Current Issue...

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is putting the spotlight on homegrown talent with an exhibit that features artwork by its employees and others who work at the South Florida airport.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is putting the spotlight on homegrown talent with an exhibit that features artwork by its employees and others who work at the South Florida airport.
Lincoln Airport Reaps Long-Term Benefits From Temporary Relocation of Air Force Base Operations
The original runway at Offutt Air Force Base just south of Omaha, NE, was built back in 1941 and extended to its current 11,700-foot length in the mid-1950s.
Airports Throughout Maine Roll Out New System to Record Aircraft Data
When an aircraft is involved in a crash, finding the “black box” flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder is imperative to subsequent investigations.
Raleigh-Durham Int’l Partners With Data Analytics Leader to Improve Passenger Forecasting
Widespread uncertainty was understandable given the unprecedented circumstances presented by the global pandemic. But passenger forecasts impact nearly every area of operations, from parking lot closures and law enforcement schedules to concession hours and capital improvement projects.
New Receiving & Distribution Center Improves the Way Goods Move Through Salt Lake City Int’l
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is changing the way people and goods travel through its facilities.
Fredericton Int’l Updates & Expands its Terminal
Fredericton International Airport (YFC), in Canada’s far northeast corner, was built more than a half century ago to accommodate 200,000 passengers annually.
Ford Int’l Reconstructs & Expands Apron
Earlier this year, contractors finished the final punch list for a much needed $50 million apron reconstruction and expansion project at Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI.
Detroit Lakes County Airport Expands Main Runway to Attract More Jet Traffic
Turning perception into reality can be tricky, especially when it involves multimillion-dollar budgets.
Mitigating the Negative Effects of Firefighting Foam is Personal for Nantucket Memorial
Amid all the turmoil that COVID-19 has wrought, the only public airport on the small island of Nantucket, MA, is taking on a big issue: potential environmental contamination associated with common components in FAA-mandated firefighting foam.
Extensive Cargo Growth at Cincinnati Int’l Boosts Revenues, Diversifies Business Base
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) suffered a significant financial blow a little more than a decade ago when Delta Air Lines dropped the airport as one of its primary hubs.
Nashville Int’l Increases Parking Capacity to Match Passenger Growth
Few U.S. cities have experienced a more pronounced growth spurt than Nashville, TN. The country music mecca rebounded robustly after the 2008-09 recession, gaining nearly 300,000 jobs between 2010 and early 2020, an almost 40% increase.
Dallas Love Field, Myrtle Beach Int’l Debut Contactless Retail
Despite increasing vaccination rates and decreasing new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., Mark Duebner realizes that pandemic fears persist, and that a portion of the traveling public remains reluctant to resume once commonplace practices such as shopping.
Public-Private Partnership Delivers New Terminal in Bermuda
L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) is passengers’ gateway to the iconic pink sand beaches of Bermuda. With an economy heavily rooted in tourism, this overseas territory of the United Kingdom and its airport have struggled since early 2020 because of COVID-19.

Enhanced Fleet Speeds Snow Removal & Provides Volume Accounting at Montreal's Trudeau Int'l

Just like their customers, northern airports dread delays caused by snow events. To speed snow removal at Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, airport authority Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) replaced nearly all of its fleet of snow removal vehicles and attachments for the 2008/2009 season.

Crossfield Taxiway Makes Way For Bigger Things to Come at LAX

The new $88 million crossfield taxiway that opened at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this spring does more than connect the north and south airfield complexes.

Ears to the Runway

While no one has come out and said we need a runway and ramp issue, the writing is on the wall. There's been sufficient interest and advertising support to bring you an issue of Airport Improvement dedicated exclusively to runways and ramps - a special issue with great feature articles, not just a collection of worn-out press releases.

Sustainable Sustainability

Airports around the world are "going green" with grass roofs, recycling programs, alternative energy sources, and more. In fact, it would be hard to find an airport conference where sustainability is not an integral part of the program.

JFK's Bay Runway Project Improves Pavement & Reduces Delays

After a four-month closure, the Bay Runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) reopened to traffic on June 28, just in time for the busy summer travel season. The reopening marked the completion of the first phase of a $348.1 million project to improve the physical condition of the runway and operational efficiency of the airport.

Vehicle Services & Customer Loyalty Programs Drive Up Parking Revenue

Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY, and Jacksonville International Airport in Florida are making life simpler for travelers by introducing new services at their parking garages.

Jackson Hole Airport Triples Its Capacity With Terminal Expansion & New Baggage Handling System

It's tough to beat the view from Raymond Bishop's office at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Wyoming. It features mountain scenery that tourists travel across the world to see. As director of the only U.S. airport located inside a national park (Grand Teton National Park), Bishop also has a clear view of high expectations.

Self-Serve Fuel Fills Special Needs at General Aviation Airports

Self-service fueling has been a fixture at general aviation airports for decades, but some within the specialized sector say its heyday may be just over the horizon.

Consolidated Rental Car Center Cuts Traffic & Confusion at Miami Int'l

With room for 6,500 vehicles and 16 car rental companies, the new four-level, $383 million rental car center (RCC) at Miami International Airport (MIA) had an instant impact on the airport, passengers and surrounding streets when it opened in July.

Roanoke Regional Privatizes Fire & Rescue Services

For years, rescue and firefighting services for Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) in western Virginia operated out of a public joint-use station located on airport grounds. The city's structural firefighters drove out of one set of doors for standard calls such as house fires; aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews used a separate set of doors and equipment for airfield incidents. In July, the airport finalized its transition from public to private ARFF services.

Pages

FREE Whitepaper

Fairbanks International Airport Baggage Transport Conveyor Enhanced With Mod Drive™ System


Fairbanks International Airport Baggage Transport Conveyor Enhanced With Mod Drive™ System

Airports face a host of unique industry challenges, such as meeting efficiency regulations and seeking out the best maintenance practices to reduce costs and keep operations flowing. In today’s current economic climate, any potential cost savings can go a long way. 

In 2019, Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) sought to modernize its equipment and operations. They were dissatisfied with the performance of the gearmotors on their baggage transport conveyors and began searching for new suppliers. Regal approached FAI with a solution that could improve equipment performance and simplify maintenance, with the added benefit of energy cost savings: the Hub City® MOD Drive™ system.

This white paper discusses the hardware deployed, the test results and the annualized expectations for ROI.

 

Featured Video

Self-Serve Fuel Fills Special Needs at General Aviation Airports

Self-service fueling has been a fixture at general aviation airports for decades, but some within the specialized sector say its heyday may be just over the horizon.

Consolidated Rental Car Center Cuts Traffic & Confusion at Miami Int'l

With room for 6,500 vehicles and 16 car rental companies, the new four-level, $383 million rental car center (RCC) at Miami International Airport (MIA) had an instant impact on the airport, passengers and surrounding streets when it opened in July.

Roanoke Regional Privatizes Fire & Rescue Services

For years, rescue and firefighting services for Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) in western Virginia operated out of a public joint-use station located on airport grounds. The city's structural firefighters drove out of one set of doors for standard calls such as house fires; aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews used a separate set of doors and equipment for airfield incidents. In July, the airport finalized its transition from public to private ARFF services.

San Francisco Int'l Takes Healthy Concessions Beyond California Dreamin'

It's one thing for airports to encourage tenants to promote healthy practices; it's another to insist on it. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is straddling that line with its new Terminal 2 concessions program.

Green Airport Plaza Sprouts Up at Newark Liberty

A new $5.9 million airport plaza scheduled to open at Newark Liberty International Airport in September may foretell a new trend in landside development. According to its developer, the plaza is the first of its kind in the country.

Raleigh-Durham Int'l Lights the Way with Airfield LEDs

A few years back, officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina realized they were spending a lot of money maintaining an antiquated airfield lighting system. The lighting fixtures were subpar. The cable was old and cracking. And meg-ohm readings for many of the circuits were at zero, which meant the airport had to keep pumping up the power to feed the lights.

Boston Logan Blazes the Full-Body Scanner Trail

Boston Logan International Airport was among the first airports in the country to use advanced imaging technology (AIT) for passenger screening. In April, it began deploying 17 full-body scanners throughout the airport.

Dulles Aims for World-Class Status With Expansion of Int'l Arrivals Building

While traffic at most U.S. airports has generally declined, Washington Dulles International Airport has seen a continuing increase in international traffic - including significant gains throughout the recession.

Verdict in Search of Evidence

No matter what the economy, there are always companies that belie current conditions - successes during recessions and failures in boom times.

Detroit Metro Earns Top Honors for Healthy Concessions

Airport food used to be simple: Hot dogs spun endlessly on heated rollers, and almost everything else was deep-fried and served in a cardboard boat. Prepackaged, processed fare was easy for concessionaires, but hard on travelers' arteries and waistlines. Much to the delight of health-conscious travelers everywhere, airports are sprinkling such options throughout their food courts and terminals.

Featured Video




# # #
 

# # #