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Port of Huntsville Gives Back

The Port of Huntsville values opportunities to give back to the community and FY15 presented employees with several occasions.

  • Liz Hurley Run
    A team of approximately 12 POH employees ran in the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K and raised money for breast cancer awareness.

  • Manna House
    Volunteer opportunity at which POH employees served meals and distributed food to those in need.

  • Christmas Charities Year Round
    Families in need benefited from more than 150 boxes of food assembled during the holiday season by POH employees.

  • Mercury Rising Chili Festival
    Employees at the POH raised funds for Leadership Huntsville and entered a team into the competition. Our team placed third in the cook-off.

  • United Way
    POH employee contributions and fund-raising for the annual United Way Campaign totalled $14,121 for FY15.

  • POH Customer Service Awards Recognition
    Board, staff and POH employees celebrated outstanding service at the annual Customer Service Awards Breakfast.

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Chairman/Executive Director Letter

Even as the 2015 fiscal year concluded for the Port of Huntsville, our collective efforts continue to be focused on quality of service for those who utilize our various facilities, interact with our staff and tenants, or reside within our industrial park. Every aspect of our operation strives to reflect a world-class image while enhancing the level of customer experience at the Port of Huntsville.

This annual report highlights the many accomplishments achieved in FY15, providing much to celebrate and recognize through Huntsville International Airport, the International Intermodal Center and Jetplex Industrial Park.

You will observe technology advancement; infrastructure investments such as the group VI runway improvements; coordinated programs to improve airfare pricing and baggage delivery times – resulting in a baggage delivery time that is almost 2 minutes under our goal. As well, safety is always at the top of our list with our 18th year of no infractions during our annual FAA certification inspection. We are excited about the special civic recognition received as an outstanding gateway to our community, and the award-winning beautification endeavors. In addition, we are extremely proud of the spirit of our employees who are giving back to others, in many different ways, in order to make a positive difference in our community.

Ongoing strategic initiatives have resulted in existing tenants choosing to become permanent residents of our industrial park, while continued national recognition as the 16th largest air cargo airport in the United States assures the Port of Huntsville a place among the elite in the global logistics market place.

We go forward mindful of our responsibilities and with the desire to further the mission of the Port of Huntsville: to provide quality multi-modal transportation services to a diverse regional customer base and to stimulate the economic growth and development of the Tennessee Valley Region.

Thank you for the continued support as we strive to serve this great region.

Mark McDaniel

Richard Tucker
Executive Director

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FY15 Tenant List

Huntsville International Airport & International Intermodal Center

Jetplex Industrial Park


• American Airlines
• Delta Air Lines
• United Express


• Signature Flight Support
• ATA (Advanced Technical Avionics)
• Huntsville Aviation


• Atlas Air
• Cargolux
• CEVA Logistics Charter Services
• Delta Air Cargo
• Federal Express
• Panalpina
• United Parcel Services


• Caldwell Transportation
• Integrated Airlines
• Piedmont
• Total Airport Services


• Avis
• Budget
• Dollar/Thrifty
• Enterprise
• Hertz
• National/Alamo


• Air Host
• Elite Travel
• The Grille
• Huntsville/Madison County Convention
   & Visitors Bureau
• The Paradies Shop


• Federal Aviation Administration
• Transportation Security Administration
• U.S. Customs & Border Protection
• U.S. Department of Agriculture


• Huntsville Foreign Trade Zone #83


• Expeditors International
• Page & Jones
• Panalpina


• Senator Richard Shelby District Office
• Sheraton Four Points Hotel
• Sunset Landing Golf Course
• Executive Connection
• Huntleigh Skycap

• ADEPT Technologies
• Airport Distribution Center
- Perez Services
• Kennametal Firth Sterling (ATI Firth Sterling)
• Barksdale Dental Lab
• The Boeing Company
• Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.
• CDI Electronics
• CDS-John Blue Company
• Futaba Corp. of America
• Graham & Company of Huntsville, LLC
- Business Interiors
- Champion Windows
- Cinram
- Cope Plastics
- Cosmi Finance LLC (Value Soft)
- FMS Aerospace
- G&K Services
- International Truck and Engine
- Kohler
- Palco
- Southern Star Express (Team Worldwide)
- Toner USA, LLC
- UFP Technologies, Inc.
• Industrial Properties of the South
- Alabama Industrial Development
Training (AIDT)
- Graham Medical Clinic
- JRM Technologies
- Raytheon
- Synapse
- The Boeing Company
- WestWind, Inc.
- Yulista Management Services
• JIT Services
• Evans Delivery Company
• Hdk America, Inc.
• Integrated Sales & Marketing
• Jetplex Distribution Services
- Aldridge Industries
- Armstrong Relocation Co.
- MJLM Engineering & Technical Svcs
- Multitronics VMI, LLC
- Tec Masters
- Omni Packaging
- BOSH Global
- Northrop Grumman
• Jetplex Tradeport
- XPO Logistics (Jacobson Warehouse)
- Trane Supply
• LG Electronics Alabama, Inc.
• Morris South
• Navistar Big Bore Diesels, LLC
• Parfums de Coeur, Ltd.
• SAIA Motor Freight
• Science Engineering Services Inc.
• T.H. Marine
• TRIAD Properties
- Arrowsight, Inc.
• Turner Universal Construction
• Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products/CPVC Division
• Universal Lighting Technologies
• Woodmont Park
- Yulista Management Services

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Board of Directors

Pictured from left to right: BG (Ret.) Dallas W. Fanning – Secretary/Treasurer; Carl J. Gessler, Jr., M.D. – Member; Betty D. Fletcher – Vice Secretary; Mark McDaniel – Chairman; William H. Johnston, Jr. – Vice Chairman

Board of Directors
Executive Staff

Executive Staff

Pictured from left to right: Mitch Bradley (retired) – Director, International Intermodal Center; Barbie Peek – Director, Business Development; Paul S. Kelly, Jr., CPA (deceased) – Director, Finance and Administration; Brooks Kracke – Director, Jetplex Industrial Park; Kevin Vandeberg, AAE – Director, Operations; Richard Tucker – Executive Director; Stan Hogan – Director, Capital Improvements; Luther H. Roberts, Jr., AAE, CMA – Deputy Director

Madison County Commission

Pictured from left to right: Back row – Commissioner Steve Haraway; Commissioner Eddie Sisk; Commissioner Phil Vandiver; Commissioner Phil Riddick. Front row: Commissioner Roger Jones; Chairman Dale W. Strong; Commissioner Robert C. (Bob) Harrison.

Madison County Commission
Huntsville City Council

Huntsville City Council

Pictured left to right: Mark Russell, Mayor Tommy Battle, Dr. Jennie Robinson, Bill Kling, Richard Showers, and Will Culver

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Panalpina Expands Network from HSV to Brazil

As of March 3, 2015, Panalpina will not only operate scheduled charter flights from Hong Kong to Huntsville, but also from Huntsville to São Paulo. The extended service is part of a renewed long-term agreement between Panalpina and Atlas Air. It offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the US and a record transit time of less than 40 hours from Hong Kong to São Paulo. Two flights per week will initially operate with dedicated scheduled charters using Atlas Air 747-400. The direct service from Huntsville to São Paulo, called Brazil Wings, was specifically designed for customers in the Midwest and Southeastern United States.

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Delta Recognized for Customer Service

Delta was recognized for outstanding customer service in the following areas in FY15:

  • Exceeding all voluntary customer service goals for 12 consecutive months.

  • Being the first airline to exceed all voluntary customer service benchmarks.

  • Achieving 100% participation in the voluntary airport customer service program.

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Glass Jet Bridges

HSV contracted with Johnson Contractors for 100% glass jet bridges, which upon completion will make Huntsville International Airport the first in the United States to have 100% glass jet bridges at all gates.

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Accolades and Recognition

  • HSV ranks as No. 16 in the nation for international air cargo.

  • This marked our 18th year with no infractions during FAA certification inspection.

  • City of Huntsville Beautification Award recipients for Glenn Hearn Entrance, International Intermodal Center Entrance and Signature Flight Support.

  • AUSA presented Port of Huntsville with Ten Years of Continuous Outstanding Chapter Corporate Membership.

  • Achieved a Baggage Delivery Time of 13 minutes 7 seconds, almost two minutes under our goal.

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HSV Responds to Record Breaking Inclement Weather

On February 25 & 26 the team at HSV responded to one of the highest accumulations of snow in a 24-hour period in airport history and succeeded in keeping the airport open for operations. This weather event was so extreme for this part of the country that it both verified and authenticated the need for additional winter weather supplies. HMCAA began work to request a grant for this equipment and supplies in order to be even better prepared for continued operations in inclement weather events like this in the future.

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American Airlines Fare Sale

Huntsville International Airport and American Airlines partnered to offer reduced fares for advance ticket purchases to six nonstop destinations. Trips had to be booked between January-July 2015 and at least 14 to 21 days before the flight depending on destination. Trips had to be completed by July 31, 2015, and include a Saturday-night stay. This is a continued step towards addressing our community’s air service needs and reducing the number of passengers driving out of our area to other neighboring airports for their flights.

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TSA PreCheck

Huntsville International Airport hosted a mobile enrollment center for the TSA Pre✓™ program. The enrollment event began Monday, May 4, and was initially planned to last one week. Due to overwhelming response from customers, the event was extended for several additional weeks and didn’t end until the week of May 22 with a total of 1,557 new enrollments. Talks are currently underway to expand enrollment opportunities for our customers even further.

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Dream Chaser® Study Announcement

On June 15 at the Paris Air Show, a coalition of community leadership – including the City of Huntsville, Madison County, City of Madison, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Teledyne-Brown Engineering, the State of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority – announced plans to initiate a series of preliminary studies to assess the feasibility of landing Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® spacecraft at Huntsville International Airport. If preliminary assessments are successful and the FAA issues a re-entry license, the Huntsville International Airport would be the first commercial service airport to acquire the permission and ability to accommodate Dream Chaser spacecraft landings whether on missions to the ISS, or other destinations in low-Earth orbit.

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East Runway Reopens

After a 9-month, $16.579 million improvement project, Huntsville International Airport (HSV) reopened our east runway along with adjacent taxiways on January 13, 2015. The project was done in order to meet the requirements set for Panalpina’s 747-8 freighters, which are classified as a Group VI aircraft. This project was made possible when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $15,750,741 in discretionary funds to HSV for improvements to its east runway in September 2013. This is the largest grant HSV has ever received.