Jul/Aug 2011

TVA Study Shows Jetplex Industrial Park Site is Ready for Data Center

A site located in Huntsville, Alabama, has favorable attributes to attract a data center project according to a recent economic development study sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Designation of the Huntsville Site, which is located on Beadle Lane SW in the Jetplex Industrial Park, is a result of a project conducted by TVA and Chicago-based Deloitte Consulting. Criteria for selecting the sites include accessibility, strong telecommunications infrastructure, and the availability of reliable electric power. View the entire article.

Panalpina offers Value-Added Logistics Services at Huntsville hub

Huntsville, Alabama, the heart of Panalpina’s own controlled air freight network in the US has been flanked by a logistics powerhouse with the opening of a new facility for Value-Added Logistics Services. The facility, named Huntsville Logistics Center (HLC), is strategically located next to the Panalpina Huntsville hub. HLC provides complete kitting and parts assembly for some of the world’s largest well-known high-tech manufacturers. In addition, the fully equipped 40,000-square-foot facility offers temperature controlled storage areas for Panalpina customers in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. View the entire article.

Baggage Claim Phase One Opens

The first phase of the new baggage claim project opened June 13. Passengers were greeted with expanded rental car offices, the Huntsville tourism and attractions community mural, new tourism & information booth, two jumbotrons, and other numerous amenities that will enhance the passenger experience at Huntsville International Airport. While passengers operate within the first phase of the project, phase two is ongoing, demolition of the existing bag claim has begun and construction to tie in the terminal building to the new structure. View the entire article.

Passenger Advisory: Terminal Front, Parking Impacted by Construction

During phase two of baggage claim, passengers and motorists traveling along the terminal front will notice some major car traffic changes and passenger traffic flow. Traffic has been reconfigured while an overhead bridge is built, which will connect the ongoing baggage claim expansion to the completed parking deck addition. In addition, a number of the 10-minute parking spaces along the terminal front have been captured to make room for construction, leaving a limited number of spaces. Due to these temporary changes, the Airport Authority is offering 30 minutes of free parking in the deck. Motorists are encouraged to meet arriving passengers on the ground level of the parking deck for ease of pick-up and exit, thereby avoiding the terminal front construction zone all together. We also ask that you please use caution when traveling through the construction zone. Passengers moving from the terminal building to the baggage claim area will now exit out of the terminal through a temporary tunnel to baggage claim. We continue to give careful consideration during the construction planning process as to the best ways to minimize the impact to passengers. We ask for your patience during this transitional period, and we look forward to unveiling the new baggage claim in its entirety during the summer of 2012.

Industrial Access Road Set to Open in August

The Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority’s Industrial Road Access Project is close to completion. This new loop road will provide access to the International Diesel Big Bore facility on I-565 immediately east of the airport interchange, as well as help to enhance traffic flow at the interchange of James Record Road and Glenn Hearn Boulevard. The project consists of a three-lane industrial access road and will connect to a modified intersection at Glenn Hearn Boulevard and James Record Road to minimize ground-level crossing traffic. Once completed, in August, we encourage all east bound traffic traveling towards Wall Triana to use the new loop road, which will be the first exit off of I-565 - Exit 7, which is Glenn Hearn Blvd. Airport outbound motorists as well as east bound James Record motorists will be required to proceed north on Glenn Hearn toward the 1-565 interchange and will take the loop road ramp in order to continue east bound on James Record Road to Wall Triana. For all motorists utilizing James Record Road to access the Airport or James Record Road west, it is encouraged to use the loop road off Laracy Drive. Construction of the James Record and Glenn Hearn Blvd. construction is scheduled to begin sometime in August which will permanently change the traffic flow east and west bound on James Record road by requiring the use of the new industrial access loop road.

“Fly BWI & DC is Free” AirTran still Flying

Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is excited to offer the “Fly BWI & DC is Free” promotion! This campaign, which was initially implemented last fall with tremendous success, is designed to show travelers how easy it is to fly low-cost carrier AirTran Airways from Huntsville to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) for trips to DC. The campaign offers AirTran BWI-bound passengers with free Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train tickets valid toward travel from BWI to DC’s Union Station. Offer good while supplies last. Click here for complete rules.