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Airport Consulting Weekly
Aug. 19, 2010
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Airlines have rebounded, but airports still mired in slump
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While airlines have navigated back to profitability, airports continue to suffer from the effects of the recession, and their struggle to find revenue is increasingly putting them at odds with the carriers they serve. More

Domestic Airport News

Airport gets $1.3 million for improvements
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Coastal Carolina Regional Airport has received a more than $1.3 million federal grant for improvements and future development. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration, will pay 95 percent of the costs for three runway projects and land acquisition, according to grant documents. The Craven County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the grant. More

John Pistole discusses new role as Transportation Security Administration chief
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Good name for a lawman. Conjures up images of Wyatt Earp and Matt Dillon.  But this Pistole is no gunslinger, though the 26-year FBI veteran probably knows how to handle one well. In his new role as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, Pistole runs an agency best known to the public for its airport baggage screeners. Agency workers don't tote guns, but Pistole has been thinking about a plan that would create a new contingent of TSA law enforcement officers. More

The war of the codependents
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All of this bickering and battling between airlines and airports over taxes, funding and other money schemes reminds me of the warfare my brother and I engaged in when we were kids. More

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Counting new stimulus jobs at Atlanta airport a challenge
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The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration says stimulus money for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will put "a lot of people" back to work, but it's tough to nail down just how many jobs will be created. More

New baggage screening gets test in San Jose, Calif.
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Later this month, the Transportation Security Administration will begin a formal testing period for a new baggage screening system at Mineta San Jose International Airport. The state-of-the-art baggage-screening system, made by Morpho Detection, could be rolled out to airports across the U.S. if the machines perform well. More

US Airways ramps up schedule at LaGuardia
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US Airways is beefing up its flight schedule at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The move comes after federal regulators rejected a proposed "slot swap" that essentially would have allowed US Airways to swap its landing rights at LaGuardia to Delta in exchange for Delta's landing rights at Washington National. Regulators countered with conditions that Delta and US Airways found unacceptable, and they scrapped the deal. More

International Airport News

'Navi Mumbai site suitable for airport'
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Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh's repeated 'no' to the Navi Mumbai site for a new airport on the grounds that the project involves diversion of rivers, hacking of mangroves and flattening of hillocks, has drawn sharp criticism from the state administration. The planners in Mantralaya are shocked over Ramesh's adverse comments on site selection even as the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF)-affiliated committee of experts is conducting a third-party investigation into site's environmental feasibility. More

HK airport's passenger volume set new record in July
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Hong Kong International Airport saw its passenger volume grow 17.5 percent year on year in July, to a new monthly high of 4.7 million, sources reported. Pursuant to the report, passengers to or from mainland China and South East Asia contributed the main increase in last month, while the overall visitor number increase 29 percent year on year. More

Melbourne Airport seeks to sell at least A$200 million of six-year bonds
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Australia Pacific Airports Melbourne Pty Ltd., the owner and operator of Melbourne Airport, plans to sell at least A$200 million ($179 million) of six-year bonds. The A- rated company’s notes may be priced to yield about 190 basis points more than the swap rate, according to an e-mailed statement from Westpac Banking Corp., which is managing the sale with Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. More

Heathrow airport the worst in Europe for tax-free discounts
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London's Heathrow airport offers the worst tax-free discounts in Europe, according to a survey by shopping comparison website Kelkoo. More than half of UK consumers believe tax-free airport stores offer average savings of 20 percent or more compared with recommended retail prices on the high street. More

ACC News

Airports GIS workshop venue changed due to popular demand
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Due to high demand, the August 25-26 ACC/FAA Airports GIS Workshop will move a short distance to the Holiday Inn National Airport in Arlington, Va. This workshop will provide an overview of the FAA Airports GIS program and pertinent requirements. Participants will learn about the real-world application of the GIS requirements through lectures, interactive discussions and by following case study projects. Registered attendees have the choice of moving their room reservation to the Holiday Inn, or stay at the Crowne Plaza and take a shuttle to the new facility. More

ACC committee receives briefing on solar equipment at airports
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The members of the ACC Sustainability Committee received an overview on the latest trends in solar applications at airports and potential funding sources during a committee conference call held on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Steve Barrett with Harris Miller Miller and Hanson said that a report will be released by the Federal Aviation Administration along with some additional guidance on this topic. To learn about new airport trends and applications join an ACC committee! More

ACC visits member firms
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Two member firms were visited by ACC President Paula Hochstetler during the past month. Discussions concerning company ownership, teaming, project delivery, globalization, services demand and other industry trends were held with representatives of Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. and The LPA GROUP Transportation Consultants, a unit of Michael Baker Corporation. The evolution of ACC's services and offerings weigh heavily on survey input, conversations and face-to-face meetings with the membership and other industry stakeholders. More


FAA announces $9.2 million in Recovery Act Projects for Atlanta
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration announced more than $9 million in upgrades funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that will make flights at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport safer, more efficient and more reliable. More

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