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Posts Tagged ‘airports’

Reducing Airport Wait Times: Automated Customs Kiosks

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Table 1: JFK All Terminals

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
Automated Customs kiosks have dramatically reduced wait times for arriving international passengers at both JFK and Newark Liberty airports, the busiest international arrivals airports in the country, according to a new study today by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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Record Airline Traffic In 2014

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Passengers on All Scheduled U.S.-Based Flights, Domestic and International, 2003-2014

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 848.1 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2014, 2.5 percent more than in 2013 and 1.2 percent more than the previous record-high of 838.4 million reached in 2007.

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Top Global Airports For Transit Access

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
GGA STUDY: Airports Ranked by Mass Transit Access

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
New York area airports continue to lag behind their international and national competitors when it comes to modern, efficient mass transit access, according to a new survey released today by the Global Gateway Alliance, comparing airport access at the world’s top 30 busiest airports for passenger traffic with those in the New York-New Jersey region. (Survey below)

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Balancing Airport Stormwater and Bird Hazard Management

Friday, February 6th, 2015
Likelihood of striking birds

Airports have historically incorporated BMPs to comply with these requirements, such as stormwater detention ponds and vegetated swales, many of which have exposed open water, vegetation, and other design characteristics that attract wildlife. Research shows that 10 of the 15 bird species most hazardous to aircraft are highly attracted to these types of water features (DeVault et al. 2011)…To address this hazardous wildlife concern, the FAA has established guidelines for airport stormwater management to provide for aircraft safety.

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New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

New York City’s airports will get a major facelift with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda.

The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that LaGuardia recently suffered some very public infrastructure criticisms. Add to that over $5 billion in one-off legal settlements from Wall Street recently awarded to New York State, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for infrastructure investment.

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Airport Cooperative Research Program: Annual Report of Progress

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Figure 1: 2014 ACRP Research Panel Participants by State

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
The shift in the airport industry—from predictable traffic and passenger levels to economic instability, capacity constraints, and congestion—has required airport practitioners to respond with creative problem solving. ACRP has been offering practical, hands-on software guidance, modeling tools, sample planning documents, best practices, worksheets, checklists, and more since 2006.

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Global Air Navigation Performance Report

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Figure 4: Airport Movements

CIVIL AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES ORGANIZATION (CANSO)
Aviation is a key sector in the world economy. It both drives and supports global economic growth. On a global level the aviation market was boosted by strong growth in emerging markets, transporting approximately 3.1 billion people and 49.3 million tonnes of cargo according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2013. Airports Council International (ACI) figures show 4.6% growth in passengers compared with 2.4% growth in global GDP, reflecting the continued economic recovery after the financial and economic crises of 2008-2009. For air navigation services (ANS) the key measures of activity are Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flights, IFR flight hours and IFR airport movements.

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Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion Over Texas

Learn how NextGen is making air travel more efficient in the North Texas area.

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Cleared for Take Off: Public Art at Los Angeles International Airport

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Cleared for Take Off: Public Art at Los Angeles International Airport

Go behind the scenes of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX), dynamic and vibrant art program and get a first-look at one of the latest art exhibits – “Gateway to the Sun” by Jamison Carter and Margaret Griffith. In partnership with the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, LAX has curated some of the most breathtaking and iconic art installations. From the towering pylons to the insightful art displays, these visual narratives give a whole new meaning to an airport being a sense of place. Liven up you day and explore them, even if you’re not going anywhere! [VID]: @KCET

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Great American Infrastructure: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Great American Infrastructure: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

What: The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world

Where: Ten miles south of Downtown Atlanta

When: ATL first opened its gates in 1925, after leasing property from an abandoned auto racetrack. The first international flight out of Atlanta took place in 1956, and flew to Montreal, Canada.

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