By Staff Writers
Assistant GM speaks to Henry County chamber
Assistant General Manager Robert Kennedy spoke to a joint meeting of the
“As the crow flies, from our courthouse to the southernmost runway, Hartsfield-Jackson is less than 15 miles from Henry County,” Chamber President Kay Pippin said. “That proximity to the world’s busiest airport is one reason Henry County has become one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.”
Planning director offers peek into future
Hartsfield-Jackson Planning Director Michael Cheyne provided a glimpse of what the Airport might look like in 2030 during a presentation for the Rotary Club of Peachtree City on July 30. Cheyne emphasized the importance of collaboration in the planning process.
“Collaboration with all stakeholders is the key to exploring innovative and cost-effective ideas that focus on local and connecting passenger experiences while accommodating the Airport’s 2030 demand,” Cheyne said.
Hartsfield-Jackson’s Interfaith Chapel held a dedication Mass service on
The Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Atlanta, served as the celebrant of the Mass and conducted the chapel dedication and blessing of service, said Airport Chaplain Chester Cook.
The service was the first official Catholic Mass in the new location. The next scheduled service is for the Salvation Army on September 25 at 11 a.m.
Hartsfield-Jackson sets world record for operations
Hartsfield-Jackson officials announced on August 13 that the Airport in July set a new world record for monthly flight operations. According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data, Hartsfield-Jackson handled 88,408 flight operations between July 1 and 31.
The Airport also set a new single-day record with 3,125 flight operations on July 13, making it the busiest day ever at Hartsfield-Jackson.
The new record is for takeoffs and landings of all classes of aircraft at Hartsfield-Jackson. This includes general aviation, commercial passenger and cargo aircraft. July is typically the busiest month of the year for flight operations, but the Airport’s previous world record of 88,205 was set in August 2007.
Steel beams go up on international terminal
Hartsfield-Jackson achieved an important milestone in the construction of the international terminal on August 18. Construction crews began erecting the first structural steel that will support the roof of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. Within an hour of starting at 8 a.m., construction workers had six fabricated steel beams hoisted and secured to the concrete floor of the international terminal’s departures level. To see the latest construction video of the project, go to www.youtube.com/atlantahartsfield#play/uploads/0/R90mrjqS63c.
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