Mon, Sep 05, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives
from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We didn't have a crystal ball, but we'd known the
runways' elevation had to be raised. It made the difference. The
runways stayed dry."
Source: Civil engineer Mario Rodriguez, deputy
director of planning and development for Louis Armstrong
International Airport in New Orleans. Rodriguez was commenting on
the decision made one year ago by airport director Roy Williams to
spend approximately $83 million on runway reconstruction, instead
of on enhancements to the passenger terminal at the airport. That
decision may have helped keep the runways at MSY intact through the
fury of Hurricane Katrina, allowing relief flights to New Orleans
to begin last Friday.
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