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December 20, 2012
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  30,000-Foot View 
  • TSA's PreCheck program lands at John Wayne Airport in Calif.
    Only 500 travelers at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., were approved for the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, which just launched at the airport. The expedited screening skips certain security checks for pre-authorized fliers, most of which are frequent fliers on airlines such as Alaska, American, Delta, United, and US Airways, along with others in the Global Entry program. The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security Update 
  • JFK security guards won't strike before Christmas
    Security guards at JFK airport in New York won't strike today as originally planned. The guards, employed by Air Serv Corp. and Global Elite Group, will meet with their employer in the coming weeks to discuss their concerns about proper training and equipment. "The employees at Air Serv and Global Elite provide a valuable service at our airports and to the traveling public, and a strike at this time would be disruptive to millions of travelers and exact a toll on our economy," said Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • 2012 brought more airport amenities, perks
    According to a recent survey, 88% of airports have a place to charge electronic devices for travelers and and 90% offer free Wi-Fi. Other cool airport amenities that emerged in 2012 include the yoga room at San Francisco International Airport, a liquor store in the luggage claim area at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. USA Today (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boston airport uses GPS technology to avoid runway collisions
    A pilot program at Logan International Airport in Boston is testing real-time GPS tracking technology for ground vehicles to monitor the presence of airplanes on the runway. The technology, which uses iPad displays, promotes ground safety and reduces the likelihood of collisions between planes and vehicles on the ground. WCVB-TV (Boston) (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Policy & Regulatory 
  • Aviation coalition proposes pilot shortage study
    An informal coalition of aviation industry leaders, including representatives of airlines, businesses and academics as well as the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Standards Director John Allen, is urging the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on future pilot workforce levels. "The aviation industry is entering an era of unprecedented pilot staffing challenges as a result of a struggling economy, bankruptcies, mergers, increasing flight training costs, manufacturing declines and numerous new public laws and regulations," the group wrote in its study proposal. First (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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