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October 22, 2009
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Despite Downturn in Traffic, Los Angeles Plans $1.3 Billion Airport Overhaul
from The New York Times
Airport traffic is down, airlines are consolidating routes and Southern California's business and tourism economy is reeling from the recession. But city officials cast a vote of confidence in the future of Los Angeles International Airport, awarding contracts for a major overhaul of the airport's international travel facilities, including adding more than one million square feet of terminal space. More
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Domestic Airport News

Big Aviation Players Take on Small Airports Over Money, Putting Ohio Operations in Jeopardy
from The Columbus Dispatch
The private airports and rural airfields that dot Ohio don't seem as though they should be threatening to the big airlines that fly most of us to vacations and business meetings. But tough financial times have heightened tensions between the two groups over federal legislation that's off most peoples' radar.  More
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FAA: Airport-Delta Lease Deal 'Potentially Anticompetitive'
from Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Federal Aviation Administration has signaled to Atlanta city leaders that a new tentative airport lease agreement with Delta Air Lines Inc. contains what it calls "potentially anticompetitive provisions."  More
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Gays and Lesbians in Aviation Group Formed
from ACC
A new group has formed to support gays and lesbians in the airport industry. The Gays and Lesbians in Aviation (GALA) aims to serve as a networking group for gay and lesbian aviation professionals from airports, consulting firms, airlines, other businesses and organizations in airport development. Prominent leaders including Elaine Roberts (Port Columbus International Airport), John Martin (San Francisco International Airport) and Evan Futterman (Futterman Consulting) are founding members of the organization. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please e-mail us at  More
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    International Airport News

    BAA Sells Gatwick Airport to GIP for $2.5 Billion
    from Bloomberg
    BAA Ltd., the owner of London's Heathrow airport, agreed to sell the U.K. capital's Gatwick terminal to Global Infrastructure Partners for 1.51 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) under pressure from antitrust regulators.  More
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    HK Airport Passenger Traffic Drops 3.5 Percent
    from Manila Bulletin
    Passenger throughput at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reached 3.5 million passenger trips in Sept. 2009, 3.5 percent below the same period in 2008. Cargo throughput also dropped 4.3 percent year on year to 304,000 tons, while air traffic movements recorded a decline of 8 percent to 22,570. Declines in air traffic volumes have continued to narrow over the last three months.  More
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    Birmingham Airport Could be Viable Alternative to Heathrow Third Runway
    from The Daily Mail
    Birmingham Airport has put itself forward as a viable alternative to the construction of the controversial third runway at Heathrow. The Midlands airport claims it could take the pressure off Heathrow expansion by accommodating another nine million passengers with relative ease.  More
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    ACC News

    Workshop Focuses on Critical NEPA Issues
    from ACC
    The Dec. 9-10 ACI/ACC/FAA NEPA Workshop in Kansas City, Mo., will feature comprehensive instruction and interactive workshops on key issues that repeatedly trip up the NEPA review process. This workshop features the participation of FAA decision makers who will discuss what they look for when approving environmental reviews. Topics to be discussed include cumulative impacts, air quality issues, indirect effects and emerging trends. This workshop takes place in conjunction with the ACI/ACC/FAA Airport Planning Redefined Course which will be held on Dec. 7-9. ACC is currently seeking AICP accreditation for both events.  More
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    ACC Welcomes New Member
    from ACC
    Barich, Inc.
    Barich, Inc. joins ACC as an Associate Member. Barich is an Information Technology Corporation pioneering key industry research and advancements within the air transportation industry, such as common use technologies. Many airports struggle with how to maximize use and return on investment of these technologies. Barich, Inc. understands airports and is dedicated to providing program and project management, and infrastructure design solutions that resolve these issues and further the mission of their clients.
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       Product Showcase: ADB Airfield Solutions

    The next generation of LED airfield lights has arrived! ETL-Certified LED products, such as Runway Centerline Lights, Touchdown Zone Lights, in-pavement and elevated Runway Guard Lights, and FAA L-858 Signs are available from ADB Airfield Solutions. Answers to application and specification questions regarding these exciting new technologies can be found here.


    Airport Disability Compliance Program Training
    from ACC
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Civil Rights is accepting registrations for a free Airport Disability Compliance fall training program.  The training program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in San Diego and will cover compliance program updates, regulations and advisory circulars, and case scenario discussions.  Registrations are due by Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.  More
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    FAA Updates Advisory Circulars
    from FAA
    The Federal Aviation Administration announced that updates have been made to the following Advisory Circulars: AC 150/5220-24, Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment; AC 150/5320-6E, Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation; AC 150/5380-9, Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring Airfield Pavement Roughness; and Updated Errata Sheet for 150/5340-30D, Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids.   More
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