Aviation

Kansas City Airport Runway Project Paves the Way for Smoother Landings

by Jason Fuehne March 23, 2017

Airports depend on safe facilities and operations to help deliver convenient and efficient services for passengers, cargo and other critical components in the air transportation business. But with things like pebbles, potholes and other pavement problems standing in the way — foreign object debris (FOD) damage estimates are estimated to be $4 billion a year […]

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FAA Clarifies UAV Rule, Paves Way for Larger Fields of Operation

by Steve Santovasi June 29, 2016

In recent years, the engineering and construction industries has started to see progress on the expanded use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial applications. On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved expanded regulations on permissible UAV altitudes to include objects higher than 400 feet, as long as the operator remains within 400 […]

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Why Airports Need an Asset Management System

by Vicky Borchers January 15, 2016

A new maintenance facility being built at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) will showcase a powerful and convenient  computerized asset management system (CMMS) that’s expected to revolutionize how operators measure, define and monitor the way their building runs and functions. Imagine a building being able to communicate via mobile device in real-time about what maintenance work […]

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Historic Aviation Complex at Dallas Love Field Getting Its Wings Back

by Pat Brown November 11, 2015

When it opened in 1958 at the beginning of the “Jet Age,” the Braniff Operations and Maintenance Base at Dallas Love Field was widely known as one of the nation’s best pieces of midcentury aviation architecture. The one-of-a-kind, modern facility embodied the spirit of flight in its architecture: Its central building was flanked by two […]

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Designing for Data: How Terminal Engineering Can Improve Airport Operations

by Stuart Garrett October 1, 2015

Airports generate enormous amounts of transient data every day, perhaps more than any other enterprise or commercial entity. Passengers arrive and depart; planes take off and land; fuel and food trucks come and go — and related data is discarded or reset back to its default. Irregular operations, or IRROPs, can cause massive spikes in […]

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