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DeCosta talks safety and security at China conference
By John McCullough

Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Ben DeCosta exchanged ideas about airport best practices with nearly 300 aviation colleagues from around the world at the U.S.-China Aviation Symposium in Beijing April 7-9.

Sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the symposium featured discussions of partnership strategies in airport development, air traffic management, environmental issues and airport security.

"International sessions like this symposium are more than just opportunities to share with colleagues around the globe the stories of our successes at Hartsfield-Jackson," DeCosta said. "It's also a valuable opportunity for me to learn best practices from my peers and other leaders in the aviation sector."

DeCosta delivered a presentation on safety and security at large airports. The presentation focused on Hartsfield-Jackson's expertise in safely and securely accommodating the 250,000 travelers who, on any given day, pass through the Atlanta Airport.

As part of the symposium, DeCosta joined airport leaders from Washington state, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and New York in signing an agreement to share environmental best practices with aviation peers in China. Hartsfield-Jackson is actively engaged in environmental initiatives, including a water conservation program, recycling efforts and an award-winning approach to reducing dump truck emissions during construction of the fifth runway.

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