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About Guest Blogger

Mead & Hunt’s robust Aviation Services team includes a number of professionals experienced in everything from air service to engineering, architecture, sustainability, planning, and related services. You’ll get to meet some of our team here, blogging about their experiences, know-how and the latest industry news. For more about our Aviation-related services, visit our Markets web page.

Bird Strike Awareness in the 21st Century

Bird strikes are not new to aviators. Orville Wright documented the first bird strike in 1905, and the first bird strike fatality was documented in 1912. Continue reading

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Quality Partnerships from Start to Finish

Teamwork really does matter. This was evident again with the selection of the Columbus Air Force Base Center Runway Reconstruction project for a Quality in Construction Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Continue reading

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Noticing Things

We improve the world by passing along good habits to the next generation. My father, an electrical and marine propulsion engineer, watched with incredible patience as his two teenage sons fought uphill battles to keep their first cars running. Continue reading

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Welcome Brach Crider, Air Service Consultant

‘m very excited to have Brach Crider join the Mead & Hunt team. Brach spent the last eight years at Southwest Airlines in route planning, strategic planning, marketing and community relations. His accomplishments include leading studies that led to Southwest’s acquisition of AirTran and helping Southwest find new routes. Continue reading

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Innovation Resolves NPDES Stormwater Permits in Missouri

In the early 1990s, the Missouri DNR issued NPDES permits to Kansas City International and Lambert-St. Louis International Airports authorizing discharges of stormwater associated with industrial activities, including aircraft and airfield deicing. These permits contained relatively low limits on Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Top 40 Under 40!

As aviation consultants, we frequently attend airport board meetings to present information, update airport sponsors and support our clients. Last week, I had the opportunity to go to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport’s Board meeting for a special reason. Continue reading

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ACI-NA Round-Up

The annual meeting of the Airports Council International – North America was held last week in San Jose, California. The conference opened with committee meetings, and Mead & Hunt’s practice leaders participated on many of the technical committees. Continue reading

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GRR’s Sustainable Solution to Runoff Management

In 2011, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality presented the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) a daunting mandate: By October 1, 2015, the airport must eliminate its contribution to nuisance “biofilms” in a tributary to the Thornapple River that receives most of the airport’s stormwater and deicing runoff. Continue reading

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Eau Claire Hosts ‘Business at the Airport’

Recently, Amy Michels and I represented our Minneapolis office by attending the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Business at the Airport in Wisconsin. Continue reading

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Understanding the Voluntary Pollution Reduction Program

In 2012, the nation’s major aviation trade associations created a Voluntary Pollution Reduction Program in response to the EPA’s struggle to develop workable national standards for aircraft deicing collection and treatment. A national pollution reduction goal will be developed in 2014 Continue reading

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