Jan/Feb 2012

Construction Update: Baggage Claim Renovation & Expansion

HSV International Airport terminal baggage claim renovation & expansion progress

Construction of the new $26 million baggage claim renovation and expansion project is running smoothly, according to Stan Hogan, director of capital improvements, Huntsville International Airport.  View the entire article.


Cargolux's First  B747-8 Lands at HSV International Airport

Cargolux B747-8 Lands Here

Cargolux’s first Boeing-747-8 commercial flight into the U.S., landed at Huntsville International Airport (HSV) on Monday, November 21. This aircraft offers significant benefits in terms of increased payload, reduced fuel burn as well as noise and emissions reductions. Cargolux is the launch customer of the B747-8.

“We are excited to see the B747-8 serve Huntsville International Airport. Cargolux has been a part of our airport for 20 years and this represents their commitment to provide world-class service not only to Huntsville, but the entire world,” stated Rick Tucker, executive director, Huntsville International Airport. View the entire article.


Largest number of Air Cargo Flights in November at IIC

Atlas Air Cargo plane lands at HSV International Airport

According to International Intermodal Center Director Mitch Bradley, the center had a record 134 cargo flights for November. This total includes domestic, international and international charter air cargo activity for the month. View the entire article.  


Four Points by Sheraton wraps up final stages in Hotel Remodel

Four Points by Sheraton Grand Salon remodeled in contemporary style
          Sheraton Grand Salon shows off new contemporary design

The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel located at the Huntsville International Airport terminal is weeks away from completing a $4.5 million renovation.  The project included a new, sleek, contemporary design for all 146 guestrooms, six thousand square feet of meeting space, and The Grille Restaurant.  Final completion is expected January 30, just in time to accept reservations for the Sheraton’s Valentine special. Call the hotel at 256-776-9661 for more details or reservations.  


NAVISTAR growth in the Tennessee Valley

Navistar International Corporation logo

Navistar International Corporation agreed to lease the National Alabama railcar plant in Colbert County in the fall and took possession of the facility on January 1. Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), the state’s pension system, owns the plant. The company also retained the existing operations and the workforce of about 120 people.  Navistar has not released its plans for the railcar plant facility at this time.

The expansion of Navistar in the Tennessee Valley allows the company to take advantage of its current presence in the Port of Huntsville Jetplex Industrial Park.  The company has two engine plants that opened in 2002 and 2008, and currently employs 400 people. The RSA and the Huntsville/Madison County Airport Authority were instrumental in recruiting Navistar to Huntsville. The success of those operations led Navistar back to North Alabama with this new venture. View the entire article.


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Travel Tip of the Month: Acceptable Identification at Security Checkpoint

Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains the following: name, date of birth, gender, expiration date, and a tamper-resistant feature in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight. Passengers who do not or cannot present an acceptable ID will have to provide information to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Officer performing travel document checking duties in order to verify their identity. Passengers who are cleared through this process may be subject to additional screening. Passengers whose identity cannot be verified by TSA may not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint or onto an airplane. Click here to view a list of acceptable documents.