RS&H Designed-Taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Receives Sustainability Award

By |2018-08-10T20:52:02-04:00October 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Runway and Associated Taxiways Reconstruction project has received the Envision rating system’s Silver award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), which recognizes sustainable infrastructure across the full range of environmental, social and economic impacts. The airport is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA). This is the 19th project [...]

A New Gateway to California’s Central Coast

By |2018-10-05T02:48:22-04:00September 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is the gateway to California’s Central Coast. Replacing its undersized and outdated passenger terminal has been a long-term dream of the community. The new replacement was first master planned more than 20 years ago, but suffered from several false starts caused by the after effects of 9/11 and [...]

Your 4-Step Guide to Understanding Part 139 SMS Compliance

By |2018-07-31T22:16:16-04:00August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |

If you’re working at a commercial airport, you’ve probably heard about the Safety Management System (SMS) proposed rule the FAA issued in July. In an effort to enhance safety and meet international standards, the FAA issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) to require most airports certificated under Title 14 Code of Federal [...]

Houston’s Ellington Field Spaceport Plans featured in ENR

By |2018-08-03T19:46:33-04:00August 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |

ENR’s transportation editor, Aileen Cho, recently reported on Houston’s Ellington Field’s spaceport plans to take tourists into space. According to Arturo Machuca, Ellington’s General Manager, the airport obtained its license in 2015 making it the 10th in the nation and the first to be located in a vibrant urban environment. RS&H served as the [...]

Benefits and Challenges of Implementing a Safety Management System

By |2018-08-02T18:20:38-04:00August 1st, 2016|Tags: , |

What is a Safety Management System (SMS)? It’s a prescribed method of recording safety initiatives, identifying hazards, analyzing the risk posed by those hazards, developing plans for mitigating the risk, and tracking results. An SMS program contains four key elements: Safety Policy Safety Risk Management Safety Assurance Safety Promotion Each of these elements serves [...]

RS&H promotes Ken Ibold as its Aviation Practice’s Southeast Regional Planning Service Group Leader

By |2018-09-07T15:09:20-04:00June 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

RS&H has promoted Ken Ibold as its Aviation Practice’s Southeast Regional Planning Service Group Leader. Ken joined RS&H in 2009 and brings a total of 18 years of experience to the position. He is an established industry leader in airport safety management systems and commercial spaceport licensing, as well as a proven successful project [...]

Juan Santamaria International Airport Expands

By |2018-08-03T21:09:10-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Airport World recently reported that Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, continues to undergo major redesign and renovation work in order to help it accommodate growing tourism demand to Costa Rica and better reflect the country’s art and culture. Expansion of the international terminal to 600,000 square feet (1/3 processor, 2/3 [...]

RS&H Provides Environmental Study at Bob Hope Airport

By |2018-08-13T18:03:56-04:00November 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that RS&H will study the environmental impacts of building a replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. The Times said that the scope of work for the $1.2-million environmental review calls for Jacksonville, Florida-based RS&H Inc. to scrutinize two options for a proposed 355,000-square-foot replacement terminal, [...]

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport Terminal Breaks Ground

By |2018-08-08T21:30:56-04:00October 13th, 2015|Tags: , , |

RS&H participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new passenger terminal building at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport in San Luis Obispo, California. The event was very well attended by the local community and was held in conjunction with the airport’s air show. RS&H designed the new terminal building as a single-story, 50,000-square-foot [...]