This issue contains strategies and case studies to help you understand how planning, design, construction and operations can be bolstered by embracing new technologies and approaches.
Airports need an integrated approach to systems engineering that designs from the start for Airport Operational Intelligence — capturing and viewing of both business and operational events on the airport campus and in real time — that allows rapid correlation, dissemination and decision analysis.
Airport operators looking for federal funding to support runway upgrades and other pavement-replacement projects find it prudent to be sure they've gathered information that's becoming increasingly critical in FAA decision-making.
Plans to extend a runway and lengthen taxiways at Philadelphia International Airport arrived with a heavy burden: The pavement paths would pass over existing pipelines used for transferring fuel.
A highly intelligent Computerized Maintenance Management System is being designed to integrate building systems, meet federal reporting requirements and manage real assets, plus establish a methodology so that vendors deliver documentation in a system-compatible format.
It's no secret that U.S. aviation infrastructure needs improvement to meet future demands, and that means upgrading existing facilities and building new ones.
When it comes to operations and facilities, airports are challenged to shift directions quickly. But technology and data can empower airport success.
Technologies are both available and advancing to make terminals, towers and other airport facilities even smarter. Such upgrades are extending beyond automation system (BAS) to further improve the control of airflow and temperatures.