The Indianapolis Airport Authority is seeking a Project Manager II who will be responsible for providing the professional planning architecture, engineering, support and construction services that business needs demand. This is a mid-level professional and management position responsible for implementing projects chosen to meet the business needs of the functional and business unit managers of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) owns, develops, and operates six airports in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, including the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
The Indianapolis Airport Authority is seeking a Project Manager III who will be responsible for providing for the professional planning architecture, engineering, support and construction services that business needs demand. This is an advanced professional and management position responsible for implementing projects chosen to meet the business needs of the functional and business unit managers of Indianapolis Airport Authority. The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) owns, develops, and operates six airports in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, including the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission is seeking an Airport Director for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY). This position is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Airport and shall be responsible for the safe condition and efficient operation of the airport to include aircraft operations, airfield maintenance, administration of lessee activities, and the administrative actions associated with these general areas of responsibility.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Executive Director for the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI). The Executive Director has direct operational and administrative responsibility for supporting and achieving growth and economic sustainability of the airport. This will include recruitment and improvement of sustainable air service development, negotiating and administering leases and contracts with airport tenants, promoting and marketing the use of the airport, financial forecasting and revenue enhancement as well as identifying land use opportunities.
Mead & Hunt, Inc., a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced civil engineer to join our aviation team. Responsibilities include designing and leading aviation engineering projects related to military airfields; evaluating and analyzing existing projects; preparing reports, budgets, cost estimates, specifications, plans, schedules, studies, and permits; leading proactive client interactions and communications with military clients; performing QA/QC tasks including leading design reviews; serving as the project manager and mentoring project staff; and serving as the onsite project engineer on construction projects. Travel will be required.
The City of San José’s Aviation Department is seeking a Deputy Director of Planning and Development for the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). This strategic thinker will lead a wide range of professional and paraprofessional team members who perform a variety of multi-discipline airport projects who develop, manage and deliver projects in the Airport Capital Development Program of various and considerable complexities.
Eagle County, Colorado is seeking an Airport Director to represent Eagle County in all aviation matters by providing strategic vision for the airport, developing key relationships in the aviation industry, designing marketing strategies, and directing the overall operation of the Eagle County Airport under the general direction of the County Manager. Oversees terminal, operations, maintenance, compliance, safety and administrative activities for the airport
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“COLUMBUS, Ohio — More flights and record numbers of passengers — if these are the measures of success for an airport CEO, Joe Nardone is wrapping up a stellar first year as head of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport was poised in 2018 to hit 8 million passengers in a year for the first time. That tops 2007, when short-lived Columbus startup Skybus Airlines helped the airport reach 7.7 million passengers, and last year’s second-highest tally of 7.5 million.
In 2019, three sought-after new routes from three major airlines — including one airline new to Columbus, Alaska Airlines — are to launch.
Meanwhile, Rickenbacker Airport enjoyed by far its biggest year in terms of both passengers — thanks to the growing operations of Allegiant Air — and cargo shipments.
Still, Nardone, who came to Columbus from much-larger Detroit Metropolitan Airport, isn’t satisfied.
‘We’re just starting. This is just the beginning,’ Nardone said in a recent interview.
Nardone is especially focused on two things this year: continuing to improve the airport’s bottom line, and getting the larger community on board with increasing air service, especially long-sought international flights.
Both goals might require tough choices. The airport authority recently eliminated 22 jobs — half of them full-time, half part-time. Airport spokeswoman Angie Tabor said seven people were laid off in the process while other positions were reduced through restructuring or not filling vacant positions. Tabor added that, in deciding which positions to keep, the authority placed priority on “front-line positions that contribute directly to our operations and customer experience.”
Keeping costs down is especially important for the airport now for several reasons. The airport authority has long discussed building a new terminal but hasn’t figured out how to pay the likely cost of more than $2 billion. In addition to escalating construction costs, the failure of airports to get an increase in passenger-facility charges (per-ticket fees that airports use to fund capital projects) in the recently passed Federal Aviation Administration bill was a blow.
Carriers have also become increasingly willing to abandon routes that aren’t performing well in favor of more-profitable ones.
This year, Southwest Airlines cut a nonstop flight from Columbus to Oakland, California, that was highly sought after by local government and development officials as a link to Silicon Valley. Nardone said he has gotten an earful from people in the community unhappy about the route cut. Although Nardone, too, dislikes losing a flight, he said it’s up to the community to step up and support air service.
‘People say ‘I was on that flight all the time,’ Nardone said. ‘And I say, ‘Well, not enough people like you were on it.’ Airlines make decisions in their best interest, and airports are there to serve airlines.’
Nardone said 2018 saw the culmination of years of work by the airport authority’s air-service development efforts. In quick succession, flights were announced to Seattle and San Francisco, two long-sought West Coast routes, along with the Western hub of Salt Lake City. John Glenn Airport also welcomed ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines and announced plans for the arrival in March of Alaska Airlines.
The one big goal that has remained elusive is an international flight to a European gateway such as London, Paris or Amsterdam, catering to business travelers. While declining to get specific, Nardone strongly hints that such a flight could have been secured for Columbus had the community been able to come up with several million dollars to provide a fund commonly referred to as a revenue guarantee to an airline for the first two years of service. This setup is designed to protect the airline as it devotes resources to establishing and marketing a flight that’s likely to take months to become profitable.
FAA rules prevent airports themselves from giving money to airlines this way, although they can provide non-cash incentives such as the waiving of landing fees. It typically falls to state or local governments or to business-development organizations to put up the money. The Oakland flight on Southwest was guaranteed by a combined $1.7 million pledged by the city of Columbus and Franklin County (Rose, 2018).”
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“FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Three United States servicemen will spend the holidays with their families, thanks to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA), WANE 15, and an anonymous donor.
FWACAA and WANE 15 asked local military families to submit a short essay highlighting why their serviceman or woman deserved to be brought home for the holidays.
Two members of the military were initially selected from the entries – Gage Phillips and Daniel Hockenberry.
Phillips is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps and is stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of plane ticket prices, Phillips hasn’t been able to come home for quite some time.
His grandfather, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran himself, is currently on dialysis and needs a kidney transplant. He is extremely excited to see Phillips again.
Phillips will arrive at Fort Wayne International Airport on Saturday.
Hockenberry has served in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years. He just finished a deployment in Japan and hasn’t been able to come home in four years.
Hockenberry will land in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, December 26 to ring in the New Year with his mother, who entered him into the contest.
In a special change of plans, a third service member was also added to the list.
After seeing WANE 15 and FWACAA promote the ‘Home for the Holidays’ contest, a viewer decided he wanted to get involved. The anonymous resident donated enough money to bring home an additional serviceman who will fly in ahead of Christmas.
That man is Spencer Myers. Myers is serving in the United States Army and is flying home Thursday morning.
Myers recently proposed to his girlfriend, who is pregnant with their first child together. While he’s in the area, the two of them plan on getting married in a small ceremony.
Myers will then be deployed in January, but he’s not sure where he will be sent, or for how long. That’s one more reason he and his family plan on making the most of his visit.
‘I would like to thank [the donor] for your generosity, to care about my young soldier and all
soldiers who give all they have to protect each and every one of us,” said Kathy Cooper,
grandmother of Spencer Myers. “[My grandson] is able to come home and will be marrying the
love of his life while he is home for Christmas. Saying thank you seems like so little, but it truly
comes from my heart'” (Kuhn, 2018).
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The City of Philadelphia is seeking a Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations & Security who will be responsible for the direction of the Airport Operations and Security departments for both Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE).