Phoenix Arizona


Public Invited to Review Recommended Development Program for Phoenix Goodyear Airport by quotes

 Public Invited to Review Recommended Development Program for Phx. Goodyear AirportThe public is invited to a Public Information workshop on the master planning process for Phoenix Goodyear Airport. The workshop will be held Monday, March 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Goodyear. The address is 2000 North Litchfield Road (1/2 mile north of I-10). This workshop is hosted by the City of Phoenix Aviation Department.

The Airport Master plan currently being prepared for Phoenix Goodyear Airport will address both airside and landside facility needs. Phoenix Goodyear is owned and operated by the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Goodyear Airport Master Plan will ultimately provide recommendations regarding the future development of the airport. During the March 12 workshop, exhibits will be provided to illustrate airport facilities and proposed development. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with project team members and there will be opportunities for the public to provide written or verbal comments.For more information of the City of Phoenix Aviation Department master planning processes for both Phoenix Goodyear and Phoenix Deer Valley Airports visit www.phxskyharbor.com.



WWII TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRIBUTE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT by quotes

WWII TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRIBUTE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The stage is set for Captain Lee Owens of Phoenix to make history
during a tribute flight to the famed Tuskegee Airmen in the spring of
2007.  Capt. Owens will fly a single engine plane from the Lincoln J.
Ragsdale Terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport across
America, over the Atlantic and around the globe before returning home
to Phoenix sometime in May.



Public Invited to Review and Discuss Proposed Alternatives for Phoenix Goodyear Airport by quotes

 Public Invited to Review and Discuss Proposed Alternatives for Phoenix Goodyear Airport

Phoenix, AZ — The City of Phoenix Aviation Department is inviting the public to an informational workshop on the master planning process for Phoenix Goodyear Airport. The workshop will be held Wednesday August 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Goodyear, 2000 N. Litchfield Road. This is the third such workshop hosted by the City of Phoenix Aviation Department.

The Airport Master plan currently being prepared for Phoenix Goodyear Airport will ultimately provide recommendations regarding the future development of the airport. Phoenix Goodyear Airport is owned and operated by the City of Phoenix.

During the August 16 workshop, proposed alternatives will be reviewed and discussed. Members of the project team will be available for one-on-one discussions. There will also be opportunities for the public to provide written or verbal comments. Members of the public are invited to drop in any time between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For more information of the City of Phoenix Aviation Department master planning processes for both Phoenix Goodyear and Phoenix Deer Valley visit www.phxskyharbor.com.



Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Develop Enterprise GIS; Improved Terminal Management with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server by quotes

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Develop Enterprise GIS; Improved Terminal Management with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server

July 13, 2006–Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has awarded a $10 million contract for developing an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) based on ESRI GIS technology to Woolpert Inc. The enterprise GIS will support Sky Harbor’s planned $2 billion improvement project that includes runway rehabilitation, a new terminal, and a possible people-mover system.
“We will use the enterprise GIS to ensure that, as we go through this large development project, we establish standards and capture that information so we can maintain it into the future,” said Dennis Murphy, Sky Harbor information technology project manager. “We will also use it to establish efficient management of our existing assets and airport operations.”

By 2009, Woolpert will equip Sky Harbor with a Web portal-based information management system that uses GIS technology to incorporate basemaps and data with more than a dozen key support applications. The finished system will integrate the airport’s SAP business solutions software with custom, GIS-based lease, document, noise control, master planning, environmental, and facilities management applications.

“We believe that this will be the premier airport GIS in the United States when completed,” said John Przybyla, vice president and project director, Woolpert. “It will provide dramatic improvements in Sky Harbor’s ability to serve its airline, tenant, passenger, and cargo needs.”

ESRI ArcGIS Server software will support the Web portal-based information management system. ArcGIS Server is a comprehensive platform for delivering enterprise GIS applications that are centrally managed and support multiple users. It will enable the airport system to:

— Deliver advanced GIS Web services internally and to other organizations.

— Integrate GIS and other IT technologies using industry-standard software.

— Provide centrally managed, multiuser editing capabilities.

“We look forward to being part of the foundation of Sky Harbor’s system and congratulate Woolpert for earning this opportunity to develop an enterprise GIS for the airport,” said Terry Bills, transportation industry manager, ESRI. “We are happy to include Sky Harbor in the growing list of airports around the world that are utilizing ESRI GIS technology for effective airport management.”

The city of Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the nation, owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor, which ranks among the eight busiest passenger airports in the nation and continues to grow at a sizable 3 to 5 percent annual rate.

About Woolpert Inc.

Woolpert Inc., ranked by Engineering News-Record as a top national design firm, provides professional engineering, architectural, geospatial, and related consulting services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, Woolpert’s innovative design approach and commitment to the creative application of technology have grown the firm into a leader in the consulting industry.

About ESRI

Founded in 1969, ESRI (esri.com) is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI’s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.



Sky Harbor Recognized by FAA for Safety, Receives Perfect Inspection by quotes

 Sky Harbor Recognized by FAA for Safety, Receives Perfect Inspection

Phoenix, Arizona – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received the 2006 “Air Carrier Airport Safety Award” from the Federal Aviation Administration Western Pacific Airports District Office. The Phoenix airport received the honor for its innovative solutions and partnerships that have resulted in enhanced airport safety.

“Sky Harbor’s Operations, Facilities and Design and Construction divisions have worked hard to partner with all stakeholders here at the Phoenix airport to ensure good communication and consistent methods of operation,” said Phoenix Aviation Director, Carl Newman. Mr. Newman is also past Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Operations, Safety and Planning Committee.

One of the Phoenix Aviation Department’s most important safety advancements has been the development of an Airfield Standards Committee. In past, it was possible for contractors working at the airport to interpret FAA guidelines for airfield markings, lighting and signs in different ways. The Airfield Standards Committee is producing one set of standards for all contractors at Sky Harbor to follow to ensure consistency for pilots taking off and landing at the airport.

This award comes the same year that Sky Harbor achieved a perfect FAA safety inspection. The annual inspection of all commercial airports evaluates records on training, airfield safety inspections, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) equipment, and aircraft fueler safety training. The inspection also looks at the relationship between Air Traffic Control and the airport, airfield markings, lighting, emergency response and the safety of construction activity. In its most recent inspection, the FAA did not recommend a single improvement. The inspector stated simply, “everything looks great.”

“This could not have been accomplished without the efforts of the entire Aviation Department as well as our Phoenix Fire Department and Phoenix Police Airport Bureau,” said Mr. Newman. Everybody played a significant role in the achievement of this zero discrepancy inspection, and we all should be proud of our individual contributions to the team.”