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president - global sales. "This new service is a game-changer
for Delta's ability to offer competitive and comprehensive
access to the city, which is one of the world's most important
business markets. It's a win for our customers, giving them
much quicker access to the city center, and it complements
our overall strategy of growth across the Pacific."

LYH Airport Director
Announces Retirement
Lynchburg Regional A ir port
Director Mark F. Cour tney,
A.A.E. announced his retirement
effective Nov. 1. Courtney began
his position at LYH on March 1,
1999 following nearly eight years
at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional
Airport (ROA) where he held the
position of director of planning
and market development before becoming the airport's
deputy director. He previously served as the manager of
marketing and communications for Cleveland Hopkins
International Airport (CLE).
Courtney is responsible for managing all functions of the
region's primary commercial service airport, with direct
oversight of airport planning and construction, operations
and maintenance, finance and administration, marketing,
air service development and public relations. As part of
his responsibilities,Courtney oversees an operation budget
of $2.8 million and multi-year capital project program of
approximately $21 million involving extensive federal and
state entitlement and discretionary grant funds.
"It certainly has been a dynamic and rewarding experience
leading Lynchburg Regional Airport over the last 20 years
and I will miss the many friends I have made throughout
the aviation community," Courtney said. "I appreciate
the numerous opportunities I have had to serve the city
of Lynchburg as airport director and want to thank the
Lynchburg Regional Airport Commission for its longtime
support and counsel over the years. I especially want to
express how proud I am of all my airport team members for
their professionalism and dedication to making LYH one
of the finest small commercial service airports country."

John Wayne Airport and Make-A-Wish Orange
County and the Inland Empire Introduce First
'Wish Lounge' in a North American Airport
John Wayne Airport and Make-A-Wish Orange County
and the Inland Empire unveiled the f irst-ever North
American airport children's "Wish Lounge." The Wish
Lounge is a children's play area with child-sized tables and
chairs where kids can enjoy coloring activities, reading
books, playing games and taking photos at a selfie-station
equipped with photo props and a giant teddy bear.
"This very special addition to John Wayne Airport

represents a wonderful
partnership between
the County of Orange,
John Wayne Airport
and Ma ke-A-Wish
Orange County and
the Inland Empire,"
said Orange County
Board of Supervisors
Vice Chair Michelle
Steel. "Make-A-Wish Foundation creates life-changing
wishes for children with critical illnesses. This Wish Lounge
will not only be open to those precious children but to all
children traveling through John Wayne Airport."

Sheltair Aviation will Break Ground for Its Blue
Ribbon FBO Service at Colorado's BJC
Sheltair Aviation broke ground on its full-service FBO at
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) Aug. 15,
providing the region with a 21 acre, $20 million dollar
complex that includes a new terminal, hangar and buildto-suit office space opportunities.
When completed in 2020, the new facility will mark
Sheltair's first FBO presence west of the Mississippi.
Jefferson County Manager Don Davis stated, "Our
local aviation community expressed a strong desire for an
expansion of available aeronautical services and I believe
Sheltair's arrival at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
will provide that expansion through high quality services.
We are excited to welcome the Sheltair team to Jefferson
County and know they will make RMMA the regional
airport of choice."
The construction milestone ref lects Phase One of Sheltair's
development plans at BJC with a new 10,000 square foot
FBO facility featuring 10 acres of aircraft parking apron,
parking for up to 120 vehicles, a covered aircraft canopy
that can accommodate large cabin class aircraft and "Blue
Ribbon" pilot and guest amenities. About 20 employees are
expected to staff the Sheltair facility.
When completed Sheltair's Hangar "A" will provide
a total of 35,000 square foot hangar (5,000 square feet is
"build to suit" office space) and ensures the general aviation
community has the infrastructure to serve a vital and
growing market that includes nearby Denver, Boulder and
the surrounding front range area.

New Flight School at Flint Bishop Hopes to Help
a Nationwide Shortage for Pilots
Flint Bishop Airport announced the opening of a new
business and f light school. Crosswinds Aviation is the


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
On the Wild Side
Change for Good
Cover Story: Economy Inflight
Williston Takes Flight
Enhance Airport and Airline Relations
FBOs and OEMs: Strange Bedfellows
Airport Guru
Solid Answers for Successful Airports
Product Focus
Animal Control on the Runway
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Airport Business - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - Industry Update
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Airport Business - On the Wild Side
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Airport Business - Change for Good
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Airport Business - Cover Story: Economy Inflight
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Airport Business - Williston Takes Flight
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Airport Business - FBOs and OEMs: Strange Bedfellows
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Airport Business - Airport Guru
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Airport Business - Solid Answers for Successful Airports
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Airport Business - Product Focus
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