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March 13, 2013
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  • American Airlines: TSA should reassess plan to allow small knives
    American Airlines has added its voice to the growing chorus of critics of the Transportation Security Administration's proposed policy change allowing small knives in carry-on bags. "We encourage the TSA to reassess its proposed revisions to the prohibited items list," wrote Will Ris, senior vice president at American. Delta Air Lines and US Airways have also voiced concern over the TSA policy change. ABC News (3/12), CNN (3/13), The Hill/Transportation blog (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Sea-Tac Airport Soft Play Area Improves Overall Passenger Experience Long before today's rush to serve families better, Sea-Tac Airport installed a soft play area. "They recreated familiar icons from around the airport," says David O'Niones, PLAYTIME VP of Sales. "Kids recognize the terminals and towers inside the play area that they saw when they drove up." (More)
  Security Update 
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Trends & Technology 
 
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Airport Ops Spotlight 
 
  • Airports turn to mobile computing for workers
    As travelers increasingly turn to mobile devices at airports, airport employees are also using mobile computing. Los Angeles International Airport has plans to allow staff to use iPads while in the field. "Three or four years from now, we'll have every enterprise app extended via a mobile app," said Dominic Nessi, the airport's chief information officer. Investor's Business Daily (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA: Towers will be kept open only due to national interests
    Officials at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida have until Wednesday to respond to the Federal Aviation Administration about why the airport's air traffic control tower should be kept open. "Negative impact on the national interest is the only criterion the FAA will use for deciding to continue services to an airport that falls below the activity threshold," according to a letter from the FAA. Organizers of the Lakeland-based Sun 'n Fun Fly-In say they are set to hire private air traffic controllers if necessary. The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Aviation Program ManagerThe Corradino GroupUS - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
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
OPERATIONS SPECIALISTFort Wayne-Allen County Airport AuthorityUS - IN - Fort Wayne
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
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  • 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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Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him."
--Romain Gary,
French diplomat, novelist, film director and aviator


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