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January 8, 2013
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  • TSA tests "managed inclusion" screening program at some airports
    The Transportation Security Administration is testing a new behavioral screening method in select airports including Indianapolis International Airport. The "managed inclusion" program has TSA personnel observing passengers in queues for eligibility to use the airport's PreCheck lanes. "As you are in the queue, behavior detection officers will be observing you, and if they feel that there is nothing that alarms them, you might be asked to come out of the queue, and invited to go through the PreCheck lane," said David Castelveter, a spokesman for the TSA. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/On the Road (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA recovers inert bazooka round in bag at O'Hare
    During the week of Dec. 31, the Transportation Security Administration recovered an inactive World War II–era bazooka round in a checked bag at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. That same week, the TSA found five inert/novelty grenades at four different airports: Denver International Airport, Tri-cities Regional Airport in Tenn., Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif., and Manhattan Regional Airport in Manhattan, Kan. Government Security News (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • ARC says air-ticket sales by travel agents rose in 2012
    Ticket sales by travel agents during the first 11 months of 2012 reached a total of $79.8 billion, compared with $77.2 billion during the same period in 2011, Airlines Reporting Corp. reports. The consolidated dollar value of tickets sold by agents rose 3.35% year-over-year from figures in 2011. "The number of transactions for international flights shows a bit of a stronger performance year-over-year in comparison to U.S. domestic travel," said Chuck Thackston of ARC. TravelAge West (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • U.S. Travel: "Fiscal cliff" deal only delayed government budget cuts
    An impending round of government spending cuts included in the "fiscal cliff" was not averted by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, but delayed for two months, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said in a message to members. The cuts could have a severe effect on operations of government agencies related to travel, such as the departments of Transportation, Homeland Security and State. "We are primarily concerned about the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration to manage increased travel loads on a reduced budget," Dow said. TravelPulse (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA approves installation of Garmin avionics on Piper turboprops
    The Federal Aviation Administration granted a supplemental type certificate to Phoenix-based Cutter Aviation to retrofit Piper Meridian six-seat turboprop aircraft with Garmin G950 custom glass cockpit panel packages. The retrofit makes it possible for Piper owners to upgrade their aircraft to meet the newest requirements for NextGen airspace. "Piper Meridian owners have been asking for a fully integrated avionics upgrade for their aircraft, and we are pleased to now offer them such a package," said Will Cutter, president and CEO of Cutter Aviation. Avionics Intelligence (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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