January 2021 Print

2021 Annual Conference

We will be hosting the 2021 South Central Chapter Annual Conference in Houston this year on April 17-20.

We have some great things planned for this conference and can't wait to share. Registration is now open!



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Taxiway P Extension ∙ Fort Worth Alliance Airport

Fort Worth, Texas

CP&Y is providing design and construction management services for a 3,000-foot extension of Taxiway P and relocation of 4,400 feet of concrete perimeter road to clear the Runway Safety Area. Designed to accommodate Airplane Design Group (ADG) V and Taxiway Design Group (TDG) 6, the project includes one apron access taxilane, two runway connector taxiways, and one taxilane between two runways. Close coordination was required with adjacent tenant project with respect to paving, grading, drainage, and taxiway edge and centerline lighting. After design was complete, the project was separated into multiple construction packages to meet anticipated FAA AIP grant amounts.

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Chapter Check-In
We want to hear from you!
Chapter President Lenny Llerena will host this online networking event as a chance to network and "check-in" with fellow South Central Chapter members and airports.
January 27, 2021  11am - 12pm

SCC GA Committee Meeting
Don’t miss our first General Aviation Roundtable event that will be hosted on December 16th. We want to get our GA airports together to discuss topics on a regular basis. This kick off meeting will set the direction for those conversations in 2021. Sign up today to join the conversation! This first event is free for members and non-members to attend.
February 3, 2021  2pm - 3pm

SCCAAAE Annual Conference
April 17-20, 2021


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Travelers boarding international flights to the US will need proof of negative COVID-19 test, CDC says

usatoday.com - Starting Jan. 26, the CDC will require universal COVID testing for all passengers on international flights to the U.S.  Click Here

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates Centennial Airport’s new admin building

tribstar.com - Bill and Kristie Megenhardt sat on chairs with propellers for legs as they gazed out onto the runways of Terre Haute Regional Airport on Monday.  Click Here

United’s Denver flights returning to QC airport

ourquadcities.com - The Quad City International Airport announced Tuesday that United Airlines will restore twice daily service to Denver in February. “The return of this critical route so soon in 2021 is welcome news... Click Here

FAA Announces Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program

FAA announced creation of the Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program to distribute the $2 billion in funds that Congress approved as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act.

The agency stated, “The FAA intends to implement this program quickly to support the economic recovery of the national airport system. The FAA will provide further updates over the coming days and will release allocation amounts under each formula when they are finalized.” The agency also created a new website for the grant program and said that any questions can be directed to [email protected], the same address FAA has used for CARES Act grant funding questions.

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Not a member of South Central Chapter of AAAE? Why Not?!?

Join today and get great benefits as reduced rate to the conference, networking with peers, scholarship eligibility, and much more!

Join the AAAE South Central Chapter Today!


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Airline Passenger Totals Continue To Decline

U.S. airlines carried 61 percent fewer scheduled service passengers in November 2020 than in November 2019, according to DOT. The 61 percent decline was the smallest year-to-year decrease since March.

The large airlines carried 28.5 million passengers in November 2020 compared with 72.8 million passengers in November 2019 and 3 million in April 2020, which was the lowest monthly total in DOT records dating back to 1974. The previous record low was 14.6 million passengers in February 1975.

JetBlue, American To Move Ahead With Alliance

JetBlue and American announced that their planned strategic alliance is moving ahead following DOT review.

The carriers said they will begin implementing key aspects of the alliance in phases, offering more seamless connectivity and better travel choices on routes to and from New York’s three airports and Boston. The carriers also said they expect their alliance will “accelerate each airline’s recovery from the pandemic as customers are attracted to the expansion of options and enhanced service.”

The airlines said DOT agreed to terminate its review of the alliance in exchange for a series of commitments to ensure the accord delivers consumers benefits without harming competition. These commitments include slot divestitures at New York’s Kennedy International and at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport, and antitrust compliance measures. Beyond the agreement with the DOT, the carriers said they also will refrain from certain kinds of coordination in city pair markets where they are substantial competitors to each other and there is little service from other airlines.

Click HERE to go to the AAAE homepage for resources and infomation.

Click HERE to see upcoming meetings around the country.


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Happenings with Other Chapters

SWWAAAE 61ST Annual Winter Conference
The conference committee has put together an informative agenda with engaging speakers.
There is one week left to register! The conference theme is Keep Calm, Keep Flying, Rebuilding Together. Don't miss this opportunity to connect and interact with fellow SWAAAE members and industry colleagues as we focus on what's ahead in the new year. 
January 24-27, 2021

NEC/AAAE Mid-Winter Airport Recovery Summit
As our industry develops new guidelines, please join the
Northeast Chapter as we discuss:
~What We Know, What to Expect, and Planning for the Funding
~an update on Airline Service Activities
Register here
January 28, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm

SEC Leadership Seminar
Are you a GOAL Digger?  Let the SEC Help You! 
The Southeast Chapter of AAAE is pleased to offer instructional and energizing workshops for attendees to learn from the industry's best.
More information and registration available here.
February 25, 2021 9:30am - 3:30pm

2021 NEC/AAAE Airports Virtual Conference
The Chapter will be hosting sessions each weekday throughout March from 11:30am - 1pm EST. A sample of our agenda is outlined here
Attend ALL sessions for the same price!
Click Here to Register as an
March 1- April 2, 2021

SEC-AAAE Annual Conference
We’ve spent too much time apart, it’s time to get back together. Join us March 28 – 30 for the 2021 SEC-AAAE Annual Conference in the hostess city of the south – Savannah, GA. The conference committee is committed to creating community building opportunities, providing insightful and relevant information, and advancing dialogue centered around the recovery of the nation’s airports and related industries.
Register here!
March 28-30, 2021

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