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Travelers' tech demands create huge opportunity for airports and airlines
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Two new research reports reveal high traveler expectations for travel-related mobile services and present opportunities for airlines and airports to generate ancillary revenue while providing best-in-class customer service. More

Domestic Airport News

United passengers at Newark can now use PreCheck
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Some elite fliers on United Airlines are now able to speed through security at special Transportation Security Administration PreCheck lanes at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Newark joins Chicago O'Hare International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston as airports where qualified United passengers can use the expedited security lanes. More

Las Vegas airport projected among 10 fastest growing in US
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McCarran International Airport will have the eighth greatest expansion in passenger "enplanements" by percentage among major U.S. airports over the next five years, a leading aviation industry consultant says. Mike Boyd, chairman of Boyd Group International, said McCarran would have a 6.3 percent increase through 2017. Projections were released at Boyd's two-day aviation forecast summit attended this week by about 450 people in the airline, airport and aircraft manufacturing industries. More

GOP wants airplane navigation system to take off more quickly
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Republicans in the House criticized the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for delays in the implementation of a new satellite-based airplane navigation system.  The FAA has long planned to switch the U.S. air traffic control system from the radar technology that has been used since World War II to a satellite-based system, called NextGen. More

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport growth faces scrutiny
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A $1.5 billion expansion of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is gaining momentum amid uncertainty about future flying needs and growing scrutiny of the project's impact on surrounding neighborhoods. More

Airports lead AMT bond surge
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After plunging during the financial crisis, the issuance of municipal bonds subject to the alternative minimum tax is slowly rebounding, with airports leading the way. Issuance of long-term bonds subject to the AMT declined to $24.1 billion in 2008 from a recent peak of $37.8 billion in 2007. More

Can airports be green? With solar farm, Chicago argues they can
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Aviation is a carbon intensive industry, with air travel and transport contributing two percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But airports around the world are making significant efforts to reduce their carbon footprints, and Chicago O'Hare International Airport is among the leaders. More

Budget airlines say business is still growing
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The economy may be slowing, but low-cost carriers are still growing, according to several airline executives who spoke at an aviation conference in Dallas. Spirit Airlines, which has expanded service at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to 26 destinations within two years of launching in North Texas, expects to grow by 15 to 20 percent, said chief executive Ben Baldanza. More

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International Airport News

Senators file bill to end luggage rescreening requirements for Canadian bags
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Airline baggage would be able to cross the Canadian-U.S. border with less of a chance of an international incident if a bill from Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is approved. The lawmakers introduced legislation that would ease restrictions for international luggage on flights from Canadian airports that are the equivalent of U.S. airport security. More

Patna airport deadline extended to Oct 31
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The Airports Authority of India (AAI), has extended, yet again, its decision, to re-notify runway length of the Jaiprakash Narain International (JPNI) Airport here to Oct. 31. The decision, taken in view of obstructions in airport vicinity, was earlier supposed to have come into effect from Sept. 20. This is the third time in 37 days, that the AAI had decided to extend the implementation date of its notice to airmen (NOTAM) initially issued on Aug. 4. More

Myanmar seeks partners for airport upgrade
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Expecting an influx of tourists and foreign businesses, Myanmar's government is seeking private-sector partners to jointly develop Mandalay International Airport into a logistics center. Successful bidders for the public-private project will work with domestic authorities to upgrade and operate the airport, which serves Myanmar's second-largest city and is one of three international airports in the country - the other two being in Yangon, the commercial center and largest city, and Naypyitaw, the ready-made capital. More

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ACC welcomes new member
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Can You Take the Heat? Geothermal as an Airport Energy Source
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AS&E's advanced imaging technology contract from TSA could reach $245 million
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TSA has awarded an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to American Science and Engineering Inc., of Billerica, Mass., to deliver an unspecified number of "second generation" Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) screening systems for use at U.S. airports, whose maximum value cannot exceed $245 million. More

Procurement of Airport Development and Planning Contracts
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 16: Procurement of Airport Development and Planning Contracts provides guidance on how to determine which requirements apply to any given procurement process. The report also includes an overview of the consequences for noncompliance with procurement laws or regulations in order to help airports better understand the inherent risks associated with various funding sources. More

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