All posts for the month October, 2009

NextGen—It’s Airport-Centric

I had the opportunity to attend the House Aviation Subcommittee’s hearing regarding the Next Generation Air Transportation System—or NextGen—on Oct. 28.  The hearing dealt specifically with the findings of the RTCA NextGen Task Force, which concluded in September. I am pleased that airports were featured prominently during the hearing. As background, the Task Force was [...]

Airports and MIT Global Airline Consortium

It is a lovely day at Boston Logan Airport, which is the location from which I am writing this blog.  I just left my first meeting of the MIT Global Airline Consortium. ACI-NA is the newest member of the Consortium, which also includes the Air Transport Association, Air Canada, Amadeus, Boeing, Lufthansa Airlines, Boeing and [...]

McCarran benefits from AMT relief

I had the opportunity to tour Las Vegas McCarran International Airport on Friday and got a look at the 1.9 million square foot Terminal 3 (T3) project that is underway.  T3 is part of a $3.5 billion capital improvement plan at the airport, which will provide an annual airport-wide capacity of more than 53 million [...]

Stimulus Watch: Nashville International Airport

Last winter, the Metropolitan Nashville Aviation Authority (MNAA) received some welcomed news from the Memphis Airport District Offices. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Nashville International Airport (BNA) would receive almost $4.8 million in stimulus funds, all of which would be used for the airport’s terminal apron repair project. The project involves [...]

Airport Management Accreditation Program Takes Off

I saw this photo and immediately wanted to post it and let folks know what all these acroynms in the poster behind us in the photo actually mean, and why they are becoming well known among airport operators worldwide. ACI and ICAO launched the global Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP) in March 2007.  Airport [...]

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