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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.

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.

Southwest Florida Int’l Self-Funds New Control Tower

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. As such, the Lee County Port Authority is the first airport owner/operator to build and equip an FAA control tower without any federal funds. Construction of the tower is expected to be substantially complete by November, and the FAA is slated to begin installing equipment by January 2022. If all goes according to plan, RSW’s new tower will start operating before the end of 2022 with freshly trained staff.

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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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Southwest Florida Int’l Self-Funds New Control Tower

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. As such, the Lee County Port Authority is the first airport owner/operator to build and equip an FAA control tower without any federal funds. Construction of the tower is expected to be substantially complete by November, and the FAA is slated to begin installing equipment by January 2022. If all goes according to plan, RSW’s new tower will start operating before the end of 2022 with freshly trained staff.

Reagan Nat’l Opens Two New Security Checkpoints

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. The $269.8 million project was expressly designed to heighten security at the major airport just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and to improve the screening experience for passengers and TSA officers.

Memphis Int’l Modernizes and Expands While Consolidating Concourses

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

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. And it always distressed Scott Hinderman, executive director of the Indiana airport, to watch them bypass traditional seating areas and workspaces to huddle in remote corners for some peace and quiet.

Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Consolidates Maintenance Services in New 16-Acre Complex

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

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

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

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

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. The $120 million array, which went live in November 2020, is one of the largest airport-based solar energy farms in the United States, as measured by annual megawatt, alternating current (MWac) production.

New Health Clinic at Baltimore/Washington Int’l is a Shot in the Arm for Travelers and Employees

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. In August, the airport opened a full-service urgent care clinic in its main terminal; and the new facility typically treats approximately 50 to 60 patients per day.

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