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With a single runway handling 10.5 million passengers annually, John Wayne Airport (SNA) relies on safe nighttime operations to maintain its carefully orchestrated traffic schedule.
After a series of surface-level fixes throughout the years, it was high time the runways and related infrastructure at Oshawa Executive Airport (YOO) in Ontario received the upgrades they truly required.
When it comes to runway safety, Tucson International Airport (TUS) isn’t waiting for an accident or regulatory sanctions to make improvements. It’s acting proactively.
Like other airports, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) in Hebron, KY, is in the people transport business; but it’s also in the business of moving stuff. And the “stuff side” of the business is doing quite well. In fact, CVG is the fastest-growing cargo airport in the United States.
Naval Air Station Oceana (NTU) in Virginia Beach, VA, is moving into the final stretch of a $120 million airfield project to reconstruct one runway and replace aging incandescent airfield lighting with energy-saving LED fixtures.
Operations and maintenance crews at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) are no strangers to winter weather.
Key West may be a small town of only 25,000 residents, but it’s a thriving tourist spot that’s growing in popularity. As a result, passenger traffic at Key West International Airport (EYW) is also projected to rise—to the tune of 2.4% per year for the next 20 years.
The central location of Dallas Love Field (DAL)—just seven miles northwest of the downtown business district—is a double-edged sword.
Even during the most bitter winters, the Southern port city of Charleston, SC, seldom experiences a deep freeze. But last winter proved to be a major exception.
Roger Moats, airfield maintenance manager at Tulsa International Airport (TUL), understands that flight safety begins and ends on the ground. It’s why he regularly emphasizes to his crew the importance of their work.
Like oil and water, wildlife and aircraft just don’t mix. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that civilian aircraft suffered 13,000 wildlife strikes at 662 U.S. airports in 2016 alone. While many incidents are minor, some have devastating consequences.
Officials at Jackson County Airport/Reynolds Field (JXN) in Michigan are pleased with the results of a $49 million runway project completed last fall, because they see it improving operational safety, creating new opportunities to generate more revenue and bolstering the airport’s position as a loca
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)
These days, the internet is the first place many passengers check when looking for information about parking, concessions and other ground-based details regarding air travel. Good or bad, an airport’s website acts as its face and leaves an impression on customers.

The Perfect Storm of Industry Retirements

A very large wave of retirements has recently been announced among our most experienced industry leaders. The possibility of a "perfect storm" like this has been talked about at conferences for the past 12 months, but suddenly it's upon us.

CDC Report Reignites Debate About Smoking in Airports

Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the terminals at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago; but guests at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International can light up in 12 designated smoking areas spread throughout all seven concourses. Tampa International takes a somewhat middle-ground approach by providing five outdoor smoking patios.

New Jetport Becomes Front Door to Tennessee Business Region

Cleveland, TN, is a small-town community with big-city business partners. What it didn't have was an airport capable of serving its partners' travel needs. But that recently changed, when Cleveland Regional Jetport (RZR) opened in late January, replacing the area's previous airport, Hardwick Field.

Texas Helps General Aviation Airports Upgrade Fuel Systems

Airport Manager Alf Vien snagged a major bargain for Cleveland Municipal Airport before he retired earlier this year. The single-runway nontowered Texas airport recently installed a new fuel system, complete with a 6,000- gallon above- ground Avgas tank and self-service pumps, for $200,000; but Vien spent only $50,000 of municipal funds to purchase it. A program administered by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) provided the $150,000 difference.

Naples Municipal Stops Cracks on Primary Runway with Reinforcing Grid

"Asphalt is like skin," says Tom O'Donnell, an engineer from Kimley-Horn & Associates. "After time and wear, it shows its age. If you get to the cracks early enough, however, you save a lot of money." Naples Municipal Airport (APF) in Florida tended to its cracks in 2010, after officials learned its primary and longest runway, 5/23, needed serious work.

PHX Sky Train Glides into Sky Harbor & Airport History

More than a decade in planning, the PHX Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is on track to begin public service this spring.

Denver Intl Upgrades Security Camera System

A $1.8 million TSA project designed to enhance security and improve video management at Denver International Airport (DEN) has paved the way for the airport to undertake a broader, ongoing effort to replace all of its analog closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras with newer digital technology.

Alternative Funding Facilitates New Terminal at MBS Intl

One of the nation's newest terminals - MBS International in Freeland, MI - began serving passengers in October, nearly a year earlier than anticipated.

Eastern West Virginia Regional Reconstructs Runway to Handle C-5 Traffic

With a cargo bay large enough to carry six Apache helicopters or five Bradley tanks, the C-5 is a massive aircraft. And it took a massive runway conversion to allow joint-use Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) to accommodate the military behemoth.

Less is More for Snow Removal Fleet at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl

With substantial overnight air traffic from DHL Express, it's imperative for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to keep its runways open 24/7. When temperatures drop and precipitation flies, all eyes are on the snow removal crew to keep DHL's airplanes flying.

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Vancouver Int’l & Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field Share Tips for Managing Wildlife

Like oil and water, wildlife and aircraft just don’t mix. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that civilian aircraft suffered 13,000 wildlife strikes at 662 U.S. airports in 2016 alone. While many incidents are minor, some have devastating consequences. Between 1990 and 2016, wildlife strikes resulted in 262 human fatalities at U.S. airports, and 247 civil aircraft were destroyed or damaged beyond repair.

New Main Runway at Reynolds Field Improves Safety & Primes Pump for Revenue Growth

Officials at Jackson County Airport/Reynolds Field (JXN) in Michigan are pleased with the results of a $49 million runway project completed last fall, because they see it improving operational safety, creating new opportunities to generate more revenue and bolstering the airport’s position as a local driver of economic growth.

What Makes a Great Website?

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)
These days, the internet is the first place many passengers check when looking for information about parking, concessions and other ground-based details regarding air travel. Good or bad, an airport’s website acts as its face and leaves an impression on customers.

Sea-Tac Int’l Partners With AMAC to Support Diversity Measures

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
From Aug. 21-25, 2018, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will serve as the official host for the annual Airport Business Diversity Conference, the flagship event of the Airport Minority Diversity Council (AMAC). Airport officials are pleased with the strong registration numbers—and the opportunity to advance SEA’s long-standing goals of providing more opportunities to women, minorities, veterans and small-business owners.

Flagler Executive Relocates & Extends Primary Runway

Flagler Executive Airport (FIN)
Flagler Executive Airport (FIN) in Palm Coast, FL, recently completed a $12.2 million project to relocate and extend its main runway. In doing so, management remedied several safety issues in one comprehensive construction program.

Charleston Int’l Sweetens Retail Lineup with Kiosk Program

Charleston County Aviation Authority
Thanks to a new specialty leasing program that debuted at Charleston International Airport (CHS) this spring, customers can now purchase a sampling of local and regional goodies and gifts at small kiosks inside the airport terminal.

Nashville Int’l Upgrades Fuel Farm to Address Recent Growth

Nashville International (BNA)
The traffic profile at Nashville International (BNA) is completely different from what it was two decades ago, and a recent $30 million fuel farm renovation is helping the Tennessee airport handle the dramatic changes.

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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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