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Exterior LED Lighting Upgrade Takes Off at Milwaukee Airport

Energy use is a significant percentage of an airport’s operating costs—as much as 10-15% of these facilities’ entire operating budget. Upgrading to LED luminaires greatly reduces airports’ energy consumption because, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they use up to 75% less energy than traditional luminaires. LED luminaires also reduce maintenance costs because they […]

TSA Catches Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2023

During 2023, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted a total of 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints, preventing them from getting into the secure areas of the airport and onboard aircraft. Approximately 93% of these firearms were loaded. This total surpasses the previous year’s record of 6,542 firearms stopped at checkpoints and represents the highest […]

FAA Awards Airports $66M in Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $66.2 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to airports in 23 states and Puerto Rico. The 66 projects are the latest to be funded under the law’s Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program. In total, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion over five years for the program. […]

TSA Preps for Huge Holiday Crowds, Offers Travel Tips

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is prepared for sustained higher passenger volumes during the winter holiday travel season and expects airport security checkpoints to be busier this year compared to last year. To help travelers avoid security issues and lessen wait times, the agency also provided its top 10 tips to keep in […]

2024 TSA Canine Calendar Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released the 2024 TSA Canine Calendar, an annual tradition that honors the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working across the United States. The 2024 TSA Canine Calendar is available for immediate download here. TSA uses canines as part of its multilayered security operations nationwide and also trains about 300 […]

TSA Prepares for ‘Busiest Ever’ Holiday Season, Offers Top 10 Travel Tips

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has screened a record number of passengers this year and anticipates airport security checkpoints nationwide will be busier than ever this holiday travel season. The season kicks off with Thanksgiving travel, which begins Friday, Nov. 17, and concludes Tuesday, Nov. 28. During the 12-day period, TSA expects to screen 30 […]

Newark Airport Terminal Earns LEED Gold Certification for Sustainability

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that Newark Liberty International Airport’s new Terminal A has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The sustainability achievement aligns with the port authority’s agency-wide goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions. Following a $2.7 billion […]

LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B Earns Top Rating for Accessibility

LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B has achieved the highest-possible rating for accessibility in the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program, earning Gold from the Canada-based foundation dedicated to raising awareness, changing attitudes, and removing barriers for people with disabilities. This recognition makes LaGuardia Terminal B the first airline terminal in the United States to receive […]

Oakland Airport Completes $11M Security Exit Project

Oakland International Airport (OAK) has completed its Terminal 2 (T2) Security Exit Project. The exit upgrade will increase security at the airport and features new art that will welcome passengers to Oakland, Calif. Project costs totaled approximately $11 million with a six-month construction period. “I’d like to thank our passengers for their patience over the […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of July 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. Maritime Learning Lab While many viewers were diving into the JAWSome content of Shark Week on TV, the South Carolina Aquarium was breaking ground on a new education facility at the Charleston Maritime Center. Situated along the waterfront […]