Chennault on the Grow


Chennault on the Grow Air Cargo, Blue Angels and More On any given day, aircraft of all shapes and sizes land at Chennault International Airport in northeast Lake Charles. Many stop for rest and fuel, while others come for repairs and modifications in one of the facility’s towering hangars. Originally constructed in WWII as a military air base, Chennault is [...]

Chennault on the Grow2020-01-30T17:54:09+00:00

CWF Mallard Cove Draft EA Public Notice & Meeting Advertisements


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) – MALLARD COVE GOLF COURSE LAND ACQUISITION CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT The Chennault International Airport Authority, per the direction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the project described below.   PROJECT TITLE: Proposed Acquisition of Approximately 235.66 acres of [...]

CWF Mallard Cove Draft EA Public Notice & Meeting Advertisements2019-12-12T22:38:04+00:00

Staying at Top of Game


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


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


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


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’


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


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


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


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