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  • Officials want TSA answers on internal threat prevention
    Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, are urging the Transportation Security Administration to implement an internal threat prevention training and awareness program. The officials wrote to TSA earlier this year and say they received no response. They are demanding answers by Oct. 17 on how the TSA is allocating money for internal threat prevention programs. The Hill/Floor Action blog (10/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Survey finds continued growth in corporate air travel
    Companies are keeping their business travelers in the air, although with reduced budgets compared with earlier times, a recent survey by aviation consultancy firm Ascend has found. "Unlike some other business budget areas, we are not seeing overall cuts, which means respondents appreciate the value and necessity of business travel by air in a global marketplace," said Peter Morris of Ascend. Companies expect the number of flights to rise 1.5% alongside a 1% growth in travel budget, the survey found. Reuters (10/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Number of laser attacks on planes increasing
    The number of laser attacks on U.S. aircraft has increased significantly and is now at an "epidemic level" according George Johnson, a supervisory federal air marshal and liaison officer with the FBI. The attacks have steadily grown each year since 2005, when the Federal Aviation Administration began tracking reports of them. CNN (10/6), The Register (U.K.) (10/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NextGen Metroplex promises smoother landings, huge savings
    The Federal Aviation Administration’s implementation of the Metroplex Initiative in Florida is expected to bring smoother landings and huge savings to flights going in and out of the region. The Metroplex Initiative will install facets of the Next Generation Air Transportation System at 14 airports in south and central Florida within the next three years. NextGen improves air traffic control, among other things, and would allow for direct approaches to runways, reduced miles flown, and increased fuel savings. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (10/7) 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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