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OCT 2018

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6 airportbusiness October 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE AMAC Presents Jon Mathiasen with Hall of Fame Award The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) recognized Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission, with a Hall of Fame award at the Catalyst Awards luncheon at its 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference in Seattle on Aug. 24. “AMAC salutes Jon for being a longstanding advocate for diversity and inclusion. Throughout his career he has demonstrated sustainable and profound contributions to the aviation industry,” said Krystal J. Brumfield, president and CEO of AMAC. “Thank you for setting a high standard for other leaders in the industry to follow. Congratulations on a successful career.” Akron-Canton Airport Breaks Ground on $34M Gate Expansion The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) broke ground on a $34 million gate modernization project, the final element of its 10-year, $110 million capital improvement campaign, coined CAK 2018. The much-anticipated terminal makeover also includes jet bridges on every gate, so no passenger will have to make the quick dash from tarmac to aircraft in the event of inclement weather. MSCAA Board Awards Modernization Construction, Jet Bridge Contracts The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners has approved the selection of Flintco LLC as the primary contractor for Memphis International Airport’s (MEM’s) B Concourse modernization construction and redesign project. The total of the contract is $122,582,530. The board also approved a $32,000,038 contract with Aero Bridgeworks for new jet bridges that will be a part of the modernization project. Bob Rasmussen Promoted to Chief Pilot of Fargo Jet Center Operations Bob Rasmussen has been promoted to Chief pilot of Fargo Jet Center (FJC) Charter Operations. Rasmussen has been part of the FJC charter department for seven years and has more than 13 years of experience in the aviation industry. Atif Elkadi Named Deputy Executive Director of Ontario International Airport The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) announced the promotion of Atif Elkadi to deputy executive director. Elkadi has been chief commercial officer for Ontario International Airport (ONT), responsible for a broad portfolio of communication activities including community engagement, social media, marketing, advertising and public relations. Jackson-Evers Int’l Airport Installs First Mamava Suite The Jackson – Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport installed Mamava suite to support breastfeeding moms. This first suite is located on the East Concourse past the checkpoint for passengers flying on American or United. OAK Gets Natural Gas Buses Oakland International Airport announced the arrival of 9 new parking shuttle buses. Powered by compressed natural gas, the shuttle buses can reduce fuel costs by up to 50 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. Lisa Gianoli Named Reno Airport Board Chair The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees named Lisa Gianoli chair of the nine-member board that oversees both Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports. A longtime resident and graduate of the University of Nevada, Gianoli worked for more than a decade as a financial analyst and budget manager for Washoe County. Paradies Lagardère Wins Concessions Award at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Paradies Lagardère was awarded two new travel essential locations at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Univision and Relay. Univision will be in Terminal C, while Relay, a new concept at the airport, will be in pre-security in Terminal D. Liz Phipps Joins Jacobsen|Daniels Liz Phipps joined Jacobsen|Daniels as director of financial planning & analysis During her 10 years with Alaska Airlines, Phipps led teams in a variety of divisions including network planning, financial planning & analysis, and corporate real estate. Gunther Zurstadt joins HNTB in Orlando Gunther Zurstadt, PE, joined HNTB Corp.’s southeast aviation practice as senior project manager – aviation engineering. Zurstadt is responsible for managing design of aviation-related development, airfield expansion and rehabilitation projects, beginning with Orlando’s apron, taxiway and fuel expansion project.

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