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Hartsfield-Jackson sells bonds

Hartsfield-Jackson has completed the bond sale that will finance the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, which is scheduled to be complete in spring 2012.

The Airport completed the sale in November for its senior-lien general airport revenue bonds (GARBs) series 2010A and airport passenger facility charge and subordinate-lien general revenue bonds (PFC hybrid bonds) series 2010B, for a combined par value of $587.8 million. The all-in true interest cost was 4.698 percent for the 2010A GARBs and 3.800 percent for the 2010B PFC hybrid bonds.

Coca-Cola Freestyle machine debuts at Airport

True to its Atlanta roots, Hartsfield-Jackson on November 19 became the first airport in the world to install the hometown company’s new Coca-Cola Freestyle machine.

The revolutionary machine offers more than 100 brands (with and without calories), including some that never have been sold in the United States. In addition to sodas, there are varieties of water, juices, teas and other drinks.

The first of the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, which are self-serve and operate with touch screens, opened at Famous Famiglia at gate T6, and four other machines will be installed by the end of the year.

Coca-Cola Freestyle machine

A Delta Air Lines employee makes his selection from the types of Hi-C available in the new Coca-Cola Freestyle machine at Famous Famiglia.

Miller speaks to air cargo group

Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Louis Miller addressed members of the Atlanta Air Cargo Association (AACA) at its monthly luncheon meeting on November 16.

After sharing some information about his background at airports in Salt Lake City and Tampa, Miller told the group that he is committed to expanding air cargo at Hartsfield-Jackson and described renovations under way at the north and south cargo facilities.

General Manager Louis Miller

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller addresses the Atlanta Air Cargo Association.

Jones receives prestigious award

Warren Jones, Hartsfield-Jackson Aviation development manager, has been named Supply Chain Professional of the Year for 2010 by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement was made November 15 at the fifth annual Supply Chain Forum, hosted by the Supply Chain Leadership Council in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Atlanta Roundtable.

Jones, who has been working at Hartsfield-Jackson since 2004, was instrumental in Atlanta’s winning the bid to host The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in 2012. Hartsfield-Jackson has been selected by Air Cargo Week as Airport of the Year for the last two years.

Warren Jones

Warren Jones, Aviation development manager, was named Supply Chain Professional of the Year for 2010 on November 15.

New leadership for airport police

Maj. E. Renee Propes, who had been commander of the Atlanta Police Department (APD) Airport Section, has been promoted to deputy chief of the APD Community Services Division.

Taking over the top post at Hartsfield-Jackson is Maj. Wayne Whitmire, who joins the Airport from Zone 1, where he served as assistant zone commander. He plans to expand on Propes’ focus of balancing customer service interaction with security.

Capt. Randell Robinson is assistant commander; he served in that same capacity in Zone 2.

Maj. Wayne Whitmire

Maj. Wayne Whitmire has become commander of the Atlanta Police Department Airport Section.

Interim CFO named to replace Castillo

Roosevelt Council Jr. has been appointed to serve as interim chief financial officer at Hartsfield-Jackson, replacing Milton Castillo, who will leave in January to become the senior vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer at the University of Arizona.

Council, who most recently was the interim CFO for the City of Atlanta under Mayor Kasim Reed, began his duties on November 29 and is responsible for all accounting, budgeting and financial planning. He also has served as the CFO for the Georgia Technology Authority and as the budget and fiscal policy chief for the City of Atlanta.

Roosevelt Council Jr.

Roosevelt Council Jr. has been appointed to serve as interim chief financial officer for Hartsfield-Jackson.

Millers honored for community work

Hartsfield-Jackson Aviation General Manager Louis Miller and his wife, Cyndy, were honored by the Salvation Army Tampa Area Command for their community service work at the organization’s 17th annual Tree of Lights Breakfast in Tampa, Fla., on November 18.

In awarding the couple its 2010 Helen A. Davis Spirit of Humanity Award, the organization called the Millers “two of our community’s most generous servants.” The event program noted that “because of them, more hungry mouths have been fed; homeless men, women and children have been given hope; and thousands of local children living in households of poverty have experienced a merry Christmas.”

Miller had served as executive director and CEO of Tampa International Airport from 1996 to April 2010. Cyndy Miller is finishing her term as director of Tampa’s Growth Management and Development Services and will join her husband in Atlanta next year.

Louis and Cyndy Miller

Louis and Cyndy Miller were honored by the Salvation Army Tampa Area Command for their community service work.

Airport spreads holiday cheer to youngsters

Hartsfield-Jackson helped local children get excited about the holidays at its 14th annual Holidays at Hartsfield-Jackson event at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum on November 30.

First-graders from Bethune Elementary School were entertained by a clown and a magician, had their class photos taken with Santa Claus, and received gift bags with school supplies and goodies donated by Airport concessionaires.

Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Louis Miller and Scarlet Pressley-Brown, director of external affairs and community relations for Delta Air Lines and vice president of the Delta Foundation, spoke to the students, teachers and parents in attendance.

Holidays at Hartsfield-Jackson

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller addresses students from Bethune Elementary School during the 14th annual Holidays at Hartsfield-Jackson event on November 30.


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