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JUN-JUL 2018

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8 airportbusiness June/July 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE LEE'S SUMMIT AIRPORT RUNWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT WINS AWARD The Lee's Summit Airport Runway Improvements project was announced as a Public Works Transportation Project of the Year by the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The $18 million project won in the transportation category for projects more than $5 million but less than $25 million. GAINESVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES BEAMER Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) announced May 23, a new addition to its family: an explosives detection K-9 named Beamer. Beamer and Berger, GNV's Security Coordinator and K-9 Handler are certified in the detection of Homemade and Large Explosives. In addition, Beamer received her certification from the American Detection Canine Association. Beamer was named for Todd Beamer, who led a takeover by passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth plane to go down in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in Shanksville, Penn. SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS TERMINAL 2 PARKING PLAZA Swinerton announced the grand opening of the new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at San Diego International Airport. The Parking Plaza is designed to provide a convenient traveler experience, with vehicle circulation and guidance systems that will direct customers to the nearest available open space. KEN WIEGAND JOINS BA GROUP The Business Aviation Group announced that Kenneth F. Wiegand, A.A.E., principal of Business Airport Consulting LLC, is now providing airport consulting services to BA Group clients. Wiegand's airport management career began in 1985, where he enjoyed a 10-year term as the airport manager and executive director of the Winchester Regional Airport Authority in Winchester, Virginia. JIM PANGBURN JOINS RS&H RS&H's Aviation Practice has hired Jim Pangburn, PE, PSP, as its security and technology solutions leader. Pangburn will lead the practice's security and low voltage/special systems efforts within the Aviation Buildings Service Group, ALASKA AIRLINES ANNOUNCES OFFICE EXPANSION NEAR SEA-TAC Alaska Airlines unveiled plans to construct a 128,000-square-foot building near Sea-Tac Airport that will provide a modern office space for its growing workforce. The new building will be across the street from Alaska's Corporate Headquarters and adjacent to its Flight Training Center, providing office space for approximately 600 Alaska employees. DENVER PARKING PROJECT WINS IPI AWARD Denver International Airport's 61st and Pena Station parking facility was honored with the International Parking Institute's Best Design/Implementation of a Surface Parking Lot award. The airport partnered with Panasonic and Xcel Energy to provide to examine how a battery system can help integration of renewable energy. MILLION AIR OPENS NEW HANGAR AT WESTCHESTER AIRPORT Million Air celebrated the opening of its new hangar at its corporate aviation complex at Westchester County Airport. The two-story hangar features 28-foot height doors capable of housing a Gulfstream 650, which is Gulfstream's largest business jet. FRAPORT USA'S WINGS PROGRAM LIFTS OFF Fraport USA announces the launch of Welcome Initiative for Nurturing Great Service (WINGS), a customer service recognition program designed to inspire best practices, boost freedom of engagement and foster a culture of rewarding outstanding customer experiences at the North American airports it serves. Retail and food and beverage operators in the concessions programs managed by Fraport USA in Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) will participate in WINGS. ROEL HUININK NAMED CEO OF JFK AIRPORT'S TERMINAL 4 Roel Huinink has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of JFKIAT – the company which manages Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Huinink will replace Gert-Jan de Graaff, who has served as president and CEO since 2014, set to assume the role of chief executive officer of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) in Australia. Huinink will start at JFK I AT on Aug. 1. Huinink will oversee day-to-day operations at Terminal 4.

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