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September 12, 2012


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  • TSA turns to technology as it runs out of checkpoint space
    The Transportation Security Administration is looking into technology that will make the screening process more efficient, in part because it is running out of security space, said Domenic Bianchini, who runs the agency’s screening program. “We just can’t keep expanding the checkpoint lanes,” he said. “There just isn’t the space available at airports … We understand that real estate is limited.” Bianchini said the TSA is looking into technology that will make screening easier for travelers. Air Transport World (9/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Technology may speed up security checkpoints, observers say
    Advances in technology may make going through security checkpoints significantly faster in coming years. A group that represents airlines supports a process that would allow travelers to get their boarding passes using fingerprints or retinal scans. The travelers would then pass through a checkpoint non-stop. In the meantime, the Transportation Security Administration uses high-tech body scanners, luggage X-ray machines and the PreCheck program to screen travelers. CNN (9/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll: Is the TSA running out of checkpoint space at your local airport?
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  • Survey: Holiday travel bookings surpass or are equal to last year’s
    Travel bookings for Thanksgiving and end-of-the-year holidays are equal to or exceeding bookings for the previous year, the latest survey by Travel Leaders Group shows. Travel agents who took part in the survey also noted a tighter booking window this year and advised travelers to book their travel as soon as possible. TravelPulse (9/10) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • American Airlines will replace flight bags with iPads
    American Airlines has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to replace flight bags with iPads. The carrier will be the first U.S. airline to make the move to the lightweight tablets. American Airlines estimates that the switch will save $1.2 million in annual fuel costs. (9/10) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Charlotte, N.C., airport plans $15M rental car facility
    North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport hopes to start construction on a $15 million rental car maintenance facility soon. The airport is seeking to rezone 100 acres of land for the facility. Airport officials also said that construction will start soon on a $160 million fifth parallel runway. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (9/12) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Registration now open for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit
    Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. Click here to register! sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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