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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.

La Crosse Municipal Restores Wetlands, Saves Fishery to Extend Taxiway

Extending a taxiway can be a fairly straightforward project: crews prepare land, pour concrete and, voila, it's ready for traffic.

San Jose Int'l Uses VALE Funds to Realize Environmental Benefits

Airside operations at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) are creating lower emission levels and netting increased environmental benefits thanks in part to a more than $4.6 million Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) project grant from the FAA.

Manassas Apron Project Reaps Rewards from Reclamation Efforts

When Manassas Regional Airport completed the final phase of its nearly $11 million East Apron Rehabilitation and Expansion Program last fall, airport officials felt like they received a "two-fer." Recycling existing pavement saved both time and money.

Orlando Int'l Maximizes Taxiway Lighting Efficiency with Advanced Power Supply System

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has a long history of cutting-edge airfield improvements. More than 20 years ago, it was one of the first airports to convert to a computerized lighting control system. Last year, it was the first to install an operational FAA-sponsored runway status light system.

Denver Int'l & Portland Jetport Stand Ready for New Glycol Regs

Airports throughout the country are taking stock of their aircraft deicing strategies and wastewater systems as they anticipate new effluent limitation guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October. The updated federal standards are expected to require commercial airports to collect a predetermined portion of their dispensed glycol and treat the resulting wastewater on- or off-site.

Collaboration & Quality Control Yield Lasting Runway Markings at Ocala Int'l

In early 2009, Runway 18-36 at Ocala International Airport in Florida was a patchwork of different pavements, and it had been nearly 20 years since its last rehabilitation or significant maintenance.

Hernado County Adds Contract Control Tower

With private contractors operating towers at nearly 250 U.S. airports, air traffic control isn't a strictly FAA function as the traveling public often assumes. Last year, contract controllers manned fully 45% of U.S. towers and managed more than one quarter of all controlled domestic operations. Such towers cost the FAA a fraction of what it spends to operate fully federal towers with similar traffic volumes.

South Dakota Purchases Weather Systems for General Aviation Airports

With traffic from air ambulances, game hunters, corporate executives and local fliers, South Dakota's general aviation (GA) airfields serve a wide variety of pilots; and state officials recognize the benefit of providing them with current weather information as they fly in and out.

Charlotte Douglas Int'l Takes Over Deicing Operations

In an effort to control glycol recovery and improve deicing times, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) took over US Airways' deicing operations last winter and purchased 28 new deicing trucks.

Quad City Int'l Assumes Refueling Responsibility & Builds New Fuel Farm

When Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL, lost one of its six air carriers in 2003, it gained a new profit center in the process.

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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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Manassas Apron Project Reaps Rewards from Reclamation Efforts

When Manassas Regional Airport completed the final phase of its nearly $11 million East Apron Rehabilitation and Expansion Program last fall, airport officials felt like they received a "two-fer." Recycling existing pavement saved both time and money.

Orlando Int'l Maximizes Taxiway Lighting Efficiency with Advanced Power Supply System

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has a long history of cutting-edge airfield improvements. More than 20 years ago, it was one of the first airports to convert to a computerized lighting control system. Last year, it was the first to install an operational FAA-sponsored runway status light system.

Denver Int'l & Portland Jetport Stand Ready for New Glycol Regs

Airports throughout the country are taking stock of their aircraft deicing strategies and wastewater systems as they anticipate new effluent limitation guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October. The updated federal standards are expected to require commercial airports to collect a predetermined portion of their dispensed glycol and treat the resulting wastewater on- or off-site.

Collaboration & Quality Control Yield Lasting Runway Markings at Ocala Int'l

In early 2009, Runway 18-36 at Ocala International Airport in Florida was a patchwork of different pavements, and it had been nearly 20 years since its last rehabilitation or significant maintenance.

Hernado County Adds Contract Control Tower

With private contractors operating towers at nearly 250 U.S. airports, air traffic control isn't a strictly FAA function as the traveling public often assumes. Last year, contract controllers manned fully 45% of U.S. towers and managed more than one quarter of all controlled domestic operations. Such towers cost the FAA a fraction of what it spends to operate fully federal towers with similar traffic volumes.

South Dakota Purchases Weather Systems for General Aviation Airports

With traffic from air ambulances, game hunters, corporate executives and local fliers, South Dakota's general aviation (GA) airfields serve a wide variety of pilots; and state officials recognize the benefit of providing them with current weather information as they fly in and out.

Charlotte Douglas Int'l Takes Over Deicing Operations

In an effort to control glycol recovery and improve deicing times, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) took over US Airways' deicing operations last winter and purchased 28 new deicing trucks.

Quad City Int'l Assumes Refueling Responsibility & Builds New Fuel Farm

When Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL, lost one of its six air carriers in 2003, it gained a new profit center in the process.

Arcata-Eureka Airport Adds Runway Safety Area

Extra runway length helps small regional airports attract larger jets and more passengers. But options are limited when an airport's runway ends at a cliff that drops 200 feet into the Pacific Ocean.

Ramping Up

The primary reason this issue is "special" is broadcast on its cover: Runway & Ramp Special Edition. The number of great story ideas continuing to pour in about airfield operations was so incredible, devoting an entire issue to the topic was simply one of those "duh" moments.

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