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FEB-MAR 2018

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6 airportbusiness February/March 2018 INSIDE THE FENCE PUBLISHER: Missy Zingsheim 920-563-1665 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Joe Petrie 920-563-8370 SENIOR EDITOR: Benét Wilson 443-838-7033 SALES National Accounts Manager: Michelle Kohn 800-547-7377 x3344 National Accounts Manager / East Coast: Greg Szatko 262-473-9238 PRODUC TION Art Director: Rhonda Cousin Production Manager: Carmen Seeber CIRCUL ATION Audience Development Manager: Debbie Dumke SOUTHCOMM BUSINESS MEDIA CFO: Bob Mahoney COO: Blair Johnson VP, Production Operations: Curt Pordes VP, Technology: Eric Kammerzelt Executive Vice President: Gloria Cosby VP Marketing: Gerry Whitty Director of Digital Business Development: Lester Craft List Rentals: Elizabeth Jackson email: phone: 847-492-1350 ext. 18 • fax: 847-492-0085 Subscription Customer Service 877-382-9187; 847-559-7598 PO Box 3257 • Northbrook IL 60065-3257 Article reprints • Brett Petillo Wright's Media 877-652-5295, ext. 118 Airport Business (USPS 001-614), (ISSN 1072-1797 print; ISSN 2150- 4539 online) is published 8 times per year in Feb/Mar, April, May, Jun/Jul, Aug/Sep, October, November and Dec/Jan by SouthComm Business Media, LLC. 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PO Box 803 • 1233 Janesville Ave Fort Atkinson WI 53538 920-563-6388 • 800-547-7377 VOL. 32, NO. 3 Joe Petrie Editor-in-Chief O ne of the cornerstones of work- ing in the media is contemplat- ing the "ifs." There are a plethora of airport stories passing by my eyes every day from across the world. Some of banal, some of odd some are interesting. All of them make you think about "what if?" Hat tip to Ryan Carney Williams, AKA "Ryan Hawaii," for answering one of my big- gest "ifs" after he tried to skirt luggage fees by wearing eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts on a flight in January. The result? Apparently arrest at Keflavik International Airport. I wanted to try this in 2018 and luckily, Mr. Hawaii beat me to it, so now I don't have to ponder the aesthetics of the inside of an Icelandic airport jail. Whew. But an even bigger "if" on my mind right now is pondering what if the federal government got its priorities in line and passed an infrastructure bill that not only provided funding our airports, but also gave them the freedom to control their own destinies. Air traffic continues to boom. Record levels of commercial passengers are going through airports of all sizes. More cargo is flowing through our facilities and gener- al aviation airports across the nation are seeing growth. Yet despite all the good news, the cuffs remain on our airports.The lack of action has turned "what ifs" into "now what's" as we see major airports crack under pressure of too much positive growth without support to accommodate it. What if there still is no infrastructure bill? What if the bill is dragged into another ancillary fight like border security? What if ATC privatization sails through federal approval due to a wave of retiring lawmakers with nothing to lose? And most importantly, what if the eco- nomic expansion finally ends in 2018? The Dow Jones Industrial is at an all-time high and we're in the second longest streak of continued economic growth in the nation's history. But the yield curve is flattening and what goes up, must come down at some point. The Great Recession was just a decade ago and it took years to claw our way out. If we shore up the industry's finances now, it would help aviation weather the storm when it comes and avoid some of the pains we all went through last time around. Just because the economy is not likely to collapse this year doesn't mean the urgency is less needed. It's more important than ever so the "now what" from the "what if" is less painful. A Stick in the Eye ONLINE EXCLUSIVES f The Security Concerns Facing the Travel and Transportation Industry What does "better, smarter, faster" security look like for the transportation industry? There are four building blocks that form the foundation for dynamic security that can keep abreast of the changing threat landscape: microsegmentation, machine learning, encryption, and analytics. f Achieving Predictable Airport Operations Smart technologies can provide a "runway" for safer and more efficient operations and better passenger experiences. Here's what you need to know when look- ing into these types of technological improvements for your airport. @FAANews #Pet relief areas are im- portant for #ServiceAn- imals that help people with disabiliƟes. The #FAA has guidance to help #airports comply with the Americans with Disability Act & other requirements, including how to establish pet relief areas at airports. hƩp:// @USTravel DYK: The travel-dependent leisure and hospitality industry is the largest #SmallBiz employer in the U.S. Arnaud Feist @arnaudfeist Pleased to hear that @ EUCourtPress confirms the @eu_comission decision against illegal state aids at Charleroi Airport. Fair compeƟ- Ɵon and level playing field prevail.

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