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October 19, 2012

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October 19, 2012
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  • Scanner would check all liquids without opening bottles
    The Department of Homeland Security is developing the Advanced Bottled Liquid Scanner, a technology that would scan an entire bag without opening bottles to determine whether various liquids contain explosives or flammable materials. Some industry experts say the technology is ambitious and would slow down security lines, but others say it is worth a shot. Wired.com/Danger Room blog (10/18) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Man finds handgun in bathroom at Denver airport
    Ohio resident Bob Young said he was in a men’s restroom at Denver International Airport when he found a handgun. After determining that the weapon was properly screened and identifying its owner, Denver police took the weapon into possession. The Denver Post (10/18) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • American Express forecasts modest increase in business-travel prices
    Economic volatility in the global market could dampen price increases for business travel by air in 2013, American Express Global Business Travel says. The group forecasts travel prices in China to remain flat or slightly down over weak exports and the effects of the European financial crisis. Airfares are expected to decline in countries affected by the debt crisis in Europe. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/18) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 flight attendants
    American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 flight attendants in the next year, with openings posted next month and new hires to start training in January. The additional employees will meet the company’s new needs after the success of the buyout program offered to staff earlier year. "For the first time in over a decade, American is seeking to add more than 1,500 new flight attendants who we believe will bring new perspectives to the airline," said Lauri Curtis, the airline’s vice president for flight service. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (10/17), Air Transport World (10/17) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air Canada boosts flights in western region
    Air Canada has added flights in western parts of the country from Edmonton, Alberta, and Calgary, Alberta, to destinations such as Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Fort St. John, British Columbia. Air Canada Express has also beefed up short flights out of Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, B.C. The efforts are a move to expand flights in the west before WestJet launches Encore next year. "This is a pre-emptive move on the part of Air Canada to get out and protect its turf," airline consultant Rick Erickson said. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (10/18) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airlines may have to show fee transparency
    The Department of Transportation is considering a program that would require airlines to list all ancillary fees on their websites and all other sales avenues. "The consumer here is being harmed, and the government has a role to step in. There is a growing mistrust among consumers for the whole process. That is going to hurt the airline industry and the whole economy," said Bill McGee, a contributing editor for Consumer Reports. The Dallas Morning News (subscription required) (10/18) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • USDA awards $10M grant for renewable fuel research
    The Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant for research on the potential of using switchgrass, shrub willow and miscanthus as renewable fuels. "This will basically complete our efforts in every corner of the country as part of our overall effort to promote biofuel, both in terms of automobiles and truck transportation as well as aviation and marine fuel," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The study will involve researchers from 20 companies and institutions. EthanolProducer.com (10/16) 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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