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Ford Int’l Takes Action to Manage Potential Environmental Impacts of Firefighting Foam
In 2016, dozens of U.S. communities were hit with alarming news: Harmful chemicals from a large family of man-made compounds known as PFAS (short for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) had been found in their drinking water.
El Paso Int’l Creates Airport Neighborhood With Paved Walkways, Lighting & Landscaping
Walkability is a buzzword usually associated with city planning; and curb appeal is typically an issue for real estate agents. Both, however, are now key features at El Paso International (ELP).
O’Hare Combines Public Parking, Shuttles, Mass Transit & Rental Car Operations Into One Facility
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is phasing in a new approach to managing ground transportation. Its new Multi Modal Facility brings together rental car operations, public parking, airport shuttles and bus stops—all in the same 2.6-million-square-foot complex.
Scottsdale Airport Opens New Aviation Business Center
Last November, Scottsdale Airport (SDL) inaugurated its Aviation Business Center, the centerpiece of a $27 million redevelopment project that also includes a veterans memorial and two new hangars. The 23,800-square-foot building replaces SDL’s outdated, underutilized terminal built in 1968.
Salt Lake City Int’l Tests Designs & Components for Redevelopment Program
Salt Lake City International (SLC) is using several full-scale mockups to ensure that even minute details of key components for its $3.6 billion redevelopment program yield the best results possible.
Measles Outbreak Underscores Importance of Communicable Disease Response Plans
As confirmed reports of measles continue to emerge in pockets throughout the United States, airport operators throughout the country face the prospect of receiving contagious passengers and visitors.
Airports, Car Rental Agencies Join Forces to Recruit Disadvantaged Suppliers
Lynn A. Boccio, vice president of Strategic Business & Diversity Relations for Avis Budget Group, distinctly remembers picking up a call from a then-unknown airport colleague just before the 2016 Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Conference.
Page Field Upgrades Runways & Taxiways, Adds Energy-Efficient Airfield Lighting
There’s never a good time to close runways and taxiways for rehab work. But thanks to an intense coordination effort, Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers, FL, completed a nearly $30 million airfield project last year with minimal disruptions to flight operations.
Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Rehabs Primary Arrivals Runway With Asphalt Overlay
After nearly 35 years of service and approximately 650,000 arrivals and departures, the primary arrivals runway at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was due for a significant facelift.
New Orleans Int’l Continues Improvements With Fuel System Upgrades
While a striking new 972,000-square-foot terminal typically gets the glory when it comes to recent projects at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY), there’s more going on than the $1.029 billion capital improvement program.
San Francisco Int’l Uses Progressive Design-Build Method for Recent Garage Project
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is in the middle of a $7.3 billion modernization program.
Rochester Int’l Modernizes Terminal, Builds First Hybrid Federal Inspection Station
In addition to serving local travelers, Rochester International Airport (RST) caters to thousands of passengers who fly to southern Minnesota each year for care or work at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. In fact, the two organizations, located just 15 minutes apart, are inextricably linked.
Greater Rochester Int’l  Designs Terminal Specifically for the Community It Serves
It’s not marketing hyperbole when Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo describes the newly renovated terminal at Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) as a “next-generation travel hub.” She has plenty of concrete examples to back up the claim.

Kansas City Int'l Develops Unique Solution to Chilled Water Distribution Problem

Kansas City International (MCI) had a decade-long problem with its chilled water system. At more than 40 years old, the underground distribution network providing chilled water to and from each of MCI's three terminals had a long history of line breaks that caused costly disruptions to airport operations.

Wireless Win-Win-Win: New Hybrid Wi-Fi Services Appeal to Airports, Passengers & Wireless Providers

Two years ago, Airport Improvement explored the debate about whether airports should offer guests free Wi-Fi service or charge fees for access. Today, travelers often feel entitled to some level of free wireless services, and that trend is forcing some airport managers to rethink their wireless strategies.

Greater Rochester Int'l Economizes Emergency Operations Center Construction

Approximately 150 people packed the new airport emergency operations center (AEOC) at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) during an emergency exercise tabletop drill in June 2011. The more spacious facility was a vast improvement over the tiny multipurpose room in the main terminal that formerly served as the airport's emergency command post.

The Unbreakable Bond: Airports & Airlines

Airports and airlines have one of the most important, naturally symbiotic partnerships within the aviation industry. Airports exist mostly because of airlines, and our working bond must be trustworthy and strong. All commercial airports are tied to the fate of the airlines they serve. The chicken in this analogy definitely came before the egg. However, within this symbiotic relationship is a business relationship first...

Paulding Northwest Prevails After Spring Tornado

Less than two years after Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (PUJ) officially opened its terminal doors, airport director Blake Swafford is leading the charge to reconstruct the "greenfield" general aviation facility that was destroyed by an EF3 with winds in excess of 165 mph.

Restoration & Renovation Lambert Rebuilds After Suffering Direct Tornado Strike

Last April, the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) took a hard shot to the chin when an EF4 tornado ripped through its historic domed concrete terminal, leaving a mass of destruction in its wake. But what could have been a knockout punch instead inspired a hard-fought battle to survive and improve.

Van Nuys Airport Achieves Zero Noise Impact Designation

After battling noise issues for decades and spending millions of dollars to reduce its impact, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) recently succeeded in establishing a zero noise impact boundary around its Southern California facilities.

Bob Sikes Airport Installs New Fuel-Resistant Asphalt

What began as an ordinary apron rehab at a general aviation facility in the Florida Panhandle ended with all the markings of an industry-changing project.

Anchorage & Kansas City Int'l Take Back Business from Off-Site Vendors

When parking fees account for 40% or more of an airport's total operating revenue, losing market share to independent off-site vendors is no small issue. There are, however, several strategic moves airport operators can make to stay competitive.

Hartsfield-Jackson Orchestrates Activation of New International Terminal

Well before Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport (ATL) opened its new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal in mid-May, a dedicated team began working to ensure the transition process would be as smooth as possible for both travelers and airport stakeholders.

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San Francisco Int’l Uses Progressive Design-Build Method for Recent Garage Project

San Francisco Int’l Uses Progressive Design-Build Method for Recent Garage Project
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is in the middle of a $7.3 billion modernization program. Main components of the initiative include reconstruction and expansion of Terminal 1 and the new 27-gate Boarding Area B; additional gates in Terminal 3; a new hotel; expansion of the AirTrain system; and a second long-term parking garage.

Rochester Int’l Modernizes Terminal, Builds First Hybrid Federal Inspection Station

Rochester Int’l Modernizes Terminal, Builds First Hybrid Federal Inspection Station
In addition to serving local travelers, Rochester International Airport (RST) caters to thousands of passengers who fly to southern Minnesota each year for care or work at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. In fact, the two organizations, located just 15 minutes apart, are inextricably linked.

Greater Rochester Int’l Designs Terminal Specifically for the Community It Serves

Greater Rochester Int’l  Designs Terminal Specifically for the Community It Serves
It’s not marketing hyperbole when Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo describes the newly renovated terminal at Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) as a “next-generation travel hub.” She has plenty of concrete examples to back up the claim. The airport, which serves as a gateway to New York’s Finger Lakes Region, is taking passenger services and building automation to the next level with features such as facility systems that link lights and temperature controls to flight activity; cutting-edge technologies that assist travelers with hearing loss; and real-time video of holdrooms to decrease “gate hugging.”

Retro-Style TWA Hotel Debuts at JFK Int’l

Retro-Style TWA Hotel Debuts at JFK Int’l
The first on-site hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is a nostalgic 1960s flashback thanks to the recent transformation of architect Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center into the new TWA Hotel. Scheduled to open in mid-May, the facility is a tribute to the golden age of jet travel, complete with swanky red carpeting, elegant white staircases and a sunken cocktail lounge that serves martinis, Old Fashioneds and other vintage favorites.

Norfolk Int’l Completes Nail-Biter Runway Rehab

Norfolk Int’l Completes Nail-Biter Runway Rehab
The first phase of a multi-part runway rehabilitation project was completed at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) last fall. The $15 million project was closely monitored by many, including commercial and cargo airlines that depend on the Virginia airport every day. vIn early August 2018, it closed Runway 5-23, and 178 workers and 76 pieces of equipment got to work.

Move Over Mardi Gras, New Orleans Int’l is Opening a New Terminal

Move Over Mardi Gras, New Orleans Int’l is Opening a New Terminal
Not that New Orleans needs a reason to party, but the opening of the new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) will surely merit some hearty celebrations. After nearly four years of construction and four delays of the opening date, the new 35-gate facility is scheduled to open this fall. But before the music plays and confetti flies, the airport has to make the move to its new home on the north side of the airfield.

Appleton Int’l Renovates Terminal, Partners With Local Hospital

Appleton Int’l Renovates Terminal, Partners With Local Hospital
With annual passenger growth of 7% to 25% over the last four years, Appleton International Airport (ATW) knew it was time to renovate its sole terminal. Last year, ATW became the third-busiest airport in Wisconsin and Bloomberg News ranked it as the fourth-fastest growing airport in the country; but it was still operating out of a facility originally built in the 1960s.

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Leveraging Technology Throughout the Airport SMS Lifecycle

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RECORDED: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 11:00 am EDT

Most airport layouts were designed when passengers played cards while waiting for a flight because an onboard meal was an expectation and the very idea of a smartphone would have been laughable.

What was once a mess of beam seating everywhere now has a multi-function use: part lounge, part cafe, part office and a wealth of amenities. New uses of spaces as well as new types of furniture are finding their way into the airport because today's passenger is really focused on getting to point B rather than the journey itself. Airport design and furniture elements have a stronger impact on the passenger experience than one may realize. There's the comfort. The durability. The usability.

Matt Dubbe from Mead and Hunt and Joe Agati from Agati Furniture will tackle these questions and others in: Airport Interiors are Experiencing Massive Change: What You Need to Know.

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