Aviation Special Report
Our annual report on aviation trends. Written by Burns & McDonnell experts, these publications focus on issues impacting the industry.
An airport's critical equipment, systems and buildings don't maintain themselves. Timely repairs, renovations and replacements are essential for keeping people, products and planes on the move safely, efficiently and effectively. This edition outlines strategies for keeping your airport healthy — structural, operational and financial checkups that can provide a prescription for success.
Articles In This Issue
Read vital signs, treat problems for a positive prognosis.
Commissioning (Cx) a building is like a person going to the doctor for a checkup.
When the subject is airport health, one could make the argument that facility/utility operation and maintenance (O&M) is the equivalent of diet and exercise.
An airport's fueling system is analogous to a person's circulatory system. Fuel is the lifeblood supplied to aircraft.
An airport operations center (AOC) improves collaborative decision making for airport operators by enabling command and control in a single location.
Airports already provide transportation that is efficient, affordable, safe and convenient. They also can be sustainable.
Like most hospitals and universities, a modern-commercial airport is a campus growing to meet its customer needs for facilities and support systems. And such growth requires master planning and infrastructure to provide the most efficient use of capital.
Critical equipment, assets and systems don't always come with a user manual — or at least not anything that could possibly contain all the adjustments, operational requirements, repairs, upgrades and replacements necessary for keeping an airport running smoothly.
With so many busy terminals approaching middle age, how do airports and airlines keep them operational while still giving them the much needed upgrades they need to meet the demands of an increasingly demanding public?