b'Guests with autism and others who find it particularly stressful to fly will be able to practice boarding on a simulated jet bridge. 66 MCI TERMINALSdont want to be the only one who has one of these in the U.S., he adds. I hope other airports will take our Simulation Room blueprint and improve upon it, too. More information about programs at Boston Logan International and Minneapolis-St. Paul International is available in the Sept. 2014 issue of Airport Improvement magazine. Local ImpactRepresenting Edgemoor, it was Strickers job to listen to the many The Simulation Room will allow people with various aversionsstakeholders involved with the terminal project and try to thread the or challenges to practice elements of air travel that can proveneedle to satisfy all of them. difficult: stepping onto the jet bridge and looking down, turningMeeting community expectations was a challenge, and were over personal carry-on items for security screening, fasteningvery proud that one thing the city and community were interested a seatbelt securely, etc. Plans are also in the works to arrangein was to increase participation by women and minority groups, multiple flight crew introductions.he says. Ultimately, we achieved a higher degree of woman- and The real hope is that we can turn non-flyers into flyers byminority-owned business participation than the city expected, which giving families with young travelers or whomever might benefit thetranslated to more than $300 million in contracts for these firms. most the opportunity to test run before buying the tickets, MeyerStricker points back to the community regarding the results, explains. That pre-flight experience will help them get away fromadding that feedback has been positive about the fair and the fear and help see the magic of flight.transparent contract process. While other airports have similar programs, Meyer notes thatIn order to ramp up the local workforce, Edgemoor MCI is once again developing a great concept even further. Weimplemented a three-week training program for men and women SnowBOSS: Clearing the Way to Safe, Efficient Runway OperationsSnowBOSS software keeps airport snow removal teams safer while managing the pressures and demands of snow and ice removal, especially in reduced visibility. An extension of Leonardos AeroBOSS runway incursion warning system, SnowBOSS reduces the likelihood of accidents by allowing supervisors to monitor and coordinate all snow removal vehicles and by making equipment operators aware of all vehiclesin the vicinity. At major hubs and smaller airports,reducing snow removal risk with SnowBOSS allows your performance to skyrocket. Made in the USA leonardocompany-us.comHelicopters | Aeronautics | Electronics, Defense & Security Systems | SpaceMarch | April 2022AirportImprovement.com'