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AIRPORT SUMMER CREW – APPLY NOW

The Helena Airport is looking for help on our seasonal summer maintenance crew. For an application, click HERE. The summer crew is in charge of maintaining all of the grounds around the Airport, including the terminal, tenant buildings that are leased to other agencies, hangars etc. They also assist the Airport maintenance Department with small jobs such as painting, cleaning etc.

To apply, fill out the application that is provided above and return to the Airport Administration offices on the second floor of the Airport Terminal building.

AIRPORT & TERMINAL UPDATE PRESENTATION

To view a recent presentation by Jeff Wadekamper, Airport Director, providing updates on a number of topics going on at the Airport, click HERE.

AIRPORT SNOW & ICE CONTROL PLAN

For more information on the Helena Airport’s Snow & Ice Control Plan, which includes details such as plowing priorities, information on the new Runway Condition Assessment Matrix put out by the FAA, as well as what to expect from Airport maintenance crews, click HERE.

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR UPDATED PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) APPLICATION

Click here for documentation regarding the updated amendments for the Helena Regional Airport’s PFC application.

SMOKEJUMPER STATION IS NOW OPEN!

The Helena Regional Airport is pleased to announce that Smokejumper Station – a full service restaurant and bar, is now open!  Smokejumper has also opened the Smokejumper Landing inside Security, a coffee shop with grab and go food options.  Coming soon is the  Smokejumper Market, a convenient place to grab last minute gifts, refreshments, sundries, as well as a bagel and sandwich bar. For more information visit their Facebook page, or call 406-417-1965. Smokejumper Station also provides catering services for any type of event with a full bar and ability to travel to destinations within 100 miles.

SMALL COMMUNITY AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT GRANT FUNDRAISING EFFORT

The Helena Regional Airport Authority is excited to ask the community to be part of an air service recruitment effort to provide more flights through the Helena Regional Airport. In order for this effort to be successful it is essential the community supports this new service in the form of a financial guarantee in addition to letters of support. The Airport will apply for a Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Grant in 2017, which will help provide funds as part of the airline incentive package. In order to secure a grant, community financial support is required, as Federal regulations prohibit airports from using airport generated revenues for airline incentives. This form of recruitment is being used all over Montana and other communities nationwide to expand air service options. The following facts outline this effort:

Additional Air Service Focus: Expanded service to Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) with focus on a morning departure/night arrival to provide more efficient connectivity, couple with new service to Portland International Airport (PDX), which is currently ranked as Helena’s #2 passenger origination/destination airport, right behind Seattle which is ranked #1.

Targeted Airline: Alaska Airlines

Local Fundraising Goal: $100,000 towards revenue guarantee, $25,000 towards marketing

Anticipated Timeline:

  • Local Fundraising – December 1, 2016 – March 1, 2018
  • Make Application for DOT Grant – Spring 2017
  • DOT Grants Awarded – Spring of 2018
  • Airline Service to Begin – TBD – Likely Not Until 3rd Quarter 2018

Donations Process: The Airport is accepting pledges for financial support at this time, with funds to be collected within 90 days of the airline service announcement.

Complete Community Recruitment Package To Be Offered:

Revenue Guarantee (Federal DOT – SCASD Grant) $500,000
Local Community Match (Minimum of 20%) $100,000
Local Marketing Support $25,000
Total Financial Support Package $625,000

If you are interested in being part of this community-wide endeavor but need additional information, or would like a presentation made to your organization, please feel free to contact Jeff Wadekamper, Airport Director, at 406-442-2821 or by email

ADDITIONAL AIR SERVICE INFORMATION:

Click here for Grant Pledge Forms. Please return completed forms to the Helena Regional Airport Administration office at 2850 Mercer Lp. Helena, MT 59602

Click here for the 2017 Small Community Air Service Development Grant Presentation.

Click here for the Boyd Group International (Global Air Service Consultant) Presentation on Helena Air Service from their August 2016 market study of Helena Regional Airport.

FAA AIRPORT CONCESSIONAIRE DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (ACDBE) PARTICIPATION GOAL

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 23, as amended, The Helena Regional Airport has submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal of 0.01% for Federal Fiscal Year 2016-2018. The Helena Regional Airport expects to meet the ACDBE goal for car rental concessions through race neutral means.

Documents in support of this goal are available for public examination at the Helena Regional Airport, 2850 Mercer Loop, Helena, MT during regular business hours in the Airport Administration Office until March 31. Comments will be accepted until April 30.

Please send comments or inquiries by mail to the Helena Regional Airport, 2850 Mercer Loop, Helena, MT 59602; or via email .

Helena Airport FY16-18 DBE Goal Methodology.

 

FAA DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PARTICIPATION GOAL

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 23, as amended, The Helena Regional Airport has submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal of 2.64% for Federal Fiscal Year 2016-2018. The Helena Regional Airport expects to meet the DBE goal through race neutral means.

Documents in support of this goal are available for public examination at the Helena Regional Airport, 2850 Mercer Loop, Helena, MT during regular business hours in the Airport Administration Office until March 31. Comments will be accepted until April 30.

Please send comments or inquiries by mail to the Helena Regional Airport, 2850 Mercer Loop, Helena, MT 59602; or via email .

Helena Airport DBE Goal Methodology Concurrence Letter.

Final FY16-18 DBE Goal Methodology.

 

REAL ID

Montana driver licenses do not meet the federal “REAL ID” standards.  However, domestic travelers will not be required to meet those standards until October, 2018.  For updated information on the REAL ID, visit TSA’s website or https://dojmt.gov/driving/mvd-faqs/