance measures encompassing service availability, safety, operations and maintenance expense, capacity utilization, user satisfaction, and reliability. More

At FAA conference, the forecast is sunny...and busy
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood writes, "Today marks the start of an event I've looked forward to for some time, the Federal Aviation Administration's 37th Annual Forecast Conference. For two days, aircraft and airport operators, manufacturers, and others will discuss aviation's role in the global economy. Aviation operations in a global economy present unique challenges, and participants will talk about how they are working to ensure aviation can meet these challenges now and into the future." More

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