MADISON, WIS. – Rose Agnew has joined Mead & Hunt Inc. as a national practice leader in “aviation operations planning.” She brings more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry where she has focused on new business growth initiatives. Agnew will provide technical leadership to expand Mead & Hunt’s aviation services through her “irregular operations” (IROPS) contingency planning and stakeholder innovation services. For the past five years, Agnew delivered effective IROPS planning services to airports including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Sacramento International Airport.
IROPS are events that disrupt flight schedules and negatively impact the normal flow of passengers through the air transportation system. On February 14, 2012, President Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requiring airports to address IROPS issues by filing emergency contingency plans with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Airports must submit their plans by May 14, 2012 or face penalties up to $27,500 per day. “With approximately 100 airports needing to get a plan in place quickly, Mead & Hunt has the resources to fully address their needs,” said Andy Platz, President of Mead & Hunt. For additional information refer to www.meadhunt.com/IROPS.