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O’Hare Builds Central Deicing Facility to Improve Ground Flow
If Tom Petty is right and waiting really is the hardest part, winters just got easier at O’Hare International Airport (ORD). A new aircraft deicing facility is helping carriers cycle gates more quickly by moving the crucial pre-flight process away from the terminal to the west side of the airport.
Concourse Expansion at Charlotte Douglas Int’l Fuses Technology & Artistry
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) claimed a spot on the industry’s architectural and design map for “placemaking” with a nine-gate concourse expansion it debuted last summer.
Prevention Figures Prominently into FOD Program at Memphis Int’l
Removing foreign object debris (FOD) from its four runways, 18 major taxiways, ramps and other airfield areas is a constant priority for the Tennessee airport.
Prepaid Parking Online Enhances Customer Experience, Boosts  Revenues at Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), Air Transport World’s 2019 Airport of the Year, added online prepaid parking to its list of cutting-edge services for travelers last spring, and the program is exceeding all expectations. It’s also helping increase the amount of parking revenue DFW collects.
Proactive Fleet Management & Fiscal  Prudence Keep Montréal Trudeau Int’l  Prepared for Snowy Challenges
Winters at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) are nothing to trifle with. Snow removal crews provide 24/7 coverage for the airfield from mid-November to mid-April. That’s five long months of physically demanding work in cold, sometimes punishingly frigid, conditions.
Mineta San Jose Int’l Partners with U.S. Customs & Border Protection on Facial Recognition Systems to Screen Arriving & Departing Int’l Passengers
As the gateway to Silicon Valley, it’s natural for Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) to leverage technology, researched and developed by local tech companies, to solve everyday passenger processing challenges.
Colorado Aeronautics Division Makes Pavement Preservation a Priority
When it comes to runway renovations and other projects, officials at general aviation airports in Colorado are especially fortunate, because the state regularly offers proactive financial and technical assistance.
Kansas City Int’l Test Drives Asset Management Software in Maintenance Facility
In November 2017, local residents voted in favor of building a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport (MCI), with a resounding 75% saying yes to the project. The terminal is scheduled to open at the end of 2023 on the site of the now-closed Terminal A.
San Antonio Int’l Solicits Broad Community Involvement for 50-year Master Plan
When it came time for San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to update its master plan, officials knew that many in the growing city felt there was no room left to expand at the airport’s current site.
San Diego Int’l Takes In-House Approach to Energy Management
At San Diego International Airport (SAN), energy planning and management runs in parallel with sustainability goals. As the airport has grown in recent years, officials identified the need for increased utility capacity and redundancy.
Denver Int’l Takes Deep Dive into Power System to Ensure Reliability & Resilience
Like many other airports throughout the industry, Denver International (DEN) was unnerved when Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) experienced a massive power outage in December 2017.
LaGuardia Opens New Concourse in Terminal B
When the Western Concourse is completed, Terminal B will include a total of 35 gates and feature dual pedestrian bridges that span active taxi lanes and connect the main departures and arrivals hall (known as the headhouse) with the two island concourses.
Paine Field Adds Commercial Service
After decades serving business and general aviation traffic, Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) is adding scheduled passenger service out of a polished new terminal owned and operated by a private operator. The Everett, WA, airport will have 24 daily roundtrip flights to nine western U.S.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Develops Staff of Triple-Trained Public Safety Officers
Until recently, the western Virginia airport contracted an outside company for on-call fire protection and employed seven conservators of the peace to work standard rotating shifts.

Laughlin/Bullhead Int'l Hits the Jackpot With Terminal Improvements

With $20 million worth of airport development in the last five years, Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP) increased its odds of winning - and won. It was recently named 2011 Airport of the Year by the Arizona Department of Transportation, beating out 82 other contenders.

Are You Ready for the Airport Webolution?

Airports are hotspots of mobile technology. Business and casual travelers alike peck away at smartphones and other electronic portables as they converge from countless directions, only to leave a few minutes later in different directions. They incessantly gaze at their LCD screens to read a text, update their Facebook page, check a website or simply to relax with a game or book.

Spaceport America Readies for Suborbital Passenger Service

As the world's first facility built to house commercial space flight operations, the $209 million Spaceport America in southern New Mexico is being scrutinized on every front. From aerospace executives and two separate branches of the FAA to building code officials and the international architecture/design community, countless entities watch intently to see how the historic venture will fare.

The 2% Solution

The year 2011 brought us many headlines with percentages - especially references to the Occupy Movement's 1% and 99%. The percentages were cited so often, they ceased needing explanation. Like the numbers themselves, the groups and ideas they represent were nowhere near average. They were the extremes that reflected the mood, the year and our thought process quite well.

Vancouver Int'l Installs Ground Run-up Enclosure to Cut Maintenance Noise in Half

With round-the-clock operations and an urban location, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has long been attuned to noise issues. In December, Vancouver Airport Authority finished a $12 million project to help keep peace with YVR's neighbors. A new ground run-up enclosure (GRE) - Canada's first - is expected to cut the acoustic impact of ground run-ups in half. The structure will also serve as a deicing station - another industry first.

Accountability is the Answer

Airport Improvement Magazine generally discusses success stories in the industry, but airports don't always win, do they? Too often they end up on the short end of the stick during construction projects. We give airports and their project teams credit when it's due, but who is accountable when airports lose?

New Pipeline Fuels Memphis' Planes and Pockets

The recent expansion of FedEx Corp.'s hydrant system to the former Air National Guard ramp at Memphis International Airport (MEM) is the latest in a series of fuel farm expansions and has been a boon to both the carrier and its headquarters airport.

Keeping Animals Out & Tenants Happy

Until late last year, Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) had a hodgepodge of perimeter fencing. Some areas had two- or four-strand barbed wire while other areas had woven wire fencing. Three different heights of chain link products protected still other portions of the two-runway commercial airport between Denver and Salt Lake City.

DOT Grant Splits Cost of Shared-use System

A recently installed shared-use system at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has all the markings of being a "sweet" deal for both the Indiana airport and its airline tenants.

Canadian Airport Lights the Way to Increased Business

The new, improved Niagara District Airport (YCM) is open and ready for business. With the aid of a $12 million grant from the Canadian Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, the Niagara District Airport Commission took a build it and they will come approach to stimulating air traffic and associated business development at the airport.

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Denver Int’l Takes Deep Dive into Power System to Ensure Reliability & Resilience

Denver Int’l Takes Deep Dive into Power System to Ensure Reliability & Resilience
Like many other airports throughout the industry, Denver International (DEN) was unnerved when Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) experienced a massive power outage in December 2017. In addition to causing an 11-hour blackout at the nation’s busiest airport, the outage impacted air travel throughout the country and prompted airports around the globe to take a second look at their own power systems.

LaGuardia Opens New Concourse in Terminal B

LaGuardia Opens New Concourse in Terminal B
When the Western Concourse is completed, Terminal B will include a total of 35 gates and feature dual pedestrian bridges that span active taxi lanes and connect the main departures and arrivals hall (known as the headhouse) with the two island concourses. In all, there is 1.3 million square feet of new space. The larger project also includes a central hall, central heating and refrigeration plant, parking garage, associated airside development, roadway/bridge infrastructure serving the entire airport and utility upgrades.

Paine Field Adds Commercial Service in Stylish New Terminal

Paine Field Adds Commercial Service
After decades serving business and general aviation traffic, Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) is adding scheduled passenger service out of a polished new terminal owned and operated by a private operator. The Everett, WA, airport will have 24 daily roundtrip flights to nine western U.S. markets when its schedule is in full swing this spring.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Develops Staff of Triple-Trained Public Safety Officers

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Develops Staff of Triple-Trained Public Safety Officers
Until recently, the western Virginia airport contracted an outside company for on-call fire protection and employed seven conservators of the peace to work standard rotating shifts. In September 2016, ROA’s department was officially designated a police department by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, and all officers were sworn in as police officers. Now, an in-house team of 14 public safety officers provides police, fire and emergency medical services 24/7, and one police officer remains on staff.

Love Field Deploys Next-Generation Wireless System

Love Field Deploys Next-Generation Wireless System
Mark Duebner, director of Aviation for Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), worked for the city of Dallas in various capacities before joining the airport team. (He was even the top civilian commander for the Dallas police.) As he amassed experience in various posts, Duebner developed a strong affinity for cultivating purposefully open and constructive relationships with vendors.

Long Beach Airport Reconstructs Busiest Runway

Long Beach Airport Reconstructs Busiest Runway
Closing the most-used runway at one of the busiest airports in southern California requires a great deal of advance planning, teamwork and coordination. That was the challenge facing Jess Romo, airport director at Long Beach Airport (LGB), for the first nine months of 2018.

Presque Isle Int’l Increases Connectivity With New Service From United

Presque Isle Int’l Increases Connectivity With New Service From United
A long-term effort to improve service for residents of Northern Maine has ultimately resulted in the award of commercial jet service by a legacy carrier to the recently rebranded Presque Isle International Airport (PQI).

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