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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.
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.
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
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).
Piedmont Triad Int’l Grows Up & Brings Region Along for the Ride
Like the youngest brother who grows up in a family of star athletes, Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is used to being overshadowed by its bigger North Carolina brethren.
Contract Control Tower Opens at Albert J. Ellis Airport
It took a decade, but Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) finally has its own air traffic control tower—a six-story, $6 million structure that officials hope will increase airspace efficiency and bring more air service to the small airport on the eastern coast of North Carolina.
Atlanta Int’l Replaces Exterior Facade & Adds Lighted Canopies
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is in the midst of a $130 million project to keep visitors dry as they enter/exit the terminal buildings and enhance their overall experience.
Portable Solar Lights Expedite Taxiway Project, Earn Spot in Permanent  System at Orlando Int’l
Faced with the prospect of an unacceptable delay to reopen a newly repaved taxiway, Orlando International Airport (MCO) got creative.
Oakland Int’l Invests in Seismic Retrofit for Terminal 1
Passenger traffic has been on a steady rise at Oakland International (OAK) over the last five years, and airport officials are working to make sure the facilities can meet current and future demand. Recent projects have targeted structural integrity and the customer experience as top priorities.
Nashville Int’l Uses Developer Model to Add Local Concessions & Street Pricing
Visitors at Nashville International Airport (BNA) will have new and more diverse food/beverage and retail options in the new year. The concessions update focuses on adding locally authentic options and signals a change for the Tennessee airport that serves 14.9 million passengers annually.
Alaska Creates Statewide System for Credentialing Airport Employees
“If you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport” is a popular saying in the industry.
San Antonio Int’l Builds Consolidated Rental Car Facility & New Parking Garage,Mindy Hamlin
When San Antonio International Airport (SAT) launched its $178 million consolidated rental car facility project in 2015, it was a direct response to customer requests for more convenience.
Cheyenne Area’s New Terminal Poised to Meet Region’s Air Service Needs
After two decades of thinking, planning and finally building, Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) recently opened its new $18.5 million terminal. As part of the debut celebration, airport, community and business officials gathered with the public on Nov.
Training Program Benefits Community, Supplies Work Crews at Los Angeles Int’l
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is helping supply construction workers for its massive multi-billion dollar capital improvement project with a free development program that recruits, trains and provides union apprenticeships for local residents.

Quebec City Jean Lesage Int’l Prepares Terminal & Airfield for 2020 Traffic

Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) recently doubled the size of its terminal, made widespread technology upgrades and increased baggage handling capacity using an innovative project delivery method that had airport employees—not outside contractors—managing and coordinating all of the projects.

Savannah/Hilton Head Int’l Prepares to Integrate Drones Into Airport & Airfield Operations

Patrolling the perimeter fence at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is a difficult task, thanks to about 400 acres of swampland—and the alligators, snakes and other wildlife that live there. But it’s an easy job for a camera-equipped drone. That’s why the Georgia facility is striving to become one of the first commercial airports in the United States to integrate drone flights into some of its routine safety and security operations.

Conversion to LED Airfield Lighting Proves Beneficial for Detroit Metro

Since 2006, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) has been incrementally transitioning its airfield lighting from incandescent to light emitting diode (LED) technology. Dave Garrett, the airport authority’s electrical department manager, explains that the switch has several benefits, including energy savings, product longevity and—to a certain degree—reduced maintenance.

Fort Lauderdale Int’l Shares Lessons Learned From 2017 Active Shooter Tragedy

Early last year, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Broward County, FL, experienced the deadliest airport shooting in U.S. history when a passenger killed five people and sent six others to the hospital with injuries. More than 50 others were hospitalized for chest pains, low blood sugar, broken bones, etc. incurred while fleeing the scene and during a subsequent stampede triggered by false reports of another shooting.

Sea-Tac Int’l Leverages Competition to Boost Janitorial Efficiency

Airports often award a single contract for their janitorial services. Beginning this year, executives at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) are taking a different tack. They divided up the work and awarded contracts to three different companies, hoping that competition among the firms will improve efficiency and tangible results.

Airline Consolidation & Dehubbing Trigger Rightsizing Projects

There is a lot of buzz about the “customer experience” these days. Sometimes referred to as simply “CX,” it has become the focal point of business plans and marketing strategies across a wide swath of industries. Everyone from chief executives to frontline foot soldiers is charged with making customer interactions exceptional, memorable and worth repeating.

Northeast Ohio Regional Maintains Commercial Certificate to Support Economic Growth

In 1965, a forward-thinking businessman and aircraft operator named Robert Morrison marshaled local politicians and civic leaders to create the Ashtabula County Airport Authority for the purpose of developing an airport that would serve as an economic driver for Ashtabula County and northeast Ohio.

Tampa Int’l Kicks Off Master Plan Updates With New Rental Car Center & Automated People Mover

Valentine’s Day was extra sweet for Tampa International Airport (TPA) this year. The growing Florida facility opened two substantial new pieces of infrastructure to the public: a $323 million consolidated rental car center and a $412 million automated people mover. Both projects were designed to reduce curbside congestion at the terminal, improve customer service and pave the way for future passenger growth.

St. Clair Regional Closes Up Shop After 10-Year Struggle

St. Clair Regional Closes Up Shop After 10-Year Struggle
Building and opening a new airport is no easy task—that goes without saying. As it turns out, closing one may not be any easier. Just ask the folks in St. Clair, MO.

Wyoming Airports Band Together to Save Their Commercial Air Service

Wyoming Airports Band Together to Save Their Commercial Air Service
When Devon Brubaker began his job as manager of Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) in spring 2015, many residents of the southwest Wyoming community were not even aware the airport offered service to major connecting hubs. Since then, his team has worked with SkyWest Airlines to create more affordable flights, supported by more effective marketing; and Brubaker is proud of the results.

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Alaska Creates Statewide System for Credentialing Airport Employees

Alaska Creates Statewide System for Credentialing Airport Employees
“If you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport” is a popular saying in the industry. The sentiment is especially true in Alaska, where the state operates two very different airport systems: the Alaska International Airport System, comprised of Ted Stevens Anchorage and Fairbanks International, and the rural system, which includes 237 smaller airports.

San Antonio Int’l Builds Consolidated Rental Car Facility & New Parking Garage

San Antonio Int’l Builds Consolidated Rental Car Facility & New Parking Garage,Mindy Hamlin
When San Antonio International Airport (SAT) launched its $178 million consolidated rental car facility project in 2015, it was a direct response to customer requests for more convenience. Before the new facility was built, each rental car company operated out of its own satellite facility and provided its own shuttle service to and from the airport.

Cheyenne Area’s New Terminal Poised to Meet Region’s Air Service Needs

Cheyenne Area’s New Terminal Poised to Meet Region’s Air Service Needs
After two decades of thinking, planning and finally building, Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) recently opened its new $18.5 million terminal. As part of the debut celebration, airport, community and business officials gathered with the public on Nov. 4 to welcome SkyWest’s first flight into CYS from Dallas/Ft. Worth International (DFW), the first of scheduled daily flights between the two locales.

Training Program Benefits Community, Supplies Work Crews at Los Angeles Int’l

Training Program Benefits Community, Supplies Work Crews at Los Angeles Int’l
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is helping supply construction workers for its massive multi-billion dollar capital improvement project with a free development program that recruits, trains and provides union apprenticeships for local residents. The training provided is in construction trades such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing, sheet metal, drywall and flooring—all critical elements for upcoming construction projects at LAX.

Orlando Melbourne Int’l Meets Ambitious Deadline for Multi-Runway Project

Orlando Melbourne Int’l Meets Ambitious Deadline for Multi-Runway Project
Rehabilitating a runway is always a big challenge, and often takes years of planning and fundraising to accomplish. Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Florida recently reconstructed all three of its runways in just 14 months.

Tallahassee Int’l Adds Second Solar Farm & Creates Sustainability Master Plan

Tallahassee Int’l Adds Second Solar Farm & Creates Sustainability Master Plan
Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) is always looking for ways to incorporate “green” elements into its infrastructure development projects and daily operations. It was home to the first solar farm in Tallahassee, and airport officials are redoubling their efforts with another, even larger, farm.

Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Improves Diversion Process with New Software

Plagued by the frequent need to divert flights due to severe weather, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently harnessed the collective brain power of the North Texas Irregular Operations Network to improve timeliness and predictability for passengers. The network, which includes all 23 airports in the DFW diversion area, developed a plan to ensure communication, coordination and collaboration between DFW and its diversion airports, airlines and government agencies. The primary goal: to address and mitigate the effects of diversions on passengers.

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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.

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