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March 6, 2013
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  • IATA eyes improved security focused on results
    Tony Tyler, who heads up the International Air Transport Association, told a crowd at the AVSEC World conference in New York Tuesday that aviation security has to focus on results -- not processes. The Checkpoint of the Future initiative, which continues in pilot phase, focuses on better deploying resources and incorporating data usage. "We are not advocating for profiling based on religion or ethnicity. And we are not proposing infringements on privacy. But we can use existing information more effectively," Tyler said. Air Transport World (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • IATA predicts rise in air travel demand for 2013
    Global demand for air travel should increase in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association. "Recent months have seen some positive economic signs emerge in both the U.S. and China, and the euro zone crisis seems to have stabilized," said IATA CEO Tony Tyler. Reuters (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • No even playing field for airfares with Resolution 787
    A recent New York Times’ editorial says most of the biggest airlines will be using a new pricing system that would give different fares for passengers on the same route depending on "how regularly they fly, where they live and the kind of trip they are taking." The system is dubbed "Resolution 787." According to the Business Travel Coalition, the system would "negatively and significantly impact airline competition and would drive up airline prices for consumers" in addition to raising privacy concerns. Time.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Airport Ops Spotlight 
  • Registration fee hike could increase funding for Idaho airports
    Legislation proposing a hike in aircraft registration fees is currently in Idaho's House of Representatives. If passed, it could mean 61 remote airports and landing strips in the state could receive increased funding. "There's been a significant loss of revenue lately because of the ... decrease in backcountry flying, and whatnot, and the fuel tax on aviation fuel," said state Rep. Marc Gibbs. "And so, we're having trouble maintaining a lot of these airports that don't qualify for federal funds." Idaho State Journal (Pocatello) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bill aims to change control of airport in Charlotte, N.C.
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says a bill that would switch control of Charlotte's airport from the city government to an independent airport authority needs to be slowed. The bill has been fast-tracked since it was introduced three weeks ago, and the Senate is supposed to vote on it today. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx opposes the bill, saying most users are satisfied with the airport. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • Furlough notices coming for Las Vegas FAA workers
    More than 220 Federal Aviation Administration employees in the Las Vegas region will have 15 days to respond to furlough notices that began going out yesterday. The employees will need to tell their bosses which days they will take between April and September as part of an unpaid leave. Las Vegas Review-Journal (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airport officials disagree with Homeland Security on delays
    Airport officials are disagreeing with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about delays from sequestration. "We haven't had any slowdowns at all," said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for Los Angeles International Airport. Chicago O'Hare and Hartfield-Jackson in Atlanta also reported normal operations. The Washington Times (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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