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Assistant GM speaks to Henry County chamber

Assistant General Manager Robert Kennedy spoke to a joint meeting of the
Henry County Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Government Affairs
committees on August 14. He updated the group on the Airport’s recent
awards, the ongoing concessions expansion program and the status of the
Airport’s latest capital improvement programs: the rental car center and the
Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.

“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.”

HJAIA and Henry County Officials Meet

Henry County Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee Chairman Keith Seiler (from left), Chamber Chairman Andy Welch, Chamber President Kay Pippin and Hartsfield-Jackson Assistant General Manager for Operations, Maintenance and Security Robert Kennedy pose for a photo on August 14.

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.

Peachtree City Rotary Club Meeting

Joining for a photo at the Rotary Club of Peachtree City meeting are Charlie Nelson, Rotary member (from left); John Kennedy, senior public relations manager at Hartsfield-Jackson; Michael Cheyne, planning director at Hartsfield-Jackson; Dr. M.A. “Doc” Jaleel, president of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City; Myrna White, director of public affairs at Hartsfield-Jackson; Mike Simpson,
Rotary member; and Mike Nelson, Rotary member.

Archbishop leads first Mass at chapel

Hartsfield-Jackson’s Interfaith Chapel held a dedication Mass service on
August 10 at its new location on the third floor of the Atrium. More than 50 people attended the service to celebrate the new chapel and 28 years of ministry to Airport passengers and the community.

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.

Chaplain Chester Cook with Archbishop  Rev. Wilton D. Gregory

Chaplain Chester Cook (right) poses with the
Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Atlanta.

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.

Steel beams go up on international terminal

Steel beams that will support the roof of the
international terminal were put in place in mid-August.


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