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New Exhibition Based on Extensive Interviews Provides Insight into the Experience of Serving Aboard the Commercial Airliners that Flew Thousands of Troops to and from Vietnam Freedom Bird. For the Vietnam generation of U.S. military veterans, this phrase meant only one thing; the aircraft that brought them home at the end of their tours. However, these were not military aircraft, but commercial airliners under contract by the U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Command (MAC) and served by civilian crews and flight attendants. The airliners were not just used to bring the soldiers home, but to fly...
SFO is implementing a new gate numbering system, changing all gate numbers, effective October 16, 2019. The new gate numbering system breaks it down to specific boarding areas within each terminal using an alpha-numeric format with a letter corresponding to the boarding area (A—G), and a sequential number relative to its location from the checkpoint to the end of the concourse. International Terminal will have Boarding Areas A, gates A1 – A15, and Boarding Area G, gates G1 – G14 Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will have Boarding Area B, gates B1- B27, and Boarding Area C, gates C1 – C11 Terminal 2...
New airport-wide alphanumeric gate numbering system launches October 16, 2019 In an ongoing effort to improve the passenger experience, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced plans to implement a new airport-wide gate numbering system. The logical revealing of alphanumeric gates will help passengers move through the airport – from check-in to security to gate or from gate to gate on a connecting flight. The gate renumbering will be revealed inside the terminals as well as on the airfield the morning of October 16th prior to the first flight out. “We are committed to making...
All runways set to re-open at 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 19th San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that it will complete the Runway 28L Reconstruction project one week ahead of schedule. Crews have completed the installation of a new base layer and are repaving and repainting the surface layer of the runway. Based on this progress, SFO expects to reopen all runways at 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 19th, a full week ahead of its original scheduled date. “I am proud to announce the re-opening of Runway 28L at SFO, ahead of schedule,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “...
New Exhibition presents Cutaway Models, Uniforms, Posters, and other Promotional Items related to the Introduction of the First Widebody Airliners in the Early 1970s During the late 1960s, the limits of technological progress in aerospace endeavors appeared to be boundless. Jet airliners were transforming commercial aviation with their high speeds, extended ranges, and economy; flight tests on the Concorde supersonic transport were under way; and, even more remarkable, the Apollo space program landed the first astronauts on the moon. Amid this exuberance for high-tech solutions, Boeing...
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Emergency Management will conduct an emergency full-scale training exercise on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. SFO Airport employees, airlines, their business partners, tenants, A-CERT/NERT volunteers and members of the community at large are invited to participate. All volunteers must be 18 years or older and will be required to sign a hold harmless form (ages 16-18 may participate with parent/guardian consent). Lunch and parking validation will be provided. Volunteers are needed for the following roles: Exercise role players...

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