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File #: 21-986    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: Airport Advisory Board
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/11/2021
Title: Approval of a resolution to rename the airport to New Braunfels National Airport
Attachments: 1. Resolution - NBNA 2021 10 11

PRESENTER: Presenter

Dr. Robert Lee, Airport Director

 

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SUBJECT: Title

Approval of a resolution to rename the airport to New Braunfels National Airport

 

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DEPARTMENT: Airport

 

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: All

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The New Braunfels airport has been a part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) since 1969 when the Federal Government deeded the airport to the City. NPIAS airports are grouped by statute into two major categories: primary and nonprimary. Non-primary airports are further grouped into five categories: national, regional, local, basic, and unclassified. These are based on existing activity (e.g., the number and types of based aircraft and volume and types of flights), geographic factors, and public interest functions. National airports are located in metropolitan areas near major business centers and support the national and state system by providing communities with access to national and international markets throughout the United States and the World. These airports provide pilots with attractive alternatives to the busy primary airports. In 2021 the FAA reclassified New Braunfels Regional Airport as a National Airport making it one of only 92 airports in the U.S. with this classification.

 

 

 

 

ISSUE:

Airport renaming to reflect new classification as a National Airport

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None

 

 

 

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RECOMMENDATION:

On 15 September 2021 the Airport Advisory Board unanimous recommended renaming the airport to reflect the National classification. Staff recommends the name change.