Memphis International Airport Notes

October/November 2006

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TSA Announces Refinements To Security Measures - agency adjusts liquid ban. Aviation Threat Level remains high.

Security measures remain temporarily heightened on all flights. Passengers are advised to visit the Transportation Security Administration ( Web site for more information on security measures and restricted items.



New TSA Equipment

Memphis International Airport is undergoing one of its largest ever security upgrades. Security checkpoints are being redesigned and refurbished during the next few months with some of the most advanced security technologies in the country. Baggage screening operations will also have new advanced technologies installed which will greatly enhance security capabilities. All of this will result in a safer, more secure, less invasive and more expedited experience for passengers… more »


CT-80 Explosive Detection System


New Cargo Central Reflects Memphis International's Position as Cargo Leader

Memphis International is the world's busiest airport. In order to continue its position as the cargo leader, new facilities are being built at the Airport. One of the biggest of these facilities is Cargo Central.

This on-airport facility will provide quick access via the new taxiway "P" and is designed to Group VI standards (the largest aircraft group). It also will feature direct access to off-airport roadway systems… more »

Cargo Central


New Inbound Roadway Work Begun

A new roadway project is underway to improve Memphis International's roadway and parking. A new inbound roadway with five lanes will be located to the west of the current two-lane system. This roadway will eliminate the traffic signal and intersection on the current route making the trip to the terminal more convenient for immediate dropping-off and picking-up of passengers… more »



Authority Is Cited Again For Financial Reporting Excellence

Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) has again conferred a Certificate of Achievement upon Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority for its Excellence in Financial Reporting in its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

This Certificate was given for the 2005 CAFR prepared by the Authority's Finance Division. This is the 17th consecutive year MSCAA has received this award… more »



Get Ready to Jet Set into the Spring

Winter might not have started yet but it is not too early to start planning for that end of winter/early spring vacation. Northwest Airlines will offer seasonal service between Memphis and two locations in Mexico - Cancun and Cozumel. This seasonal flight will provide customers with easy access to two popular vacation spots during the peak winter season… more »



Fancy a trim before take-off?

For many people finding the time during the busy day to get a hair cut is difficult. It can be even more challenging for business travelers who spend large amounts of time on airplanes or in airports. Now travelers can get the style they need for their next business meeting at the Airport Barber Shop.

Marcus O. Hobson, Director of Memphis Academy of Barbering is the new Concessionaire of the Airport Barber Shop. Hopson is a Master Barber / Instructor with more than 20 years experience… more »



International Civil Air Patrol Cadets Visit Memphis International

Memphis International Airport hosted a group of International Air Cadets visiting Tennessee as part of an exchange program with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.

The cadets from the United Kingdom and Canada were escorted by Montille Warren, Lt. Col., CAP, Tennessee Director of Cadet Programs from Savannah, Tenn… more »



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