Airport Business

NOV 2018

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6 airportbusiness November 2018 INDUSTRYUPDATE Richmond Awards $24M Concourse A Extension Contract The Capital Region Airport Commission Sept. 25, awarded the Concourse A Extension Project of Richmond International Airport (RIC) to W.M. Schlosser Company Inc. Upon completion, the project will add six additional gates to Concourse A, bringing the Airport’s total gate count to 28. Ross Aviation at TRM Joins Paragon Network The Paragon Network announced the addition of Ross Aviation at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. Ross Aviation KTRM boasts over 100,000 sqft of hangar space that can accommodate up to a BBJ. FEAM Aero BrEaks Ground on New CVG Cargo Hangar FEAM Aero broke ground on its new 103,000-square-foot $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The company anticipates more than 100 new job opportunities to support the global logistics network at CVG. Ottawa Airport CEO Named to A-ISAC Board of Directors The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC) named Mark Laroche, president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, to its board of directors. Laroche joins an international board of like-minded leaders from all segments of the industry who are working to build resilience against the ever-evolving and complex cyber threats and vulnerabilities—challenges that damage the reputation of the aviation industry and create negative financial impacts. Southwest to Build Maintenance Facility at BWI Southwest Airlines plans to construct and operate a major aircraft maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The project is expected to create 450 construction and maintenance jobs over the next three years, supporting hundreds of additional maintenance jobs over the next two decades. Steve Harrill Joins Pond as Aviation Architecture Practice Leader Pond announced the addition of Steve Harrill as aviation architecture practice leader in our Jacksonville – South office. Harrill will be responsible for expanding Pond’s aviation services into the airport-client marketplace with a specific emphasis on airport terminals and other complex airport buildings. Dulles Introduces Biometric Exit Boarding System The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority unveiled a new biometric screening system to streamline passenger verification and boarding on outbound international flights. The new system, known as veriScan, was designed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Office of Technology in response to a congressional mandate. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Breaks Ground on Rental Car Quick Turnaround Facility The Birmingham Airport Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction on the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s (BHM) Quick Turn Around (QTA) Rental Car Facility. The Rental Car QTA Facilities Project upon completion will maximize functionality and provide a high level of convenience and expansion for the rental car agencies operating. Edmonton Expands Fuel Capacity Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Shell Aviation broke ground Sept. 6, on two new, 2 million litre refuelling tanks in EIA’s Cargo Village. The new tanks will be purpose-built for handling air cargo freighters. The facilities will improve turn-around times for freighter flights because of their closer location. Indianapolis Airport Adds Self-Bag Check Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has new ticket-counter self-service kiosks. The kiosks are located in the American and Southwest ticketing areas of the Indianapolis airport.

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