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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vice President Pence Comes to the BNIA

Vice President Mike Pence landed at the Buffalo Airport International Airport just before noon Tuesday October 17. The VP’s time on the tarmac was limited, but there is a huge number of NFTA staff to be congratulated on assisting with a safe and successful visit.

The NFTA Police added to security for the visit. This included the creation of a safe area and screening people allowed into that area. The airfield crew positioned vehicles lining the zone and Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue were on hand for support, also repositioning their teams and equipment to maximize efficiency. While seemingly simple, it takes days of planning to get it right. Which everyone did.

A visit from Washington does not make anyone’s day easier out at the Airport. It is an honor, though. And everyone should be proud of the work they put in.