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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.
Miami Int’l Tests Perimeter Intrusion Detection and Deterrence Technologies
Miami International Airport (MIA) is one of two locations partnering with TSA to evaluate cutting-edge perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies.
Flagstaff Pulliam Implements Paid Parking Program
As the closest commercial airport to the Grand Canyon and red rock area of Sedona, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) itself is very scenic. Sitting on nearly 800 acres of former U.S. Forest Service land, the city-owned airport has stunning mountain views for tourists and other visitors.
Airports Reap the Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing
Hundreds of airports are harnessing the power of cooperative purchasing for everything from pencils to multimillion-dollar fire trucks to airfield striping services, and they’re enjoying streamlined procurement and often better pricing as a result.
When Haley Abbas is tooling around Grand Rapids, MI, she finds it extremely gratifying to see people, young and old, wearing hats, sweatshirts and other swag celebrating the 60th anniversary of Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR).
Centennial Airport is Leading the Way With Unleaded Avgas
In early May, Centennial Airport (APA) in Englewood, CO, became that state’s first airport to offer unleaded aviation gas for piston-engine aircraft. The active general aviation facility is even offsetting associated costs for early adopters who buy the more expensive eco-friendly alternative.
Truckee Tahoe Airport Goes All-in on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Truckee Tahoe Airport (TRK) in California recently made a bold environmental move by changing from standard Jet A to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Pittsburgh Int’l Adds On-Site Childcare Center
As airports across North America feel the squeeze of a tight labor pool, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) recently unveiled an appealing perk to help attract and retain employees.
McKinney National Provisions for Surging Corporate Sector
Despite a pair of Texas-sized setbacks, McKinney National Airport (TKI) recently unveiled nearly $17 million of improvements to boost service for corporate travelers flocking into the booming Dallas Metroplex through its facilities.
Round-the-Clock Work Helps Cheyenne Regional Finish Paving Project On Time
It snowed on April 4, 2023, in Cheyenne, WY. That’s the day Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) closed its main runway to commercial traffic for the final paving phase of a multi-year reconstruction project. From that day until Sept.
Recycling at its Finest - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) architects integrated the stained glass in the ceiling above the main escalators into plans for the new building.
Finish Line in Sight at St. Louis Lambert Int’l
A major rehabilitation of the main runway at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is nearing completion. Runway 12R-30L, which handles about 40% of the airport’s flight operations, is scheduled to reopen sometime in November after being closed for the last two construction seasons.
Toronto City Airport Leads the Move to Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foam
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) has wrestled an issue to the ground that other airports throughout the world are still grappling with—the use of fire suppressant foam that contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are linked to harmful effects for humans and the environment.
New Apron Lighting Resolves Glaring Issues at Dallas Love Field
Pilots, baggage handlers and ground crews at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) are seeing things in a different light these days, courtesy of a $1.7 million upgrade of lighting fixtures around the terminal apron.
Pangborn Memorial Readies for Bigger, Greener Future With Apron Expansion
When it comes to airport improvements, some projects satisfy current needs and others address long-term growth or environmental goals. The latest development at Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) checks all three boxes.

Dane County Regional's Glycol Recovery System Goes Underground

In 1991, Madison, Wisconsin's Dane County Regional Airport was one of the first airports in the Midwest to build a glycol recovery system. The system essentially consisted of a pond that held aircraft deicing runoff that was treated with aeration until it could be discharged into a local waterway or the sanitary sewer system, depending on its biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) concentration.

Dallas Love Falls in Love with a Hog

People in love tend to gush about the object of their affections. Timothy Smith, airfield superintendent of Dallas Airport System, gushes about a hog - a Stripe Hog® paint and rubber removal vehicle, to be exact.

McCarran & Sarasota Bradenton Int'l Test New Preconditioned Air Units

From hot and humid to dry and dusty, airports in Florida and Nevada are providing a spectrum of high-mercury environments to test a new generation of preconditioned air units.

False River Regional Considers Solar LEDs a Logical Electrical Decision

It takes a lot of energy and light bulbs to keep taxiway lights operating all night long. With an investment of $130,000, one Louisiana airport is reducing its need for both by storing the sun's energy for nighttime use.

FOD Fighters

Just as foreign object debris and damage (FOD) come in many shapes and sizes, so do the programs airports develop to battle them. Vancouver International Airport was the first commercial airport in the world to address the issue with high-resolution radar and video cameras that are able to shoot day and night.

Safety-driven Runway Project Paves Way to Environmental Accolades

The desire to enhance safety, increase capacity and reduce noise led to the addition of a new parallel runway at St. Lucie County International Airport in Florida last September. But the idea had been brewing for more than a decade.

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.

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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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McCarran & Sarasota Bradenton Int'l Test New Preconditioned Air Units

From hot and humid to dry and dusty, airports in Florida and Nevada are providing a spectrum of high-mercury environments to test a new generation of preconditioned air units.

False River Regional Considers Solar LEDs a Logical Electrical Decision

It takes a lot of energy and light bulbs to keep taxiway lights operating all night long. With an investment of $130,000, one Louisiana airport is reducing its need for both by storing the sun's energy for nighttime use.

FOD Fighters

Just as foreign object debris and damage (FOD) come in many shapes and sizes, so do the programs airports develop to battle them. Vancouver International Airport was the first commercial airport in the world to address the issue with high-resolution radar and video cameras that are able to shoot day and night.

Safety-driven Runway Project Paves Way to Environmental Accolades

The desire to enhance safety, increase capacity and reduce noise led to the addition of a new parallel runway at St. Lucie County International Airport in Florida last September. But the idea had been brewing for more than a decade.

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.

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