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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013




CIP Meeting

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With the approach of Fall and Winter we'll begin our winter operating hours effective Sunday, October 6th. Some may notice that this is a little earlier than prior years and yes, that is correct. An evaluation of airport activity and fuel sold during the evening hours supports this decision.



Effective Sunday October 6, 2013 the Smith Field Terminal will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m



We are always willing to provide assistance to any pilot needing our help, but we remind everyone that we do require notice to happen in advance. If the request is not pre-arranged a $40.00/per hour call-out fee will be assessed for our assistance outside of normal business hours.


Additionally the terminal will be closed for the following major holidays:


Thanksgiving Day


Christmas Day


New Years Day


Please note that just because the Terminal is closed does not mean that the airport is closed.  Self Service fueling is always available.



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Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Meeting at Smith Field


Craig Williams, A.A.E., the Director of Operations and Facilities for the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority will be at the Smith Field Terminal at 9:00 a.m. on October 26th to provide information regarding the five-year Capital development strategy for Smith Field.  All tenants and airport users are welcome to attend this meeting.


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Your current default mailing list is set to Smith Field Airport.  You may select the mailing lists you wish to join by updating your profile using the link at the bottom of this newsletter.  By doing so, you will only receive timely information about the items and issues that interest you most.  The list of options and a descriptions of them are:

Air Service
This mailing list will receive periodic updates about air service changes and other types of air service marketing updates.  The frequency of the updates will be on an "as-needed" basis.
Airport Development
Subscribing to receive Airport Development notices will provide you with updates and information about airport land planning, property development, leasing opportunities, Foreign Trade Zone activities and other business opportunities on and near the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field.
FWA Tenants
This email list will be for airport authority tenants at Fort Wayne International Airport.  The list will be used to communicate news and airport information for our tenants.  The length and frequency of the email will be driven by necessity.

General Interest
This will be a quarterly email covering a variety of airport and aviation related issues.  The articles will be overviews of projects, air service issues, and airport events/happenings.  It is anticipated to be about 3 pages in length.
International Trade
Subscribing to receive International Trade notices will provide you with updates and information on Foreign Trade Zone 182 activities and opportunities, the National Foreign Trade Zone Board, the Midwest World Trade Association, and information and links related to importing and exporting, U. S. Customs  and  to organizations focused on international trade.
Legislative Updates
This email will be a periodic email sent out based on legislative activities.  Demand and activity will determine the length and frequency of these emails.  It is anticipated that the frequency will be less than weekly but more than quarterly.
Member of the Media
This email list will be for members of the media.  It will be used for future media announcements and media events.  Emails will generally be limited to one page in length and will be disseminated as demand warrants - approximately one per month.
Smith Field Airport
Periodic updates will be made through this format in order to keep our stakeholders and general public informed about the constantly changing conditions of our community's general aviation airport, Smith Field Airport.  
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Fort Wayne International Airport

3801 West Ferguson Road, Suite 209

Fort Wayne, IN 46809-3142

(260) 747-4146


Smith Field Airport
426 W. Ludwig Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 489-5518


About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Smith Field (SMD). In the last few years, FWACAA has undergone an aggressive improvement plan at SMD which included the construction of an aircraft maintenance training facility in partnership with Ivy Tech, the installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) in partnership with Parkview Hospital, the installation of a compass swing site in partnership with the 99's, the rehabilitation of both runways 13/31 and 5/23, the lighting of runway 13/31, the installation of a self-serve aviation fuel system, and various facility, electrical, storm water, and pavement improvements. The Authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit