Airport Business

NOV 2018

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November 2018 airportbusiness 7 INDUSTRYUPDATE Michigan Aeronautics Commission Honors MAAE Executive Director and State Transportation Director The Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Awards of Excellence to Shawn Jezak, Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) and State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. Jezak was recognized for her outstanding contributions throughout the past 11 years. Her commitment has earned significant benefits for MAAE’s membership. Steudle was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the aviation industry, having preserved the state’s public-use airports to the highest standards. Woolpert Contracted to Rehabilitate Runways in American Samoa Woolpert has been signed under two contracts by the American Samoa Government, Department of Port Administration, to evaluate and rehabilitate the primary runway at Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) and to rehabilitate, reconstruct and possibly extend the runway at Ofu Airport (Z08). On Runway 5-23 at PPG, Woolpert will study the pavement infrastructure, perform a condition evaluation and make recommendations on methods of improvements, materials and phasing of the project, while minimizing disruption to airport operations. Kay Jefferson Joins J|D Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) named Kay Jefferson its new director of business development. With more than 15 years of business development and marketing strategy experience, Jefferson will work across all business lines and support all office locations and firm leadership in their development and implementation of business opportunities. Sheltair Aviation Expands to BJC Sheltair Aviation announced it entered into a long-term lease agreement with Jefferson County, Colorado, to construct and operate a full service FBO and hangar complex at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC). The agreement marks Sheltair’s first corporate presence west of the Mississippi. Yvonne Bilshausen Joins HNTB Yvonne Bilshausen joined HNTB Corp. as aviation architecture principal and vice president, specializing in strategic planning, client management and growth of the firm’s aviation practice. Bilshausen brings more than two decades of airport consulting experience, including design, planning, program management/construction management, financial planning and oversight, airport business partner management and contracting. Clear Channel Airports Awarded Contract with Portland Jetport Clear Channel Airports was awarded a 10-year contract with Portland International Jetport. The new agreement will upgrade existing media, grow airport revenue and reach highly sought after business and frequent leisure travelers through new advertising solutions. Paradies Lagardère Recognizes Two ACDBE Partners Paradies Lagardère recognized two ACDBE partners during the Airport Minority Advisory Council’s Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference. Gregory E. Torrez of Torrez International, LLC, a partner at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, received the Berta Banta Innovation Award. Mark Wade of Mark II, LLC, a partner at General Mitchell International Airport received the Jethro Pugh Community Initiative Award. SJC Breaks Ground on Interim Gate Facility Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) broke ground on an interim gates facility. Connected to Terminal B on the south end, the budgeted $58 million facility will include five gates with passenger boarding bridges, a sixth gate position to be ground loaded, a 15,000-square-foot, 550-person hold room, and additional concession space. LAWA Appoints Two New Deputy Executive Directors Los Angeles World Airports announced the appointment of two new deputy executive directors. Bernardo Gogna will serve as the deputy executive director – landside access modernization program (LAMP) executive and Michelle D. Schwartz will serve as the deputy executive director – chief of external affairs. Love Field Adds Free Wi-Fi Dallas Love Field launched Wi-Fi for customers. Customers will now have the option of a fixed-speed free Wi-Fi, but can also pay for faster Wi-Fi speeds which is a similar model to many airports across the United States.

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