The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA), a department of Salt Lake City Corporation is seeking to identify an Aviation executive to join the organization as Executive Director pursuant to Maureen Riley's retirement. Under general administrative direction of the Mayor, the Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all functions and activities of airports operated by Salt Lake City Department of Airports, including administration and development of airport properties, facilities and services. He/She represents Salt Lake City Department of Airports in all airport aviation related matters, promotes development and effective/efficient use of airport facilities. Salt Lake City International Airport served more than 23 million passengers in 2016 and has been ranked as the 25th busiest airport in North America and the 85th busiest in the world.
COMPANY BACKGROUND Overview The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA), a department of Salt Lake City Corporation, operates three airport assets:
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) in Salt Lake City;
South Valley Regional in West Jordan, Utah. SLCDA is currently providing fueling, ground handling, aircraft storage, and ground power unit services at the airport while a third-party maintenance provider, Advantage Aviation, and a flight school, Randon Aviation, also serve the general aviation community at the field.
Tooele Valley Airport in Erda, Utah.
Salt Lake International Airport served more than 23 million passengers in 2016 and has been ranked as the 25th busiest airport in North America and the 85th busiest in the world.
There are approximately 330 scheduled, commercial departures from SLC each day, serving approximately 90 cities with non-stop flights. There were 311,857 operations (take-offs and landings) in 2015 including commercial air traffic, cargo, general aviation and military activity and the airport has a strong on-time performance record.
SLC is a major economic engine in the region, contributing close to $2 billion to Utah’s Gross Domestic Product.
Additional Statistics for SLC in 2016 are provided in Appendix A.
Salt Lake City International Airport is located about 15 minutes from the Salt Palace Convention Center and downtown hotels. Light rail, TRAX, serves Salt Lake City International Airport.
Ten major ski resorts are within an hour's drive of Salt Lake City International Airport and there is convenient access from the airport to five national and 42 state parks. The airport is a gateway to 100 golf courses statewide, 24 in Salt Lake County and 26 more within an hour’s drive, including the world famous Alpine courses in the nearby Wasatch Mountains.
Salt Lake City International Airport is the recipient of many international awards for excellence in snow and ice removal.
Additional background on the Department and SLC such as the Airport Guide, The New SLC brochure and two newsletters are available at the following links:
Seven airlines and their affiliates operate upward of 320 flights daily to more than 90 non-stop destinations from SLC. International non-stop service is provided to Canada, France, Mexico, London and The Netherlands with Delta Air Lines offering non-stop service from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Toronto.
Passenger enplanements by individual carrier, in 2016, are provided in Appendix B.
SLC is a major connecting hub for Delta Air Lines, which operates about 70 percent of the flights to the airport. The second largest airline at the airport is Southwest Airlines.
Airport Facilities & Assets Salt Lake City International Airport is located five miles northwest of downtown Salt Lake City. The airfield consists of three air carrier runways and a general aviation runway:
Runway 16L/34R - 12,003 feet
Runway 16R/34L - 12,000 feet
Runway 17/35 - 9,596 feet
Runway 14/32 - 4,900 feet
The airport features two terminals, five concourses (A-E) and 71 aircraft gates. Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines and KLM operate from Terminal Two. All other airlines serving Salt Lake City use Terminal One. In addition to scheduled international service, the International Terminal is used by chartered flights and houses U.S. Customs. A short-term parking terrace sits adjacent to the terminals. Rental car companies are located on the lower level of the parking garage. Long-term parking is located south and west of the terminal buildings and is serviced by shuttle buses. The shuttles run every five minutes and are free. General aviation facilities, including fixed base operators, are located on the east side of the airfield. All cargo companies are located on the north end of the airport campus. Delta Air Lines operates a reservations center headquartered at the airport. Support facilities include two fire stations, an aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) training center. Additionally, Delta Air Lines and SkyWest Airlines maintenance hangars and a United States Post Office.
Budget and Enterprise Fund
An enterprise fund of Salt Lake City Corporation, the Department of Airports is a self-sustaining organization requiring no funding from property taxes, general funds of local governments or special district taxes. Capital requirements are met from earned surpluses, revenue bonds, passenger facility charges and Federal Aviation Administration grants under the Airport Improvement Program.
The SLCDA generates annual revenues of approximately $156 million, with approximately $63 million generated from airline fees and about $93 million from non-airline sources.
Details on the department budget are provided in Appendix C.
Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment Program
The SLCDA has embarked on a capital improvement program commonly known as the
Airport Redevelopment Program (previously referred as the Terminal Redevelopment Program), which currently is expected to span 10 years and cost approximately $3.1 billion.
The capital program is currently constructing new facilities, rehabilitating certain structures, as well as constructing improved roadways and associated infrastructure for the airport. The project includes the following key elements:
Concourse space doubles;
75 aircraft gates;
Separate arrival & departing;
Passenger pick-up on level 1;
Passenger drop-off on level 2;
Five-level parking garage with 3,600 parking spaces;
New two-level rental car customer service building;
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