Staying at Top of Game

2019-08-30T18:00:16+00:00

Chennault International Airport hosted a two-day, intensive safety training course this week for airport personnel across the state, including New Orleans, Alexandria and Shreveport. The Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist school trains airport personnel on how to enhance and improve the quality of service in Louisiana’s aerospace community. More than 35 aviation personnel members learned flight line operations, airport [...]

Staying at Top of Game2019-08-30T18:00:16+00:00

Inaugural balloon festival brings “glow” to Lake Charles sky

2019-08-30T17:54:07+00:00

Jude Yousser said she can jump just as high as the hot air balloons that gave tethered rides this weekend at the inaugural Southwest Louisiana Balloon Festival at Chennault International Airport. The 5-year-old — who’s quick to point out she’ll be 6 in September — jumped as high as she could while watching the hot air balloons slowly rise across [...]

Inaugural balloon festival brings “glow” to Lake Charles sky2019-08-30T17:54:07+00:00

Aviation Industry is Taking Off

2019-08-30T17:56:34+00:00

The economy of the Southwest Louisiana Region is very diverse. Petrochemical and LNG industries are getting the most talk because of the billions in projects underway. The backbone of our region remains agriculture and forestry. Healthcare is growing and, in fact, currently employs more people than any other sector. Hospitality and gaming bring millions of people to our area each year and [...]

Aviation Industry is Taking Off2019-08-30T17:56:34+00:00

Severe weather in Oklahoma forces Air Force pilots, jets to seek shelter at Chennault

2019-08-30T18:01:22+00:00

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Chennault International Airport housed around two dozen U.S. Air Force jets and their pilots this week. The T-38 Talon twinjet supersonic jet trainers were from Oklahoma, which has been facing severe weather this week. The Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma temporarily relocated multiple aircraft fleets to various locations around the U.S. According to Chennault, [...]

Severe weather in Oklahoma forces Air Force pilots, jets to seek shelter at Chennault2019-08-30T18:01:22+00:00

US ‘energy superpower’

2019-08-30T18:03:07+00:00

President Donald Trump visited Sempra Energy's $10 billion Cameron LNG export facility in Hackberry on Tuesday, touting the United States as being an "energy superpower" under his administration, while also promising a new Interstate 10-Calcasieu River bridge, if re-elected. "Now we have an America-first energy policy just like we have an America-first policy," Trump said. "It's music to people's ears." [...]

US ‘energy superpower’2019-08-30T18:03:07+00:00

Chennault International Airshow Helps Fund STEM Programs in SWLA Schools

2019-04-16T21:12:05+00:00

We all know about the excitement and power of the Airshow, but you may not know about its educational side. The money the airshow makes goes to support STEM education--a national movement to get schoolkids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Click here to view the video on KPLCTV.com

Chennault International Airshow Helps Fund STEM Programs in SWLA Schools2019-04-16T21:12:05+00:00

Growing Momentum

2019-04-16T21:11:39+00:00

view the Lagniappe article as a .pdf New Tenant, New Land And A Newly Renovated Runway By Emily Fontenot East of Lake Charles, just off the Interstate 210 loop, lies one of the more impressive sights in Southwest Louisiana: the towering hangars at Chennault International Airport, home to some of the world’s leading companies in aerospace and commercial services, such [...]

Growing Momentum2019-04-16T21:11:39+00:00

Flight Lines – March 2019

2019-04-16T20:42:09+00:00

view the Flight Lines newsletter Becoming a Hub of Aerospace, Commerce Chennault International Airport had a busy 2018. We secured a major new tenant, acquired Mallard Cove Golf Course, and reopened our newly renovated runway, to name a few milestones. This year is proving to be equally as challenging and exciting. We're gearing up now for some big events [...]

Flight Lines – March 20192019-04-16T20:42:09+00:00

Up, Up and Away: First Hot Air Balloon Festival coming to SWLA

2019-04-16T20:28:25+00:00

BY JACK VANCHIERE [email protected] The first Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for this spring. This two-day event will be held at the Chennault International Airport.   The first Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for 3-11 p.m. July 19-20 at Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Along with hot air balloons, [...]

Up, Up and Away: First Hot Air Balloon Festival coming to SWLA2019-04-16T20:28:25+00:00

Executive Director Wants to Take Chennault to Next Level

2019-08-30T18:05:45+00:00

Chennault International Airport Authority’s purpose is economic development and creating jobs. “One of the biggest things we hang our hat on is our runway,” said Kevin Melton, the facility’s executive director. “It’s very significant from an airport perspective because we have the longest runway between Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla.” Melton told members of Saturday’s 100 Men Breakfast at Greater [...]

Executive Director Wants to Take Chennault to Next Level2019-08-30T18:05:45+00:00