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November 12, 2012
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  • 4 airlines added to TSA PreCheck at Orlando, Fla., airport
    The Transportation Security Administration has announced the inclusion of four carriers to its TSA PreCheck program at Orlando International Airport in Florida. On Friday, qualified passengers on American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and US Airways began receiving expedited screenings at the airport. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (11/9) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Air travel experience isn’t likely to change soon, DOT study says
    Airlines will likely continue measures to remain profitable amid economic volatility and high fuel prices, the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General says in a report. "[T]he data in this report suggest that some of the most significant trends of recent years — including but not limited to a more consolidated industry with less competition, fewer flight options for small communities, and revenue-enhancing baggage and other fees — may continue for the foreseeable future as airlines further improve their adaptability to changing market forces," the agency report says. Tulsa World (Okla.) (11/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: More frequent travel equals poorer health
    It is harder for frequent business travelers to stay healthy, according to a Columbia University study. The report notes that regular travelers had higher body mass indexes and obesity levels, and those on the road more than 20 nights per month were 2.61 times more likely to report being in poor health. Las Vegas Review-Journal (11/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NTSB unveils engine issues after plane was sent back to Atlanta
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused engine problems on a Boeing MD-88 as it took off from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport headed for Miami last Tuesday. The jet was forced to turn around and landed safely in Atlanta. Federal officials found a hole in the fan duct and part of the lower engine cowl missing, according to a preliminary report. The Miami Herald/The Associated Press (free registration) (11/9) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Turbulence a bump in the air road
    Passengers who have been rattled by turbulence on a flight understand it’s a normal aspect of flying. This article explains what causes turbulence and details the different types of air disturbances that can cause turbulence. The Washington Post (11/9) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ICAO agreement could pave way for EU to cut its ETS
    European Union officials have applauded the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization’s consensus on a new framework for a global carbon emissions plan. The framework, which the ICAO expects to present next year, paves the way for the EU to eliminate the controversial extension of its Emissions Trading Scheme, which requires airlines using European airports to pay for the carbon they emit while flying in European airspace. Reuters (11/11), The Wall Street Journal (11/11) 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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