Aviation Special Report, 2009
Aviation Special Report, 2009
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Aviation Special Report, 2009
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This issue is all about the improvements unveiled, technologies implemented and successes achieved by our clients and the industry to build the airport experience of the future.

Behind the Scenes

The aircraft maintenance facilities that Burns & McDonnell designs and constructs are leaner, more efficient, more environmentally friendly and more technologically advanced.

Building the Great Airport Experience

Airports and airlines continue the conversations begun before 2001 about how to use new technologies to build the airport experience of the future. The passenger is at the middle of this trend.

Diversity at Its Best

Diversity among airline passengers, airport tenants, and airline and airport personnel drives planning and design decisions that have long-term implications for every airport facility. But diversity can create challenges, so airports must plan to accommodate these differences.

Options for Opening Up

It often makes more economic sense to renovate existing facilities than design and construct a new terminal. With the same desired result, renovating can open up space in a terminal to create more passenger flow or more retail space to generate additional revenue.

Pavement Construction Takes Off

When an airfield paving project starts, Burns & McDonnell draws on our extensive background on general aviation, military and commercial airport paving projects, including pavement analysis and design, subgrade stabilization techniques, or airfield lighting.

Plugging Into Power

Ground power and preconditioned air systems reduce emissions, fuel consumption and costs, while maintaining passenger comfort.

Priming the Airport Economic Engine

In the same way that the engine is the beating heart of an aircraft, an airport is the economic growth engine for communities in today's global economy. With lower construction costs, now is the time to build the infrastructure to accommodate future growth in the aviation industry.

Reducing Emissions, Increasing Efficiency and Reliability

Implementing a combined heat and power system at an airport can benefit the bottom line, increase efficiency and reliability of daily operations and reduce greenhouse gases in our environment.

Taking Stress Out of Travel

Alaska Airlines intends to provide a stress-free passenger experience, removing obstacles from the time passengers enter the terminal until they collect their baggage.

Technology Design-Build

Airport technology projects implemented through design-build delivery offer attractive rewards, including predictable and controlled costs, a compressed delivery schedule, integration with construction, and reduced system obsolescence.

The Future of Jet Fuel

Reducing fuel consumption is a goal for every airline, with an emphasis on innovation. Ongoing research demonstrates the industry’s commitment to finding a viable solution.

The New Face of Efficiency

Comprehensive energy management programs can work to both minimize the energy consumption of facilities and improve interior environments, keeping rising utility costs in check and enhancing the airport experience.