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March 12, 2013
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  • Inert explosives in checked baggage alarm screeners at IND
    Security screeners at Indianapolis International Airport discovered a suicide vest and packages of explosive powder in checked baggage last week, the Transportation Security Administration said. The items turned out to be inert training devices and were being transported by an explosives trainer, the agency noted on its blog. Government Security News (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA chief sticks to policy change allowing knives on planes
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration is defending his decision to allow passengers to carry small knives aboard planes despite opposition from airline executives, pilots and flight attendants unions and lawmakers. TSA Administrator John Pistole will give testimony on the change to the House Homeland Security Committee this week. "Additional discussion is warranted before items that have been banned for more than 11 years are allowed back on aircraft," said industry group Airlines for America in a statement. CNN (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Credit card issuers beef up airport lounge benefits
    Premium credit card issuers such as American Express are opening airport lounges alongside airlines as they compete fiercely for the business of travelers willing to pay annual fees for perks, this article says. The Centurion Lounge at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is available free of charge to American Express Centurion Card holders, and the company plans to open more such lounges in the U.S. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Aviation Program ManagerThe Corradino GroupUS - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Airport Operations OfficerCity of WillistonWilliston, ND
Manager of Financial Services - Shreveport Airport AuthorityShreveport Airport AuthorityShreveport, LA
Assistant Director of Aviation for Finance and AdministrationColorado Springs Airport (COS)Colorado Springs, CO
Manager of Airport SecurityThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseyNew York, NY
OPERATIONS SPECIALISTFort Wayne-Allen County Airport AuthorityUS - IN - Fort Wayne
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
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  AAAE News 
  • Registration now open for AAAE Credentialing & Access Control Conference
    The American Association of Airport Executives, in cooperation with San Diego International Airport, is pleased to present the AAAE Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference on April 24 and 25 in San Diego. This day-and-a-half conference will focus exclusively on credentialing and access control issues in the airport environment and will review best practices and solutions to meet today's existing requirements as well as look ahead at evolving federal regulations and what may lie ahead for airports. Click here to register by March 15 to receive the discounted early-bird rate! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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