Monthly Archives: August 2016

PCL to construct airside terminal at Orlando International Airport

Engineering firm PCL has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to construct a new airside terminal at Orlando International Airport in Florida. The construction of the airside terminal is the first phase of a wider US$1.8bn South Terminal development program. Rick Goldman, district manager for PCL in Orlando, said, “We are thrilled to play a leading […]

New air navigation service provider for Argentina

Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea S.E. (EANA) has taken over responsibility for managing air traffic control services in Argentina. A subsidiary of the Ministry of Transport, EANA, plans to invest $121 million on new infrastructure and technology. The scope of its services includes the various air traffic management (ATM); aeronautical information services (AIS); aeronautical communications (COM) […]

Dublin Airport invites bids to build £270m runway as passenger numbers grow

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has initiated the first stage of the tender process, seeking interest from companies or consortia interested in constructing the new 3.1km runway. The DAA then expects to narrow those expressions of interest to at least four applicants that will be invited to the second stage of the tender process. It announced […]

DFW Airport achieves carbon neutrality

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas has become the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutrality via the Airports Council International (ACI)’s Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. DFW becomes one of only 23 airports worldwide to achieve the distinction. Carbon neutrality occurs when the airport absorbs or offsets the same amount of carbon […]

Billion-dollar development plan unveiled for Nashville International Airport

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has unveiled its new development plans for Nashville International Airport in Tennessee, including the construction of an international arrivals building and the expansion of the airport concourses and lobby areas. The plan is expected to cost US$1bn and will be phased in over the next five to seven years. To […]

TSA Pre-Check facility to open at George Bush Intercontinental

Travelers in Houston, Texas, will soon be able to apply for the Transport Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check screening program when a new application center opens later this month at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to wear their shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep their laptop in […]

Solar farm installed at Nagasaki Airport in Japan

Solar Frontier, a provider of solar energy solutions, and Chopro, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distributor and solar power producer, have completed the installation of a 30MW solar power plant located next to Nagasaki Airport in Japan. The ‘SOL de Omura Minojima Solar Power Plant’ is one of the biggest solar installations in Japan and […]

Digital LED wall installed at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport in the southwest of the UK has completed the installation of a new digital wall for displaying advertising and creative content as part of an ongoing £24m (US$32m) development program. Measuring 14 x 2.5m (45 x 8.2ft), the display has been seamlessly integrated into the terminal to create a bright digital platform capable […]

Construction work begins on Hong Kong’s new three runway system

Construction of the new Three-Runway System (3RS) at Hong Kong International Airport has started. The eight-year construction of 3RS is expected to be completed in 2024, with the commissioning of the new runway in 2022. Jack So Chak-kwong, chairman of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong; professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Transport […]