Publisher's columns

Runway & Ramp Special Edition

September
2021
A huge nomination list of compelling runway stories inspired our annual Runway & Ramp edition, which we’ve been publishing since 2010.

Getting Back on Track

July-August
2021
Those so-called experts who predicted that the post-pandemic traffic recovery would be measured in years, not months, missed the mark.

In Good Company

May-June
2021
The storied FAA Airport Improvement Program turns 40 this month.

We’ll Get There

March-April
2021
It has been a little more than a year since our industry hit a major bout of turbulence

Show Me!

January-February
2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created a plethora of options to cope with the new realities of air travel.

Let’s Not Get Ahead of Ourselves

November-December
2020
When justifying the need for their projects, airports reference pre-pandemic passenger levels.

Time to Vote

October
2020
With the general election coming November 3, now is the time to plan.

Action is the Antidote

September
2020
A lot of people have COVID fatigue. And who can blame them? It’s been a drain.

Welcome to the Flat Side of Social Media

July-August
2020
I don’t know about you, but my social media feeds have been running overtime lately.

Where Do We Go From Here?

May-June
2020
While we have never before experienced a COVID-19 pandemic, we can draw on previous disruptors to guess what happens in the future of aviation.

Picks & Pans

March
2020
Here are just a few Picks and Pans from my early 2020 travels.

Artscapes

January-February
2020
We’ve all heard the phrase, “When you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport.” The same can be said for airport art.

Making Dollars & Sense of Green Projects

November-December
2019
In our risk-averse airport industry, green projects were once viewed as politically motivated ideas championed by hippy, left-leaning activists. Now they’re being recognized as smart.

Seek Professional Help

October
2019
I recently read about an airport failing an FAA runway inspection because the glass beads in its markings had worn off and were not providing enough reflectivity.

The Right Stuff

September
2019
Coverage of airport projects is the glue that binds Airport Improvement together. Sharing these stories with the industry serves all of us well.

Change of Heart?

July-August
2019
The runway story about DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) that ran in our May/June issue was tough to publish.

It Never Hurts to Ask

May-June
2019
Often, there’s an inverse relationship between age and curiosity. Kids have a million and one questions.

Imagine That!

March-April
2019
Imaginative ideas are the basis of projects covered in this March/April issue.

Visionaries Needed

January-February
2019
These days, there seem to be more airports trying to accommodate current growth than expanding for anticipated traffic in 2030.

These Are the Best of Times

November-December
2018
A string of year-over-year passenger gains has created a new norm.

Reflections

October
2018
In late August after the AMAC Annual Conference in Seattle, my wife and I decided to explore the beautiful Northwest by visiting nearby Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island. It’s quite impressive!

Info Coming Soon

September
2018
This was the message I saw on an airport website recently. Could you imagine if that were posted on the benefits page of your insurance company’s website, or under the “About” tab on AAAE’s site?

Sophia, Olivia, Jackson & Liam

May-June
2018
These are the top four baby names of 2017. They’re hot and trendy. But what’s trending today will likely be forgotten by 2027.

Not So Dynamic

April
2018
Transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft continue to shape airports. Some may not like how it’s happening, but it’s happening; and we have to embrace the evolution. There’s a myriad of discussions and changes taking place as a result of TNCs, and our story sets the stage about how airports have been responding and planning for the future.

No Substitute for Experience

March
2018
This winter, we hired a contractor to plow our driveway at home. I had shoveled the snow for years, and it was time to turn the job over to a professional.

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Integration of GIS with CMMS & EAM Systems

A growing number of Airports, Warehouses, private and public utilities today are implementing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems. In 2019, the CMMS software market was worth $0.92 billion. By 2027, it is expected to reach $1.77 billion, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.58% during 2020-2027.

This developing interest in asset and maintenance management is driven by the multiple benefits that an EAM system and a CMMS offer in terms of prolonging the useful life of maturing infrastructure, and assets. On the other hand, a geographic information system (GIS) offers exceptional capabilities and flexible licensing for applying location-based analytics to infrastructures such as airports, roadways, and government facilities.
 
Both GIS and CMMS systems complement one another. For companies looking to increase the return on investment (ROI) on their maintenance efforts, integrating a GIS with a CMMS platform is an expected headway that can considerably improve the capabilities of their maintenance crew and give them the best results.
 
This whitepaper takes a closer look at the definitions and benefits of GIS, EAM, and CMMS. Moreover, it sheds light on some important considerations associated with the integration of GIS with an EAM system and CMMS. It also presents a powerful solution to streamline the integration process.
 

 

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