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2017 News at Front Range Airport

December 24, 2016

November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving Day and Day After FBO Hours

October 27, 2016
Please Join Us at Booth #4600 for a

Experience at NBAA in Orlando

June 20, 2016
Aero Upgrade LLC

New Business at Front Range Airport

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June 9, 2016
25th Anniversary of the Colorado Division of Aeronautics

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March 25, 2016
2016 Contract Tower Legislative Proposals

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)/
U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA)
Contract Tower 2016 FAA Reauthorization and
FY '17 Appropriations Recommendations

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March 9, 2016
Professional Pilots, Magazine

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November 14, 2014

We want your feedback! Your input will help us improve the service we provide.

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November 3, 2014
New Front Range Airport Manager

Following an extensive national search, Adams County Manager Todd Leopold today announced the hiring of Dave Ruppel as the new Front Range Airport Manager. Ruppel is a familiar name in aviation circles along the Front Range. He comes to Front Range Airport from Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden, Colo., where he has served as airport manager for nine years. "Dave brings a comprehensive understanding of airport operations and shares our vision for growth at Front Range Airport," said Leopold. "His depth and breadth of experience in all facets of aviation will help attract new development while strengthening relationships with existing businesses at the airport."
Prior to his tenure in the Steamboat Springs area at Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA), Ruppel served 23 years in the United States Navy where he flew both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft before taking a position as Executive Officer at a Navy airport in Georgia. "The general aviation focus at Front Range Airport provides exciting opportunities for growth and development," said Ruppel. "It has a great blend of existing business relationships and plenty of open land to attract new businesses that want to tap into Colorado's aviation and aerospace industries."

His anticipated start date is November 17th. We will put together a tenant meeting the end of November for the tenants to meet and greet Dave.

October 16, 2014
Aeronautical Charts will no longer be available for sale at Front Range Airport

As an agent for AeroNav Products the airport has received cancellation of our contract due to the insufficient volume of purchases during last year. The airport will no longer be able to sell charts at the front counter. Many other agents have received the same notice.

The current charts in stock will be for sale at a discounted price starting, Saturday October 18, 2014 through Friday October 31, 2014.

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July 1, 2014
Todd Talk

A Message from the County Manager @ Front Range Airport

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December 11, 2013
Adams County Takes Front Range Airport Under its Wing

Board of Commissioners folds Front Range Airport into county operations to ensure the airport's economic stability and financial accountability

The Adams County Board of Commissioners today announced its decision to adopt Front Range Airport into the county's departmental services structure. The decision to transfer control of the publicly owned airport from the Front Range Airport Authority to Adams County brings valuable stability, resources and accountability to Front Range Airport, said Board Chair Eva J. Henry.

"Adams County is making a decisive move to ensure the long-term success of Front Range Airport," said Henry. "This new structure provides long-term stability for Front Range Airport businesses, as well as the customers who rely on those businesses. Employees will benefit from the airport's increased economic stability and the county's employee benefit program. The move also makes it possible to operate the airport more economically by streamlining airport services with existing county services."

The new structure provides a more transparent accounting of county resources. The adoption also creates an avenue for Front Range Airport to operate more efficiently by using the county's operational resources, such as finance, communications, and technical services as the Front Range Airport transforms into a self-sustaining economic hub of the county.

An Airport Advisory Board will be put in place to provide recommendations to the county commissioners, county manager and airport director on the strategic direction of the airport. Members will include representation from airport tenants, aviation professionals, on- and off-airport business owners, and marketing professionals, as well as others deemed critical to the success of the airport. The county is taking steps to ensure a smooth transition by beginning the search for an airport director this week.

The Airport Advisory Board will provide strategic direction, including development of the spaceport. The Adams County Board of Commissioners fully supports Front Range Airport's efforts to obtain a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for a Spaceport designation, which will transform the airport into a hub for future commercial space transportation, research, and development.

Front Range Airport is a general aviation airport located 19 miles east of Denver, on 3,900 acres of land in Watkins, Colorado. The airport is considered a potential spaceport site that would serve as a hub to aerospace and space tourism industries.

December 17, 2012
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Modular Building For Rent 40x80
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