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FEB-MAR 2018

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8 airportbusiness February/March 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE GARY/CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NAMES DUANE HAYDEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The GYY Authority Board voted unanimously Jan. 19, to hire air- port operations and safety leader Col. Duane Hayden as the air- port's next executive director. For more than two decades, Col. Hayden has worked in the aviation industry and built a reputation as an experienced broad-based aviation manager and safety expert. "The airport today is very different than what it was just four years ago. Our infrastructure, service capabilities and marketability have improved exponentially and the recent and significant investments from the private sector underscore the excitement around the airport's future," said GYY Authority Board Chairman Stephen Mays. "Col. Hayden's significant experi - ence in airport operations and safety are exactly what we need to continue moving the airport forward, and we are thrilled to have him step into this new role." SZCZESNIAK NAMED MANAGER OF TED STEVENS ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Jim Szczesniak was named man- ager of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Szczesniak has a BS in avia- tion management from Southern Illinois University and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago. He is a certified professional pilot and aviation mechanic. Szczesniak has more than 20 years of super- visory and management experience, starting at O'Hare and Midway International Airports in Chicago where he served as airport opera- tions supervisor, director of aviation planning and deputy commissioner of aviation. In these positions he was responsible for daily airfield management, air service development, oversight of the airport system's $5 billion capital improve- ment program and the development of a new $200 million air cargo complex. NORRIS LANGLEY NAMED DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR NAPLES AIRPORT AUTHORITY Norris Langley has joined the Naples Airport Authority as director of finance and adminis- tration. Langley is responsible for financial operations at the Naples Airport Authority. Previously director of finance at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Langley also served as chief financial officer of Duke University Press. He has more than two decades of experience in finance and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University-Commerce. KENNETH CARLEY AS DIRECTOR OF THE MCKINNEY NATIONAL AIRPORT Kenneth Carley was named director of the McKinney National Airport. Carley brings more than 25 years of aviation management experience to the role. Since 2016, he has worked as the assistant director of aviation and operations for the Metropolitan Airport Authority which operates the Quad City International Airport in Rock Island County, Illinois. Prior to his time in Illinois, Carley was the director of the Ohio University Airport in Athens, Ohio for 12 years. Carley received his Bachelor of Science degree in aviation from Ohio State University and Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio University. LAWA AUTHORIZES $336M DESIGN- BUILD CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCT TERMINAL CORES FOR LAX'S AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) authorized the award of a $336.5 million contract to design and build three terminal cores as part of Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The terminal cores consist of new and upgraded facilities that will be built in key loca- tions around the terminal area to provide stair- cases, escalators, elevators and walkways that will connect Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) terminals with the new Automated People Mover (APM). The five-year design-build (DB) contract was awarded to Austin Commercial, LP., of Dallas, Texas. The project, called "Terminal Cores and Automated People Mover Interface Project at Los Angeles International Airport," (Terminal Cores), will build new structures at designated terminal locations to facili- tate the movement of guests between the terminals and three APM stations that will be built. These new structures will also provide space that can be used for offices, bag- gage claims, restrooms, airport lounges, or other airport uses, as determined by LAWA and its partners. PORT AUTHORITY OF NY AND NJ ORDERS 66 HIGH SPEED RUNWAY SWEEPERS Overaasen AS was awarded a contract for 54 – RS400 High Speed Runway Sweepers by the Port Authority of NY and NJ in June 2017. After a very rigorous RFQ and evaluation process the Port Authority of NY amd NJ gave the order to Overaasen. In addition to the 54 unit order, the Port Authority issued a contract for 12 more units on Nov. 15, for JFK. The RS400 units will be delivered to JFK International, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and Teterboro Airports. The new units consist of 27 foot multi-sectional plows, Mercedes Benz 4x4 cab over trucks and the Overaasen High Speed Runway Sweeper. SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS 8.9 MEGAWATT SOLAR FACILITY Sacramento International Airport officials opened a new solar facility which is expected to provide more

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