Chennault International Airport (CWF), a center of aerospace activity based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, serves the needs of civilian and military aircraft from around the world with world-class infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities and an array of tenant partners. Its runway is 10,701 feet long, the longest at any airport between Houston and Cape Canaveral.
Chennault is an emerging national aerospace hub with capability, capacity and economic diversity.
Chennault has first-class tenant partners — including Northrop Grumman, Million Air, LandLocked Aviation Services, and Citadel Completions.
Chennault is also home to non-aerospace military, manufacturing, and service businesses.
In all, 1.5 million square feet of building/hangar space is in use by business tenants.
Chennault has 900-plus acres of land available for immediate development, including several state-certified development-ready sites, and 60 acres of useable concrete.
Its newest element is a $4 million air cargo pass-through facility, ready for a tenant partner to operate. Competitive incentives and equipment considerations make it an ideal site, one that is anticipated to be certified for international cargo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Nearly 1,000 people work at tenant businesses at Chennault, with a $127 million annual payroll.
Chennault also features:
- An FAA contract air traffic control tower.
- ILS and GPS approaches.
- Part 139 certification.
- Uncongested airspace and minimal to zero ground delays.
- FBO terminal service and fuel (including government contract fuel).
- General aviation aircraft maintenance.
- 24/7 security and fire protection.
Chennault is the host site of the Chennault International Airshow, which takes place in odd-numbered years and is independently governed.