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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
It’s easy to forget you’re in a tunnel when passing between terminals A and B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International 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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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