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Airport Consulting Weekly
July 14, 2011
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Air service cutbacks hit hardest where recession did
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The airlines' deep cutbacks in flights over the last three years have fallen unevenly across the country, largely sparing the nation's biggest airports but hitting midsize airports the hardest. In the last five years, a review of government statistics shows, air service most often dropped at midsize airports and cities where jobs disappeared or housing prices collapsed. Las Vegas, Phoenix and Detroit, for instance, all lost flights in the 12 months that ended in March. More

Domestic Airport News

Study: Aviation is an economic driver
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Aviation services at the Greater Rochester International Airport pumped more than $800 million into the economy and supported nearly 10,000 jobs in 2009, according to a state Department of Transportation study. The study, funded by the DOT and the Federal Aviation Administration, concluded that the state's 90 public-use airports generated $50 billion in annual economic activity, which included spending, the creation of direct and related jobs, and tax revenue. More

Passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport up for 14th straight month
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport rose for the 14th consecutive month in May, increasing by 4.7 percent over May 2010, the Allegheny County Airport Authority said. Eight of the dozen commercial airlines serving the airport recorded an increase in passengers in May. A total of 742,330 people got on or off planes here in May, compared with 709,212 a year earlier, the authority said. More

Fix in the works for big Sea-Tac bottleneck
The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three planes packing 896 people arrived within 13 minutes of each other - and the passengers had to get through an immigration checkpoint at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that's designed to hold half that number. It was a normal morning at the airport, operations managers said. A normal morning they can't sustain much longer. More

New York metro area ponders airport expansion
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The group that manages New York's airports is studying proposals to expand them after a warning that failure to keep up with increasing air travel demand could hurt the region's economy. Proposals poured in to the Port Authority of New York before July 1 deadline for comments on plans to expand usage at LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, a Port Authority spokesman said. More

Memphis, Tenn., a proving ground for FAA's new air traffic control system
The Commercial Appeal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nobody likes a traffic jam, including owners of jets loaded with people or packages that fly in or out of Memphis International Airport every 90 or so seconds. Waiting at the end of the runway or in an airborne holding pattern is bad for business and the environment. It's one reason Memphis airport super-users FedEx and Delta jumped on board the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program to modernize the air traffic control system. More

International Airport News

First airport bond spurred by business travel
Bloomberg via San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB is selling the first bond by a Mexican airport operator as it taps into a rebound in business travel to refurbish terminals and refinance debt. The company, known as OMA, may issue as much as 1.5 billion pesos ($129 million) of debt in the local market as soon as tomorrow to yield 60 basis points above the 28-day interbank lending rate, known as TIIE, or about 5.43 percent, according to Interacciones Casa de Bolsa SA, Scotia Capital and Corp. Actinver SAB. More

Atlanta to cooperate with Paris for airport business development
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed a memorandum of understanding with Paris Airports and the Paris Region Development Office/Hubstart Paris to promote their airport areas as locations for business expansion, and to create an international network of airport areas. Paris Region Development Office representative Jean-Claude Detilleux and Paris Airports representative Elisabeth Le Masson signed the agreement with the mayor at Atlanta City Hall. They hope to increase international business exchanges and foreign investments. More

Hawaiian Airlines to Osaka as Japan demand rebounds
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Hawaiian Airlines launched flights to Osaka, expanding service to Japan as U.S. carriers conclude that passenger traffic has recovered from the March 11 quake-tsunami mega-disaster. Hawaiian Airlines began daily service between Kansai International Airport and Honolulu, part of an Asia-focused growth strategy for the carrier that since late 2010 has started flights to Tokyo's Haneda and Seoul's Incheon airports. More

ACC News

Valuable information exchange at third annual ACC/TSA Security Technology Day
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Nearly 140 attendees gathered in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday for the third annual ACC/TSA Security Technology Day. TSA Assistant Administrator, Operational Process and Technology / Chief Technology Officer Robin Kane addressed attendees on current events and the TSA Office of Security Technology (OST) strategic vision before handing the program over to TSA experts from the Passenger Screening Program, Electronic Baggage Screening Program, Cargo and more to provide guidance and field audience questions. Thanks to all who coordinated and participated in this day for making it a successful, informative agency/industry interaction.

ACC webinars
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ACRP Report 38: Understanding Airspace, Objects, and Their Effects on Airports
July 28, 2011 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (repeat)
This webinar will discuss the breadth and organization of airspace protection criteria and processes for airspace protection. Through providing an overview of ACRP Report 38, presenters will review case histories of conflicts between airspace protection and proposed or actual construction of tall objects near airports, how conflicts were resolved, and lessons learned. The webinar will conclude with recommendations for best practices.


Nextgen Air Transportation System: Mechanisms for collaboration and technology transfer could be enhanced to more fully leverage partner agency and industry resources
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing and implementing a broad transformation of the national airspace system known as the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen is a complex undertaking that requires new technologies and supporting infrastructure and involves the activities of several agencies as well as private industry. More

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