Tag: airports

Airports Receive Nearly $1B in Infrastructure Grants to Meet ‘Surging’ Travel Demand

With air traffic poised to reach or beat pre-pandemic levels this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding nearly $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 99 airports of all shapes and sizes across the country. The funding helps meet the growing demand for air travel and invests in key areas to help […]

Should U.S. Airports Ban Facial Recognition Security Tech?

The use of facial recognition technology has long been controversial, but the debate is heating up again among lawmakers and the security industry. Several U.S. senators have called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to immediately halt its deployment of the high-tech biometric solution at domestic airports. Meanwhile, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has deemed […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of December 2022

Welcome to the inaugural installment of Facilities Management Advisor‘s “Under Construction,” a new series that will highlight some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. From major renovations to completely new builds, the series will cover construction projects at schools, factories, hospitals, stadiums, and more. $9.5B JFK New Terminal One Project The […]

Is Vertical Integration the Future of Facility Security?

If you have ever walked through an airport, there is no doubt you have glanced at the various doors when entering. If you pay a little more attention, or perhaps you work in access control and security, you will notice all the different types of locks, card readers, and electronic door controllers throughout the airport’s […]

FAA Partners with U.S. Airports to Meet 2050 Net-Zero Climate Challenge

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. airports have launched an Airport Climate Challenge to help achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Airports can take advantage of several FAA funding programs to meet this goal, including grants for low- or zero-emissions vehicles, renewable energy production, energy assessments […]

U.S. Dominates List of World’s Top 10 Busiest Airports

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport regained its title as the world’s busiest airport for passenger traffic in 2021, after losing the top spot to China’s Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport in 2020, according to a new report from the Airports Council International (ACI) World. The trade association’s report, which lists the top 10 busiest airports worldwide for […]

FAA Offering $1B for Airport Improvement Projects

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened the application process for airports to submit projects for the first $1 billion of the Airport Terminal Program funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The grant will fund safe, sustainable, and accessible airport terminals; on-airport rail access projects; and airport-owned airport traffic control towers. Projects may also include multimodal […]

N.Y. Officials Cut Ribbon on $4B LaGuardia Airport Project

New York officials recently celebrated the completion of new facilities at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, marking a major milestone in the terminal’s $4 billion transformation. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Chairman Kevin O’Toole; LaGuardia Gateway Partners CEO Frank Scremin; New York City […]