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Briefings aaae — American Assn. of Airport Executives/Int’l Assn. of Airport Executives (IAAE) and the Abu Dhabi Airports Co. (ADAC) sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance aviation and training services, including the establishment of a...


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aaae — American Assn. of Airport Executives/Int’l Assn. of Airport Executives (IAAE) and the Abu Dhabi Airports Co. (ADAC) sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance aviation and training services, including the establishment of a regional training center in Abu Dhabi, for airport officials in the Middle East and Gulf regions.
• IAEE also names Bonnie Allin, president/CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority, as Chairman of the Board for the second year.

aci — Airports Council Int’l based in Geneva reports that global traffic in June 2009 was down by 5 percent compared to June 2008. However, this is an improvement over the 8 percent drop in May. Freight traffic was down worldwide by 13.5 percent.

alaska airlines — begins daily nonstop service between Austin Bergstrom Int’l Airport and Seattle.

american science & engineering, inc. — a supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions based in Billerica, MA, introduces the Sentry Portal — a high-throughput, high-penetration, drive-through cargo inspection system designed to quickly and safely scan trucks, cargo containers, and tanker trucks for threatening materials, weapons, and contraband.

asheville regional airport — begins a $9.5 million construction project, funded in part by $7.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The project includes parking lot and Terminal Drive rehabilitation, including toll plaza renovation, and improvements to the general aviation roadway.

asig — is awarded a contract by DHL to provide aircraft fueling services at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int’l Airport (CVG), refueling 180 flights weekly for DHL, including subcontracted flights for Atlas Air, Polar Air Cargo, and Lufthansa Cargo. ASIG is also providing maintenance and operation for DHL’s fuel load racks and fuel hydrant pits.
• ASIG is awarded two separate aviation fuel service contracts at Washington Dulles Int’l Airport (IAD). ASIG is selected by a consortium of 32 airlines to provide operation and maintenance of the jet fuel facility, and a committee of 23 domestic, international, and air freight carriers chose ASIG as their provider for aircraft refueling services. ASIG expects to fuel approximately 10,500 flights monthly.

avfuel corp. — will be holding an October session of the Avfuel Quality Assurance and Fire Safety Seminar (14 CFR Part 139-approved) on Oct. 13-14 at Avflight Lansing in Lansing, MI at the Capital City Airport. Seminars are free of charge to Avfuel customers and require a reservation; www.avfuel.com.

Baa cleveland — the developer of the new AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport, opens three new food and beverage concepts: Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt; Green Leaf’s…Beyond Great Salads; and McAlister’s Deli.

Business jet access — at Dallas Love Field adds a Falcon 900B to its FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate.

cargo airport services usa, llc — is awarded the cargo warehouse and ramp handling contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) at JFK Int’l Airport.

cessna aircraft co. — hosts 113 international military students from 80 countries as part of a field study program in which students visit and view examples of U.S. economic and business interests, judicial systems, local, state, and federal government systems, and educational systems.
• Cessna delivers five new Cessna 172S Skyhawks to Northwestern Michigan College at the company’s customer center in Independence, KS.
• Cessna officially suspends its Citation Columbus, and Pratt & Whitney reports it will stop development of its PW810C engine designed to power the Columbus.

charles m. schulz/Sonoma County airport — in Santa Rosa, CA receives $1.685 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to remodel and expand the passenger terminal.

chicago dept. of aviation — and Caterpillar Inc. demonstrate the new Cat D7E bulldozer, featuring diesel-electric hybrid technology, at O’Hare Int’l Airport.

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