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20 airportbusiness August/September 2018 PASSENGER EXPERIENCE airport staff, engineers, architects, consultants and even some outside parties from the community whenever they visited the airport for meetings and functions who had time to do the test, said White. “We purposely spilled coffee, soft drinks, milk and other liquids on the chairs to see which ones were easiest to clean and didn’t leave residue,” he said. “We selected the Arconas Flyaway chairs for the concourse gate seating, along with [their] in-Power flex units mounted underneath for the power outlets.” In addition to the under-seat gate chairs, Wichita airport also installed both USB and regular power outlets at works stations located between every two gates, said White. “Each workstation has 10 USB and 10 regular outlets to serve seven barstools at the work counters,” he said. “We also picked the Arconas inPower stool for these areas as the best product using the same methodology as we did for the gate seats.” Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport first brought charging stations into its terminals in 2012, said spokeswoman Heather Lissner. “We added 240 electrical outlets and 204 USB ports throughout the airport,” she said. “Those include 36 new sets of padded chairs, each with a table in between with two outlets and one USB port.” Sky Harbor also added 28 “Get Plugged In” charging stations. “Each charging station has six electrical outlets and six USB ports, with one side equipped for [disabled] customers,” said Lissner. “In 2013, we added an additional 36 sets of passed chairs with tables in between, each with two outlets and a USB port on top of the table. This added 72 outlets and 36 USB ports airport wide.” The airport is currently in the process of modernizing Terminal 3, said Lissner. “Nearly every seat will have access to power when the project is complete, and we estimate that we will be adding about 3,000 outlets,” she said. Travelers have frequently requested more access to power and charging stations for when they are on the go, said Lissner. “As America’s Friendliest Airport, we want Kusch+Co GmbH We Offer Water Fillable Barricades for Projects Large or Small. trinityhighwayrentals.com 888.496.3625 www.aviationpros.com/12074727

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