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February 6, 2013
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  • GAO questions data on passenger-sniffing dogs
    It's not clear yet if bomb-sniffing dogs can be used effectively to help screen airline passengers, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says. The Transportation Security Administration has experimented with using the dogs to sniff passengers but hasn't looked at enough data to know if the results are worth the money, the GAO report says, adding that if it proves the dogs are effective, TSA needs to deploy them at high-risk airports. Homeland Security Today (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technology 
  • Airports work to enhance traveler layovers
    Airport upgrades around the world have widened passengers' layover options from being forced to reread old magazines to taking a relaxing dip in a rooftop pool. Delta Air Lines has invested in enhancing technological amenities at its terminals, and has done away with fast-food outlets in favor of high-class restaurants. Incheon Airport in Seoul, Korea, offers an ice-skating rink, while Changi Airport in Singapore offers free gaming rooms and a 24-hour movie theater. CNN (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Airport Ops Spotlight 
  • Airport commissioners approve runway plan for LAX
    The Board of Airport Commissioners supported a plan to move runways at Los Angeles International Airport, including moving one runway 260 feet closer to area homes and businesses. "I know it's a very contentious issue," Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey said. "I am happy with this as a reasonable compromise that balances community needs with the needs of the airport." San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • Lawmakers revisit L.A. helicopter noise bill
    A group of congressmen and senators are working together to ensure that the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act moves forward in Congress. In a statement, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., referred to the noise generated by helicopters in the Hollywood Hills and West Hollywood saying, "The residents in these areas deserve peace and quiet, and if the FAA won't act, Congress must pass this legislation to give residents the relief they need." Hollywood - Toluca Lake (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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
Associate Deputy Airport Director, Hotel DeveloperSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)US - San Francisco
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
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