Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'iah'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • General
    • Going Up!
    • Photographing Houston
    • Skyscrapers
    • Architects, Developers, and Designs
    • Historic Houston
    • Houston Mod
    • Crater Houston Alliance
    • Holy Places
    • Sports and Stadia
    • Moving to Houston
    • Community Announcements
  • Issues
    • Traffic and Transportation
    • Houston Real Estate
    • Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement
    • City Hall
    • Houston and the Environment
    • Houston and the Media
    • International Houston
    • Houston Area Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
    • The Arts in Houston
  • Inside the Loop
    • Downtown
    • Midtown
    • Montrose
    • The Heights
    • Museum District
    • Texas Medical Center
    • The East End and East Houston
    • Third Ward and University of Houston
    • Other Houston Neighborhoods
  • Houston Enclaves
    • Houston Enclaves
  • Points North
    • Points North
  • Points Northeast
    • Points Northeast
  • Points East
    • Points East
  • Points Southeast
    • Points Southeast
  • Points South
    • Points South
  • Points Southwest
    • Points Southwest
  • Points West
    • Points West
  • Points Northwest
    • The Great Northwest
  • Galveston and the Gulf Communities
    • Galveston and the Gulf Islands
    • Coastal Prairie and Bay
  • Houston Metro
  • Farther Afield
    • Bryan-College Station
    • San Antonio
    • Dallas/Fort Worth/Metroplex
    • Austin
    • Other Texas Places
    • New Orleans and Southern Louisiana
    • Meanwhile, In The Rest of the World...
  • Other
    • General Houston Discussions
    • The Weather
    • Off Topic
    • Way Off Topic
    • Computers, Technology and the Internet
    • Classified Ads
    • HAIF on HAIF


  • Community Calendar
  • Fine Arts
  • Houston Music
  • Sports
  • City Business

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL








Found 6 results

  1. The city of Houston has moved from BETA(+) to ALPHA(-) according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC). That's 6 spots higher to Number 35 in the World. ALPHA Class cities are defined as; cities that are highly integrated areas, filling advanced service needs. The index ranks cities’ current performance based on a number of metrics, including business activity, human capital, information exchange, political engagement and cultural experience. Houston has seen close to 700 different announcements in the region over the last 10 years of foreign firms saying they are going to invest in Houston. Things that bode well for the future of Houston, we are getting more interest from firms overseas investing or visiting or somehow doing business in Houston. Global Rankings for US Cities: ALPHA (++) = New York City ALPHA (+) = 0 ALPHA = Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami ALPHA (-) = San Francisco, Houston, Washington D.C. BETA (+) = Boston, Atlanta, Dallas BETA = Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia BETA (-) = Seattle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization_and_World_Cities_Research_Network
  2. 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/
  3. 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.
  4. An announcement will be made tomorrow that Air China will start non-stop flights between Houston and Beijing.
  5. Got this press release in the e-mail this morning. FWIW, it's great that Houston is getting A380 service. I flew Lufthansa a couple of months ago ORD-FRA-TXL-FRA-LHR. It's OK. I expected a lot more from a European airline and a flag carrier. It was about the same level of service as Delta. But maybe the A380 is a better experience. ----------------------- Lufthansa Announces Houston as the First Destination in Texas for Airline’s A380 Service HOUSTON, Dec 7, 2011—The Houston Airport System announces it will welcome its first double-deck A380 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on August 1, 2012, when Lufthansa upgrades the aircraft on its Houston to Frankfurt service. Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport will be Lufthansa’s fourth A380 market served in the United States. The A380 is the largest passenger jet in the world, with 63 percent more cabin space than the next largest aircraft, the Boeing 747-400. The new jet will carry up to 526 passengers, with eight seats in First Class and 98 in Business Class, both located on the upper deck, and 420 seats in Economy on the lower deck. In addition to its size, the A380 boasts other impressive achievements. It is significantly quieter in flight, more spacious throughout, and offers reduced fuel consumption and lower emission levels. “As the gateway to Texas’ energy capital, Bush Intercontinental welcomes the A380 as a symbol of Houston’s significant role as an international hub,” said Mario Diaz, Director of the Houston Airport System. “I believe the new aircraft is a game changer and is an excellent fit for transatlantic flights between Houston and Germany as Lufthansa expands its service.” The new A380 service will operate from Terminal D. Over the next several months, the Houston Airport System will be renovating Terminal D and in anticipation of the A380, making accommodations to handle the extra-large aircraft. Lufthansa will be the first airline to operate this aircraft in Texas. As a member of Star Alliance, customers flying on Lufthansa can connect to flights on United Airlines, which operates its largest hub in Houston with more than 500 daily flights. “We commend the Houston Airport System management for their decision to invest significantly in order to make the airport A380-ready. Houston makes perfect sense as the fourth-largest U.S. city to experience Lufthansa’s A380 flagship aircraft and premium service,” said Jürgen Siebenrock, Vice President The Americas. “Lufthansa’s new A380 service also improves capacity between Houston’s prevalent oil and energy business and the airline’s over 35 other oil and energy destinations worldwide.” Houston, as a major center for the oil industry, is the most international city in Texas. With more than 40 million passengers annually, Bush Intercontinental is a major hub for the Star Alliance system. More than half of all passengers who fly into Houston’s Intercontinental Airport are connecting to other international and domestic destinations. “The addition of the A380 ensures that international traffic will be able to grow in Houston,” adds Diaz. “We expect to see more choices for travelers who are flying to Africa and the Middle East as they enjoy this new aircraft.”
  6. 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.
  • Create New...