Arlington Municipal Airport (Courtesy City of Arlington)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the latest update to the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and designated the Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY) as a National Airport.

“The designation of National Airport in the NPIAS validates the current operational climate and based aircraft tenants utilizing the vast services provided at Arlington Municipal Airport. Obtaining the designation increases the amount of formula funding earmarked in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 for our airport and enhances our project competitiveness for additional federal funding,” Airport Manager Trent Ballard said.

The Arlington Municipal Airport is one of 14 National Airports in Texas and one of 107 National Airports in the United States. In the last four years, several development projects have been completed, including a 37,000-square-foot executive hangar for corporate aircraft. ATP, the nation’s largest flight school, also constructed a 13,875-square-foot, purpose-built facility to streamline training through their Airline Career Pilot Program. Several projects are planned in the future including drainage improvements on the south end, a master plan update, aircraft parking apron expansion, and an additional executive box hangar complex. The development estimate for Arlington Municipal Airport over the next five years is roughly $59 million.

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