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Archive for February, 2009

A few items for your attention today:

  • In an interesting test case for private airport development, the Malaysian government has blocked the construction of an airport to compete with Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Fascinating story. [WSJ]
  • The Conservative Party took a blow on the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport. Well-deserved. [FT]
  • Adrian Schofield at Aviation Week has been bringing us all the latest gossip on Obama’s not-expected-anytime-soon FAA choice. The latest scuttlebutt? Minneapolis airport chief Jeffrey Hamiel. [Things with Wings]
  • The Government Accountability Office has a new report out on “actions needed to improve management of air sovereignty alert operations to protect U.S. airspace.” [GAO]
  • All-knowing political analyst Michael Barone writes about the politics of the Ray LaHood selection at DOT in the context of Chicago airport expansion. [USNews]
  • Finally, a former professor of mine, now a dean at Penn State, was directed by police not to take photographs at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina. He records his chilling conversation. [Targuman]

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