HNTB Corporation’s Bill Brooks, PE, talks about airports of the future
HNTB Corporation’s Bill Brooks, PE, one of the country’s leading aviation experts joins Enterprise Radio who will discuss what airports of the future will provide for travelers, how new technology is influencing future airport design, and his work on the $1.8 billion new terminal at Orlando International Airport.
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Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Bill Brooks discuss the following:
- You’ve been an aviation professional for over 30 years and for over 16 years you have served as the Mayor of the city of Belle Isle in Florida. In addition, you have volunteered as a director to numerous charity boards. Can you tell us about some of your career highlights and your public and community service?
- What emerging trends do you foresee in aviation that are going to be most critical over the coming decade?
- What innovations are being implemented at airports and particularly in terminals that will make the traveler experience more efficient and enjoyable?
- What are some of the top features airport travelers really want to see airports adopt?
- How is new technology influencing the future design of airport terminals? How can airports keep pace with changes in new and emerging technologies?
- What are some key initiatives that Orlando International Airport is undertaking that will further improve and enhance the customer experience?
Bill Brooks is aviation leader of HNTB Corporation’s Southeast Division, which comprises seven of the firm’s 30 aviation offices and 50 of its 200 aviation professionals. Serving clients in Charlotte, Baltimore/Washington, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, among others, HNTB currently provides services to 19 of the top 25 airports in North America.
With three decades of diverse aviation industry experience in strategic, financial and master planning, engineering design and construction program management, Brooks has been involved in more than $750 million in construction projects across airports in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky as well as internationally in India, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and the Philippines.
Active in community service, Brooks is a member of the national board of directors of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and is retiring as mayor of the city of Belle Isle, Florida, where he has served for 16 years. Active in the National League of Cities, he is a past member of its board of directors, and past chair of its Transportation Infrastructure Committee (where he first met former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood). He was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters to the National Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission’s Blue Ribbon Panel of Transportation Experts; and by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to the 2025 Florida Transportation Plan Steering Committee.