Program to highlight women's contributions to aviation...

BWI Digest

March 13, 2000

Program to highlight women's contributions to aviation history

A program looking at the groundbreaking achievements of women in aviation, "Women in Flight: the Pioneers," is scheduled this month at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The lecture, at 11 a.m. March 23 in the airport's observation gallery, will feature Doris L. Rich, whose books detail the adventures of exceptional women who shared a passion for flying, including Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman.

The program, which commemorates Women's History Month, is part of a continuing series of programs during BWI's 50th anniversary. Presented by the Maryland Aviation Administration, the lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required: 410-859-7229.

Airport will begin work on cargo complex this month

To meet the needs of Maryland businesses, BWI is building the Midfield Cargo Complex, south of its main runway, with exclusive roadway access to Interstate 97.

Work on the first 60,000-square- foot building is to begin this month, and site work and utilities for the 358,800-square-foot complex are to be completed this spring.

"The Midfield Cargo Complex will enhance BWI's ability to provide businesses with a global distribution center that is as accommodating and convenient as any on the East Coast," said Maryland Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari.

The complex will offer warehouse and office space for all-cargo air carriers operating at BWI. The facility will be able to accommodate 13 B747-400 aircraft positions with direct ramp access and vehicle parking. AFCO Cargo BWI II LLC, a private developer, is building the first warehouse.

Chamber of Commerce visits traveler business centers

Maryland Chamber of Commerce members recently toured BWI's two centers for business travelers to learn what the airport offers in business services and amenities.

The terminal's business center has computer work stations, conference rooms, telephones, fax machines and copy machines. Chamber members also assembled in the Friendship Center there, a lounge and meeting room with television, telephones, bathrooms and cash bar.

The Friendship Center is available for $10 a person from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

To make reservations for the business center: 410-859-5997. To reserve the Friendship Center: 410-684-3052.

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