Memphis International Airport Notes

August/September 2006

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Heightened Security Measures
for Travelers

Security measures have been 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.

» Liquids are now banned from carry-on luggage.



Northwest Adds New, More Comfortable A330 Aircraft to its Fleet in Memphis

In October, Northwest will be replacing its older DC-10 aircraft with the new ultra-modern A330 on the route from Memphis to Amsterdam. This is the first regularly scheduled A330 aircraft to fly from Memphis International Airport. The A330 will provide greater capacity, greater dependability, more advanced technology, a 30 percent reduction in operating costs, a 30 percent reduction in fuel costs and more customer benefits than the DC-10.

The new in-flight entertainment system (IFE) on the A330 uses the latest in on-board technology, yet is refreshingly simple to operate. It's completely automated based on data input by the Purser at the beginning of the flight and raises the bar in on-board entertainment for our customers… more »


Northwest Airlines A330


Memphis International Airport Adopt a School Program

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority employees are preparing for the take-off of the 2006-2007 school year with their adopted schools Oakhaven Elementary, Middle and High School.

The MSCAA will hold its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 30 at the Links at Galloway. Anyone connected with the Airport, whether an employee or a vendor is eligible to participate. The entry fee is $85 per player. Anyone interested in playing needs to call 901-922-8789 by September 15.

Proceeds from the golf tournament along with donations from the MSCAA's generous employees through payroll deduction provide students at the Oakhaven Schools with higher learning scholarships, fund educational math and reading programs, and assist with special school projects and needed supplies… more »


Airport's Perimeter Has Increased Surveillance

Memphis International has installed an intrusion detection system along its perimeter fence to increase protection against outside security threats. The system uses intelligent video software integrated with closed circuit TV to determine the threat level posed by people or vehicles circulating around the airport.

If a vehicle is traveling the wrong way or an unknown or unauthorized person enters a restricted zone, the system will alert the Airport's Police and Communications force via phone, pager or a remote console. After alerted, appropriate personnel can respond while others view the scene from existing cameras that monitor and video the premises… more »

Memphis International Airport Security


Memphis International Airport Becomes a September Pin-up

Memphis International Airport's main lobby is the photo feature for the month of September in Holophane Lighting Company's 2006 Calendar.

The airport recently completed the replacement of 1960's era lighting fixtures in the Airport's ticket lobbies with new fixtures that update the appearance of the lobby and improve the working environment.

According to the Airport's electrical supervisor, Ginnie Myers, the lighting levels in the ticket lobbies have increased from between 5 – 9 foot candles to 25 foot candles with the new fixtures. This brings the light levels in the ticket lobbies up to those consistent to current standards for public transportation facilities… more »

This photo of the Airport's new lighting was Holophane Company's September calendar feature. The new lighting provides higher and more uniform illumination while producing notable energy savings.


Two International Icons Arrive in Memphis

On Friday, June 30 the Airport welcomed Air Force One and the Japanese Prime Minister's 747 aircraft to Memphis. President Bush and Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi were in Memphis to visit Graceland.


Travelers Can Get Their Groove On At Sun Studio Café and Rhythms Café

Travelers can relax and listen to live music at both Sun Studio Café and Rhythms Café as they wait for their flights.

Guitarist and vocalist David Brookings will be performing at Sun Studio Café every Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Located in terminal B, Sun Studio Café offers a uniquely Memphis atmosphere with music paraphernalia lining the walls and a music-themed menu. Fun menu trivia about Sun Studio and its many famous recording artists adds to the ambiance of the restaurant… more »

David Brookings

David Brookings
Performing at Sun Studio Café every Wednesday through Friday,
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.


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