On Friday, May 5, the I-95 Corridor Coalition group visited Newark Liberty International Airport for an “Aviation Day – Freight Academy” tour. The day began with a welcome speech by the General Manager Diane Papaianni followed by a presentation on Freight Movements by Michael Bednarz. Afterwards the team traveled landside to the FEDEX facility for a demonstration of the sorting and ramp sections.
The team concluded back in Building 1 where everyone departed for the day. The Freight Academy is for qualified applicants selected from government agencies across the country. The Academy is a comprehensive immersion program for public agency personnel, focused on goods movement. The goal of the program is to ensure current and future public-sector decisions and investments are made with an understanding of the comprehensive supply chain. This year there are 38 participants in attendance.