FAA Office of Civil Rights honors TPA for its disadvantaged business programs

(July 19, 2018) Citing outstanding outreach efforts and high woman- and minority-owned business participation in concessions and construction, the Federal Aviation Authority presented Tampa International Airport with the 2018 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Award. Elita McMillon, TPA Director of Ethics, Diversity and Administration, accepted the award on July 18 at the 2018 FAA National Civil Rights Training Conference in Arlington, Va.

ACI World names TPA as the only North American airport in Roll of Excellence

(July 17, 2018) This week, Airports Council International World, a global aviation trade association representing the world’s airport authorities, named Tampa International Airport as the only North American airport inducted into the 2018 ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence. TPA Aerial - May 2018

Employee Spotlight - Bruce Sather

(July 18, 2018) It was a high school course in Anoka, Minnesota, that sparked what would be a lifelong interest in aviation for Bruce Sather. That high school class on aviation and growing up near a General Aviation Airport where his Dad’s friend would take him for plane rides propelled him to study Airport Management at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, one of the top aviation schools in the country. Bruce Sather

Airport Board of Adjustments

The Aviation Authority Board will constitute the Airport Board of Adjustments (ABOA) and may establish rules of procedure or other processes to assit the ABOA in carrying out its obligations which include the appointment of a Hearing Officer or Hearing Master to receive and analyze the submission of evidence and to provide a report to the ABOA.

Requests that exceed height requirements under Sections 3.05 and 3.06 of the Height Zoning Regulations or FAA Regulations 14CFR §77.17 and/or 77.19 must seek a height zoning permit and variance from the Airport Board of Adjustments.

Employee Spotlight - Ryan Van Kirk, Sarasota Avionics

(July 3, 2018) In the morning, Ryan Van Kirk wakes up, gets dressed, grabs a cup of coffee and gets ready for his 75-mile commute from Venice to Tampa. Ryan Van Kirk

It takes about 20 minutes, tops. He hops in his plane, enjoys the beautiful view over the Gulf Coast and lands just steps from his office in a hangar at Peter O. Knight Airport.

PSTA launches first Pinellas County express bus service to Tampa International Airport

(June 27, 2018) Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority officials, transit advocates and Airport leaders gathered at Tampa International Airport Rental Car Center on June 25 to celebrate the launch of the area’s first bus service from Pinellas County to the Airport. PSTA bus

PSTA’s 300X Airport Express, which started in early June, takes riders from a free Park N Ride lot in Largo at 8780 Ulmerton Rd. to the Rental Car Center’s SkyConnect station at TPA.

Norwegian Air to launch nonstop service to London Gatwick from TPA

(June 26, 2018) Norwegian Air will launch two-times weekly nonstop flights to London’s Gatwick Airport from Tampa International Airport beginning in October, bringing a new carrier to Tampa and adding another option for reaching Europe from the Tampa Bay region. Norwegian 787-900

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