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February 1, 2013
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  • At TSA checkpoints, manners matter
    Security officers at Newark Liberty International Airport received training from the Transportation Security Administration on checkpoint etiquette. "If we don’t have the chaos at the checkpoint, then the officers who are working there can see if there is a threat," said Jim Greuter, a lead TSA screening teacher. New Jersey Online (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA plan to use bomb-sniffing dogs is questioned
    The Government Accountability Office has released a report questioning the effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration's plan to add bomb-sniffing dogs to its passenger-screening program. The report highlights repeated failure by canine teams to undergo the required four hours of training every four weeks and a lack of monitoring of the dogs' effectiveness. "TSA has not deployed passenger-screening canines -- trained to identify and track explosives odor on a person -- consistent with its risk-based approach, and did not determine (the canine) teams' effectiveness prior to deployment," the GAO report said. USA Today (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Forecast: Global passenger traffic to rise by 4.5% in 2013
    The International Air Transport Association forecasts 4.5% growth in global airlines' passenger traffic for 2013. "2013 will not be a banner year for profitability, but we should see some improvement on 2012," IATA CEO Tony Tyler said in a statement. Reuters (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • JetBlue will begin code sharing, possibly this year, CEO says
    JetBlue Airways plans to code share with major carriers for the first time in its history, although it has entered interline alliances with mostly foreign airlines. "We are charting unknown territory," said CEO Dave Barger. "It's likely that two-way code share will be part of our landscape as we move into 2013 and 2014." Bloomberg Businessweek (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Airport Specialist IV (Security)Grand Junction Regional AirportGrand Junction, CO
Director of MaintenanceMemphis-Shelby County Airport AuthorityMemphis, TN
Sr. Maintenance Manager, Electrical & Electronic SystemsPort of SeattleSeattle, WA
Airport Operations TechnicianCity of Minot, Minot International AirportMinot, ND
Assistant Airport Operations ManagerDelaware River & Bay AuthorityDover, DE
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
Associate Deputy Airport Director, Hotel DeveloperSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)US - San Francisco
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