deadline “builds additional
procedures into the prescreening
process to determine screening
protocols on a per-shipment basis,”
the agency said. “This process
requires enhanced screening for
shipments designated as higher
risk, while lower risk shipments
will undergo other physical
TSA said it will continue to
work with other governments,
international organizations and
industry partners to strengthen
air cargo security by putting more
risk-based and intelligence driven
procedures in place.
Port Columbus Provides
More Power Outlets
Port Columbus International now has
more than 2,000 power outlets and
USB ports throughout the terminal
that travelers may use for free.
The airport partnered with Arconas
to create the power units that have
been retrofitted into airport seating,
which is equipped with tables
built between many of the seats.
Additionally, more than 40 recently
installed workstations provide
convenient electrical and electronic
connections for passengers.
Port Columbus also became
one of the first airports in the
Port Columbus became one of the first
airports in the U.S. to install PowerMats,
which are wireless charging docks for many
different electronic devices.
PHX SKY TRAIN ON SCHEDULE
TO BEGIN OPERATIONS IN 2013
Phoenix Sky Harbor’s PHX Sky Train in mid-May achieved another major milestone as
the new automated train traveled between the East Economy Parking station and the
airport’s maintenance facility.
U.S. to install PowerMats, which
are wireless charging docks for
many different electronic devices.
Mounted to existing tables in
concourse A, B and C holdrooms,
the PowerMats have quickly become
popular with passengers.
“Readily available power and
free Wi-Fi are two amenities that
keep Port Columbus passengers
relaxed and happy while waiting
for flights,” said David Saleme, the
airport’s manager of concessions.
“Our goal is to make the airport
experience easy and comfortable,
facilitating passengers’ needs to
conduct business while traveling.
At Port Columbus, you don’t have
to search behind chairs and vending
machines or sit on the floor to plug
into an outlet.”
St. Louis Completes
The electrically powered, automated PHX Sky Train will transport travelers between
the regional light rail system, Sky Harbor’s largest parking area and Terminal 4, which
serves 80 percent of the airport’s passengers. It will serve passengers beginning in the
first quarter of 2013. The PHX Sky Train will run seven days a week, 365 days a year,
and will be free of charge. Plans call for the PHX Sky Train to serve all of Phoenix Sky
Harbor’s terminals by early 2015 and the Rental Car Center by 2020.
The expansion of Lambert-St.
Louis International’s C Concourse
checkpoint was scheduled to be
completed in early June, providing
three additional security lanes.
The expansion will give TSA the
option of operating eight lanes simultaneously, the airport said.