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March 1, 2013
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  • Airport officials plan for cuts from sequester
    Airport officials are planning for budget cuts from the sequester. "While the safety of air travelers will never be compromised, we will continue as always to work collaboratively with our federal partners to keep the impacts on our travelers at a minimum," said Victoria Lupica, spokeswoman for Philadelphia International Airport. USA Today/Today in the Sky blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA eyes plan to let fliers apply directly for PreCheck
    Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole says the organization is hoping to let fliers apply for the PreCheck program directly -- instead of requiring them to enroll in the Customs and Border Protection trusted-traveler program -- by the end of this year. He said TSA is also evaluating a plan to let fliers pay private vendors to approve them as trusted travelers. FierceHomelandSecurity (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Western-built jets show record safety performance in 2012, IATA says
    In 2012, the accident rate for Western-built jets totaled .20, or one hull loss per 5 million flights. "The industry’s 2012 record safety performance was the best in history," International Air Transport Association Director General and CEO Tony Tyler said in a statement. "Each day approximately 100,000 flights arrive safely at their destination." Air Transport World (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The next generation of airports really takes off
    Take a look at some ultra-modern airport designs, including London's Thames Estuary Airport Concept and Denver International Airport. Other modern airports featured are Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Kuwait International Airport. Wired.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • JetBlue discusses "sharklet" retrofit for fleet with Airbus
    JetBlue Airways is in discussions with Airbus over retrofitting most of its aircraft fleet with "sharklet" wingtips. The sharklets reduce fuel burn to improve the efficiency of aircraft. JetBlue estimates the carrier could save up to $350,000 a year in fuel costs for each aircraft equipped with sharklets. Aviation Daily (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Aviation Program ManagerThe Corradino GroupUS - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
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
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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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