Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, May 31, '11

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Tim introduced Rick, who has been the manager of the Bert Mooney Airport for 20 years, and was the assistant manager for three years before that.

Rick told us that the airport is above average revenue for an airport in a market the size of ours. This provides some leverage with the airlines which can be beneficial.

They are starting development on some airport properties to make the airport more productive and profitable and to make it safer.

Among the safety improvements underway are $4 million on resurfacing the "cross wind" runway. They are also working on funding replacing the main runway and building a new terminal north of the existing terminal.

Many security improvements were recently completed at the Bert Mooney airport, including facial and vehicle recognition systems to help control access to the runways and aircraft. the Bert Mooney airport is testing these and other systems for the TSA, some of which may see nation-wide use in the future.

With some recent improvements and some that are underway, the current airport location will be good for at least another 20 years.

Rick Griffith, director of the Bert Mooney Airport
Cheeseburger and Fries
Event Updated
9:41 Tuesday, May 31, 2011