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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.

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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Implementing the National Deicing Rule

The EPA published Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category, often called the “Deicing ELG” or just “the rule.” This regulation establishes national requirements for controlling stormwater runoff from airfield and aircraft deicing activities. Continue reading

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Ionia County Airport Increases Accessibility

Ionia County Airport recognizes 20 year goal of making airport accessible to physially disabled pilots and visitors. Continue reading

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Spring in Steamboat: CAOA Spring Conference

The annual Colorado Airport Operators Association Spring Conference is almost upon us. Continue reading

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Lansing Welcomes Spring

Lansing office of Mead & Hunt welcomes Spring… Maybe? Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

Those of you with gray in your hair remember the energy efficient buildings of the 1970s. Born from idealistic beginnings addressing then-current energy shortages. Noble intentions, yes, but ultimately rendered in aesthetically challenged clothes. Continue reading

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RSA Compliance Success at California Airport

It’s always rewarding to see a challenging project reach a successful completion. Such is the case at Benton Airport in Redding, California, where we just finished a multi-year project to bring the airport’s Runway Safety Areas (RSA) into compliance with Federal standards. Continue reading

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Team Wins California APA Award

As the project consultant, Mead & Hunt and the City of Ontario are receiving the “Focused Issue Planning Award” from the American Planning Association (APA) California Chapter for the Ontario International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. Continue reading

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