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Airport Consulting Weekly
April 14, 2011
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Collision at JFK raises concerns about new jumbo jet
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A collision on the tarmac at JFK airport between a Delta/Comair regional flight from Boston and an Airbus A-380 is raising some concerns about the jumbo jet. The Delta pilot said, "Roll the emergency trucks to mike we've been hit by Air France." More

Domestic Airport News

SFO Terminal 2 ready for takeoff
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The first plane to unload at San Francisco International Airport's sleekly remodeled Terminal 2 had stenciled on its fuselage: "My other ride is a spaceship." This is the future of San Francisco air travel. More

US airlines may set record for fuel costs in Q1
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U.S. airlines may set a record for fuel costs when they report quarterly results in coming weeks, paying about $3 billion more this year so far and muddying what had been a strengthening recovery. More

Airports cater to art lovers with intriguing installations
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If you enjoy spending your leisure time visiting art galleries, but instead end up wasting time in airports, you're in luck. This season, many airports around the country are hosting intriguing temporary exhibitions and unveiling new permanent public artwork that can turn a long layover into a cultural adventure. Or at least keep you from getting bored. More

If flying isn't green, can the airport wait be?
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Todd Woody writes, "In Tuesday's Times, I wrote about San Francisco International Airport's renovated Terminal 2 and efforts to make flying a less carbon-intensive and stressful experience." More

Airports preparing for biggest version yet of 747
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The biggest version yet of Boeing's jumbo 747 could soon be flying into airports that have never seen aircraft that large before. Airports from Rockford, Ill. to Huntsville, Ala. are asking the FAA for waivers so they can receive the new Boeing 747-8 (pronounced dash-eight) cargo plane. Twenty-seven airports in all are seeking approval to handle the plane in hopes of grabbing a bigger share of the growing market for air cargo. More

North Carolina airport stress-free for travelers
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One of the most stress-free airports in America is in North Carolina. According to, the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern is being named as one of the most stress-free airports in the country. The airport is being recognized for amenities such as rocking chairs and free Wi-Fi as well as short wait times for travelers. More

Frontier departing Long Beach, Calif., airport
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Less than a year after launching operations from Long Beach Airport, Frontier Airlines is leaving the city amid a reshuffling of West Coast operations. Frontier's last flight from Long Beach was Monday. JetBlue and Allegiant airlines won a lottery in late March to pick up Frontier's two slots, maintaining the airport's 41 maximum daily flight allowance. More

New Utah airport provides economic boost for region
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The skies are opening up in the western state of Utah thanks to a new $159 million regional airport and daily flights from Los Angeles. The airport for St. George, 300 miles (482 km) south of Salt Lake City and 120 miles (193 km) northwest of Las Vegas, boasts a 9,300 foot (2,834 meter) runway five times longer than the old airport runway. More

Travel group to pressure Congress for airport security reforms
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A travel industry group will begin a campaign for changes in airport security with an effort to marshal public support to put pressure on Congress. The U.S. Travel Association plans to use advertising in airports and newspapers and Internet advocacy in an effort to reform security tactics it says frustrate many travelers and persuade more than a few not to fly at all. More

International Airport News

Tsunami-hit airport opens after US helps clear 5,000 cars
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Sendai Airport, engulfed by Japan's March 11 tsunami, resumed commercial flights today after Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military helped clear uprooted trees, houses and about 5,000 vehicles thrown about by rushing water. More

Airport City to commence at Manchester Airport in 2012
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Following the Chancellor's introduction of 21 new Enterprise zones to stimulate economic growth and employment, the Government announced that Manchester Airport would be one of the first four Enterprise Zones, with Airport City at the core of the zone. More

Budget airline bmibaby to pull out of Cardiff
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Budget airline bmibaby is to halt its operations from Cardiff Airport from this autumn, it has been announced. The firm, which employs 69 people there, blamed the economic climate, saying it would focus on airports with strong growth opportunities. More

ACC News

Register now for the ACC/ACI-NA/AGC Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit VI
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Less than eight weeks remain until the Sixth Annual Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit will be held on June 8-9 in San Jose, Calif. Summit topics will address today's most pressing airport construction issues such as financing and funding opportunities and pitfalls, GMAX contracting tactics, responsibility and risks of project participants and emerging trends in the industry. For those new to alternative project delivery systems, a "Primer" session will be available on the first day to address the basics of Project Delivery terminology and the advantages/challenges of each delivery method. A tour of the San Jose Airport's most recent construction accomplishments is scheduled for the morning of June 8. More

Spend time this summer with agency reps
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Mark your calendars now to join ACC this July 13-14 for the ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series. This annual meeting provides interaction with and access to the agency representatives for all aspects of airport development. This year's workshop will feature a panel of experts from Capitol Hill to address the legislation that affects your business and a luncheon to meet with specific agency reps from each department of the FAA Office of Airports and TSA. Additionally, the ACC/TSA Security Technology Day will once again be held immediately prior to the SWS on July 12. More details regarding agenda topics for both events will be available in coming weeks. More


FAA chief orders review of older-jet checks after 737 cracks
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The Federal Aviation Administration chief ordered a review of his agency's oversight program for aging aircraft after the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) jet ruptured in flight. "Friday's event was very serious," FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee's transport panel in Washington. More

Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports; Reopening of Comment Period
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The FAA published a proposed rule on Feb. 1, 2011, to establish minimum standards fortraining of personnel who access the airport non-movement area (ramp and apron) to help prevent accidents and incidents in that area. More

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