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Construction complete on C4 facility
By Faith Nasmyth

Hartsfield-Jackson always is looking for ways to make travel safer, more secure and more efficient. The new Centralized Command and Control Center (C4) will do just that.

The C4 integrates the Airport Operations Center (AOC) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) into one facility. The combination of these functions will mean streamlined responses to incidents reported in and around the Airport.

Early development started in 2002 but was fully redesigned in 2005: new blueprint and new location but same concept. Construction of the C4 facility will be completed this month, and it officially will open for business in April 2010.

Gus Hudson, the Aviation communications manager, and his 20 employees have started training in anticipation of the opening. The team has conducted full-scale emergency exercises in coordination with federal agencies.

Integration of these departments not only will improve incident management but also will provide a single point of response and control.

“The idea is to make one phone call [to report an incident], whether you are an Airport tenant, passenger or employee,” Hudson said.

C4 will increase its operations as the Airport continues to grow. Hudson foresees the inclusion of other Airport departments.

“I expect C4 to expand quickly. It has already expanded its service by 30 percent and may be able to incorporate new services as the facility evolves,” he said.


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