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Airport Consulting Weekly
April 21, 2011
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Cities build airport cities - 'aerotropolises' - for growth
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For decades, Ford produced its popular Taurus sedans at a plant next to the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta's Hartsfield. But the 130-acre lot has sat vacant since 2008 when the plant was shut. More

Domestic Airport News

Virgin America wants Washington National, Newark to be next cities
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Virgin America CEO David Cush says Washington's Reagan National Airport and Newark Liberty Airport will be the airline's next two destinations - if the carrier can win landing rights at the two capacity-controlled airfields. "Our 2011 new destinations largely depend on two things," Cush told Today in the Sky in San Francisco. More

Chicago Rockford Airport gets key OK for 747-8 operations
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Officials at Chicago Rockford International Airport, the 21st busiest cargo airport in the U.S., said it has received conditional approval for 747-8 operations, pending certification of the aircraft and pending some airport modifications that are underway. Rockford officials say they expect to be one of the first airports cargo carriers will bring the new widebody freighter after it is delivered this summer. More

Repairs could close Augusta, Maine, airport to commercial planes for 2 months
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Repairs to the main runway at the Augusta State Airport could mean there will be no commercial flights to or from the Maine capital for up to two months. Construction is set to begin on a $7.5 million project to renovate the runway and other improvements. More

Estimated cost to build new central Idaho airport soars by three-fourths to $327 million
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A new estimate for the cost of building an airport in central Idaho at the preferred site will be closer to $327 million rather than the $185 million predicted a few months ago. Financial consultants in the April 5 report to the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority said the new report includes costs not listed in an earlier airport engineering study for the site in southern Blaine County include design, administration and debt financing. More

Visitors impressed during open house of new Kalamazoo, Mich., airport terminal
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An open house of the $36 million terminal took place, about 10 days ahead of the switchover date from the existing terminal. Business will be conducted from the old terminal until the final flight of the day arrives April 26. The new terminal will be used with the first flight departing the morning of April 27. More

International Airport News

Mumbai airport first in country to have international terminal for private jet owners
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The city airport became the first in the country to offer dedicated international operations to private owners after a luxury Gulfstream jet, owned by a European charter company, took off from the airport's corporate terminal. After waiting for more than a year, private jet owners can skip long check-in and immigration queues at the international terminals to fly abroad. More

Palestinian Authority to build airport, railway
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) revealed that it will build an international airport near Jerusalem and a railway between West Bank and Gaza Strip in the coming three years. The Palestinian Transportation Ministry said it will build the airport to handle civil and cargo flights between the future Palestinian state and the outside world. More

Abu Dhabi airport posts 9.4 percent rise in Q1 traffic
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Traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew 9.4 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, the operating company said. The United Arab Emirates capital's airport handled more than 2.8 million passengers in the first quarter this year, a statement from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said. More

ACC News

ACC attends Airport Cities World Conference
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Delegates from more than 30 countries were familiarized with the role of ACC and its members during the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition held in Memphis, Tenn., April 12-13. The global reach of ACC was dramatically broadened via the ACC exhibit and numerous staff and ACC member conversations with those involved with unique airport projects in far reaching corners of the world, including Singapore, China, Brazil, Panama, Spain, South Africa, India, Japan and Malaysia.

ACC welcomes new members
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House panel examines status of biometric IDs for pilots, others
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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met to examine the failure to date of TSA and FAA to develop functional biometric capabilities for commercial pilot licenses. The oversight and investigations hearing also examined other issues relating to biometrics - including in the airport environment - and delays in their effective implementation in the transportation sector. More

FAA mandates inspections on early models of the Boeing 737 aircraft
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The FAA will issue an emergency directive that will require operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. This action will initially apply to a total of approximately 175 aircraft worldwide, 80 of which are U.S.-registered aircraft. Most of the aircraft in the U.S. are operated by Southwest Airlines. More

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