200,000 square feet of additional
hangar capacity for maintaining
widebody aircraft, in addition to a
new warehouse distribution center,
technical services building and
LAX Unveils Terminal 6
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
and Westfield in October unveiled
the new Terminal 6 at Los Angeles
International, the latest milestone in
the LAX modernization program.
More than 22,000 square feet
of space was redeveloped in the
terminal, providing new retail and
dining options, and nearly 5,300
square feet of improvements was
made to common areas.
The redevelopment was financed
through a $70.5 million total
investment from LAWA, Westfield
and operating partners.
New Las Vegas McCarran
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
in October joined federal and local
officials to dedicate the new air
traffic control facility at Las Vegas
The facility includes a 352-foot-
tall air traffic control tower and a
59,000-square-foot base building,
which houses the TRACON,
air traffic control training
simulators, administrative offices
;New Terminal 6 at Los Angeles;International Airport.
The tower and TRACON both
have state-of-the-art information
displays that integrate systems
displaying traffic, weather and
radar data into one workstation,
FAA said. Touch-screen technology
allows controllers to move easily
between the different screens.
The building features a white
membrane roof to reflect heat away
from the structure, paints and wood
that emit low amounts of volatile
organic compounds, energy-efficient
lighting, low-flow water fixtures,
and low-water landscaping.
The total project cost — including
the building construction,
installation of air traffic control
equipment, electronics, and
electrical and mechanical systems
— was $111 million, FAA said.
IATA: Airline Traffic To Nearly
Double By 2035
The International Air Transport
Association (IATA) forecast that the
world’s airlines will carry 7. 2 billion
passengers in 2035, nearly double
the 3. 8 billion air travelers expected
The forecast predicts that the
biggest driver of demand will be
the Asia-Pacific region, which will
generate more than half of the new
passengers over the next 20 years.
China will displace the U.S. as the
world’s largest aviation market in
2029, IATA said, while India will
displace the U.K. for third place
;Las Vegas air traffic control tower in June with the D gates in the foreground,
Terminal 1 to the left of the tower, Terminal 3 to the right and the Las Vegas Strip
in the background.