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PHPD Girls’ Club Visits For An Interactive Airport Tour

In December, Chicago Executive Airport and Executive Secretary, Jennifer Pfeifer hosted the Prospect Heights Police Department Girls Club. Approximately 15 girls, ages 10-14 years old, and three PHPD Officers were treated to a brief presentation about the Airport’s history and different careers available in the aviation industry. The tour started in the Airport Operations Maintenance facility where the girls were …

HIRE Vets Medallion Award given to CEA

Chicago Executive Airport is proud to announce that it recently received the HIRE Vets Medallion from the United States Department of Labor. In a letter addressed to our executive director, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia stated that by winning this award, CEA “demonstrated patriotism worthy of praise, and showed recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.”  The HIRE …

A Look Inside Chicago Executive Airport

Thanks to the folks at Business View Magazine for this in-depth look at the airport and some of the projects we’re involved in. Read the entire story here.  

Drones Remain a Threat to Aircraft

Drone operators who claim their small machines represent no threat to manned aircraft are just plain wrong according to research recently released by the University of Dayton. In a test designed to mimic a midair collision at 238 miles per hour, researchers in UDRI’s Impact Physics group launched a 2.1-pound DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter at the wing of a Mooney M20 aircraft. …

Airport’s Master Plan Phase III Begins

NEXT PHASE OF MASTER PLAN BEGINS      Stakeholder Outreach Key Component Chicago Executive Airport is updating its more than 30-year-old Airport Master Plan, which the FAA mandates be updated regularly. The Master Plan Update process is guided by the FAA and ultimately results in projections of future aviation activity growth and preparation of an Airport Layout Plan (ALP). The Master Plan …

FAA Cracking Down on Some Drone Operators

The FAA said it has had enough of drone operators who don’t seem smart enough to remain clear of locations where their aircraft might interfere with wildfire containment crews, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, like medical flights. The agency said last week that violators are now more likely to face serious civil penalties, even first-time offenders. Deterring interference …

FAA’s Airport Improvement Money to Fund Runway Updates

The FAA announced last week it had released hundreds of millions of dollars in airport improvement planning (AIP) funds, with Chicago Executive being one of the lucky recipients. In total, the funding comes to about $1.7 million dollars to be used to rehabilitate runway 12/30, as well as to update the accompanying runway lighting. The work is critical to maintain …