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Airport Administration and General Information

Tupelo Regional Airport
2704 W Jackson St
Tupelo, MS 38801
662-841-6570
Fax: 662-841-6571
admin@flytupelo.com

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Notice of Intent to Amend PFC Application

In accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 158 Passenger Facility Charges, the Tupelo Airport Authority as owner and operator of Tupelo Regional Airport has been given authority to impose and use a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) as specified in 14 CFR Part 158.

Prior to submitting an amendment to an existing PFC application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for project approval under 158.25(c), a public agency shall provide written notice to all air carriers and foreign air carriers operating at the airport. The Tupelo Airport Authority is hereby providing written notice of PFC amendment to all air carriers operating at Tupelo Regional Airport as required by Part 158.37(b) which includes the following information:

1) The original application title “Terminal Expansion, Renovation, and Security Enhancement.”

2) The original approved project amounts

a. “Terminal Expansion, Renovation, and Security Enhancement” $750,000

3) This proposed amendment involves the modification to the existing project in item 2) of this letter.

a. Replace lighting with energy efficient lighting and controls in the existing 15,444 square feet and newly 14.418 square feet of the terminal building.

b. Terminal public announcement and passenger display system that provides TSA announcements, safety information, and airport status.

c. Complete unfinished room in terminal and install HVAC system in baggage screening area.

4) The new financial plan has no impact on the original approved project amount of $750,00

5) Justification for the amendment

a. Replace lighting with energy efficient lighting and controls in the existing 15,444 square feet and newly 14.418 square feet of the terminal building.

i. The terminal’s lighting systems have all run out of useful life and are difficult to maintain. Some components of the lighting system are original to the Terminal dating back to the 1980’s. A sustainability study is planned to evaluate all the lighting systems for the Terminal. Conversion to LED will decrease energy usage and maintenance time resulting in significant operating costs savings. The project will improve indoor environmental quality and contribute to the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

b. Terminal public announcement and passenger display system that provides TSA announcements, safety information, and airport status.

i. The existing system does not allow the automated announcement and visual system to provide traveler clear and intelligible guidance as well as TSA required announcements. The system functions improperly because the contractor filed for bankruptcy and did not complete the system installation. It is not uncommon for PA announcements to step on TSA announcements resulting in both sets of audio playing at the same time.

ii. The new public announcement System will provide:

1. the ability to distribute intelligible, loud, and uniform audio signals to set groups of speakers or zones in corridors and waiting rooms;

2. will allow for preprogrammed messages, integration into the Building Automation System, Fire Alarm System, and Building Security System;

3. and, will be zoned and programmable to distribute specific messages to specific zones while excluding other specific areas.

c. Complete unfinished room in terminal and install climate control system in baggage screening area.

i. The unfinished room does not meet air carrier and passenger expectations for use, comfort, and aesthetics. Currently this room is used for storage and does not have a finished ceiling and floor. The completion of this room will give 100% completion to the terminal construction.

ii. The climate control system will assist the TSA baggage screening process by mitigating equipment exposure to the typical hot & humid conditions of the summer as well as the other external elements. Because this area is not climate controlled area, the filtration systems for TSA explosive detection equipment is subject to failure and requires constant maintenance. The installation of a climate control system will resolve many of these issues.

Notice of Change in Instrument Approach

The Tupelo Regional Airport wishes to submit that the FAA’s plan to develop a COPTER VOR 029 Instrument Approach Procedure at Tupelo Regional Airport (KTUP), Tupelo, MS qualifies for a Categorical Exclusion and will not require an Environmental Assessment. The National Environment Policy Act and FAA order 1050.1 and FAA Notice 7210.360 govern all instrument approaches. Most instrument approaches may be eligible for the “Categorically Excluded” (CE) status as opposed to the more detailed “Environmental Assessment” (EA) or “Environmental Impact Statement” (EIS). We are asking for comments to be sent to Joshua Abramson no later than 12:00PM Tuesday, September 5, 2014.

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Joshua Abramson C.M.

Tupelo, MS 38801

b – 662-841-6570 ext.162

f – 662-841-6571

josh@flytupelo.com

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals For FY 2015

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOALS FOR FY 2015

Tupelo Regional Airport Tupelo, Mississippi The Tupelo Regional Airport, operated by the Tupelo Airport Authority, Tupelo, Mississippi, hereby publishes a proposed overall goal for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for FY 2015 for the Tupelo Regional Airport. The proposed overall goal is 9.85% for all FAA-AIP funded projects for FY 2015. The three year goal for FY 2015-2017 is 9.85%. The methodology used in developing this goal is available for inspection at the Office of the Executive Director, Tupelo Airport Authority, 2704 W Jackson Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM until 4:30 PM, or available at www.flytupelo.com. The Authority will receive and consider public comments on the proposed goal for 45 days from the date of this advertisement. These goals are established in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26. Written comments may be forwarded to the address sited below or via FAX (662)-841-6571.

Mr. Joshua Abramson
Executive Director
Tupelo Airport Authority
2704 W Jackson St.
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
May 30, 2014

FY14 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals

PUBLIC NOTICE
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE)
GOALS FOR FY 2014

Tupelo Regional Airport

Tupelo, Mississippi

The Tupelo Regional Airport, operated by the Tupelo Airport Authority, Tupelo, Mississippi, hereby publishes a proposed overall goal for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for FY 2014 for the Tupelo Regional Airport. The proposed overall goal is 9.38% for all FAA-AIP funded projects for FY 2014, with the three year goal of 10.07%. The methodology used in developing this goal is available for inspection at the Office of the Executive Director, Tupelo Airport Authority, 2704 W Jackson Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM until 4:30 PM, or available at www.flytupelo.com. The Authority will receive and consider public comments on the proposed goal for 45 days from the date of this advertisement. These goals are established in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26. Written comments may be forwarded to the address sited below or via FAX (662)-841-6571.

 

Joshua Abramson
Executive Director
Tupelo Airport Authority
2704 W Jackson St.
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Last ANA 747 final stop in Tupelo, MS

Silver Airways to Exit Tupelo

Silver Airways to Exit Tupelo

Tupelo Regional Airport has learned that Silver Airlines filed a 90-day notice of its intent to discontinue scheduled service between Atlanta and five communities, including Tupelo.

On April 9th, Silver notified that they wish to discontinue air service out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama (MSL); Greenville, Mississippi (GLH); Laurel/Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PIB); Tupelo, Mississippi (TUP); and Meridian, Mississippi (MEI). Silver states “While we have announced our plans to exit these particular markets, we remain interested in serving any community or airport where we can operate economically,” said Pflieger.  “The plans announced today are a necessary and important component of our strategy to continue building a best-in-class next generation regional airline.”

To read the letter Silver sent to DOT and the effected Airports click HERE

Airport officials have talked to Silver Airways and have been assured that Silver is committed to flying until a replacement airline can be found.

The Airport has dedicated a webpage to the progress of air service selection HERE

Our People Count Public Safety Chief Norris Robbins

2014 Airport Full Scale Drill

A BIG! Thank you to Universal Asset Management, Tupelo Police Department, Tupelo Fire Department, Mississippi State Guard, Itawamba Community College, and TSA for a successful drill.

Chief Norris Robbins being sworn in as a Public Safety (police) Officer

Great day for Tupelo Regional Airport Fire Chief Norris Robbins being sworn in as a Public Safety (police) Officer.

Airport Emergency Exercise Scheduled

PRESS RELEASE

- For Immediate Release -

Airport Emergency Exercise Scheduled

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at approximately 3:30 PM, the Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) will conduct its triennial full-scale airport exercise. The exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to occur every three years. The exercise is designed to test the response capabilities and effectiveness of emergency personnel including law enforcement, fire and medical representatives. The exercise will have two stages; one involving the airport terminal, and the other involving an aircraft incident that occurs on one of the Tupelo Regional Airport ramps. Volunteer role-players will serve as “victims” and will be “made-up” to provide “realistic-looking” levels of injury, to fully engage first responders to either scene. The exercise is expected to last between two and three hours. Media will be on site and allowed controlled access to the exercise locations.

Joshua Abramson C.M.
Tupelo Airport Executive Director
b – 662-841-6570 ext.162