Government mentality has never left
The Airport Authority was a decent place to work if you want to collect a paycheque, be around friendly people, and just get your daily work completed.
If you seek to make change, propose ideas and expect results, this environment is not conducive of promoting such ambition. They move far too slow a pace to ensure change happens when it is required and critical. They are behind the times when it comes to using technology to create efficiencies, and spend money in poor cyclical planning. Often, they repeat work and take the "if it's not broken don't fix it approach". Thus outdating themselves before they know it.
They have potential to do so much more, yet, older management tend to be very risk adverse causing frustration to mid level and front line staff.
Departments seem to be very segregated, and have issues working in cohesion when it matters most.