Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Arlington, Virginia

First opened in 1941, Reagan National Airport (DCA) now serves more than 23 million passengers per year. The airport commissioned a $650 million modernization, adding a 14-gate concourse, expanding security screening areas, and enhancing shopping and dining options for ticketed passengers. The expansion includes a new airport-wide, audio-over-IP, public address system.


  • Expanded terminal required more than 400 loudspeakers for sufficient audio coverage – 18 sensors monitor ambient noise levels and dynamically adjust speaker volumes to ensure audibility
  • Concourse includes paging stations for real-time flight and safety announcements
  • Automated messaging allows the airport to share FAA announcements and important local information 24-hours a day


Owner :Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Architects: AIR Alliance

General Contractor: Turner Construction

Consultant: Avant Acoustics

AV Contractor: Ford Audio-Video Systems

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