Airside all in one: ACRP WebResource 13 is your new best friend

Aviation is a complex and dynamic industry full of rules, regulations, standards and suggestions. When you begin your career in this fascinating yet intimidating field, 你可能会问自己, “Where do I find the resources that I need?” Are you feeling overwhelmed? 我们可以帮忙! Hanson has had the privilege of working with the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) to develop an online resource known as the ACRP WebResource 13: Airside Planning, 设计, 建设, 操作, 和维护, which helps simplify the process of navigating FAA standards. 继续阅读

Getting the lead out of aviation fuel

Do you remember the grumbling and the long lines at gas pumps in the 1970s, when unleaded automobile fuel was being introduced in the U.S.? If you don’t, your parents or grandparents do! The Clean Air Act was passed into law in 1970, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was formed in 1973. After it was determined that the fumes resulting from the heavy metal lead in fuel was hazardous to breathe, the EPA regulated the amount of lead in automobile fuel, and the United States began to phase out the use of leaded gas. 继续阅读

Sky’s the limit: Get the most from your airport capital improvement plan

In the aviation industry, planning is key. To position your airport to compete for future funding and best use the funding in hand, you must form a smart strategy. An effective capital improvement plan (CIP) can be challenging to develop, but its significance to your airport’s development and the surrounding community can’t be overstated. 继续阅读

Want an energy-resilient airport? 现在就开始计划!

As we plan for the future of airport design, energy and resiliency are two of the most critical topics to address at our nation’s airports. Hanson Senior Vice President and Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency Principal Bill Bradford, P.E., spoke about airport design trends on May 2 at the 2023 Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference in Richmond, 维吉尼亚州. 继续阅读

Boarding the next flight to sustainability

到2021年,美国将成为.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector by 2050. 根据美国.S. Department of Energy (DOE), current long-term sustainable energy goals include achieving 3 billion gallons per year of domestic SAF production, with a minimum 50% reduction in life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) compared to conventional fuel by 2030 and 100% of SAF use, or 35 billion gallons of annual production, by 2050. According to a recent report by Exactitude Consultancy, the SAF market will be worth almost $10 billion by 2029. 继续阅读

Fueling our future: Is sustainable aviation fuel ready to fly?

Many of us remember the scene from the “Back to the Future” movie trilogy when Emmett “Doc” Brown used household garbage from Marty McFly’s trash can to power the “flux capacitor” on his time-traveling DeLorean. 当时, this was a fanciful invention for the entertainment of audiences around the world, but today there are real developments underway for using biomass as aviation jet fuel. 继续阅读

Get your gates to MARS

In our December blog post, we wrote about passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) and the interface between the terminal and airfield. 在这篇文章中, we will explore the design considerations for multiple aircraft ramp system (MARS) gates. 继续阅读

Hanson and others honored for helping Florida airport after Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian’s 150-mph winds caused extreme flooding and damage in the community of Naples and at Naples Airport, one of Hanson’s valued clients in southwest Florida. Several of Hanson’s staff assisted the airport with an assessment of hurricane damage and reporting, as well as obtaining replacement lighting materials. 继续阅读