Verified Identity Pass CEO Steven Brill wants the Atlanta airport to adopt his "Clear" Registered Traveler programs, but airport officials say they want to first test free lanes that will move travelers through the airport faster. Construction of the new free lanes will be completed this summer, said Ben DeCosta, the airport's head.
Experts say runway incursions are the biggest safety threat to airlines. The FAA has taken steps to improve lighting and signs on the ground, but problems with the unauthorized presence of planes, people or vehicles on runways persist. The NTSB said that runway incursions increased in the six-month period that ended March 30 from year-earlier levels.
Aloha Airlines may sell its contract services to Pacific Air Cargo LLC for about $2 million, a bankruptcy judge ruled. The airline began taking bids on parts of its business after it filed for bankruptcy protection in March.
An ambitious new fast-track timetable could enable Chicago to complete expansion of O'Hare International Airport two years before it anticipates hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. Challenges include the city's attempt to acquire properties under eminent domain laws, extending the airport's people-mover system and building a satellite terminal.