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Briefings aea —Aircraft Electronics Association submits comments to FAA in response to the FAA’s safety management system proposed rulemaking. AEA says it does not support FAA’s broad-based proposal to mandate an independent safety management...

yingling aviation — of Wichita, KS has expands its maintenance and service capabilities to include props manufactured by Hartzell Propeller.

LAX Approves Bradley Upgrades

Two contracts awarded by the Los Angeles Airport Commission will create new security checkpoints, ticket counters, immigration and customs space, and also add passenger lounges and a large central hall with restaurants and shops, adding a million square feet to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Two new concourses will add nine new gates, two scheduled to open in 2012. The rest of the construction is expected to be completed the following year. The $1.3 billion in contracts is the largest ever awarded for a single project in Los Angeles, city officials say.

At Dulles, $77 Million Expansion Opens

Washington Dulles International Airport opens its dramatically redesigned, modernized, and expanded arrivals environment with the newly completed 104,000-sq. ft. expansion — the first of three project phases which will boost the international arrivals building size from the original 136,000 square feet to 340,000 square feet.

Designed by national architectural/engineering firm PGAL, phase one features an arrivals hall area that is double in size and has a second story with an open mezzanine level. The expansion permits an increase in inspection positions from 38 to 50, allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services to process 2,500 passengers an hour, up from 1,400.

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