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C O N F E R E N C E A N D E X H IB I T I O N E X H IB I T O R S ACI/ACI-NA Conference and Exhibition Exhibitors Aeroterm Aeroterm is a leading provider of airport facilities and services in North America with approximately 120 facilities managed and under development that encompass more than 9 million square feet across 35 markets, and leading market positions in key international air cargo gateway markets including New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Montreal and Chicago. Aeroterm continues to expand its network of air cargo and airport support facilities with the objective of servicing its customers. With solid capital resources and unparalleled experience, Aeroterm is focused on delivering responsive service and helpful, creative solutions to the facility needs of its tenants. facilities and planning, aviation policy, airport retail, airport systems and expert evidence. Airbiz is a World Business Partner of Airports Council International (ACI) and works on all continents. Airbiz has extensive global experience in providing strategic planning services for many of the world’s major airports including Dubai, Oman, Los Angeles, Singapore, Delhi, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Vancouver, Seoul, Sydney, Calgary, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Auckland, Ho Chi Minh City, Durban and Nadi. their consultants and suppliers. Industry nominations will be accepted to help uncover the best, most innovative projects in each category. There is no editorial devoted to anything other than airport construction, funds, or the people who make it happen. Same with circulation, it is unique in reaching all of the airport managers, consultants, and vendors participating in airport development. Airport Business Magazine Operating efficiently and productively is the goal of every professional who is involved in management of airports, airport-based business, and corporate flight facilities in North America. That’s why thousands more industry executives subscribe to Airport Business than any other industry-focused publication. Airport Business’ magazine and website are resources that these decision-makers rely on to deliver timely industry news and real-life profiles of operations that are setting new standards of performance for the industry. It all adds up to a vehicle that connects your firm with buyers better than any other. Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP): Going Strong After One Year The Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP) is a joint initiative of the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), launched in June 2007. AMPAP encourages participants to solve problems in a cross-cultural setting, promotes practical application of ICAO standards and policies, and creates a valuable international network of contacts. AMPAP, a six-course program, is available to airport managers worldwide, and also to a limited number of ACI World Business Partners. Candidates who successfully complete the courses earn the International Airport Professional (IAP) designation, jointly awarded by ACI and ICAO. Some 120 candidates from 38 countries have entered the program in its first 14 months. Details about the program can be found at: ACI and ICAO are proud to announce that its first graduates will be awarded the IAP designation on Sept. 22 during the ACI World General Assembly in Boston. Eighteen individuals from ten countries are slated to earn their IAP’s. IAP Candidates: Viewpoint Strengths are networking and content of material. Every time I attend an AMPAP course, I am encouraged and reminded of my passion for this great industry. — Jesus Saenz, Assistant Director, Administration and Customer Service, Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston Airport System, June, 2007 AeroVironment AeroVironment’s Architectural Wind™ is a small, modular wind turbine system designed for quick and easy installation onto the parapet of a new or existing tilt-up, pre-cast or other low-profile building, with little or no structural impact and no tall support tower required. In the Boston Logan International Airport installation, AeroVironment worked closely with Massport to incorporate the turbines on their building without any occupancy disruptions. The system also takes advantage of a building’s aerodynamic properties, resulting in 15-percent faster wind speed and a more than 50-percent increase in electrical power. Building on a history of clean technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient energy systems. The company’s small UAS are used extensively by agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and increasingly by allied military services to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. AeroVironment’s PosiCharge® fast charge systems eliminate battery changing for electric industrial vehicles in factories, airports, and distribution centers. Airport Consultants Council In the dynamic aviation industry, the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) helps its members stay ahead by bringing the experts together. Airport facilities, technology, markets, planning, design, security, regulations and economics are in a state of unprecedented change. ACC represents the unique interests of consultant firms and related businesses that provide airport development and operations expertise. ACC member firms are sent airport request for proposals and request for qualifications in the weekly electronic mailing: ACC Outlook: Airport Business Opportunities. Airports use ACC’s Membership Directory to find qualified consultants and suppliers, and the online version includes a searchable database of ACC’s membership. ACC’s website also has a number of resources to facilitate airport consultant procurement efforts. ACC released the new and improved ACC/Federal Aviation Administration best practices document, “Improving the Quality of Airport Projects: ACC/FAA Best Practices.” The document provides airport consultants and FAA staff guidelines on how to improve communications and relationships, with the overall goal of improving the airport project delivery process. Airport Minority Advisory Council The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is the only national, non-profit, trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (M/W/DBEs) in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in employment. AMAC has two primary goals: to eliminate the barriers to minority and women participation in the airport industry and to capitalize on the opportunities available in the multi-billion dollar aviation industry. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, AMAC has been at the forefront of nearly every national policy initiative impacting the participation of disadvantaged businesses in airport contracting. AMAC also works consistently with Congress, the federal government, aviation trade associations and others as a resource for information, education and guidance on business and employment matters. Airbiz Aviation Strategies Airbiz Aviation Strategies is an independent international specialist aviation consultancy with clients including airport owners, operators, investors, airlines, government agencies and other aviation stakeholders. The Airbiz team is made up of airport and terminal planners, business analysts, project facilitators, simulation specialists and creative strategists. Team members are renowned for lateral thinking resulting in innovative and cost-effective outcomes. The firm has accumulated more than 30 years experience in the aviation industry. Airbiz has successfully completed more than 2,000 projects and studies in 41 countries, on five continents. Advisory services provided by Airbiz include strategic planning, simulation and modeling, airport operations, terminal design, environmental impacts, aviation business, traffic projections, Airport Improvement Each issue of Airport Improvement features recently completed projects from all areas of airports. Best-ofclass case studies detail project specifics, chronicle special challenges overcome, uncover valuable lessons learned, and highlight potential applications to future projects with input from airport managers and CENTERLINES | SEPTEMBER 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - September 2008

Centerlines - September 2008
Welcome to Boston
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
On the Hill and On the Stump
Downes Award
ACI-NA 60th Anniversary
Host Airport Profile
Cover Story: James L. Oberstar
Regulatory Front: Security Standards
Security: Checkpoint Evolution
Environment: Measuring Greenhouse Gases at Sea-Tac
Air Service: Wild, Wild Ride
Passenger Focus: DOT’s Complaint Desk
On Management: “TLC” at John Wayne
Revenue Arena: A Tale of Two Diversified Cities
Media Relations: New Media
Now Underway
Grand Openings
New Members
Conference Sponsors
Conference Exhibitors
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - September 2008