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Airport Consulting Weekly
May 26, 2011
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House Dems say long-term FAA extension in jeopardy over funding, union language
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
House Democrats warned that passage of a long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in serious jeopardy this year because Republicans are insisting on a bill that cuts billions in FAA funding and includes language making it harder to form air and rail unions. More

Domestic Airport News

Government, industry seek ways to skip the airport pat-down
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Increasingly, stringent air security screening methods such as these are under question. And they're not just being questioned by travelers upset at being groped. A consensus is building among the airline industry, business and leisure travel groups and even top government officials that something needs to change. More

Airports cope with Mississippi River flood effects
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Cresting floodwaters exacted severe tolls on some airports, but spared many others along the Mississippi River as residents girded for action from Memphis, Tenn., into Mississippi and Louisiana on May 19. More

Part of Bush airport will finally get a face-lift
The Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bush Intercontinental Airport's Terminal B soon will get its long-delayed face-lift. Mayor Annise Parker announced at City Hall that the renovations will begin at the end of the year. More

Airlines uneasy over costly bid to replace radar
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New York's bottle-necked flight corridors have long been notorious for maddening travel delays, to say nothing of driving up costs for airlines as their jets wait for an opening to land. More

Delta renews LaGuardia push as mergers boost New York City competition
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Delta Air Lines Inc. sought federal approval for a second time to expand at New York's LaGuardia Airport, saying industry consolidation has helped clear the way for a trade of landing rights with US Airways Group Inc. More

Collapsible concrete proposed for end of Teterboro Airport runway
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Collapsible concrete will be installed at the end of a Teterboro Airport runway to stop wayward jets under a plan Port Authority officials are expected to approve this week. The plan calls for installation of the airport's third arrestor bed - a stretch of aerated cement that acts like flypaper for planes - on the southwest side of Runway 6-24. Installation is scheduled to be completed by mid-2013. More

International Airport News

Raynesway, UK, turbines could interfere with airport radars
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Plans for two wind turbines near Derby, U.K., look set to be delayed after airport bosses raised concerns about possible radar interference. Water company Severn Trent wants to erect the 260 feet turbines at its Raynesway site. But, East Midlands Airport said the moving blades could cause problems on air traffic control screens. More

Court awards Manila airport contractor compensation
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A Philippine court has awarded compensation to the local contractor of a controversial airport terminal in Manila, but the amount was much less than sought which the government said was a good sign as it tries to end the long-running dispute.

Bangalore airport expansion starts in June
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The Bangalore airport's expansion of its passenger terminal building will begin next month and is expected to be complete by December 2012. Larsen & Toubro has won the bid for the Rs 1,000-crore project. The expansion has become necessary as the current terminal is operating at full capacity. More

ACC News

ACI/ACC/AGC Airport Project Delivery Summit VI
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Only two weeks remain until the sixth annual ACI/ACC/AGC Project Delivery Summit in San Jose, Calif. Register now to attend and learn innovative contracting and financing strategies from experts in all areas of airport project delivery. A tour of the San Jose Airport's most recent construction accomplishments is scheduled for the morning of June 8. More

ACC welcomes new member
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Centennial Contractors Enterprises
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. provides responsive contracting services that support large facilities and infrastructures by managing construction projects focused on renovation, rehabilitation, and repair work. In addition to being a pioneer and expert in Job Order Contracting (JOC) programs, Centennial provides solutions that are integrated with the customer's needs, budgets and operations.

ACC webinar opportunities in June
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Runway Safety Area Solutions Including EMAS 
June 1, 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
June 21, 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Free ACC Lunch and Learn sponsored by L3 Communications: Optimizing BHS Design to Maximize Your EDS Performance
June 16, 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


Draft AC 150/5370-10F, Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports
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Provides standards for the construction of airports. Items covered in this AC include general provisions, earthwork, flexible base courses, rigid base courses, flexible surface courses, rigid pavement, fencing, drainage, turfing, and lighting installation. Draft version F proposes changes to the general provisions and to P-209, P-401, P-306, P-501, D-701, and L-108. Comments are requested by June 20, 2011. Please visit the page to access the draft AC and read procedures for submitting comments. More

GOP lawmaker casts doubt on long-term FAA reauthorization
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The chairman of the House Transportation Committee cast doubt on Congress's ability to move long-term funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration. Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., said conservative Republicans, particularly the freshman class of 2010, have little interest in providing more funds for the FAA. More

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