DeMint blocks Obama pick for FAA chief The Hill Share President Obama's nomination of interim Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta to a full term is being blocked in the Senate by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. Obama nominated Huerta to a full five-year term atop the national aviation agency earlier this year after he took over last year for former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. More
Two planes taking off from National put on collision course with plane trying to land The Washington Post Share The National Transportation Safety Board said that it will investigate an incident at Reagan National Airport in which three commuter jets came within seconds of a midair collision after confused air traffic controllers launched two outbound flights directly at another plane coming in to land, according to federal officials with direct knowledge of the event. More
TSA head at Aspen forum: The shoe still fits The Aspen Times Share The inconveniences and hassles associated with air travel these days - removing shoes and liquids at airport security checkpoints, for example - are here to stay, John Pistole, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, said.More
DuPage Airport in Chicago will be hub for 2012 Ryder Cup St. Charles Patch Share DuPage Airport is preparing to accommodate the 2012 Ryder Cup, a global sporting event taking place Sept. 28-30 at Medinah Country Club in suburban Chicago. The airport expects increased traffic during the event to include Ryder Cup players, among them the most elite golfers from the U.S. and Europe, as well as thousands of spectators and reporters. More
DelDOT awarded federal aviation planning grant DelDOT Share The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was awarded a $148,500 grant by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding from FAA is for Aviation System Planning for Delaware. The grant was solicited by DelDOT's Office of Aeronautics to fund the cost of developing a business plan for the Sussex County Airport near Georgetown, and to develop an economic impact assessment of aviation development statewide. More
Researchers list top 10 airports for spreading disease CNN Share It may not be the coughing, sneezing passenger next to you on your next flight who is spreading disease, it could be the airport you just took off from. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Civil and Environmental Engineering department looked at the 40 largest U.S. airports and figured out which ones would be the most likely to spread a disease in the event of an outbreak in the cities they serve. More
Top IDOT official says third airport will be built Chicago Sun-Times Share Susan Shea has a message to all the opponents and pessimists who don't think the South Suburban Airport ever will be built near Peotone. "To the naysayers, this is it. The FAA would not tell us this is the preferred place. This is where it's going to be," Shea said. "...It's going to be such an economic engine for the community out there, for the state. It is going to happen. It's just a matter of when. It's not a matter anymore of if."More
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Senate panel passes bill to block EU airline law Reuters Share A Senate committee passed a bill authorizing the transportation secretary to bar U.S. airlines from complying with a European Union law that would require them to pay for carbon emissions on flights to and from Europe. The measure approved by the Senate Commerce Committee will be sent to the full Senate for a vote. More
Dubai June airport passenger traffic jumps 16 percent Reuters Share Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport jumped 16.0 percent from a year earlier in June, boosted by an increase in passengers from the wider Middle East, operator Dubai Airports said. The airport, one of the world's busiest, handled 4.71 million passengers in June, up from 4.07 million in June 2011. More
Brisbane Airport ditches IBM for Cisco's UCS ZDNet Share Four years ago, Brisbane Airport Corporation started a virtualization journey that saw it move from 70 servers down to 12 - but it found that it could still improve on this. The company implemented VMware's ESX to achieve its consolidation down to 12 IBM X-series servers. More
BAA loses appeal over enforced Stansted airport sale Reuters Share British airport operator BAA said it intended to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a Competition Commission ruling forcing it to sell London Stansted airport. In the latest stage of a long legal battle, the Court of Appeal upheld the Competition Commission's 2009 ruling that BAA exerted a dominant hold on airports in Scotland and the southeast of England. More
'See Your World' at the 2012 ACC Global Business Summit ACC Share Join us Dec. 3-4 in Washington, D.C. to gain valuable insight into the global aviation market. This conference - designed for airport development experts new to the international aviation sector as well as experienced professionals - will prepare you for entering international projects and provide you with the tools to succeed once there. Session topics will address the current status of global markets, alternative financing, teaming, cultural pitfalls and more.
• ACC Institute Webinar: Doing Business Globally Want a glimpse into what will be discussed at the Global Business Summit without leaving your office? Register to join us Sept. 5, 2012 for this ACC Institute webinar that will provide a condensed primer on entering and successfully conducting business in overseas aviation markets.
ACRP project panelists solicited ACRP Share TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is soliciting nominees to serve on project-oversight panels for new projects being established under the ACRP's fiscal year 2013 program. The ACRP Oversight Committee, the governing board for the program, met on July 15 and 16, 2012, to review and select projects for the fiscal year 2013 program. A list and descriptions of the more than 20 projects that were selected are available online for review. More
Proposed Policy for Residential Through-the-Fence Access FAA Share Access the proposed policy and draft Compliance Guidance Letter explaining how the FAA will implement Section 136 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Section 136 allows general aviation airport sponsors to enter into Residential Through-the-Fence agreements as long as the agreements comply with specific terms and conditions. Comments are requested by Aug. 29, 2012. More
TSA Pre Check hits 2 million mark TSA Share The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the agency has screened more than 2 million travelers through the TSA Pre Check prescreening initiative. TSA Pre Check is currently available for U.S. citizens traveling in the United States who are members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs and select frequent travelers of participating airlines at many of the busiest airports across the country. More