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Double the lanes, twice the speed
Speeding up security lines with two “innovation lanes”

Keep Calm, Carry On…
Minimizing stress in airports with the Canine Airport Therapy Squad

Smart tracks
DFW gathers data on security lines from passenger cellphones

No more baggage
Improving passenger flow through self-service bag drop at YVR

Glow in the dark runways
Cement absorbs solar energy and returns to environment as light

Why walk when you can pod?
Battery powered Pod car system take travelers from lots to terminals

A woman with direction
As a wayfinder, Jane Doggett pioneers how we navigate through the architecture of an airport

Certifiably green
Airport carbon accreditation may be ambitious but achievable

Eye in the sky
No need for controllers when automated systems watch skies through thick and thin

Speeding up the lines
New hand luggage screening system estimated to speed up scanning process by about 20 percent

Going green
What Toronto Pearson and other airports are doing to improve sustainability

“Airports that get it right”
Readers respond to the New York Times “Airports, Designed for Everyone but the Passenger” article

New customs?
From preclearance to security technology, wait times at customs should be decreasing

A flight with a view
The 10 best landing approaches in the world

A room of their own
A new multisensory room in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport opens for people on the autism spectrum

260 million passengers per year
Will Istanbul’s new airport be the world’s largest by 2035?

Airports as jails?
One writer’s take on the passenger-airport terminal relationship

All the buzz
Why Pensacola International is the latest airport to embrace urban beekeeping

It takes a village
Major airports can employ up to 60,000 people. What do all these people do?

Blue sky thinking
Comfortable seats. Privacy. Even clean toilets. What might be in store for airplanes of the future?

Following suit
Technology helps architects design airports with the elderly in mind (with VIDEO)

Indian airport industry shooting for the stars
India’s space agency trying to help airports make “flight operations safer and provide optimum utilisation of land”

Terminal Chaos
The potential impact of terrorism and migration on European airports located in the Schengen Area

Mobile is the new kiosk
Airport check-ins are about to change radically… again

UK aviation: Is it sustainable?
How noise, carbon emissions, and local air quality are impacting UK airport capacity enhancements

From technology to preclearance
Ways the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is managing an ever-growing volume of travelers

Commercialization taking flight
Private investment on the rise at European airports

Climate leaders
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport wins prestigious EPA award

Baggage: Handled
Lufthansa focused on reducing baggage woes for travelers

The Future of Air Travel: Part 1
7 trends shaping terminal design according to Stantec’s airport sector leader, Stanis Smith (see page 27)

Economic Engines
US airports provide millions of jobs and billions in wages

Drones in our Midst
What the FAA is doing to prevent drones from colliding with airplanes

From Checkpoints to Tech-points
“Solutions to create an interconnected, end-to-end passenger ecosystem”

The Man with X-ray Vision
Professor Paul Evans and his team are transforming airport security checks

The Future of Flying
Technology highlights from this year’s Singapore Airshow

Airport P3s
Looking back on 20 years of the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Privatization Pilot Program

Virtually There?
Virtual air traffic control towers hoping to pass the FAA’s test

Lego for Big People
Airport hotel extension the first private sector commercial building using prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC)

Lounge Wars
How airlines are duking it out for customers—on the ground

Drones in our Midst
What the FAA is doing to prevent drones from colliding with airplanes

From Checkpoints to Tech-points
“Solutions to create an interconnected, end-to-end passenger ecosystem”

The Man with X-ray Vision
Professor Paul Evans and his team are transforming airport security checks

The Future of Flying
Technology highlights from this year’s Singapore Airshow

Airport P3s
Looking back on 20 years of the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Privatization Pilot Program

Virtually There?
Virtual air traffic control towers hoping to pass the FAA’s test

Lego for Big People
Airport hotel extension the first private sector commercial building using prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC)

Lounge Wars
How airlines are duking it out for customers—on the ground

Screen Test
Video ticket office being trialed at UK’s Stansted Airport

House Rules
US government approves controversial plan to dramatically alter the nation's air traffic control system.

Upward Facing Airports
Yoga rooms, silent chairs, movie theatres, and entertainment systems from airports around the world

“Personal Travel Assistant”
An app with location-aware technology helps travelers navigate Miami International Airport

What’s the secret of happy flying?
Doing this one thing can significantly increase your satisfaction with air travel

US preclearance coming to Toronto Island and Quebec City?
Government talks could lead to more travel options for Canadian flyers

Powerful Concrete
A concrete mix that conducts electricity might make airport snow plows a thing of the past

Your Airport’s Digital Transformation
How to get from “digital pixie dust” to solutions that actually improve the passenger experience

Airports Like No Other
What do Burning Man, Antarctica, and landfill have in common? Read on.

There’s an App for That!
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) Airport passengers are getting through customs faster with the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app

A Boarding Pass That Gets Under Your Skin
Andreas Sjöström breezes through Stockholm Arlanda Airport—thanks to a microchip implanted into his hand

The Tech-Savvy Airport
How robots, AI, biometrics, big data, and smart baggage are changing airports today 

Airport Love
Hello, Goodbye TV reality series captures human stories at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

Middle East Taking Off
The Airport Show 2016 in Dubai showcases the region’s unprecedented airport development growth

Fly and Deliver
New drone regulations set to revolutionize cargo delivery in the US

The Future of Air Travel: Part 2
Indoor waterfalls! Hologram assistants! Comfortable seats—in economy! Air travel just might become fun again.

What’s a Geared Turbofan?
We’re glad you asked. Find the answer, and why Pratt & Whitney spent 20 years and $10 billion developing them, here

Pet Projects
From therapist to sustainable vegetation managers, animals play important roles at these airports

Upward Facing Airport
Traveler wellbeing finds a place to happen at Sydney Airport

Getting Away from Getting Away
Cathay Pacific’s new Hong Kong International Airport lounge is a portal into luxury

These Aren’t Your Parents’ Terminals
Airports are turning from a place to get through to a place to get to

All the Buzz
How bees helped make Toronto Pearson one of only ten ACI environmentally friendly airports

Robots at the Airport – Part 1
Travel operator SITA is working on a human-less airline check-in system

Robots at the Airport – Part 2
How “Robbi,” “Ray,” and “Spencer” are improving the airport experience

Taxi Creep
“Death by a thousand cuts” to blame for the incremental rise in US airport ground delays

London’s Green Hub
Why the Heathrow Energy Centre won a sustainability leadership award

Healthy Connections
How US airports help you rejuvenate while waiting for your flight

Survey Says! YVR
What makes Vancouver International Airport a Traveler magazine top 10 hub?

Strolling from Gate to Spa
Why are more airports building luxury hotels?

“Personal, Efficient and Memorable”
Biometrics technology set to transform how passengers experience air travel

A River Runs Through It
Gatwick Airport’s new sound installation brings the Yangtze to weary travelers

Breezing Through Security? 
Why the Transportation Security Administration is interested in a security system being tested at a football stadium

Plug and Fly?
Airbus’s electric and hybrid aircraft could cut emissions and noise pollution

Safety First for Single-Runway Rehabilitation
Stantec’s Johnathan Limb on how Juneau, Alaska, kept its airport safely operational during a runway revamp

Is Airport Security an Oxymoron? 1 of 3
The Economist explores the real impact of airport security

Is Airport Security an Oxymoron? 2 of 3
The BBC on how airport security has changed, and if those changes are working

Is Airport Security an Oxymoron? 3 of 3
CNN on the challenges of vetting airport personnel

This Is Your Suitcase Speaking
Ban it or embrace it: What will airports do about smart luggage?

A Great Wait at the Gate?
How airlines are transforming the final step before boarding

Low-Stress, Connected, and Seamless
Retail giant Westfield’s strategy is changing how passengers experience airport terminals

Houston, We Have a Spaceport
Houston’s Ellington Airport and Nasa teaming up on a commercial spaceflight facility

Park ‘n’ Perk
Orlando International Airport’s new parking lot includes restrooms, free wi-fi, and a pet playground

Goodbye Air Traffic Control Towers?
An airport in Virginia is experimenting with a remote video system

So Long Immigrations Counters?
Dubai International Airport set to launch a contactless immigration process

Hello Sunshine!
Adelaide Airport looks to the sky to reduce its carbon footprint

The Self-Service Airport?  
Driverless cars and automation will require airports of the future to find new revenue streams

Skyfall
Pittsburgh airport’s dramatic new art installation puts the city right under your feet

A Cool Way to Save
Nashville airport embarking on the largest geothermal project of its kind in North America

“The iPad of the Airport World”
Vancouver airport’s BorderXPress takes an IT start-up approach to self-service border control

These Walls Have Eyes
Australia’s newest airport’s security cameras zoom in on abnormal behavior

Keeping Travelers on Track
Narita, Japan, airport finds an innovative approach to wayfinding at its new low-cost terminal

Carbon Neutral Airports?
The airport industry’s latest efforts on addressing carbon emissions

Airports as Destinations
Kennedy Airport’s TWA Flight Center being turned into a 505-room hotel

Airports as Farms
JetBlue Airways and TERRA Real Vegetable Chips promote “farm-to-air” innovation at JFK

Environmental and Community Stewards
How Heathrow’s expansion reduces emissions and gives passengers and local residents a voice

Passengers, Retail, Management
Aéroports de Paris’s plan to become more competitive in a global market

Airport Authorities as Entrepreneurial Landlords
Opportunities and risks of locating a business on airport lands

US Aviation Funding Update
The AIA’s Ali Bahrami on how delays to the FAA reauthorization might impact the industry

Heathrow’s Expansion: Will it Ever Take Off?
The debate continues on how to meet the UK’s growing aviation needs

Airports Are Getting Smarter
China investing billions into airports that “know” you

Baggage Carousel, Meet Grocery Store
Munich Airport is piloting a self-service shopping experience

There’s a Museum for That?
Even air sickness bags have a home on the web

IT to the Rescue 
White Paper: Reimagining the Airport Network for 2020 and Beyond

Flying Isn’t Green, Right?
How one airline is addressing the industry’s greenhouse gas problem

The Schiphol Security Experience…
…and 9 other airport innovations from 2015

Are American Airports Outdated?
Business Insider on how American airports compare to the rest of the world

Passengers Have Their Say
What part of passing through airports do travelers hate the most?

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