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Airport Master Plan Open House Seeks Public Ideas

Chicago Executive Airport’s latest Master Plan Open House is scheduled for December 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event, open to all, takes place at the Ramada Plaza hotel on the east side of the airport, at 1090 South Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling IL 60090. The initial conceptual alternatives developed by the Stakeholder Involvement Group will be on display …

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.  

Airport Historian Becomes Part of the Limelight

A fascinating new book takes an in-depth look at Chicagoland’s rich aviation heritage. The 450-page, Aviation Chicago Timeline will officially be launched on Sunday November 18 in a local book-signing ceremony at the Chicago Executive Airport on the northeast side of the field. The Open House and signing run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time. at the airport …

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 …

Congressman Schneider Makes PWK First Stop on STEM Tour

Congressman Schneider Makes PWK First Stop on STEM Tour Chicago Executive Airport last weekend hosted Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) and two dozen area high school students for an airport-wide tour that included a visit to the local FAA Airport Traffic Control Tower and Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, one of the airport’s three private terminals or fixed base operators. Students came …

Executive Director Takes the Helm at Airport Association

Executive Director Takes the Helm at Airport Association The Illinois Public Airports Association (IPAA) Monday elected Jamie Abbott as its 2018-19 Chairman. The IPAA promotes the development, construction, maintenance and continued improvement of publicly-owned airports throughout Illinois and the nation. IPAA is also one of the largest such airport organizations in the U.S. The association also functions as a bi-partisan …