Category - Landside Development

A Commitment to Green for Non-Aeronautical Revenues

Squeezed by increasingly tight budgets, business-savvy airports of various types and sizes are turning to their land and its natural resources for additional streams of non-aeronautical revenue. Some earn surprisingly sizable returns by the bushel or acre.

Business Booms When Landside Development is Done Right

Although they're thousands of miles apart, the landside developments at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) have a lot in common. Both airports successfully developed on-site land to build opportunities, create jobs and better serve the airport and surrounding communities.

Landside Terminal Focuses on the Customer

When Sacramento International Airport (SMF) built the new four-story, 424,000-square-foot landside portion of its new Terminal B, "passenger experience" was a top design criterion. The result, say team and airport officials, is an airy building with clean lines that is easy for visitors to navigate.

Toronto Pearson Helps Launch Eco-Business Zone

Making an airport more sustainable is a huge task. Making the entire industrial/commercial area surrounding it is an even bigger undertaking; but it's a task officials at Toronto Pearson International Airport believe is worth the effort.

Green Airport Plaza Sprouts Up at Newark Liberty

A new $5.9 million airport plaza scheduled to open at Newark Liberty International Airport in September may foretell a new trend in landside development. According to its developer, the plaza is the first of its kind in the country.

Highway Signs Modified to Clarify Twin Cities Confusion

Driving into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) used to be a challenging and sometimes frustrating experience. But the Metropolitan Airports Commission is working to make that a thing of the past with a $1.4 million signage program executed last fall and winter.

Santa Barbara Shoots for Silver & Wins Gold

When Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) began constructing its new rental car facility in summer 2007, officials hoped it would earn a silver rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). As it turned out, the $7.8 million facility achieved a gold rating.

Wisconsin County Airport Attracts Industrial Park as Neighbor

For a small general aviation facility, Fond du Lac County Airport (FLD) in Wisconsin has surprisingly large snow removal equipment at its disposal. The best part is, the airport doesn't own the equipment, and it even collects a few thousand dollars each year in the process.


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Fairbanks International Airport Baggage Transport Conveyor Enhanced With Mod Drive™ System

Fairbanks International Airport Baggage Transport Conveyor Enhanced With Mod Drive™ System

Airports face a host of unique industry challenges, such as meeting efficiency regulations and seeking out the best maintenance practices to reduce costs and keep operations flowing. In today’s current economic climate, any potential cost savings can go a long way. 

In 2019, Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) sought to modernize its equipment and operations. They were dissatisfied with the performance of the gearmotors on their baggage transport conveyors and began searching for new suppliers. Regal approached FAI with a solution that could improve equipment performance and simplify maintenance, with the added benefit of energy cost savings: the Hub City® MOD Drive™ system.

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