What we’re reading: Passenger gets on Atlanta tarmac, Vegas Strip arena, 787 battery tests

by Stephanus Surjaputra on March 7, 2013

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The TSA, Delta Air Lines, and airport police are trying to figure out how a passenger was able to board an employee shuttle, get onto the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson airport and into the concourse without being questioned until she got inside the terminal.

Around 5 a.m. on February 23, [Shannon] Reynolds was simply trying to park at an off-site parking lot in time to catch a flight on Spirit Airlines, she told CNN.

She didn’t notice she was pulling into a Delta employee parking lot, where she said she was waved through two security checkpoints and allowed to park.

MGM plans arena on the Strip

MGM announced plans for building an arena west of the strip with arena builder AEG.

The sports and entertainment venue would be built behind the Monte Carlo and New York-New York. Construction should take 24 to 30 months after a ground-breaking late this year.

787 battery charger producer says charging unit passes tests

UK-based aircraft components-to-energy conglomerate Meggitt confirmed that the 787 battery charger passed all NTSB tests.

The NTSB said, “The acceptance test procedure of the APU battery charging unit was conducted at Securaplane in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 21. The battery charging unit passed all significant tests and no anomalies were detected.”

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  • Johnp

    You got to love the supervision at the ATL employee parking areas. Hey, it’s only a job so doing it immaterial, especially when it comes to security; hire anyone, pay them whatever and you get this result. Now, leave the employee gate people alone and let them drink their coffee.

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