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                                                                                                                    What is the name of the new Aviation Department Director?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   May-June 2004
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                                 Karl Tran-Saltzman has joined the Aviation Department                              redeemable at any restaurant in the KCI terminals.

                                 as a Safety Officer. His role includes assisting in developing
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                                 and administering safety and accident prevention                 1-414-482-1711                     1-800-221-1212                        1-800-225-2525
                                 programs for Department employees. He also conducts                                                 cargo: 1-800-DL-Cargo                 cargo:1-800-692-2746
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                                 employee education and inspects the Department’s
                                 facilities, equipment and work procedures for compliance
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                                 with safety rules and applicable federal, state and              1-800-247-8726
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local legislation. Before coming to the Department, he worked at Chemsyn Science                  cargo: 1-866-Air-chat              1-800-225-5345                        1-800-435-9792
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Laboratory as a senior safety officer. He was also a senior environmental chemist at              1-800-235-9292                     Emery
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the University of Missouri for twelve years. Tran-Saltzman holds a Bachelor of Science            cargo: 1-800-awa-cargo                       1-800-241-6522
in biology from Pacific Lutheran University, a Masters degree from Central Missouri               American                           FedEx                                 cargo: 1-800-UA-Cargo
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State University in industrial hygiene, and has extensive research experience.                                                                  After a nation-wide search lasting over six months, Mark VanLoh has
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                                                                                                            Frontier                              1-800-535-2345           been selected to join the Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD) as
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                                                                                                  1-800-892-3805                         US Airways               Director of Aviation. In his new role at KCAD, he will use his extensive
                                                                                                                                     Kitty Hawk                          professional background and lifelong interest in aviation to further
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                                                                                                                                                                    develop and improve the airports in the Kansas City system.
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The Aviation Department welcomes several new and transferred employees:                           Continental/                       1-800-452-2022                        1-800-428-4322           VanLoh comes to Kansas City from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
                                                                                                  Continental Express                cargo: 1-800-892-6580       
                                                                                                  1-800-523-3273                                                   Authority where he had been President and Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Bovard, Electronics Technician I        Dallas Tanner, Equipment Operator I                                                          US Postal Service
                                                                                                  cargo: 1-800-421-2456                                                    1-800-222-1811           since 2001. The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport offers 27 daily
Kalena Everhart, Airport Police Officer I           Kelly Tucker, Airport Police Officer I                                                
Archie Strutton, Airport Police Officer I           Carol Winn, Bus Operator                                                                                                                        departures and handles over 450,000 passengers annually. While
                                                                                                                                                                            at Chattanooga, he led the development of all vacant properties,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    both on and off airport, to generate additional airport revenue.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prior to his time at Chattanooga, VanLoh was Commissioner of Airports for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1998 to 2001. At Cleveland, he was responsible for a staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                    of 400 employees and an annual budget of $98 million. He oversaw the development and construction of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    United Parcel Service facility and a $1.4 billion overall airport construction program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Before the top position at Cleveland, VanLoh served as Director of Airports for the Toledo-Lucas County
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Port Authority in Toledo, Ohio, for nearly four years. There, he supervised the design of a terminal expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                    project and recruited AirTran Airways as the airport’s first low-cost carrier. He also supervised 60 employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and maintained an $8 million operating budget for one of the fastest growing airports in North America.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    From 1990 to 1994, VanLoh served as Director of Aviation for the Greater Rockford Airport Authority in Rockford,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Illinois, a non-hub general aviation facility. While at Rockford, he recruited a $125 million United Parcel Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Midwest Air Hub and led a land acquisition and noise abatement relocation project.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    VanLoh also worked for Pan American World Airways after college in a variety of positions from 1985-1990 and then
                                                                                                                                                                                                    briefly served as Assistant Airport Manager for the airport in Galveston, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Minnesota State University with a triple major in business management, aviation management and industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                    relations with a minor in economics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The new director is an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives and serves on the
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     Permit No. 924                                                                                                                       P.O. Box 20047                                            Board of Directors for Airports Council International. He is a private pilot and a member of the Aircraft Owners
    Kansas City, MO
                                                                                                                                          601 Brasilia Avenue                                       and Pilots Association. He served in the United States Army from 1978 to 1981 and was stationed in Fort Hood,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Texas, and was subsequently in the United States Army Reserve in Mankato, Minnesota. VanLoh and his wife are
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the parents of two daughters and a son.
Thunder in the Sky Air Show To Be Biggest Event Of Holiday Weekend                                                                                                           Air Service Developments                                           Emergency Airfield                                     KCI Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Receives Fifth
                                         Astonishing aerobatics, spectacular skydiving and fascinating youth activities will once again come together to                     Beginning last month, American Airlines added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lighting Upgraded                                      Perfect Inspection
                                         celebrate the wonder of flight. Thunder in the Sky, the 2004 Kansas City Aviation Expo and Air show, is scheduled                   a third nonstop flight from Kansas City to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two new emergency airfield lighting generators         In May, the Federal Aviation
                                         for July 2-4 at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. It is expected to be the largest event to rumble through the                   New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The flight will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                were recently delivered and installed at               Administration (FAA) performed
                                         Kansas City area over the Independence Day weekend. The show kicks off with a special public night show on                          use the Boeing Super 80 jet with 129 seats.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KCI Airport. In the event of low visibility or         its annual certification inspection
                                         Friday, July 2, featuring pyrotechnic displays and fireworks launched from aircraft. On Saturday and Sunday, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                poor weather conditions, Air Traffic Controllers       of the Kansas City International
                                         event continues with a full schedule of flying acts including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army                     Frontier Airlines has received approval from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will activate the generators — making them             Airport (KCI) operations area.
                                         Golden Knights Parachute Team. Historic, modern-day and concept aircraft will be on display for up-close viewing.                   Department of Transportation to begin non-stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the primary source of electricity instead              All facilities passed with no
                                         The Air Show weekend comes after two weeks of events focusing on aviation education programs for young                              service between Cancun and Kansas City. Pending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the commercial provider for all portions            discrepancies making this the
                                         people. Mid-America Youth Aviation Association, a charitable not-for-profit organization, produces the annual                       approval from the government of Mexico, the once
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of airfield lighting. The switch over to a             fifth year of perfect inspections.
                                         Aviation Expo. Each Aviation Department employee should have received one free general admission ticket                             weekly Saturday flights to Cancun will begin on July 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                generator means that power to the lights
                                         to the show. If the ticket cannot be used, the Department suggests giving it to a co-worker.
                                                                                                                                                                             Midwest Airlines announced extensive air service                   would never be interrupted by events such              Aviators For A Day
                                         For a full schedule of events and complete ticket information, visit                                              additions. The schedule enhancements, most of                      as lightening strikes. Construction of an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Judging from the eager faces and
                                                                                                                                                                             which are effective July 1, increase capacity nine                 enclosure to house the new generators is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       spontaneous giggles, the school-age
Broadway Corridor Work Begins                                                                                                                                                percent system-wide. The Kansas City to New York                   currently underway and should be finished soon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A federal grant funded 75 percent of project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       participants of this year’s “Take Our

                                                                                         Employee Service Awards                                                             La Guardia route increases from 2 to 3 daily
                                                                                                                                                                             roundtrip flights; Kansas City to Reagan Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Children To Work Day” thoroughly
The Aviation Department has started landscaping efforts on the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enjoyed their workday at the
                                                                                 5 Years: Theresa Bealmear, Kathryn Bell, Renville Bell, Shirley Briggs, Margaret Carey,     National service increases from 2 to 3 daily                                                                              Aviation Department. Over 90
west side of the Broadway Corridor. The work area borders
                                                                                 Sam Carter, Michael Cook, Kristin Danner, Charles Forney, Karen Hernandez, Alicia
                                                                                                                                                                             roundtrip flights; and Milwaukee to Kansas City                                                                           children came to KCI Airport in April
Downtown Airport on its east side and reaches from under the                     Holt, Tequita Ingram, Leora Johnson, Robert Kendall, Kenneth Long, Victor McMahan,
                                                                                                                                                                             flights increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights.                                                                     and were treated to a tour, lunch
Broadway Bridge to the north end of the airport. The mile-long                   Monica Miller, Gerald Parker, Angela Persley, William Simpson, Edward Smith, Tara Smith,
                                                                                 Larry Tagg, Bryant Wiley and Wanda Williams.                                                                                                                                                                          and goodie bags. They spent the
stretch of land has received many updates so far including the
                                                                                                                                                                             On July 12, Northwest will launch new daily
painting of the building at 10 Richards Road and landscaping                     10 Years: Karen Campbell, Jo Ann Haney, Willie Jones, Jerry Lackey, Al Lomax, Lavieta Son                                                                                                                             afternoon working with their parents
                                                                                 and James Wine.                                                                             nonstop service from Milwaukee to Kansas City.
added to the traffic circles. Work will progress to the roadside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and chaperones to learn about the
                                                                                                                                                                             Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines will
area where trees, shrubs, wildflowers and native grass will be                   15 Years: Dennis Hodges, Gene Huffmon, David Killough, Jo Lipari and Eugene Sage.                                                                                                                                     airport. Photos taken during the
                                                                                                                                                                             operate the flights with Canadair Regional Jets.
planted. The improvements are part of the Broadway Corridor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lunch are available for viewing on
                                                                                 20 Years: Sandy Komula, Lawrence Paradine, John Shafer, Robert Shields and Joyce Wright.
Enhancement Program that seeks to revitalize the downtown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Department’s computer network.
                                                                                 25 Years: Beckie Ludden and Gregory McNack.
gateway appearance to citizens, employees and visitors.                                                                                                                      TSA and Aviation Industry Help Summer Travelers                                                                           Select “I Drive”, then “ISPUBLIC”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and open the “Take Our Children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       To Work” folder.
                                                                                                                                                                             United States aviation leaders recently unveiled an aggressive national program for secure and convenient
                                         Renovations In The Works At Vanguard Building                                                                                       summer air travel as passenger traffic begins returning to pre-9/11 levels. Officials from the Transportation
                                                                                                                                                                             Security Administration (TSA), airports and major airlines devised a strategy designed to help accommodate an             TSA reminds
                                         Construction began mid-April on what used to be known as the Vanguard building at KCI Airport. Located at                           anticipated 200 million air travelers nationwide between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The                     travelers to:
                                         533 Mexico City Avenue, the renovations are aimed at upgrading the building to make lease space available                           Aviation Partnership Support Plan identifies numerous steps each partner can take to improve the flying experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Prepare before leaving
                                         and attractive to potential tenants. The major components of the construction consist of heating, venting and air                   Tactics include passenger education to improve security techniques at the passenger checkpoint and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for the airport.
                                         conditioning improvements, the installation of a new fire alarm system, and the addition of emergency lighting                      deployment of airport and airline personnel to assist travelers. Officials from this partnership identified passengers’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Pack prohibited items properly.
                                         and exit signs. Furthermore, the west exterior ramp, interior toilet rooms and elevator will be upgraded to meet                    lack of preparedness for the security process as one of the major reasons for back-ups at checkpoints. TSA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Be prepared for screening.
                                         Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The expected finish date for construction is December 2004 .                             reminds travelers to check their web site ( for a complete list of prohibited items and travel tips.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Be flexible.

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