Our Culture: Safety, Efficiency, Innovation
Safe, compliant airport operations founded on benchmark services to support our tenants today and those that we seek for the future — that statement sums up the mission and vision for Chennault International Airport.
The airport is proud to host upwards of 1,500 employees across six various organizations that call Chennault their home base for operations. Our 30 Chennault employees oversee, maintain, and ensure re-capitalization of $138 million in facilities to keep our current tenants happy and attract new business for our community.
It takes much effort and planning to maintain our two-mile-long runway, 60 acres of concrete, nine hangars and various other facilities. We continue to work with our current tenants to ensure their operational needs are always at the forefront.
We also work continuously with the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration to enforce compliance and safety — our #1 priority.
We’re Preparing for the Future
A marketing and real estate agreement for Chennault Park is under way with Dallas-based Cushman & Wakefield and Louisiana-based NAI Latter and Blum. These teams of seasoned professionals with international connections have just launched their initial marketing efforts. We are confident they will find and bring companies that are the right fit to build and grow at Chennault.
In tandem, our engineering and development consultants, CSRS and KSA, are completing environmental studies, due-diligence studies, and access and infrastructure master planning.
These efforts articulate our infrastructure capabilities and address additional requirements prior to construction. We expect to complete a majority of these efforts early spring, then share our findings with community leadership.
Chennault’s ability to continue its rapid growth efforts will be a team effort–a cross-sectional team from the state level to the local community.
We Bring the Community Together
Chennault is proud to once again host the Chennault International Airshow May 10-12. The weekend is anticipated to start with Friday’s opening remarks by Gov. John Bel Edwards and will culminate in a fantastic display of aerial artistry with a backdrop of lights.
Saturday’s events will open with Mayor Nic Hunter. Sunday’s opening remarks will come from state Senator Ronnie Johns.
Our weekend of family fun will center on aviation with a focus on education and history. Our lineup includes the Air Force’s F-16 demonstration, the Phillips 66 Aerostars, Red Bull’s aerobatic helicopter and parachute team, various heritage aircraft demonstrations, and plenty of ground exhibits and food.
Other events are planned at Chennault this year as well. We invite you follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on our community events.
A Thought Before Takeoff
Chennault has global reach! Our airport is one of very few in the region and state that provides the services and capability to enable aircraft to depart and fly nonstop to many places on the other side of the world.
That is a capability we are proud of—and one we will continue to work hard to sustain and improve for our community, region and state.