ACI-NA Daily Clips

March 4, 2014
  Today's Aviation Headlines
Study: Winter Flight Delays Cost Economy $5.8B

Weather-related flight delays and cancellations cost airlines and airports $5.8 billion, according to a study released on Monday.  The study, conducted by aviation data analytics firm masFlight, found that one million flights were cancelled or delayed between Dec. 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014.  By Keith Laing, The Hill, March 3, 2014.  
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The Airport Chaplain, Now Offering Earthly Aid

The Interfaith Airport Chaplaincy, in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offers more than a two-item menu of spiritual guidance and comfort.  It is the concierge for the disconnected.  By Mike Tierney, The New York Times, March 2, 2014(Subscription may be required)  
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Air China to Launch Beijing-Dulles Flights in June

Air China said it will start four-times-a-week Beijing-Washington Dulles service from June 10 using a Boeing 777-300ER.  The airline said in a statement the new service will "cement its presence in the North American market, offering a new bridge of exchanges between the two capitals of two nations."  By Aaron Karp, Air Transport World, March 4, 2014. 
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San Jose Breaks Ground on Google Terminal

San Jose city and business officials gathered Friday at Mineta San Jose International Airport for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a planned $82 million air terminal to be used mostly to house corporate planes owned by Google Inc.  Among those donning construction helmets and turning symbolic dirt inside a 1960s-era terminal at the airport were San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and San Jose city aviation director Kim Becker Aguirre.  San Jose Mercury News, March 3, 2014. 
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Newport News-Williamsburg to Consider Combining Checkpoints

The two security screening checkpoints at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport may be combined into a single station.  The Peninsula Airport Commission received an update on a proposed consolidation project, which would include an expanded lobby area between the two concourses, at the board's recent monthly meeting.  By Cathy Grimes, Daily Press, March 1, 2014 
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Fascinating Detail Why Tampa Is One of The World's Best Airports

Another survey just named Tampa International Airport as one of the top three in the world for satisfied passengers. Why is our local airport always one of the best? One of the biggest reasons -- is one of the smallest details. There's a reason you love Tampa's airport. It's almost 50 years old, and just over two feet long. The answer: Short walking distances.  WTSP-TV, March 3, 2014 
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FAA Seeks New Safeguards on Boeing 737s

FAA regulators want cockpit-automation fixes on nearly 500 Boeing 737 planes, seeking to prevent pilot errors that over the years have caused fatal crashes of several jet and turboprop airliners.  By Andy Pasztor, The Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2014(Subscription may be required)  
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  Member News
St. Louis Chosen for Streamlined Customs Regime

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has admitted Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to its Automated Commercial Environment Cargo Release Pilot allows importers to file a streamlined set of data earlier in the import process, and update their entries right up to the carrier's arrival, so that information submitted is the best available. Press Release. Posted March 3, 2014
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Allegiant Links Cincinnati to St. Pete, Myrtle Beach

Allegiant announced today new, nonstop seasonal jet service from Cincinnati to Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport beginning May 15 and to Myrtle Beach beginning May 30. Both of the new flights will operate twice weekly until Aug. 12. Press Release. Posted March 4, 2014
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Syracuse Now Managed By New Authority

The FAA has approved an application to transfer the operation of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport from the city of Syracuse to the newly-created independent Syracuse Regional Airport Authority. Steven Baldwin Associates served as consultant of record and worked with all entities to submit the Syracuse application. The transfer became effective March 1, 2014. Press Release. Posted March 3, 2014
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  New Research
Measuring Aircraft Delay and Airport Capacity Thresholds

This Airport Cooperative Research Program report offers guidance to help airports understand, select, calculate, and report measures of delay and capacity. The report describes common metrics, identifies data sources, recommends metrics based on an airport's needs, and suggests ways to potentially improve metrics. Report. Posted March 3, 2014
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  Stats Snapshot for Today

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  New Job Postings

Aviation leader, West Coast, ARUP, Posted March 3, 2014.


Senior airport operations specialist I/II/III, San Jose, Posted March 3, 2014.


Airport deputy director, Stockton, Posted March 3, 2014
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