FLL eNews - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Broward County, Florida

January 2011

Volume 13

In This Issue

FLLAIR Update (FLL Airport Improvements and Renovations)

Southwest Celebrates 15 Years of “LUV” at FLL

Experience Florida Wetlands in Terminal 2

New Tasty Food Choices Lead to Increased Sales

Sound Insulation Pilot Program Update


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Court of Appeals Upholds Choice For Runway

The United States Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia unanimously upheld the FAA’s choice to expand the south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The Court of Appeals agreed with the FAA’s preferred alternative to expand the south runway over another alternative to build a parallel north runway. 


Read the full United States Court of Appeals (PDF) opinion.


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South Runway Expansion

The PBS&J Team submitted the 30% design plans in August 2010. The Final Alternative Design Solutions Report was submitted in November, 2010. This report analyzed five alternative runway designs to find the most efficient layout with the least impact. Based on the report’s recommendation, BCAD selected a final design.


This fall, a Selection Committee chose five teams to compete for the design and construction of the runway structures over Federal Highway and the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad.


The permitting process began in December 2010 with applications submitted to the South Florida Water Management District, Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Division and the Army Corps of Engineers.   


Terminal 4 Gate Replacement

PGAL-Zyscovich (PZ) Design Services completed the Concept (Preliminary) Design in December 2010. BCAD is negotiating a contract with PZ to prepare the eastern phase’s construction documents. They currently have a contract for complete design for just the western phase of the project. 



In November 2009, the County Commission authorized staff to start the process of acquiring the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel and Dania Boat Sales. Broward County Real Properties started a title search, a property assessment, and engaged outside counsel for assistance.


What's Next?

Activities expected in the first half of 2011:

·         PZ will complete the Schematic Design for Terminal 4

·         The five teams will submit their cost estimates and design packages to design and build the runway structures over Federal Highway and the FEC Railroad


Activities expected in the second half of 2011:

·         The County will select one team to design and start construction on the runway structures over the FEC railroad and Federal Highway

·         Demolition of the former Port Everglades ID and Lancaster Steel buildings will make way for the south runway expansion

·         Preliminary construction will begin on the western phase of Terminal 4




Southwest is the 2nd largest carrier at FLL.  In 2010, they carried 3,576,079 passengers, which is 15.9% of the traffic. Southwest began service with five daily nonstop departures to Tampa on January 21, 1995.  Today, Southwest has 50 daily nonstop flights serving 21 cities throughout the US. 


Congratuations Southwest Airlines!




Peter J. Nolan, Fire Prairie

On January 5, 2011, Florida Wetlands, an exhibition by artist Peter J. Nolan, opened at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The exhibition, in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, located in Terminal 2, on the departure level, will run for three months. 


A Floridian from a young age, Peter J. Nolan has worked as a conservation photographer since 2001. Preferring the time-honored 4x5 wooden field camera, Nolan traverses the South Florida landscape capturing the interplay of water, land and sky.


“The organic nature of using traditional equipment in the field is very appealing to me,” says Nolan. “The primary parts are wood, metal and glass. No batteries or beeps, just the quiet whisper of a mechanical shutter.” Nolan's work is primarily focused on South Florida, the Everglades, and Big Cypress National Preserve, and is largely motivated by ecological concerns. Nolan hopes that, through his work, people will gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape. His prints can be found in collections including the Law Firm of Becker & Poliakoff, the Six Mile Cypress Center, the Old Davie School Museum and in many private collections throughout Florida.


For additional information, please contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design Project Manager at croldan@broward.org or visit the Broward County’s Public Art & Design Program web site.





Chef Allen and Sushi Maki offerings have proven very popular with passengers and have contributed to a 7.6% increase in overall purchases. An additional newsstand also played a part in this positive growth. This increase is from January through November 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.


Chef Allen opened a beautifully designed Burger Bar in Terminal 4. Located on the upper (departure) level before the TSA security checkpoint leading to Concourse H, the Burger Bar offers a variety of gourmet burgers, adult shakes, and healthy options including both turkey and tuna burgers. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 also have new Chef Allen’s delectable gourmet salads and sandwiches. Passengers in Terminals 2 and 3 found that Sushi Maki offers freshly prepared sushi and Japanese salads, as well as Asian snacks and treats.   


Passengers enjoy the newly renovated CNBC News & Gift store in Terminal 4 a great place for magazines, newspapers, books, and convenience items. They also introduced a wide variety of healthy and natural snacks to their product line.


Comprising overall purchases are three components, food, retail, and duty free. All three areas increased last year with food up 9%, retail 5.25%, and duty free purchases soaring with a 30.5% increase.


Tasty Product Samples For The Eating

The Chef Allen Burger Bar in Terminal 4 will offer delectable product samples from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, January 28. Please come by, check out the newly designed bar, and bring your appetite. For more information please contact Nada Mawlawi at nmawlawi@dncin.com or call 954-359-1500.



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The Early Action Voluntary Residential Sound Insulation Pilot Program will provide sound insulation to the 48 previously selected residential units located in Dania Beach, close to the airport. Over the past several months, Program Administrators performed the following:


·   Sent letters to the homeowners in the 70 DNL inviting them to participate in the program

·   Held a public meeting to discuss the program and answer questions

·   Reviewed applications submitted by interested homeowners

·   Selected 32 homeowners with 48 units

·   Assessed each home, determined the needed improvements, and prepared bid documents

·   Went out to bid to solicit quotes from interested noise abatement contractors

·   Broward County selected Northeast Noise Abatement Corporation as the contractor


What’s Next

In February, the contractor, the acoustical window manufacturer, and the door manufacturer will visit each of the 48 homes to conduct final measurements of the windows and doors scheduled for replacement. These manufacturers will custom build each window and door to fit the precise measurements of the opening for maximum sound insulation. Installation of the acoustical windows, doors, and other sound insulation measures will begin in May 2011. The construction is anticipated to be completed by July 2011. 


Contact Information

For more information, visit the Pilot Program Outreach Center at 200 East Dania Beach Boulevard, Suite 103, Dania Beach. You can also contact Diane Carter at 954-924-2224 or e-mail at dcarter@FLLSoundInsulation.com. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit the Sound Insulation web site.


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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.