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January 9, 2013
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  • TSA seeks private security for Calif., Fla. airports
    On Jan. 23, the Transportation Security Administration expects to issue a request for proposals for private security firms to provide security screening at Sacramento International Airport, Orlando-Sanford International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The Sacramento and Orlando airports are new to TSA's Screening Partnership Program, which lets private firms perform screening. Homeland Security Today (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • In 2012, fewer Utah passengers boarding with firearms
    The Transportation Security Administration says it recovered 24 firearms in Utah last year, down from the 27 found in 2011. At Salt Lake City International Airport, TSA agents found 20 weapons in 2012, down from 26 the year before. "While one firearm at the checkpoint is one too many, we are pleased that the numbers in Utah are trending in the right direction and we are seeing fewer firearms in passengers’ carry-on bags," said Vera Adams, TSA's Federal Security Director for Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Report: U.S. airlines will face drop in traffic for 2013
    An aviation consulting firm predicts traffic in the U.S. air transportation system will drop by up to 2% in 2013. The forecast is less optimistic than the official outlook from the Federal Aviation Administration. "Airline traffic can no longer be forecast simply with mathematical formulas based on metrics such as GDP, inflation, buying power and the like," said Michael Boyd, chairman of the Boyd Group. The Denver Post (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Airport Ops Spotlight 
  • Salt Lake City airport has most on-time flights
    FlightStats has recognized Salt Lake City International Airport as the most on-time airport in North America in 2012 with 89.21% of flights taking off on time. It is the second year in a row that the airport has taken the honor. The other most on-time hubs were Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Minneapolis; and Memphis, Tenn. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • Boeing faces 2 issues with 787 Dreamliners
    Boeing has faced issues with two 787 Dreamliners twice this week. On Monday, an empty 787 filled with smoke after passengers disembarked. On Tuesday, a 787 taxiing to the runway spilled around 40 gallons of fuel. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating both incidents. CBS News (1/8), The Wall Street Journal (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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