Houston Airports Partnerships April 2016

HAS Community & Business Relations promotes and educates the community regarding the Houston Airport System (HAS) and its economic importance to the region. 

April 5, 2016

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Houston Airport System recently supported the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC). The 23rd Annual Luncheon & Business Expo was held March 24 and featured remarks from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Attendees were the first to see the chamber's new brand and participate in world-class networking opportunities with some of Houston’s most influential business owners and leaders. Members of the Emerging Leaders Institute, a group of young professionals who receive professional development from the chamber, were also honored.

Houston Airports Hosts Tour of Bush Intercontinental Airport for City Council Members

Houston City Council Members recently visited the airport for a first-hand look at various projects and enhancements underway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen, Council Member Dave Martin, Council Member Karla Cisneros, and Council Member Jack Christie were in attendance, as well as representatives from the offices of: Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis and Council Members Brenda Stardig, Steve Le, and David Robinson. The tour provided overviews of runway and taxi operations, terminal ramp operations, fuel storage and delivery systems, airfield construction, terminal development and construction, cargo operations (domestic & international), U.S. Customs and USDA facilities and the cold storage facility.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport Receives Air Cargo World Certificate of Excellence Award

IAH received the Air Cargo World Certificate of Excellence Award for achieving second place in the Air Cargo Excellence Awards organized by Air Cargo World magazine. The awards are based on a survey completed by the airlines to evaluate airports performance in 2015 in the following categories:

  • Performance: Fulfills promises and contractual agreements; dependable, prompt and courteous customer service; allied services, ground handling, trucking, etc.                                                          
  • Value: competitive rates; rates commensurate with service level required; value-added
  • Facilities: Apron, warehousing, perishables center; access to highways and other modes 
  • Regulatory Operations: Customs, Security, FTZ 

For more details, please click on the link: http://aircargoworld.com/ace-awards-2016-top-airports/3/

Leadership Lake Houston Business & Economic Development Class

Leadership Lake Houston is a program designed to grow and dvelop community leaders in the Lake Houston Area. Cargo Manager Luis Aviles recently led a session for almost 30 participants of the class to address the economic impact of Bush Intercontinental Airport, specifically in the areas of commercial and industrial cargo. 

Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Leadership Summit and Industry Day on Capitol Hill

The purpose of AMAC’s Leadership Summit is to continue an open dialogue between AMAC members and lawmakers on important issues affecting the Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Programs and the airport industry. HAS Chief Municipal and Community Affairs Officer Rhonda Arnold who serves as AMAC’s SW Regional Director led the delegation who spoke with the offices of United States Senator Patrick Toomey (PA) and United States Senator John Cornyn (TX). The AMAC Industry Day brings together leaders in the airport industry including airport officials, airport commissioners, corporate representatives and small business owners. During the conference, attendees visited with a wide array of Congressional, Administration (DOT/FAA/SBA/TSA) and private sector leaders regarding programs and policies with direct implications for AMAC members.   

Aviation Club Gives Tour of Hobby Airport to Aldine ISD Students 

Airport Superintendent Andre Garner led a tour of Hobby Airport for Aldine ISD students. The group visited the Million Air FBO, ARFF, the Southwest Airlines Hangar, and even had the opportunity to tour a Southwest Plane which was undergoing routine maintenance. The Aviation Club strives to connect children and young adults interested in STEM/Aviation careers with the foremost professionals in the industry.