Airport World Issue 1 2013 - Page 20

AIRPORT REPORT: DALLAS/FORT WORTH Tall story DFW CEO, Jeff Fegan, talks to Benet Wilson about the airport’s $2.3 billion capital improvement programme, retirement and his legacy after nearly 20 years in the hot seat. A viation will literally lose one its biggest personalities on September 1 when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s CEO, Jeff Fegan – who stands an imposing 6ft 3” tall – retires after clocking up close to 30 years at the Texas gateway. He joined DFW as chief planner in December 1984 and was promoted to assistant director before taking up the role of CEO in February 1994, so Fegan has effectively been the face of the airport and its driving force for a generation. His successor will undoubtedly have big shoes to fill (size 12s, actually), although Fegan modestly plays down his achievements, pointing out tha BFW&R27FV6F&RFRBDerB2&BF&wVRvFFB2Der27W'&VFǒFR6V6BV"bG26WfVזV"C"2&ƖFW&֖&VWvB&fVVB&w&E$B2&r&F2f"FRgWGW&RFVVB7V62FR&FbFR''BFBBFV6FVBF7F'BFR&V7BvVFRU2V6גv27F&V6W76rB&FW"FgVBFR''B6VVBF&RVvFF2f"WrW6Rw&VVVBvFG2&ƖW26fVv&WfV2FBFR''BFVBFR&V7BBFRw&VVVBFvWFW"BFR66RF&VfFR'VFw2FBvW&R7BCV'2B( vRFBFVvRvW&RW&FrCזV"B'VFw2vFCזV"BFV6wFV6RVW&wVff6V7&vvvR77FV2&r7G'V7GW&W2B6V7W&G6V6G2( RF֗G26FRB&r7G'V7GW&W2&VƖVBVfǒ7F'2RFG2rBFff7VBf"76VvW'26''rBbVvvvR( W"&&BbF&V7F'2FV6FVBFBFW&Rv2BvFr2g&FV"BFRV&Ɩ>( 2W'7V7FfRWfW'Rv26&W76VBvFFRv&FRFW&֖BFBFWfVBvR6VBFFRFW"FW&֖2FFR6RVƗG( 62fVv( W"&vvW7B6VvRv2Fv&vFW"FVB&ƖW2Fv&F&VvFR&VfFw&VVVB( fVv&WfV2FB7BsRbFRE$'VFvWB2&Vr7VB&VBFR66VW2g&7G'V7GW&R7V626ƖrBVFr77FV2BVV7G&677FV2BV&rR26V6FBWBFBFR&ƖW2R7W'BE$FrFB( 7G&r'FW'6( 2'FB2DerBG2&ƖR7W7FW'2&R( ƖF2FvWFW.( ( FW&V6v6VBFRVVBf"&fVVG2( &V&2fVv( 2vRVvFFVBvRBWBזV"f6VFW"FRW6Rw&VVVBFW6rvW&RFR67G2B&WfVVRvVB&RBFW&VƖWfVBBv2vBfW7FVB( BR26fFVBFBFRFW6vbFR''BBG2FW&֖2vV7W&RFR֖VbF7'WFF&ƖW2BW&2&R'FFǒg&vRBbfWrFRG&fVƖrV&Ɩ2ࠣ#%%Bt$BdT%%T%$4#0