All posts for the month April, 2010

Absence of FAA Reauth has caused ‘significant problems’ for airports

Commenting on the passage of a three-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization, ACI-NA president Greg Principato had this to say: “The absence of a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill has caused significant problems for airports in their efforts to build important infrastructure. Many airports will not be able to begin or complete projects because [...]

Government, industry convene on federal cargo mandate

By Christine Cusatis, Editor, Centerlines magazine During the ACI-NA Public Safety & Security Conference April 27 in Orlando, TSA’s air cargo manager said TSA is not backing down on the looming Aug. 1 deadline to screen 100 percent of air cargo. “There are not going to be any changes,” Doug Brittin said during a panel [...]

Airport service – the Disney way

By Christine Cusatis, Editor, Centerlines magazine Disney World is renowned for its ability to evoke fantasy and wonder in the young and old alike. But according to Meg Crofton, president of the Walt Disney World Resort, the magic begins when travelers enter the airport. “Your business and mine are closely linked,” Crofton said in an [...]

Runway delays? Passengers should have right to deplane

“Airports have long advocated that airline passengers have the right to deplane after an extended amount of delay on a runway,” Greg Principato tells Gary Stoller of USA Today. The new DOT rules – which will take effect April 29 – will give passengers the right to deplane if it’s stuck on the tarmac for [...]

Commissioners Committee Announces Spring 2010 Scholarship Recipients

In conjunction with the ACI-NA Airport Board Members & Commissioners Conference in Savannah, Georgia, the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee recently announced the 2010 spring recipients of ACI-NA Commissioners Scholarship Program.  Two individual $2,500 scholarships will be awarded this cycle. Recipients include Jonathan Oaks, an undergraduate student seeking a Masters of Science in Aviation Management at Everglades [...]

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