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Airport Consulting Weekly
Nov. 11, 2010
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Aviation bill to be a priority for House Republican
The Wall Street Journal    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Florida Republican in line to take over the House Transportation Committee said his first priority next year will be to pass a long-delayed bill to finance an overhaul of the nation's aging air-traffic navigation system. More

Domestic Airport News

FAA redesign of NJ, NY airspace will send hundreds more flights over NJ
The Star-Ledger    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Under pressure to address delays and relieve congested skies, the FAA is planning a redesign of the region's airspace that would send hundreds of flights a day from John F. Kennedy International Airport over North and Central Jersey. More

Fliers wax nostalgic about golden age of air travel
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Some of the airlines' busiest days of the year -- before and after Thanksgiving -- are just around the corner. About 24 million people will head to an airport this year to catch a flight, the nation's airline industry trade group, the Air Transport Association, estimates. And as in every year, many of them will gripe. Whether it's fees, crowded planes, no food or surly service, people will complain about the current state of air travel. More

Delays at New York airports aren't improving, US says
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Flights through New York's three major airports are delayed or canceled more often than anywhere else in the nation, and the government's efforts to correct the problem have so far come up short, the federal Transportation Department said. More

Clear relaunches at Orlando, Fla., airport
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The Clear program, which enables travelers to bypass security checkpoints, reopened at Orlando International Airport Nov. 9. The biometric-based registered airport security traveler program supposed to debut Oct. 28 at Denver International Airport, but it was delayed a week and Orlando became the first airport to use the system, said Clear spokesman Gareth Edmondson-Jones. The New York City-based company lets its members speed through security in their own designated lanes. More

New hand search security technique arrives at Sacramento, Calif., airport
The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some passengers at Sacramento International Airport will find security employees more hands-on this holiday season. Federal security officers have replaced the traditional patdown hand search with a new slide-down search that officials say is more effective in finding hidden objects. More

International Airport News

EU mulls blacklisting airports that aren't secure
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EU interior ministers established a panel to review a proposed plan to tighten air cargo security that would include blacklisting high-risk airports that are deemed to have inadequate security measures. More

Navi Mumbai airport may get the nod
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The union environment and forests ministry is likely to clear the Navi Mumbai airport project with the ministry's expert appraisal committee (EAC) giving it a go-ahead, officials said. More

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World airports body moving to Montreal from Geneva
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The international body that represents world airport authorities is moving its headquarters to Montreal from Geneva. Airports Council International (ACI) said it's making the move to be closer to the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN agency that oversees world air travel. More

ACC News

Comment period extended on TSA Draft Technical Specification
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At the request of ACC and other industry stakeholders, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the comment period to submit comments from interested vendors, consultants and end users on their Draft Technical Specifications and Draft Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) for the TSA Aviation Channeling Services Provider (ACSP) Solicitation. In a letter submitted to TSA on Nov. 4, ACC urged TSA to extend its comment period because the initial 7-day time period was not enough to thoroughly review the documents and offer meaningful comments. "A cursory review of the technical specification identifies a number of problems and potential pitfalls that could compromise the success of the overall solicitation," the letter states. ACC will submit more comprehensive comments this week. More


FAA proposes safety management systems for airlines
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In a continuing effort to take the U.S. aviation system to the next level of safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to require safety management systems (SMS) for most commercial airlines. More

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