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Construction work begins on LaGuardia Airport redevelopment project

Airport news  •  20 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

LaGuardia Gateway Partners have signed a lease agreement and achieved sufficient financing enabling redevelopment work to commence at LaGuardia Airport.

Faster cross-border passenger processing at Tijuana Airport

Airport news  •  22 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Passenger processing technology has enabled speedy border crossing at Tijuana Airport’s Cross Border Xpress, the first ever skywalk to connect a facility in the USA directly into a foreign airport terminal.

U.S. border control to use facial comparison technology at JFK Airport

Airport news  •  21 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) will begin using Facial Comparison Technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to verify those entering the United States.

Emirates introduce Airbus A380 on routes to Washington D.C.

Airport news  •  13 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Emirates airline has revealed plans to introduce its flagship Airbus A380 on routes from Dubai International Airport to Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C.

One million use Dublin Airport U.S. preclearance facility in a year

Airport news  •  11 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

One million passengers have been processed using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility at Dublin Airport in a single year.

Orlando International Airport records 10 months of strong growth

Airport news  •  23 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has released figures showing continuous domestic and international passenger growth over the last 10 months.

FAA to carry out comprehensive study measuring aircraft noise

Airport news  •  13 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will carry out a comprehensive study measuring aircraft noise in communities adjacent to 20 U.S. airports.

Progress made on Houston Airport System’s IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program

Airport news  •  29 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The City of Houston has agreed to commission work for the delivery of the Houston Airport System’s IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program (ITRP).

Passenger Flow: Reducing ramp delay

Issue 4 2013  •  14 August 2013  •  John-Paul Clarke, Eric Feron and Sang Hyun Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology

Passenger time and ramp delay can be significantly minimised by assigning airport gates. John-Paul Clarke, Eric Feron and Sang Hyun Kim from the Georgia Institute of Technology reveal the findings of their research into this important subjectAirport gates are valuable resources because they are the portals through which passengers enter and exit aircraft. Without gates (and the associated passenger boarding bridges, buses and passenger boarding stairs) airlines would have no orderly way to transfer passengers from the terminal building to their aircraft and vice versa. Given the Federal Aviation Administration’s forecast that the number of passengers will increase from 737 million in 2012 to 1,147 million by 20331, and the costs of airport construction as measured in terms of both money and litigation time, it is very likely that gates will become even more valuable in the not too distant future.In addition to the aforementioned costs, which ultimately get reflected in the price of your ticket, the way in which aircraft are assigned to gates has a cost in terms of time. For example, if your departing aircraft is parked at the gate that is furthest away from your security checkpoint then the distance (and thus time) to get to your aircraft will be greater than the distance (and time) to get to other gates. Likewise, passengers who arrive at the northern-most gate of a north-south concourse and depart from the southernmost gate of that same concourse must walk the entire length of the concourse (the maximum distance and time) to get to their departing aircraft.

Passenger Movement: Connecting the community

Issue 4 2013  •  14 August 2013  •  Heather Lissner, Public Information Officer, City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has achieved a new, impressive level of service with the introduction of the PHX Sky TrainTMIt was a project not only years in the making, but one that was highly anticipated by members of the community, travellers and the aviation industry. On 8 April 2013, the PHX Sky Train™ opened at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and has been dazzling community members and travellers alike with its state-of-the-art design and fast connection between Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal, economy parking, and the regional rail system, ever since. A state-of-the-art ride and facilities“The PHX Sky Train will forever be known in Phoenix as one of the greatest, most forwardthinking projects of our time,” said City of Phoenix Aviation Director Danny Murphy at the PHX Sky Train’s Grand Opening. “Planned years ago, built today and lasting well into the future, the PHX Sky Train will be a state-of-the art customer service asset.”

Serving Southern Nevada

Issue 1 2010, Past issues  •  22 February 2010  •  Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Deputy Director, Clark County Department of Aviation, McCarran International Airport (LAS)

2009 was a challenging year for the aviation industry, as a widespread economic slowdown cast a pall over the development plans of numerous airports around the globe.

A world class facility with the flexibility to change

Issue 1 2010, Past issues  •  22 February 2010  •  Kim Day, Aviation Manager, Denver International Airport

February 27, 1995. It was called Push Night. A winter storm threatened and at Denver's worn and venerable Stapleton Airport, the airlines had cut back flight schedules and were keeping skeleton crews. In the evening dusk, lines of tugs hauled equipment northward in the largest logistical movement, outside of a full-scale military mobilisation, of the time. The last flight out of Stapleton left at 9:00 p.m. that evening, a flight bound for London Gatwick. Then Stapleton's runway lights were turned off, ending an era in Denver aviation that began in 1929.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Issue 5 2009, Past issues  •  29 September 2009  •  Christine E. Klein, Deputy Commissioner of Aviation, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF)

Many changes have occurred at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) since the early 1960's, when the Anchorage airport was first recognised as the "Air Crossroads of the World." Today, a newly renovated airport terminal facility is a showcase of architecture and achievements, welcoming Alaskans and visitors as they fly to and from Alaska.

En route air traffic optimisation to reduce environmental impact

Issue 3 2009, Past issues  •  26 May 2009  •  Adan E. Vela, Senay Solak, John-Paul B. Clarke, William E. Singhose

Air traffic delays due to congestion in the National Airspace System (NAS) are a source of unnecessary cost to airlines, passengers, and air transportation dependent businesses. Congestion is estimated to cost the aviation industry, passengers, and shippers approximately $10 billion per year. This cost can be further segregated into a $6 billion impact upon direct airline operating costs and a $4 billion impact upon the value of collective passenger time.


Issue 2 2009, Past issues  •  31 March 2009  •  Steve Bradford, Chief Scientist for Architecture and NextGen Development, FAA

Airports play a critical role in the transformation of the nation's airspace system to the Next Generation Air Transportations System (NextGen). As we move toward NextGen, airports are serving as partners to the FAA in terms of rolling out new technologies and procedures, but they are also a focus for operational change.


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