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New Satellite Concourse Provides Efficient Gate Expansion at Nashville Int’l
To accommodate increased passenger demand, Nashville International Airport® (BNA®) recently constructed a standalone Satellite Concourse adjacent to its main terminal. The 89,000-square-foot structure opened in October 2023 and now houses operations primarily for Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines.
Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Bolsters Employee Security Screening Program
Efficiency and efficacy are the watchwords for employee security screening at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Denver Int’l Completes State-of-the-Art West Security Checkpoint
In the last two decades, passenger volume has nearly doubled at DEN, and security technology has changed considerably. As part of the airport’s Great Hall Program, a $2.1 billion capital improvement project, all checkpoints are moving up a level—both physically and technologically.
Harry Reid Int’l Tests Self-Service Checkpoint
For 23 years, TSA has screened passengers and their belongings at U.S. airports to help keep air travel safe. The traffic is staggering, with an average 2.5 million people passing through checkpoints at more than 430 airports each day, and even more during holidays and other surges.
Safety Management Systems: Lessons from the Airline Sector
Nearly a decade ago, the FAA Safety Organization issued a final rule requiring Part 121 certificated operators—scheduled commercial airlines—to implement Safety Management Plans. The goal was to help carriers detect and correct safety risks before they become hazards.
Historic Wildfires Prompt Kelowna Int’l to Move Commercial Flights From Day to Night
With wildfires raging throughout British Columbia last summer, two things kept Kelowna International Airport (YLW) ahead of the game: good working relationships with the provincial and national governments, and partners such as Nav Canada.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Completes Five-Gate Addition
With an eye on growth and a heightened commitment to passenger comfort, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) unveiled a 30,000-square-foot terminal expansion in mid-February.
New ARFF Facility Boosts Efficiency, Paves Way for New Terminal at Monterey Regional
A new $9.9 million aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) station is enhancing operational efficiency at Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), as well as providing a more comfortable environment for the personnel that call it home for days at a time.
Punta Gorda Closes Runway, Powers Through Rebuild Project
File it under “good things come to those who wait.” The roughly year-long reconstruction and rehabilitation of the primary runway at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) was a welcome improvement that took patience, planning and lots of enabling projects.
Moving Walkways Replace Decades-Old Monorail at Tampa Int’l
Guests at Tampa International Airport (TPA) can now use a series of moving walkways to quickly travel through the long-term parking garage to the adjacent main terminal, and vice versa.
New Outdoor Deck Relieves Passenger Congestion at Charlottetown Airport
While some airports have struggled to recover passenger traffic lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposite is true at Charlottetown Airport (YYG) on Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada. In 2023, the airport recorded 402,686 passengers—an increase of more than 18% from 2022.
Southwest Hangar Complex at Gulf Shores Int’l is Full
If Gulf Shores International Airport (JKA) were a hotel, management could hang up a “No Vacancy” sign regarding its available hangar space. Airport Director Justin Fletcher proudly reports that all 13 sites of JKA’s Southwest Corporate Hangar Complex are filled.
Hawaii Provides State-Owned Airports with Online Platform for Environmental Systems Management
Recognizing the need for robust environmental systems management, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division provides a cloud-based, no-code system for its 15 state-owned and state-operated airports.
Art Without Borders - San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is celebrating that longtime binational bond with a temporary art exhibit titled Espacios & Lines.
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.

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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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.

Long Beach Airport Opens New Onsite Parking Garage

At most airports, the parking garage is a place to store passengers' vehicles and generate non-aeronautical revenue - nothing more; nothing less. At Long Beach Airport (LGB) in California, officials consider it a valuable opportunity to announce their service philosophy. And the new five-story $56 million facility speaks volumes.

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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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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.

Long Beach Airport Opens New Onsite Parking Garage

At most airports, the parking garage is a place to store passengers' vehicles and generate non-aeronautical revenue - nothing more; nothing less. At Long Beach Airport (LGB) in California, officials consider it a valuable opportunity to announce their service philosophy. And the new five-story $56 million facility speaks volumes.

Santa Barbara Airport Unveils New Terminal with Historic Design

Looking at the landside facade of the new terminal at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), it's apparent that designers sculpted the building to fit the California city's historic architecture. What's not as apparent, but also important to airport officials, are the terminal's modern operational features, including inline explosives detection and infrastructure features to help the building meet high environmental standards.

New Baggage Handling System Ready for Fort Lauderdale's Peak Season

As a key transit point for cruise ship passengers, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) experiences pronounced surges in traffic January through April. Previously, the seasonal peaks taxed its baggage handling capacity - primarily due to the slow, cumbersome outbound baggage handling system (BHS) in Terminal 1.

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