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Sept. 1, 2011
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Obama urges Congress to act on highway, FAA measures
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President Barack Obama put another item on the to-do list for Congress, calling on lawmakers in a Rose Garden appearance to quickly pass two transportation measures set to expire. Flanked by four workers he said would be out of work without the reauthorization, Obama urged lawmakers not to let politics get in the way of passing the Surface Transportation Bill or the Federal Aviation Administration act. More

Domestic Airport News

Air travel changed forever by Sept. 11
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Travel, says frequent flier William Rodgers, has become a "mind-numbing" experience in the decade since Sept. 11, 2001. Rodgers, a Wichita, Kan.-based businessman, says he particularly dislikes the slow airport security lines, body pat-downs, machines that scan his body and "inconsistencies" in security requirements that seem to vary from airport to airport. More

Rio Vista, Calif., airport struggles in sagging economy
Contra Costa Times via San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small hobby airports in Rio Vista and Byron are looking for ways to stay aloft financially as they navigate headwinds brought on by the sagging economy and competition from municipal airports that are closer to urban centers and feature more amenities. More

National Airport Minority Advisory Council names new executive director
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The Airport Minority Advisory Council announced the selection of Shelby Scales as its new executive director. Scales most recently served as the Small Business Program Officer for Raleigh Durham International Airport, the nation's 38th largest airport. More

$21 million Grand Forks, ND, airport terminal opens
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The new airport terminal in Grand Forks, N.D., has opened for business, after 10 years of planning and two years of construction. The $21 million terminal replaces one that was nearly half a century old and had undergone four renovation projects through the years. The 52,000-square-foot terminal is double the size of the old one. It's named for longtime former U.S. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan. More

San Francisco airport sells $355 million in refinancing wave
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San Francisco International Airport, the ninth busiest in the U.S., sold $354.6 million of tax-exempt and taxable refunding debt as issuers take advantage of lower rates to grab savings. Refinancing deals this year total about $25 billion. That amount doesn't include refundings in combination with new issues. Borrowers are looking to lower debt-service costs by locking in cheaper rates, Chris Mier, a managing director at Loop Capital Markets LLC in Chicago, said in a telephone interview. More

International Airport News

Brazilian airline ordered to reforest area near airport to compensate for jet pollution
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A court has ordered Brazil's second-largest airline to plant trees near Sao Paulo's international airport to compensate for pollution caused by its passenger jets. The Sao Paulo State Court of Justice says in a statement that Gol Lineas Aereas Intelligentes S.A. must reforest an area whose size has not yet been determined to compensate for pollution generated by departing and landing aircraft at the airport, located next to the city of Guarulhos. More

Paris airport tests virtual airline staff
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Passengers flying out of Orly airport were greeted by the unusual sight of holograms as they embarked on their flight. The innovative measure is designed to improve customer service. The French airport is the third of its kind to have implemented the system after the U.K.'s Luton and Manchester airports. More

Controversial airport is planned for Costa Rica
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In a region of Costa Rica that harbors 3 percent of the world's known biodiversity, a proposed international airport is eliciting concern about ecological consequences and potential damage to an existing and exemplary network of ecotourism lodges. More

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FAA approves production of Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt announced that the FAA has approved production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. At an event at Boeing's facility in Everett, Wash., Administrator Babbitt presented Boeing executives with two certificates for the design and production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Rolls-Royce engines. More

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