Defibrillators being installed at main terminal In an...


July 31, 2000

Defibrillators being installed at main terminal

In an effort to provide life-saving treatment to people in cardiac arrest, 30 automated defibrillators (ADE) are being installed by tomorrow in the Baltimore-Washington International Airport terminal.

Three others will be in the general aviation facility and two more in the Maryland Aviation Administration offices, 901 Airport Square on Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum.

The defibrillators are laptop-sized devices, used to shock the heart back into its normal rhythm.

"These AEDs will save lives and make BWI airport and Maryland's regional airports much safer places for the millions of passengers who travel through them each year," said Gov. Parris N. Glendening. "We're proud to be one of the first major airports on the East Coast to offer this life-saving equipment."

Arundel schools, airport produce career display

Anne Arundel County schools and BWI airport, in a joint effort to promote education and career opportunities available to young people, have produced a display called "Destination Success."

Behind the Pier C information desk, one side of the display includes photographs of Anne Arundel County school teachers working with students.

The other portrays employees of airlines and other businesses at work providing some of the services offered to travelers at BWI.

Information: Anne Arundel County schools at or BWI at;. the school district, 800-538-8258; the BWI Office of Fair Practices, 410-859-7009.

New hospitality phones placed for travelers

More than 20 new hospitality telephones are being placed throughout BWI terminal to provide travelers with greater access to airport, ground transportation and hotel information free of charge, BWI officials said.

The white phones provide information on access to the Baltimore and Washington areas.

Airport patrons and tenants can use the phones to connect to terminal paging services, flight information, airline and other tenant offices, hotels around BWI, car rental operators, taxi, van and limousine services and the BWI rail station.

Hospitality phones were added to the recently opened 10-gate Pier B extension, built to accommodate Southwest Airlines.

More will be added in the baggage claim areas, Pier D, terminal hallways and the international pier which, with the recent additions of Ghana Airways and Aer Lingus, is now at 100 percent airline capacity.

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