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Airport receives highest environmental honor in the state of California San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been named a winner of the 2017 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) ) for its industry-leading efforts to make air travel greener. SFO was recognized in the category of Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities. The GEELA is the highest environmental honor in the state of California, honoring organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in conserving natural resources, protecting the environment, building partnerships, and...
Airport welcomes Bay Area school district officials, high school principals, college professors for insight into career opportunities at SFO. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), in partnership with the Bay Area Council’s “Workforce of the Future” initiative, announced plans to host local educators and community partners to showcase career opportunities at the Airport. The event, to be held on January 18, 2018, is titled “Working at SFO”, and features an overview of airport facilities, and a career expo including airlines, airport employers, and small business owners at SFO. The goal of...
I celand’s largest airline announces plans to launch service in June 2018 Icelandair, the largest airline in Iceland, today announced plans to launch nonstop service from Reykjavík to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in June 2018. The airline plans to operate between SFO and Keflavík International Airport four times per week, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. “We are proud to be the airport of choice for Icelandair’s expansion on the U.S. West Coast,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “We have a shared passion for making air travel environmentally sustainable, having each...
Team of individuals from San Francisco International Airport, HMMH and RS&H selected for first place for their submission, 'Taxiing Into Autonomy'. Congratulations SFO employees Christopher DiPrima and Michelle Fong from Planning, Design & Construction for winning the 2017 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition. Their submission, 'Taxiing Into Autonomy', proposes the use of autonomous vehicles to tow aircraft for improved airfield and gate utilization efficiency. The proposal would make it easier and less costly to tow aircraft to remote parking positions, and reduce pushback...
Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the first airport in the United States with approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving information to any cellphone located on Airport grounds. This industry-leading capability allows the Airport to issue the emergency alerts through the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS), a unified platform that integrates multiple alert systems across the nation...

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