Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Airport gets upgrades

KILN, Miss. -- A new building and entrance sign has risen at Stennis International Airport and other new amenities will be available after July 4. Million Air Stennis, the company which runs aeronautical operations at the facility just outside NASA's Stennis Space Center, has been constructing a new building and hangar that dwarfs the one-story facility it has been using. It has a conference room, theater, flight planning room, cafe, two lounges and two sleeper rooms for overnight stays. The airport also recently added a 125-acre drop zone. Up to 70 percent of the customers are military-related and come there for training exercises, including cargo drops. The FAA approved a $235,053 grant for the installation of new fencing along the airport's perimeter. (Source: Sun Herald, 05/26/14)