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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.

Tools for Managing a Dynamic Airport Security Environment

In today’s world of ever-expanding and changing security requirements at commercial service airports, operators need to use all the tools available to them to address their facility needs. These can include detailed system and terminal planning, modeling and simulation, redundant infrastructure, flexibility and operational efficiency. Continue reading

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The New Faces of Aviation

Guest Blogger Lisa Harmon was thrilled and humbled by the bright new aviation staff she met while participating as an instructor in the 43rd Annual Aviation Short-Course offered by the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) in Berkeley, California. She reports that if they are any indication of aviation’s future, it promises to be bright indeed! Continue reading

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GRR Receives Environmental Award for Outreach, Education & Community Involvement

Learn how intense public outreach and education efforts were used to address regulatory and community concerns and misunderstandings and ultimately gain support of a complex storm water and deicing runoff project at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Continue reading

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What’s this Building Going to Cost Me?

Initial investment for facility projects, including soft and hard costs, typically dominates the project dialogue between owner and consultant. And yet, how often are questions asked about what will the accumulated costs be over, say, a 30-year period? Continue reading

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Facility Planning: Doing More with Less

In today’s world of shrinking budgets and fiscal constraints, finding the right facility footprint and functionality is becoming a much more complex effort. Continue reading

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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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