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In addition to the new terminal, other projects scheduled for Bush Airport include an improved north terminal roadway, expanded aircraft parking areas, expanded Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facilities, a new Terminal D baggage handling system, a new Terminal C West Parking Garage, and infrastructure and utilities modernization. MBEs and WBEs are expected to participate significantly in these projects as well. In 2016, the recent expansion at Hobby Airport helped it earn a 4-star rating from Skytrax, recognized as a leading global air transport rating organization; making it one of just three airports in the United States to earn a 4-star rating. That recognition came after the completion of a new $156 million concourse, including a state-of-the-art Federal Inspection Facility to accommodate the return of international air service at Hobby Airport for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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Additionally, the airport system is in the final stages of rolling out a $1.6 billion upgrade in contracts to concession operators, in which 39 percent was awarded to ACDBEs, to expand and enhance travelers’ experiences at the airport. A wide variety of

new restaurants and shops—including both recognized national brands as well as an expanded number of local outlets— have been added to both Bush and Hobby. These new concessions will better meet the needs of Houston’s growing and diverse number of travelers. During the contracting process, the OBO worked diligently with prospective ACDBE operators to help develop direct leasing opportunities and sub-tenant relationships with large concession operators, allowing diverse firms and concepts to be represented in the improved concessions program. AMAC also will use the conference event to offer its Project Lift program to educate and mentor students interested in careers in the aviation industry. Each year, AMAC volunteers host students at the annual conference for a full day of presentations and activities designed to introduce them to the wide variety of careers open to diverse students. “The Houston Airport System has a history of supporting future generations of aviation professionals,” Arnold said. “Our Aviation Club is a mentorship program that exposes Houstonarea students to careers in aviation and aerospace. So, supporting Project Lift and its mission to develop educational programs and information designed to substantially increase the nationwide pool of future aviation professionals is a natural partnership.” Registration and schedule information for the 2017 Airport Business Diversity Conference is available on the AMAC website at www.amac-org.com.

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American DBE Magazine - Spring 2017  

American DBE Magazine is a quarterly digital and print publication dedicated to increasing business diversity and inclusion in the transport...

American DBE Magazine - Spring 2017  

American DBE Magazine is a quarterly digital and print publication dedicated to increasing business diversity and inclusion in the transport...