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Aug. 13, 2009
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Inspector General Questions Value of Some Airport Stimulus Projects
from The New York Times
A $14.7 million stimulus project to replace an airport on a remote island in Alaska was one of several airport stimulus projects that were questioned in an advisory issued last week by the inspector general of the Transportation Department. The airport averages only 42 flights a month. More

The FAA Response
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Domestic Airport News

Southwest Lands at Logan, Bringing Low Fares Mainstream
from The Wall Street Journal
Next week Southwest Airlines Co. will do something that Herbert Kelleher, its legendary former chief executive, said would never happen: the airline will offer flights at Boston's Logan International Airport. More

Honolulu, Kahului Airports to Get Funding for Inline Baggage Handling Systems
from the Honolulu Advertiser
Honolulu International Airport will receive $24 million and Kahului Airport will receive $7 million for the construction of new inline baggage handling systems to improve explosive detection capabilities, U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today. More

International Airport News

Aviation Crisis? What Crisis? Budget Carriers Flourish Amid Economic Gloom
from The Los Angeles Times
Budget airlines have found a silver lining in the global recession. As travelers pinch pennies and opt for cheaper alternatives, AirAsia, Europe's Ryanair and other low-cost carriers are adding routes and buying new planes to grab a larger slice of global aviation at the expense of their more established rivals. More

New U.S. Security Facilities at Shannon Launched
from The Irish Times
New €21 million facilities became operational yesterday at Shannon airport that will allow U.S. government personnel carry out nuclear and radiation screening of passengers and items. More


ACC News

ACC Addresses Green Airports Conference
Last week in Chicago, ACC Vice President T.J. Schulz briefed aviation sustainability experts during the Airports Going Green Conference about a new airport sustainability resource that will be available this fall. Schulz informed participants about a sustainable aviation resource guide that compiles hundreds of sustainability initiatives that are underway at airports across the country and around the world. The resource guide is being developed by a broad coalition of aviation organizations and experts under the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA). Close to 250 airports, consultants and other participants attended the conference.

Airport Pavement Design & Evaluation Workshop
There is still limited space available to attend ACC Institute Airport Pavement Design & Evaluation, Aug. 24-26, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. This course consists of a combination of lecture discussion and pavement design workshops from airport consultants, FAA representatives and other industry leaders. Participants will need to bring a laptop to complete design workshops and will be provided with a CD-ROM of relevant FAA Advisory Circulars and airfield pavement design tools. The course has been updated to reflect the latest changes to FAA AC 5320-6E (draft) and FAARFIELD, the pavement design software of the FAA. Participants will also have completed 18 Professional Development Hours. More

Airport Pavement Design & Evaluation Workshop
Plan to attend the first ever Business Speed Dating session at this year’s annual conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev. on Nov. 9-11, 2009. Consultants will gain first-hand information about the latest airport products and services through a series of ten minute meetings - a brief window of time, but long enough to form potentially lucrative business relationships. Watch for upcoming emails inviting participants to sign up and schedule private face-to-face interactions during this event. Space is limited and availability is on a first come, first serve basis. More

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Compilation of Noise Programs in Areas Outside DNL 65
from ACRP
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 16: Compilation of Noise Programs in Areas Outside DNL 65 explores alternative actions currently used by airports to address noise outside the DNL (Day-Night Average Noise Level) 65 contour. More

$42 Million More for Airport Explosives Detection
from GSN Magazine
Stimulus money, aka American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, continues to fund new homeland security detection projects. The latest example: $42 million for explosives detection systems at three airports. More

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