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Briefings ACI-NA — at the Annual Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, airports urge governments around the world to take a second look at their aviation security regimes and to work cooperatively to develop a global, standardized approach...


Briefings

ACI-NA — at the Annual Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, airports urge governments around the world to take a second look at their aviation security regimes and to work cooperatively to develop a global, standardized approach.

ACI World — August PaxFlash and FreightFlash confirm the softening of growth expected for the second half of the year. International traffic expanded by 6.3 percent while year-on-year trailed by a 4.9 percent growth in domestic traffic, resulting in an overall passenger number increase of 5.6 percent in August.

Air Canada — will resume flights from the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in February, offering passengers up to 15 daily non-stop flights from the airport.

AIRMALL — at Boston Logan Int’l Airport offers new retail and dining options; now located in Terminal B: Blackberry from Wireless Giant; Brookstone; Illy; and Vinea.

• AIRMALL at BWI, announces that the a Dunkin’ Donuts unit (300 sq. ft.) is now open landside, making it accessible to both airport visitors and ticketed passengers.

AJ Walter Aviation — is opening an office in Miami. The Florida-based operation backs up the company’s recent deployment of service-ready component inventories for Airbus and Boeing spares in Los Angeles and Miami and will underpin the range of sales, exchange, and loan services to operators and MRO service providers.

Alaska Airlines — launches daily round-trip service between Maui, HI, and San Diego.

American Airlines — and regional affiliate American Eagle increase service to and from Mexico.

Asheville Regional Airport Authority — reconstructs its gate area at the south end of the airport terminal. Formerly known as the A-Gate area, the space ($10.6 million dollar project) will begin serving passengers this October.

Boeing — announces a schedule change for the 747-8 Freighter with first delivery now expected mid-year 2011.

Cessna — will begin offering its annual Citation maintenance and overhaul sessions, normally held during the NBAA meeting and convention, several weeks earlier via global webcast as part of its ongoing thrust to change the way business jet support is offered to operators. \

• Cessna plans to reduce employment by another 700 workers and scale back production schedules. Textron lowered its estimates of manufacturing cash flow from continuing operations from the previous target of $500-$550 million to $400 million for the year. Cessna already has slashed its production rates for the Mustang to some 70 units this year.

CitationAir — forms alliances with three companies to offer more services to customers. Under the deal, CitationAir customers can take advantage of special programs with Barton & Gray Mariners Club, Brioni USA, and Lake Austin Spa Resort.

City of Chicago DOA — schedules a Pre-Submittal Conference regarding a request for proposals by qualified persons and businesses to provide program and property management services in all domestic terminals at O’Hare and Midway Int’l Airports. The services include the coordination of the planning and design of the space made available for the food and beverage, retail, duty free, and service concessions.

Colt International — moves into the aviation insurance business with the establishment of Colt Risk Management Services.

Constant Aviation’s — Cleveland-based maintenance facility delivers the first retail Pro Line 21-upgraded Beechjet 400XP.

Desert Jet — adds a Hawker 1000 to its operations.

Duncan Aviation — Authorized Service Center agreement with Bombardier Aerospace is officially extended to include Duncan’s newest maintenance facility, located in Provo, UT. Duncan Aviation-Provo joins Duncan Aviation’s full-service facilities in Lincoln, NE and Battle Creek, MI., as a Bombardier Authorized Service Center.

Eclipse Aerospace Inc — develops a new windshield application and is completing engineering requirements for an existing airworthiness directive that would enable the Eclipse 500 very light jet aircraft to return to operations at 41,000 ft.

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