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Schulz highlights the economic impact of U.S. airports during an industry panel on the FAA reauthorization
ACC President T.J. Schulz participated in an industry panel on Thursday that was hosted by ACI-NA, as part of a number of activities taking place in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Infrastructure Week. Moderated by ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin Burke, the panel featured Pete Ruane, President & CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and Lawson Bader, President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Schulz discussed the importance of airport investment to help drive competition at airports and sustain their role as economic engines to local communities. He expressed concern about the FAA reauthorization process underway in Congress and the potential for delay and short term extensions, which will severely compromise the recent uptick in planning and projects that are improving the safety and performance of our nations’ airports and are creating numerous jobs. He noted that modernizing the PFC by raising the cap from its current level of $4.50 to $8.50 will allow local communities to invest in projects that will meet their unique needs and will help foster airline competition at airports.
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Air transport IT specialist Sita will deploy a new traveler document authentication system using its boarding pass validation technology at the Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE.
Sita's Airport iValidate is expected to automatically verify mobile boarding passes and home-printed passes to help improve security, increase the speed of passenger processing and reduce waiting times for passengers.
Bob Nichols, 1926-2015
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Bob Nichols, a longtime executive at Freese and Nichols and a nationally recognized leader in the engineering profession, passed away Friday, May 8, in Arlington, Texas. He was 88.
During his 67-year career at Freese and Nichols, Bob primarily focused on environmental engineering, coordinating numerous large-scale, multi-discipline and multi-consultant projects.
Jim Kirschbaum is now with Kimley-Horn
Jim Kirschbaum is now with Kimley-Horn. Jim is an aviation sector leader with over 27 years of experience. Jim has managed major airport improvement and expansion programs across the country. His qualifications make him a trusted advisor to his clients and a welcomed addition to our Kimley-Horn aviation practice.
Allegheny County Airport Authority chooses AirIT's EASE virtualized shared use platform
AirIT, the leading provider of information technology products and services to the air transportation industry, announces that the Allegheny County Airport Authority has joined the growing list of international airports to adopt its virtualized passenger processing platform technology to deliver facility flexibility and operational efficiency to Pittsburgh International Airport.
RwandAir — one of Africa's fastest growing airlines — has selected our airport systems to improve operations
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International Airport Review
India's Kempegowda International Airport has announced the installation of SITA passenger processing technology to manage the 15 million passengers it receives annually.
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Upcoming deadlines — 2015 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop
Don't miss out on this year's pre-eminent aviation security conference! Next Friday, May 22, marks the final day you can receive the hotel group rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Arlington, Virginia, and the early-bird rate for event registration ends on Monday, June 1. This year, you will hear the latest developments and get an update on the components of the TSA's five-year technology investment plan, which will be submitted to Congress. The event has been reformatted so that attendees receive briefings by key representatives from the TSA's Office of Security Capabilities and other DHS agencies, followed by roundtable, interactive technical discussions among stakeholders. It will also provide participants a unique opportunity to learn about the latest programs and collectively address challenges. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact ACC at 703-683-5900.
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