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  • Robotic suitcase walks itself through the airport
    A hands-free robotic suitcase will walk itself through the airport, its makers say. The "Hop" links up with Bluetooth technology to follow its owner wherever he or she ventures. "If your mobile phone loses its signal, the suitcase locks itself and alerts you by vibrating your phone," Louise Driscoll writes. (U.K.) (9/27) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Green policies are on the rise in airports
    A number of airports around the world have adopted sustainable measures to reduce the effect of air travel on carbon emissions, this feature says. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, for example, touts the use of ultra-low-sulfur fuel in its trucks, and the Chicago Department of Aviation has installed 230,000 square feet of vegetated roof space to promote clean energy. CNN (10/2) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tourism to U.S. is up as airports struggle with influx
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touted the success of President Barack Obama’s executive order to boost travel, adding that keeping up with the influx is presenting its own challenges. John Wagner, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection executive director, said air traffic to the U.S. is up 4% year over year. Travel Weekly (10/2) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Improper installation named as possible cause for AA loose seats
    Improperly installed clamps are the suspected cause for seats coming loose on three American Airlines flights over the weekend, the airline said yesterday. The clamp is part of the mechanism that attaches seats to the cabin floor. The airline has inspected 36 of the 47 affected planes and has plans to inspect the rest soon. The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the issue. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (10/2) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    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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