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Airport Consulting Weekly
Oct. 13, 2011
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Airline industry seeks less hassle for passengers
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The airline industry presented a model of its vision for the future of check-in security, including high-tech color-coded scanning corridors and what they said was the use of risk assessment techniques to ease the burden of airport security for the common traveler. Airline passengers will get to keep their shoes on and their bags in their hand - toothpaste, nail clippers, laptops and all - as they pass through the "checkpoint of the future." More

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Dems battle GOP over cuts to new FAA air traffic control system
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Advocates for a Federal Aviation Administration plan to implement a satellite-based air traffic control system argued against GOP cuts to the program. The FAA has proposed implementing its new navigation system to replace World War II-era radar technology in control towers by 2014 at the busiest airports, at a cost of about $22 billion. More

More Delta flight cuts from Memphis coming, website says
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Delta Air Lines Inc. is apparently following through with flight cuts at Memphis International Airport. The Atlanta-based airline will be dropping seven destinations and reducing service to six more, effective Jan. 4, according to the industry website More

Lawmakers criticize proposed taxes on flight takeoffs
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More than 100 House members have signed a letter to the leaders of Congress and the deficit supercommittee to bolster the airline industry's opposition to President Obama's proposal to increase taxes on flights to reduce the federal deficit. Obama has called for a per-takeoff fee on flights that could run as high as $100 as part of the deficit-reduction suggestions he made recently to the supercommittee. More

Seeds planted for aerotropolis around Denver International Airport
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It's not easy for a politician when the key economic idea of a campaign is something people don't understand or can't even spell. But that didn't hurt Michael Hancock, who in July won the Denver mayoral election and now is trying to educate the region about the importance of creating an aerotropolis around the Denver International Airport. More

Airport News

Court stops night flights at Frankfurt airport
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A German court has banned night flights at Frankfurt airport after complaints from residents, dealing a blow to cargo and passenger operations as Germany's largest airport prepares to open a new runway. The administrative supreme court of Hesse said the ban would start on Oct. 30 with the new winter flight schedule, drawing consternation from German airlines at the lack of time in which to alter internationally agreed flight schedules. More

Thailand beefs up airport flood defenses
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Thailand has bolstered flood defenses at Bangkok's main airport and other areas as it works to shield the city of 12 million people from the worst inundation in decades, officials said. Flood protection walls have been raised to a height of up to 11.5 feet at Suvarnabhumi, the country's main air hub, Airports of Thailand (AOT) acting director Somchai Sawasdipol told AFP. More

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Visit ACC, booth 219 at the ACI-NA Annual Conference in San Diego
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If you are headed to San Diego for the 2011 ACI-NA Annual Conference in San Diego, stop by the ACC booth #219 and check out the latest information on upcoming ACC events like the Global Business Summit, NEPA/Planning Course, Airport Wildlife Workshop and the 33rd Annual Conference & Exposition in Palm Springs. Now is also a great time to express your interest in joining one of the ACC committees, which are currently identifying their goals for 2012. Talk with us about how ACC can help your firm achieve excellence in airport development.


Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA has made some progress in implementation, but delays threaten to impact costs and benefits
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This testimony discusses the current progress toward implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen will impact nearly every aspect of air transportation and will transform the way in which the air transportation system operates. More

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