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New Terminal Connector Improves Passenger Accessibility at Los Angeles Int’l
Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have opened the final phases of their joint Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport, a combined investment of $2.3 billion to revitalize one of the airline’s key hubs.
Rapidly Growing Volume of Oversized Baggage Prompts System Redesign at Salt Lake City Int’l
Snowbird. Deer Valley. Park City. The natural peaks around Salt Lake City that create sought-after runs for skiers also create problematic peak days for oversized baggage at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
Automated Exit Safeguards and Welcomes Passengers Arriving at Oakland Int’l
Striking a balance between creating an inviting atmosphere for travelers and adhering to rigid security requirements is a familiar challenge for airport operators worldwide.
Watertown Regional Builds Old-School Charm Into New Terminal
Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) in South Dakota is an important travel gateway for the small city’s 22,000-plus residents and surrounding neighbors.
Airports Apply Heavy Surface Treatment to Increase Service Life of Asphalt Runways
The history of airfield pavement is filled with products and technologies originally developed for the road and highway industry.
Plane Train Extension is on Track for 2025 Delivery at Atlanta Int’l
Leadership at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is in a continuous cycle of investing in new approaches to efficiently accommodate the growing passenger numbers. To that end, a series of ATLNext development projects have been executed in plain sight.
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.
Sedona Airport Increases Fuel Capacity
Leaders at Sedona Airport (SEZ) in Arizona knew they were on the clock to build a new fuel farm. The decades-old facility at SEZ had a hard time keeping up with customer demand. And, even worse, the fuel tanks themselves were rapidly deteriorating. A long-term solution was needed in the near term.
Private Terminal at Atlanta Int’l Offers Commercial Passengers VIP Treatment
Airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) can now experience the privacy and luxury typically only available to corporate and general aviation customers, thanks to a private terminal.
Can-Do Concession at San Francisco Int’l Comes Through for Customers in a Pinch
Major international airports receive countless requests every day from the millions of travelers they serve each year. Many of the requests are routine, but given the sheer number of people involved, there’s no telling what travelers may need.
British Columbia Community Backs Runway Project to Keep Local Airport Operating
Golden Municipal Airport (YGE), which is owned, operated and funded by its namesake town, does not support scheduled passenger service.
“Wingless Travel” Takes Flight at Regional Airports
When passengers choose to travel from a small regional airport to a larger hub, most assume a small regional jet will take them from Point A to Point B.
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.
The Sky’s the Limit - Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
The exhibit is displayed in SDF’s central rotunda, just outside the entrances of both concourses.
MidAmerica Airport Expands, Renovates to Meet Passenger Growth
Big things are happening in the middle of the United States. This summer, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) in Mascoutah, IL, celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated terminal.

Laughlin/Bullhead Int'l Hits the Jackpot With Terminal Improvements

With $20 million worth of airport development in the last five years, Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP) increased its odds of winning - and won. It was recently named 2011 Airport of the Year by the Arizona Department of Transportation, beating out 82 other contenders.

Are You Ready for the Airport Webolution?

Airports are hotspots of mobile technology. Business and casual travelers alike peck away at smartphones and other electronic portables as they converge from countless directions, only to leave a few minutes later in different directions. They incessantly gaze at their LCD screens to read a text, update their Facebook page, check a website or simply to relax with a game or book.

Spaceport America Readies for Suborbital Passenger Service

As the world's first facility built to house commercial space flight operations, the $209 million Spaceport America in southern New Mexico is being scrutinized on every front. From aerospace executives and two separate branches of the FAA to building code officials and the international architecture/design community, countless entities watch intently to see how the historic venture will fare.

The 2% Solution

The year 2011 brought us many headlines with percentages - especially references to the Occupy Movement's 1% and 99%. The percentages were cited so often, they ceased needing explanation. Like the numbers themselves, the groups and ideas they represent were nowhere near average. They were the extremes that reflected the mood, the year and our thought process quite well.

Vancouver Int'l Installs Ground Run-up Enclosure to Cut Maintenance Noise in Half

With round-the-clock operations and an urban location, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has long been attuned to noise issues. In December, Vancouver Airport Authority finished a $12 million project to help keep peace with YVR's neighbors. A new ground run-up enclosure (GRE) - Canada's first - is expected to cut the acoustic impact of ground run-ups in half. The structure will also serve as a deicing station - another industry first.

Accountability is the Answer

Airport Improvement Magazine generally discusses success stories in the industry, but airports don't always win, do they? Too often they end up on the short end of the stick during construction projects. We give airports and their project teams credit when it's due, but who is accountable when airports lose?

New Pipeline Fuels Memphis' Planes and Pockets

The recent expansion of FedEx Corp.'s hydrant system to the former Air National Guard ramp at Memphis International Airport (MEM) is the latest in a series of fuel farm expansions and has been a boon to both the carrier and its headquarters airport.

Keeping Animals Out & Tenants Happy

Until late last year, Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) had a hodgepodge of perimeter fencing. Some areas had two- or four-strand barbed wire while other areas had woven wire fencing. Three different heights of chain link products protected still other portions of the two-runway commercial airport between Denver and Salt Lake City.

DOT Grant Splits Cost of Shared-use System

A recently installed shared-use system at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has all the markings of being a "sweet" deal for both the Indiana airport and its airline tenants.

Canadian Airport Lights the Way to Increased Business

The new, improved Niagara District Airport (YCM) is open and ready for business. With the aid of a $12 million grant from the Canadian Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, the Niagara District Airport Commission took a build it and they will come approach to stimulating air traffic and associated business development at the airport.

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Spaceport America Readies for Suborbital Passenger Service

As the world's first facility built to house commercial space flight operations, the $209 million Spaceport America in southern New Mexico is being scrutinized on every front. From aerospace executives and two separate branches of the FAA to building code officials and the international architecture/design community, countless entities watch intently to see how the historic venture will fare.

The 2% Solution

The year 2011 brought us many headlines with percentages - especially references to the Occupy Movement's 1% and 99%. The percentages were cited so often, they ceased needing explanation. Like the numbers themselves, the groups and ideas they represent were nowhere near average. They were the extremes that reflected the mood, the year and our thought process quite well.

Vancouver Int'l Installs Ground Run-up Enclosure to Cut Maintenance Noise in Half

With round-the-clock operations and an urban location, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has long been attuned to noise issues. In December, Vancouver Airport Authority finished a $12 million project to help keep peace with YVR's neighbors. A new ground run-up enclosure (GRE) - Canada's first - is expected to cut the acoustic impact of ground run-ups in half. The structure will also serve as a deicing station - another industry first.

Accountability is the Answer

Airport Improvement Magazine generally discusses success stories in the industry, but airports don't always win, do they? Too often they end up on the short end of the stick during construction projects. We give airports and their project teams credit when it's due, but who is accountable when airports lose?

New Pipeline Fuels Memphis' Planes and Pockets

The recent expansion of FedEx Corp.'s hydrant system to the former Air National Guard ramp at Memphis International Airport (MEM) is the latest in a series of fuel farm expansions and has been a boon to both the carrier and its headquarters airport.

Keeping Animals Out & Tenants Happy

Until late last year, Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) had a hodgepodge of perimeter fencing. Some areas had two- or four-strand barbed wire while other areas had woven wire fencing. Three different heights of chain link products protected still other portions of the two-runway commercial airport between Denver and Salt Lake City.

DOT Grant Splits Cost of Shared-use System

A recently installed shared-use system at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has all the markings of being a "sweet" deal for both the Indiana airport and its airline tenants.

Canadian Airport Lights the Way to Increased Business

The new, improved Niagara District Airport (YCM) is open and ready for business. With the aid of a $12 million grant from the Canadian Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, the Niagara District Airport Commission took a build it and they will come approach to stimulating air traffic and associated business development at the airport.

Rooks County Consolidates Two Grass Strips into One New Airport

February marks the opening of the first new airport built in Kansas since 1989: Rooks County Regional. The new airport replaces two low-use grass airstrips in the cities of Plainville and Stockton with a paved runway on newly acquired property in between.

Independent, Integrated Lab Puts Baggage Systems to the Test

The Airport Integration Test Lab was officially inaugurated at Vic Thompson Company (VTC) headquarters in Arlington, TX, in October to offer objective third-party testing of baggage systems and passenger screening in an operationally realistic environment.

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