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March 7, 2013
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  • Airport managers ticked over scanner removals
    The Transportation Security Administration's decision to remove L3 Millimeter Wave body scanners from smaller airports in order to relocate them to larger airports has a few airport officials outraged. "We think it's silly to have installed the thing and then come back nine months later and take it out," said Greg Haug, manager at Bismarck airport in North Dakota. The TSA says it needs the scanners to replace other ones that were not updated on time to reflect privacy regulations. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)/The Associated Press (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Homeland Security predicts 25% will qualify for expedited screening
    The Department of Homeland Security expects 25% of passengers will qualify for expedited screening by the end of 2013. The expedited programs include PreCheck from the Transportation Security Administration, as well as other "trusted traveler" programs. "In the coming months, TSA will work to develop additional programs that expand risk-based security initiatives to additional populations," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Air Transport World (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Groups want TSA to rethink knife policy
    As a result of the Transportation Security Administration's decision to ease up on pocketknife restrictions, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association along with a union representing about 90,000 flight attendants say they will ask the TSA to reconsider the policy. On Tuesday, TSA Administrator John Pistole said that small pocketknives and some sporting equipment -- banned after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 -- will be allowed on U.S. planes as of April 25. CNN (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Boeing welcomes due diligence on 787 plan, exec says
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he still has some questions for Boeing before he will approve a fix for the 787 battery issues. "The due diligence of our regulators is expected and welcome, and has made air travel the safest form of transportation," said Ray Conner, head of Boeing's commercial airplane unit. The Wall Street Journal (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA sends letters to airports affected by planned tower closures
    The Federal Aviation Administration is sending letters to airports with planned tower closures due to federal budget cuts. The FAA will allow airports to appeal closures if they would have national effects on air transportation. "Negative impact on the national interest is the only criterion the FAA will use," the letters read. "The FAA is unable to consider local community impact." CNN (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Aviation Program ManagerThe Corradino GroupUS - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
OPERATIONS SPECIALISTFort Wayne-Allen County Airport AuthorityUS - IN - Fort Wayne
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
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
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  • 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, 2013 to receive the discounted early-bird rate! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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