Automatic cuts would hurt air traffic, industry says Bloomberg Share Automatic U.S. government-spending cuts scheduled to take effect next year could reduce airline traffic by as much as 10 percent or impose crippling delays for decades, according to a study commissioned by industry groups.More
Could the new air traffic control system be hacked? NPR Share The Federal Aviation Administration is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar upgrade of the nation's air traffic control system. The new system is called the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. It will be highly automated. It will rely on GPS instead of radar to locate planes, and it is designed to allow air traffic controllers and pilots to pack more planes, helicopters and eventually drones into our skies. More
Frustrations of air travel push passengers to Amtrak The New York Times Share Long a punch line for harried Northeast travelers, Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston, and this summer its trains are packed. A decade ago, Delta and US Airways shuttles were the preferred mode of travel between the cities. But high fares, slow airport security and frequent flight delays - along with Amtrak's high-speed Acela trains, online ticketing and workstation amenities - have eaten away at the airlines' share of passengers. More
FAA documents raise questions about safety of drones in US airspace Wired Share Under pressure to open the nation's skies to drone flights, federal regulators are relying on decades of aviation rules that imagined a human being in the cockpit - not an onslaught of remotely piloted aircraft - prompting questions about whether federal flight rules for drones are strong enough to prevent accidents and midair collisions, recently released documents show. More
Jet skier breaches $100 million security system at New York's Kennedy airport Reuters Share A man who swam ashore and walked undetected into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport over the weekend has prompted an investigation into why the approximately $100 million security system was breachable. "We have called for an expedited review of the incident and a complete investigation," said Anthony Hayes, speaking for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. More
DFW Airport launching nearly $1 billion of refundings Bond Buyer Share Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport has begun a series of refundings that is expected to total nearly $1 billion. This week's $290 million deal follows a $475 million new-money issue in July that was the second for the airport's $2 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program, or TRIP. More
Crews start airport runway work early KELOLAND TV Share Many of us have heard of city workers working overnight to fix roads, but what about airport workers? If you take a drive by the Sioux Falls Regional Airport don't be surprised if you see bright lights and construction workers. More
FAA adds new twist to airport contract snarl Atlanta Journal-Constitution Share A standoff between the Federal Aviation Administration and Georgia's Department of Transportation throws another wrench into a massive reshuffling of lucrative restaurant contracts at the world's busiest airport. More
Vinton County Airport in Ohio receives $240,000 for pavement WSAZ-TV Share The Vinton County Airport will soon receive a facelift. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the airport has been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration to rehabilitate the apron pavement. The apron is the part of the airport where planes are parked, boarded and refueled. More
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London 2012: Airports handle Olympic Games exodus BBC News Share Thousands of athletes, officials and spectators left London after the Olympic Games came to an end. Heathrow airport said about 116,000 passengers in total left, and a Games terminal, resembling a London park, saw about 8,000 athletes depart. About 70,000 passengers in total, including 220 Chinese athletes, departed from Gatwick airport. More
New Berlin airport likely to be delayed again Reuters Share Berlin looks set to postpone the opening of its long-delayed new airport for a third time, shareholders in the project told Reuters, dealing another blow to a flagship project that has embarrassed the German capital. More
Delhi Airport Express resumption date unclear NY Daily News Share Reliance Infrastructure, which operates Delhi Metro's Airport Express line, refused to indicate a time-frame for completing repairs that would enable resuming stalled services on the premier line. "We are currently carrying out the modalities of repair work. There are 2,000 bearings to be repaired and each bearing has unique design feature and repair requirements," Lalit Jalan, CEO Reliance Infrastructure, said during a conference call. More
'See Your World' at the 2012 ACC Global Business Summit ACC Share Join us Dec. 3-4 in Washington, DC 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.
Compilation of State Airport Authorizing Legislation ACRP Share TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 15: Compilation of State Airport Authorizing Legislation presents information pertaining to each state's airport-specific legislation, including laws establishing, developing, operating, expanding, and funding airports. More