b'46 LASGROUND SUPPORTWhen bridges are pulled from service for electronic refurbishments,PHOTO: SOUTHWEST SPECIALTY COATINGS INCthey also receive a new exterior coating. The coating also benefits maintenance staff and technicianstheir bare skin and never be uncomfortable or burn themselves, working on the exterior of the jet bridges. The ones with theCappel remarks.coating stay about one to three degrees from what the exteriorAs other infrastructure projects arise at LAS, Clark County ambient temperature is outside, McMahan reports. That isDepartment of Aviation will consider testing and using Super phenomenal.Therm, perhaps on buildings or rooftop air-conditioning units. Previously, maintenance and repairs on boarding bridges hadOther southwest U.S. airports, including Tucson International, use to be performed at night, because the structures were simplythe product on roofs and storage facilities.too hot to touch. Now, technicians can work on the coated jetMcMahan sees even wider potential, noting that airports in bridges during the day. They basically can lay on the surface withrainy regions could benefit from the products rust protection qualities, and SPI Coatings interior product could help increase insulation values for jet bridges at cold weather airports. If you were doing a refurb, getting down to the bare metal, it might be worth looking at, McMahan suggests, noting that the coating would be more difficult to apply on a retrofit basis. Coming AttractionsLike other businesses and entities in Las Vegas, the Clark County Department of Aviation is preparing for two major upcoming events. This November, the city will host the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will have drivers racing alongside landmarks, casinos and hotels at speeds up to 212 mph. In February 2024, Super Bowl LVIII will be played at Allegiant Stadium. Both events will bring a significant volume of visitors to the area, and most will arrive on commercial and private flights. LAS is currently expanding its apron on the west side of the airfield to accommodate an influx of private aircraft flying in for the special events. Henderson Executive, another airport operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation, recently completed an 18-acre expansion of its private aircraft parking area to help accommodate the extra traffic aswell. October 2023AirportImprovement.com'