FROM THE MANAGER
Happy New Year KLVJ!
2018 was an excellent year for Pearland Regional Airport. We pumped a record number of gallons for both 100LL and Jet-A, traffic numbers are rising, airport-wide improvements were made, new aircraft and pilots moved to our base, and new hangars were built. The flying clubs are enjoying growth and success, maintenance shops are busy every day, and the community is coming together to keep the throttle forward on progress as we start off 2019. I am proud of all the work that has been done, and ready to see what the next year has in store.
We want 2019 to be a breakout year for KLVJ. We have applied for several grants in order to continue delivering the best facilities and amenities possible. Some of the grants include LED lighting and approach indicator lights.
As we continue to push forward and turn this airport into the great destination it can be, we need help from each pilot, land and business owner, visitor, and resident to keep KLVJ looking it's best and operating safely. Please read through our Airport Rules and Regulations and Airport Standards.There are plenty of opportunities around KLVJ for us to improve. Vehicle parking, boats, RVs, and old equipment are a few of the most visible and easy to correct issues that are reported to us frequently. If everyone can take a moment and pitch in, we can all contribute to safe operations in 2019 and beyond.
If you notice anything that looks out of place, worn down, abandoned, etc. please bring it to our attention and we will do everything we can to fix the situation. We are committed to ensuring the best possible environment for every person, every day.
Thank you for your continued support and feedback. We depend on both to continue raising the bar at KLVJ!
P.S. 100LL PRICES HAVE DROPPED! New rate is $4.20 Full-Service and $3.85 at the Self-Service Terminal. Take advantage of the new lower rates and awesome weather!
PEARLAND REGIONAL AIRPORT LOOKS TO ATTRACT MORE GRANTS, PRIVATE INVESTMENT
Pearland Regional Airport completed $600,000 in grant-funded safety projects in November.
(Photo by Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
By: Haley Morrison, Community Impact Newspaper
Date: December 18, 2018 7:00am
The Pearland Regional Airport has completed $600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration-grant-funded projects for improving safety and security, with a final inspection in mid-November.
"The grant that just wrapped up is just the first step of several developments we hope to have in place here in the near future," said Stephen Alexander, owner of Texas Aviation Partners, the company managing the airport.
The airport renovations came in under budget with improvements to the striping, signage, entrance gates and power lines. These improvements go a long way to make sure airplanes and cars do not mix, Alexander said.
Now the airport is finishing the planning stages of development from private investors, including new hangars.
"As we improve the airport and the runways and the taxiways and the airport infrastructure, it then tends to draw private development to the area," Alexander said.
In 2019, the airport will hear whether it will receive a grant from the FAA and Texas Department of Transportation for lighting upgrades.
Alexander said he is also hoping to see the expansion of Pearland Parkway, which could be funded by a Houston-Galveston Area Council grant.
"Roadway access is one of the areas we really want to improve for the airport," Alexander said. "It's not the easiest place to find if you don't know where you're going."
Adding infrastructure could increase the airport's footprint, Pearland City Manager Clay Pearson said.
"The airport provides an option to private air traffic to avoid more congested and more expensive to operate airports in the area, so it's a definite niche being filled," he said.
The parkway expansion would pass directly through airport property. It will also widen the two-lane road to four, creating easier access to the airport, Alexander said.
"Having better access via Pearland Parkway would be a complete game-changer for accessibility of the airport and therefore driving future economic development," Alexander said.
H-GAC will announce its grant funding decisions in March.
BAY AREA AERO EXPANDING
The Bay Area Aero Club is expanding!
They are searching for a 2 or 4 seat single engine airplane to lease back from an owner. The Club offers great incentives as part of the lease back agreement.
Get your plane flying on a regular basis. Interested Aircraft Owners can contact club president, Tom Jackobs, at email@example.com.
For more information on the club, visit their website.
T-HANGARS FOR LEASE - 1 UNIT REMAINING
AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE
Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres. All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use.