Volume 17, No. 16 American Association of Airport Executives February 26, 2007
DHS INITIATES TRAVELER REDRESS PROGRAM airport and airline operators, DHS said. Further, the
program creates internal performance measures to
DHS has launched its promised Traveler Redress Inquiry monitor progress, according to the department.
Program (DHS TRIP), which allows travelers to address
situations in which they believe they have been incor- SCREENING SYSTEM TESTED IN PHOENIX
rectly delayed, denied boarding, identified for additional
screening, or have otherwise experienced difficulties American Science and Engineering said that TSA on
when seeking entry into this country, DHS said. Friday began pilot testing the company’s privacy
Travelers may access the program online at http:// enhanced SmartCheck personnel screening system at
www.dhs.gov/trip. Phoenix Sky Harbor International.
“We’re making travel more efficient and secure by The SmartCheck scan is a voluntary option for
offering a convenient redress process,” said DHS passengers undergoing secondary screening to use
Secretary Michael Chertoff. “This is a win-win pro- as an alternative to the physical pat down procedures
gram. Eliminating false positives makes the travel currently conducted by TSA officials at the security
experience more pleasant for legitimate visitors, and it screening checkpoint.
frees up our front-line personnel to apply even greater Using backscatter x-ray technology, the
scrutiny of those individuals who truly present safety SmartCheck system creates an image that looks like
and security risks.” a chalk outline of the passenger with threats and
The information received from travelers will be contraband outlined, but that does not reveal facial
shared with applicable DHS agencies, such as TSA features.
and Customs and Border Protection, as well as with Additionally, the SmartCheck system cannot store,
the Department of State and, when appropriate, with export, print or transmit images, the manufacturer said.
VIGILANT SOLUTIONS TO USE AAAE’S CLEARINGHOUSE FOR REGISTERED TRAVELER PROGRAM
AAAE’s Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC) thousands of registered travelers on a network that
has entered into a contract with Vigilant Solutions to seamlessly brings together TSA, RT service providers
use the TSC’s services for the Registered Traveler and their customer airports. Now, as we add our third
(RT) program. RT service provider as a customer, we anticipate
TSC provides the TSA-designated Central Information significant growth consistent with the successful
Management System (CIMS) for the U.S. RT program. implementation of the national interoperable Registered
In November, TSC began operation of CIMS, which is Traveler program,” Morris said. “We are pleased with the
the world’s most advanced interoperable information (continued on following page at top)
management system of travelers’ biometric data. With
CIMS fully operational, private companies such as
Vigilant Solutions now are able to offer interoperable RT PART 139, FAA FORECAST CONFERENCE
services at participating airports across the country, HIGHLIGHTS SCHEDULED ON DIGICAST
allowing travelers to use their RT cards seamlessly at
any participating airport. March’s program schedule for AAAE’s
AAAE Senior Vice President Carter Morris said he ANTNDigicast.com includes highlights from the
is encouraged by the growing number of partners that upcoming FAA Forecast Conference, the AAAE/
work with the TSC for CIMS services. “The CIMS has ACC Airport Planning, Design, and Construction
had a remarkable start building on the TSC’s Symposium, Part 139 wildlife management
proven track record supporting many critical training, and more.
Transportation Security Administration vetting For information on the web-based Digicast
and credentialing programs for the aviation training system, contact Sean Broderick at (703)
industry,” he commented. “Since December, the 824-0500, Ext. 126. For information on custom
Clearinghouse CIMS system has enrolled training videos, contact Jim Martin at Ext. 166.
February 26, 2007 AIRPORTREPORT Express Page 2
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ROD DINGER EARNS A.A.E. DESIGNATION
progress CIMS has made since its launch. More
importantly, we’re proud to be working in partnership Rod Dinger, A.A.E., airport manager for Redding
with TSA, airports and a growing number of service (Calif.) Municipal Airport, successfully has com-
providers to support the ultimate goal of simulta- pleted all three phases of AAAE’s accreditation
neously improving security and efficiency at the process and has earned the distinction of Accredited
nation’s airports.” Airport Executive, A.A.E.
Vigilant Solutions CEO John Andrews said, “We are To qualify for this distinction, Dinger (1) passed a
excited to sign the CIMS usage agreement with AAAE 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) completed
and are very pleased with the continued support of the a management research paper entitled, “Money-
highly qualified and experienced team at AAAE who Saving Techniques for Non-Hub and GA Airports: A
are making the integration between our two systems Guide for Airport Managers,” and (3) demonstrated,
very easy.” in the final interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, his
As outlined in the Registered Traveler knowledge of airport management, business admin-
Interoperability Consortium’s Technical Interoperability istration and general transportation economics.
Specification, CIMS is necessary to ensure For information on how to begin AAAE’s accredita-
interoperability, security and efficiency in a national tion process, contact email@example.com.
RT program. As the designated CIMS, TSC is respon-
sible for several key functions, such as processing all and Charlotte for a new combined operations center.
records, interfacing with TSA for background checks, Currently, US Airways operates an operations center in
ensuring a chain of trust from vetted enrollments and Pittsburgh (for US Airways) and Phoenix (for America
issued credentials, and sending alerts to all service West). Charlotte, which does not have an operations
providers regarding revoked credentials. In addition to center, is the airline’s largest hub and houses several
Vigilant Solutions, TSC is currently providing services support facilities, including flight training and mainte-
for the Verified Identity Pass “Clear” and Unisys “GO” nance facilities.
DHS RELEASES BAGGAGE SCREENING STUDY
US AIRWAYS PICKS PITTSBURGH FOR CENTER
DHS last week released the final version of its Bag-
US Airways announced that it has selected a site at gage Screening Investment Study (BSIS). A copy of
Pittsburgh International Airport for its planned $25 million, the report is available on the AAAE website at http://
60,000-square-foot flight operations control center. www.aaae.org/government/
Approximately 600 aviation professionals will eventually 150_Transportation_Security_Policy/.
be housed at the new facility, which will be the nerve The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Response
center of the carrier’s 1,400 daily mainline flights. Act of 2004 required DHS and TSA to expedite the
“We gave careful consideration to proposals from installation of explosives detection system (EDS)
Phoenix, Charlotte and Pittsburgh, and all three cities machines for checked baggage screening and to
gave compelling reasons to consider those proposals,” complete a cost-sharing study in collaboration with
stated US Airways President Scott Kirby. “However, we industry stakeholders to identify, among other things,
chose Pittsburgh for a variety of reasons, including the innovative financing options to accelerate deployment
impact of relocating experienced employees from the of EDS machines. The BSIS Working Group consisted
Pittsburgh area and the amount of value created for of representatives from airports, airlines, TSA and
US Airways in the Pittsburgh proposal.” other federal government agencies, financial services
Full terms of the airline’s bid analysis will not be firms and baggage handling system design firms.
disclosed, the carrier said. However, the company said The BSIS Working Group reviewed many potential
the new center will be a specially designed, newly funding and financing options and the final report
constructed facility located on a 10-acre site. recommends the following:
Groundbreaking for the project is slated for later this • Create a voluntary $3 billion tax credit bond
year and the facility is scheduled to open in early program under which airports can issue tax credit
2009. bonds to fund the necessary infrastructure to accom-
Following US Airways’ merger with America West, the modate optimal EDS baggage screening systems;
company requested proposals from Pittsburgh, Phoenix (continued on following page)
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• Continue appropriations of at least $435 million for
purchase and installation of EDS, increasing annually, SW, MIDWEST, EXPRESSJET CONFIRMED
and, FOR NATIONAL AIR SERVICE CONFERENCE
• Enhance PFC program flexibility to include both
tax credit bond sinking fund payments and modifica- Planning officials from Southwest, Midwest and
tion or construction of exclusive-use outbound bag- ExpressJet have been confirmed as speakers for the
gage handling systems and infrastructure to accom- 12th Annual National Air Service Conference, April 15-
modate EDS screening systems. 17 in Louisville, Ky.
Also included in the final report is the recommenda- Lee Lipton, manager-capacity planning for South-
tion that TSA publish BSIS Planning and Design west; Greg Aretakis, vice president-planning and
Guidelines for baggage screening systems, with an revenue management with Midwest, and Chris Warren,
emphasis on performance standards, embracing new senior director-strategic planning for ExpressJet, will
technology, and economic analysis to determine discuss route development decisions and airport/
optimal solutions. airline partnerships, among other issues. Representa-
tives from a number of other airlines have been
AIRTRAN PLANS CHARLESTON, S.C., ROUTE invited, as well.
Sponsored by AAAE and the Great Lakes Chapter
AirTran has announced plans to begin service between AAAE, the conference is designed to provide airport
Atlanta and Charleston, S.C., effective May 24. The executives and air service development practitioners
carrier said it initially will provide two daily roundtrip with the latest information on the air service land-
nonstop flights between the two cities and will add two scape, as well as current tips and techniques on air
more roundtrip flights on June 7. service marketing. Airport representatives will share
their successful air service initiatives and how they
CARRIERS SEEK FAA MEETING ON DELAYS have taken the lead in air service development in their
respective communities. Industry experts will share
The Air Transport Association (ATA), reacting to recent insights on the new realities within the aviation
incidents involving passengers who were stranded on industry and how these realities are affecting the
airplanes during long weather-related ground delays, ability of local communities to gain new or expanded
last week called for DOT to convene a meeting of air service.
airlines, airports and FAA to discuss ways to respond Conference sessions and guest rooms are being
more effectively to weather emergencies that result in held at the Brown Hotel, (502) 583-1234.
lengthy flight delays. For registration information, visit http://
Further, ATA called for FAA to work with carriers to www.aaae.org/products/
allow long-delayed flights to return to the terminal in meeting_details.html?Record_id=425.
order to off-load passengers who choose to disem- For further program information, contact John
bark, without losing that flight’s position in the depar- Coon, A.A.E., Lexington Blue-Grass Airport, at
ture sequence, and for DOT to review the adequacy of email@example.com.
existing airline and airport emergency contingency For further registration information, contact
plans for delayed flights. Michelle Randall, AAAE, at (703) 824-0500, Ext. 185,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDWEST TO OFFER LA-OMAHA FLIGHTS
Midwest Airlines said it will launch nonstop service Lagos, Nigeria, effective Dec. 3. The new flights will be
between Omaha’s Eppley Airfield and Los Angeles the only scheduled nonstop service offered by a major
International, effective May 1. Midwest will operate the airline between the U.S. and Nigeria, according to Delta.
route with Boeing 717 equipment.
UPS MAY CANCEL A380 ORDER
COMAIR TO LINK BOSTON, CHARLOTTETOWN
UPS has signaled that it may cancel its order for the
Comair, effective June 29, said it will offer daily nonstop freighter version of the new Airbus 380. The company
flights between Boston Logan International and on Friday said it has signed a new agreement with
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Airbus that outlines changed delivery dates for the
super jumbo aircraft and provides for possible termina-
DELTA TO ADD ATLANTA-NIGERIA SERVICE tion of the order later this year.
Deliveries of UPS’s first 10 A380s were originally
Delta will add daily nonstop flights between Atlanta and scheduled to begin in 2009 and run through 2012.
February 26, 2007 AIRPORTREPORT Express Page 4
(Notices To Airport Managers)
TERMINAL OPERATIONS MANAGER-AVIATION
Post your Positions Open ad or resume at DEPT., FBO—Sugar Land, Texas. Oversees terminal
www.airportjobsonline.com! Employers: Have resumes operations, ensures aircraft are fueled and towed in
of qualified applicants delivered to your e-mail inbox! accordance with established safety procedures and
Jobseekers: Receive e-mail notification of jobs that within budget constraints; supervises two line supervi-
meet your qualifications! For additional information, sors, airport services manager and customer service
contact Holly Ackerman at email@example.com. supervisor; manages and coordinates daily work
activities for the FBO; establishes priorities and makes
PROJECT MANAGER/SENIOR AIRPORT ENGI- work assignments; assists in the development and
NEER—Urban Engineers, an employee-owned multi- implementation of a strategic marketing program;
disciplinary consulting firm providing services to the prepares annual program budget; monitors purchasing
transportation industry, is seeking project managers and inventory control procedures; establishes working
and senior airport engineers. Provides airport engi- relationship with fuel supplier and other vendors. Must
neering and civil design services on a wide range of have a bachelor’s degree in aviation management,
projects in support of the firm’s aviation practice. Must business management or public administration, and
be able to demonstrate the ability to work on and five years of progressively responsible experience
manage multiple design projects simultaneously, as performing duties related to the functional areas of
well as the ability to effectively manage personnel, FBO operations and managerial experience at a large
budgets and client interaction. The ideal candidate general aviation airport, including two years of experi-
must possess a P.E., have excellent verbal and written ence in a senior-level administrative or management
skills, and have airport design experience on both position. Salary $4,559-$5,243/month DOQ. Compen-
airfield and landside projects or other relevant design sation based on previous experience and documented
experience. Urban offers competitive salary and past success. Application, accompanied by a current
outstanding benefits. In support of Urban’s national resume, current salary and the names/telephone
practice, the position will be based in one of Urban’s numbers of at least three work-related references,
offices: New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buffalo, may be submitted electronically, mailed or faxed to the
Erie or Hartford. Send resume with cover letter and City of Sugar Land, Attn: Human Resources Depart-
salary history to Chris Gubeno, vice president, ment, P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, TX 77487-0110, fax
firstname.lastname@example.org. (281) 275-2712.
SENIOR-LEVEL TERMINAL MODELING/SIMULA- TRAFFIC ENGINEER/TRANSPORTATION PLAN-
TION MANAGER—Jacobs Consultancy, facilities NER—Jacobs Consultancy, internationally recognized
planning business unit, seeks a highly motivated consultants to airport management for 60 years, is
individual to conduct and manage simulation analyses seeking highly motivated traffic and transportation
of airport passenger terminal facilities. Part of firm’s engineers (two to four years of experience preferred).
operational planning and simulation practice area. Jacobs Consultancy looks for outstanding candidates
Seeking candidates with strong credentials, a passion with strong credentials, with a passion for client service,
for client service, and who enjoy being part of a team and who enjoy working as part of a team on cutting-
on cutting-edge projects. U.S. and international clients. edge projects for U.S. and international clients. The
Manages project teams, provides intellectual leader- successful candidate will undertake technical studies
ship related to leading-edge terminal simulation and analyses related to traffic engineering, transporta-
modeling techniques and marketing. Experience in tion planning and parking facility planning for major
leading project teams (five to seven years minimum) airports under the direction of experienced project
in a client-service oriented organization. Requires managers. The position would emphasize: (1) quantita-
aviation industry experience, demonstrated success in tive and qualitative analysis of demands and capacities
deploying transportation planning models (including of roadways, intersections, parking facilities and transit
simulation), strong analytical, interpersonal, writing systems; (2) preparation of conceptual plans for road-
and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of engi- way and parking facilities using AutoCAD, and (3) use of
neering economics, econometrics, statistics and/or HCS and VISSIM models. The position involves occa-
software development would be considered a plus. sional travel to client locations to present and discuss
Preference given to those willing to work in firm’s interim and final results of consulting assignments. For
Burlingame, Calif., office. Apply online at http:// details, visit http://airportnet.jobcontrolcenter.com/
www.jacobs-consultancy.com, or send resumes to jobdetail.cfm?job=2482889.
February 26, 2007 AIRPORTREPORT Express Page 5
The American Association of Airport Executives and Jacobs Consultancy, Inc. present the
AAAE PASSENGER FACILITY
CHARGES (PFC) WORKSHOP
April 23, 2007 • Baltimore, Maryland • Mtg. #070408
The American Association of Airport Executives Airport professionals with financial responsibilities
(AAAE) and Jacobs Consultancy are pleased to present should not miss this special opportunity to learn how
the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Workshop on April others are making the most of their PFC revenues.
23, 2007, in Baltimore. All sessions will be held at the Baltimore Marriott
PFCs continue to be one of the most important sources Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. The workshop will begin
of project funding for airport operators in the context of at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday,
increased federal security requirements, future capacity April 23. The full day of sessions will be followed by a
needs and continued industry financial challenges. This networking reception from 6-7 p.m. Registration fees
one-day workshop will help you understand recent include all handouts, breaks, one luncheon and the
changes and how PFC revenues can best be used in networking reception. Dress for this workshop is busi-
connection with airport capital programs. ness casual. Confirmation of your registration will be
The workshop will draw upon the expertise of FAA, A discount will apply for those attending both the Pas-
airport operators, rating agency analysts, and others in senger Facility Charge (PFC) Workshop and the Rates
the industry and will cover many issues, including: and Charges Workshop to be held April 24-25, 2007. To
receive the discount, your registration form for both
• What role will PFCs have in the upcoming FAA meetings must be completed and returned to AAAE at
reauthorization legislation? Will the cap be raised? the same time.
For further program information, contact Alex
• How are the streamlining provisions Gertsen, AAAE, at (703) 824-0500, Ext. 183, or e-mail
changing the PFC application process? email@example.com. For further registration infor-
mation, contact Michelle Randall, AAAE, at (703) 824-
• What role PFCs should play in funding 0500, Ext. 185, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• How permitted PFC uses have changed.
• How to navigate collection, remittance
and airline bankruptcy issues.
• How airport operators are managing their PFC
• How smaller airport operators are affected by recent
PFC program changes.
• How rating agencies and the finance community
view PFC-supported debt and financings.
The American Association of Airport Executives and Jacobs Consultancy, Inc. present the
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April 23, 2007 • Baltimore, Maryland • Mtg. #070408 e e at:
Hotel reservations—Rooms are being held at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD ngs
21201, phone (410) 962-0202, fax (410) 625-7892. All attendees will receive a special rate of $209 single/double occupancy. Reservations
must be made by Friday, March 30, 2007, in order to guarantee this rate. Reservations made after this date only can be honored on a
space available basis. To make your hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at (410) 385-3000 or (800) 228-9290 and identify yourself as
part of the AAAE group.
Airline reservations—American Airlines has been selected as the official air carrier for this meeting. Attendees can receive 10% off Ameri-
can’s full coach fares or 5% off all other published fares. Rules and restrictions apply. To take advantage of American’s special fares, call
American Airlines directly at (800) 433-1790 from 6 a.m.-1 a.m. eastern time daily and refer to star file #A1317ST.
Ground transportation—A taxi ride costs approximately $30 from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport to the
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor. The BWI taxi stand is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the lower level of the BWI airport
terminal. The ride will take approximately 25 minutes. Avis Budget Group, Inc. is the official rental car company for this meeting. To make
reservations or for further information, please call Avis at (800) 331-1600 and reference J097316.
NOTE: AAAE reserves the right to cancel this program if the number of registrants is insufficient. In this event, we will notify all registrants and
refund the registration fee in full. However, any costs incurred by the registrant, such as hotel cancellation or airline penalties, are the re-
sponsibility of the registrant. Confirmation letters will be faxed to attendees. If you have not received a confirmation letter via fax two business
days prior to the meeting, and you enrolled at least 15 days prior to the meeting, please contact the AAAE Meetings Department at (703) 824-
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before April 6, 2007, are subject to a $125
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(includes all handouts, networking reception, one luncheon and breaks ) date. Substitutions will be accepted without
1. AAAE members ....................................................................................... $425 penalties and no-shows will be billed. For all
2. AAAE members also attending the R&C Workshop (#070410) ............. $400 inquiries regarding complaints, cancellations and
3. Non-member ............................................................................................. $495 refunds, please contact the AAAE Meetings
Department at (703) 824-0504.
4. Non-member also attending the R&C Workshop (#070410) ................... $470
5. Federal Government Employee ............................................................... $250
SPONSORSHIP Accredited Airport Executives ®
1S. Welcome Reception ........... $2,500 This course provides 7 hours of CPE credit and is worth 6 credits in the AAAE Continuing
2S. Luncheon ........................... $2,000 Airport Management Education Unit (CEU) program. (The delivery method is group-live
3S. Continental Breakfast ........ $1,000 and the program level is intermediate. No prerequisites and/or preparation required.)
4S. Refreshment Break .............. $750
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The American Association of Airport Executives is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of
continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual
courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Nashville,
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Education Unit (CEU) program. This course is group-live and no prerequisites and/or preparation is required.