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Terminal Modernization at Boston Logan Has Passengers and Locals Seeing Red, But in a Good Way
Nearly 250 years after Paul Revere rode out of Boston warning of a pending advance by British Redcoats, a shimmering red coat of paint warmly welcomes international visitors to the modern airport in his colonial hometown.
Terminal Expansion at Kansas City Int’l Prompts New Snow Removal Strategy and Equipment
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) recently underwent a transformative expansion, not only reshaping its terminal but also nearly tripling the size of its apron. In true domino fashion, those improvements created the need for a whole new approach to snow removal.
A new glycol recycling facility opened at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) featuring first-of-its-kind deicing technology for the United States.
Vancouver Int’l Turns Untimely Winter Storms Into Opportunity for Improvement
Staff members at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia refer to the experience almost cryptically as “the Four Days in December.” And it’s as ominous as it sounds.
LaGuardia’s New Chase Sapphire Lounge is a Rare Gem
Designers and planners who created the luxe Chase Sapphire Lounge at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York “went for gold” regarding aesthetics, amenities and overall building standards. And they seem to have succeeded on all accounts.
Sarasota-Bradenton Int’l Adds New Cellphone Lot With Improved Amenities
The rapid growth at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)—a whopping 230% increase in passenger volume in the last five years—has brought smiles to the faces of management. But it also created an associated increase in vehicle traffic that caused curbside congestion at the terminal.
Massive Restroom Renovations in Progress at Miami Int’l
Miami International Airport (MIA) is undergoing a comprehensive renovation of more than 200 restrooms. The effort, slated for completion by 2030, is just one component of a larger future-ready capital initiative created under Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to modernize MIA.
Montgomery Regional Leaps Into the Future With Electric Aircraft Chargers
Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Alabama claimed a spot in aviation history this February as one of the first U.S. airports to open a station with state-of-the-art chargers for electric aircraft.
Website Platform Helps Airports Attract More Customers
Growth can be elusive for any airport, especially small ones that suffer “leakage”—the loss of customers to larger nearby airports.
Danville Regional Renovates Terminal and Ramp
A new Caesars casino and hotel scheduled to open later this year near Danville Regional (DAN) has created a good news/bad news situation for the southern Virginia airport.
Waco Regional Uses CARES Act Funds for Terminal Renovation Project
Waco Regional Airport (ACT)—located smack dab between Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW)—is making airport-wide investments to ensure that it will be able to continue meeting customer demand in central Texas.
Drones and Virtual Reality Speed Control Tower Siting at Boulder City Municipal
Coping with such change is essential, but staying ahead of it is ideal.
All-Star Art Installations - Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
From the moment airline passengers deplane, they see photos of NBA players and branded graphics everywhere—with plenty of spots for selfies.
New Terminal Connector Improves Passenger Accessibility at Los Angeles Int’l
Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have opened the final phases of their joint Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport, a combined investment of $2.3 billion to revitalize one of the airline’s key hubs.
Rapidly Growing Volume of Oversized Baggage Prompts System Redesign at Salt Lake City Int’l
Snowbird. Deer Valley. Park City. The natural peaks around Salt Lake City that create sought-after runs for skiers also create problematic peak days for oversized baggage at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

Automating Part 139 Processes is a Valuable Precursor to Safety Management Systems

The future requirement for Safety Management Systems (SMS) has become one of the top industry issues of current times. We hear about at airport conferences, in industry newsletters, on conference calls and at FAA meetings. However, there is a fundamental issue that has not been getting as much attention but is equally important...

John C. Tune Airport Adds Hangars

Located just five miles from downtown Nashville, TN, John C. Tune Airport (JWN) is home to 170 based aircraft and a flight school. With 72,000 operations last year, it's also the smaller sibling of Nashville International Airport (BNA), as both facilities are owned and operated by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA).

Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l Leverages Master Planning Process

Collaboration and ongoing updates go a long way in supporting the master planning process at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). According to Dennis Probst, executive director of planning and environment, the approach has been honed over the years into one that involves all stakeholders and positions the airport for measured growth.

O'Hare Savors Concessions App & Delivery Service

An Android or iPhone can be a traveler's best friend, but it acts more like a do-it-all personal assistant when it allows users to skip airport restaurant lines and have their food delivered to the gate.

Fairchild Air Force Base Reconstructs Sole Runway

When the sole runway at Fairchild Air Force Base exhibited signs of excessive deterioration, civil engineers recommended shutting down the landing surface for complete reconstruction. The decision was pivotal, as Fairchild's airfield (SKA) is home to the 141st Washington Air National Guard Refueling Wing and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing (part of the Air Mobility Command) - groups that provide core aerial refueling activities for the U.S. Air Force. In essence, they maintain an air bridge across the nation and world to support U.S. and allied forces.

Dayton Int'l Builds Three-Level Garage

A parking garage may not be the most fascinating airport project, but it certainly affects passengers' overall experience - especially in Ohio, where the weather is often unpredictable. Dayton International Airport (DAY) is consequently leveraging its $25.7 million parking structure as a competitive edge against three other airports within a 90-minute drive.

South Bend Airport Completes Expansion & Changes Leadership

Before John Schalliol retired as executive director of South Bend Airport (SBN) in Indiana, he oversaw the culmination of a $15.8 million concourse project that added five new gates, 45,000 square feet of terminal space and numerous passenger conveniences. The final phase, which consolidated passenger screening and added advanced imaging technology, debuted in February, just prior to his retirement celebration.

Watertown Municipal Embraces Tenant Management

Although some in the industry may liken tenants managing their airports to inmates running their asylums, the arrangement makes perfect sense to others. Often, it's the owner of the local fixed-based operation (FBO) who assumes the lead role; and it usually occurs at small, general aviation fields.

Baltimore/Washington Int'l Optimizes Baggage Handling System

After Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran Airways last year, its Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) went from taxed to overloaded. "Our flights peak at 199 flights per day, and AirTran was running 48 flights per day," recalls Jimmy Dickerson, manager of federal airport security technology for Southwest. "Our CBIS could not by itself handle the combined baggage for the two carriers."

Market RewardsQuick Reflexes, Fluid Planning

Everyone knows an airport that dutifully writes a master plan, gets it approved and promptly places it on a shelf, where it remains unopened for 15 to 20 years until the next plan is due...

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2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement

Giving back to the community is central to what Charlotte Douglas International Airport and its operator, the City of Charlotte Aviation Department, is about, and last year was no different. 

Throughout 2022, while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued our efforts to have a positive impact on the Charlotte community. Of particular note, we spent the year sharing stories of how Connections Don't Just Happen at the Terminal - from creating homeownership and employment opportunities to supporting economic growth through small-business development and offering outreach programs to help residents understand the Airport better.

This whitepaper highlights the construction projects, initiatives, programs and events that validate Charlotte Douglas as a premier airport.

Download the whitepaper: 2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement.

 

 

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l Leverages Master Planning Process

Collaboration and ongoing updates go a long way in supporting the master planning process at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). According to Dennis Probst, executive director of planning and environment, the approach has been honed over the years into one that involves all stakeholders and positions the airport for measured growth.

O'Hare Savors Concessions App & Delivery Service

An Android or iPhone can be a traveler's best friend, but it acts more like a do-it-all personal assistant when it allows users to skip airport restaurant lines and have their food delivered to the gate.

Fairchild Air Force Base Reconstructs Sole Runway

When the sole runway at Fairchild Air Force Base exhibited signs of excessive deterioration, civil engineers recommended shutting down the landing surface for complete reconstruction. The decision was pivotal, as Fairchild's airfield (SKA) is home to the 141st Washington Air National Guard Refueling Wing and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing (part of the Air Mobility Command) - groups that provide core aerial refueling activities for the U.S. Air Force. In essence, they maintain an air bridge across the nation and world to support U.S. and allied forces.

Dayton Int'l Builds Three-Level Garage

A parking garage may not be the most fascinating airport project, but it certainly affects passengers' overall experience - especially in Ohio, where the weather is often unpredictable. Dayton International Airport (DAY) is consequently leveraging its $25.7 million parking structure as a competitive edge against three other airports within a 90-minute drive.

South Bend Airport Completes Expansion & Changes Leadership

Before John Schalliol retired as executive director of South Bend Airport (SBN) in Indiana, he oversaw the culmination of a $15.8 million concourse project that added five new gates, 45,000 square feet of terminal space and numerous passenger conveniences. The final phase, which consolidated passenger screening and added advanced imaging technology, debuted in February, just prior to his retirement celebration.

Watertown Municipal Embraces Tenant Management

Although some in the industry may liken tenants managing their airports to inmates running their asylums, the arrangement makes perfect sense to others. Often, it's the owner of the local fixed-based operation (FBO) who assumes the lead role; and it usually occurs at small, general aviation fields.

Baltimore/Washington Int'l Optimizes Baggage Handling System

After Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran Airways last year, its Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) went from taxed to overloaded. "Our flights peak at 199 flights per day, and AirTran was running 48 flights per day," recalls Jimmy Dickerson, manager of federal airport security technology for Southwest. "Our CBIS could not by itself handle the combined baggage for the two carriers."

Market RewardsQuick Reflexes, Fluid Planning

Everyone knows an airport that dutifully writes a master plan, gets it approved and promptly places it on a shelf, where it remains unopened for 15 to 20 years until the next plan is due...

San Diego Int'l Switches to LED Runway Status Lights

Despite the best efforts of air traffic controllers, pilots and ground support staff, runway incursions can still occur. One of the FAA's frontline strategies to help further reduce incursions - Runway Status Lights (RWSL) - took another step forward in November, when the system at San Diego International Airport (SAN) was updated with LEDs.

Security Training for Florida Airports Funded with License Plate Sales

"By making the program available to all public-use airports, we have made airport security a top priority - even for airports that previously could not afford to offer training to their staff," explains David Roberts, FDOT Aviation Operations administrator. The agency also extends training to onsite workers not employed by the airport, such as local police officers who respond to calls at the airport.

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