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Earlier this year, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) flipped the switch on its new all-LED apron lighting system, the largest apron LED installation in Canada.
As a joint-use airport, Charleston International (CHS) serves a diverse mix of traffic. On any given day, the South Carolina airfield accommodates a variety of commercial airliners and U.S. Air Force aircraft, including mammoth C-17 transporters.
"Why did the chicken cross the road?" is always good for some giggles on the schoolyard. But it's no laughing matter when a deer, coyote or goose crosses a runway or flightpath to get to the other side. In the most serious cases, it can be a matter of life or death.
After overcoming space constraints, geological challenges and complications associated with high altitude, Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) in Colorado is thrilled to have a new $7 million deicing pad ready to boost operational efficiency again this winter.
Last year, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) served 2.7 million travelers-quite a jump from just 25,000 passengers in 2005. PortsToronto, which owns and operates the Ontario airport, has invested in several upgrades to meet the growing demand.
South Florida is a hot tourist area, with air traffic increasing steadily for the last few years. To cope with overall passenger growth and seasonal swings, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is leveraging information technology and automation.
Repairing and maintaining runways without disrupting flight operations is a universal goal for airport operators.
Closing a runway for any amount of time is hardly a popular idea. However, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) recently found that a series of weekend closures was the best way to perform necessary upgrades at its busy airfield safely and efficiently.
Florida is not just filled with beaches and tourist attractions. Thanks to the Florida Airports Council, it's also brimming with free professional development opportunities for maintenance and airfield personnel.
According to popular sentiment, it can be easier to move an entire airport rather than railroad tracks that run through or near it. But Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) managed to move the tracks. And a state road as well.
When Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was built, it was the largest airport construction project of the time. Today, the airport is continuing that legacy with the single largest ground support project in the history of the United States.
In February, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) began requiring workers to carry their personal items in clear bags when passing through security checkpoints on their way to work.

Five Management Challenges Facing Airports Amid Uncertainty

Due to high fuel prices, a slowing economy and airline service cutbacks, the always-difficult job of an airport director is even more challenging today than in the past.

Welcome Friends

It's an exciting time. Records for passengers and revenues continue to be posted and summarily surpassed. The compounding growth has placed unprecedented demands on our airport infrastructure, and we're all working hard and fast to keep pace.

A Case of Irrational Pessimism

Do we all have our seat belts fastened? The landscape we experience at year-end 2008 will surely be quite different than what our expectations were this past New Year's Day.

Advertising is Reported to Cure the Common Cold

Well, we may not go that far; but it has recently been reported that Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport may soon be swapping advertising where art is now displayed.

No Easy Answers

The seismic shocks to the global economy and their impacts on the airport community are becoming increasingly apparent. Fortunately, the price of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel, but the airlines are still cutting capacity, and additional service reductions are expected next year in an effort to trim costs.

Customer Service Enhanced with BHS Expansion

The Houston Airport System (HAS) has a long-term initiative to eliminate all customer experience difficulties from Terminal A to Terminal E at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Speedy and accurate baggage delivery has been an area of recent focus.

Palm Beach Builds Seven-Story Parking Garage

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) has a lot of changes planned, and the first big project is complete and already being used by the flying public... It's tough to miss. The new seven-story parking garage opened in August, ahead of a revision to the airport's master plan that calls for even more broad expansions of the Florida airport.

National Guard Shields Airport Neighbors from C-5 Run-Up Noise

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy could have presented noise problems at the new Tennessee Air National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing base at Memphis International Airport because the C-5s are required to execute ground engine run-ups, revving the engines up to flight levels, as part of standard maintenance.

Indianapolis International Gets a Move On

Managing change is rarely easy. It becomes potentially mind-boggling, however, when it involves more than 3,000 employees, 10 major airlines and about 180 daily departures. Such is the case at Indianapolis International Airport.

TSA Pilot Prompts a Hands-Off

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is constantly evaluating various technologies through pilot programs. One such effort, the Cambria pilot, is testing the use of computed tomography (CT) technology at airport checkpoints.

JFK Goes "SUE Happy"

Negative connotations may spring to mind when 'SUE' is heard in conversation. However, airports are increasingly finding this term to be overtly positive. SUE does, after all, help prevent schedule delays, excess costs and even lost lives during construction.

New Tanks and Off-Loading Stations Fuel Growth in Fort Myers

Soon after Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers opened its new 28-gate terminal in 2005, planning began for a new fuel facility. The result was a $6 million, three-year project designed to increase fueling capacity, efficiency and safety while updating existing facilities to evolving environmental regulations.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Like many airports, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International decks its halls for the winter holidays. This year, it will spend thousands of dollars on everything from professionally strung lights and wreaths to a variety of holiday entertainers - including, of course, a few hours of Santa's time during his busiest season.

Dulles, O'Hare & Sea-Tac Prepare for Historic Runway Openings

The intertwined web of the U.S. air traffic system will experience notable changes when new runways at three different airports open on Nov. 20. The effects of increased capacity at Dulles International, O'Hare International and Seattle-Tacoma International (Sea-Tac) are sure to be felt nationwide - especially during inclement weather.

Tampa Revamps Concessions & Retail for $13.5 Million

Tampa International Airport (TPA) snagged the title of "best airport in the country" in a recent Zagat survey, but it's not resting on its laurels. Throughout the past year, TPA has initiated extensive improvements to more than half of the retail and food/beverage offerings in the airport and has introduced new concepts throughout its airside and landside facilities.

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RECORDED: Thursday August 31st, 2017 at 11:00 am EDT

Long waiting times make airports look bad and upset passengers. Even worse, long queues make airports lose money; people that wait more, spend less.

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Atlanta Int'l Tackles Nation's Largest Ground Support Project

When Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was built, it was the largest airport construction project of the time. Today, the airport is continuing that legacy with the single largest ground support project in the history of the United States.

Charlotte Douglas Int'l Institutes Clear Bag Policy at Employee Checkpoints

In February, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) began requiring workers to carry their personal items in clear bags when passing through security checkpoints on their way to work. The new policy began just as the House Homeland Security Committee released a report titled America's Airports: The Threat from Within, which highlighted a lack of employee screening and vetting at U.S. airports.

Scottsdale Airport Opens New Operations Center

This spring, Scottsdale Airport (SDL) in Arizona received good news about its new Operations Center. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the building silver certification for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED).

Automated People Mover Sets the Stage for Less Curb Congestion, New Intermodal Connections at Orlando Int'l

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is on track for continued growth and increased intermodality with the debut of its South Airport Automated People Mover System early this fall.

Laughlin/Bullhead Int'l Extends Runway in 15 Days

Completing airfield construction around the hustle and bustle of fully operational commercial service is challenging enough. But the margin for error is almost nonexistent when flights are grounded right before Christmas and the work window is just 15 days.

New Fuel Facility at South Texas Int'l

After a decade of surging traffic, South Texas International Airport (EBG) needed to upgrade its fueling operations to keep customers streaming in. So that's just what Airport Manager Debora Melvin did.

Raleigh-Durham Int'l Adds New Routes With Support of Local Businesses

In May, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) received a giant shot in the arm when it was named the best-connected medium-sized airport in the United States. Industry analyst William S. Swelbar cited 47 nonstop routes and a diverse group of carriers as major factors in the North Carolina airport's top ranking. (See sidebar on Page 62 for more details.)



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