Kyle Elliott

Boeing project at MidAmerica promises ‘significant’ revenue, jobs. Here’s what we know

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and officials from the Boeing Company will announce today the Chicago-based defense contractor’s plans to build a production facility at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah. The facility will be used in the manufacture of the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray, an unmanned aircraft that can refuel fighter jets in the air, extending …

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10 airports gear up for increased travel with expansions, renovations

Infrastructure is on everyone’s mind, following the Senate’s vote to advance a massive spending bill, the biggest outlay of federal money for the sector in almost 100 years. Coinciding with that, travel is increasing and more people are flocking to airports than they have in a while, despite concerns about the delta variant of the coronavirus. With that in mind, …

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New Law Positions MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Save Time and Money on Future Construction Projects

The signing of SB-1232 by Gov. Pritzker this past Friday represents a major win for MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and other commercial service airports in Illinois. The bill amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act, targeting a subsection of the Act known as the Channeling Act. The amendment eliminates a requirement that federal funding for commercial airports with 10,000 …

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Mid-America Airport expanding terminal, adding flights to new destinations

“It’s all about passenger throughput,” said Director of Mid-America Airport Bryan Johnson. “We want to make sure that’s as convenient for the traveler as possible.” MASCOUTAH, Ill. — After years of sitting vacant, things are starting to take off at Mid-America Airport. Since opening the doors in 1997, travelers have chosen Mid-America Airport for the …

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When will MetroLink extension to MidAmerica Airport be complete? How much will it cost?

The project is part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Program, which awarded a $96 million grant toward the extension of MetroLink’s mainline about 5.5 miles to a new passenger station at the airport. St. Clair County Transit District Managing Director Ken Sharkey said connecting MidAmerica Airport to St. Louis Lambert International Airport and …

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MidAmerica hopes for more historic moments after aviation breakthrough at IL airport

After participating in aviation history, MidAmerica Airport’s director says there’s hopefully more to come. On June 4, a St. Louis-built “tanker” drone became the first unmanned craft to refuel a manned plane while in flight. Officials with Boeing and the U.S. Navy said a prototype Boeing MQ-25 Stingray took off from MidAmerica Airport and successfully completed the mission by …

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MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Provides Passengers With Option To Minimize Environmental Impact Of Their Air Travel

MASCOUTAH — The fuel consumed during air travel releases a large amount of carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere, which can be a cause of concern for those traveling by air who are trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Now, passengers flying through MidAmerica St. Louis Airport can take advantage of a …

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MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Launches New Website

MASCOUTAH – MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) today announced the launch of a new airport website designed to better meet the unique needs of the airport and its many users. The new website, at www.flymidamerica.com, addresses several issues that impacted the user experience on the original site, including flexibility for use on different devices and user accessibility, …

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