Aviation

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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How OneTouchPM Keeps Air Travelers Moving Amid Construction

by Bret Pilney April 22, 2015

Managing an airport is a complex business in the best of times. The sheer volume of passengers passing through, traffic in the air, and the constant pace of activity on the ground make it a bustling beehive of activity. A construction project can bring all this action a short step away from chaos — unless […]

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Kansas Aviation Portal: Taking Aviation Data to New Heights

by Jamie Katz April 17, 2015

Look out Silicon Valley software developers: The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is earning a national reputation as a technology innovator. Its latest advancement, the Kansas Aviation Portal, is taking aviation data to new heights by providing a one-stop shop for aviation-related issues in Kansas. The portal gathers an unprecedented amount of data in one […]

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