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  1. This thread was created to host all news relating to DFW Int'l Airport. via DFW Int'l Airport's website
  2. Southwest Airlines adding 15 daily flights to already crowded Love Field Airways Project Location
  3. Fort Worth Alliance Airport, world's first industrial airport, expands with int'l charter service. HILLWOOD Airways Earns Coveted Part 121 Air Carrier Certification Airport Location
  4. Didn't see a thread for Terminal A. https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/development-construction/2016/10/06/iah-plans-4-billion-facelift/
  5. This press release arrived this afternoon. Bush Intercontinental Airport Marks Arrival of Groundbreaking Technology to Increase Flight Capacity Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) became fully operational with the first precision approach flown by a United Airlines aircraft using Honeywell’s Smartpath Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) on Monday, April 22. IAH is one of two airports in the country participating in a pilot program, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United Airlines and Honeywell to demonstrate the use of GBAS. This new system delivers a cost-effective solution to increase airport capacity, decrease air traffic noise and reduce weather-related delays. “The Houston Airports are among the most innovative and progressive in the nation when it comes to safety and efficiently connecting passengers to destinations around the world,” said Mario Diaz, director of the Houston Airports. “It is imperative that we continue to invest in new technology that enhances the aviation sector.” Honeywell’s SmarthPath GBAS system augments GPS signals so they can be used for precision navigation in the approach and landing phases of flight. The flexible approaches provided by GBAS may produce a significant reduction in aircraft delays and carbon emissions at airports. The project is a component of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). It's a migration from what is considered to be a ground-based air navigation system to a satellite-based navigation system which uses the same GPS that you use in your cars today. “There is a great opportunity for SmartPath to modernize the flight experience for airline passengers,” said Pat Reines, senior manager, SmartPath Ground Based Augmentation Systems at Honeywell Aerospace. “We’re looking forward to helping Houston passengers and visitors’ experience more flights that depart and arrive on time.” United Airlines will operate the flights with a Boeing 737 aircraft equipped with global navigation satellite system (GNSS) landing system (GLS) technology to receive the GBAS landing approach data. United was an early leader in NextGen technology, taking delivery of GLS-equipped aircraft since 2009. “We believe that GBAS is the air carrier precision landing system of the future,” said Captain Joe Burns, United’s managing director of technology and flight test. “We continue to work closely with the FAA and our industry partners on GBAS and other NextGen initiatives.” GBAS can provide aircraft with guidance to as low as 200 feet above the surface of the runway, referred to as a Category I approach. The FAA is currently validating the requirements for a GBAS to support Category II and Category III precision approach operations which would guide an aircraft to the surface of the runway. GBAS represents the only currently feasible satellite-based navigation solution for Category II/III precision approach operations.
  6. An announcement will be made tomorrow that Air China will start non-stop flights between Houston and Beijing.
  7. I remember when I was a little girl during the 1970s and the 1980s I used to go to a barbecue place on the end of the shopping strip on Boardway going toward Hobby Airport and going away from I-45. It was on the end where the Glenbrook Valley Area is. Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant? This place bring back GREAT memories! ~Juliet Shohreh Nour~
  8. Just got this in the e-mail: New Baggage Claim at Hobby Airport is Open HOUSTON, June 25, 2012 - Improvements continue to arrive at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), as the new baggage claim operation is opened to the public. The renovated space offers passengers a number of improved features, including new terrazzo flooring, longer baggage conveyors, upgraded lighting and larger restroom facilities. “We’ve made a commitment to the public to return our facilities to opening day fresh,” says Houston aviation director Mario Diaz. “This renovation goes a long way in living up to that commitment. This is a high-traffic area where customers will definitely notice the improvements, especially compared to the previous layout.” The construction project began in June 2010, and over the past two years passengers have used a temporary baggage area while the renovated space was being completed. Customers were directed to the new baggage claim area for the first time on June 26, 2012. It is the same footprint of the original baggage claim area that had been open since the airport opened in 1965. But, the new space is an open concept, making the area look larger and much brighter. Customers will no longer see the green tile flooring and wooden locker facilities that had become synonymous with the prior baggage claim area. “Hobby Airport has come a long way in a short amount of time. We’ve been able to upgrade the airport in several different areas that have made a huge impact to our customers,” says Ross Underhill, Hobby Airport acting general manager. “Now that the baggage claim area is open, we’ll set our focus on opening the U-ramp up again.” The completion of the new baggage claim area represents a major step forward in the progression of the $350 million Hobby Airport renovations. So far, there have been new ticket counter spaces added, lobby and artwork. Ticket Counters: Moved all carriers, except for Southwest Airlines, to renovated space. Lobby: Remodeled main entryway/lobby and elevator/escalator passageway. Art: Installed several new art pieces, both inside and outside the airport. Next up is the opening of the U-Ramp in August, 2012. I guess the theme is "Sugar Land McMansion." It's all so very... beige.
  9. A young woman from Houston successfully landed her plane in a Conroe street after an engine failure. http://blog.chron.co...owntown-conroe/ The pilot, Sarah Chantal Rovner, was doing a Civil Air Patrol flight from West Houston Airport to Lone Star Airport. This was at night, with few visual aids. She had completed around 100 hours of training before the accident flight. It was a very skilled, successful emergency landing. She has been compared to Chesley Sullenberger by one news story: http://www.39online....0,5920169.story A video about the event is here:
  10. Got this in the e-mail today: ----------------- IAH Welcomes Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Houston HOUSTON, December 22– The newest addition to the Cathay Pacific Airways fleet – the Boeing 747-8 Freighter - marked a significant milestone as it touched down at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston this week. The airline’s first ever Boeing 747-8F aircraft landing in Texas will be a repeat performance as it is a dedicated aircraft on the cargo route network. “I am thrilled to welcome Cathay Pacific’s 747-8F to Houston and the timely addition in the airline’s fleet signifies the importance and increasing volume of trade between Houston and Hong Kong,” said Mario C. Diaz, Director of the Houston Airport System. "Houston continues to be a vital international cargo hub in the global network thanks to the strength of the Texas economy as we connect local companies providing goods and services in the energy, medical and manufacturing sectors to emerging and expanding markets globally." One of the keys to Houston’s success is its strategic geographical location in the Americas with excellent reach to Latin America and major markets in the United States, with 29 percent of all freight from Houston destined for Asia with a trade value of $3.5 billion annually. As the year draws to a close, the Houston Airport System expects it will set a new record for air cargo as Bush Intercontinental Airport is expected to handle more air cargo in 2011 than it has in any year since the airport opened in 1969. The inaugural freighter flight carried oil and gas machinery and equipment from Houston in addition to commodities from across South America, including cherries from Santiago and flowers from Colombia that will be distributed across Asia. “With its first-class operating economics, the Dash 8 freighters will help us provide even better value and service to our customers,” said Fred Ruggiero, Cathay Pacific’s vice president cargo Americas. “Four Dash 8 freighters have already joined the fleet and we will continue to take delivery in the coming year, demonstrating our commitment to the freighter market as it becomes the backbone of our cargo operations to and from North America.” he added. Cathay Pacific is the first Asia Pacific airline to take delivery of the 747-8 Freighter, which features double-digit improvements in fuel burn and lower emissions and is 30 percent quieter than the 747-400 Freighter. Furthermore, the aircraft can hold 16 percent more revenue-generating cargo volume, which allows it to hold seven additional pallets of cargo. The upgrade will ensure that IAH will continue growing as a connection point and will allow Houston firms to thrive as they move goods overseas. With the addition of the Boeing 747-8F aircraft, Cathay Pacific will operate a fleet of 21 wide-body freighters serving more than 40 destinations.
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