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December 11, 2012
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  • TSA to give more advice, follow up on private screening
    The Transportation Security Administration says it will give airports more guidance on how to implement private screeners as part of its Screening Partnership Program. The TSA also will generate semi-annual reports starting in 2013 to assess the performance of airports in the SPP compared to other airports. Homeland Security Today (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA checks off holiday wish list with latest recoveries
    During the week of Dec. 3, the Transportation Security Administration recovered a rocket launcher at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Penn. The same week, screeners found inert grenades in bags at Chicago O’Hare airport, Dallas/Ft.Worth airport, Houston’s William Hobby airport, and Alaska’s Juneau airport. In addition, 40 stun guns were found during the week. Government Security News (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Airports become centers for travel, shopping
    Airports are expanding their retail offerings and travelers are beginning to consider their local travel hubs as a good source for merchandise. Retailers face the challenge of letting consumers know where they are located so fliers don't wind up lost or miss their flight, says Tyler Craig, vice president and general manager of the airport retail company NCR Travel. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • "Fiscal cliff" could affect air travel service, acting FAA chief says
    The aviation industry may be forced to implement spending cuts if the U.S. economy goes over the fiscal cliff, this feature says. Funding cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration would likewise lead to a decline in service from these agencies. "These cuts would impact air traffic control services, NextGen implementation and aircraft certification -- all of which are critical to our ability to move forward with aviation in this century. They would result in significantly less efficient and less convenient air travel service for the American traveling public," said acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. The Miami Herald (free registration)/McClatchy-Tribune News Service (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • ICAO to host high-level talks for global emissions deal
    The International Civil Aviation Organization has invited high-level aviation and government officials from the U.S., the European Union, and 14 other nations to a meeting to discuss a global plan for reducing aviation emissions. The meeting, to be held in Montreal Tuesday and Wednesday, is expected to be the first of three such gatherings. Reuters (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Civil EngineerMetropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityWashington, DC
Director ofHuman ResourcesReno-Tahoe Airport AuthorityReno, NV
Airport Operations ManagerCity of Battle CreekBattle Creek, MI
Project Director - Senior Airport ArchitectHillsborough County Aviation AuthorityTampa, FL
FirefighterFlathead Municipal Airport AuthorityKalispell, MT
Airport Operations AgentCity of Kansas City, Missouri Aviation DepartmentKansas City, MO
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