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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.
Reagan Nat’l Opens Two New Security Checkpoints
Reagan National Airport (DCA) opened two new security checkpoint buildings shortly after Americans observed the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Memphis Int’l Modernizes and Expands While Consolidating Concourses
Memphis International Airport (MEM) is consolidating all passenger operations from three aging concourses to one brand-new, seismically-compliant Concourse B. The $245 million investment also allows MEM to modernize and expand the more than 50-year-old building to set the stage for future growth.
Privacy Pods Gaining Popularity With Passengers and Airports
Cellphones and laptops at the ready, a fair amount of business travelers regularly arrive early at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) to squeeze in a few calls or emails before departing.
Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Consolidates Maintenance Services in New 16-Acre Complex
Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) had expanded its terminal and amenities to accommodate an unprecedented boom in passenger traffic over the past decade. Now, the central Texas airport has also improved its behind-the-scenes operations with a new consolidated maintenance complex.
Blue Grass Airport Races to Repave Runway in 72 Hours
There is a certain type of NASCAR fan who prefers to watch races from pit road because that’s often where races are won or lost. They love to see the carefully choreographed flurry of action as crews fuel up a car and swap out four tires in less than 15 seconds.
Terminal Upgrades Improve Flow at Buffalo Niagara Int’l
It’s too small. That was the first impression William Vanecek, director of Aviation for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, had when he walked into Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) on his first day of work in November 1998.
Tweed-New Haven Regional Prepares for New Traffic With Funding From Avelo Airlines & Avports
Big changes are underway at Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport (HVN), and even bigger changes are in the works. Current projects include $5.2 million of improvements, most notably the addition of modular buildings to provide space for a 300-seat holdroom and a new ticketing area.
Sanford Seacoast Regional Provides Airfield Land for Large Solar Farm
A concerted, collaborative effort has turned empty land at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport (SFM) in rural Maine into a privately financed 50-megawatt solar farm.
New Health Clinic at Baltimore/Washington Int’l is a Shot in the Arm for Travelers and Employees
Passengers and workers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) who need medical assistance no longer have to wonder if there’s a doctor in the house.
San Diego Int’l Builds New Airline Support Building
In July, San Diego International Airport (SAN) commemorated the opening of its brand new Airline Support Building. The $49 million project is part of a larger program to enhance overall behind-the-scenes facilities.
Celebrating Oregon - Rogue Valley International–Medford (MFR)
Passengers traveling into and out of Rogue Valley Intl–Medford Airport (MFR) in southern Oregon will likely recognize the large new mural in the main terminal.
Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Modernizes, Expands North Satellite
This summer, just as passengers returned in significant numbers, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) opened Phase 2 of its $710 million North Satellite modernization project, adding much-needed gates and square footage.

San Diego Int’l Builds New Airline Support Building

San Diego Int’l Builds New Airline Support Building
In July, San Diego International Airport (SAN) commemorated the opening of its brand new Airline Support Building. The $49 million project is part of a larger program to enhance overall behind-the-scenes facilities. The purpose-built facility was designed to provide a more efficient approach to cargo operations and consolidate support functions into a single centralized location.

Celebrating Oregon - Rogue Valley Int'l–Medford (MFR)

Celebrating Oregon - Rogue Valley International–Medford (MFR)
Passengers traveling into and out of Rogue Valley Intl–Medford Airport (MFR) in southern Oregon will likely recognize the large new mural in the main terminal.

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Modernizes, Expands North Satellite

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Modernizes, Expands North Satellite
This summer, just as passengers returned in significant numbers, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) opened Phase 2 of its $710 million North Satellite modernization project, adding much-needed gates and square footage.

Atlanta Int’l Installs First Integrated CT-Automated Security Lane Checkpoint System in U.S.

Atlanta Int’l Installs First Integrated CT-Automated Security Lane Checkpoint System in U.S.
In 2019, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) was the world’s busiest airport—hitting an all-time high of 110 million passengers. To increase throughput and maintain its service level agreement of less than 20-minute wait times for passenger screening, ATL added five new lanes to its South Security Checkpoint.

Twin Cities Reliever Airports Live Up to Name

Twin Cities Reliever Airports Live Up to Name
The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) are called relievers for a good reason: They significantly reduce traffic pressure that would otherwise congest Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP), the major airport of the system.

Bigger, Better Fuel Farm Comes Online at St. Louis Int’l

Bigger, Better Fuel Farm Comes Online at St. Louis Int’l
The new $50 million jet fuel storage facility at St. Louis Lambert International (STL) nearly doubles the airport’s storage capacity to 3 million gallons. The fuel farm, which began operating in August, replaces an aging underground storage tank facility constructed more than 60 years ago.

Parking Improvements at Louisville Muhammad Ali Int’l

Parking Improvements at Louisville Muhammad Ali Int’l
With passenger traffic on the rise and dated parking facilities straining at the seams, Louisville Muhammad Ali International (SDF) began expanding and upgrading its parking operations in 2019. Since then, the Kentucky airport has invested more than $36 million in new facilities, systems and related projects.

Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Fills New Terminal Extension With Technology to Wow Customers

Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Fills New Terminal Extension With Technology to Wow Customers
This past May, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened an extension of Terminal D, its primary international terminal. Although the $202 million project added just four gates, the impact on operational capacity and customer satisfaction is expected to be tremendous.

Charlotte Douglas Int’l Rises to the Challenge of Managing Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals

Charlotte Douglas Int’l Rises to the Challenge of Managing Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals
When air travel hit the skids in 2020, rental car companies struggled right alongside airlines and airports. With business slowing to a trickle, rental fleets were decimated by the sale of dormant vehicles. Hertz reported a 40% reduction in cars between the end of 2019 and the end of 2020.

Tampa Int’l Plots New Course to Enhance Airfield Safety

Tampa Int’l Plots New Course to Enhance Airfield Safety
While many airfield safety programs focus on runways, Tampa International (TPA) recently finished a $78,500 project that honed in on its apron area. The Florida airport established a well-defined route specifically designed to decrease the speed of ground service vehicles and help keep them a safe distance from parked and taxiing aircraft.

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Lehigh Valley Int’l Opens the Doors on New Bulk Hangar

Lehigh Valley Int’l Opens the Doors on New Bulk Hangar
Even though COVID-19 put obstacles in its path, Lehigh Valley International (ABE) never veered from its mission of adding more hangar space. Last July, the eastern Pennsylvania airport opened a new 54,000-square-foot hangar to accommodate soaring passenger traffic and newer corporate jets that weigh up to 100,000 pounds.

Airports Find New Way to Track Airfield Traffic

Airports Find New Way to Track Airfield Traffic
For years, personnel at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (MBT) manually tracked aircraft to estimate daily traffic at the central Tennessee airfield. Based on crude visual tallies, MBT officials began this year thinking the general aviation facility logged about 225 operations per day.

Pittsburgh Int’l Boosts Energy Resiliency, Reliability

Pittsburgh Int’l Boosts Energy Resiliency, Reliability
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) made history in June when it flipped the switch on its own natural gas and solar energy powered microgrid. In an era when energy resiliency and independence have become a Holy Grail of sorts, PIT is the first airport in the world to be completely powered by its own microgrid. And, it did so at no cost to the airport or local taxpayers.

Halifax Stanfield Builds Cargo Park With Cold Chain Capabilities

Halifax Stanfield Builds Cargo Park With Cold Chain Capabilities
As airports around the globe are seeing an uptick in passenger traffic, Halifax Stanfield International (YHZ) is experiencing incredible growth in cargo operations. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, officials at the Nova Scotia airfield believed in the old maxim, “If you build it, they will come.” And they were right.

McGhee Tyson Airport Expands Scope of Simple Runway Rehab

McGhee Tyson Airport Expands Scope of Simple Runway Rehab
The internet is full of videos about home improvement projects that mushroom in size and scope. What starts as a simple fix all too often becomes a complete redo. McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) near Knoxville, TN, experienced a similar storyline when it undertook what was initially envisioned as a simple runway rehab in 2009. Spoiler alert: TYS installed fresh concrete, but also ended up extending and completely redesigning the runway…and installing a new instrument landing system (ILS) on the parallel runway.

Regional Municipality Funds Runway Improvements at Fort McMurray Int’l

Regional Municipality Funds Runway Improvements at Fort McMurray Int’l
At a time when some airports were pressing the proverbial pause button on all construction and improvements, Fort McMurray International (YMM) in Alberta was moving ahead with plans for a major runway rehabilitation. The $15 million project was completed in May, funded entirely by the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Casper Int’l Upgrades ARFF Training Center at Opportune Time

Casper Int’l Upgrades ARFF Training Center at Opportune Time
Practice makes perfect, and everyone wants aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) teams to be as close to perfect as possible when they respond to airfield emergencies.

Redmond Municipal Builds New Facility for Snow Removal Equipment

Redmond Municipal Builds New Facility for Snow Removal Equipment
The team that maintains the airfield and operates snow removal equipment at Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) worked out of a 7,000-square-foot building with modest heavy equipment storage bays. Equipment was stored in several different places across the airfield, some outside. That led leaders at the Oregon airport to invest in a larger facility.

Critical Runway at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Receives New Life

Critical Runway at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Receives New Life
It’s not an exaggeration to say that airfield operations at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) impact the entire global aviation system. It is, the fourth-busiest airport in the world. When officials determined it was time to rehabilitate one of the critical hub’s seven runways, care was given to the design, planning and phasing of the project.

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