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St. Louis Int’l Looks to Future With Master Plan Projects to Consolidated Terminals

St. Louis Int’l Looks to Future With Master Plan Projects to Consolidated Terminals
The master planning process is about provisioning for the future, and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is a prime example of why it’s so important. Currently, the middle America airport serves 15.6 million annual passengers, but that number is expected to grow to 21 million by 2040—34% over STL’s peak in 2019.

Sweet Charity: Airports Large and Small Open Their Facilities to Support Local Fundraisers

Airports Large and Small Open Their Facilities to Support Local Fundraisers
There’s something inherently exciting and interesting about airports. That’s why it can be incredibly effective when an airport allows people outside the industry onto its property for fundraising events such as car shows or an old-fashioned tug of war against a 757 cargo plane.

Airports Reap the Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing

Airports Reap the Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing
Hundreds of airports are harnessing the power of cooperative purchasing for everything from pencils to multimillion-dollar fire trucks to airfield striping services, and they’re enjoying streamlined procurement and often better pricing as a result.

Pittsburgh Int’l Adds On-Site Childcare Center

Pittsburgh Int’l Adds On-Site Childcare Center
As airports across North America feel the squeeze of a tight labor pool, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) recently unveiled an appealing perk to help attract and retain employees. In September, a daycare center inside its landside terminal opened under the management of nationwide chain La Petite Academy.

Early ORAT Process Helps Des Moines Int’l Create Plan for Opening Day Success

Early ORAT Process Helps Des Moines Int’l Create Plan for Opening Day Success
The new terminal project at Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is a once-in-a-generation undertaking nearly a decade in the making. But it’s also expected to be an overnight success—that is, in terms of closing the existing terminal one day and starting operations in the new one the next.

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Emphasizes Compassion Regarding Homeless People in Terminal

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Emphasizes Compassion Regarding Homeless People in Terminal
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) has experienced an increase in unhoused people seeking shelter within its facilities. With a portion of that population suffering from mental health issues, there have been assaults to passengers and airport employees as well as security breaches or other incidents that cause facility shutdowns or flight delays.

Baltimore/Washington Int’l Updates Concourse D With Custom Ceiling and New HVAC System

Baltimore/Washington Int’l Updates Concourse D With Custom Ceiling and New HVAC System
Form over function, or function over form? It’s an age-old debate with no definitive answer. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and its project partners chose both for the recently completed $20 million renovation of Concourse D.

Planning and Poise Under Pressure Help Sun Valley/Friedman Memorial Manage Traffic Surge for Elite Business Retreat

Planning and Poise Under Pressure Help Sun Valley/Friedman Memorial Manage Traffic Surge for Elite Business Retreat
Gathering some of the world’s busiest executives in the picturesque Idaho setting makes it easier for them to connect—and also creates spectacular traffic management challenges in the air and on the ramp at SUN. On a typical day, the small airport averages about 70 arrivals and departures, a mix of general aviation flights and commercial service. But traffic surges dramatically during the annual Sun Valley Conference.

Syracuse Int’l Establishes In-House Police Department

Syracuse Int’l Establishes In-House Police Department
Shortly after midnight on the first Monday in March, police officers on the newly formed SRAA Police Department began patrolling the Upstate New York airport grounds for the first time. They replaced officers from the Syracuse Police Department who had worked at the airport both directly and on a contract basis through a third-party security company for most of SYR’s existence.

Onsite Lab at Toronto Pearson Int’l Tests Early Warning System for Infectious Diseases

Onsite Lab at Toronto Pearson Int’l Tests Early Warning System for Infectious Diseases
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is taking a new industry-leading step by piloting a new kind of testing strategy—one that doesn’t involve swabbing the noses of passengers or airport workers. A lab established at the airport is testing wastewater samples collected from terminals 1 and 3 and samples from the aircraft waste collection area Triturator for a wide range of viruses such as COVID, influenza and mpox.

Ford Int’l Builds New Airport Operations Center

Ford Int’l Builds New Airport Operations Center
Creating a better workspace was the driving force in early 2020 when executives at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) committed to building a new operations center. In addition to housing everyday operations functions and equipment, the $8.5 million building includes an upgraded emergency operations center for the Grand Rapids, MI, airport.

New Control Tower Sparks Growth at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Opens Pathway for Other Airports With Contract Towers

New Control Tower Sparks Growth at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Opens Pathway for Other Airports With Contract Towers
The recent addition of an upgraded air traffic control tower has given Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) an inside track to welcoming more passengers while supporting a surge in aviation-related commercial development. Last August, AZA activated its John S. McCain III Air Traffic Control Tower, a nearly 200-foot-tall, $30 million addition that immediately improved airfield safety and boosted operational capacity at the expanding reliever airport.

Louisville Int’l Installs Geothermal System to Substantially Reduce Energy Costs, Carbon Footprint

Louisville Int’l Installs Geothermal System to Substantially Reduce Energy Costs, Carbon Footprint
A $21.7 million geothermal heating and cooling system currently being installed at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is the first of its magnitude at a U.S. airport. The project is designed to reduce the Kentucky airport’s energy costs for natural gas and electricity by roughly $400,000 annually. It also should reduce SDF’s carbon footprint by about 80%.

Rogue Valley Int’l Implements New Stormwater System

Rogue Valley Int’l Implements New Stormwater System
This summer, Rogue Valley International–Medford Airport (MFR) in southwestern Oregon completed the installation of an innovative stormwater detention and drainage solution that mimics nature to wick and clean rainwater before returning it to the ground and nearby waterways.

Moncton Int’l Partners With City and Local Wastewater Treatment Plant to Resolve Glycol Issue

Moncton Int’l Partners With City and Local Wastewater Treatment Plant to Resolve Glycol Issue
Airports, along with other public agencies, are essential to a community’s economy and quality of life. Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) in Dieppe, New Brunswick, codified this sentiment by partnering with another critical public utility.

Millinocket Municipal Slashes Snow Removal Time

Millinocket Municipal Slashes Snow Removal Time
Winter weather in central Maine has changed significantly over the last few decades, prompting Millinocket Municipal Airport (MLT) to update its snow removal equipment to meet the new airfield maintenance challenges.

Cherry Capital Airport Controls Its Own Fate With Ownership/Governance Change

Cherry Capital Airport Controls Its Own Fate With Ownership/Governance Change
When Costco Wholesale Corp. came knocking at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), it took four years for the local airport commission to open the door. The warehouse giant wanted to build its first store in western Michigan on land at the Traverse City airport, but red tape made it a long process.

High-Tech Billing System Helps Love Field Collect New Landing Fees

High-Tech Billing System Helps Love Field Collect New Landing Fees
A previous investment in an automated aircraft identification and billing system is paying new dividends at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The technology, PlanePass by Vector Airport Systems, was initially installed in 2016 to detect and bill Customs operations. DAL executives expanded its use in January 2019 to cover all general aviation and nonsignatory commercial operations.

Springfield-Beckley Municipal Attracts Unmanned Flight Testing

Springfield-Beckley Municipal Attracts Unmanned Flight Testing
Springfield–Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH), located between Dayton and Columbus, has become one of the hottest spots in the United States for testing and flight of advanced air mobility aircraft. Unmanned drones and electric vertical takeoff/landing (eVTOL) aircraft are just two types of systems currently sharing the airspace above SGH. And an $8.2 million project is in the works to accommodate even more innovation.

Atlanta Int’l Leverages GIS Mapping for Indoor Terminal Areas

Atlanta Int’l Leverages GIS Mapping for Indoor Terminal Areas
While it’s not the biggest airport in the world—not even Top 10, in fact—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) has consistently been the busiest in passenger traffic for about two decades. In 2019 alone, it served more than 100 million travelers. And all those passengers, plus 60,000 or so employees, are tucked neatly into a 6.8 million-square-foot terminal complex.

Greater Sudbury Airport Boosts Snow Removal Efficiency by Embracing New Technology

Greater Sudbury Airport Boosts Snow Removal Efficiency by Embracing New Technology
Several years ago, YSB started investing in larger pieces of equipment that do the work of multiple machines to help its small, but seasoned, staff remove more snow in less time. That, in turn, allows the airport to allocate its 15 snow removal employees and seasonal workers more efficiently. To handle copious amounts of snow with a relatively small snow removal staff, the Ontario airport takes a tactical approach that emphasizes advanced equipment and machines that boost productivity and efficiency.

Atlanta Int’l Constructs South Deicing Complex

Atlanta Int’l Constructs South Deicing Complex
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) may not regularly deal with icing conditions, but that doesn’t mean they are not a concern for its airlines and airport management. As the busiest passenger airport in the United States, roughly 6% of all U.S. enplanements occur at ATL. So when operations slow there, the rest of the country is impacted.

Police Force at Los Angeles Int’l Discovers There’s No Place Like One Home

Police Force at Los Angeles Int’l Discovers There’s No Place Like One Home
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division (LAXPD) now has a home befitting of its status as the largest airport law enforcement agency in the United States. The 1,100-member department moved into a new $216 million facility on the north side of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in fall 2021.

Cincinnati Int’l Assumes Operation of Local University Airport

Cincinnati Int’l Assumes Operation of Local University Airport
Early this year, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) struck a noteworthy deal to manage and operate Miami University Airport (OXD), a quiet general aviation airfield located about an hour north of CVG in Oxford, OH. Per the five-year agreement, CVG will lease OXD for $84,000 per year and take over revenue streams such as aircraft fueling, aircraft parking and hangar rental.

Southwest Florida Int’l Self-Funds New Control Tower

Southwest Florida Int’l Self-Funds New Control Tower
As the last major step of a plan to control its own destiny, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers will soon give FAA the keys to its new $81 million airport traffic control tower. As such, the Lee County Port Authority is the first airport owner/operator to build and equip an FAA control tower without any federal funds. Construction of the tower is expected to be substantially complete by November, and the FAA is slated to begin installing equipment by January 2022. If all goes according to plan, RSW’s new tower will start operating before the end of 2022 with freshly trained staff.

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2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement

Giving back to the community is central to what Charlotte Douglas International Airport and its operator, the City of Charlotte Aviation Department, is about, and last year was no different. 

Throughout 2022, while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued our efforts to have a positive impact on the Charlotte community. Of particular note, we spent the year sharing stories of how Connections Don't Just Happen at the Terminal - from creating homeownership and employment opportunities to supporting economic growth through small-business development and offering outreach programs to help residents understand the Airport better.

This whitepaper highlights the construction projects, initiatives, programs and events that validate Charlotte Douglas as a premier airport.

Download the whitepaper: 2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement.

 

 




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