This 2013 Aviation Special Report is a glimpse of the airport technology spectrum in action, where we are and where we're headed.
Technology has been a buzzword for decades. Yet it's still changing the world, every day. And it changes the way airports are planned, designed, built, operated and maintained every year.
From the parking facilities, ticket counters, security checkpoints and concourses/gates to the baggage systems, aircraft ramp services and air traffic/ramp control towers, technology enables progress in speed, efficiency and effective processes.
Technology is evident in the self-ticketing kiosks, flight information display systems, Wi-Fi and personal tablet apps that make air travel and airport operations faster, smoother and more enjoyable for the passenger. But it's much more. It's about the sophisticated systems that enable more efficient aircraft fueling at the gate, the management of complex construction projects that progress amid the flying public. It's also about optimal accessibility in the maintenance hangar, protection of aircraft on the runway and the handling of deicing fluid that keeps flights — and our environment — safe in winter weather.
This 2013 Aviation Special Report is a glimpse of the airport technology spectrum in action, where we are and where we're headed. See you there!
David G. Yeamans
Aviation & Federal Group
Burns & McDonnell