This issue is a glimpse of the airport technology spectrum in action, where we are and where we're headed.
Recent studies completed by Burns & McDonnell at a large hub airport produced a long-term spent aircraft deicing fluid and storm sewer system management plan that is consistent with the airport's master plan.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is poised for substantial upgrades as US Airways and American Airlines prepare to become the world's largest airline.
Hangar technology advances yield efficiencies in the work tasks that translate directly into reduced labor costs and shorter turn times for maintenance checks.
A life cycle cost analysis study of preconditioned air systems can identify the most economical option for each airport based on number of gates, gate usage schedule, local utility rates, initial capital cost and terminal space availability.
Down time is required for any plant or facility to properly maintain components, including pumps. The right planning at the start of a project can significantly reduce the loss of production and profit.
Foreign object debris (FOD) can be anything from wildlife and vegetation to scrap aircraft parts and litter that could be encountered by an aircraft within the airport environment.
Airport construction projects have as many moving parts as the aircraft that move through the facilities. Successfully managing those projects in the midst of continuing airport operations requires the best in technological tools.
This 2013 Aviation Special Report is a glimpse of the airport technology spectrum in action, where we are and where we're headed.