Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

December 26, 2012
Sign upForwardArchiveAdvertise
News for aviation security professionals

  30,000-Foot View 
  • TSA agents handle increased holiday traffic
    The Transportation Security Administration has to screen even more bags during the holidays, when planes carry about 15% more luggage. "All year long we get crazy items that come through the security checkpoints," said Nico Melendez, a TSA spokesman. "The challenge is the number of people coming through the checkpoints and all the stuff they bring." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Why You Should Avoid Toxic Coworkers
A "spillover effect" from work neighbors can boost our productivity—or jeopardize our employment. Learn more through research from Kellogg School of Management Professor Dylan Minor.
  Security Update 
  Trends & Technology 
  • IFE, meet the tablet
    IPads -- and tablets in general -- may very well be the next big thing when it comes to in-flight entertainment. OpenSkies airline, El Al Airlines and American Airlines distribute tablets on some flights so travelers can enjoy on-demand programming. Other airlines are leveraging Wi-Fi technology to let customers stream content on their own mobile devices. USA Today (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Airport Ops Spotlight 
  • Art matters at Atlanta airport
    The Mammatus sculpture at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is an example of how travel hubs are embracing art, Jenny Jarvie writes. Atlanta's international terminal has received more than $5 million worth of art during 2012, and the airport plans a $4.3 million underground virtual forest that links concourses. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chicago officials continue to examine Midway lease possibilities
    City officials are exploring possible lease structures as a deadline to keep Chicago's Midway Airport qualified for a Federal Aviation Administration pilot program approaches. "I am exploring all options on behalf of taxpayers, and I have made it clear I will only consider moving forward if certain conditions and criteria are met," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement. The leasing plan has won approval from Southwest Airlines, and officials anticipate qualified bidders in early 2013. Reuters (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Construction Manager/Assitant DirectorGrand Junction Regional AirportUS - Grand Junction, Colorado
Civil EngineerMetropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityWashington, DC
Director ofHuman ResourcesReno-Tahoe Airport AuthorityReno, NV
Airport Operations ManagerCity of Battle CreekBattle Creek, MI
Project Director - Senior Airport ArchitectHillsborough County Aviation AuthorityTampa, FL
FirefighterFlathead Municipal Airport AuthorityKalispell, MT
Airport Operations AgentCity of Kansas City, Missouri Aviation DepartmentKansas City, MO
Click here to view more job listings.

Never get so fascinated by the extraordinary that you forget the ordinary."
--Magdalen Nabb,
British author

LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format | Web version | Search past news | Archive | Privacy policy

Associate Publisher:  Jim Eubanks (202) 407-7822
Job Board:  Jackie Basso (202) 407-7871
A powerful website for SmartBrief readers including:
 Recent AAAE Security SmartBrief Issues:   Lead Editor:  Angela Giroux-Scheide
Contributing Editor:  Nancy Bennett
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2013 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information