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The airport experience in 2025
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A recent report by travel technology heavyweight Amadeus explores the possible evolution of airports between now and 2025, specifically how the passenger's travel experience can improve. A good starting point for change are the inefficient pre-departure processes travelers must undergo - a whopping 72 percent of travelers surveyed cited those annoying and time-consuming series of ordeals as their main gripe with airports. More

Domestic Airport News

Will they or won't they let you use PreCheck lane?
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So you've been preapproved for PreCheck, the government's new fast-pass airport security screening program -  either because you're a high-mileage frequent flier invited by your airline to participate, or you're a member off the Global Entry, Sentri or Nexus expedited U.S./Canadian/Mexican border-crossing programs. More

Retail shopping is taking off at the airport
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Forget the magazines and tchotchkes, airport is going mainstream. Retail offerings are expanding beyond duty-free and souvenir shops as U.S. airports shift toward a retail-focused model common in Europe and Asia. More

3 Oklahoma airports get $1.3 million in capital improvement grants
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Three Oklahoma airports, including Muskogee's Davis Field, have been awarded $1.3 million in capital improvement grants from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, state officials said. Davis Field will receive a $500,000 grant from the commission to replace its terminal building at a cost of $1,135,800, officials said. More

Atlanta has world's most efficient airport, Korea now leads in Asia: UBC research
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Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), one of the world's busiest international airports, is also the most efficient for the sixth year running says an aviation think-tank based at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. More

Palm Beach International Airport looking to build travel plaza with pizazz
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Visualize the service plazas on Florida's Turnpike - only at the airport. That's what Palm Beach International Airport officials are hoping to create on 3.1 acres of airport property across from the cellphone lot. The airport is seeking proposals to build a travel plaza where people can grab a coffee or something to eat, fill up their gas tank or shop as they wait for flights to arrive. More

Self-service kiosks' future questioned
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Self-service kiosks appear likely to be overtaken by smartphones, as airlines increasingly focus their IT spending on mobile technologies. "Adoption [of kiosks by passengers] is the problem," SITA senior VP-marketing and sales operations Arthur Calderwood said at the 2012 Air Transport IT Summit. "We think we're introducing solutions, but the dots don't join up." More

Portland Jetport gets environmentally friendly seal of approval
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Portland International Jetport and city officials touted the facility's LEED Gold certification for environmental friendliness as a milestone moment for Portland's fledgling green building standards. During a news conference held at the site, airport Director Paul Bradbury said the facility, which recently underwent a $77 million expansion, is only the second commercial airport in the country to receive the LEED Gold designation. More

International Airport News

Myanmar plans second airport to serve Yangon
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Myanmar called upon local and foreign investors to fund construction of a second airport to serve the country's largest city, Yangon, as it prepares for an influx of tourists in the wake of political reforms. Tin Naing Tun, the head of the Civil Aviation Department, said the planned Hanthawaddy International Airport will cover 9,000 acres (3,642 hectares), an area nine times the size of Yangon International Airport. More

Spanish airport duty-free licenses up for sale
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Spanish airport operator Aena has started the sale of licenses to run duty-free shops at 26 sites, forecasting operators could see total annual sales of 700 million euros ($888 million). Spanish and international companies have already shown interest and have until July 23 to make an offer, Aena said. The licenses will start in 2013 and run to October 2020, save for some later start dates in the Canary Islands. More

ACC News

Lynch joins ACC as Assistant, Membership and Administration
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ACC is proud to announce that Lara Lynch has joined the organization as Assistant, Membership and Administration. Lara has administration, association and executive-level support experience that will benefit ACC and its members. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Old Dominion University in 1997 and is a resident of Fairfax, Va. You can contact Lara at

Time is running out! Register now for summer agency interaction
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Register while you still can for a week of valuable briefings, discussions, networking and agency interaction in the greater D.C. area. The July 17 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Day is an exclusive opportunity for private industry to be briefed on topics of highest priority and interest by the TSA Office of Security Capabilities. The Summer Workshop Series will be held July 18-19 and provides the opportunity for industry experts to address the most pressing airport development issues with agency decision-makers via roundtable style discussions. More


Dietch named Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs
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TSA Administrator John Pistole announced that Sarah Dietch will join the agency as the new Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs and help the agency continue to evolve as a high-performance counterterrorism organization. Dietch served as Chief of Staff with Legislative Affairs at DHS headquarters where she planned and directed the Department's strategies for working with Congress on key departmental initiatives, policies, and programs. She also managed the DHS Office of Legislative Affairs' day-to-day activities, working closely with the legislative staffs of the DHS operating components.

Asset and Infrastructure Management for Airports - Primer and Guidebook
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 69: Asset and Infrastructure Management for Airports - Primer and Guidebook addresses asset and infrastructure management applicable to all areas of the operation of an airport. The primer portion of the report includes an overview of an asset and infrastructure management program and explores the benefits and costs of implementation. More

Draft AC 150/5200-37A, Safety Management Systems for Airports
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Provides detailed guidance about developing and implementing SMS on an airport. Explains how SMS will help airports develop an explicit, pro-active, and engaged process for identifying and quantifying potential hazards and risks and for managing them in a systematically coherent, logical, and reasonable way. More


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