From Our Blog - Airport Engineering & Planning

Porous Pavement

Porous Pavement

A Potentially Environmentally Sound Drainage Solution Sometimes an “out of the box” solution is needed. The porous pavement (shown on a rainy day) was installed in 2016 in a taxilane between two old T-hangar buildings at a New England airport. It was an...

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Could Artificial Turf Work at Your Airport?

Could Artificial Turf Work at Your Airport?

Artificial turf is appearing on more and more airfields across the globe. Reasons for its use are varied and sometimes unexpected:Eliminates mowing in certain areasMakes areas of an airfield more visibleNeutralizes Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) on...

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Airport Vegetation Management

Airport Vegetation Management

Vegetation management is required at virtually all airports. Overgrown vegetation can cause a variety of problems including:Provides habitats for wildlife, which in turn creates hazards to aircraft operationsTall grass can obstruct airport lighting and...

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Using Drones in the Design and Construction Industry

Using Drones in the Design and Construction Industry

The industry is currently using drones to provide cost-effective and comprehensive analysis of various applications such as high definition building or site photography/video, photogrammetric survey of topography or facilities on project sites.

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FAA DBE Program Resources

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all recipients of federal financial assistance exceeding $250,000 in a federal fiscal year (FFY) to create and implement three-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs. These DBE Programs are intended to...

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FAA Offering Rebate for Avionics

The FAA is offering a $500 rebate to general aviation aircraft owners to aid in the cost of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) equipment. Starting in 2020, this equipment will be mandatory for flying in most controlled airspace. The ADS-B Out...

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Lasers and Airplanes: What is the Law?

Many involved with aviation are aware that pointing lasers at in-flight aircrafts can be a serious, if not deadly, issue. The FAA and the justice system have been taking serious action against violators of FAA policies banning the practice of striking aircraft with...

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Vehicular Operations at Airports

Vehicle safety at the airport, it seems so simple. Just drive carefully, right? Not exactly. Yes, it is important to drive cautiously in an airport environment, but there is more to consider than your own driving skills, such as: Understanding signs and pavement...

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