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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).
Automated Exit Safeguards and Welcomes Passengers Arriving at Oakland Int’l
Striking a balance between creating an inviting atmosphere for travelers and adhering to rigid security requirements is a familiar challenge for airport operators worldwide.
Watertown Regional Builds Old-School Charm Into New Terminal
Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) in South Dakota is an important travel gateway for the small city’s 22,000-plus residents and surrounding neighbors.
Airports Apply Heavy Surface Treatment to Increase Service Life of Asphalt Runways
The history of airfield pavement is filled with products and technologies originally developed for the road and highway industry.
Plane Train Extension is on Track for 2025 Delivery at Atlanta Int’l
Leadership at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is in a continuous cycle of investing in new approaches to efficiently accommodate the growing passenger numbers. To that end, a series of ATLNext development projects have been executed in plain sight.
St. Louis Int’l Looks to Future With Master Plan Projects to Consolidated Terminals
The master planning process is about provisioning for the future, and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is a prime example of why it’s so important.
Sedona Airport Increases Fuel Capacity
Leaders at Sedona Airport (SEZ) in Arizona knew they were on the clock to build a new fuel farm. The decades-old facility at SEZ had a hard time keeping up with customer demand. And, even worse, the fuel tanks themselves were rapidly deteriorating. A long-term solution was needed in the near term.
Private Terminal at Atlanta Int’l Offers Commercial Passengers VIP Treatment
Airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) can now experience the privacy and luxury typically only available to corporate and general aviation customers, thanks to a private terminal.
Can-Do Concession at San Francisco Int’l Comes Through for Customers in a Pinch
Major international airports receive countless requests every day from the millions of travelers they serve each year. Many of the requests are routine, but given the sheer number of people involved, there’s no telling what travelers may need.
British Columbia Community Backs Runway Project to Keep Local Airport Operating
Golden Municipal Airport (YGE), which is owned, operated and funded by its namesake town, does not support scheduled passenger service.
“Wingless Travel” Takes Flight at Regional Airports
When passengers choose to travel from a small regional airport to a larger hub, most assume a small regional jet will take them from Point A to Point B.
Airports Large and Small Open Their Facilities to Support Local Fundraisers
There’s something inherently exciting and interesting about airports. That’s why it can be incredibly effective when an airport allows people outside the industry onto its property for fundraising events such as car shows or an old-fashioned tug of war against a 757 cargo plane.
The Sky’s the Limit - Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
The exhibit is displayed in SDF’s central rotunda, just outside the entrances of both concourses.
MidAmerica Airport Expands, Renovates to Meet Passenger Growth
Big things are happening in the middle of the United States. This summer, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) in Mascoutah, IL, celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated terminal.

Memphis Int'l Trains Local Contractors in Airfield Maintenance

Memphis International Airport (MEM) spends about $1 million a year maintaining its 5,000 acres of pavement, and contractors outside the region typically win the work.

Myrtle Beach Int'l Invests in General Aviation Segment

With active general aviation traffic, Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) could no longer route such passengers through a former Air Force base operations built in 1956.

Port Columbus Int'l Adds Giant Video Wall

"Broad and High" not only describes the new $1.2 million video wall at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH); it also refers to the historic downtown cross streets that served as an inspiration for the airport's banner information technology offering.

Gallatin Field Unveils Stone & Wood Expansion

Surrounded by miles of pristine forest and towering mountains, Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT, is the largest commercial airport serving Yellowstone National Park and several major ski resorts.

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The difference between the forces of action and inaction has seemingly never been greater.

Information & Infrastructure

Technology can help keep airfield operations from becoming traffic jams, and it's exciting to see the great strides being made. The strategy of adapting proven technologies from other industries and integrating them into aviation is especially exciting, because it creates workable solutions that carry the legacy of proven performance...

U.S. Infrastructure Challenges

There are few issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree in these politically charged times, but the need to improve our infrastructure seems to be one of them. Airport projects are proven job-creators that increase the safety and security of the aviation system. They also improve the efficiency of air travel and generally make it a better experience for passengers.

Airports Use Web-Based Software to Verify & Simplify Airline Billing

When external auditors reviewed the books at Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), they encouraged the county-owned facility to start verifying the reports it uses to bill airlines for landing fees - reports generated by the carriers themselves.

McCarran Int'l Boosts Fuel Storage Capacity to Keep Pace With Traffic Growth

In 2008, McCarran International Airport ranked 6th in the world for aircraft movements, with nearly 579,000 takeoffs and landings. It also ushered a record 44 million passengers through its terminal.

Portland Jetport Uses VALE Grant for Geothermal System

A new geothermal heating and cooling system is one of the crown jewels of a recent $75 million terminal expansion at Portland International Jetport in Maine. The project was a creative first in the industry, because the airport used an FAA Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) grant to fund $2.5 million of the $3 million project. Typically, FAA has awarded VALE grants for the purchase of hybrid carts or the electrification of ground equipment.

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Port Columbus Int'l Adds Giant Video Wall

"Broad and High" not only describes the new $1.2 million video wall at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH); it also refers to the historic downtown cross streets that served as an inspiration for the airport's banner information technology offering.

Gallatin Field Unveils Stone & Wood Expansion

Surrounded by miles of pristine forest and towering mountains, Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT, is the largest commercial airport serving Yellowstone National Park and several major ski resorts.

Do Something

The difference between the forces of action and inaction has seemingly never been greater.

Information & Infrastructure

Technology can help keep airfield operations from becoming traffic jams, and it's exciting to see the great strides being made. The strategy of adapting proven technologies from other industries and integrating them into aviation is especially exciting, because it creates workable solutions that carry the legacy of proven performance...

U.S. Infrastructure Challenges

There are few issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree in these politically charged times, but the need to improve our infrastructure seems to be one of them. Airport projects are proven job-creators that increase the safety and security of the aviation system. They also improve the efficiency of air travel and generally make it a better experience for passengers.

Airports Use Web-Based Software to Verify & Simplify Airline Billing

When external auditors reviewed the books at Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), they encouraged the county-owned facility to start verifying the reports it uses to bill airlines for landing fees - reports generated by the carriers themselves.

McCarran Int'l Boosts Fuel Storage Capacity to Keep Pace With Traffic Growth

In 2008, McCarran International Airport ranked 6th in the world for aircraft movements, with nearly 579,000 takeoffs and landings. It also ushered a record 44 million passengers through its terminal.

Portland Jetport Uses VALE Grant for Geothermal System

A new geothermal heating and cooling system is one of the crown jewels of a recent $75 million terminal expansion at Portland International Jetport in Maine. The project was a creative first in the industry, because the airport used an FAA Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) grant to fund $2.5 million of the $3 million project. Typically, FAA has awarded VALE grants for the purchase of hybrid carts or the electrification of ground equipment.

Houston Airport System Uses Bluetooth Sensors to Measure Wait Times at Security Checkpoints

In the last ten years, Bluetooth technology has been implemented in everything from cell phones to computer mice. More recently, Houston Airport System (HAS) has used it to facilitate data collection.

StandardAero Adds "Invisible Escort"

Like airports, many aircraft repair centers have boosted security measures since 9/11. The StandardAero facility at Augusta Regional Airport in Georgia added a "virtual escort" program to its security network.

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