(August 17, 2017) For a job that requires parsing through budgets, organizing finances and providing guidance on annual expenses, there’s no better guy on the task than Antonio Hardeman. The Tampa International Airport Budget Manager loves crunching numbers, matching practices with policies, creating Excel spreadsheets and studying how a budget flows through an organization.
(August 16, 2017) If there’s ever a TPA Master Plan trivia night, there’s one person you will want to make sure is on your team – and she doesn’t even work at Tampa International Airport.
Ashley Durand, a Lutz resident and systems analyst at Moffitt Cancer Center, is one of the Master Plan’s most diligent students, bringing an insider-level knowledge of all things related to the Airport’s historic expansion.
(August 3, 2017) In Rion Russell’s office on the 2nd floor of the Long Term Parking Garage, there are no family photos, no mementos, no signs of what a passionate Kansas City Royals fan he is. The Hertz Rent-A-Car General Manager is not used to putting down roots and personalizing his office, having moved through six airports around the U.S. in the 13 years he’s worked for Hertz.
(August 3, 2017) Tampa International Airport’s second class of summer interns completed their intense six-week program today. The three area high school juniors were selected through a competitive process to participate in the airport management course developed by the Tampa Bay Regional Aeronautics Academy.
(August 3, 2017) Many of Tampa International Airport’s newly enhanced services and amenities are readily apparent and pleasing to the eye, but there is one recent upgrade that, hopefully, you may never see. TPA recently installed the latest technology in automated external defibrillators, or AED machines.
Beginning Sept. 1, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority will be enforcing new height restrictions regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, near Tampa International, Peter O. Knight, Tampa Executive and Plant City airports to ensure aircraft safety. The new runway protection zone will include areas that restrict drone use from zero to 200 feet for recreational users.
Drone operators, residents living near the airports and others interested in the restrictions may access an interactive map at: www.tampaairport.com/UAS.
(July 20, 2017) Tampa International Airport on Monday welcomed 12 train cars designed for its new 1.4-mile automated people mover system dubbed SkyConnect.
All 12 cars, as well as a maintenance vehicle, were placed onto the guideway by crane on Tuesday and Wednesday.
(July 19, 2017) As Amy Flack was looking forward to beginning her job at Tampa International Airport in 2014, an acquaintance who already worked at the airport told her: “Don’t worry about lunch on your first day. I’ll treat you.”
Amy ended up dining on turkey and stuffing with gravy, beans and pumpkin pie with hundreds of other Aviation Authority employees at the annual service awards luncheon.
Frontier Airlines will launch new low-fare service between Tampa and 11 new cities starting this fall. Frontier will celebrate the new service with fares as low as $44* at flyfrontier.com.
(July 5, 2017) Chris Giokas steps out onto the guideway to Airside E, surveying everything around him, eyes peeled for anything out of order.
“Like this,” he says, gesturing to a screw protruding from a temporary railing. “That’s a potential safety issue. It’s my job to see things like this and get them addressed before they become a bigger problem.”