Sacramento International Airport (SMF) opened on October 21, 1967, as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport and was the first public-use airport west of the Mississippi that had been built entirely from the ground up. The first airlines to serve the airport were Pacific, PSA, United, Western and West Coast. At the time of construction, the plans for the airport were considered extravagant.
Renamed Sacramento International Airport in the 1990s, SMF has been a leader in airport innovation. Its consolidated rental car terminal was the first of its kind in the nation to locate all rental car companies in one building, streamlining operations. Its second terminal, Terminal B, was replaced in 2011 as part of a $1.03 billion modernization project, meeting the rising demand for passenger services.
In 2022, SMF served 12,313,370 passengers – nearly reaching the record-setting numbers achieved in 2019, the busiest year in SMF’s history. The continual resurgence in passenger traffic emphasizes the need for SMForward, the airport ’s $1.3 billion expansion project that was announced in February 2023.
SMForward is an ambitious project,
adding 6 – 8
new aircraft gates, ticket counters, baggage claim space, a pedestrian walkway
between Terminal B and Concourse B, a consolidated rental car facility, and a
new parking garage, among other necessary upgrades to meet passenger demand.
SMF is forecasted to welcome over 13 million passengers in 2023, with steady passenger growth averaging 4.3 percent annually for the next eight years.
The airport ’s design conveys a sense of place reflective of the Sacramento region ’s personality and attributes. Qualities like the outdoors, diversity and a pioneering spirit, as well as the city ’s place as the state capital, are all incorporated throughout the airport. These traits are reflected through design, art and the local shops and restaurants that make SMF truly unique. SMF not only serves the greater Sacramento area, but is a convenient gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. Popular destinations like Napa, Sonoma, the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe are all within a two-hour drive.
Learn more about Sacramento International Airport at https://sacramento.aero/smf.
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Dibble was incorporated as Dibble and Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 1962. The firm has been doing business as Dibble since 2008. Since its inception in 1962, Dibble has provided quality engineering services to both public and private sector clients. Our position as a leader in civil engineering is a result of our cultural emphasis on developing and maintaining long-term relationships. For the past 60 years, Dibble has assisted its clients in achieving their goals by delivering high-quality, responsive, and value-priced consulting services.
Dibble has six offices in two states and offers the following specialty areas: Airport Development, Flood Control, Structural Engineering, Survey+GIS, Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Land Development, Program Management, Traffic Engineering, Transportation, and Water+Wastewater.
The company’s organizational structure allows for flexibility in managing multi-discipline projects to focus on the more specialized needs of each project with the full support and resources of each practice.
Dibble employs a talented and experienced staff of 143 people, including engineering, planning, surveying, construction, and administrative professionals. The depth of Dibble’s experience and the expertise of its engineers and technical specialists provides the necessary resources to effectively respond and commit to on-call contracting.
Its Airport Development Practice portfolio includes programming, planning, design, and construction administration for airport development projects – both airside and landside. Dibble is well-versed in Airport Capital Improvement Programming, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and state grant coordination, as well as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) planning and programming; ensuring the most efficient and orderly planning for airport capital needs. Dibble provides planning, design, and construction phase services for a multitude of projects including but not limited to:
· Airport Master Plans
· Environmental assessments
· Focused planning studies
· Drainage Master Plans
· Reconstruction and rehabilitation of Runways, Taxiways/ Taxilanes, and Aprons
· Airfield Lighting and Signage
· New Terminals, including Improvements, Modernizations, and Expansions
· Aircraft Hangars and Shade Structures
· Pavement Maintenance including Crack Seals and Seal Coats
· Storm Water Drainage infrastructure
· Wildlife Perimeter Fencing
· Security fencing, access control gates and other security improvements
· Underground utilities
· Roadways and parking facilities
· Fueling facilities
· Navigational and visual aids
Projects that Dibble has recently completed or will soon provide services on (pending FAA funding) include (see photos):
· Sedona Airport - Fuel Farm Relocation
· Phoenix-Gateway Mesa Airport – Runway 12R-30L Reconstruction
· Glendale Municipal Airport - Taxiway A Rehabilitation and Realignment of Connector Taxiways A4 and A6
Learn more about Dibble at www.dibblecorp.com.
San José Mineta International Airport
San José, CA
Fueled by a culture of innovation, SJC is the Bay Area's easiest and most dependable airport due to its medium size, simple layout, temperate climate, and inland location. Minutes away from downtown San José, SJC is a convenient gateway to Northern California and the Silicon Valley region, providing nonstop service across North America and to Europe and Asia. SJC is a self‐supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José.
From 2015 through 2019, SJC experienced remarkable growth, earning the title of America's fastest-growing major airport in terms of passengers served.
In 2021, SJC ranked 19th according to the Airport Experience News (AXN) Factbook, a list revered within the Aviation industry for all things Concessions.
The year 2022 brought SJC numerous awards and accomplishments: fastest internet among US airports, 3rd Best Midsize Airport according to Wall Street Journal, 3rd Best Airport for Holiday Travel according to Forbes Advisor, and reached the impressive milestone of 1 million monthly passengers served following pandemic declines.
ACI-NA awarded SJC the prestigious Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for providing the best customer experience in North America among airports serving 15 to 25 million passengers.
In 2023, SJC unveiled a new modern Brand Identity that reflects the seamless experience passengers enjoy when traveling through the airport. The rebrand employs a new logo, colors, and tagline, and rearranged the Airport’s name by moving “Mineta” to the center and “San José” to the front.
Beyond innovation, SJC is committed to expanding its Airport concession program by focusing on opportunities for local brands, welcoming local chef-owned Jim Stump’s Kitchen+Taproom, and Jamba and Runway Deli – the first Airport concessions wholly owned by WSE Group, Inc., an ACDBE business.
SJC's reputation as the Bay Area's easiest and most dependable airport is well-deserved. With the impressive growth, award-winning customer experience, and dedication to local businesses, SJC proves the ability to provide a seamless and enjoyable travel experience for all passengers.
Mojave Air & Space Port at Rutan Field
Mojave Air & Space Port at Rutan Field (MHV) has been a leader in aviation and aerospace innovation for over 50 years. Certified by the FAA in 2004 as the first inland spaceport and civilian test flight facility in the U.S., MHV is home to several leading industry trend setters.
MHV is home to several industry leaders, including Scaled Composites, Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic, Stratolaunch, ABL, Astrobotic Technology, and Northrup Grumman. It is also home to the National Test Pilot School, where military and civilian aviation personnel train to improve flight test competency, elevate flight test and aviation safety, and enhance the aerospace profession globally.
To meet the future needs of the industry, MHV’s near-term goals include: constructing a payload processing facility, improving general aviation infrastructure (e.g., building hangars), and becoming a hub for technical and skilled trades.
MHV is where dreams take flight! Learn more about MHV at https://www.mojaveairport.com/.
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is a bustling small airport on the central coast of California. Nestled between the beach, farmland, and award-winning wineries, SBP has served the San Luis Obispo community since 1939, opening a brand-new terminal in 2017. But don’t be fooled into thinking things are “SLO” around the airfield: the airport was ranked one of the fastest-growing airports in 2018 by Airports Council International–North America.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
Santa Rosa, CA
The Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) is located in the heart of Wine Country, 55 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Airport is named after Charles M. Schulz, the famed cartoonist of the Peanuts comic strip, who lived in Santa Rosa for more than 30 years. The Airport's logo features Snoopy, clad in World War I flying-ace attire, sitting atop his doghouse.
STS is the only commercial service airport between the San Francisco Bay Area to the south, Sacramento to the east, and Arcata-Eureka to the north.
This location makes STS a major point of access for visitors to Sonoma County and neighboring wine country communities, resorts, and businesses. STS’s primary service area includes Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties, and parts of Marin and Napa counties.
The availability of direct and connecting routes through STS provides the community an alternative to driving the distance to the nearby larger airports like SFO, SMF, or OAK, which are each located about 75 miles from STS.
TSTS has flights with Alaska Airlines to Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle; American Airlines to Dallas and Phoenix Sky Harbor; Avelo Airlines to Burbank and Las Vegas; United Airlines to San Francisco and Denver (resumes in January 2023); and aha! (operated by ExpressJet) to Reno. STS has also historically provided the community with connections through major hub airports such as SFO and LAX.
In addition to commercial flights, the Airport serves a growing population of general aviation activities including corporate and business flying.
In recent years, the Airport has seen an uptick in passenger numbers, and is currently undergoing a $30 million Terminal Improvement and Modernization Project. The project includes 33,000 square feet of new construction and 7,000 square feet of renovated space. Construction is anticipated to be completed by spring 2023.
For additional information about STS, please visit FlySTS.com.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix, AZPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport, is located in the heart of the southwestern United States. More than 20 airlines provide nonstop service to more than 120 domestic and international destinations. Phoenix Sky Harbor has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day.
Sacramento International Airport
Sacramento, CASacramento International Airport (SMF) opened October 21, 1967 as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport and was the first public use airport west of the Mississippi that had been built completely from the ground up. The first airlines to serve the airport were Pacific, PSA, United, Western and West Coast. At the time of construction, the plans for the airport were considered extravagant but the skeptics were proven wrong. The original estimate of 750,000 annual passengers was surpassed in its first year of operation and has been growing ever since.
Located 12 miles from Downtown Sacramento, SMF served more than 9,702,030 total passengers in 2021 and serviced 38 airports in the US and Mexico on 12 different airlines. SMF not only serves the Sacramento-area, but is a convenient gateway to all that northern California has to offer. Popular destinations like Napa, Sonoma, the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe are between a one- or two-hour drive away.
Renamed Sacramento International Airport in the 1990s, SMF has been a leader in airport innovation. Its consolidated rental car terminal was the first of its kind in the nation to put all rental car companies in one building, streamlining operations. Its second terminal, Terminal B, was replaced in 2011 as part of a $1.03 billion modernization project, meeting the rising demand for passenger services.
The airport’s design conveys a sense of place reflective of the Sacramento region’s personality and attributes. Qualities like the outdoors, diversity and a pioneering spirit as well as the city’s place as the state capital are all incorporated throughout the airport. These traits are reflected through design, art and the local shops and restaurants that make SMF truly unique.
Palm Springs International Airport
Palm Springs, CABuilt in 1939 by the Army Air Corps, the land Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) occupies was purchased by the City of Palm Springs in 1961 with commercial flights starting in 1964 when Bonanza Airlines began serving the area. With air service growing, the City commissioned Donald Wexler, a pioneer of mid-century modern architecture, to design a new terminal for the airport. Originally opening in 1964, the terminal would become one of Don Wexler’s most famous public buildings, and in 2009 the Palm Springs City Council gave his “expression of the jet age” Landmark Status.
Located on 930 acres only two miles from Downtown Palm Springs, PSP serves over two million total passengers per year with 14 year-round routes and 35 routes throughout the US and Canada on 11 airlines during the Coachella Valley’s primary tourist season. PSP not only serves the tourist mecca of the Coachella Valley, but it is also the closest commercial service airport to the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park, a short one-hour drive from PSP. Palm Springs International Airport provides easy access to Big Bear Lake and ski resorts, a variety of hiking opportunities in the San Jacinto Mountains with access to the Pacific Crest Trail, and it is only a short drive to the winery rich valleys and hills of Temecula.
PSP, the only commercial service airport in the Coachella Valley, offers a variety of businesses such as FBOs, a flight school, SkyWest Airlines maintenance facility, US Customs for General Aviation, and the world-class Palm Springs Air Museum. The airport has two parallel runways, with its primary runway being 10,000 feet long and 150 feet wide. For more information on Palm Springs International Airport please visit flyPSP.com.
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Airport (LGB) was founded in 1923 and is the oldest municipally owned airport in California. Conveniently located in the middle of the Los Angeles Basin, with easy driving access to Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, LGB is the premiere gateway to Southern California. The airport supports a healthy commercial, general aviation and aerospace community.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) is a 3,000-acre thriving regional airport located in the dynamic Phoenix East Valley. The airport is served by three commercial airlines – Allegiant, Swoop, and WestJet – offering nonstop service to more than 45 popular destinations across the U.S. and Canada. Gateway Airport welcomes approximately two million total passengers each year and provides high value and convenience for greater Phoenix air travelers and easy access for sun-seeking visitors.
Gateway Airport is home to industry leaders Cessna, Embraer, Able Aerospace Services-A Textron Company, as well as other aviation-related companies. The airport also has several pilot training schools and a growing number of corporate aircraft tenants. The airport’s impressive airfield has three, 10,000-FT runways and associated infrastructure capable of handling a very diverse and active mix of aircraft.
During the past decade, Gateway Airport has seen a significant amount of private investment in large corporate hangars, global headquarters, and airport hotels. SkyBridge Arizona is a 360-acre master development focusing on logistics and domestic/international air cargo. GatewayEast is a 400-acre mixed use non-aeronautical development strategically located adjacent to two major highway systems in the growing Phoenix East Valley.
Tehachapi Municipal Airport
San Bernardino International Airport
SBD International Airport (SBD) has come a long way since its early days as the former Norton Air Force Base. SBD is now thriving because local, regional, and global businesses are recognizing the value of the airport’s central location in Southern California—located 60 miles east of Los Angeles—and the easy access it offers to a service area of two million people located in the San Bernardino region.
San Jose International Airport
Before it became Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Valley once was famous as “The Valley of Heart’s Delight” known for its flowery blanket of orchards and the largest fruit production and packing region in the world until the 1960s. However, its transformation into the global center of technology innovation started long ago in 1938 when electronics pioneers Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard began harvesting the fruits of their labor.
Watsonville Municipal Airport
The Watsonville Municipal Airport is a public use, general aviation airport located three miles northwest of the central business district of Watsonville, a city in Santa Cruz County, California, serving the major recreation and business area of Monterey Bay.
Carson City Airport
The Carson City Airport is located in the State Capital of Nevada, Carson City. Carson City is a combined city-county municipality and is the third largest county in Nevada with 421,000 residents. Carson City is approximately 20 miles south of Reno and 14 miles east of Lake Tahoe. The airport initially established in 1928 on 76 acres of land provided to Carson City by 3 prominent local families.
Sky Harbor International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Livermore Municipal Airport
John Wayne Airport