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Airport Consulting Weekly
May 19, 2011
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US House Republicans oppose more airport scanners
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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives spurned the Obama administration's request for funds to buy 275 additional airport full-body scanners and to hire personnel to run them. More

Domestic Airport News

House prepares 'backup' FAA extension bill
The Journal of Commerce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
House transportation committee members filed a "precautionary" Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension bill that would tide the agency over if congressional conferees fail to produce a new four-year authorization before the end of May. If the measure passes Congress, it would be the 19th extension of the existing law since it expired in 2007. It would authorize FAA operations until June 30. More

Deregulation could fund face lift for U.S. airports
CNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Of the more than 19,700 airports in the United States, only one—in the town of Branson, Mo. — is privately run. The rest are owned and operated by local or state governments. This lack of a free market has some in the industry calling for a dramatic change — deregulation. More

Oklahoma's major airports see drop in level of departing travelers
The Oklahoman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Both of Oklahoma's major commercial airports saw a dip in departing travelers last month, and climbing airfare prices may be to blame. Traffic from Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City decreased by 3.78 percent in April compared to the same month in 2010. At Tulsa International Airport, departing traffic was down more than 7.5 percent. More

GE: RNP at midsized airports promises big benefits
Flight International via Flightglobal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Deploying required navigation performance (RNP) approaches at 46 midsized airports that are not now the focus of the U.S. NextGen airspace overhaul could save many millions of dollars worth of fuel, costs and air traffic delay hours. More

Oakland Airport in California builds EV chargers and awaits the EVs
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
If every electric vehicle (EV) in the United States suddenly descended on Oakland International Airport in California, only 15 of them would be able to charge their batteries. But for EV drivers in the Bay Area, that is plenty of capacity, for now. More

Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina dedicates $570 million Terminal 2
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Nearly 300 workers, dignitaries and airport officials commemorated the official dedication of North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham International Airport's new $570 million terminal. Among the officials in attendance were North Carolina Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dale Carroll and Curtis Fentress, who was the lead architect on the project. More

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport starts $1.9 billion project to rebuild 4 older terminals
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Workmen at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal A erected a wall just north of the A17 baggage claim area outside security to keep out the public. Inside security, a long partition of movable barriers separated the gate areas from the terminal’s inner portion away from the airfield. More

Proposed federal aid cuts threaten rural airports
The Associated Press via Herald-Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A couple of times a month, Dr. Walter Beusse drives from his suburban Chicago home to Milwaukee, where he catches a flight north to Ironwood in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula to work in a hospital emergency room. It's a long commute. But it would be much longer if Ironwood had no commercial flights — a distinct possibility if Congress eliminates federal subsidies for carriers serving about 110 airports in rural communities and small towns across the lower 48 states. More

International Airport News

Qantas brings Australia to D/FW Airport
WFAA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport welcomed a new service as Qantas Airlines launched direct flights from D/FW airport to Sydney, Australia. More

Tata seeks government's nod for Jameshedpur, India airport
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Diversified business house Tata Group may not have had much luck in owning an airline but it sure is eyeing the aviation space. As part of their plans, Tata Steel has submitted a proposal to civil aviation ministry seeking a nod to build a new Greenfield airport in Jamshedpur, India. Tata steel has applied to the civil aviation ministry for obtaining site clearance for the proposed new airport project at Jamshedpur. Tata steel has also submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the new Greenfield airport. More

ACC News

Runway Safety Area solutions including EMAS
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June 1, 12:30 to 2 p.m. and June 21, 12:30 to 2 p.m.: Improving runway safety areas (RSAs) continues to be one of the top priorities for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With the federal mandate to improve runway safety areas (RSAs) by December 31, 2015, rapidly approaching, many Part 139 commercial service airports will be challenged to bring their RSAs up to FAA standards over the next several years. This webinar will provide an industry update on the latest runway safety area requirements along with a detailed discussion concerning Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) and its application.

Register now for agency access with ACC in July
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Registration is now open for the ACC/TSA Security Technology Day and ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series. These consecutive events held in the second week of July offer premier access to agency representatives and information on high priority items and programs of FAA and TSA. This year’s Summer Workshop Series will also feature legislative updates from key experts on Capitol Hill. For more information on these event programs and registration to attend, visit

ACC Airport Consulting Weekly available through MultiBriefs app
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ACC understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the ACC Airport Consulting Weekly, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The ACC Airport Consulting Weekly is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the ACC feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.


FAA's fiscal year 2012 budget request: Key issues facing the agency
Office of Inspector General    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Department of Transportation Inspector General testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) fiscal year 2012 budget request. More

50-seat regional jets still hot issue for U.S. airlines
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is no secret that 50-seat regional jets have been falling out of favor as higher fuel costs make them uneconomical on a growing number of routes, which is why many U.S. regional carriers have been trying to shift their fleets to larger aircraft. More

Delta announces new dining options, iPad rentals at Minneapolis airport
St. Paul Pioneer Press    Share    Share on
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Several restaurants will open in Concourse G at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting next year, Delta Air Lines announced. Many of the new spots will have familiar local names behind them. Atlanta-based Delta, the Twin Cities' dominant carrier, said the changes are part of a $2 billion investment to improve the overall travel experience for customers after similar upgrades at New York-area airports. More

Fewer hubs mean fewer options for fliers
CNN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you live in a small to mid-size city, you've probably seen your airline choices shrink over the last few years. Airlines have been cutting hubs left and right, and that has had a bigger impact on the smaller cities out there. Delta's recent decision to slash 25 percent of its flights in Memphis, Tenn., means one more hub is on its way out. What does that mean to you? More

Government, industry seek ways to skip the airport pat-down
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Transportation Security Administration and airlines are testing a verification program for airline crews, which could end aggressive screening of them. It's time, airlines around the world say, that similar programs — and tiered programs — should be extended to trusted or known travelers. More

Kansas city commission hires USDA for airport wildlife assessment
The Hays Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Hays City Commission hired the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment at Hays Regional Airport in Hays, Kan. The total cost is about $56,000, and the study is contingent upon the Federal Aviation Administration paying 95 percent of costs. The city's share would be about $2,800. More

Louisiana city's airport authority moves forward with noise mitigation program
The Shreveport Times via The Town Talk    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Shreveport, La., Airport Authority has moved forward with its noise mitigation program, concentrating its efforts now on Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood. The program, which is funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, allows airports across the country to buy surrounding homes and relocate homeowners because of noise caused by planes landing and taking off from the airport. More

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