Aviation Special Report, 2015
Aviation Special Report, 2015
Aviation Special Report, 2015
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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.

Clear a Path for Airport Operational Intelligence

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.

Data Paves the Way for Improving FAA Grant Prospects

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.

Dig for Solutions to Retain Operations While Replacing Pipes

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.

Documentation System Sets Flight Path for Smart Maintenance, Construction

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.

Making Old Terminals Smarter, from LAX to STL

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.

Smart Approach

When it comes to operations and facilities, airports are challenged to shift directions quickly. But technology and data can empower airport success.

Technology Bolsters Commissioning of Airflow and Other Comfort Systems

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.