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Briefings ... aaae — American Association of Airport Executives is awarded a five-year contract to provide on-site classroom and customized video training to airport employees at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The courses will be...


Briefings ...

aaae — American Association of Airport Executives is awarded a five-year contract to provide on-site classroom and customized video training to airport employees at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The courses will be available to employees at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty. Agreement calls for AAAE to provide training in five categories: wildlife, aeronautical operation-technical, airport operations-regulatory, driver training, and airport security. The driver training instruction will be delivered via customized video developed by AAAE’s Airport News and Training Network (ANTN) division.

airtran airways — begins daily service between Atlanta and Columbus, OH, and between Akron-Canton Airport and Ft. Myers, FL.

allegiant air — announces nonstop service between Oakland Int’l Airport and Bellingham (WA) Int’l Airport (BLI), beginning February 2, 2009. It is the first-ever non-stop service between OAK and BLI.
american eagle — begins daily non-stop service from Bloomington-Normal (IL) Central Illinois Regional Airport to Dallas-Ft.Worth Int’l.

at&t inc. — agrees, through one of its subsidiaries, to acquire privately held Wayport, Inc., a provider of managed Wi-Fi services in the United States, for approximately $275 million in cash. The deal combines Wayport’s capabilities with AT&T’s Internet Protocol and 3G networks.

avidyne corp. — a provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, launches its new FlexCare™ Extended Warranty Service Plan, designed to offer owners of Avidyne products a higher level of support over the life of their aircraft at significant cost savings. The FlexCare Extended Warranty Service Plan coverage period begins when the Avidyne product’s original 2-year new-product warranty expires. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.

bennett aviation consulting — is formed by David Bennett, who retired from the FAA as Director of Airport Safety and Standards in January. New company is a consulting firm offering services relating to federal airport compliance policy and regulation. Bennett, a member of the Maryland bar, served as Director of Airport Safety and Standards from 1995-2008 and Assistant Chief Counsel for Airports and Environmental law from 1992-95. BAC has done work for commercial and general aviation airport operators, airlines, industry associations, and a consortium interested in the City of Chicago’s lease of Midway Airport; www.dlbaviation.com.

bOEing — projects that world air cargo growth will expand at a 5.8 percent annual rate over the next two decades, with worldwide air freight traffic tripling through 2027, according to Boeing’s World Air Cargo Forecast 2008/2009. Boeing predicts the world freighter fleet will increase to 3,890 airplanes from 1,950 during the 20-year period. Large freighters such as the Boeing 747 and 777 ultimately will represent 35 percent of the fleet, compared to 26 percent today, while providing 74 percent of total capacity. This segment will require 640 new factory-built airplanes; http://www.boeing.com/commercial/cargo.

ch2m hill — and Interstate Highway Construction team up to complete design and construction of the 300-ft. wide, 15,000-ft. long main runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California, three months ahead of schedule. New runway is capable of handling 800,000-lb. aircraft with aircraft tire pressures of more than 400 psi. Home to the Air Force Flight Test Center, the runway is used to flight test all military and combat aircraft and serves as an alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle.

city of chicago — advertises a bid package for Runway 10C-28C East and associated taxiways for the O’Hare Modernization Program; estimated bid range for this package is $150 to $200 million.

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