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A Shared Cause

These are heady days in aviation. Industry conditions remind me of 2000 and early 2001, when new passenger records were being set every month. Thank goodness business is good once again. Airlines are reporting jaw-dropping profits (must be a lot of checked baggage), recent statistics from Airports Council International show year-to-date increases that we haven't seen in awhile, and advertisers have made this issue of Airport Improvement our largest ever.  [more]

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Winning the Airport Waiting Game

We are a population that hates to wait. In fact, the age-old notion of "waiting your turn" has taken on associations of inefficiency and incompetence.  [more]


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Airports face one of the most intricate challenges with regards to managing physical access to restricted areas within their facilities. They are responsible for all types of airport workers (tenants, airlines, federal, construction, visitors, etc.) all of which must be authenticated at all times. Due to manual, paper-based processes for issuing badges, airports are realizing unnecessarily high operations costs and potential non-compliance with security directives. It is time for a modern approach that can further alleviate insider threat while increasing customer service.

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Rickenbacker Int'l: An Economic Engine by Air, Rail & Road

Ohio's Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) stretches the usual format further than most. In addition to cargo, military and passenger services, it also includes rail and trucking. As such, the airport is a key component of the Rickenbacker Inland Port - one of the largest integrated logistics complexes in the United States....[more]
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No Membership? No Problem

Raleigh-Durham International is putting egalitarianism into action with a private lounge that offers VIP services and amenities to any passenger traveling through Terminal 1 who pays the facility's $29.95 day rate....[more]
  (posted: July-August 2011)

Artwork Highlights Terminals Handmade, Mind Made Themes

In conceiving Terminal 2, officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport strived to highlight North Carolinas tradition of handmade craftsmanship as well as its mind made technological innovations. Eight large-scale artworks commissioned for the new terminal reflect one or both themes....[more]
  (posted: July-August 2011)

In-House Police Retained & Reorganized at Jacksonville Intl

After investigating the option of contracting out police services for Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) recently decided to keep services in-house, but make some changes to the department....[more]
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Getting a Grip on Runways

Over the last 15 years, more than 100 fatalities have occ urred as A result of aircraft overruns directly related to "poor" runwa y braking action. The key to lowering this number is proper runway friction testing. While accidents like those at Chicago Midway Airport in 2005 and Broome County Airport in 1989 have led to improved technologies and testing practices, there is still room for improvement....[more]
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