Upgrades coming for Pearland Regional Airport

By: Mark Boyle

PEARLAND, Texas - The Pearland Regional Airport is about to undergo some big changes, including millions of dollars in upgrades.

Stephen Alexander is managing the makeover, and it is set to start by the end of the year.

"As Hobby and Ellington and Bush all continue to get busier and busier and busier, you're trying to fit a larger quantity of airplanes in and out of finite airspace, runways and taxis," Alexander said.

Alexander said the Pearland Airport is a private airport with 300 takeoffs and landings each day. There are 150 hangars now that are all spoken for.

The project will level much of what is already in place and usher in dozens of new state of the art hangars and more space for small jet aircraft.

"Later phases of construction include a new terminal building for the airport for visitors, rental cars, vehicle parking," Alexander said.

KPRC 2 was told the project will infuse more money into the local economy and create another option for private air travelers trying to reach and point in the Houston area.

"Airspace is finite, and airspace can be thought of as our highway system," Alexander said. "Just as Houston has continued to work through its growth with road construction over the years, we have to think the same way with aviation as well."

Pearland Regional Airport open house surpasses expectations

The Pearland Journal
By Stacey Glaesmann

Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ) held its first Open House Saturday (May 9) at the airfield, located at 17420 Airfield Ln.

Over 400 pilots and families enjoyed barbecue provided by Central Texas, kids’ activities and some fantastic prizes donated by Air Professionals, Texan Flight, Bay Area Aero Club, Coastal Skies, Friends Uncorked and Best Shot Range.

The Texan Flight team displayed their T-6, which is home based at KLVJ, on the ramp for the community to enjoy.

Members of the Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing flew in to display their aircraft and showed interested visitors the cockpits and answered questions.

Texas Aviation Partners, the airport management company, and their development partner, Western, LLC, unveiled Phase 1 of their airport development plan. The plan includes T-hangars, condo hangars, and a community hangar, which was used for the meal service at the Open House.

Attendees of note included Ralph Royce, who is the Air Boss at Wings Over Houston, and new Lone Star Flight Museum Chair Scott Rozell.

“We are so thrilled by the turnout,” said Cassidy Berenato with Texas Aviation Partners. “The community has really been supportive.”

For more information about Pearland Regional Airport, visit FlyPearland.com.