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AUG-SEP 2018

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8 airportbusiness August/September 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE ACI Jet Names Nathen Steiger General Manager of John Wayne FBO ACI Jet announced Nathen Steiger as general manager of its John Wayne Airport FBO location. An industry veteran and pilot, Steiger brings a diverse aviation background in both FBO management and flight operations to his new role. Benjamin West Named Pocatello Regional Airport Manager Benjamin West was named manager of the Pocatello Regional Airport. He comes to Pocatello from Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota where he was an operations specialist. Prior to his time in Dickinson, he was an airport planner for the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Opens New General Aviation Facility Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport officials cut the ribbon July 18, on a new $5.8 million general aviation facility powered in part by a solar project provided by Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky customers. The new state of the art facility will house the operations of the airport owned Fixed Base Operator (FBO), Sweetwater Aviation. Charlotte’s Concourse A Expansion Opens to Passengers Concourse A Expansion – Phase I at Charlotte Douglas International Airport opened July 18. The nine-gate, 229,807-square foot addition is the first completed project under the Destination CLT initiative, a $2.5 billion capital investment program to renovate the concourses and expand CLT’s roadways, curb front, airfield and terminal. Aimee Thibodeau Appointed Marketing and Business Development Manager for Bangor International Airport Bangor International Airport (BGR) appointed Aimee Thibodeau as its new marketing and business development manager. Formerly marketing and development director with Old Town-Orono YMCA, Maine, Thibodeau previously held a number of posts in journalism, progressing from a reporter with the Bangor Daily News to managing editor of the newspaper’s weekly publication, special sections and Bangor Metro magazine. Jeff Serdy Elected Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board Chairman Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy was elected chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA). Gila River Indian Community Lt. Gov. Robert Stone will serve as vice-chair, town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will serve as secretary, city of Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams will serve as treasurer and Mesa Mayor John Giles and Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will serve as directors. Paradies Lagardère Names Mike Barnes Regional Vice President Paradies Lagardère named Mike Barnes regional vice president. He will facilitate initiatives that support growth strategies, and manage retail operations on the east coast. Indy Airport’s Human-Powered Charging Stations Win award ACI-NA selected Indy airport’s human-powered charging stations as one of the Best Innovative Consumer Experiences or Practices among airports. Travelers cycle while generating power to charge their devices. Julie Wienberg Rejoins HNTB as Aviation Project Director and Vice President Julie Wienberg, NCARB, has rejoined HNTB Corp. as aviation project director and vice president, serving as aviation group leader for HNTB’s architecture practice. Wienberg focuses on strategic planning, client service and providing support and advisory services to HNTB’s national aviation practice and to clients in the development of public-private partnerships. Virtual Reality Experience Center Arrives at JFK Terminal 4 Periscape premiered the Virtual Reality (VR) Experience Center in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Featuring curated virtual reality, the six-month pop-up will provide more than 70,000 daily passengers with immersive entertainment experiences to enjoy while traveling. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Breaks Ground on Major Capital Improvement Projects Ground was broken June 13, on nearly $10.5 million worth of capital improvements coming to Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Building improvements include a complete rehabilitation of the fixed base operator (FBO) facility’s main hangars and the relocation of the general aviation terminal building. Hudson Group Opens the World’s Largest Hudson Store at ATL Hudson Group opened ATL Shops by Hudson, the world’s largest Hudson store at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

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