Opened in 1923 as an airfield for the Massachusetts State Guard and the Army Air Corps, Logan International Airport is the 18th busiest airport in the country. In 1943, the airport was named after Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan, a Spanish-American war hero from South Boston. Today, the airport has six runways and handles more than 30 million passengers annually. AECOM has a long history with the airport, having provided services, including the Terminal B Renovation on behalf of United Airlines and a state-of-the-art fueling system.
Terminal B Renovation
United Airlines was determined to give their customers a superior travel experience at Boston’s Logan International Airport following a merger with Continental Airlines, one of the nation’s largest commercial airline companies.
Through a partnership with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), United Airlines consolidated operations by upgrading Terminal B. The new, 200,000 square-foot section accommodates facilities and amenities for existing customers and those acquired from Continental Airlines — prior to the merger, both airlines were located in separate terminals.
As lead designer for this US$160-million project, AECOM provided architectural, interior and structural design, project controls and resident inspection services to create a comfortable and relaxed ambiance for customers and self-service technologies that streamline the usually hectic traveling process, including:
- 10 modified gates;
- Improved passenger security checkpoint and ticketing areas;
- A state-of-the-art baggage handling system;
- Self-tagging baggage kiosks;
- Automated self-boarding gates;
- Customer service center allowing employees on site to help passengers requiring assistance;
- Electronic charging stations in every chair in the departure lounge;
- And flight information displays in boarding areas.
Opened to the public in April 2014, Terminal B offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere dedicated to enriching the experience of flying with United Airlines.
Award of Merit, Airport/Transit and Safety, ENR New England, 2014
Airport Fueling System
Massport’s ambitious goal of providing a state-of-the-art fueling system for Logan International Airport was realized when the $63 million project was brought on line. AECOM’s services included the investigation, planning, design, environmental compliance and resident construction engineering for the award-winning fueling facilities.
This multi-faceted program has given the airport a single consolidated jet fuel distribution system to serve all gates, a new fuel farm to replace five separate antiquated fuel farms, an operations building with sophisticated monitoring controls capabilities, built-in environmental safeguards, such as leak detection and spill containment, and provisions for recovery/reuse of fuel from facility operations.