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CONFERENCE PREVIEWS AND REVIEWS Previews Insurance & Rick Management Jan. 17-18, 2008 The heart of the annual two-day Insurance & Risk Management Conference will be nine concurrent education sessions on topics ranging from employee safety management to self-funding. The conference will be held on Jan. 17-18 in Fort Lauderdale at the Marriott Coral Springs Hotel. The Insurance & Risk Management Steering Committee will meet on Jan. 16 and then host a welcome reception that evening for conference participants. Conference participants are eligible to receive 11 hours of management continuing professional education (CPE) units as granted by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. The opening speaker will be Patrick Brafford, senior vice president of Marsh USA., who will give an overview of the airport liability insurance market. Richard Terlecki, senior vice president of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management, will give an overview on the property insurance market. On Thursday, Ginga Griffin, account manager with ACE USA, will discuss risk control and accident prevention. There will be five one-hour concurrent sessions on Thursday and four more sessions on Friday. For more information and registration, visit the ACI-NA website. Accommodating Passenger and Airline Needs During Irregular Operations Jan 17-18, 2008 As a follow-up to an August meeting in Dallas, a two-day workshop on Accommodating Passenger and Airlines Needs During Irregular Operations will be held at the Hilton Crystal City in Crystal City, Va., on Jan 17-18. Participants—airport and airline operations and public service staff, airport concession operators, communications professionals, emergency personnel, federal agency staff and others—will discuss new opportunities to better serve passengers during airline delays due to weather or other unexpected events. Participants will break into small groups to discuss planning for an irregular event as well as what steps can be taken this winter season. The event will conclude with a session during which participants will develop an action plan to implement consensus ideas. For more information and registration, visit the ACI-NA website. recommend strategies for airport success at the seminar. Consultants and veteran airport executives will detail the merits of at least six different databases that can be tapped in preparing pitch presentations. The two-day event will wrapup with case study presentations by three airports—Kansas City, Columbus and Washington Dulles— talking about their recent efforts to recruit new airline service. The trio of air service recruiters will note how they used a variety of data sources to construct their presentations. For more information and registration, visit the ACI-NA website. Review International Aviation Issues Seminar Nov. 29-30, 2007 The annual International Aviation Issues Seminar drew 50 participants to the two-day seminar in Washington on Nov. 29-30. The keynote speaker was Andrew Steinberg, assistant secretary of aviation and international affairs in the transportation department. A roundtable of government and industry speakers discussed current facilitation issues. The day was capped with a panel of airline representatives speculating on the implementation of the EU/US Open Skies accord. On Friday, members of the ACINA International Air Service Program held a business meeting. For more information, visit the ACI-NA website. ■ Air Service Data & Planning Jan. 24-25, 2008 Senior airline planners will reveal to participants what airlines look for in selecting new routes during the Air Service Data & Planning Seminar, which will be held Jan. 24-25 in New Orleans at the Chateau Sonesta. Planners from Midwest, American Eagle and Continental Airlines will SAFET Y AND SECURIT Y continued from page 33 ning director. “It is a free flow taxiway so you don’t even have to stop.” Located on the north side of the Atlanta property, the taxiway not only eliminates crossings but also alleviates congestion in the ramps. “Taxiway Victor has cut down runway crossings to negligible on that side of the airport,” Davis said. “We get over 680 arrivals on that side of the airport, and we eliminated over 650 crossings by having the end-around taxiway. “Efficiency-wise and safety-wise, it is certainly a benefit.” ■ DFW’s perimeter taxiway closely mirrors Atlanta’s end-around taxiway that debuted in April 2007. “Instead of crossing the runway, you can taxi around the end of the runway which eliminates runway crossing,” said Matt Davis, Hartsfield-Jackson’s assistant plan- 42 CENTERLINES | JANUARY 2008

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

President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
Regulatory Front
On the Hill and On the Stump
One on One: Dave Barger
Revenue: The Concessions Awards
Environment: O’Hare Expansion
Passenger Focus: Houston Friendly
Safety and Security: After Comair, What Next?
Air Service Recruiting: Charleston’s Acquisition of AirTran
On Management: Performance Benchmarking at DFW
Now Underway
Grand Opening
Conference Previews and Reviews
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - January 2008