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December 5, 2012
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  • Lawsuits challenge border digital information searches
    While courts typically maintain that Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches do not apply at the U.S. border because the country must fight crime and terrorism, a couple of lawsuits are challenging that notion based on searching for information on digital devices. "What we are asking is for a court to rule that the government must have a good reason to believe that someone has engaged in wrongdoing before it is allowed to go through their electronic devices," said Catherine Crump, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer representing plaintiffs in two lawsuits. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • See3 facial-recognition system could add security layer
    The camera and computer that are part of Flight Display Systems' new facial-recognition system, See3, already have Federal Aviation Administration parts manufacturer approval. The technology could become available by the second quarter next year, the company says. AIN Online (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airlines launch fare increases in Fla.
    Air-travel prices have gone up in several Florida markets. United Airlines announced Thursday that prices for one-way tickets to Florida would increase by $10, except for flights that are on sale. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines imposed fare increases on several of their Florida routes soon after. US Airways attempted a $10 increase of one-way airfares on a wider portion of its domestic market, but it reversed the increases Monday on all fares except those for Florida. USA Today (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Over half of travel jobs pay middle-class wages
    According to a U.S. Travel Association report, more than half of all jobs in the travel industry pay at least a middle-class salary, which is between $37,500 and $100,000 a year. The travel industry in the U.S. supports more than 14.4 million jobs. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • National airline policy will strengthen the economy
    Airlines for America and its members have proposed a new national airline policy that would allow U.S. airlines to operate more effectively and contribute more to the economy, writes A4A President and CEO Nicholas Calio. The proposed policy would lower taxes, cut inefficient and unnecessary regulations, support air traffic control modernization, stabilize energy costs and support the industry's global competitiveness. The Hill/Congress blog (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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
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  • Registration now open for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit
    Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. Click here to register! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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