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Vancouver Int’l Expands Int’l Pier to Accommodate More Passengers
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) opened its Pier D expansion in June 2022, adding eight new international wide-body departure gates. From a practical standpoint, the project was Vancouver Airport Authority’s way of keeping pace with growth in international traffic.
Ford Int’l Builds New Airport Operations Center
Creating a better workspace was the driving force in early 2020 when executives at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) committed to building a new operations center.
Long-Awaited Rail Extension Is Just the Ticket to Spur Growth at Washington Dulles
Nearly 60 years and billions of dollars in the making, the Silver Line Extension opened Nov. 15, 2022, connecting customers to six new stations, including one at Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Deeper Partnerships Yield Additional Advertising Revenue at Ontario Int’l
The Ontario International Airport Authority Board approved an agreement with Fuse Advancement LLC to collaborate with airport staff on a new advertising and sponsorship sales model. The new partnership, which began in 2021, emphasizes continual growth by building on joint relationships.
Charlotte-Douglas Int’l Begins $3.1 Billion Expansion Amid More Passenger Growth
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is in the early stages of a long-term capacity enhancement program to address three decades of growth and prepare for the future.
Canyonlands Regional Upgrades its Parking Payment/Collections System
Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) made the move from an archaic, manual strategy for collecting parking payments to a modern pay-by-phone system last spring.
New Taxiway at Myrtle Beach Int’l Improves Airfield Safety, Frees Space for Terminal Expansion
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) got three wins from one project when it completed a $60 million taxiway reconstruction in 2021. Taxiway A, which ran parallel to MYR’s sole runway and served its commercial terminal, was one of the few remaining vestiges of a former military base.
Miami Int’l Serves as TSA Test Site for Technologies to Help Detect Drones
Miami Int’l Airport (MIA) ranks among the busiest airports in the world, with about 43,000 takeoffs and landings a month. Naturally, the bustling airport makes safety a top priority. But unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using drones present a growing safety risk.
New Control Tower Sparks Growth at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Opens Pathway for Other Airports With Contract Towers
The recent addition of an upgraded air traffic control tower has given Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) an inside track to welcoming more passengers while supporting a surge in aviation-related commercial development. Last August, AZA activated its John S.
Expansion, Renovations at Orlando Sanford Int’l Eliminate Pain Points, Streamline Operations
A comprehensive $60 million makeover at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) has streamlined operations and made travel easier for passengers.
Nueces County Airport Installs New Fuel Tanks and Dispensing Station
Nueces County Airport (RBO), is a small general aviation airport located in Robstown, TX - about 30 miles west of Corpus Christi and the Gulf of Mexico. RBO doesn’t have to deal with snow or ice. However, occasional hurricanes and tropical storms coming off the Gulf do pose a real threat.
Runway Project? What Runway Project? - Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Transitions uses abstract representations of checkered racing flags and other local icons to obscure the view of reconstruction work occurring on Runway 5R-23L.
Portland Int’l Taps Local, Renewable Resource for Seismically Resilient Wooden Roof
The new 9-acre structure will help double the square footage inside the terminal and includes 2.5 million board feet of Douglas fir lumber, with curves supported by glulam (glue-laminated) beams.

Airport Apiaries Foster Crop Pollination, Support Land Stewardship

Airport Apiaries Foster Crop Pollination, Support Land Stewardship
Hosting managed bees on or near airport land can help bring awareness to the importance of pollinators and highlight an airport’s commitment to supporting local agriculture. On a very literal basis, airport beekeeping is a grass roots initiative that promotes healthy communities from the inside out.

Reconstructed Runway is Crowning Achievement in Cullman Regional’s Airfield Overhaul

Reconstructed Runway is Crowning Achievement in Cullman Regional’s Airfield Overhaul
When Ben Harrison became director at Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field (CMD) one decade ago, there were several projects that needed his attention. Originally constructed in 1958, the north/south runway had been improved throughout the years, but there were limited records about the work.

Millinocket Municipal Slashes Snow Removal Time

Millinocket Municipal Slashes Snow Removal Time
Winter weather in central Maine has changed significantly over the last few decades, prompting Millinocket Municipal Airport (MLT) to update its snow removal equipment to meet the new airfield maintenance challenges.

Are You Meeting Part 139 Requirements for Airfield Lighting?

Are You Meeting Part 139 Requirements for Airfield Lighting?
Airport operators generally have the misconception that if the lights are on, all is well. Tests, however, show that nothing could be further from the truth. The human eye is simply unable to detect reductions in the photometric performance of working fixtures, and this can potentially have serious safety implications.

Kona Int’l Invests in Future with New Federal Inspection Services Facility and Terminal Upgrades

Kona Int’l Invests in Future with New Federal Inspection Services Facility and Terminal Upgrades
The state of Hawaii has a second permanent international entry point with the $58.7 million Federal Inspection Station completed at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) last fall. The new facility replaces a temporary facility that federal officials said needed to be replaced if the airport wanted to accommodate a steady stream of scheduled international traffic.

Denver Int’l Nearing End of $2.3 Billion Gate Expansion Program

Denver Int’l Nearing End of $2.3 Billion Gate Expansion Program
Denver International Airport (DEN) is moving full speed ahead with Vision 100, its strategic plan to serve 100 million annual passengers within the next 10 years. Phase 1 of the $2.3 billion gate expansion portion is currently underway in four concourses. In total, the expansion will add 39 new gates and increase the airport’s overall capacity by 30%.

Modular Construction Saves Time, Money During Gate Replacement at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l

Modular Construction Saves Time, Money During Gate Replacement at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is reimagining what is possible for terminal construction with four rebuilt gates that opened in June. Known as the “High C Gates,” C35 to 39 were constructed landside, transported across the tarmac and placed precisely on new columns in Terminal C, where crews completed the inside finishes.

Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse

Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse
Concourse G at Minneapolis−St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is bigger and better, thanks to a comprehensive expansion and modernization project that is nearly complete. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which owns and operates MSP and its relievers, invested $84 million to add a 50,000-square-foot expansion and modernize passenger amenities. Delta Air Lines, its project partner and sole carrier in the concourse, installed updated interior elements such as seating and service counters.

New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies

New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies
In one fell swoop, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio made it easier for travelers to pick up/return rental cars, improved efficiency for rental companies and gained 1,700 parking spaces. How did it achieve this operational trifecta? By building a new $134 million rental car center that was funded by customer facility charges instituted back in 2007.

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways
The $14 million runway reconstruction that Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) completed last fall not only rebuilt its 53-year-old runway. The project also sets the stage for another airfield project that will improve safety and help ensure future viability of the airport. Runway 17-35 dates back to 1974, five years after CWA was originally constructed and opened.

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Modular Construction Saves Time, Money During Gate Replacement at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l

Modular Construction Saves Time, Money During Gate Replacement at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is reimagining what is possible for terminal construction with four rebuilt gates that opened in June. Known as the “High C Gates,” C35 to 39 were constructed landside, transported across the tarmac and placed precisely on new columns in Terminal C, where crews completed the inside finishes.

Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse

Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse
Concourse G at Minneapolis−St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is bigger and better, thanks to a comprehensive expansion and modernization project that is nearly complete. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which owns and operates MSP and its relievers, invested $84 million to add a 50,000-square-foot expansion and modernize passenger amenities. Delta Air Lines, its project partner and sole carrier in the concourse, installed updated interior elements such as seating and service counters.

New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies

New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies
In one fell swoop, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio made it easier for travelers to pick up/return rental cars, improved efficiency for rental companies and gained 1,700 parking spaces. How did it achieve this operational trifecta? By building a new $134 million rental car center that was funded by customer facility charges instituted back in 2007.

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways
The $14 million runway reconstruction that Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) completed last fall not only rebuilt its 53-year-old runway. The project also sets the stage for another airfield project that will improve safety and help ensure future viability of the airport. Runway 17-35 dates back to 1974, five years after CWA was originally constructed and opened.

Final Stage of Train System Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor Connects to Rental Car Center

Final Stage of Train System Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor Connects to Rental Car Center
Sometimes a successful project is as much about what is lost as what is gained. That’s the case for the PHX Sky Train® Stage 2 Extension at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which will open later this year. If the first two stages of the PHX Sky Train® project are any indication, there will be one big gain: a notable rise in customer satisfaction.

Punta Gorda Airport Expands General Aviation Facilities

Punta Gorda Airport Expands General Aviation Facilities
A major expansion project catering to the needs of general aviation traffic is well underway at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in southwestern Florida. By relocating existing general aviation and FBO activities away from the main terminal area, the airport also will relieve congestion and create more room for commercial airliners.

Stennis Int’l Adds Hangar Space to Help Boost Local Economy

Stennis Int’l Adds Hangar Space to Help Boost Local Economy
There’s nothing ordinary about the traffic at Stennis International Airport (HSA) in southwestern Mississippi, so it stands to reason that many of its facilities are unconventional as well. Located near several U.S. military installations, the airport’s sole 8,498-foot runway is frequently used for pilot and equipment testing. Usually twice a week, HSA shuts off the airfield lighting so pilots from Keesler Air Force Base, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard can practice flying C-130J transport aircraft with night vision goggles.

Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies

Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies
Just like their commercial counterparts, general aviation airports need to participate in the FAA master planning process to keep federal funds flowing. Denver’s Centennial Airport and Spokane’s Felts Field recently took two very different routes to get to the same place: a 20-year plan for capital improvements.

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days
Teamwork set the tone for the award-winning rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L at Colorado Springs Airport completed last summer. And everyone on the team faced a formidable job: milling and overlaying the entire 11,022-foot asphalt surface in just 90 days to avoid working during Colorado’s unpredictable fall and winter weather while minimizing impacts to users.

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups
As the Greater Toronto Airports Authority stared down the barrel of COVID-19 back in 2020, it realized the pressing need to offer contactless concessions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

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