Northrop Grumman has built and maintained the Joint STARS military surveillance aircraft for the United States Air Force at Chennault since the turn of the century. During that time, its Chennault site has repeatedly ranked as the most productive plant in the Northrop Grumman family of companies and has also enjoyed the lowest employee turnover rate.

The Chennault International Airport Authority has worked closely with Northrop Grumman throughout its time in Lake Charles to provide the most efficient facilities possible, including modifications to transition the site to a new Joint STARS aircraft platform.

Citadel Completions LLC is a newly established, privately-owned and well-funded venture that provides full-scale, custom VIP/VVIP luxury interior modifications for all varieties of large commercial aircraft. Citadel will also perform a full spectrum of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Boeing and Airbus aircraft. At Chennault, Citadel operates in multiple facilities with over 260,000 square feet of hangar capacity, with ability to accommodate multiple wide- and narrow-body aircraft projects simultaneously.

Million Air is Chennault’s fixed base operator (FBO) for charter operations and business and general aviation services. It serves a wide variety of clients, and its facility always busy with charter flights, private aircraft and military pilots visiting to refuel.

Million Air’s amenities include:

  • A new FBO building and hangar
  • Five-minute access to the area’s casino resorts
  • Plush pilot lounge and executive waiting areas
  • State-of-the-art theatre
  • Quick turns
  • Government contract fuel
  • Flight planning and weather briefing
  • Complimentary soft drinks, coffee, ice, popcorn, ice cream
  • Courtesy cars
  • Hangar space
  • Adjacent 18-hole golf course
  • Hertz rental cars on-site
  • Catering

Million Air is located at 4500 Chennault Parkway. The general manager, Joe Torres, can be reached at jtorres@millionaire.com. Contact Million Air at (337) 436-4877 or fax (337) 436-5387.

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project management companies, and a cornerstone of innovation in the industry. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects—the modern marvels of the world—that foster sustainable progress and grow economies. Bechtel has the resources and reach to provide our customers confidence in delivery.

Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects—many first-of-a-kind—in 160 countries on all seven continents serving the energy delivery, defense, environmental cleanup, mining & metals, oil, gas & chemicals, infrastructure and transportation,and telecommunications industries. We are a family-led company grounded in hard work, integrity and trust, values integral to all we do.

Landlocked Aviation Services leads the aviation refurbishment and painting industry with its flagship location at Chennault International Airport. The company specializes in painting a variety of commercial, private and military aircraft and recently donated labor and materials to repaint Sowela’s 727-200 training aircraft. Landlocked Aviation Services also has three hangar spaces to house multiple narrow and wide body aircraft for refurbishment. For more information, visit www.landlockedaviation.com.

Louisiana Millwork, which began as a start-up company in Southwest Louisiana in 2000, is a major building materials manufacturer and supplier in the Louisiana and eastern Texas markets. The company has 75 employees. Louisiana Millwork supplies a growing line of products to the independently owned retail lumber and building material companies.

At the time of its start-up, Louisiana Millwork needed a large space, and room to grow, for manufacturing products as well as warehouse storage for distribution. Chennault provided the right space, price and operating costs. The Chennault site also offered the company immediate access to the interstate highway system at I-10 and I-210. These advantages enabled Louisiana Millwork to be immediately competitive and provided a position to grow its business and its workforce. Chennault and the Southwest Louisiana community take pride in helping business succeed with low costs and high quality in one package.

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller and is headquartered in Americus, Georgia. The Calcasieu Area affiliate of HFHI was founded in 1992. Affiliates are local 501(c)(3) organizations of HFHI that direct house-building work in their own communities. There are more than 1,500 U.S. affiliates in all 50 states, with an international presence in 90 countries.

Habitat for Humanity states that it “works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.” At Chennault, the local Habitat chapter plays a key role in addressing the housing issues of people in need.