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Prospective concessionaires tour sites

More than 350 prospective concessionaires on April 6 toured the concourses and the international terminal to see the locations of concessions included in the new requests for proposals (RFPs).

Morning tours involved locations throughout the main terminal, with separate tours focusing on retail and on food and beverage locations. Airport employees explained what types of concessions would go into the available spaces and which locations were grouped together into packages for contracts.

In the afternoon, groups got to see the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, as guides explained what the building would look like when it’s finished and where the concessions would be located.

Prospective concessionaires see a newsstand on Concourse E.

A group of prospective concessionaires gets a look at a newsstand on Concourse E that is part of an RFP package.

Concessionaires tour sites at the international terminal.

Prospective concessionaires tour sites at the international terminal.

Concrete pumper truck prepared for departure

A Putzmeister M70 concrete pumper truck began its much-publicized journey to Japan at Hartsfield-Jackson, where it was loaded onto a massive Antonov AN-124 cargo transport aircraft on April 8 for a morning departure on April 9.
Airport, company and media representatives gathered near the south cargo facility to watch the AN-124’s arrival, the assembly of a special ramp designed for getting the Putzmeister vehicle aboard the aircraft, and the loading of the concrete pumper truck.

The Putzmeister M70 concrete pumper truck, which is the largest of its kind in the world, will be used to help stabilize the damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan. The 190,000-pound pump can be controlled remotely to distribute 210 cubic yards of concrete per hour.

The Putzmeister concrete pumper truck is loaded onto the AN-124 cargo transport aircraft via a specially created ramp.

The Putzmeister concrete pumper truck is loaded onto the AN-124 cargo transport aircraft via a specially created ramp.

Terreri chosen for AAAE advisory group

Jason Terreri, Aviation property specialist at Hartsfield-Jackson, has been invited by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) to be a part of the AAAE Next-Generation Leaders project.

The AAAE describes the project as “a small group of young, rising airport management professionals [who will] provide feedback, insight and guidance on how AAAE can best help serve [young airport professionals’] career aspirations.”

Terreri will be one of about a dozen group members who will participate in teleconferences, webinars and other discussions about the classes and professional development opportunities that the AAAE offers. The goal is to ensure that these learning opportunities will benefit tomorrow’s leaders in aviation.

Jason Terreri

Jason Terreri will help the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) determine how best to serve young airport professionals.

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