TSA PreCheck program begins
Hartsfield-Jackson is one of four airports selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct a 60-day test of its new trusted traveler pilot program, TSA PreCheck.
Travelers who opt into the pilot program and are deemed eligible are directed to a dedicated lane at the south security checkpoint and may receive expedited screening. The program launched October 4 in Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami.
A sign informs TSA PreCheck program participants that they do not need to remove their shoes to go through the expedited screening lane.
Airport hosts students for Latino Heritage Month
In honor of Latino Heritage Month, Hartsfield-Jackson hosted an Airport tour and luncheon on October 6 for 40 students from North Clayton and Forest Park high schools.
Aviation General Manager Louis Miller and other panelists addressed the students during the program, which also included a tour of the Atlantic Southeast Airlines hangar and the announcement of winners of an essay-writing contest.
Posing for a photo at the event are Juan Carlos Liscano (from left); Jeanette Sosa, third-place winner in the essay contest; James Sarvis, vice president of field operations in airport customer service with Delta Air Lines; Alex Chavez, second-place winner; Leslie Chavez, first-place winner; Aviation General Manager Louis Miller; Rocio Del Milagro Woody; Cheryl Santiago; and Carlos E. Perez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency SOIC Atlanta Plant Inspection Station.
Senior staff share insights at career day
Three Hartsfield-Jackson leaders — Assistant General Manager for Planning and Development Jim Drinkard; interim Assistant General Manager for Operations, Maintenance and Security Richard L. Duncan; and Assistant General Manager/Chief Financial Officer Roosevelt Council Jr. — participated in Mundy’s Mill High School’s annual career day program on October 12.
The group spent the morning visiting classrooms and talking to about 150 students about traditional and nontraditional careers in aviation. They discussed the importance of setting goals, shared personal stories about their professional experiences and emphasized the benefits of a good education.
Richard Duncan (from left), Jim Drinkard and Roosevelt Council speak with students about the importance of an education and goals.
Airport holds Taxi Appreciation Day
The Airport’s Ground Transportation unit on October 27 hosted the second Taxi Appreciation Day, an on-site barbecue to thank more than 300 drivers for their commitment to Hartsfield-Jackson and its customers.
A representative from Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin’s office, Interim Deputy Aviation General Manager Balram Bheodari and Interim Assistant General Manager for Operations, Maintenance and Security Richard L. Duncan met with drivers and thanked them for their support.
Winston Cooper, Ground Transportation manager, wrapped up the event by drawing winners for door prizes, including Visa gift cards valued at $25, $50, $75 and $100.
Winston Cooper (center) draws names of raffle winners.
A shot of prevention
Flu season is here again, and Hartsfield-Jackson and the AeroClinic are accommodating busy passengers by offering influenza vaccinations for $40 until January.
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