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Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Welcomes the World via New International Arrivals Facility
Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) recently passed a significant mile marker in its ongoing quest to earn top marks from passengers.
New Baggage System at Orlando Int’l Features Individual Totes and Upper-Level Claim Area
The South Terminal Complex that Orlando International Airport (MCO) is scheduled to unveil this September will include several noteworthy features, including 100% facial recognition for international arrivals and departures, large-screen interactive digital media and the first fully integrated termi
Springfield-Beckley Municipal Attracts Unmanned Flight Testing
Springfield–Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH), located between Dayton and Columbus, has become one of the hottest spots in the United States for testing and flight of advanced air mobility aircraft.
Atlanta Int’l Leverages GIS Mapping for Indoor Terminal Areas
While it’s not the biggest airport in the world—not even Top 10, in fact—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) has consistently been the busiest in passenger traffic for about two decades. In 2019 alone, it served more than 100 million travelers.
Runway Replacement at Nashville Int’l Presents Sustainability Opportunity That Saved About $6.4 million
Some say it isn’t easy being green, but Nashville International Airport (BNA) certainly makes it look effortless. When the Music City airport opened Concourse D in 2020, the project achieved LEED Silver certification for a sustainable, wellness-oriented design and construction process.
9-Story Office Building Open for Business at Tampa Int’l
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is officially a heavy hitter in the Florida Gulf Coast real estate market.
Digital Taxi Dispatching at San Diego Int’l Frees Up Land, Reduces Traffic Congestion
Airport operators short on usable real estate might want to check out what’s happening at San Diego International (SAN), an airport that is boxed in by both land and water.
New Pipeline Helps Assure Fuel Supply at Harry Reid Int’l and Other Vegas Airports
A 3.5-mile pipeline snaking beneath the streets of Las Vegas is the final component of a multi-phase fuel system project at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), formerly known as McCarran International.
New Terminal at Lafayette Regional Was a True Community Effort
Officials at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) don’t consider the new terminal they unveiled in January to be theirs. Executive Director Steven Picou takes great pride that it was a project of the people, by the people and for the people of the Louisiana communities LFT serves.
Digital Software Improves Productivity at Des Moines Int’l and Waco Regional
It was 2019, and Clint Torp had just started his new job as director of Operations at Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in central Iowa. As the new kid on the block, Torp began familiarizing himself with the facility’s operations and processes.
Indianapolis Int’l Rehabs Main Crosswind Runway
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is enjoying the benefits of rehabilitating Runway 14-32, its main crosswind runway that also happened to be one of its oldest. Associated connector taxiways were upgraded with new pavement and lighting as well.
Cincinnati Int’l Invests in the Future With New Transportation Center, Roadway Improvements
​If there is one through line for the new rental car and ground transportation center at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), it is convenience.
Innovation Checkpoint at Harry Reid Int’l Provides Proving Ground for New Screening Technologies
With a high volume of unseasoned travelers passing through its terminals every day, Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas provides an ideal working laboratory for new screening equipment.

Atlanta Int’l Constructs South Deicing Complex

Atlanta Int’l Constructs South Deicing Complex
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) may not regularly deal with icing conditions, but that doesn’t mean they are not a concern for its airlines and airport management. As the busiest passenger airport in the United States, roughly 6% of all U.S. enplanements occur at ATL. So when operations slow there, the rest of the country is impacted.

Yellowstone Regional Safeguards Security With New Wildlife Fence

Yellowstone Regional Safeguards Security With New Wildlife Fence
Abundant wildlife is a major attraction at Yellowstone National Park, right up there with its famous geysers. The chance to see everything from bear and bison to raptors and fox draws millions of visitors ever year. While such sightings are welcome within the confines of the park, they are hazards on the airfield of Yellowstone Regional Airport (YRA) in Cody, WY.

Renovations at Columbus Airport Deliver Like-New Terminal

Renovations at Columbus Airport Deliver Like-New Terminal
If a commercial building fails to keep pace with changes in its industry, it affects everyone who uses it—customers, employees and third-party partners. This is especially true in the ever-evolving airport sector. Columbus Airport (CSG) in western Georgia has lived both sides of that coin. After three decades of continual use and no budget for regular updates, the terminal’s outdated layout and failing infrastructure were negatively impacting everyone’s experience.

The Great Outdoors is Even Greater During a Pandemic

The Great Outdoors is Even Greater During a Pandemic
When Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) unveiled the details of its $1.4 billion Terminal Modernization Program a few years ago, one feature marked a striking design departure for the airport.

Kansas City Int’l Sets New Standards for Accessibility and Inclusiveness

Kansas City Int’l Sets New Standards for Accessibility and Inclusiveness
Straddling the border of two states, Kansas City has some parts in Kansas and other parts in Missouri. While that can prove confusing, it’s crystal clear that the whole region is rallying behind the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport (MCI), which is on the Missouri side of town.

Silicon Valley Donor, Industry Firms and Local Children’s Museum Create New Play Area at San Jose Int’l

Silicon Valley Donor, Industry Firms and Local Children’s Museum Create New Play Area at San Jose Int’l
Last fall, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) opened a $1.2 million indoor play area that helps young passengers burn physical and mental energy before boarding their flights. And it was all made possible by a village of generous supporters.

Restroom Renovations at Philadelphia Int’l and Baltimore/Washington Int’l Focus on Smart Features and Passenger Satisfaction

Restroom Renovations at Philadelphia Int’l and Baltimore/Washington Int’l Focus on Smart Features and Passenger Satisfaction
In surveys, the No. 1 thing that affects passenger satisfaction isn’t weather delays or how many Starbucks locations an airport has. Time and time again, it all comes down to the restrooms. Two airports that were due for major restroom overhauls—Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)—are undertaking large multiphase projects to update and upgrade their facilities.

Experience Pays Off in Fourth Baggage Inspection System Project at Fort Lauderdale Int’l

Experience Pays Off in Fourth Baggage Inspection System Project at Fort Lauderdale Int’l
When the Broward County Aviation Department rolled up its collective sleeves to replace the checked baggage inspection system in Terminal 4 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), the team had a wealth of experience on its side. The department had replaced similar systems in FLL’s three other terminals over the past decade.

Parking Expansion and Enhancements at San Jose Int’l

Parking Expansion and Enhancements at San Jose Int’l
Prior to the COVID pandemic, unprecedented passenger traffic at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) led to increased demand for parking. In 2019, the California airport served more than 15 million passengers and was ranked the fastest-growing airport in the United States.

Police Force at Los Angeles Int’l Discovers There’s No Place Like One Home

Police Force at Los Angeles Int’l Discovers There’s No Place Like One Home
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division (LAXPD) now has a home befitting of its status as the largest airport law enforcement agency in the United States. The 1,100-member department moved into a new $216 million facility on the north side of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in fall 2021.

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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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Police Force at Los Angeles Int’l Discovers There’s No Place Like One Home

Police Force at Los Angeles Int’l Discovers There’s No Place Like One Home
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division (LAXPD) now has a home befitting of its status as the largest airport law enforcement agency in the United States. The 1,100-member department moved into a new $216 million facility on the north side of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in fall 2021.

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Leverages Artificial Intelligence to Improve Visibility, Management of Ground Operations

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Leverages Artificial Intelligence to Improve Visibility, Management of Ground Operations
Space is at a premium for many airports, particularly those in North America. When it’s time to grow, they are often expected to find creative ways to accommodate more flight operations in their existing footprints.

Denver Int’l Completes First Phase of Great Hall Renovation/Expansion

Denver Int’l Completes First Phase of Great Hall Renovation/Expansion
It may be hard to believe, but it has already been 26 years since Denver International Airport (DEN) sprang up east of downtown Denver to replace Stapleton International, which was located in the midst of the growing city.

New Lounge at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Offers Shower Suite and Gourmet Eats

New Lounge at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Offers Shower Suite and Gourmet Eats
The new Capital One Lounge that opened at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in November was inspired by an unappetizing image: pre-packaged salads with wilting greens.

Historic O’Hare Airfield Reconfiguration Reaches Finale

Historic O’Hare Airfield Reconfiguration Reaches Finale
Robert Hoxie, chief development officer for the Chicago Department of Aviation, doesn’t mince words about the importance of completing the O’Hare Modernization Program. Since it was first announced in 2001, the $8 billion program has been steadily transforming the airfield at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to improve safety and efficiency and reduce delays that were known to cause ripples throughout the National Airspace System.

Miami Int’l is First Airport in North America to Dispatch COVID-19 Detection Dogs

Miami Int’l is First Airport in North America to Dispatch COVID-19 Detection Dogs
When the novel coronavirus entered the scene in early 2020, hardly anyone could imagine the long-lasting effects it would have on everyday life. Nearly two years later, variants, masks, booster vaccines and testing are still the norm.

Airports Offer Virtual Queuing to Improve Predictability and Flow at Security Checkpoints

Airports Offer Virtual Queuing to Improve Predictability and Flow at Security Checkpoints
Wait times at TSA checkpoints have long been a wildcard for travelers, and the COVID pandemic has only exacerbated the unpredictability. In addition, it has heaped on the additional need to maintain proper social distancing while passengers wait in line.

Columbus Municipal Partners With Tenants, FAA to Improve Access Control

Columbus Municipal Partners With Tenants, FAA to Improve Access Control
Many people wouldn’t live in a home without a fence around it, but tenants at Columbus Municipal Airport (BAK) were perfectly content with a lack of formidable fencing around the general aviation airfield. The same 4-foot tall-farm-style fence surrounded the perimeter of the nearly 80-year-old Indiana airport since 1970.

Art Is Where You Find It

Art Is Where You Find It
There has been an unconventional participant at the table as San Diego International Airport (SAN) plans its Terminal 1 replacement project, scheduled for construction from 2022 to 2026. Artist James Carpenter, who is designing T1’s south façade, is serving on the design-build team alongside Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction, joint venture partners for the project that bring considerable industry experience in terminal/concourse and airside construction.

Cincinnati Int’l Assumes Operation of Local University Airport

Cincinnati Int’l Assumes Operation of Local University Airport
Early this year, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) struck a noteworthy deal to manage and operate Miami University Airport (OXD), a quiet general aviation airfield located about an hour north of CVG in Oxford, OH. Per the five-year agreement, CVG will lease OXD for $84,000 per year and take over revenue streams such as aircraft fueling, aircraft parking and hangar rental.

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