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Baer named principal, global aviation planning leader at Arup

Australia-based engineering and consulting firm Arup said that former NY airports manager Susan Baer has joined the firm as a principal and global aviation planning leader.

Based in Arup´s New York office, Baer will be responsible for leading Arup´s efforts in aviation planning and management consulting for existing and new clients.

A 37-year veteran of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, Susan Baer was the first person in agency history to manage all of the major Port Authority airports. She was appointed general manager of LaGuardia Airport in 1994, general manager of New Jersey Airports (Newark and Teterboro) in June 1998, and general manager of Kennedy Airport in 2007.

She was named deputy director/chief operating officer of the aviation department in 2008 and became director of aviation in September 2009, managing a five airport system that TODAY handles 110m passengers.

Baer serves on the board of Vaughn College of Aeronautics, the Newark Museum and the Wings Club. In addition, she was one of only three airport representatives among the 19 members of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee created by US Transportation secretary Ray LaHood, and was a member of the NextGen Advisory Committee one of just two airport operators on this advisory panel to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Arup´s aviation experience includes projects at JFK International Airport; Los Angeles International Airport; Raleigh-Durham International Airport; Toronto Pearson International Airport; London Heathrow Airport, Saudi Arabia´s King Abdulaziz International Airport, and Beijing Capital International Airport, amongst others.

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