All posts for the month December, 2010

Airports Prepare for Holiday Travel

By Morgan Dye Airports are ready to meet the needs of passengers traveling to meet family, friends and colleagues this holiday season, according to Airports Council International- North America (ACI-NA). “Often people traveling during the holiday season are unfamiliar with airline and security procedures so airports are implementing customer service initiatives to ensure that passengers […]

New FAA Bill Will Provide Stability to the Industry

By Greg Principato Earlier today, I posted the following blog entry as part of the National Journal’s Transportation blog of experts on the topic of what next for FAA reauthorization: As some of my colleagues have mentioned, the industry came together over the past few months to form recommendations for improving the aviation industry through […]

FAA Extends Deadline for Airport Emergency Plan Updates

By Matt Griffin The FAA announced last week that they will be extending the deadline for submission of an updated Airport Emergency Plan until June 30, 2011.  The required updates are described in Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5200-31, Airport Emergency Plans. The advisory circular provides guidance to airport operators regarding the development and implementation of Airport […]

ACI-NA President Testifies on International Aviation Security Standards

By Morgan Dye Greg Principato, president of Airports Council International-North America, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security on international aviation screening standards. Principato stressed that the importance of timely and actionable intelligence information cannot be understated and is essential for the Transportation Security Administration […]

FAA Publishes Final Advisory Circular On Avian Radar

By Matt Griffin Last week, the FAA published the final version of Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5220-25, Airport Avian Radar Systems.  The advisory circular provides airport operators with guidance regarding avian radar system components, capabilities, selection and siting criteria, and required system specifications.  The publication of the advisory circular is also a necessary step to making […]

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